When Rubio’s Coastal Grill, home of The Original Fish Taco®, turns 40 on Wednesday, January 25, California, Arizona and Nevada locations will celebrate the company’s Baja roots. The community is invited to enjoy throwback pricing, 99¢ Original Fish Tacos®, the launch of a new, “remixed” Fish Taco, ’80s-inspired prizes and music.
Ralph Rubio tasted his first fish taco as a college student during spring break in San Felipe. He brought the recipe home, opening the first Rubio’s in Mission Bay in 1983. Fish Tacos were 99¢ back then, and will be again on January 25. Proceeds benefit WILDCOAST, a non-profit organization working to conserve some of the world’s most significant coastal and marine ecosystems in the U.S. and Mexico.
On January 25, Rubio’s Rewards members can participate in a contest, both in-store and online, to win ’80s-inspired gear and free Rubio’s. Fifty winners will receive limited-edition Rubio’s bomber jackets, and other prizes. Rewards members earn entries for every visit January 23–29.
Rubio’s has become the #1 fish taco brand, credited with starting the fish taco phenomenon in the U.S. In celebration of the 40th anniversary, Rubio’s “remixed” The Original Fish Taco, offering a new version of the original favorite. The Baja Grilled Fish Taco features grilled mahi mahi and a special Baja sauce.
“When Rubio’s opened 40 years ago, putting fish in a taco was pretty revolutionary,” said Rubio’s Co-Founder Ralph Rubio. “Today, The Original Fish Taco is still our most popular, award-winning item, and we’ve sold over 270 million of them. We’re going strong and look forward to 40 more years.”