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Rubio's Coastal Grill

5620 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4461
+1 760-804-9404
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (34 reviews)
“burrito” (11 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food, Seafood, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
5620 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4461
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Stopped here after visiting the outlets, great food , very clean inside, loved all different sauces, we had chicken tacos which were great . Would defiately return again.

Thank teresa190
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The rating is for fast food, not fine dining. Had lunch here, a seafood trio of tacos, and enjoyed it greatly, and was able to be back at work quickly. Good variety, fresh food, and tastes good.

Thank Len R
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My favorite fish tacos restaurant. Fresh and tasty! I highly recommend the shrimp tacos plate. Fast service and love the condiments.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The fish tacos here cannot be beat! We have traveled extensively and have never gotten any better ones, even at more expensive restaurants. They know how to do fish tacos BEST!

Thank Gayle G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Good food and different. You can chose your own sauces for which they are pretty spicy. Would give it another try

Thank Breezin65
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We had a table of enchiladas, tacos, and burritos and everyone was satisfied. The beans were a bit off season but overall it was great food and great service

Thank Jasmine T
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The food is excellent and affordable. Food is fresh and delectable you would want have more to satisfy your desires! This restaurant is busy with customers.

Thank Oscartess
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I wrap up each shopping expedition with lunch here - always the original fish tacos. I was here last week and even though it was busy, I had my order within 5 minutes. Delicious!

Thank EscondidoGirl
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Rubio's makes delicious fish tacos and shrimp tacos. We liked the flavors and the fresh toppings for each of them. My husband also enjoyed the sauces/salsas for them. For a fast food restaurant, the food was quality. We'll return.

Thank Kayann
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I know...it's fast food, but we love this place so much...we'd prefer this over "fine dining" any day.

Thank Greg H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5620 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4461
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-804-9404
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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