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Mahi Mahi vs. Beer Battered

Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill fish taco boxing.

In the top photo, we have the challenger, the $2.99 Mahi Mahi Fish Taco from Rubio's.

In the bottom photo, we have the defending champion, the Rubio's customer favorite, the $1.69 'World Famous' Fish Taco, Beer Batter style.

The Mahi Mahi made the first move. And by that I mean I ate it first. It was elegant, not fried, held a modest weight advantage, and if I remember right, came with a touch of guacamole.

The smaller Beer Batter struck back quick and hard in round two with a deep fried ferocity.

This fight would have to go to the judges. The Beer Batter was definitely less filling, but also less expensive. I theorized that the fried nature of the Beer Batter must be unhealthy. However, when going to the card (nutritional information) both tacos are about the same.

The Mahi Mahi's health advantage having been mitigated, Beer Batter was named the winner, and defended the title.

This Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill meal was rated: 6.1.

Friday, August 04, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for Mahi Mahi vs. Beer Battered

No Photography, Please

After skating past the Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill on Wilshire day after day, it was only a matter of time before I would make an official Burrito Blog visit.

I packed up my camera, and stopped by for lunch.

For the first time in my burrito journalism career, I was asked to stop taking photos inside the restaurant. I had taken only one.

Well, please make that burrito to go.

I got the chicken especial, which comes with black beans, sour cream, and guacamole, but I got mine with no crema. It was pretty solid for a chain - a nice tight wrap but poorly mixed.

Given the ubiquity of Mexican food in Los Angeles, I might not be back, but Rubio's wasn't bad.

This Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill meal was rated: 5.9.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for No Photography, Please

Welcome To Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill

Rubio's has 152 locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Oregon. They're publicly owned, and are traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol RUBO.

While they are seeking franchisees, 147 of their 152 restaurants are corporate owned, the vast majority of which are located in California or Arizona.

After searching for some information about the history or founding of Rubio's, I found only this:

Founded by a fish. I don't believe it.

You can find the menu on the official site, here.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for Welcome To Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill | Comments (9)