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Rosalita's Cantina

4.3
275 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,
Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(314) 621-2700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Chris: (314) 621-2700
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Catering
Off-Site Catering is available. Options will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
13th
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 275 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Perfect margarita, I had the El General. Chips were fresh, thin, and crispy just the way I like them. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The low carb cauliflower bowl was amazing.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Rosalina’s was close to our hotel. We took our grandson. Guacamole was excellent; enjoyed the chips and salsa too.
Chicken tacos a good choice for us! No room for dessert! Wait staff was attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was delicious and service was great!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Always great food ! We hit up this place every year when in town for our convention

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We ate here before the Eagles concert at Scottrade Center. Thanks to our reservation we were seated immediately. The service was a little spotty at times, with our waiter seeming to disappear for stretches at a time.

As for the food, the guacamole, chips and salsa were great. I ordered shrimp, rice and cheese and my boyfriend ordered the tacos. Both were delicious. The food and atmosphere were great and were enough to make it worth returning in the future ... hopefully with better service.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The Happy hour is great!

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Overall an averagely good time...but our reservations weren’t really close to being ready when we got there, so that was a bit of a bummer

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Mexican food, and the margaritas were excellent. Atmosphere was also beyond the normal restaurant, highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was pretty good. They were out of empanadas but the waiter suggested the flautas which were a good substitute. Only complaint was when they added the gratuity for our party of 10. Didn't have a problem with them adding it. But did have a problem with how it was calculated. Tip is generally based on price of the meal before tax as tax has nothing to do with the value of the meal. They said it was an 18% tip but they did after tax. On a large party that adds up and made the tip over 20% which we didn't care about because service was good. They should calculate that properly if they're adding it. I would go back though

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent food; very good service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

The food was authentic and fresh. Everything came out piping hot and delicious. The drinks were tasty, great happy hour prices on drinks a day appetizers.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Really had great service. Food is pretty good. The large strawberry margarita is enormous...so is the shredded beef burrito...really good.

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3.0Dined on September 3, 2017

The service was terrible. For the entire meal our waiter only came twice. Once at the beginning to take out order...which still took 15 mins after we sat down and then a second time to bring us our drinks. The kitchen brought our food and then our waiter came to grab the check. It would have been understandable if they were busy but they were far from busy on a Sunday night at 8:30.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2017

Large portions of good quality Tex-Mex. I had Chilli Rellenos which were nicely done served with Beans & Rice. Overall not bad for St. Louis.

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2.0Dined on July 11, 2017

It is a tradition for us to come here for lunch whenever we take our niece and nephew to the City Museum, which is within easy walking distance. The food is always good and prices are reasonable.

Usually, the service is friendly and attentive. This time, we hardly saw our waitress and when we did she didn't seem to be too concerned with problems. My wife had ordered a Margarita and it came in a chipped glass. By the time she noticed it, the drink was about half done. We finally saw our waitress and, after showing her the chip, she just laughed and said 'perfect. I'll throw it out when you're done.' She didn't apologize or offer to replace it or take it off the menu. Fortunately, my wife didn't cut her lips on the chip.

We will most likely keep coming back to this location and the new one in West County, but this is 'strike one' and we'll be observing more carefully for the next pitches.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

Very good food and great service. I would definitely recommend this place to family and friends

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2.0Dined on July 4, 2017

Mediocre food and service. Not sure if management knows staff making all kinds of noises (not just conversation) in kitchen that guest can hear in dining room.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Was told by the hostess that we should not use Opentable to reserve seating as they don't actually use the reservation system, so if we were to reserve and there hadn't been any available tables, we would have had to wait.

Overall food was a bit mediocre. Prices are reasonable. Service was slow when considering the restaurant was mostly empty. Our waitress took quite a while to take our drink orders, and seemed a bit unwelcoming.

