Our culinary approach combines unique cooking techniques, inventive recipes and delicious ingredients. From searing seafood on an authentic comal to hand-battering our Wild Alaska Pollock, we're always cooking in the kitchen.
A comal has been used in Mexico to infuse food with rich flavors for centuries. Traditionally, these pieces are handed down for generations, becoming seasoned and tempered with time.
At Rubio’s, we grill on the sizzling hot comal to give our fish and shrimp a perfectly seared exterior and delicate interior. We look forward to using it for hundreds of years, too.
It was in San Felipe that Ralph Rubio first tried a fish taco. The crunchy batter he fell in love with was inspired by the traditions of Japanese fishermen who introduced tempura batter and woks to the coastal region in the 1800’s. The rest as they say, is deliciously crispy history.
Today, the sustainable Wild Alaska Pollock in The Original Fish Taco® is still hand-dipped in our signature beer batter and cooked to delicate perfection in our kitchens.
Before we open each day, our cooks are busy preparing handmade guacamole and your favorite salsas & sauces.
To create our handmade guacamole, we mash Hass avocados daily and are mixed with chopped cilantro and finished with a sprinkle of natural sea salt and lime juice.
Our Salsa Fresca, made fresh daily, combines Roma tomatoes, white onions and freshly chopped cilantro. Diced jalapeños bring the subtle heat. We finish it off with fresh lime zest, and a pinch of sea salt.
Our Creamy Chipotle Sauce is prepared by blending our signature white sauce with chipotles in adobo to create a smoky, rich, and spicy sauce.
It’s the little things that help set Rubio’s apart, and one of those little things is the toasted cheese we create specifically for our Grilled Gourmet Tacos, inspired by the authentic street food of Baja, Mexico. We lay a blend of mozzarella, Monterey jack, and white cheddar directly on a hot flat grill until it’s melty, toasty, and delicious. We then lay this on a warm, stone-ground corn tortilla to create the foundation for one seriously delicious taco.
Our beans are cooked in our kitchens daily from scratch. Our beans are never fried, refried, or from a can.
Our pinto beans have a dash of garlic and black pepper, and are mashed slightly during the cooking process to give them a creamier texture that is unique to Rubio’s. Our black beans are prepared with garlic, salt and our roasted chipotle salsa.
They are a source of protein and are a vegetarian option. They are a staple at Rubio’s and one of many great sides you can choose with your meal