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Rosita's Armory Cafe

231 Salinas St, Salinas, CA 93901-2714
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Ranked #42 of 284 Restaurants in Salinas
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 13, 2014
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Back in the early 1980's I was stationed in Monterey with the U.S. Navy. I lived in Carmel & drove to Rosita's all the time to eat!! I loved their food, it was my all time favorite restaurant in CA....I was discharched in 1982 & moved back to Minnesota & I now live in Texas. I have not been back... More

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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have eaten here before; but I would walk by it daily since I was craving another dish. Today I was craving Mexican Cuisine and went in. Great food, low prices, Had the lunch special, added a second taco on the side. There are not to many Mexican places, in town, where you can enjoy lunch with a Corona. My... More

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Salinas, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Good items! Enchiladas , the chile rellenos, the chile verde,not to mention their green salsa going to Rositas is not only good warm Mexican food it is like going for home cooking with family.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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159 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My wife and I dated at Rosita's back in the 70's. It might be we were caught up with each other and, due to moving out of State, have not been back since 1976 but the food seemed a lot better back then. Yesterday, we found the food very average and lacking flavor. The chips were over cooked. The service... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I was in high school in 1970 and Salinas was the land of rival high school sportsmen. I may have sat in this same booth during one of my many carefree jaunts at that time. But I know upon entering, the feeling of a cultural family kitchen; the spotlessly scrubbed counters tables and floors; and the memories drawing the eye... More

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New Hartford, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I very rarely give anything less than 3 or 4, but this just not good. We stayed over in Salinas after a day of hiking in Big Sur and another day of hiking in the Pinnacles National Park. We had high hopes of visiting the Monterey Brewing Company, but it, and what seemed like the rest of old town Salinas,... More

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Salinas, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I am new to Salinas and my daughter and her family were visiting me. So I thought we would try this place out since it is touted to be the best. What a waste of too much money. Tasteless, with items floating in sauce, fake guacamole. Rice-a roni really? I am from So Cali and I guess this place might... More

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Lincoln, New Hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

On vacation we were advised by the nice front desk girl at our hotel that this was her favorite place because everything is homemade. We gave it a try and my husband now wants to go back again before we head back to New Hampshire. Not a fancy place but yes it was very good and the service so friendly!

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Monterey, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Wonderful dinner and great service. I had the chicken mole and it was absolutely amazing. My whole group was very pleased with their meals. Very clean and nice decorations. Worth a trip out to Salinas for this fantastic restaurant!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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113 reviews 113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

After visiting the Steinbeck Center I strolled to the postoffice and saw this little fine restaurant. I love these original diners in US. Not many of them left now when everybody seems to prefer the 'Yellow Gull' type of restaurants. Got a good cup of coffee and the story of the amadillos. Will go there next time I come to... More

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