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13504 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-4716
+1 858-486-7833
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
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Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The food here was fresh and delicious. The staff were very friendly. The Salsa bar had a wide variety. Ambience was nice and clean. Good value for money

Thank KSatyanarayan
Level Contributor
47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Rubios has the best fish tacos. Friendly staff, clean restaurants and reasonable prices make Rubios a good choice for quality fast food.

Thank Dave E
Pomona, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

I ordered a chicken taco plate with black beans and rice. I wanted the refried beans, but they were out. The black beans were good, but the rice was hard (either old or not cooked properly). The taco was delicious as was the churro and caramel brownie. I was disappointed about the refried beans and rice, which is the reason... More 

Thank Stephanie M
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

These fresh fish tacos are a must every time we're in Carlsbad. We love the salsa and the chips too!

Thank Judy G
Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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220 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

In California you need to try a Fish Taco and this is the place to try your first one. They claim to be the original California Fish Taco, I don't know about that but they are really good. they are reasonably priced too.

1 Thank Harold J
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

When I'm in a hurry and just need some food, I stop by Rubio's and get the fish taco especial (guacamole added). I used to leave there feeling too full and uncomfortable till I learned to only have one tace and nothing else. It is delicious in a pinch and everyone is very friendly. They bring your food out to... More 

Thank lizbopoway
Atlanta, Georgia
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155 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

Can't go wrong with shrimp tacos if you need a quick bite, nice little patio as well. Always make it a point to stop in when I am at my so cal office. Never let me down so far.

Thank RFAD
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012 via mobile

Fast and fresh good quality food. I love their Fiesta salad. Great fish tacos! They are a chain so if you like them here you will like them anywhere.

Thank Kimberly H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
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Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13504 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-4716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Poway
  • Phone Number: +1 858-486-7833

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?