Rubio's Baja Grill, San Diego

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    Rubios: Inventor of the fish Tacos

    by tampa_shawn Updated Nov 10, 2013

    I gotta start this review by saying I am a restaurant snob and detest anything that remotely resembles a chain. So while Rubio's is a chain restaurant it is California's chain and a San Diego Institution so while you are here check them out.

    They are said to be the inventor of the fish tacos and they do a good job with them. The best time to visit is Taco Tuesdays where their normal fish taco is only $3 and their is a special on the fish taco combo meal.

    Favorite Dish: Fish Taco

    Address: Several Locations

    Directions: Throughout San Diego

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    Rubios Baja Grill: Favorite of Fresh Fish Taco Lovers and Others

    by lmkluque Updated Jan 24, 2013

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    Rubios is a chain restaurant, is very popular. Here you'll see a sign offering lobster tacos on sale, for $1.99! If your budget prohibits a lavish meal at some of the nicest restaurants in town, there are plenty of healthy "fast food" places to choose from such as Rubios. However, as prices continuely rise, expect to pay quite a bit more than this fantastic "sale" price for a lobster taco. The last time I had a fish taco here, the taco plate was $7.95 (2012)

    While trying to find out the exact address of this location, the closest I could find was at the Hall Of Justice. This might mean that the Hillcrest location has closed. Until I check it out I will include the downtown address for you and will ammend this page when I get the facts.


    Yes, the Hillcrest store and even the downtown location has closed. However, the nearest to downtown locations still open are.

    Rubio's POINT LOMA
    3555 Rosecrans Street
    San Diego, CA 92110
    (619) 223-2631
    Rubio's SAN DIEGO - Fashion Valley Mall
    7007 Friars Road
    San Diego, CA 92108
    (619) 718-9975
    2075 Camino De La Reina
    San Diego, CA 92108
    ( 619) 299-6502
    Rubio's MISSION BAY
    4504 E. Mission Bay Drive
    San Diego, CA 92109
    (858) 272-2801

    There are no Rubio's nearer to the downtown area any more, but several are near popular tourists spots so check their website before you venture out. It's an inexpensive place for a quick meal.

    Favorite Dish: Fish Tacos are the speciality here and they taste very good. There is a pretty good selection of other items to choose from, including beef and chicken.

    If interested in stopping at Rubio's I suggest taking a look at their website to see what coupons they offer, this can cut down the price you'll pay too.

    The photos are of the old Hilcrest and Chula Vista locations, but will give you and idea of what type of place this is. Sort of Mexican, " on the beach" feel.

    Address: 2075 Camino De La Reina, 92108

    Directions: Near Mission Valley Mall and many other locations throughout San Diego

    Phone: (619) 299-6502


    Hillcrest Location--CLOSED
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    Rubio's Baja Grill: Carne asada tacos

    by anagrettel Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I like the fresh and relax environment, a trip to the beach cannot be complete without a stop at Rubios, it just make my day, and even if I live here in San Diego it make me feel Im on vacations.

    Favorite Dish: carne asadaStreet tacos

    Address: Several Locations

    Directions: Many Throughout San Diego
    In the photo is Rubio's From Fwy 15 at Miramesa exit to the west

    Rubios Miramesa Food

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    Rubio's Baja Grill: Fish Tacos!

    by acemj Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Yeah, yeah, they have all kinds of tacos and burritos at Rubio's, but if you're coming from out of town, you have to try the original fish tacos! Yum. I know it might sound strange if you've never heard of it, but the marriage of beer battered fish and a warm corn tortilla actually works really well. It's the perfect beach food and goes great with an ice cold beer.

    Address: Several Locations

    Directions: Throughout San Diego

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  • Great Mexican Chain

    by CDNgirl Updated Mar 22, 2006

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    There is a mexican chain restaurant called Rubios that has great takeout. And it's not too spicy!! You can chose how hot you want your salsa to be, which is very important to this Canadian with very sensitive taste buds!! And price is really good for the Mexican food you get.

    Favorite Dish: I'm not a fish fan, but the town raves about their fish tacos. I prefer chicken, and the chips and salsa are a must have.

    Directions: Just about everywhere; I usually got to the one just off Mission Bay Blvd. on Grand Ave since thats where I usually stay.

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