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Rosa's Mexican Food

#250 of 1,603 Restaurants in Tucson
#277 of 1,778 Places to Eat in Tucson
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Mexican, American
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1750 E Fort Lowell Rd Ste 164, Tucson, AZ 85719-2300
(520) 325-0362
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Try the Soup!

Try their various soups. Excellent flavor and something that isn't normally found in a Mexican restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My family has eaten at Rosa's since moving here in 1999, the service has always been excellent, the atmosphere charming, and the food delicious. This family has kept Tucson fed and satisfied for many years. I recommend Rosa's to all visitors, and anytime family comes into town it is a must for them to come to this restaurant.

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It was back to Rosa’s again for lunch after a great morning adventure – this time to Sweetwater Wetlands. Rosa’s was one of our favorite spots for lunch on our 2014 trip to Tucson, and our return this summer did not disappoint. We arrived just about noon and the place was packed; we managed to grab the very last available... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Try their various soups. Excellent flavor and something that isn't normally found in a Mexican restaurant.

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

After explaining to my British friend what a chimichanga was, we decided to hit up Rosa's. Unfortunately, the service was very slow, so slow we were only able to get one beer the whole night, even after we asked for another round when our food arrived - the second round never came. My food was hot, everyone else's was stone... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Not authentic, if you are going to call your restaurant "authentic" make the food "authentic" do not cater to the gringos. Make the food the way it is suppose to be made and let the "chips fall" where they may. In Tucson if you make real Mexican food you will most likely get mostly Mexican customers and a few gringos... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Rosa's was recommended to us as one of the best Mexican restaurants in Tucson. It was good, not great. The enchilada sauce was very average as well as the rice and beans. The meat was tender and good. Service and atmosphere excellent.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We chose Rosa's after reading reviews on Tripadvisor and other sites, so we went in expecting something tasty and authentic. The decor was fine, festive and relaxed. We were seated immediately and served chips and a great salsa so we thought we were off to a great start. Boy were we wrong! I ordered the chicken topopo salad, husband had... More 

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We ate at Rosa's based upon a review we found on the Internet. We were amazed at how good the food was, especially the salsa! We ordered a cheese crisp with chilies as an appetizer which was enough to feed three! We then had George's special, which included the to die for chicken enchiladas!! My daughter had a cheese quesadilla... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Last night my Husband and adult son drove down to Rosas. We were in the mood for original Mexican food. My sons favorite is called Gary's Plate...,I had Rosas plate. 6 very cold beers and 3 plates of authentico food. $76. Before tip. The cheese crisps are great. Love the roses on the chairs. Jesus you are making Mama proud

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Large menu, all the basics. This place was really busy on a Friday. They were very quick with our drinks. The food was very good except for the scoop of cottage cheese(!) on my topopo salad. I know that's what the menu said, but I thought it was a typo for cotijo cheese.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1750 E Fort Lowell Rd Ste 164, Tucson, AZ 85719-2300
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 325-0362

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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 - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?