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NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY - SAFETY ISSUES It's 11:10 of Saturday November 23, 2019. I just finished a long conversation with the customer service representative of Rubio's and they confirmed that they don't provide any gluten free finished dishes. Cross contamination can't be avoided caused the way they manage food and cook food. In particular: RICE is FRIED in the same FRIER of the battered fish. It is absolutely a dangerous process as it contaminate a food that is gluten free and ADD gluten to it. Don't trust managers that will confirm you they will do the best do avoid cross contamination, it is beyond what really they can do. NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY

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Great food at a good price. I researched all the menu items to be sure I wasn't getting any gluten. I forgot to tell them I had an allergy. I got glutend. Sores in my mouth! I'm sure had I not forgotten, I would've had a better experience.

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  • Fast Food
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Takeout

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Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
On Safety

Definitely ask if you want them to change gloves or utensils. 4/5 times they did without me asking! I eat there a lot and have never been sick. They have a dedicated page on the online menu for gluten free items!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

On Quality & Quantity

Tons of options, fresh and delicious. Much better than chipotle.

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Nachos were good with the chicken

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This location is not celiac friendly. The staff seemed unsure about precautions needed to accommodate someone with celiac. I decided to try it anyway after asking them to change gloves and clean the workspace. Big mistake. Definitely got glutened. Do not eat here if you have celiac.

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Ate at Rubios in Oro Valley . Best shrimp tacos ! Must try if celiac .

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My go to fast food in San Diego! Almost all the tacos are made with corn tortillas. I go for the street tacos and ask for no cheese on the beans, and then it's totally dairy free too.

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NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY - SAFETY ISSUES It's 11:10 of Saturday November 23, 2019. I just finished a long conversation with the customer service representative of Rubio's and they confirmed that they don't provide any gluten free finished dishes. Cross contamination can't be avoided caused the way they manage food and cook food. In particular: RICE is FRIED in the same FRIER of the battered fish. It is absolutely a dangerous process as it contaminate a food that is gluten free and ADD gluten to it. Don't trust managers that will confirm you they will do the best do avoid cross contamination, it is beyond what really they can do. NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY

Celiac

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NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY - SAFETY ISSUES It's 11:10 of Saturday November 23, 2019. I just finished a long conversation with the customer service representative of Rubio's and they confirmed that they don't provide any gluten free finished dishes. Cross contamination can't be avoided caused the way they manage food and cook food. In particular: RICE is FRIED in the same FRIER of the battered fish. It is absolutely a dangerous process as it contaminate a food that is gluten free and ADD gluten to it. Don't trust managers that will confirm you they will do the best do avoid cross contamination, it is beyond what really they can do. NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY

