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La Casa Rosa

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107 3rd St, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
831-623-4563
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great place for a special lunch

La Casa Rosa is a San Juan Bautista institution. It is the perfect place for a cosy lunch with friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
MLG383
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San Juan Bautista, California
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San Juan Bautista, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

La Casa Rosa is a San Juan Bautista institution. It is the perfect place for a cosy lunch with friends.

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Newman, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

WE were delighted by the quaint ambiance inside La Casa Rosa. The people greeted us and gave a nice meal of shrimp soufflé , meal included salad , wine and dessert of sorbet to finish off the palate. We hope to visit again!

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Thank ramonaj375
Brentwood, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere of this restaurant is very welcoming, clean and cute. Food is delicious and the service is great. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Reina O
Santa Cruz, California
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The restaurant is sited on the main road and in a unique building over 100 years old. There are only three items on the menu but are inspired from recipes from old California. Given this, they were quite delicious. The New California Casserole is kind of a jazzed up tamale pie with green chilies, meat and a tomato based sauce.... More 

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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

As you can see from other reviews, this small restaurant specializes on serving three "casseroles" for lunch. These are special casseroles, though, served in a historic building and accompanied by simple but elegant "treats". My mama never made anything quite like the New Californian casserole: a beef concoction in a very tasty tomoto based sauce. Served over the corn meal... More 

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Thank kas823
Prescott, Arizona
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is family owned and operated. The menu is limited but the items are carefully and lovingly made. The owner himself is likely to wait on you and will happily share tidbits about the restaurant's history. Expensive but a very special experience.

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Thank 1stLadyrider
Salinas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Old fashioned, limited menu. Currently for sale. We've enjoyed the various pot pies that are a specialty.

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Thank Jackofallplaces
Napa, California
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146 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch here, served by the 72 year old owner/chef, who has put the building up for sale. The menu has been trimmed down to the basics, a chicken souffle (which was wonderful) and a corn-based casserole, both typical of colonial California. The place though is the best part. The antiques in the dining room and the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

It is so RARE anymore to see an owner take such pride in his work. This is a very small operation. A husband and wife team that lives above the restaurant. Soufflés and quiche are the main items on the menu, but take time to explore their other things too. They also do a mail order business for jams, Jellies,... More 

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Thank Don K
Piedmont, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We've been eating at La Casa Rosa for decades (and it's been around for even more decades). The food is excellent, and you can't find anything like it anywhere within thousands of miles. It is "California Colonial Food' from when the Spanish / Mexican influence was dominant here. I've had the same thing in Chile, where they also describe it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 107 3rd St, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Juan Bautista
  • Phone Number: 831-623-4563

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  • Cuisine: Mexican

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