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Rosa's Mexican Grill

#31 of 785 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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328 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201-5933
480-964-5451
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 42
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, service and atmosphere

Two friends and I had lunch here. All of us chose shrimp tacos - mango, pineapple and the special, spicy. Each of us liked our meals. I expected to like the tacos but the big surprise was the beans. Really good smokey refried beans. I've only enjoyed rice at 2 Mexican restaurants. Happily, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vconley27
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two friends and I had lunch here. All of us chose shrimp tacos - mango, pineapple and the special, spicy. Each of us liked our meals. I expected to like the tacos but the big surprise was the beans. Really good smokey refried beans. I've only enjoyed rice at 2 Mexican restaurants. Happily, I requested more beans and no rice.... More 

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Thank Vconley27
Mesa, Arizona
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252 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I like their sampler tacos and enjoy the cheese crisps, too. Service is good and prices are just ok.

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Thank DougTMesa
Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I was traveling on business and had lunch with four others here. The décor of the restaurant was very colorful and had a lot of character. Their tortilla chips were just the way I like them - thin and crispy and not oily at all. They offer two excellent salsas - a spicy traditional red salsa, and a sweeter green... More 

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Thank flydrums61
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Great little hole in the wall mexican... 6 of us had a variety of generous dishes.. we all loved them. Two salsas... sweet green and a medium red... both awesome. Margaritas were strong and made just right. Service was fine, a little time to get food , but attentive. .. definitely worth the money and time...

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Thank jmrau01
Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We had being going to the original Tia Rosa's for many years. It was a fabulous place. We understand it had a fire and closed down, when it reopened it had a new name Hacienda de Rosa's Restaurante. The food is still quite good with very large portions (you could share plates) but the atmosphere has changed. It used to... More 

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Thank Maddogs4
Helena, Montana
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were in Mesa for my birthday and I wanted an authentic Mexican restaurant for my birthday dinner. I usually trust Trip Advisor and they didn't disappoint. Great charm, good fresh cooked meals and great waitress! I will come back and have another giant Margarita.

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Thank ScottLockwood
Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Food was awesome service was great staff was a little slow but definetly love this olace and their big burritos

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Thank Sade E
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I lived here when they first opened over 20 years ago. They were great then and still are. Got to have my favorite -the Flying Saucer with their marinated chicken - my friends had fish tacos (also my husbands favorite) and beef tacos. Everything is fresh and delicious.

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Thank HappyTrvlrMn
Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Wow - what a find! From the fresh, hot, plentiful food to the warm and friendly service to the beautiful decor, Rosa's has it all! There are many, many mouth-watering menu choices and the prices are very reasonable. The free warm tortilla chips are thin and crisp and delicious. Whether you sit inside or outside, the restaurant is pretty and... More 

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Thank Sue C B
Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The best Mexican food in Mesa. Small, cozy atmosphere, not like the big chains. And be sure to take home some of their green salsas.

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Thank Richard B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 328 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201-5933
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: 480-964-5451

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?