Longtime Rubio's fan from days when you could count on a super tasty value meal. I've been disappointed the last couple of years and given them a pass because of the pandemic. But no more. Prices are crazy high and the food just isn't any good anymore. The Coastal Trio was cold and the fish(?) Either soggy or chewy - ugh! I'd be willing to pay the higher price, but the quality and flavor just aren't there. Sad... Update 6/30: Sorry to say, sad to report but no real improvement. After being comp'd a meal for 2star review, I tried shrimp trio taco and ate on the patio. Taste and texture better, but third taco fell completely fell apart. I may give a burrito another shot sometime, but for my money I'm looking for Chipotle to re-open and new Mendocino Farms. Encinitas is a tough fast food market. Have seen many come and go...May be time gor Rubio's to bid farewell.
Got the coastal trio and the shrimp bowl. Both were very tasty and fresh with good portion sizes.
The advertisement/coupons are great and all and the food looks fantastic. When actually getting a bowl here the proportions are quite small and yet still fairly expensive. The taste is meh at best, why did you guys lower the proportion sizes from earlier this year. My dinner is now more or less a snack. I?m 6 3? 200 pounds, most places that sell dinner for 12-15$ everything is made in proportions to at bare minimum satisfy someone of my size. I?m always hungry after eating here.
I live Rubio's but three are having a hard time finding reliable employees. They got my order wrong twice. I had to return once to fix it and when I got home it was wrong again.
The menu difficult to understand all that is offered. They have a big poster of a dish but no price and it's not listed on the main menu. I am 'sauce free' in my diet and I caught the order in time to leave the sauce off my taco. This apparently made my order take longer to do. But they also left the sauce off the other one (for my husband) but that's okay. Everyone should go sauce free. I moved here from the LA area 5 years ago. Rubio's is such a SD thing because of the founder. The town I came from only got one in 2010 I think. Up there it's Baja Fresh everywhere. Honestly the fish tacos at Del T are just as good for a way lower price. I hardly ever go to a Rubio's.
This location has messed up my order two times in a row. Very very bad experience. Avoid at all costs unless you are ordering menu items exactly as they are written with absolutely no modifications.
The STREET CORN SHRIMP TACO is one of the best things I have ever eaten! I always switch the tortillas to flour because I like the texture and the taste better. The trio of shrimp tacos was delicious too. I love the Salsa Verde Grilled Shrimp Taco and the Street Corn Shrimp Taco! They are all so fresh and full of flavor. The staff is great, and they did a wonderful job with takeout. I am gonna be dreaming about these tacos. You gotta try them.
Great place to go if you like throwing your money down the drain. Ordered a surf 'n turf burrito for $10.49 and ended up with a rice burrito with a few sad strips of steak and hardly any lobster. I've have bigger, tastier burritos from Cotixan across the street at a better price. The sides of rice and beans were also only slightly larger than cups used for free salsa. Haven't had this issue at any other Rubio's before. Gave an extra star because the place was clean.
Explore our exotic mexican food near the center of Encinitas. We've been offering great seafood for years and our customers keep coming back for more. Find our house specialties once and you'll be back. That's Rubio's Coastal Grill at (760) 632-7395. We'll be waiting for you.
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