Celiac

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NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY - SAFETY ISSUES It's 11:10 of Saturday November 23, 2019. I just finished a long conversation with the customer service representative of Rubio's and they confirmed that they don't provide any gluten free finished dishes. Cross contamination can't be avoided caused the way they manage food and cook food. In particular: RICE is FRIED in the same FRIER of the battered fish. It is absolutely a dangerous process as it contaminate a food that is gluten free and ADD gluten to it. Don't trust managers that will confirm you they will do the best do avoid cross contamination, it is beyond what really they can do. NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY - SAFETY ISSUES It's 11:10 of Saturday November 23, 2019. I just finished a long conversation with the customer service representative of Rubio's and they confirmed that they don't provide any gluten free finished dishes. Cross contamination can't be avoided caused the way they manage food and cook food. In particular: RICE is FRIED in the same FRIER of the battered fish. It is absolutely a dangerous process as it contaminate a food that is gluten free and ADD gluten to it. Don't trust managers that will confirm you they will do the best do avoid cross contamination, it is beyond what really they can do. NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY - SAFETY ISSUES It's 11:10 of Saturday November 23, 2019. I just finished a long conversation with the customer service representative of Rubio's and they confirmed that they don't provide any gluten free finished dishes. Cross contamination can't be avoided caused the way they manage food and cook food. In particular: RICE is FRIED in the same FRIER of the battered fish. It is absolutely a dangerous process as it contaminate a food that is gluten free and ADD gluten to it. Don't trust managers that will confirm you they will do the best do avoid cross contamination, it is beyond what really they can do. NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY - SAFETY ISSUES It's 11:10 of Saturday November 23, 2019. I just finished a long conversation with the customer service representative of Rubio's and they confirmed that they don't provide any gluten free finished dishes. Cross contamination can't be avoided caused the way they manage food and cook food. In particular: RICE is FRIED in the same FRIER of the battered fish. It is absolutely a dangerous process as it contaminate a food that is gluten free and ADD gluten to it. Don't trust managers that will confirm you they will do the best do avoid cross contamination, it is beyond what really they can do. NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY - SAFETY ISSUES It's 11:10 of Saturday November 23, 2019. I just finished a long conversation with the customer service representative of Rubio's and they confirmed that they don't provide any gluten free finished dishes. Cross contamination can't be avoided caused the way they manage food and cook food. In particular: RICE is FRIED in the same FRIER of the battered fish. It is absolutely a dangerous process as it contaminate a food that is gluten free and ADD gluten to it. Don't trust managers that will confirm you they will do the best do avoid cross contamination, it is beyond what really they can do. NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY - SAFETY ISSUES It's 11:10 of Saturday November 23, 2019. I just finished a long conversation with the customer service representative of Rubio's and they confirmed that they don't provide any gluten free finished dishes. Cross contamination can't be avoided caused the way they manage food and cook food. In particular: RICE is FRIED in the same FRIER of the battered fish. It is absolutely a dangerous process as it contaminate a food that is gluten free and ADD gluten to it. Don't trust managers that will confirm you they will do the best do avoid cross contamination, it is beyond what really they can do. NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY - SAFETY ISSUES It's 11:10 of Saturday November 23, 2019. I just finished a long conversation with the customer service representative of Rubio's and they confirmed that they don't provide any gluten free finished dishes. Cross contamination can't be avoided caused the way they manage food and cook food. In particular: RICE is FRIED in the same FRIER of the battered fish. It is absolutely a dangerous process as it contaminate a food that is gluten free and ADD gluten to it. Don't trust managers that will confirm you they will do the best do avoid cross contamination, it is beyond what really they can do. NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY - SAFETY ISSUES It's 11:10 of Saturday November 23, 2019. I just finished a long conversation with the customer service representative of Rubio's and they confirmed that they don't provide any gluten free finished dishes. Cross contamination can't be avoided caused the way they manage food and cook food. In particular: RICE is FRIED in the same FRIER of the battered fish. It is absolutely a dangerous process as it contaminate a food that is gluten free and ADD gluten to it. Don't trust managers that will confirm you they will do the best do avoid cross contamination, it is beyond what really they can do. NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY

Celiac

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Tried it for lunch. As soon as we walked in, we saw a woman cleaning tables and just asked her really quick about gluten free options I explained about cc. She stopped what she was doing to take my order (she said she would do it so I wouldn’t have explain it again) she looked everything up and followed my whole order thru! Food was amazing! I’m bummed I didn’t get her name but she was awesome! Best fast food experience I’ve had since I was diagnosed.

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I live with in a mile of This Rubio’s. They have corn tortillas tacos both meat and fish. I bought a large cup of rice and a cup of beans and 2 corn tortillas. My husband was having lunch at a bagel place and so I ordered takeout. I loved my lunch so glad I found this place. Very tasty!

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I've had mixed experiences here. I would stick to the bowls as others have suggested.

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Your best bet is a bowl. That has the lowest risk for cross contamination. I would still be careful

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Good food. Cashier had to ask his coworker my questions which I appreciate. I did not get sick👍

Celiac

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Not gluten friendly. Not helpful or friendly

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Very good! They have an allergen menu you can ask to look at. Some staff is more knowledgeable than others on gluten free items and substitutions.

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the guy was a little confused on the phone when i asked about gluten free options but as soon as i said celiac disease he knew what to do! he got me an allergen menu to look at and made it in a clean area. it did take longer to make because he wanted to make sure there was no cross contamination but i did not mind that at all! definitely recommend this place

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Most of their menu items are likely gluten free. I’m was ok ordering tacos, but I’m not that sensitive. Staff is not knowledgeable about gluten.

