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Mexican, American, Seafood, Healthy
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437 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Good food

The food is good about the same at all other Rubio's. Have no complaints would eat here again. Staff friendly

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Starlet S
Carlsbad, California
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  • Families with children
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Kernville, California
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little place with tastfully healthy food. The prices were easy on the pocketbook and the decor was very comfortable. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to even clean off our plates, which is usually something you do yourself. If you are lucky, you can sit by the fish tank. A well maintained salt tank... More 

Thank KernLodgeSue
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Went there for lunch. Wow, food was really, really good. Lunch size servings (just right). Will really look for other Rubio's around our area, and be sure to go back to this one.

Thank BJWca
Kihei, Hawaii
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78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We usually really like Rubios but this location was really lacking. From the limited seating, to the low quality of the food.... we were very disappointed! We didn't go back and we usually eat at Rubios several times when in San Diego visiting.

Thank Maryl54
Carlsbad, California
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181 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food is good about the same at all other Rubio's. Have no complaints would eat here again. Staff friendly

Thank Starlet S
Arroyo Grande, California
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Rubio's is a chain in Southern California. It is quick & fresh. Nice salsa bar. Comfortable local eatery

Thank Krebsy724
Tiverton, Rhode Island
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222 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I love Mexican food. This chain is good but it is a chain restaurant. If you come here to eat try the fish tacos...it is their claim to fame

Thank Joe G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I often go for the Ma and Pa places when it comes to fish tacos...so I stumbled upon this Rubio's on my last trip, and it was even better than I remembered.

Thank TGrec
San Diego, California
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99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

There IS one place better than Rubio's.. and that is the Encinitas Fish House. But the two can;t really be compared. Rubio's is quick, inexpensive and very consistent. Try the Mango Habanero Mahi-Mahi Tacos. Best tacos this side of Rosarito.

Thank FlySleepEat
West Sacramento, California
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were staying at the Holiday Inn Express just down the street from the hotel. Ordered takeout and enjoyed our meal back at the hotel. Rubio's are always good for a decent, casual meal.

Thank 23davidb12345
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806 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

They used to be the King of Fish Tacos ... not anymore! There are now more authentic places with better tacos ... but this is a San Diego classic and does hit the spot if you need a Fish Taco fix and are not close to a better place!

Thank METRUN360

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 437 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: 858-259-9611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Seafood, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?