Vegan Options at Rubio’s Coastal Grill (Updated 2021)

Vegan Options at Rubio's Coastal Grill

Rubio’s Coastal Grill is a Tex-Mex chain located on the west coast that has some great vegan options. In fact, they have a dedicated vegan menu right on their website outlining their vegan options. They also just recently added Impossible Meat to their menu, so there really is a lot to love on their menu.

You can also tell just looking through their information that they take a lot of thought and care into how they prepare their food. This always makes us feel a little better when dining out at a not-fully-vegan chain restaurant.

VeggL Quick Order

Are you in line at Rubio’s and need to figure out what to order, like NOW!?! Here are the best vegan options that we recommend:

    • Impossible California Bowl – Order with NO Chipotle White Sauce
    • Burrito Especial with grilled veggies – Order with NO Chipotle White Sauce.
    • Mango Avocado Salad with grilled veggies

Full Vegan Options at Rubio’s Coastal Grill


Impossible Entrees

  • Impossible Taco Salad – Order with NO Jalapeno Ranch Dressing (Sub Lemon Agave Balsamic Vinaigrette)
  • Impossible Burrito Especial – Order with NO Chipotle White Sauce
  • Impossible California Bowl – Order with NO Chipotle White Sauce

Grilled Veggie Entrees

Grilled Veggie Entrees features a Grilled Veggie mix that consists of a blend of Cauliflower, Poblanos, Red Bell Peppers, Fire-Roasted Corn, and Red Onion marinated in Garlic, Lemon and Sea Salt

  • Cilantro Lime Quinoa Bowl with Grilled Veggies
  • Balsamic and Grilled Vegetable Salad with extra grilled veggies
  • Mango Avocado Salad with grilled veggies
  • Burrito Especial with grilled veggies – Order with NO Chipotle White Sauce
  • Grilled Gourmet Tacos with grilled veggies – Order with NO Cheese or Chipotle White Sauce
  • California Bowl with grilled veggies – Order with NO Chipotle White Sauce

More Vegan Entrees

  • Chopped Salad – Order with NO Jalapeno Ranch Dressing and NO Cheese (Sub Lemon Agave Balsamic Vinaigrette)
  • Loaded Nachos – Order with NO Cheese and NO Sour Cream
  • Bean & Cheese Burrito – Order with NO Cheese

Vegan Sides

  • Citrus rice
  • Mexican rice
  • Chips
  • Greens with Lemon Agave Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Veggies – blend of Cauliflower, Poblanos, Red Bell Peppers, Fire-Roasted Corn, and Red Onion marinated in Garlic, Lemon and Sea Salt
  • “No-fried” Pinto Beans™ – Order with NO Cheese
  • Black Beans – Order with NO Cheese
  • Quinoa and Brown Rice

Vegan Dressings

  • Lemon Agave Balsamic Vinaigrette

Vegan Kid’s Menu Options

  • Bean & Cheese Burrito – Order with NO Cheese

Extras

  • Picante
  • Salsa Fresca
  • Mild Salsa
  • Roasted Chipotle Salsa
  • Verde Salsa
  • Diablo Hot Sauce
  • Jalapeno Citrus Hot Sauce
  • Fire Roasted Corn

While most restaurants have a cross-contamination statement, Rubio’s has one of the most specific cross-contamination statements we’ve ever seen:

*Due to potential cross-contact when preparing menu items, it is not possible to guarantee meals completely free of any particular allergen or ingredient. The following products are cooked in canola oil in a shared fryer: Beer-Battered Wild Alaska Pollock, Tortilla Chips, Tortilla Strips, Churros, Mexican Rice, Citrus Rice, Chicken Bites and Chicken Taquitos. In addition, most desserts are produced on equipment that also processes peanuts and tree nuts and there may be cross-contact.


Rubio’s Coastal Grill Vegan FAQ

Are Rubio’s Beans Vegan?

Yes. Rubio’s Pinto Beans and Black Beans are both vegan and not made with lard. If ordering as a side make sure to specify no cheese with your order as both beans are served with cheese on top by default.


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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: We’ve only made a couple trips out west and I don’t remember coming across any Rubio’s when we did. We will definitely be on the look out for one the next time we are out west though!

Jen’s Pick: N/A.


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