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2604 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1205
+1 760-434-6298
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
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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Staff is nice, food is tasty and inexpensive, outdoor seating a plus. Cons: lunchtime it's swarmed with high school kids

Thank ivedonethat
Lake Mary, Florida
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2016

I ordered the California Bowl (a bed of white rice topped with lettuce, beans, guacamole, and fresh salsa) and chose the grilled shrimp to top it. It was a generous serving with all fresh ingredients and the shrimp were sauteed perfectly. It's fast food in that you stand up to order, then wait at a table with a number and... More 

Thank Leila J
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2015

We always go here for great fish tacos. Nothing fancy but a great place to grab a bite on the way to the village.

Thank MeOkieGal
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Food was good. It must have been after the lunch rush since it was hard to find a clean table. The floor was sticky and had food on it. The men's restroom was in dire need of some cleaning. The person at the counter was not rude but definitely wasn't friendly. Would eat here again but wouldn't expect much as... More 

Thank Andrew M
San Diego
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2015

This Rubios is very well managed. The staff is efficient and professional. You order at the counter, take your number, get your drink and salsas, sit down, and they bring your food to you. I like that they use real plates and silverware so it feels like a more upscale dining experience - not plastic or styro containers if you... More 

Thank JenK56
Columbia, South Carolina
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2015

We use to live in San Diego, CA 15 years ago and frequent Rubio's then for their great fish tacos, shrimp burritos and varied salsas. We finally returned to San Diego and our first stop was Rubio's and it was just as good as we remembered 15 years later! Very fresh food and you can even grab a beer! Excellent!

Thank Evonne G
Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2015

I've eaten lunch in this place twice now. I was surprisingly impressed with the healthy options when my initial thought was this place was another fast food. While they are fast, their menu is awesome. I love the fact they have the calorie count in each meal, I also love the fact that their restaurant is spacious. It is also... More 

Thank Lourdes G
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a good restaurant, very good tacos with fish, tasty sauce and limon. It's very simple, healthy and good , the staff is nice. Very cheap for service and meal and sometimes they have reduction so run there.

1 Thank JaCklyn Rachel B
Dubois, Indiana, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2014

Big portions, great taste and a friendly staff. We had the lobster and steak tacos and it was exellant.

3 Thank Christine H
Jefferson City, Missouri
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Place needs help on customer service and food plating. Always great food and quality just need some finishing skills. The girls here sometimes u can really tell they don't like their job

1 Thank god69father

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, Fast Food, Seafood, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2604 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-6298

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?