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515 El Camino Real, Ste 110, Menlo Park, CA 94025-5199
+1 650-326-6691
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Menlo Park, California, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a huge Baja fare fan this menu is almost to die for. Most of the time everything is perfectly cooked and dished up with precision and freshness. Now and then, however, ingredients are assembled out of balance and you get an almost sloppy kitchen job impression. I continue to be a return customer but this place is a bit... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I enjoy many of the salads and bowls. The small touches like serving their food on "China like" plastic bowls and delivering the food to the tables is nice. The Menlo Park store remodeled recently and is very comfortable.

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Thank carolfishmince
San Carlos, California
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271 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The menu has a few special dishes that make this taco place above average, including the Salmon Chimichurri tacos. But the burritos don't measure up to the local competition. All in all, a good and clean place with bright decor.

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Thank Larry v
Highland Park
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Good Mexican style fish tacos that are fresh and filling. The food hits the spot and is very tasty. The special for the night was terrific.

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Thank David S
Calistoga
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

As I was at the counter I noticed an employee walk in from the street and place her handbag under the counter. She immediately went to the prep area and started preparing orders using her bare hands. After watching her scoop lettuce with her bare, unwashed hands and place it on top of a tostada I walked out.

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Thank Calistoga Grower
menlo park ca
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

The seafood tacos are fine, no longer outstanding. The portion sizes, as taco fillings, reduced noticeably a couple of years ago. I think they count each morsel now. Sides of rice and/or beans are available, unfortunately the rice is always room temp. It's fine for taking a fast, sit-down solo lunch break or feeding the kids after soccer practice. It's... More 

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Thank carol22b
Redwood City, California
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134 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

Lunch at Rubio's was a a real treat! Casual eat -in or take-out, plenty of parking, clean, friendly efficient staff and delicious food! We had the mahi mahi tacos and the shrimp and avacado tacos! They were so good, made fresh to order! I can't wait to return to try other items on the menu!

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Thank bbtapper
Menlo Park, CA
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Rubio's has a large menu of seafood tacos. Most places have one option, here you have many. If you like fish tacos try Rubio's, if you've not had fish tacos, start here. I've been here a half dozen times and enjoy it. They give double tortillas on the tacos, easier to handle. Mexican beers, good salsa bar. I've never had... More 

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Thank arntrip
Atherton, California
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

If you are visiting the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area for a short time, don't waste your time with Rubio's. It's not bad, but there are better fish tacos at a number of different places nearby, especially Sancho's in PA. Rubio's will give you a decent but ultimately forgettable meal. I don't know of anyone who's ever raved about it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Healthy
Meals
Lunch
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 El Camino Real, Ste 110, Menlo Park, CA 94025-5199
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-6691
Description
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?