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9500 Gilman Dr, Price Ctr Food Ct, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093-5004
+1 858-784-0508
09:00 - 18:00
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Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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La Jolla, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I visit this Rubio's location at least once a week. Their fish tacos and California bowl salads are always a favorite.

Thank Darryl T
La Jolla, California
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422 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Rubio's is famous for it's fish tacos. But, in comparison to the smaller Mexican restaurants in town, it has a limited menu. But what they do have is very good. Very good, indeed.

Thank Papafish92037
New England
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106 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Adore this litte taco chain. Eat there whenever I visit California. Boston could use these. I'd happiy trade in Chipolte for a Rubios any day.

Thank Megan B
Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

It's a nice Mexican fast food. I really recommend the fish tacos, they're tasty. If you're in a hurry, this is a good option.

Thank Heliow
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117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

well priced. great fish tacos, as I had read on other reviews. our son loved his enchiladas, as well. wish we had one in Atlanta.

Thank platinumforever
Bishop, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Great menu and fast, friendly service. We brought my daughter & her family for a late evening dinner. We chose this place as it was a favorite of theirs.

1 Thank Leo P
Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

In the food court of UCSD, super crowded and hard to get seating, but the food was fine. If it were $1 cheaper I'd up the rating.

1 Thank kates4638
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619 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

If you go to Rubio's, you'll notice they feature a speciality fish taco which is low calorie, and very tasty. I had the Fish Taco Especial which allegedly comes with guacamole and a side of beans. I saw the refried beans, but hardly any guacamole detected. Still, it was delicious. It would have been nice if the counter order taker... More 

Thank mshbnyehud
Paris, France
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173 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014

I'm from San Diego, which is the home of Rubio's. I don't normally go for fast food but Rubio's offers good quality food and healthy choices! It's reasonably priced and quick service! I would definitely recommend it!

Thank Leesa G
Visalia, California
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Like I said good fish tacos, good food in general for fast food. Wish I had one where I live. Fast, clean, sensible prices.

Thank Bruce T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Mexican, Fast food, Seafood, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9500 Gilman Dr, Price Ctr Food Ct, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093-5004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-784-0508
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?