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5005 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 91901
+1 619-445-0698
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Mexicali, Mexico
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

According to the company web-site, Ralph Rubio used to go to Baja California to surf and, on one of his visits, discovered fish tacos and brought the recipe back to San Diego. The original Rubios taco stand is now a chain. We like to stop at the location in the Viejas outlet mall on our way between San Diego and... More 

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Thank John D
San Diego, California
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433 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the healthier Mexican restaurants with indoor and outdoor seating. Great healthy menu with a lot of choices and a great place to sit and just relax. Afterwards you can check out all the outlet stores in the mall.

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Thank Perry H
San Diego, California
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We really like fish tacos, and if your at Vejas mall and want a quick bit, where else RUBIOS. Good and not to expensive.

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Thank carl j
Alpine, California, United States
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

All the fish tacos and regular menu items: salads, burritos, quesadillas from this chain you would expect. Located near the water feature in the center of the Viejas Casino Resort Outlet Stores. Fun for the kids on a hot summer day while Mom and Dad shop.

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Thank Claire G
San Diego, California
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

I love this place! In the outlet center, and a welcome place to take a break with a beer and a taco. Always reliably great food.

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Thank Kate S
La Jolla, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

Very good food for the price. If you like Rubio's you must try the Original Rubio's on Mission Bay, "Especial".

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Thank Nettiea1
Rochester, Minnesota
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406 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

Nice place, quick and convenient. Lots of nice places to sit outside at the mall. Fish tacos were great as well as the beef. Wide variety of condiments. Loved their mango Iced tea. They also cater.

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1 Thank Gwen G
Tehachapi, California
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258 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,354 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

I was in the mood for some fish taco's so my wife and I went to Rubio's. I ordered the fish taco's and savored every bite. My wife the the chicken enchilada's and said they were great. Excellent friendly staff.

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16 Thank melsdad2002
Descanso, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

Rubios has excellent food. Their fish tacos are outstanding, and are especially a bargin on Tuesdays after 2:30 when they are half price. The place is immaculate, and service is top rate. The only concern,and it is not Rubio's fault, is that is you,and your possessions are not safe when you enter Viejas,best to go there with a group,and during... More 

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4 Thank James M
Alpine, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

Great food at the Viejas Outlet mall. Fun to sit out by the fountain to have lunch. The best fish tacos in San Diego.

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4 Thank Buffy66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food, American, Seafood, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5005 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 91901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alpine
  • Phone Number: +1 619-445-0698

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