It seems strange to be reviewing Rubio's, a San Diego staple since it opened its doors in 1983, but it's one of the best chains in SoCal, and as I've said before about chains, many stores just means that the owners did many things right!
I recently did a visit to one of their many establishments throughout San Diego, and was amazed at the quality and taste of their items, as well as being impressed at the selection of healthy items on their menu.
The selection is very nice at Rubio's, with many healthy choices among some classic taco shop staples. I couldn't resist an order of the nachos, heaped with cheese, refried beans, and salsa. The crispy chips held up well to the toppings. Chicken and steak could also be added for more texture and flavor.
My friends are really into their fish tacos, and who can blame them? Rubios is the place to get yummy fish tacos and burritos, either a la carte or as part of a platter. My friend decided to get the platter, complete with beans and rice.
The fish for the tacos is lightly battered and fried, with a delicious briny seasoning. The tacos are not at all greasy, and topped with cabbage and Rubio's signature sauce. Even better, they are now available with grilled WILD salmon! We tried one of the regular, and one with salmon. Spectacular with a delcious chimchurri sauce.
Another of my favorites at Rubio's is the supremely yummy bean and cheese burrito. It's so simple, with refried beans and cheese, with a bit of their mild salsa, but this burrito is downright addictive. It is a must have for me when I visit a Rubio's location.
Last but not least, no visit to Rubio's would be complete without mentioning the green salsa, my favorite component of any visit. It is downright bliss to use as a dipper for the chips!
Rubio's locations are all over San Diego and surrounding areas. To find one near you and try out their awesomeness, go to www.rubios.com/locations.