Pasadena >Food & Dining > Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill
216 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA | Directions 9110134.142163 -118.132258
Neighborhoods: South Pasadena
The flavors of the Baja have a home north of the border with this fast-food fish-taco restaurant. – In Short
After years of traveling to Baja California and enjoying fish tacos at beachside stands, Ralph Rubio opened his first restaurant in San Diego in 1983, banking on the south-of-the-border favorite. Today, Rubio's are located throughout the Southwest serving tacos, burritos salads and more. Baja-style fish tacos are the specialty--beer-battered Alaskan Pollack, cabbage and salsa in a soft corn tortilla. Street tacos (carnitas, carne asada, chicken), quesadillas, nachos and taquitos are other popular options.
Fish tacos are good – I had never had fish tacos before I visited this place. While they weren't seasoned as well as I might have liked, I left the restaurant with a new respect for fish tacos as more than just an alternative to carne asada goodness.
Rubio's – Excellent seafood tacos and burritos! My personal favorite is the lobster burrito combo. Which comes with a side order of beans and rice. A good rule of thumb is to stay with the sea meats, as the chicken tasted rather bland to my standards. I also recommend the fish tacos. Keep your eyes and ears open for their specials. As occasionally they sell fish tacos at 99cents. That price can't be beat! The street carnita tacos on the other hand are real skimpy and don't come with much other than a snippet of cilando and onion.
Blah...nd – Food very bland. Overpriced. So average... I can't even remember what I had eaten there.
The best Fish tacos in pasadena – I like coming here a lot. The fish tacos are great and the salsa that are used on the fish tacos give it a better taste.
This is a cool place to gather with friends because the service is great and the food is delicious.
Very good mexican food – Thisd palce has great food, and its served fast. Prices are decent.
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