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72840 State Hwy 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 773-4780
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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White Rock, BC Canada
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Tried the fish taco special offered on Tuesday. Thought it was very good. We were planning to return to try the tacos, as they looked good too, but didn't make it back.

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Thank travels_frequently
Indio, California
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This place is famous for their fish tacos, but I've never had them, I always order their delicious "gourmet" tacos, the shrimp ones are excellent. You get really good quality meat that is actually grilled not fried (I am from Mexico and get super annoyed when carne asada is cooked in oil). Fresh ingredients, beans are very good as well.... More 

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Thank aairal
Palm Springs, California
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We really like the food, it's very fresh. But having said that, for what it costs, it should be a full service restaurant.

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Thank DesertFoodies
Tucson
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724 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This business is in the shopping center (Town Center) on the first floor. Self service salsa bar, healthful menu options, and fast service. The mahi mahi grilled tacos were excellent; served on a corn tortilla with a tasty thousand island style dressing, corn, and all the toppings.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Not all locations are the same, but this one is a great place for lunch. Busy and popular, food is fresh and delicious. Tried the citrus shrimp and the fish tacos - both were excellent. Salsas also good.

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Thank bredaTraveller
Jamaica
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254 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

The fish taco is why you came. And it is worth it. This location easy to find in a shopping centre. Helpful cashier. Decent prices. Not much more to say than go and enjoy.

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Thank im44
La Quinta, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

On Sept. 19th 2014 the young man who was obviously in training could not make change for a hundred dollar bill. After offering me many ones, I opted to use a credit card. I admit I was distracted with my 8 mos old son and stupidly never asked for my $100 bill back. After I got home I immediately realized... More 

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Palm Desert, California, United States
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

True, Rubios pioneered the Fish Taco concept - but many others have "perfected" it. Now that Rubio's has gone Corporate Franchise, this means your portions are now metered by High School kids and centrally-processed. When a "Mexican Restaurant" charges you for chips and salsa...it's time to return to your favorite Hole-in-the-wall joint. Baja Fresh serves a healthier, delicious grilled Wahoo... More 

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Seattle
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Great service and many healthy alternatives for a casual place to eat. Quick, good food and reasonable prices. Clean, good ambiance and the people behind the counter are great. highly recommend.

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Thank Luvtotravel456
Abbotsford, Canada
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213 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Honestly, for the money, you cannot beat Rubios! Their blackened mahi mahi tacos and chicken salads are made fresh, to order, and are absolutely delicious. I've had Mexican food all over California, and I'd choose Rubios over other, more expensive places. You can even get a cheap Negra Modelo or Pacifico beer to go with your meal! Yum!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast Food, Seafood, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72840 State Hwy 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: (760) 773-4780

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?