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Rosalita's Cantina

Rosalita's Cantina Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://rosalitascantina.com
  • Phone: (314) 621-2700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Off-Site Catering is available. Options will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private room seating up 60 people. Parties can order off the dinner menu, offer a fixed dinner menu, or have buffet-style dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris (314) 621-2700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a private lot to the rear of the restaurant (enter on 13th St) which will offer free parking during lunch hours. There is also $3 valet parking at night, along with metered street parking.
A word from Rosalita's Cantina
Rosalita's Cantina provides a unique drinking and dining experience in the heart of the historic Washington Avenue Loft District. Combining the upscale environment of downtown with classic Mexican cuisine and cocktails, Rosalita's is sure to offer an upbeat and exciting food and drink atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "After years in Texas and Arizona, we have missed tasty Mexican food and good margaritas. Rosalita's fills an empty spot in our moving back to St. Louis. Loved the mildly zingy white queso. We usually avoid restaurant queso, but we will order this again. The paper thin corn chips are winners. We got some to take home, and we also took home some of their salsa. That is very tasty without being lip numbing. We ate outside, very nice."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Thanks for a nice time! Food was good, as well as the service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, great food, great drinks, hard to not like this place."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I was drawn to Rosalita's because it was close to the City Musuem and my family and I were looking for a bite to eat. All their apps were $3 off and the house margaritas were $4. The patio was wonderful and had a kid friendly menu. I'll definitely be back the next time I'm in STL!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was good, service was good but not overly crowded for a Friday night. I think they must have great happy hour specials because there were a lot of sloppy drunk people in the bathroom fairly early into the night. The floors felt sticky would be my only complaint- and I feel like if they aren't keeping it clean where the customers are- how dirty is it where we can't see? Just a thought"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We went out for the downtown scene and this restaraunt was nice.service was good and environment was good. Nachos were really good. My husband didn't like his tacos very much but I think we would still give it another chance."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Place was very loud, service a little slow but the food more than made up for it! Fajitas were amazing!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed our meal, drinks, and the service. We will be back"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We were really disappointed in Rosalita's Cantina. The nice patio setting on a lovely night was promising, but the mediocre food and the horrible service ruined the evening. Our server, while friendly enough, seemed lazy and inattentive. Not only did she get our order wrong, she frequently disappeared for long periods of time, leaving us without napkins, utensils, and later without water and beverage refills. She was found sitting behind the servers' section playing on her phone! Ugh!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This place is convenient to downtown St. Louis, but the food and Margaritas were well below par according to the opinions of all our seven diners."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Got there in time for happy hour. $4 margaritas (yum). We had fajita's, chicken with shrimp and a burrito. All good and filling. Chips and salsa were served too. Good place."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I love this place. Great food and drink. Great place to go with friends or on a date."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Overall everything was grood! It started off a little slow as we had to ask for chips and salsa after sitting for 10 min. Then thy brought 2 baskets of chips for 7 people and no salsa. We asked for that 10 min later and they brought one bowl - really?? One of the memebers has food allergeys and she requested no guach, which they ignored. She also can only drink wine and they were out of chardonay. The food was good and it came quick once we did order. I would try it again and our group did have a good time."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Since we had an Open Table reservation, we were seated immediately. There was an 1 1/2 hour wait at the time we arrived. The food was great, service was good. I would definitely recommend this place."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a family meal after our granddaughter's dance competition. Had a wonderful time celebrating together. The food and drinks were all great. Our table was on the balcony near the back - pleasant surroundings but a little out of the mainstream loudies. Perfect for us. My only regret is after carefully packing our leftovers, we forgot and left them on the table. And I was looking forward to a quesadilla for breatfast!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "After seeing the reviews on Open Table, we thought this would be a gem. Arrived and were seated outside, table was dirty, the hostess fumbled to clean it and we finally helped her. We waited for about 10 minutes as servers kept passing our table without any greeting. Finally we flagged someone down, order chips, salsa and the "tableside guacamole" and some appetizers. Server came out with a different guacamole apologizing that the tableside guacamole was not available that evening (even though it was Thursday and the menu said it was available Thurs, Friday and Saturday?). She said she would be right back with chips. No wait...seriously?! Waited another 10 minutes for chips hungrily looking at the guacamole. I am out of text space..."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Have eaten here before and loved it. Could have been an off night. Our server was new. She forgot the chicken on our nachos but didn't seem too concerned about it; she was rarely around. Phoned in earlier that it was my daughter's 16th birthday. Was told she would receive a free dessert. Nothing was ever mentioned. We will go back because we like the atmosphere and know that things could be better. Great margaritas!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I love rosalitas and always have. This is my go to place downtown everytime I go to lunch. Thier margaritas and queso are to die for. This time, I had a little issue with seating. I booked my reservation 2 hours in advance for a group of 5 and they could not seat me. It was my birthday and I booked it so there would be no problem getting all of my friends at the table. We walked in at 2 pm and she said they did not get my reservation until about 155 pm. In which I had a confirmation saying the reservation was set at noon."