We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Casa Rosa

107 3rd St, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
831-623-4563
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
13 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Write a Review

15 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
    8
    6
    1
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Aptos, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salinas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Napa, California
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Piedmont, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Juan Bautista, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We just love Casa Rosa. It is a perfect lunch spot to take a friend, quaint garden dining out back or comfortable parlor dining inside. The lunch "casseroles" conjure up Old California, the perfect blend of corn, hominy, cheeses and sauces. The fresh herb dressing makes the European salad a masterpiece. Each entree is served with Casa Rosa Rolls, specially... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Clovis, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a charming little throw back of a restaurant. Yes the hours are limited and the menu is small but those are not reasons to shy away, but instead it is why you need to make the trip. The dinning room is on the smaller side with a wood burning stove in middle warming the room on the chilly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hollister, California, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Everything is fresh, well prepared and worth the wait! Great service, wonderful and relaxing atmosphere and of course the food is amazing! If you are anywhere near San Juan Bautista La Casa Rosa should be on your list, for the best place to have lunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Northampton, UK
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had been to this restaurant almost 30 years before and never forgotten it so on a return trip to the area decided to see if it was as good as we remembered. It was! The owners are charming and friendly and although the menu (and opening hours) are limited the food was delicious. The jams and chutneys so gorgeous... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Midpines, CA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We stumbled onto La Casa Rosa while looking for a different restaurant, and boy, were we happy we did! If you're sick of franchised, cookie cutter restaurants, this is the place for you. La Casa Rosa is located in an old house on the main drag, and is filled with antiques. There were just four entrees available the day we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed La Casa Rosa also viewed

San Juan Bautista, CA
San Juan Bautista, CA
 
San Juan Bautista, CA
 

Been to La Casa Rosa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Casa Rosa, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing