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Rosita's Armory Cafe

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231 Salinas St, Salinas, CA 93901-2714
831-424-7039
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 9
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just okay

The service was slowish, but friendly. The chips and salsa lacking, the salsa is good, but the chips are cold, ugh. We ordered the lunch special, taco and burrito. The food was under seasoned, guess better than over seasoned. Just okay overall.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
Pamela H
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

The service was slowish, but friendly. The chips and salsa lacking, the salsa is good, but the chips are cold, ugh. We ordered the lunch special, taco and burrito. The food was under seasoned, guess better than over seasoned. Just okay overall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

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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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 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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296 reviews 296 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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kauai
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 Salinas St, Salinas, CA 93901-2714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831-424-7039

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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