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“Very good fast casual TexMex”

Rosa's Cafe and Tortilla Factory
Ranked #9 of 156 Restaurants in Mansfield
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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76 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very good fast casual TexMex”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Rosa's is a nice addition to the Mansfield restaurant lineup. It's far better than the usual fare at Taco Cabana or similar places. The drive thru is fast and efficient.

The cheese enchiladas with chile con carne are very good, the tamales are excellent, and the steak fajitas are better than most.

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English first
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Hair in beans”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Had my first meal from Rosas, Mansfield. All was well until I pulled the 6 inch black hair from the beans that were in my mouth. I won't be back.

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Thank Ted W
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Graham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Tortillas are amazing.... can't say that about anything else”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Rosa's Tortillas are amazing.... can't say that about anything else. The food is your typical fast food Tex-mex meal. Nothing to brag about and nothing to make you want to return, except for the tortillas!

  • Visited June 2014
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Mansfield, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very good fast casual TexMex”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

Rosa's is a chain and is a welcome addition. Better food than a Taco Cabana, cold beer, nice atmosphere. The fresh tortillas made in house make a great foundation for a lot of dishes.
The fajitas are better than you'd expect, good quality with excellent grilled flavor. The tamales are excellent in the TexMex style and the enchiladas, though not superb, can still ease a craving.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Texzilla H
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Moore, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Great concept, great food”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Positives: Fresh, new and clean facility; excellent food; great value
Negative: Disinterested staff

Rosa's Cafe' occupies the "middle ground" of dining. It's a hybrid restaurant that combines aspects of a fast food eatery with comforts of a traditional sit-down restaurant.

Customers place orders at a counter a few feet inside the front door, fill drinks at a central beverage station, pick out condiments at a well-stocked salsa bar, and retrieve their food at a service counter.

If that's all I wrote about Rosa's, you'd probably think they were just another fast food place. However, the flavor, portion, and quality of food items are on par with traditional sit-down restaurants.

Their brightly-lighted and beautifully-decorated dining area is very clean and comfortable. In many ways, it's nicer than a lot of full-service establishments.

We arrived about 6:30 p.m., at the beginning of the evening rush, and ordered a variety of items including tacos, tamales, tostadas, enchiladas, guacamole, and chips with queso. Refried beans and rice came on all plates. Despite the influx of customers, food was prepared and delivered very quickly. More importantly, everything we tasted was delicious.

The folks at Rosa's do a lot of things right but one area needs improvement: service. Employees at the order counter reacted to customers in a disinterested, mechanical fashion. Even in a rushed environment, counter workers should welcome patrons by making eye contact and having a pleasant demeanor.

Employees should also be understanding of customers who aren't familiar with operations. We were confused by the way food orders were announced, and were chastised by a worker at the pickup counter for not understanding. That was rather embarrassing, and is the reason we rated the place a "four."

The Bottom Line -

Located on Broad Street at Matlock Road, Rosa's is several miles away from area hotels. However, it's central to lot of key area establishments including schools, churches and a major hospital. If you're concerned about traveling off the beaten path, be assured the flavor, portions, decor, and overall value make Rosa'a worth the trip.

We regularly visit Cedar Hill, about 15 miles from the restaurant, and plan to return whenever in the area. I'm confident the food will continue to be good, and hope the employees will be a little more pleasant.

  • Visited May 2014
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