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17655 Harvard Ave, Irvine, CA 92614-8548
+1 949-261-1016
10:00 - 21:00
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405 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I visited with friends (about 8 of us). I had two different types of fish tacos, and they were excellent (especially the grilled). The sides were also good, and I appreciated the salsa bar selections. The counter staff was friendly. I hope to visit again.

Thank Darren D
Irvine, California
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134 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Rubio's is located in the Ralphs Shopping Center off Harvard and Main in Irvine. Since its so close to my house I usually call ahead and order the food to go. Its always fast and fresh. Wife tends to like the Blackened Salmon with Spanish Rice and Black Beans and kids go with the kids meals, and I prefer the... More 

Thank Aero E
Long Beach, California
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421 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

i like to come here for the Mexican seafood theme. Most of the time I just get the fish taco combo meal which is batter fried fish in between soft tacos. Oh by the way this is one of the few fast food chains that serves beer(Mexican brands like Pacifico).

Thank Hoben01
Irvine, California
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124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

I love the food at all Rubios, this one as well. The restaurant is very clean and in a convenient location. The staff is really friendly especially the manager who makes you feel very welcome. I have one complaint. Why do you have to close so early. 9 pm on a Friday and Saturday and 8pm on Sunday. Some people... More 

Thank JCStolz
Irvine, California
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

the service here is five star and the fish tacos are excellent. i have neve had a bad meal here and the staff is very friendly! the food is great and i have to say it is the best fast food mexican in these parts or any where else for that matter.

Thank timhoeve
Fort Worth, Texas
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146 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

I visit my son and family in Irvine, CA. often...they know Grandma needs a fish taco, daily! Since I am from Missouri, fish tacos are a rarity and not so good! I love Rubios, all of them, and the salsa bar puts them ahead of all the others. Fresh food, fast, many other choices, all excellent! Come East, Rubios, please.

Thank 63901pb
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

Their food is very good. Their fish tacos are awesome, especially the new ones with the corn. Salsas are outstanding. Everything seems so fresh. Service was great both times we went, even though we showed up with a large group right before close one night. Eating out on the shaded patio was very nice. Restrooms were nasty. Refried beens were... More 

Thank cobrandy
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

First try at fish tacos.....delicious! A fast food restaurant - not fancy but the food I tried was very good and relatively inexpensive. And it is within walking distance of the Hyatt Regency Irvine.

Thank kellystrips41
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2008

Rubio rules with its original Baja-style fish taco with crispy beer-battered Alaska Pollock and shredded cabbage on a corn tortilla. $

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, American, Seafood, Healthy
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17655 Harvard Ave, Irvine, CA 92614-8548
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-261-1016

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