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“Rubio's has come back after a stumble” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rubio's

Rubio's
2604 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-6298
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Ranked #110 of 324 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Oceanside, California
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Rubio's has come back after a stumble”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We have been going to Rubio's in Carlsbad for years. A few months ago, we made our usual trip and the food was just not the same. Something had changed and the taste was just not there. We stopped going for a while and then stopped in last week when friends were visiting from out of town and they wanted some of those "great Rubio's fish tacos". We warned them about how the food had "slipped" a bit but went anyway. Well, Rubio's is back now - a great menu, fish tacos are tasting great again. Yay! Now we can continue to enjoy the service and food just as we always have. Thanks Rubio's for recognizing that you were slipping....Although, you might rethink the removing of the senior and military discounts....With all the military around, I think our businesses owe them at least a bit of a discount.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Rocky R
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English first
San Diego Area
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121 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Rubio's New Improved Menu IS improved!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Rubio's has revised the way they prepare their food, and it is a great improvement! The fish tacos are delightful and crisp, unlike recent times when they were not always so. New menu items pop up every time I go, so it's fun to try the new offerings. Taco Tuesday, after 230pm, is an especially good value.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank bobblevins
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Brampton, Canada
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wish we had this in Canada!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Everytime I come to California, I HAVE to make a rubio's visit. The first time I tried Rubio's was a few years ago and tried fish and shrimp tacos and I absolutely loved it! It's never a successful California trip without making a rubio's round.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank empss
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good if you like fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Fish chicken and steak. Good chips and salsa. Good nachos which is what I had. Myself, I am not a fish person, but my husband loves it here.

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Mininova
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San Marcos, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Are you hungry for fish?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A place to sink your teeth into fish tacos. They also have other items of the fish sort, and beef and chicken for those who don't eat seafood. Beer is always fresh and cold and the salsa is good.

Visited December 2012
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Thank guetman
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