Service was great, although
Service was great, although I think for five adults in one booth makes it a little tight, would have been more comfortable in the back booths where we could spread out a bit.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We travelled from San Diego
We travelled from San Diego to Irvine for a special birthday dinner for 14. We booked our rez through open table and there was no waiting when we arrived. Our Server Samuel and his team were very good. Food was much better than we expected, in fact I would consider this to be upscale mexican food, but reasonably priced. We would say that this is much better food and more reasonably priced than Javiers mexican food. Food was excellent, and the margaritas were terrific. Ambience was great too!. We will be back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated our daughters birthday
Celebrated our daughters birthday at Taco Rosa. The staff were excellent. The lobster tacos and lobster enchilada were delicious. I was so impressed with the food. Will be going back soon for more.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a office lunch
Great place for a office lunch meeting or a family gathering!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites
Taco Rosa Irvine is one of my most frequented restaurants. The food is always GREAT, the service friendly and attentive, and they are great with food allergies. Definitely a great place to go for gluten free, as menu items are marked as such. On top of a great Taco Tuesday, they also have a nightly happy hour which includes discounted food and their AMAZING house Margaritas. No pre-made mixes used here, delicious, fresh ingredients in all their drinks and food.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and Awesome service
Took my parents here when they came down from Sacramento as this is one of their favorite Mexican restaurants here. I would have given the food 5 stars, but the Langusta taco I had wasn't the best I've had, but the Carnit Pibil taco and Ahambre taco with carne asada and bacon more than made up for it. My girlfriend had the Sopes de Filete and loved it, 3 big sopes with skirt steak topped with torched brie melted on top. My dad had the Cazuela con pollo tampiquenos as that is one of his all time favorite dished and he loved it here. My mom enjoyed one of their chili rellenos and the beans and rice as well. We will definitely be back before my parents visit again!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to this restaurant on occasion and the food is always good and different than the normal Mexican places. Delicious!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family and I had been to Taco Rosa before for my son's 1st communion and it's really hard for my dad to like a Mexican restaurant but he really liked Taco Rosa. We took him back to Taco Rosa for Father's Day 2013. We had a really good time.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The quality of food and service at Taco Rosa is always awesome! It's nice to be treated with an "on-the-house" little bite before ordering, too. This time, we went for lunch and loved every bite. I had the taco/enhilada combination plate and it was delicious. Another friend ordered the chile relleno and raved about it. The other person in our party had the chicken quesadilla and could not even finish it! Keep up the great work!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of My Favorite Local Joints
Good food and service...I just don't go when it's busy.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal at Taco
Always a great meal at Taco Rosa in Irvine. The meals here are consistently good. The bar serves wonderful drinks. We eat, drink and then catch a movie - which you can do without moving the car. Great local neighborhood gem.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been a fan for a long time. This visit I went off the diet and had the Ossabucca. Really good and enough for lunch.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Real Gem!
Truly unique and outstanding Mexican food, with a unique touch and great service. It is a great find! Their steak taco is amazing! Burritos are delicious! The chips and salsa are worth getting, even though they charge extra for them. They look like ordinary Doritos, but are actually quite good.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Business Mtg option
Had booked this restaurant for a business meeting. I had originally called to request the patio, which they could not guarantee; however, I advised them that we needed space for a business meeting and they definitely accommodated us. We had a table which was secluded from the rest and made our business meeting easy.
Our server wasn't that attentive. We had to consistently ask him instead of him checking on us; however, the food was excellent and so were the margaritas. Everyone was actually impressed with the restaurant. Would definitely consider coming back for a business meeting place and just for a meal in general.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was excellent....great
food was excellent....great menu.... Reuben, our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant.... We intend to go again!!!!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
must dine here
We are working in the area and stumbled upon Taco Rosa. we expected a typical chain type food. We were pleasantly surprised by the authentic/ fantastic food and the service.
Service started wtih a complimentary appetizer and knowledgeable, professional wait staff.
The Carnitas were fantastic. We also had the Mexican enchiladas and the shrimp special.
Everything was so good we came back a second night.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Regular Sunday Brunch Place
Something of a habit it's become to sporadically have Sunday brunch here. Great spread including omlette bar and taco bar in addition to the regular Mexican food & dessert spread. Terrific staff here - these guys know what they are doing, great service. Mariachi band can be annoying cause it's loud (have you ever seen The Heartbreak Kid?), but if you like that kind of thing... Had an issue with OpenTable, not Taco Rosa. OpenTable gave us a reservation at 9:00am, but Taco Rosa didn't open until 10:00am. Grrrr. Taco Rosa person was kind enough to allows us to reserve any other time that morning. Brunch is a bit pricy if you don't have a big appetite, but we always use the ShopIrvine coupon - buy one, half off second.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the Lobster Enchiladas!
A great splurge and just the right sized portion. The chips and guacamole were yummy too!
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really Good Food
I picked this restaurant to celebrate my husband's Birthday. I initially picked it, this is the honest truth, because they have Sopapillas on the menu. This is a New Mexico treat and they are rarely served in California. So it was a little bit of a risk, not knowing if the food would be good, crazy huh? But from the appetizers to the dessert and everything in between was really delicious. Our whole table of 11, kept commenting on how good the food was. Any they are all foodies.We loved the style of the decor, the friendly service and the fantastic food. We will definitely be returning.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taco Rosa never disappoints me! I had the chicken mole plate and it was beyond delicious! My eating companions thoroughly enjoyed their entrees, too. The portabello mushroom quesadilla was an excellent choice for our vegetarian diner, and the tacos ordered by our other guest were scrumptious! The gracious owner/chef extraordinaire, Ivan, stopped by our table and made sure everything was to our liking. I hope to go back again VERY soon and enjoy some of their evening entertainment as well!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale & Delicious
I went for a weekday lunch to treat my bosses for bosses day based upon a recommendation from two friends about their fabulous brunch. It has a great ambience, flavorful tacos, and excellent service! Our server was so attentive, he didn't let our drinks get halfway empty before he brought another full glass. After we placed our order, the food came out very quickly so we had all this extra time before we had to head back to the office. The food was very tasty and the price was right! Plus they have 4 different agua frescas to choose from, the strawberry was delicious! I will definitely be back.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service, the food was
Good service, the food was outstanding . We recommend the lobster burrito'.
We will come back.!!1
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM