On Wednesday night some of my friends got together for a little get together at one of the local Rubio’s restaurants. It was dubbed an “Economy Dinner Night” due to one member of our group of friends, Jason Murillo, works for the corporate office of Rubio’s which is here in San Diego (or rather Carlsbad to be more specific). He was able to allow us all to get together and use his 50% off employee discount.
Rubio’s was started by a fellow San Diego State University Alumni, Ralph Rubio, on the basis of a fish taco inspired by the fish tacos Rubio tried and loved on a surfing trip into Mexico. Rubio brought the concept north of the border and hasn’t looked back ever since. His fish tacos were a huge hit here in San Diego and the company has been expanding out to bring the concept of fish tacos as well as many other Baja inspired menu items to all parts of California as well as Rubio’s restaurants in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. I remember being very hesitant to try my first fish taco, but I was hooked and I usually offer to take my out of town friends to try one, although I’ve had a few just not be able to wrap their minds about fish being inside of a taco. It’s their loss because they’re quite good.
Wednesday night’s get together was a lot of fun. A good chance to socialize and catch up with several friends I haven’t seen in a while. We then even took a trip over to nearby Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream shop. A couple of the guys chose to drive, most of us just walked over. Unfortunately, Maggie Moo’s had no sugar free options for me, but it’s okay, I was enjoying the company and was pretty full from my meal over at Rubio’s.
Those of us that walked over headed back to Rubio’s to collect our vehicles and it was a fun chance to get out. Many thanks again to Jason for the really awesome discount at Rubio’s and to all the other guys for the fun time meeting up. And many thanks to Jason for the photo I’ve used for this blog entry.