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81 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
+1 408-885-9848
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
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Sydney, Australia
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191 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

As far as Mexican fast food was concerned the quality of the food here was very good. Most of the dishes that I have tried were flavoursome and light. Service level was typical of fast food places and acceptable. Have been to the branch in San Jose twice and very pleased that it's now in Embarcadero San Francisco as well... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit, good food, friendly staff and quick service. Good place for lunch. Try the fish burritos!

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Thank Scott H
Roseville, California
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Met my family here while in town. I have been to plenty of Rubios this one was exceptional! Decor was upscale but still keeping with the beach theme. Fish tacos were delicious. Kids had burritos and eating outside was comfortable as was a visit from a one-legged bird begging for the few scraps of leftovers we had.

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Bay Area,CA
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I have visited this location many times and tried the tacos & burritos. Today, I tried the California chicken bowl and it was very good! It had chicken, black beans, white rice, pico de gallo, & avocado. The avocado was fresh and I wished the entree came with chips I could eat it with it. I had a side of... More 

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San Jose, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We visited this fast food restaurant and loved the fish taco plate. A lovely fish taco plus retried beans and tortilla chips all for under $4. Extra sauces free. One fish aco plate was enough for a meal.

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Thank Elizabeth W
San Jose, California
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145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

I had higher expectations of Rubio's than the experience offered. I had the fish tacos, but they certainly were not as good as the fish tacos we make at home. I believe that it was primarily the sauce — a bit too creamy without the spices and slight kick that we put into our homemade sauce. The whole place was... More 

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Norcal
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322 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Have eaten here several times in the past couple of months. I have eaten at several other Rubio's locations and so far, they are all consistent in taste and quality A good salsa bar.... The seafood burritos are worthwhile... I have had the Shrimp, Mahi and the Salmon. They come with chips. The Tacos can be orderd A La Carte... More 

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Thank lwj
Cary, NC
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434 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is your fairly basic Mexican quick service restaurant. The service was attentive. The food came quickly and they stopped by a couple of times to ask me if everything was good and to clear the dishes. The place looks clean. The food was decent (I had the Burrito Special with Chicken). Overall, a good experience

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Queens, NY
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

I stop here every time I'm in California. I always get their fish tacos and they just get better and better. This time, I tried their shrimp tacos too and oh so good!!! Thank-you!!!

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Thank J M
Auburn, California
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

I love love love the goumet taco's here. The salads are great, burritos & chip, yum. Nothing to not like about this one!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Seafood, Latin
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-885-9848
Description
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?