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38 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4002
+1 650-581-7223
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good55%
  • Average0%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible0%
13 Sep 2017
“Fast food made to order”
5 Apr 2017
“Fresh Mexican food, served quickly!”
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Fast food, Seafood, Healthy
38 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4002
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great spot for a fresh food lunch. Their corn tortillas and ripe avocados make the meal. Good fish tacos and salads.

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Except for the parking on the busy street, getting in and out of Rubio's for a good fresh meal is easy. We had shrimp/fish tacos and they were just like the picture advertised on the wall - colorful, tasty and delicious. Easy to customize all...More

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We just moved to the Bay Area from Toronto, and the first night we arrived we found Rubio's. I am a HUGE Chipotle fan, and this burrito blew Chipotle out of the water! They have a number of different seafood combinations, but I would recommend...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Delicious tacos and burritos, all fresh with fresh ingredients, a smaller version of Chipotle. If you want this sort of food you can't go wrong.

Thank MikeandSarah
Reviewed 6 January 2015

We love rubios. This location was just too slow. 6 patrons in the restaurant and it took 30 minutes for our takeout. The only person that was on it was the young male that took our order. I hope they get some training soon.

Thank mushpins
Reviewed 6 November 2014

As we don't have many Mexican establishments in the UK this was indeed our rare visit to a Mexican restaurant. The wife & I opted for the burritos (one ground beef & one steak burritos) washed down with two beers, churlish not to. Both meals...More

Thank FMBFeering
Reviewed 24 October 2013

It was our first time to this restaurant to support our local elementary school - Sunnybrae as they were having a restaurant sponsor night. We ordered variety of tacos and the kids got the kids meal (chicken quesadilla). The food and ingredients all tasted fresh....More

Thank Danny S
Reviewed 9 October 2013

service is customer service, very professional for a fast food place. clean atmosphere, beyond expectations

Thank Danieleg6
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The counter person came out and gave us a menu when we stopped to read the menu they had posted in window. That got us to go in and give it a try. They have 3 kinds of salsa. The food was good. I think...More

Thank Sel S
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Whats in that sauce They put on those fish tacos??? Put a chemical laden calorie bomb on anything and it will taste good . This is not fresh REAL food! I'm not a negative person but it reminds me of McDonalds and the decor is...More

Thank Brenda_McK_LaMont
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Restaurant Details

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US$5 - US$10
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4002
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-581-7223
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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