Probably will not return.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2017

We made a 10 person reservation for a graduation celebration two months prior to the occasion. Rosalitas said they could accommodate 10 people; however, after calling the day of the reservation to confirm, they're "accommodation" of ten people was sitting us at two separate 5 person tables. Had we known this was the case earlier, we would have been able to make a reservation elsewhere. After we said we would prefer to sit together, they sat us on their patio. Due to a thunderstorm, we were forced to leave halfway through the dinner. The wait staff did nothing to find us alternative seating once the rain began. The food was great; the customer service was horrible.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2017

Good Mexican food at a reasonable price. Excellent guacamole and happy hour. Need to improve corn tortillas.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Slow, poor service... fajitas are a pile of veggies with a few pieces of meat... burrito was very good

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a reservation for Mother's Day lunch. It wasn't too crowded so we were seated right away. The food was great and my parent really enjoyed their meal. My mother loves fajitas and the sizzling dish did not disappoint at Rosalita's. The margaritas were great and hit the spot. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2017

Excellent food at a reasonable price. Exceptional service. Highly recommended.
Will be returning soon. Thanks for an enjoyable dinner before the concert.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2017

The food can be generally ok here, But the service on this visit was exceptional! Our server really went above and beyond to take great care of us!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Typical TexMex fare...bagged lettuce, nothing special.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

I love this place for a Saturday night good time and good food, great drinks

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Solid Mexican food with a good environment. Good menu and fine service.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

We booked our reservation a month ahead of time only to find out later on it was Mardi Gras weekend. We walked in and it was super busy. When I made the reservation I asked for a booth and informed them it was our anniversary. Anyway we got there and the hostess was happy we had a reservation and they took us right to a tall table. I didn't say anything because the table was in a nice spot. They didn't acknowledge our anniversary but that's ok.. I had two margaritas one vegas margarita (good but has red bull or something) then I had a pomegranate one, it was so good! Food was amazing! Chips and salsa was amazing the chips are real thin and the quest dip was delicious! Bill wasn't bad! The places was pretty to look at! We will be back this summer to sit out side.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Typically we have very good service, food, etc. We visited on 2/19/2017 prior to a concert. Our reservations were at 6 pm. We gave our drink orders-margaritas- just as we sat down. Our friends arrived 10 mins after and ordered their margs. They received their margs right away. Our waiter stated that mine and my friends margaritas wouldn't be made because they ran out of lime juice. What?! He then offered beer instead. WE CAME TO A CANTINA FOR MARGARITAS! When we left the restaurant, there was a huge jug of lime juice on the bar counter. I call BS. Our waiter did not offer any discount or apology for the mistake.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

We were in town for a tournament at the conference center. This was walking distance and easy. The vibe was great, seating was comfortable and the food was very good. Unfortunately, I didn't have a margarita- they looked delicious, but next time I'm in St. Louis, I plan to eat here and definitely will try one of the margaritas.

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2017

4 of us visited Rosalita's for the first time. We were in St. Louis for the Red Hot Chili Pepper's concert. we walked there from our hotel that was across from the Scottstrade Center where the concert was held. We visited because of good reviews from Trip Advisor. Kevin, our server, was excellent and fun. We ordered Guacamole and Queso as an appetizer and then Empanades and Tostitas from the appetizer menu as our meals because we received the "Happy Hour" special which was money off the appetizer menu. Food was great as were our drinks

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2.0Dined on November 8, 2016

The was food was terrible had a great waiter.
The margarita was great but the food was nasty they didn't want to make my food over my nachos had all water in it

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2016

We very much enjoyed our meals. There was a little mix up on bringing out the apps and soup before the meals and my special request was the opposite of what I asked for. It was handled quickly and graciously. The portions are generous and we were happy with the margaritas too.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2016

Delightful OpenTable find for we out-of-Towners! Excellent and huge portions.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2016

We celebrated my husbands birthday with our children and grandchildren. Very friendly atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2016

Great lunch experience. Six of us and everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2016

The waitstaff was very friendly and accommodated some of our special requests. We had a large group that included children and we all went away full and happy, pleased with the food, the experience and the price.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2016

My Chimichanga was excellent. At most mexican restaurants I leave about half of the beans because they are usually dry and tasteless. The beans here were fantastic, had great flavor and smooth not lumpy. Everyone in our party enjoyed everything. Our server in training (D.J.) did a great job, as well as the trainer. We will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2016

I love Rosalita's. The food is always good. The atmosphere is nice and you can have a conversation with a group of people.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2016

Very enjoyable night, but the noise from other tables made conversation challenging. Food was excellent. Service was very good. Definite do-over.

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