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“Nice place, good food”
Review of Rutabegorz

Ranked #16 of 469 Restaurants in Orange
Cuisines: American
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Henderson, NV
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice place, good food”
Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Came here with a large group before a show at Chapman College. Very close. Got there in time for happy hour from 4-6pm. The wife enjoyed the sangria. We shared the Thai chicken nachos, very delicious. For entree, I had the penne chicken pasta. The pasta and sauce were good. Some of the chicken was nice and moist, while other pieces were dried out. A little disappointing, and dropped the grade of my food to average. The wife loved her French onion soup. The rest of the entrees were well received and looked good as well. I especially liked the look of the chicken Caesar salad. Will try that next time.

Ruta's has both indoor and patio seating. We sat outdoors as it was a nice afternoon. Lots of seating in both areas. The service was also very nice. Our waitress was very attentive, as was the support staff. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Visited April 2013
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San Diego, California
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Totally unique healthy, yet yummy food”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Traveled to Orange on business and a friend have recommended this place. It’s down the street from Chapman University so parking is a challenge. Had my best luck parking on side streets and walking in. Menu was really interesting, on the healthy side but not at all boring. They offer lots of choices, and not all vegetarian. The meats offered seemed to be mainly chicken and shrimp, there was a sandwich that offered all meat too. Menu offered sandwiches, soups, salads but also a lot of interesting specials. On my first visit I had a special called Chicken Wrapitos (yum!) it had garlic chicken, spinach, cream cheese and jack cheese and was topped with a red enchilada sauce. Not a combo I would have thought of but oh man was it delicious. I took a piece of the cheesecake home, it was equally fantastic. Second visit didn’t have a good of lunch. Had a salad with pears, blue cheese and candied walnuts and finished with the carrot cake. Salad was good however the nuts were drenched in brown sugar not really candied (at least in my book) which made them over the top sweet. Carrot cake was mediocre (dry and the icing had zero flavor). The service was excellent both times, pleasant atmosphere and prices were very reasonable. The first meal was so terrific I would definitely return.

Visited April 2013
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Garden Grove, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hot Spot for Food and Friends”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Tasty healthy food, friendly waitstaff, great portions and prices! Start with the $1 appetizer, it's always a treat. And don't leave without someone in your party ordering the garlic chicken salad--AMAZING!!

Visited December 2012
Thank Sumfabgear
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Temecula, California
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418 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“"Great ambiance, great healthy food"”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Ruta's is never disappointing...their menu is extensive (something for everyone).
They have a huge variety of salads (which are amazing) the Summer salad in my opinion is the stand out. As it has a little bit of everything but overall it is a very refreshing salad. Their spin on the "Veggie Lasagna" is really nice.

Their mexican dishes of course are all approached with a health twist, nonetheless very flavorful.
If you are looking for soups...hands down the best around! I have had them all & they are all great. They offer clear broth for a healthier approach as well as cream based soups. The tortilla is also quite tasty.

Their protein shakes are a "must" as well as their freshly squeezed juices.

Don't leave without tasting at least "1" of their signature famous homemade cookies, I promise the calories are well worth it!

Great portions, great ambiance & great outdoor seating.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank billionsandnocure
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cozy place, good food”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

I liked the interior of this place. Is this place always busy?! Good thing we didn't have to wait long for a table (perhaps 2 minutes). . I ordered the Veggie Lasagna ($9.50) "Made with three cheeses, spinach and marinara sauce. Served with garlic pita bread". Nice atmosphere, good food, and service.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Verlye C
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