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Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-326-1198
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Ranked #97 of 235 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is a new restuarant. I went there last week while on vacation...it was fabulous Mexican food...would like to share it with others.
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Denver, CO
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Greasy food. I had the beef burrito and it was loaded with grease! The Spanish rice is just "meh" along with their refried beans. The chips and fresh salsa are good. That's about all I can say. I can get this kind of food in my own home town. Should have known better, I suppose. If you have a taste... More 

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Orange, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Craving a little mexican food island style. The blackened mahi mahi fish tacos were the best I have ever had. Ocean downtown Kona mainstreet view was great for people watching.

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nebraska
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Came at happy hour, stayed for dinner. Service was poor. The bartender finally served us, and the servers looked flustered. The food was not anything special, we had the fish tacos and beef enchiladas. I would look around at some place else if you want Mexican.

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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Their little posters and signs that tell you about daiy deals at the bottom of their stairs are a total lie. I planned to visit them for their saturday special of $3 Heinekens all day and when I got there and sat down and asked about the special, the waitress said no that is only after a certain time. We... More 

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Kent, WA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Such great food and service. Great tasting fish tacos with today's mahi mahi catch. Convenient location in Kona. Ask for the "scratch" margarita!

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Kailua-kona, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I had a charming lunch date with my children which was made even more pleasant by the staff at Rosa's. Nikki was our hostess, and Carolina was our server. I was a little worried about going up the stairs to the restaurant, but let me tell you, honey...it was worth the struggle. I am a senior citizen and I am... More 

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Maputo Province, Mozambique
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Even though we came late because we had done a manta snorkel, we felt very welcome. The fajitas for two were great and so was the view on Ali'i Drive and the ocean. Reasonable price.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The view of the ocean is really great from this restaurant. We sat overlooking the road (allowed for people watching) and the ocean. The service was okay and the food was average - nothing to write home about. The 4 review really is a reflection of the view, and how relaxing it was to just sit there.

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Livermore, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Let’s talk location first. Second floor of a two store building. Many tables have great views of the bay. The location is tied to the coconut grove complex. No parking out front, one needs to park in the back area and walk. I spend part of the year in the California, and the other part of the year in Kona.... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Good food good service by Esmeralda always so attentive to our needs nice personality great attitude I always customize my fajitas with cactus and Serrano peppers the flavor that comes out of it is like food for a goddess we always go to this place but we always make sure Esmeralda is working she is unique. TACOSSS!!!

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Additional Information about Rosa's Cantina

Address: Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-326-1198
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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