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Rosita's Mexican Restaurant

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642 E Lincoln Hwy, Ste T, DeKalb, IL 60115-3808
+1 815-756-1201
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service is good. Large menu but much of the food is premade and just reheated in order to fill orders quickly. Food is greasy not seasoned well very heavy on cloves and salt. I suppose it's a good after bar place but in my opinion that's about it. There are much better Mexican place in you town.

Thank John E
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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416 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2016

No words can describe how dissatisfied I am with place. I have never been treated so poorly in my life. I could go on forever but let's leave it at I was there once and will never return.

Thank Michael H
DeKalb, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Rosita's has been in business a long time and is a DeKalb staple. The place is clean and has outside tables. The drinks are good and the food ample. I've never had anything bad there.

Thank daughterofhercules
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016

We were there to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Food was good. Our server, Debbie, was S-L-O-W. Luckily, Kelsey came to our rescue. We had pulled pork tacos, tamales, a combo plate and chips w/salsa. Strawberry Margarita was yummy. Beautiful outdoor dining area.

Thank DerbyLady88
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We went in not expecting very much, we're Texas transplants and in our experience "Mexican" food in the Midwest is sorely lacking in flavor. We were pleasantly surprised! The large guacamole appetizer was a truly generous portion of mild goodness, perfect for a family with small kiddos who can't yet handle heat (for extra heat I mixed a portion with... More 

Thank Amanda C
DeKalb, IL
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This is an upscale Mexican restaurant, it is very popular,and it always has good food with great service. I would not say it is "authentic" Mexican but would describe it more as American-Mexican. Anyway, we come here frequently and always have had a good experience. And we will keep going back!

Thank eggbert_tg
DeKalb, Illinois
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Ive been going to rositas my whole life i love there food more than any place in dekalb and everytime i order it to go no matter how busy they are my orders always ready by the time i get there witch is usually only about 10 mins later!!!

Thank James P
DeKalb, Illinois
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Good, consistent Anglo-Mexican food. It is good if you love to think you like Mexican food but do not want the heat of truly authentic Mexican food. Service is always good and because it is popular with students and locals, you might have a wait on a Fri. or Sat night but it is efficient. Nice to eat on the... More 

Thank Beth P
Appleton, Wisconsin
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2015

No visit to DeKalb is complete without a visit to Rosita's for the delicious nachitos and some margaritas! Great atmosphere with great service!

Thank gopackgoXO
Fort Worth, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is another great Mexican restaurant on Lincoln Highway! The food is good, the wait staff is excellent and it is priced well! Some of the food has been "gringo-ized" but they do have to accommodate to their customers needs. It's a great place to go with family and friends and has a wonderful atmosphere. They also offer outside dinning... More 

Thank Danette Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 642 E Lincoln Hwy, Ste T, DeKalb, IL 60115-3808
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DeKalb
  • Phone Number: +1 815-756-1201

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