rubio’s california bowl / utc

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  1. Lol Rancho Cucamonga! I don’t know why, but I still remember the first time I’ve ever heard of that town. I was on the way to a church retreat in the church van and someone points out, “hey we’re passing Rancho Cucamonga!” And the name sounded so funny that I thought someone was making it up or butchering it. I look up and there’s the sign, Rancho Cucamonga.

    I love fish tacos. It’s one of those things that I did not like when I first tried it. It was not made yummy. And I never tried it again until years later when I had a bite of a friend’s and it was actually yummy! A poorly made anything can ruin a person’s experience and impression of a particular food. That was when I was younger. I am a lot more open to try again somewhere else if I did not like something at a particular place.

    • David says:

      Hi Miss Kim,

      It’s so funny – I still have to tell people where Rancho Cucamonga is half the time when I bring it up, haha! I’m surprised that city sign isn’t stolen more often as a novelty item.

      I totally agree with you on execution! I’ll go only to certain locations even if it’s the same restaurant because their cooks are better. I’m a nerd like that.

      Thanks for your comment! 🙂

  2. Lynn says:

    Rubios is one of the few chain restaurants that I go to. Not only do you get free food during your birthday, but every couple of months they are introducing a new flavor that you can ‘RSVP’ to try. I’ve gotten a spot easily the last couple of times. Although, it’s currently ‘half’ for you, and half for a friend (if you bring someone). And I like their fish tacos! Maybe I’ll do taco tuesday tonight…

    • David says:

      Hi Lynn,

      That’s so cool – I didn’t know about that!

      I’ve been meaning to also check out the Rubio’s Test Kitchen that they have here in San Diego. I know that they often try out their newest recipes exclusively at this restaurant.

      P.S. I love taco tuesday! 🙂

  3. Faye says:

    I’ve been to UTC and I thought the Rubio’s was inside the food court? And you would have to stand around, waiting for them to call your number, before you get the food?

    Your pictures are simply beautiful. Did you use your own camera or a phone?

    I used to frequent Rubio’s with sis when they had the langostinos. I love how they’d tout it as lobster too. Aren’t they more crawfish than lobster. And it wasn’t cheap either at Rubios.

    I think the local Rubios next to us remodeled. They now use real silverware.

    I went to Harry’s in LJ the other day and remembered your review 🙂 Hope to see more posts from you Minion!

    • David says:

      This was the other UTC-area Rubio’s over next to the Sprinkles – not the one in the mall where they make you awkwardly stand between the salsa bar and a Proactive skincare booth. The ambiance at this one is a lot nicer.

      Thank you for the photo props! I used my iPhone5s for all of the shots. It’s a surprisingly capable camera – I’ve even done some video work with it. I think that it works really well as long as you’ve got lots of sunlight.

      I totally have a huge bag of langostinos in the freezer right now! I’ve used them for homemade tacos and pasta dishes. They are definitely the poor man’s lobster, haha, but tasty nonetheless.

      Allison and I just went to Harry’s last Sunday for breakfast! I’ve decided that when I’m 65-70, I’m totally going to be one of those guys that has a reserved seat at the counter where the waitress knows your name.

      More posts to come soon… One day I may have time to debut “Minion Mondays.” 🙂

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