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Rosita's Armory Cafe

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231 Salinas St, Salinas, CA 93901-2714
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Salinas, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Alejandro11501
Salinas, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank angel831
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank BDTvanderKooij
San Francisco, California
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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 stars 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.

Thank swellmels
Salinas, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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

Thank fishnaked2
Oxnard, California
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176 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

So this restaurant has been here forEver. It is still run by the same family that started it probably fifty years ago. The food is traditional Mexican and very tasty, not gourmet or fancy, just good plain good food. I enjoy the Chili Rellanos and my husband the Burritos. It's a down home setting, not fancy so don't go there... More 

Thank jtdanza
Salinas, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

old local establishment--Family owned for generations. Good, basicdelicious Mexican fare, a local favorite.

Thank Gail K
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The chili rellenos are so good! Portions are good sized! Even though it is a home style Mexican restaurant the burger and fries are really good too!

Thank Vanessa L
Depoe Bay, Oregon
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

The service was slowish, but friendly. The chips and salsa lacking, the salsa is good, but the chips are cold, ugh. We ordered the lunch special, taco and burrito. The food was under seasoned, guess better than over seasoned. Just okay overall.

Thank Pamela H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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: 831-424-7039

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?