Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Rubio's - Review and Give-away

Home of the Original Fish Taco


It was so hot on Friday. Nothing sounded good for dinner. I certainly didn't want to cook. We loaded up the kids and went to town for dinner (so unusual that the kids were literally shocked).

The sign said Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill and I wondered how different it could be from the other "Fresh Mexican Grill" restaurants that I've tried. I'm a fan of the others so I was fully expecting to love Rubio's too. What I wasn't expecting was that Rubio's offers a very different menu and that I loved it even more than I thought I would. The restaurant had a beachy, California feel with lots of natural light and plenty of seating.

Rubio's was empty when we arrived with our entire family last Friday afternoon. The restaurant was clean (including the bathrooms) and the servers were happy to help us. The friendly server helped us go over the menu and made suggestions for our brood. With so many of us, we ended up ordering a little of practically everything.

After we ordered our food, the restaurant started to fill up with other patrons. We found a quieter back corner to settle in and wait for our food.


I ordered the Pacific Mahi Mahi Burrito. It was filled with blackened fish, corn, rice, onions, cabbage, guacamole and delicious chile sauces. I shared with Utah Dad. We both loved it. He was supposed to give me one of his Grill Gourmet Steak Tacos but he was enjoying them so much that he only remembered to give me half of one. It was so delicious that I was a little irritated.


Thomas loved his chicken quesadilla and the fresh made guacamole and only had a little leftover to share.


Amberly, always adventurous with food and a lover of seafood, enjoyed the Atlantic Salmon Burrito.


Neal is super picky about food but he devoured the Classic Steak Tacos.


The little girls shared a plate of Classic Steak Tacos. They especially enjoyed the chips.




Since, Rubio's is famous for the Original Fish Taco, I got one to go with my meal. I've never had anything like it before. I wasn't sure what to expect. But I loved it and have been craving another one ever since.

The fare was perfect for a hot summer day. Fresh and filling without being heavy, we all enjoyed the blending of exciting flavors.

Have you eaten at Rubio's before? It is time to stop in and get some lunch. Try the fish taco. Really.

One reader will win a 
$20 gift certificate to Rubio's

To enter leave a comment on this post. You can get up to 2 additional entries by sharing this contest on social media. Just leave an additional comment for each time you share. The contest will be open to entries until Friday, July 5th at 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments and announced on the blog on Saturday, July 6th.

18 comments:

Rheanna said...

Looks yummy! I need to go :)

Rheanna said...

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Bekah said...

Oh I love Rubios! pick me! They also have a great birthday club (free meal)

Julie said...

This is one place where I can go locally and eat fish because their fish tacos are great. Usually, I cannot eat fish at fast foot places. Hope I win!

Nicole said...

Love rubios. Love 1.50 fish tacos on Tuesdays too...

vivian said...

i love rubios! yum!

lonnie braby said...

Love Rubio's!

Mom of 12 said...

Love their fish tacos!
Sandy

Candice said...

Oooh! Me! Me! Me! I loved them when I lived in Vegas, and I'm so happy they're here now!

Laura said...

Always wanting to try new places-especially with fish tacos!!

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Laura said...

Shared on FB!

Yvonne said...

I was looking at the rubios sign tonight and thinking I should try there sometime!

Kerri said...

Me me ! I like rubios

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Stacie said...

I have not eaten at Rubio's for a long time. Looks like it is time to go back. This would be perfect for date night!

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