RUBIA Taberna y Steaks

4
33 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Rubia delivers a humble dining experience with a menu showcasing premium cuts of Rubia Gallega beef, with thoughtfully selected wines and curated cocktails to compliment this Spanish inspired restaurant and bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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CatherineP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a casual mid-week lunch of snacks and tapas. Good service.

RUBIA Taberna y Steaks
Responded on August 9, 2021

Dear CatherineP, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience at RUBIA, and we’re pleased to have been able to serve you. We do hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, The RUBIA Team

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adrian
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

For an establishment that markets themselves as a higher end restaurant and with the price to go with it, the service and quality waiting staff fell short.
The constant reminder of the table to be returned at 8pm by every staff that came to the table every 10 minutes was a too much and literally killed the mood. And when 8pm came, the floor wasn’t filled until 8:30pm! I little juggling and moving around by the management team could have made the experience from a 1 star to at least 4 stars. I saw one couple came and was seated a table in the corridor, they requested another table on the otherwise rather empty upper floor, they were told all tables were fixed and they decided to leave. The staff really need to be more flexible and adaptable in these situation. I doubt that couple will come back for more, I certainly wouldn’t.
Food was above average but on the more expensive side for the quantity and quality. We opened a bottle of wine and asked if we can move downstairs to finish the bottle. The English speaking staff said it’s all full downstairs (which wasn’t by the way) and we were like, are suppose to skull the bottle? We tried another staff and he manage to squeeze us in downstairs and we were out in 15 minutes. Just 15 minutes made all the difference.

RUBIA Taberna y Steaks
Responded on July 14, 2021

Dear Adrian, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. At Rubia, we appreciate all feedbacks from our guests. Due to the current regulation, our policy is a strict 2-hour dining time. Our team have to remind guests about this, but we do apologise for your experience of feeling rushed, and will implement training to improve guest experience. We also noted of the incident you mentioned and will follow up with the team regarding service standards. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon.

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Gwyneth
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Won't recommend, very bad service, keep saying the table is available only till eight, but apparently no one is coming after eight.

Also steak is overpriced

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Lola
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A small gem in the middle of Hollywood Road. Friendly staff, quality food, great atmosphere. A place to go when you want somewhere nice and chill for a good conversation.
Save space for cheesecake!

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Jooo
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food were all very salty and poorly seasoned. Very overpriced for what they were.

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Misspiggy
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A bit too noisy. A bit too expensive

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Eddie
Hong Kong
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My 3rd visits already and still do not disappoint.

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AroonM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi. Great restaurant.
Good meats and lovely ambiance.

Look forward to going back soon

RUBIA Taberna y Steaks
Responded on June 16, 2021

Hey AroonM, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we're happy to hear you had a good time with us, and hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, The Rubia Team.

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NatNat
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lived in Spain myself I can say that this is by far the best Spanish spot I’ve been to in HK. Flavours is just right and not overly salty.

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KayJin
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We sat on the second floor of the restaurant, and its safe to say that all the staff there were absolutely miserable.

Understanding that it's a busy night and by no means expecting impeccable service, never have I ever experienced worse service in Hong Kong. The staff were not only rude with terrible attitude, but disrespectful, condescending and extremely extremely aggressive.

When asking for our order to be taken or our first glass of water (after being seaten for over 30 minutes), the waitress would incessantly roll her eyes and huff and puff aggresively at me as if I was asking for something ludicrous. My friend and I were too afraid to even ask for our second refill of water - and of course, never got it.

Another server who brought our food out, literally slammed every single one of our dishes down on the table. It was so jarring and violent that the one and only courteous server had to awkwardly apologize on her behalf. This then prompted her to sarcastically YELL "ENJOY" at us as she continued to throw the rest of our dishes on the table. She did many other extremely rude things serving us and cleaning up our table as well.

It was clear they were only interested in waiting on specific tables, to the point where the other guests had to let them know that I had my hand up for service first.

Needless to say I will not be visiting Rubia again. The food was not bad, but not worth the horrendous attitude and awful service to say the least.

