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Rubio's Coastal Grill

2675 Gateway Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009-1764
+1 760-476-1442
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good47%
  • Average27%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
26 Aug 2018
“Awesome tacos”
30 Jul 2018
“Decent, Consistent, & Pricey”
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Mexican, Fast food, Seafood, Healthy
2675 Gateway Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009-1764
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

We ate dinner here on the first night of our stay in Carlsbad. The mango shrimp tacos were great. My wife wanted something small so she got the street tacos which were just right. The chips and salsa were good also. There are so many...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dnrdavies
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We patronize this property several times per year for takeout. Indoor & outdoor seating are available, but usually full of families with noisy kids. Thus the takeout. Our most recent pickup was on a busy Sunday afternoon. Phoned in advance and the order was ready,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank SeekingVines
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

As a person the travels quite a bit in San Diego for business appointments…… I really like frequenting Rubio's. Unfortunately the only one that seems to be consistently on point is the one in Carlsbad in the Bressi Ranch area.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Used to really love the fish tacos here. Even bragged that Rubio's was the original fish taco! However, of late the taste of their food is becoming quite plastic for lack of better explanation. Tastes more like the kids meals. The fish tacos are still...More

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank BFAT
Reviewed 13 February 2017

rubios is a local icon. started in mission bay way back in the 70s? they kinda deserve credit for introducing the classic fish taco to americans.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank ndepndant
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Consistently good with good salsa bar. Sign up for the promotions to geat the latest savings and new items

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Bill L
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I enjoy Rubios. They consistently serve good food. Their fish tacos are fresh. Several salsa sauces available. Restaurant is clean. Service is meticulous and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank HawaiiAndi
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Been coming to this location since it opened for regular Tuesday night pilgrimages. Generously sized beer - battered fish tacos and very friendly staff.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Ordered the shrimp burrito was surpisingly impressed. This was my first visit to Rubio's, but definitely not my last. Highly recommend!!!

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Ptowndave28
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Located in a nice outdoor mall. Plenty of parking. Mostly seafood related Mexican food entree's. Pretty much ho-hum. Not bad but nothing to leap out of one's seat about. Rubio's staff was very nice and professional and took effort to keep the place clean. We...More

Date of visit: February 2016
1  Thank LodiWineBob
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2675 Gateway Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009-1764
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-476-1442
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.
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