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I was assured my fish taco was gluten free. The shell was corn so it was gluten free. After we were on our way to the airport I opened my taco and took a bite. It had battered fish in it not the grilled! Either the cashier or cook know what gluten free is. Double check this place! I had a light reaction.

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Lady at the counter was well educated in what was gluten free and safe. Great shrimp and grilled fish tacos (on corn tortillas)

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Not knowledgeable but I ordered anyway and asked to change gloves. Although the first person said they did change their gloves, the bowl kept getting pushed down the line by people going straight from flour. Then the fish was added and touched by a guy who just made a burrito. After watching for a few minutes, there’s no way there’s no cross contamination. Got a refund.

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I eat at Rubios for years and don’t get sick. Usually the two taco plate that already made with corn tortillas.

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We were greeted by a gentleman who said " I don't know anything about gluten free."

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this location is closed, seemingly permanently

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There was little here my celiac daughter could eat. The chips are cooked in-house in a fryer with everything else and they wouldn’t make her a quesadilla using corn tortillas. The only “safe” option was the tacos, and my daughter doesn’t eat meat so we left.

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Asked the staff if they have gluten free, and the staff looked clueless , and said, hesitantly, “we can take it out” obviously not knowing what the heck she was talking about. Celiacs should stay away.

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Asked the cook to change gloves while making a taco and asked for gluten free. He came out and told me that A. He doesn't wear gloves while assembling tacos and B. Every square inch of the kitchen is contaminated with wheat. He told me that if it's a sensitive "allergy" that he doesn't recommend eating there as everything has wheat in it. We had to leave and went hungry.

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Chips aren’t gluten free. Cross contamination nightmare.

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This is so far one of the safest places I’ve been to!

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They offer gluten free foods but the cross contamination is insane!! I'm celiac and absolutely sick after I eat a GF meal there and also tell them I have an allergy. Highly recommend to stay away if Celiac.

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They have gluten free items you just have to ask. Very filling and flavorful. This was my favorite place to eat before my allergy and I’m happy I can still go

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Tacos! Yummy. Friendly service

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I wish they would mark things to make it more comfortable. I have had the California bowl several times and find that to be the safest option.

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I have never been sick from this location and they have some delicious options!

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Look at allergy list. wouldn't eat here if your are Celiac. they have wheat in alot of food where is shouldn't be.

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I eat here all the time. Since the menu change, there is SO much I can order and not have to customize! Every ingredient in every salad/bowl is safe (just stay away from the breaded protein choices)!

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very disappointing. Called and was told they have a dedicated fryer for chips. Not true. Everything is in the same fryer. The rice is even put in the fryer. WHY. does not make sense!!!!

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Would give zero stars if I could. I was delivered 3 tacos on flour tortillas after specifying a gluten allergy. After calling with the concern, they were not very helpful or apologetic. I'll be sick for days now.

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I had been apprehensive about eating at Rubio's at first, but when I went in they had the gluten free/allergen list readily available and they were not very busy, so they made accommodations easily. The meal was great, really excited to have another place I can eat tacos.

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I love this place so much. I come here whenever I get the chance if I’m in town. My favorite to order and all I’ve ever tried is the Gourmet Shrimp taco plate. I love their chips and salsa as well. Their food tastes so fresh and I’ve never had shrimp tacos anywhere else, but it was recommended to me and ever since I’ve been in love with Rubios! They are under new management I heard as well so the previous review was a year ago. They have made improvements since I think.

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Pretty good food but when asked if the tortilla soup was gluten free, I was told it was ,"on paper but they fry the tortilla strips in the same vat as breaded fish.

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Allergen list very limited for GF options

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This restaurant shouldn't even be on this website as it is not able to accommodate someone who eats GF. No dedicated fryer so no to the chips and also fry the rice so no rice -but even getting this information was difficult as the place is run by kids who have no idea where to look for the information anyway. DO NOT go here and expect safe food!!!

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Only thing safe I've learned is beans -- no options for celiacs. Rice fries with gluten products

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