Rubio's

Review by Rosemary Phillips

330 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I had the grilled salmon taco dinner (included tortilla chips and refried beans) without cream dressing or cheese. Tacos came with corn tortillas. I also ordered chips and guacamole. I also had several salsas from the salsa bar. I tested the Tortilla chips with my Nima and they tested Gluten Free. However, I still had a gluten reaction after eating here. I have tried several other grilled fish and grilled shrimp tacos here and have gotten glutened here before. I suspect it was either some seasoning on the fish, the salsa bar or cross-contamination. After reading several other reviews on this app where customers also got glutened, it appears that they grill their food on the same grill where they also grill their flour tortillas, so the risk of cross-contamination appears to be quite high. I have not eaten at Rubio's ever without getting sick. I recommend avoiding eating here until they become more conscious of the needs of Celiacs and people who suffer from gluten intolerance. It appears that little to no precautions are made in the food prep to avoid cross-contamination. Disappointing because their food is actually pretty good and relatively affordable. There is one near my work and all the other restaurants are pretty expensive. However, as we all know, the money savings are not worth feeling like crap for several days.