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Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory

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4200 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710-6944
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10:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

The food is pretty good for fast food. The food is fresh tasting and the atmosphere is good. The only thing I miss is not getting chips and hot sauce to eat with your meal. You have to pay for them if you want them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Patti B
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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ended up at Rosa's as a "last resort" because a couple of other places didn't work out, and we probably will not go back. Rosa's looks like a regular Mexican food restaurant, but it is basically a big Taco Cabana, if you're familiar with that (Taco Cabana is a step up from Taco Bell) - the drive-thru should have... More 

Thank deng29
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My kids grew up on Rosa's in Odessa, Texas. We have been to many Rosa's, many times. This one was, as are they all, clean and well appointed. The food quality is always top notch. Our favorite chain restaurant. LOVE!

Thank soexcitedUSA
Level Contributor
45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

The food is pretty good for fast food. The food is fresh tasting and the atmosphere is good. The only thing I miss is not getting chips and hot sauce to eat with your meal. You have to pay for them if you want them.

Thank Patti B
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

One of the worst places to eat,, ordered beef taco salad,, nothing but salad no meat,, where's the "beef",, salad had no flavor at all,, Lots of better tasting Mexican food,, in Waco than this place,, Will never go back there,, even food from taco bell is better than this place,, also food ask over the floor,, just gross,, grandson... More 

Thank Liz A
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went for lunch and although very busy, food came quickly and was excellent for the price. Way better than Taco Bell and less expensive. Good place for families or when you are in a rush.

Thank Theresa B
Comfort, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Clean, bright décor, fast service, good prices, roomy. Good portions and refried beans very good. Busy on a Sunday evening around 8 p.m. Quite a few people taking orders to go. We were only ones in order line when we arrived around 7:30 or so but when we left after 8 there were a number of people in line. Order... More 

Thank Texwebs
Wichita, KS
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Came into town to visit family. Called to say I was hour away and they said hurry they want to go eat tacos. I get another phone call from other family member saying where am I -- they are going to eat tacos. Colorful, family friendly place. You stand in line to order, then get your drinks. No alcohol but... More 

Thank mommomhays
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201 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit. We like this place. I was initially let down because I thought they had table service. However the food came fast and hot and we liked the way they prepared their food. Good food and cheap. The place was clean both visits.

Thank GigiBlogger
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stopped by Rosa's Cafe for dinner on Friday night. It was very busy and the acoustics are not the best so it was loud. The food was good/average.

Thank Susan B
Ozark, Missouri
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Rosa's isn't fancy but it's good! The homemade tortillas are amazing!! We never have to stand in line long and the food is made very quickly. Affordable and fast, good food!

Thank researchmomma

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4200 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710-6944
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: 254-741-9283

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?