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Taco Rosa - Newport Beach
Taco Rosa - Newport Beach

Taco Rosa - Newport Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tacorosa.com
  • Email: tacorosa@gmail.com
  • Phone: (949) 720-0980
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 1:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 1:30pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Javier Zambrano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bring the 21st Century of Mexican Cuisine to your own setting. Enjoy our unique approach to Mexico City Cooking: an eclectic fusion of Spanish, French and Southwestern influences. Our highly trained staff and service professionals create a personalized team which will ensure a successful and memorable event. Authentic and innovative recipes that utilize contemporary cooking techniques inspire our menus. We offer 'on site cooking' as an option. From an intimate 'taqueria' style gathering, black-tie formal wedding to a major event or fundraiser..Your memories are our greatest asset.
  • Private Party Facilities: Taco Rosa Newport Beach or Irvine offers a contemporary 'Latin Rivera' resort setting to host all types of events.

    With various areas and semi-enclosed outside patios, we can accommodate groups from 8 to 100 for all types of events including, birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, fundraisers, corporate parties and business meetings.

    We take exceptional pride in our hands-on 'anfritiones' hosts & inviting ambiance. Our creative menus and attentive service will make your gathering wonderfully memorable.

    Executive Chef Javier Zambrano and his team have created multiple event menus that represent our uncompromised quality at surprisingly reasonable prices.

Contact Ivan Calderon (tacorosa@gmail.com) for information. He will happily show you around, discuss event details, and check available dates and times for your special event. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Taco Rosa.

  • Private Party Contact: Rene Fuentes (949) 231-2192

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prairie Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Taco Rosa - Newport Beach
Experience authentic Mexico City Cuisine at Taco Rosa. Our talented executive chef and creative team utilize ingredients, spices and flavors passed on through our ancestral roots ~ our Aztec, Mayan & Spanish heritage. Today these elements are fused with cutting-edge technique and innovation providing the best of 'old world' culture in a unique contemporary experience. Taco Rosa brings to you the best dishes from a variety of regions throughout Mexico, unique award winning culinary creations along with your familiar local favorites. We use natural grass fed beef for our Rib Eye Carne Asada, Angus outside skirt steak for our fajitas, enchiladas, salads and tostadas. Fresh Wild Sea Bass is featured in our entree 'Zarandeado' and also in our Ceviche. Taco Rosa features a unique 'cantina approach' which begins each morning with the daily hand squeezing of juices. We produce a supreme and unmatched line of fresh fruit margaritas, sangrias, mojitos and martinis.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We went fro Brunch. The food and selection are wonderful. Especially the omelets and enchiladas. The chocolate fountain and fresh churros were really tasty. We had 11 people and the services was quick and courteous."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Continuing excellece with a touch of difference on their Mexican dishes. Tacos include calamari, shrimp, mushroom, etc., etc. Service is worth the trip. This is the sort of place that responds to a request for regular coffee after dinner by brewing a fresh pot rather than just serving the popular decaf which is already on hand."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We love Taco Rosa and dine there frequently. Everyone's lunch was delicious, but my chicken mole was overcooked and extremely tough. I was entertaining clients and didn't want to bring it up. Waiter went missing for about 20 minutes at the end of lunch and i had to hunt him down to pay."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Surprisingly sophisiticated for a restaurant tucked in the corner of a neighborhood shopping center. Not just your usual Mexican food but a touch of originality. Service and presentatation exemplary."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We had a group of 16. Our waiter Gerardo was great. Very attentive. As far as I know, we were all happy with our food"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We read the positive reviews and invited friends and drive the 25 minutes to check out this place. Luckily our friend wasn't feeling well and couldn't make it - don't bother with a special trip here. The service tries hard but even they seemed to admit that some of the dishes aren't the best. The award winning margarita was so-so. The nachos was tasty but odd - only 8 tortilla chips. The entrees were where it really fell down- nothing served hot and all served bland. Chicken mole enchilada so dry! One taco just tasted of onion. Steak taco SO dry and bland I didn't bother finishing it. Highlight was maybe the octopus taco. Tasty and moist and actually warm. Not enough to save the night, nor was the kind , apologetic server."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Taco Rosa adds some specialities that are well worth it, particularly the Camerones Tapiquena. Service with exemplary Latin courtesy and grace. We''ll be back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Love this place!! GREAT mexican food, busy ambiance, and service. If you want noise and action, sit inside - if you want quiet and conversation, sit outside. The outside is equipped with fantastic heaters, so you still feel like you are inside... love it!! My ONLY complaint was that I went for my birthday, and we had requested a patio table because we were with my 90-year old grandpa, and they didn't follow through. The evening was great because the food was great and it was my birthday and I was with the family, etc. but papa didn't know a darn thing that was happening... So, if you have an important request, maybe call to reassure how important your request is. Other than that, the service was PERFECT!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "first time for us. Great Mexico city food, very unique items on menu. wonderful tamerindo margarita and fresh strawberry margaritas."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Can't believe we didn't know this place was here all these years. Tucked away in a shopping center off Bonita Canyon Rd, this place is a real gem. Excellent food and margaritas and friendly, attentive staff makes it a great place to hit when we get a craving for Mexican."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "This restaurant is an unexpected delight with unusual plates on the menu. This is not your ordinary Mexican restaurant, it's above average and although it is a bit pricey, it was worth the cost. The food was excellent, the service superb, and the atmosphere was very nice...ask for Christian, he will take good care of you!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "This is an authentic Mexican restaurant with very good food and outstanding service. There's rarely a wait for a table unless you're picky. They have an outdoor patio which often fills up, but inside are lots of TV's and a decent local bar scene if you like. I recommend the "Taco Tuesday" as a very good value. Excellent margaritas and Mexican beers as well."
    Dined on 6/18/2013
  • "We have tried various Mexican restaurants in the Newport Beach area. Taco Rosa is better than others, but still far from authentic. Guess we will have to venture farther from Gringo Land into Santa Ana for that. The restaurant is nice for drinks and a casual meal after a day at the beach. Great margaritas."
    Dined on 8/14/2013