Rubio’s: 1535 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 – This Location NOW CLOSED!
Rubio’s Coastal Inspired Fresh Mexican Food opened up a location on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale in what used to be a location for Lime, another Mexican fast food restaurant. There is plenty of parking and it is an easy location to get to. The restaurant is bright and airy. The only issue is if you have never been there before there is not really a space for you to check out the menu without being in the way of people. All of the food is made fresh and the service was with a smile. Customers were greeted by the manager was very nice and helped us with ordering since it was our first time there. The menu is a mix of salads, burritos, tacos, and bowls and they are known for their seafood dishes.
I had the Classic Chicken Tacos. Rubio’s Classic grilled chicken tacos are made with grilled all natural chicken raised without antibiotics topped with their handmade guacamole, salsa fresca, shredded cheese, crisp romaine lettuce and creamy chipotle sauce. Served on a warm corn tortilla. I chose to have the Two Taco Plate with two sides (lightly sea-salted chips, citrus rice). The rice was nice and fluffy and the citrus gave it a nice punch which was refreshing. The chicken was tender and well seasoned and the cheese and guacamole added to the flavor. There was a little too much lettuce, but still very good. The chips are nice, I just wish there had been a side of guacamole for them. Jerry ended up having the Burrito Especial with Steak. Rubio’s burrito especial with grilled all natural steak is made with their handmade guacamole, citrus rice, black beans, lettuce, roasted chipotle salsa, salsa fresca and chipotle sauce. Wrapped in a toasted flour tortilla and served with a side of tortilla chips. It was a large portion and definitely filled him up. The steak was well seasoned and the rice inside of it helped make this a true meal. He could not put it down, and said that all the flavors meshed well together.
There is plenty of seating, both inside and out. And this is a great place to do take-out as well.
Pricing: $-$$ for lunch or dinner