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7530 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
+1 858-454-0068
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible0%
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“shrimp tacos” (4 reviews)
“fast food” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Healthy
7530 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I took East coast friends to Rubio's to enjoy fish tacos because that's just part of the experience when visiting La Jolla or southern CA. As much as I love Rubio's fish tacos though, the new quinoa/mango salad caught my eye and I'm glad I...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Good size restaurant of the Rubio's chain. They serve the SoCal fish taco in various form - fried, grilled fish, shrimp, lobster. I like Rubio for a quick SoCal bite.

Thank gzau
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Fast food doesn't get any better than this, as a matter of fact it rarely gets this good. If you like Mexican food, especially fish or shrimp tacos try this place. The other night I had a Ono taco and a Shrimp taco. The only...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lots of parking in front. Has lots of choices in Mexican foods; excellent quality. Service is excellent.

Thank PeterCacioppo
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I stopped in one afternoon for a quick bite. I tried their wild salmon tacos and was hooked. I went back several times afterward to try their wild salmon burrito and a special offering of wild Mahi Mahi tacos. The food is consistently good and...More

Thank RBinDC2016
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We go here quite often, the staff is great, the place is big and the food is always good. Keep up the good work

Thank TheLindes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

rubios is a great place if you have large groups, just came up from the beach. This place is a Mexican and it is very cheap and value for money. I would recommend this place to anyone with kids, families, or big groups. Or if...More

1  Thank 12345Amazing12345
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This Rubio's location has never been especially good, but in my last visit, the portions were smaller and the service was poor. I used to enjoy Rubio's fish taco's, but not anymore.

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Never returning to this restaurant. The employees were nice and efficient. However, I ordered a cheese enchilada combination plate. Beans and rice were fine. The cheese in the enchilada only filled about 50% of each tortilla. I feel that I was robbed! Never again. I...More

Thank Angelica S
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We stopped in for lunch while visiting La Jolla. This was a great compromise since we all wanted different things. The prices were a little higher than normal for fast food, but the food was really good and filling. It is much better than other...More

Thank Melissa80020
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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: 7530 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-0068
  • E-mail
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.