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Rancho de Tia Rosa

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891 N. Higley Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296
+1 480-396-8787
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 194
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch with an old college buddy and his wife.

Atmosphere was great and service was great. Food was not as "Mexican tasting" as I thought it would be. Still good but not great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Bruce W
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Mesa, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
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364 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Prescott, AZ
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Ditto for what Karen just said. I can't get to anything else on the menu because I like the shrimp tacos so much. I miss the Taqueria in Mesa, but this new place does have take out.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've been going to this restaurant and it's ancestors for around 30 years. I had a shrimp taco on my first visit and fell in love. Large shrimp cut into bite-sized pieces are sautéed in butter and honey, topped with an amazing pineapple salsa and placed in fresh soft corn tortillas. Don't make a decision about this place until you... More 

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Arizona
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

$15 for two "OK" seafood tacos? No rice/beans - just two lonely tacos. Yes $15. Some East Valley people ADORE Tia Rosa, and I have been probably a dozen times because everyone always wants to go there. I just don't get it. The food is nothing special, it is really expensive. Happy to acknowledge that the atmosphere is nice, and... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Atmosphere was great and service was great. Food was not as "Mexican tasting" as I thought it would be. Still good but not great.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A group of 5 went for lunch, 2 of the 5 had lunch specials, 1 had a quesadilla, and two others had meals $12-$15 range. We had 4 alcoholic beverages and 1 soda for a mere(HA) $105. After leaving we realized we were probably charged the tip even though we were finished eating and 4 others joined us and ate.... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

OMG! This is THE best place for a wonderful Mexican experience. It all starts w/the atmosphere, then the hospitality of staff and the best part is the food! You can enjoy the beauty of colorful flowers as you sit outside or the beautiful decor inside. It's a win win situation either way!

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Carstairs, Alberta, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Every time we are in and around it is a MUST to come to one of my favourite restaurants. The attosphere and service is always incredible. Love the low carb lettuce wraps. Can't wait to go there again on our next trip!

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Mesa, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

It was extremely unorganized and poor service from the beginning. Entrées served at random and food extremely poor in quality. Many disappointments duding this birthday visit. Completely forgotten about with a reservation and had to wait for 30 min. When I called to speak wuth the female owner she said she had a restraunt to open in 5 min and... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I've been to both locations several times, including two large group parties for my work. The food is excellent.I love the mole enchiladas. The chips and salsa are good. It's funny because it's so simple, but the cheese crisp is fantastic. I could eat a whole one on my own. The margarita selections are well-rounded. I don't know too much... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My wife and I stop here many times for their lunch specials. You cannot beat the $6.99 lunch specials which includes rice and beans or in my case I order all beans. We both order the Chicken Burro with Green Sauce for $1 more and man is that good. The chicken is moist the sauce has a sweet tinge to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 891 N. Higley Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Gilbert
  • Phone Number: +1 480-396-8787

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?