5 Rubio’s Locations to Enjoy Their New Impossible Meat Dishes

I’ve had a love for Rubio’s Coastal Grill since I moved to SoCal over ten years ago. One of the original “fast-casual” dining experiences, Rubio’s began back in 1983 in San Diego’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Just a stone’s throw from Mexico, they quickly became a local’s favorite for the classic Baja Taco. Fast forward to today, and they’re a thriving chain with locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. 

Always on the cutting edge of the latest culinary favorites, I was so excited to discover Rubio’s has just added Impossible Meat to its menu. Calling myself a “Gluten-Free Flexitarian” as of late, I still gravitate towards a plant-based lifestyle. With the array of meat replacements out there, Impossible Meat has become a staple at our home. 

With Rubio’s throughout California, here are five locations to enjoy their newest Impossible offerings. Bon Appetit!

San Diego

Where Rubio’s began. San Diego has become a favorite city of mine over the years, and it’s easy to see why. With a vast amount of diverse districts, you’ll find a whopping 13 locations of Rubio’s in San Diego County. Grab an Impossible California Bowl and head to the beach to safely enjoy. 

Palm Springs 

Believe it or not, I’d never been to Palm Springs until three years ago. The desert escape for the stars back in the day, I adore the foodie scene and mod architecture. Knowing I could be walking where Marilyn Monroe or Rock Hudson did always leaves a smile on my face. Order up an Impossible Taco Salad and eat back at one of the Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels

Long Beach

Where my Rubio’s love officially began! Living in Long Beach’s Belmont Shore, it’s no surprise I quickly became friends with their Second Street location. While it’s currently important to maintain that social distance, order up some Impossible tacos online and take your plates to the beach to enjoy from the car. If you want to set up on the sand, do what we did and enjoy at Rosie’s Off-leash Dog Beach. Hammy and Nova had a blast. 

Marina Del Rey

This past weekend, we did a “test drive” to my hospital to feel as prepared as possible for when I go into labor. This could be any day now. Afterward, I had my mad craving once again for tacos and encouraged Mike to head to Marina Del Rey. A gateway beach city to Santa Monica and Venice, we grabbed our Impossible plates and ate ‘em at nearby Burton Chase Park. Here. you can watch boats sail on by and even catch a glimpse of sea lions on the dock. It was a beautiful (and yummy) afternoon. 


It’s no secret I love this sleeper beach town. Since we just moved to Ventura County ourselves, it’s been awesome to be closer. You can pick up an Impossible Burrito at their Victoria Avenue shop after enjoying (or enduring?) one of the many hike options in town. When I’m up and more able, I’m waiting to do the seven-mile hike through downtown and up to Serra Cross Park once again. 

Try Impossible Meat at Rubio’s 

In addition to the new plates to try, diners can substitute their chicken and steak dishes to try Impossible Meat. Another reason to celebrate? Rubio’s will be participating in National Gluten-free Day on January 13th! Click here to get a two dollars off coupon for a gluten-free entree. 

(*Disclosure: Special thanks to Rubio’s for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.)

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