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Rubio's

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4 Embarcadero Ctr Ste 101, San Francisco, CA 94111-4106
+1 415-986-9001
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09:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Los Angeles, California
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155 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here a several times. I like the bowls for lunch. They are healthy and hearty. Although very crowded during lunch, there is ample seating. I also like that they have a large selection of menu choices.

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Thank travelmaven_7
Bradenton, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I tried this place twice during a recent stay in the Embarcadero area. The good parts of my visits were super-friendly staff and quick service. But the food had a processed and bland taste. Had a feeling my shrimp and chicken were zapped in a microwave. OK in a pinch, but disappointing.

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Thank snorinmom
Orange County, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

If you like Rubio's, this is no different. All the same stuff. I love the Mango Iced Tea, and in the city, it's hard to find iced tea when I'm traveling. Good service, food was hot, and correct. Great location next to tons of shopping options in the Embarcadero.

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Thank djlanman
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I really enjoyed this place. I got a great meal and it was reasonably priced. the place was clean and comfortable. it did take a while for my friends plate to arrive--I think because it was seafood. They also forgot to put the guacamole on my tacos, but the food was so tasty that I didn't even realize it until... More 

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Thank DJ N
San Jose, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

All Rubios has great Mexican seafood at great prices. What makes this place stand out is the location. This is the best Mexican seafood you can get at the embarcadero at reasonable prices. Parking validated for the underground garages at Embarcadero. But, the place closes early - 8 pm.

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Thank ramesh b
Greater Manchester
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161 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We had tried to get a place to eat at the Harbour but there were queues/lines at every place so we wondered inland and found this place. It looked pretty basic but we were hungry - so glad we took the plunge! It is a cheap and cheerful set-up but our food - sea bass with lime and chilli sauce... More 

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Thank ShazyD
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

For the price this is a real winner. Freshly cooked fish tacos is for me the ultimate fast food. Healthy and tasty. It's a no brainier. Any trip to SoCal is not complete without a trip to Rubios.

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Thank Swipabd
Kolkata, India
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134 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

This was our first day in San Francisco and we were looking for a nice cosy vegetarian place for lunch. This place is right in the Financial district and one of our friend suggested this place. We highly recommend this place. We ordered One Veg Bowl, which was highly recommended and very healthy. We also ordered there mexican enchiladas(veg), Nachos,... More 

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Thank TripHipHop
Sunnyvale, California
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Mostly famous for Fish Tacos but haven't tried yet. Tried the California chicken Bowl and enchiladas and they were very nice and for fresh. There is a bar for all types of sauces which is good. The waiting time is a little long.

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Thank Kunal K
American Canyon, California, United States
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156 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

I generally order my food to go. The black beans are very good; I also enjoy the tacos, especially the chicken ones. Great value.

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Thank Sandra F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
09:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 20:00
Thursday
09:30 - 20:00
Friday
09:30 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Embarcadero Ctr Ste 101, San Francisco, CA 94111-4106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-9001

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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?

Staying in Financial District

Neighbourhood Profile
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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