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Rosita's Armory Cafe

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231 Salinas St, Salinas, CA 93901-2714
+1 831-424-7039
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Salinas, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to eat here more and do need to go back. I believe this is the oldest restaruant in Salinas (that is still open). Great mexican food. True authentic Mexican food. (do we need to eat any other type of Mexican food in our great little town of Salinas??? NO! Only authentic for me). Family owned and very quaint.... More 

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Thank J C
Salinas
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This place has a nice staff, at least they were nice to me I just had coffee, so I can not rate the food. Didn't stay long.

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Thank TravlinWoman
Salinas, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Carmen, the owner, is always friendly and the food there is freshly made and homey. No alcohol is served there but you can go to the bar right next door and get yourself a drink. Maria and Kelsey are usually there as servers and are always friendly. Their caldo is always a safe bet-- you can always tell how much... More 

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Thank Warren N
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I went to Lunch and Ordered 2 Carne Asada Tacos, it was Good Mexican Food and very reasonable prices.

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Thank SKEIN1
Salinas, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

It's been a long time since I visited Rosita's Armory Cafe. The interior seemed to be the same it was like a blast from the past...I felt it lacked color and change. We were greeted with generous hospitality and good seating with plenty of room. We ordered traditional Mexican food which was middle of the road but tasty. Rosita's Armory... More 

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Thank Alejandro11501
Salinas, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This place never fails to serve authentic Mexican food. the place is not great to look at and may even look dirty at times, but you can't beat the food and prices.

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Thank angel831
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Friends from the Bay Area advised us to go to Rosita's. It was a feast! Great Mexican food. Super friendly people.

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Thank BDTvanderKooij
San Francisco, California
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

What a wonderful surprise to find this gem of a restaurant. Rosita herself still runs the place after 40 years and clear there are regulars who come for the homemade food. A varied selection especially the specials are offered. Exactly what one expects in Salinas and the warmth of the staff and Rosita herself make this a lunch/dinner stop by... More 

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Thank George M
Salinas, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Long time Salinas family restaurant with traditional Mexican food. Carmen the owner is truly a wonderful person and is so friendly. If you want a great meal, quick and reasonable price this is your place.

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Thank swellmels
Salinas, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

By far, this is my favorite place for chicken tacos. The rice and beans are always fresh and soda refills are free

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Salinas St, Salinas, CA 93901-2714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-424-7039

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