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful meal with the wife before a show next door. We ate inside but would love to come back to dine on the patio. The happy hour specials are awesome."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was our second visit and we enjoyed the food, the service and the margaritas. The first time we went for brunch and enjoyed the music, the food, service and the energy level."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We went in for dinner on a Friday night with a group of 8 ladies. We had a reservation, (that they held for an extra 30 minutes because we were running late). Our waiter encouraged us to order drinks quickly because happy hour was ending! Our food came out quickly and was hot and delicious! Normally with large groups it takes forever, but we were out of there in an hour ...which is perfect because we had somewhere to be! Highly recommend"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food here was good - we had been before on a Saturday and wanted table side guacamole - it is only available Fri and Sat - so we ordered the normal guac instead - it was ok - the other food was good - on the down side - the drinks were also just ok - nothing spectacular in the margarita - which is sad for a Mexican place"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Loved the margaritas and table side guacamole! The food was very good service great at! Enjoyed our dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We recently visited here for my Wife's birthday. The service was great, food was served quick and was very tasty. My burrito was so big though, I had to save it for the next day Our server , SAM, was very attentive and helpful"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Some awesome food, with quick delivery of food. Seriously 10 minutes from sitting down and ordering we received our food. Tremendous place for mexican food"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Consistently good food, good service, and great atmosphere. One of our favorites! This last visit, we tried table side guacamole for the first time, and it was awesome! Cadillac fajitas were incredible, too."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food was amazing, the server rachel really nice. Only sad thing: we mentioned that it's my husband's birthday and as far as i know they offer you a free desert (well, at least last time i was there with a friend for her birthday). Our server did nothing, that was a little sad even she was really great."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The service was excellent. We were seated immediately upon arrival with menus. Our drink order was taken and returned promptly and the food was delivered before we were able to have a few sips of our drinks. Margarita's were very good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great experience. Superlative Tableside guacamole, wonderful frozen margaritas, and tasty, well-prepared entrees. Our table of five had a great time. Our only complaint was inadequate lighting to read the menu; our cell phones came in handy to see menus and meals."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Rosalita's had great food, and ambiance. I think that everyone in our group thought that their food was some of the best mexican food that they had ever had. Try the table-side quacamole and the appetizer tamales."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I gave this place 4 stars I spite of the food because they were very accommodating and our waiter was excellent. I had reservation and had to change the number of attendees 2xs and the time 1x and were very accommodating and did it will with a smoile( from what I can tell over the phoneLOL). Our waiter was very personable and fun! He kept us in water and laughs all night! There were 10 people in our party and 3 of us did not like our food. We didn't mention it to the wait staff because we were all having way too much fun! So, would I recommend...yes but with reservation..."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "My fiancé and I went to Rosalitas for our first date and have been back several times. The food and drinks are always wonderful. Unfortunately, the service is not well trained. We went with friends and ordered drinks and an appetizer. The server brought us our appetizer within 2 minutes and didn't give us an opportunity to get drinks first or pick our entrees. The entrees arrived very quickly also. The table was so full of plates I couldn't reach my drink or enjoy the experience. We were just completely rushed and that's not fun."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "This place is phenomenal! I wish it would have opened when we lived on Washington!! The food is fabulous and inexpensive too. We had a group of 6 girls go out to dinner there, ordered a power of tower (margaritas) and we sat in one of the large booths. The atmosphere is fun and frisky. I highly recommend doing the tradition guacamole that they make at the table and ladies....request Cameron :) He's the best!! Great addition to the downtown Wash Ave. selection of restaurants!!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Would go back in a heartbeat for a drink. Food was not good at all. After a while the server was nice."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We had a great dining experience on a Friday night- we had hot entrees served within 5 minutes of siting down. The white queso dip and frozen strawberry margaritas are the best. Convenient parking lot behind the restaurant make it very accessible."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "it was a very nice place and the people were very pleasant.. food was good also"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Been to this restaurant a few time and will continue to go back. Food has always been good and service is good as well."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "I think I would prefer in the future to sit at the bar. The food was good, but our server was pretty subpar."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Our group overall experience was not great. The drink took a long time to come out, the guac was waaaayyyy too salty (had to send back) and the chips were crumbs, basically. I was honestly ready to leave as quickly as possible because it was ruining our group outing. We lost our buz basically. I typically LOVE Rosalita's, but I believe it is better for small groups! Great food usually."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Rosalita's is my fav on Washington ave I went there for my birthday and everything was great but again I had a lack luster waitress that's my only dislike about my favorite place is that they have been hiring some new staff that isn't the greatest when it comes to service."
    Dined on 9/20/2013