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Rubio's Coastal Grill

81 Curtner Ave, Plant Shopping Center, San Jose, CA 95125
+1 408-885-9848
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good78%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fish tacos” (4 reviews)
“burrito” (4 reviews)
“entree” (2 reviews)
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10:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Fast food, Seafood
81 Curtner Ave, Plant Shopping Center, San Jose, CA 95125
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have tried a number of different plates at Rubio's and found them all to be generously proportions and very tasty. The fish and vegetables are always fresh and delicious. It seems the flavor and quality of the food is better than the fast food...More

Thank SeaHoundM
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I went there last Wednesday for lunch and ordered the coastal trio. The shrimp taco was awesome and the fish ones were pretty good also. They have a lot of different salsas. One of the few places that give you a free entre for your...More

Thank Johnny S
Reviewed 28 June 2017

A much better choice for fast food. Healthier low calorie options vs. the burger, taco, sandwich, etc. I had a salad with grilled chicken and my daughter had a grilled chicken taco. Both were very good. Glad to have this available.

Thank Chip144
Reviewed 22 December 2016

As far as Mexican fast food was concerned the quality of the food here was very good. Most of the dishes that I have tried were flavoursome and light. Service level was typical of fast food places and acceptable. Have been to the branch in...More

Thank Sydney2000000
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit, good food, friendly staff and quick service. Good place for lunch. Try the fish burritos!

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Met my family here while in town. I have been to plenty of Rubios this one was exceptional! Decor was upscale but still keeping with the beach theme. Fish tacos were delicious. Kids had burritos and eating outside was comfortable as was a visit from...More

Thank teresaaZ8187WT
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I have visited this location many times and tried the tacos & burritos. Today, I tried the California chicken bowl and it was very good! It had chicken, black beans, white rice, pico de gallo, & avocado. The avocado was fresh and I wished the...More

Thank CARoute66
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We visited this fast food restaurant and loved the fish taco plate. A lovely fish taco plus retried beans and tortilla chips all for under $4. Extra sauces free. One fish aco plate was enough for a meal.

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 7 February 2016

I had higher expectations of Rubio's than the experience offered. I had the fish tacos, but they certainly were not as good as the fish tacos we make at home. I believe that it was primarily the sauce — a bit too creamy without the...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Have eaten here several times in the past couple of months. I have eaten at several other Rubio's locations and so far, they are all consistent in taste and quality A good salsa bar.... The seafood burritos are worthwhile... I have had the Shrimp, Mahi...More

Thank lwj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Curtner Ave, Plant Shopping Center, San Jose, CA 95125
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-885-9848
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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