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CChy
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service is a bit not up to standard. We appreciated that the waitress kept reminding us we were running out of time to enjoy our meal. Nevertheless, it gave us pressure to finish and celebrate our friend’s birthday in a rush. We tried to understand that as the restaurant was very busy last night.

RUBIA Taberna y Steaks
Responded on June 16, 2021

Hi CChy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Here at Rubia, we appreciate all feedback from every guest who walks through our doors. Unfortunately due to the current climate and restrictions, our policy is a strict 2-hour dining time. Especially on busier nights, our staff have to remind guests about this, but we do apologise for your experience of feeling rushed, and will implement training to improve guest experience. We do hope to see you again. Best Regards, Rubia Team.

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TekT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience1

for the same price, i would recommend LA RAMBLA at IFC.

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Maggie
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice vibe, cute classy interior design, good to go with a group of friends

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OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Tapas was very good but the Rubia rib-eye steak was only adequate.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tapas are good

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OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food

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Steaknight
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very good Steak, Tapas and Burger.
Especially the Burger is good value for money.

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vipDavidehkg
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The quality of the meat was excellent, but it was not hot when it arrived and the plates were cold. Therefore a little disappointing as it has the potential to be so much better.

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Ginic
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try black fideos with prawns! It's absolutely fantastic!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Thailand
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not bad but choice of food n service can be impoved

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Luisa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The huevos rotos is a must! This guys knows exactly what they’re doing! Everything was impeccable!!!

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Petkee
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was pretty decent, for the appetizers we had the Heurvos (eggs), Steak Tartar and the grilled Octopus (the latter and former were very good). For mains we had the rib-eye steak.
The service was just okay, at times the staff didn't seem that attentive, often requiring me to wave at them numerous time before they noticed. With three servers, serving 6 tables of 2 people in a relatively small area, it should be to hard notice a customer wanting some service.
Finally it would of been nice, if the corkage waiver was buy one bottle and free corkage on one bottle, like most restaurant. At Rubia it's buy two one free ... given can only serve two people at the moment, hard to drink 3 bottles in one seating. Doesn't quite make sense.
Decent food, but doubt I will go back, cause of the patchy service and silly corkage policy.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are great, especially at the bar. The food we had was delicious, fresh and tasty. Atmosphere very good. Will definitely be back. I do not usually write reviews but I really enjoyed myself and I am sure you will too.

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PeteC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food overall excellent. Appetizers very good. Tuna tartar especially good.

Steak was good but we were told did not have tenderloin so we could not order it. This was a bit awkward as we were told this after the tenderloin was recommended and we ordered it.

Sweet peppers that come with steak are a stand out. Really really tasty.

Music in restaurant was very loud. As this is a nice restaurant music should be more subdued.

Service was very good. Waiter made good recommendations.

I would recommend this restaurant and will return.

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Elly
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Overpriced and lacked atmosphere. Good was good but steak servings are small.

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RanjanM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and serviced
superb spanish pinot noir wine

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CharlesL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four guys four Rib Eyes kinda lunch. Price seems reasonable with the quality of its food being top notch.😃

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Quiqui
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. The steak was very well done & the chorizo potato salad

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CKFU
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Being the only customers in the restaurant we received a royal treatment but our waiter was obviously well-trained about the dishes on the menu and the wine list. The two of us ordered 3 tapas to start and one main course to share. Both quantity and quality were top notch. The highlight was the warm blue cheese cake dessert which certainly ranks highest among those we’ve tried around the world. The only glitch is the wine list which is a) not well selected and b) poor value when compared to Pica Pica.

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JACQ
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The steak is so good and the price is reasonable, but less choice for tapas.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Music was a bit loud - i think the volume can be turned down a bit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Date night

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eater
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food in general is good but I feel less Spanish touch from the menu.
I do love the décor but the seating is quite tight in terms of space between other tables.
maybe can add some jacket hangers?

The restaurant locates in a very noisy street and my dinner has been accompanied by 2 extra noisy groups which really overwhelmed me and exhausted me.

in terms of food, space and price, Pica Pica is a still one of my favorite.
best
kang

FAQs

RUBIA Taberna y Steaks offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 2889 1199.

RUBIA Taberna y Steaks is rated 4 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.