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“Local chain with very good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rubio's

Rubio's
Ranked #72 of 335 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The first restaurant was opened in 1983 in San Diego by Ralph Rubio and his father, Ray, who started the fish taco phenomenon that spread across the nation. Today, Rubio’s menu has grown from The Original Fish Taco® to include additional chef-crafted seafood recipes that feature shrimp, wild salmon and ono. In addition to sustainable seafood, Rubio’s offers chargrilled chicken and steak, fresh made guacamole and salsas and sauces that are prepared daily.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
151 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Local chain with very good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We ate here for lunch and were quite pleased with our food. Our selections were fish tacos and salads. We would not mind returning to this little restaurant for another quick, inexpensive and tasty lunch during our trip. The location is an outdoor shopping center but be sure to dine outside, making the whole experience all the better! Love this California weather!

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Fresh, delicious Mexican food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

When we walked in, we thought it would be "higher end" fast food. But it was so much better than that. The ingredients were very, very fresh and the meals were great. We don't live in Southern California where this chain appears to be based, but if we did, we would frequent Rubio's.

Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“The original fish tacos are my favorite ite,”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

I like this place, the food is fresh, and the people are friendly. We have dined here many times, and also ordered take-away. Quality is very consistent, and the beer is cold.

Visited May 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always go there when in SD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Rubios is great and a flavor you can't get anywhere else! A must do when you are in the San Diego area. Fish tacos of course are the staple, but everything is great. Add a Stone Ale and you have a true local's meal!

Visited June 2012
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Redondo Beach, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Yummy....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Best Fish Tacos, Awesome Beer battered fish burritos, and yummy lobster salad with the white chipotle sauce. So good!

Visited January 2013
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