Rubio’s Gluten-Free Menu 2024

Here is the complete Rubio’s gluten-free menu.

Rubio’s has a great selection of gluten-free items on their menu. If you’re looking for some Mexican inspired seafood, this could be the place you’re looking for. They do note that due to their preparation environment, some cross-contamination is possible, and a few items such as their tortilla chips use a shared fryer.

Also make sure to get corn tortillas if you are ordering any of their tacos, as the flour tortillas contain gluten. If you’re not allergic but simply looking to avoid gluten in your diet, this could be a great place to try!

Rubio’s Gluten-Free Menu 2024


Make sure to ask for a corn tortilla, as their flour tortillas contain gluten.

  • Grilled Gourmet Taco™ with All Natural Chicken
  • Grilled Gourmet Taco™ with Steak
  • Grilled Gourmet Taco™ with Veggies
  • Classic Grilled Chicken Taco
  • Classic Grilled Steak Taco
  • Rubio’s Street Taco® with All Natural Chicken
  • Rubio’s Street Taco® with Steak

Grilled Seafood Tacos

Make sure to ask for a corn tortilla, as their flour tortillas contain gluten.

  • Grilled Wild Alaska Coho Salmon Taco
  • Blackened Wild Alaska Coho Salmon Taco
  • Grilled Wild Pacific Mahi Mahi Taco
  • Blackened Wild Pacific Mahi Mahi Taco
  • Grilled Gourmet Taco™ with Shrimp
  • Grilled Regal Springs® Tilapia Taco
  • Blackened Regal Springs® Tilapia Taco


  • Shrimp Enchilada, verde sauce
  • Chicken Enchilada, fire-roasted sauce
  • Cheese Enchilada, fire-roasted sauce

Salads & Bowls

  • Chipotle Orange Salad
  • Balsamic & Roasted Veggie Salad
  • Chipotle Ranch Salad
  • Chopped Salad
  • California Bowl with Roasted Chipotle Salsa
  • California Bowl with Salsa Verde


  • Add Grilled All Natural Chicken
  • Add Pan-Seared Shrimp
  • Add Grilled Wild Pacific Mahi Mahi
  • Add Blackened Wild Pacific Mahi Mahi
  • Add Grilled Wild Alaska Coho Salmon
  • Add Blackened Wild Alaska Coho Salmon
  • Add Grilled Regal Springs® Tilapia
  • Add Blackened Regal Springs® Tilapia


  • Cheese Nachos
  • Chicken Nachos


  • Chicken Taquitos
  • Chicken Bites
  • Chicken Taco
  • Mott’s® Applesauce


  • Tortilla Chips
  • “No-Fried” Pinto Beans
  • Black Beans
  • Citrus Rice
  • Mexican Rice
  • Guacamole


  • Chipotle Orange Vinaigrette
  • Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Chipotle Dressing
  • Chipotle Ranch

Salsas & Sauces

  • Diablo Hot Sauce
  • Jalapeno Citrus
  • Chipotle White Sauce
  • White Sauce
  • Roasted Chipotle Salsa
  • Picante Salsa
  • Salsa Fresca
  • Mild Salsa
  • Roasted Chipotle Salsa
  • Tomatillo Salsa
  • Mango Salsa
  • Verde Salsa


  • Blackened Wild Alaska Coho Salmon
  • Blackened Wild Pacific Mahi Mahi
  • Grilled Wild Alaska Coho Salmon
  • Grilled All Natural Chicken
  • Grilled Wild Pacific Mahi Mahi
  • Grilled Steak
  • Pan-Seared Shrimp
  • Blackened Regal Springs® Tilapia
  • Grilled Regal Springs® Tilapia

Rubio’s History

Rubio’s is a fast casual restaurant chain that specializes in fish tacos among other dishes like calamari and french fries. The first location was opened in 1983 at a site on Mission Bay Drive in Pacific Beach San Diego. The company is named after its founder, Ralph Rubio, who together with some of his friends from San Diego University sampled fish tacos at a small stand in San Felipe after visiting the region for a holiday. They were impressed by the idea and decided to open their own restaurant serving the same cuisine back home upon returning.

Rubio’s fish tacos are unique from the rest in how they are prepared and served. The fish is battered, fried and offered in a corn tortilla. For those who want a change, grilled mahi-mahi can also be found at several locations across the country. Currently, the franchise operates more than 100 restaurants with most of them being found in Southern California. In the Los Angeles area, there are approximately 40 restaurants, though Rubio’s has also expanded to four other states including Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.

Additionally, the restaurant serves more than 40 unique dishes that borrow from the traditional cuisine of the Baja region in Mexico. The restaurant chain’s menu has recently been updated to include various seafood dishes such as shrimp quesadillas, lobster burritos and many more. They also serve marinated, grilled chicken and steak.

To keep the costs of opening new locations down, Rubio’s determined that restaurants will only operate within specific cost and size limits. Nowadays, the price to open a typical 2,000 to 2,400 square foot restaurant with Rubio’s is about $380,000. Moreover, through their creation of more than 100 restaurants spread across the country, Rubio’s has proven that it’s a company that can meet all its customers’ needs without compromising on quality even for a moment. Like many other fast food chains, Rubio’s is still striving to expand their market reach by improving their menu and providing promotional items as well.


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Rubio’s has a lot to offer when it comes to gluten-free food. Due to the type of food they offer, most of their menu items don’t contain gluten without any modifications which is great. We do wish they went the extra mile to avoid cross contamination in their preparation environment, but for those who are just looking to avoid gluten, most of their food should be safe to eat. Just make sure to stick to the corn tortillas instead of flour.

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4 thoughts on “Rubio’s Gluten-Free Menu 2024”

  1. This article could use an update. According to Rubio’s menu (which is listed on their website), they use a shared fryer for the glutenous and non-glutinous food.

    That means that they fry beer battered fish in the same fryer as the citrus and mexican rice, the chips, the churros, the chicken bites…

    I am gluten intolerant, which means I’ll get sick if I eat food that touches gluten. I cannot eat Rubio’s chips or their rice, etc. because of the cross-contamination.

  2. Many times Rubio’s was safe. Last night NOT SAFE. I had explained I needed the foil on the grill, the corn tortilla and the mahi. I bit into a FLOUR tortilla. Yes, it started at 5 am and I am still sick. They offered to re-do my order correctly and 20 minutes after re-ordering the food to get the correct order — still no food. We were on our way to an event so I had no dinner. The manager actually SMIRKED at me when I told her I cannot eat gluten. Will never go back unless they change their attitude.


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