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7530 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-454-0068
10:30 - 21:00
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La Jolla, California
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69 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lots of parking in front. Has lots of choices in Mexican foods; excellent quality. Service is excellent.

Thank PeterCacioppo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I stopped in one afternoon for a quick bite. I tried their wild salmon tacos and was hooked. I went back several times afterward to try their wild salmon burrito and a special offering of wild Mahi Mahi tacos. The food is consistently good and well worth the modest prices. I especially liked the variety of salsas offered and the... More 

Thank RBinDC2016
La Jolla, California
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

We go here quite often, the staff is great, the place is big and the food is always good. Keep up the good work

Thank TheLindes
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

rubios is a great place if you have large groups, just came up from the beach. This place is a Mexican and it is very cheap and value for money. I would recommend this place to anyone with kids, families, or big groups. Or if you are just looking for a quick snack to eat or something cheap and fast... More 

1 Thank 12345Amazing12345
San Diego, California
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

This Rubio's location has never been especially good, but in my last visit, the portions were smaller and the service was poor. I used to enjoy Rubio's fish taco's, but not anymore.

Thank Barry L
San Diego, California
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288 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Never returning to this restaurant. The employees were nice and efficient. However, I ordered a cheese enchilada combination plate. Beans and rice were fine. The cheese in the enchilada only filled about 50% of each tortilla. I feel that I was robbed! Never again. I have been to other Rubio's around S.D and this has never been a problem. NO... More 

Thank Angelica S
Broomfield, Colorado
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236 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

We stopped in for lunch while visiting La Jolla. This was a great compromise since we all wanted different things. The prices were a little higher than normal for fast food, but the food was really good and filling. It is much better than other fast foods. The kids meals are large and we all loved the salsa bar.

Thank Melissa80020
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

ALWAYS good, fresh, fast Mexican food at multiple locations throughout San Diego. Try the grilled gourmet tacos! Salads are delicious, too! We go there at least twice a week!

Thank cmcgal
Arlington, Texas
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387 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We stopped in at Rubio's after hanging out at La Jolla Cove. It's like fast food, but a little bit better! The menu is pretty big. I had the Original Fish Taco and the Gourmet Shrimp Taco and they were both great. I thought the shrimp taco was a lil too high priced, but the taste was worth it. My... More 

Thank Williamsland
san diego
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234 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

You have to try the Gourmet Shrimp Tacos: Toasted mozzarella, jack and white cheddar cheese, bacon, avocado and cilantro/onion layered with two chile sauces. They have a winner and it's worth the wait.

Thank airbrush

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 7530 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-0068
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?