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Rubio's Coastal Grill

2675 Gateway Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009-1764
+1 760-476-1442
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good45%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (8 reviews)
“burrito” (2 reviews)
“bressi ranch” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Fast food, Seafood, Healthy
2675 Gateway Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009-1764
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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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!!!

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

Thank LodiWineBob
Reviewed 28 June 2015

There is nothing better for a father than spending time with his son on a Friday night eating take out from Rubio's. I travel out of town a lot on business and my son just wanted Rubio's Street Tacos, Shrimp Burritos and Coronas while we...More

Thank JerryFlanagan
Reviewed 22 May 2015

We've been coming here for years and members of the birthday club and like to come on Taco Tuesdays.

Thank SD_EventPlanner
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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