Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Rubio's Fish Tacos Gets Better and Better
Well, times have changed and now just about every lousy restaurant has a fish taco on their menu - most of them pretty average. And though we owe Ralph Rubio a lot for importing the baja fish taco to the states and onto the menus across the US, I have to say that the Rubio's fish taco has lost some of its luster to some tough competitors like The Brigantine (best fish taco in San Diego) and South Beach Bar and Grill in OB. So sue me if I haven't been to Rubio's in a while, but after coming back I think I'm the one who needs to be battered and deep fried for my long absence.
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Getting shrimp right is hard. Down the street is a incredibly popular Mexican restaurant that was transplanted from Old Town (you know which one) and their shrimp are so rubbery that if you dropped your taco it would bounce back onto your plate like a superball. This Rubio's shrimp taco puts their version to shame - at a fraction of the price.
So I left Rubio's with the same sort of excitement and satisfaction I had years ago when I first discovered them and ordered my first fish taco. Who knew that some of the best seafood and fish tacos were hidden in one of the most obvious spots in San Diego? Go back, rediscover Rubio's and order something new and I'll bet you'll be smiling as big as me when you leave.
Various San Diego locations