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Review of Rubio’s Ancho Citrus Shrimp Burrito and Gift Card Giveaway
Rubio's Ancho Shrimp Burrito Close Up

Review of Rubio’s Ancho Citrus Shrimp Burrito and Gift Card Giveaway

Review of Rubio’s Ancho Citrus Shrimp Burrito

Win two $7 gift cards to Rubio’s to try their Ancho Citrus Shrimp Burrito

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Rubio’s  became a staple of my diet while I attended San Diego State University

A College Student’s Diet

I was recently asked by Rubio’s to try out their new Ancho Citrus Shrimp burrito. Although I normally do not cover this restaurant format, I have been a long-time fan of Rubios.  While I attended San Diego State University, a large portion of my diet was based on fish tacos. Since Rubio’s had a restaurant on campus, I was a regular customer.  Since then, Rubio’s remains one of my guilty pleasures. Now that I am older,  I have to skip the fried fish.  My new favorite at Rubio’s is their grilled seafoood.  This taste test was right up my alley. 

Rubio’s Ancho Citrus Shrimp Burrito

As I previously mentioned I have to watch what I eat, since I am not longer 21 year-old. The ancho shrimp burrito is 663 calories and 24 grams of protein , not bad for a fairly large burrito. I also like the fact that the Burrito is made with sustainable shrimp.

Rubio's Ancho Shrimp Burrito

Rubio’s Ancho Citrus Shrimp Burrito

The shrimp is pan-seared with ancho chiles, garlic, cilantro, and top with fresh lime juice.  The shrimp is wrapped in a tortilla along with citrus rice, gaucemole, black beans, salsa fresca, romaine lettuce, creamy chipotle sauce and red tomatillo salsa.  The size of the burrito is solid, with the right amount of shrimp to other ingredients.

Ancho chiles naturally are medium heat with a slightly sweet flavor. In the burrito, the Ancho chiles provided a nice flavor layer to the burrito and a subtle, yet persistent, heat. I recommend you squeeze some extra lime into the burrito as you bite, as the acidity added an additional flavor layer.

Rubio's Ancho Shrimp Burrito Close Up

Rubio’s Ancho Citrus Shrimp Burrito Close Up

My Final Thoughts

Although chain restaurants are not normally covered in my blog, I was impressed with their new burrito. What I like about Rubio’s is that they make their beans from scratch and without lard, make their own salsas. The result is always a clean and fresh flavor in their food. Rubio’s ancho citrus shrimp burrito was a nice addition to menu and I would order it again. Have you tried this item? Send me your thoughts and I will publish them right here.


Rubio's Ancho Shrimp Burrito Gift Card Giveaway

Rubio’s Ancho Shrimp Burrito Gift Card Giveaway

Win a Gift Card good for a free meal at Rubio’s

Want to try it? Rubio’s is convinced that my readers will like the new burrito so they gave be two $7 gift cards to giveaway to my readers. The contest is easy, just follow the steps in the Raffle Copter link below.

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About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.


  1. Dying to try the Ancho Shrimp Burrito! Thanks for the giveaway, Tom!

  2. Looks yummy! I love shrimp and this is something that I would love to try one day! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have loved Rubio’s since they only had one little stand in Pacific Beach. It had horrible parking and great fish tacos. It’s been all uphill since then. Fast food or not, they have really good food, with most items made fresh on site every day. Woo hoo!

  4. My family LOVES Rubio’s! WE eat there about every 2 weeks. Great give-away! :)

  5. Wish we had a Rubio’s here! All your posts make me want to move to California and eat my way through the state. LOL

  6. wow, that burrito pic looks incredible!

    rafflecopteR: daniel

  7. Never had fish tacos or fish burritos. The ones pictures looks extremely appetizing!

  8. I regard to 663 calories of shrimp I will add that cholesterol Is more of an issue there .

  9. Those look really good and healthy too! Will have to see if they are in AZ.

  10. When I saw you article, I had no idea these burritos would be so delicious looking!

  11. It does have a lot of protein, but seems like a lot of calories too. Looks good though.

  12. I wouldn’t mind giving that place a try. Are they just in California?

  13. Well that looks pretty yummy. Looks like a great place to eat

  14. I enjoy Rubio’s food, they offer a top notch Mexican style with American creative and varieties!

  15. With that amount of calories and protein i can use it on post workout!! very interesting Citrus Shrimp!

  16. With those amount of calories and protein, i can use it on my post workout, very interesing shrimp! great review..

  17. This just sounds so good. I would really like to try this one.

  18. Yum! That burrito looks so good! I’m a huge fan of Rubio’s and go there all the time for lunch. I’ll have to try that burrito the next time I go!

  19. Mmmmmmmmm … that looks absolutely delicious xxx

  20. That burrito looks so good!

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