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Rosario’s Mexican Cafe Y Cantina


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Half order $4.25
Full order $6.95
Bean and Cheese Nachos
Served with jalapeño peppers.
Half order $4.25
Full order $7.95
Nachos Estilo Rosario’s
Topped with shredded chicken, jack cheese, and crema fresca.
Small $5.25
Large $7.95
Guacamole and Homemade Tostadas
Queso Flameado
With​ chorizo or with hongos guisado queso asadero, pico de gallo, and chorizo or hongos guisados. served with homemade tortillas.Large
Small $5.25
Large $8.25
Angelica’s ceviche fino
Delicate white fish, thinly sliced red onions and jalapeño peppers marinated in fresh lime juice and tossed in an oregano vinaigrette, Served with avocado, cilantro and homemade tostadas.
Lunch Special
Daily lunch specials are served with rice, beans and choice of 2 corn or flour tortillas, unless otherwise noted. An additional charge will apply to all substitutions and additional tortilla orders.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Lisa’s Special
Two cheese enchiladas with your choice of beef or chicken fajitas and guacamole
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Fajita Plate
Chicken or beef fajitas served with guacamole and frijoles a la charra.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Lengua Plate
Tender tips of beef tongue delicately seasoned and simmered in a light tomato sauce.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Puffy Taco Plate
Your choice of beef, chicken or guacamole puffy tacos.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Carne de Puerco en Chile Cascabel
Tender pork tips in a chile cascabel sauce.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Flauta Plate
Three​ chicken flautas topped with guacamole and crema fresca, Served with frijoles a la charra.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Enchiladas de Mole
Two chicken-filled enchiladas topped with our very own mole sauce and Monterey Jack cheese.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Enchiladas Verdes de Pollo y Helote**
Two chicken-filled enchiladas topped with Tomatillo sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, corn, and a dab of crema fresca.
Soups and Salad and More
Small $4.95
Large $6.49
Tlalpen˜o Sopa de Pollo
Smokey chipotle chicken soup with shredded chicken breast, tomatoes, carrots and onions. Garnished with fried tortilla strips, chile ancho, cilantro and diced avocados.
Small $4.95
Large $6.49
Sopa de Tortilla
A rich chicken broth flavored with lime. Garnished with fried tortilla strips, shredded chicken, avocado, cilantro, and queso fresco.
Small $4.95
Lg $6.49
Sopa de Fideo
Vermicelli pasta in a light and flavorful tomato broth, sprinkled with queso fresco and finely chopped onions and cilantro, whole beans or picadillo optional
Small $4.95
Large $6.49
Sopa de Pozole
A tasty traditional Mexican specialty of lightly seasoned broth, lean diced pork, white corn hominy, shredded cabbage and garnished with a combination of scallions, cilantro, oregano, crispy corn chips, lemon wedge and a fresh chile de arbole paste.
Chicken $+2.00
Shrimp $+3.00
Mexican Ceasar Salad
Spinach, toasted pepitas, fried corn chips, roasted red peppers tossed in a creamy chipotle dressing. Topped with sliced avocados.
Ensalada de Aguacate y lima
A​ combination of romaine and spinach, avocado, queso fresco, roma tomatoes, jicama and crumbled chicharrones tossed in a fresh lime vinaigrette.
Guacamole $+2.00
Bean and Cheese Chalupas
Two bean and cheese chalupas topped with cabbage lime slaw and queso fresco, Lettuce and tomato may be substituted for cabbage lime slaw.
Chalupas compuestas
Two chicken or beef chalupas topped with refried beans, cabbage lime slaw, queso fresco and diced avocado, Lettuce and tomato may be substituted for cabbage lime slaw.
Chalupas de pescado
Two chalupas topped with guacamole, seared tilapia, cabbage lime slaw and queso fresco.
Only for children under the age of 12 yrs
Served with rice and refried beans.
One cheese enchilada
One Beef or Chicken Crispy Taco
One Bean and Cheese Chalupa
Griselda's Tacos Callejeros
(3) Corn tortillas lightly grilled on the comal, thin layer of beans, topped With cabbage lime slaw, diced avocado and queso fresco.
Grilled Fish Tacos
2 Pan grilled tilapia, chipotle mayo, topped with cabbage lime slaw, pickled red onion and avocado.
Crispy Tacos a la Rosarios
3 Crisp corn tacos, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, finely chopped onion and cilantro.Served with salsa de molcajete.
Flautas Especiales
3 Corn tortillas filled with spinach, chipotle mushrooms.Choice of chicken or beef, grilled on an open flame and topped with guacamole and queso fresco.
Tacos Nortenos
2 Flour tortillas, thin layer of refried beans, monterrey jack cheese, sliced avocado, choice of beef or Chicken, folded over and toasted on a flat grill.
Cascabel Tacos
3 Diced pork, simmered in a chile cascabel sauce and served in our delicious homemade Corn or flour tortillas
Desserts and Drinks
Ask your server for a full menu of our award-winning margaritas, beers, specialty drinks and homemade desserts.
To provide timely and effecient service to all our customers, please no seperate checks during our peak lunch hours. 15% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more.
Our delicious homemade dishes are prepared fresh daily and do take time. We thank you for your patience.
Rosario's Mexican Cafe y Cantina serves up traditional South-of-the Border specialties in a contemporary setting. It has consistently been voted Best Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio by local food critics. Come see us soon!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Bar, Mexican, Spanish
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Their chicken mole' was superb. Highly recommend. Ut is often difficult to find a good mole' but this had nice robust flavor and just hint of sweetness under neath the main flavor. Their salsa was excellent as well.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lenard R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Off the beaten path but worth seeking out. We had the fish and shrimp tacos but we had them with lettuce instead of the slaw. They were wonderful with fresh seafood. We hate cilantro and the slaw had it mixed in but they were very...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank maapar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a late lunch at Rosario's. It really feels like a neighborhood place. The food was great. Very fresh. I had the spinach and mushroom enchiladas, which are a favorite and were very tasty. The margarita was very pleasant. The complimentary fresh chips and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a popular place with good food. The restaurant is famous for its roasted salsa, fish tacos, street vendor tacos (tacos callejeros), enchiladas, flan, and my personal favorite shrimp nachos. To me, the downside is that it can get too noisy to have a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bill B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Either walk or take Uber, but go! This is the most delicious and wonderful experience! The food is delicious, and the margaritas are fabulous too!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Snspshot
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rosario’s is our favorite Mexican food restaurant in San Antonio. There are many great Mexcan food restaurants in San Antonio but Rosarios has the best enchiladas and salsa. Highly recommended

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BeaglesLocos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had received a recommendation to make sure to go to this restaurant while we were in San Antonio. We did and were definitely not disappointed. Delicious food, great salsa, and the place was spotless. This will be a must do on every return trip to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a weekday night. Not much of a wait but the place was busy and there were many large groups. Wait staff were efficient and friendly. The menu seemed a bit ambitious with unusual twists on common Texmex fare (e.g., quinoa-stuffed chile relleno). I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Y4760DIjeffs
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy Rosario’s, the service is prompt and dependable. Menu choices are excellent and we don’t even have a favorite. We order something different every time and have never been disappointed. We do prefer the chicken fajitas and their green chicken enchiladas.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank landlt1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were honoring some friends who really wanted to go to Rosario's, so we went because they love it. The food was really good and the service outstanding. What a pleasant surprise! We had a large group and a wide variety of entrees and cocktails....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Julie P
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