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“Quick decent if not exactly authentic”
Review of Rubio's

Rubio's
Ranked #29 of 83 Restaurants in El Cerrito
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
El Cerrito, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Quick decent if not exactly authentic”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

This restaurant is a Mexican chain located in a shopping center (El Cerrito Plaza). It is definitely better than a Taco Bell and the food is quite fresh and tasty -- food is better than a Chevy's as well although it's an order from counter type place. Their enchiladas and burritos are good as are their chips. A cut above standard Mexican for the East Bay.

Visited August 2012
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Berkeley, California, United States
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“Not Really Mexican food”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

Okay, its a chain and is ok for what it is. Last Thursday afternoon I had the healthy chicken burrito-except, there wasn't any chicken. It was okay for what is was but not what I ordered. Perhaps they should call its Rubios Gringo hangout. The fish tacos are bland but the salsas do give it some life. They do have Mexican beer, which puts way ahead of Taco Bell. Service is too slow.

  • Visited June 2012
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Pinole
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“Rubio's is essentially a chain that is...”
Reviewed December 12, 2009

Rubio's is essentially a chain that is set up to upstage Taco Bell, which means better tasting, slightly higher prices. My favorite is the fish tacos with lime!

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“Chain fast food. No table service. Good food, try the fish or shrimp tacos!”
Reviewed October 3, 2008

Chain fast food. No table service. Good food, try the fish or shrimp tacos!

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