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“Authentic, delicious, our go-to spot!”
Review of Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa
Ranked #62 of 401 Restaurants in Frederick
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Authentic, delicious, our go-to spot!”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

One of the best kept secrets in all of Frederick! We take all our out of towner friends here, and have yet to have a bad meal. I've noticed that there has been a surge on Friday and Saturday nights, but even still, service is always good and food always hot. Food is moderately priced, fresh, and full of flavor. The margaritas are equally delicious, as well as other staples, like the chips/salsa/guacamole, and my favorite, the skirt steak.

Visited April 2012
1 Thank baylily
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English first
Frederick, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious, authentic food”
Reviewed February 1, 2012

Every dish is delicious, they recently moved into a larger, nicer space in the same plaza with booths and a bar. This is the best authentic Salvadoran and Mexican food I've had. And the staff is super pleasant and most have been working there for years. They work hard to make sure you're happy.

1 Thank Gina M
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Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“Fast Fresh food and Friendly Service”
Reviewed February 1, 2012

First of all, we like Cacique downtown for a night out (and we don't understand the popularity of La Paz at all). And we liked El Paso before they closed though it was too big and too slow.
We have been regulars at Santa Rosa since their previous smaller location behind Famous Dave's on The Mile. Their current location is double the size with a warmer atmosphere and the same good food. We generally pick up/drop off dry cleaning at Zips during the week and stop in Santa Rosa for midweek dinner.
Youll be greeted and seated quickly and served hot tortillas and salsa to enjoy gratis while you read the menu. We usually have iced tea but Ive had the margaritas and they as good.

The salvadoran selections are savory and well seasoned, the more familiar Mexican food is fresh. On a chilly night, I highly recommend one of the soups. You'll receive a huge bowl of broth and large cuts of meat and vegetables to warm your soul. Although we've had many items on the menu, we seem to return to the simple tacos Al Pastor (three soft flour shells with crispy lettuce, onions and grilled smoky chunks of pork with garlicky cilantro sauce, refried beans and rice $8.99). the chicken or beef tacos are good, too.
Don't miss the plantains- so good!

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1 Thank Cathy_and_Phil
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Level 6 Contributor
738 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
“Gives Casa Rico and La Paz Something to Strive For”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

Spouse and I have dined here several times since they opened a few years ago. The parking is free, seating is instant, the servers are fast and friendly, and on the occasion where I've been confused about what dish I really wanted, have been very helpful and patient in describing the differences. The food comes out quickly, is always fresh, and the server comes by frequently to see if anything needs refilling or clearing. The decor is colorful and festive, and the noise level is low, though the bar area is right there and there is a large t.v. on in the corner. This is my kind of place when I want comfort food, hot, plentiful, and covered with cheese and salsa or a refreshing cold salad with chunk salmon! Other restaurants in this area, take a lesson from this one.

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank travelkitty50
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