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Purple Rose

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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24300 N Highway 1, Cleone, Fort Bragg, CA
+1 707-964-6507
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chico, California
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150 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We have been passing or turning near The Purple Rose in Cleone, California, for most of our week in Ft. Bragg, so on our last evening, we decided to give it a try. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't especially good, either. Servers were pleasant and efficient and the atmosphere was interesting. When we presented our credit card with... More 

Thank Susan A
Nutley, NJ
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We found this restaurant by chance and were very glad we did. Very pleasant staff and very tasty Mexican food. Great margarita's also.

Thank illerrep
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Crowded, popular with locals, festive decor, good margaritas, lots of fun ... and, oh yes, good Mexican food. This is one of our favorite places to eat when we're in the Mendocino/Ft. Bragg area.

Thank hemzlee
Napa, California, United States
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Sitting in the restaurant now, waiting for my red snapper fillet with rice for $16.95 and sipping a silver level margarita (I.e. the simplest one). Great red and green salsas, just interesting flavors instead of the usual vinegar, and just chunky enough to chew; very crisp tortilla chips. Mexican ballad music in the background, thoughtful and attentive waitress. Gives me... More 

Thank Magdalena H
Fort Bragg, California
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

After waiting 30 minutes sipping Margaritas on the patio, the four of us were seated in the corner of the dining room and promptly forgotten. Finally had to go ask the hostess for some water to accompany the dry chips and salsa served initially. Our dinners were dropped off by the waitress who never bothered to check back again. The... More 

Thank Freedacat
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

No two Mexican restaurants are the same. Very reasonable priced. My enchilada was a folded flour tortilla, stuffed with meat and sauce poured over it. Was it tasty? Yes. But different. No rice and beans served with Mr's chimichanga, though it was tasty. I would go there again.

Thank Lloyd D
Loveland, Colorado
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Came here with family who live in the area based on their recommendation. The food was pretty good. Had a shredded beef burrito and chicken chimi.

Thank Heywood_Jablomi
Gridley, CA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

The staff was great, but the food really didn't have as much flavor as we were hoping. I had the chicken chimichanga and it was bland. One of us at the table ordered a veggie burrito and it was overloaded with sour cream, not veggies. There was some red sauce over everything including the rice. They charge for refills on... More 

Thank mnmshadd
Sunnyvale, California
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319 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Surrounded by hundreds of pieces of memorabilia from Mexico in this cosy spot you really want to love the food. Our waitress was just great. We had tacos with green chile pork (surprisingly hard shell) tostadas with beef, chili rellenos and a side of rice and beans. Everything looked and smelled good but was sooooo lacking seasoning and spices. Even... More 

Thank ohdonnaoh
Fort Bragg, California
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

The hostess and waitress were very nice and gracious. But the food was just fair. The quesadilla was a tortilla with melted cheese on top, similar to what one of the kids would make in the toaster oven. The pinto beans were flavorless and the guacamole had little taste. I had heard that the restaurant is famous for its many... More 

Thank Linda Jo S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24300 N Highway 1, Cleone, Fort Bragg, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Fort Bragg
  • Phone Number: +1 707-964-6507

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