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Rosa's Mexican Grill

#38 of 701 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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328 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201-5933
+1 480-964-5451
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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West Bountiful, Utah
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a green chile burro which tasted fine, but there was not even a hint of green chile in it. The meat seemed to be over processed with little texture. The salsa served with the chips was loaded with cilantro which I hate. They did not have an alternative other than Tabasco style sauce. The refried beans were outstanding... More 

Thank Johnson1040
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374 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Service was slow on a Saturday night, even though the place was almost empty. The pulled pork quesidella with refried beans and rice was enormous. The quesidella was fine, but the refried beans lacked flavour and the rice was dry. Cheap though! I wanted a glass of wine, but they only served cocktails and beer.

Thank Glynis031
Plano, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Tamales, Tamales , Tamales The best in the world . Choices of pork or chicken . Dip in great salsa nd pig out .

Thank jerrietime
Cottonwood, Arizona
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149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Rosa's never disappoints. I've been eating here for over 20 years. Unfortunately, we moved away - but anytime we come to town, we make it a point to eat here. This is the place that introduced seafood in Mexican food for me - it changed my life for the better. The green salsa is something I dream about - oh,... More 

Thank AZTravelersII
Fargo, North Dakota
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A snowbird recommended this place. We had the seafood tacos with rice and beans as well as a margarita. The tacos were excellent, and I love the smoky flavor of the beans. Definitely would go back.

Thank MariaLynA
Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We love this little mexican restaurant! The fajitas are SOOO yummy! We've lived in Mesa for years but just discovered this place 6 months ago. We wish we'd have found it earlier!

Thank erlacla
Tempe, Arizona
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Rosa's is a diamond in a sea of glitter. Their refried beans have a delicious smokey flavor to them, setting these beans apart from your average Mexican food shop. The green tomatillo salsa is the perfect sweetness to whet your palate for a delicious meal. Ambiance is amazing and service is speedy and friendly. Open everyday at 10am. #localsknowbest

Thank Rebecca M
Gilbert, AZ
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite lunch spots as teachers! This place has an authentic feel and taste. The green salsa is to die for! As teachers when we get a normal lunch break, which usually happens in the beginning of the school year before schoolmstarts or early release days many of us run to Rosa's as a treat! The... More 

Thank TeacherNMesa
Mesa, Arizona
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161 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Have been here a few times and it is always good. Servers are friendly and helpful. Chips and salsa are tasty. The green sauce is a bit sweet but I know people who come here for that. The flying saucer is very good, your choice of meat and piled high with veggies. Today, I got the burrito lunch special. My... More 

Thank Scott C
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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341 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The restaurant is in a strip mall and it feels very authentic. Very casual. The restaurant has many loyal customers. I love the thin chips. The salsa for the chips was a bit on the sweet side. I prefer spicy, but that's just my preference. Hard to find most of the time. I really enjoyed the staff, they were fabulous!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201-5933
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-964-5451

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