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About 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.

1237 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,
Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
13th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 621-2700

Website:
http://rosalitascantina.com/

Catering:
Off-Site Catering is available. Options will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

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.

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

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

Rosalita's Cantina Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (3)
Good for Groups (3)
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Casual (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Spicy (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good for a Date (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 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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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent food; very good service and atmosphere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic
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·Dined on September 4, 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 30, 2017

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

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2016

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

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 10, 2016

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 29, 2016

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 3, 2016

Rosalita's has fast friendly service and food that is tasty at a great price. We enjoy the lively atmosphere and the fun urban setting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 24, 2016

I enjoyed everything about our visit except when they cashed out my check it was $13 over our tab? We were only two people and I always tip but I did not like that and if I visit again I will pay cash.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2016

The atmosphere as soon as we walked in was awesome. It is very well decorated, they had music playing that went with the culture so that was cool. And the food was amazing!! Also be sure to check out their happy hour specials! We will definitely be eating there again in the future.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 28, 2015

We had a great time at Rosalita's. Our food was promptly served and tasty. The ambiance was pleasant and our service was friendly and helpful with suggestions and guidance about the menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 24, 2015

Good food....chips were great but could've used a bigger bowl of salsa. Music was good but too loud for our tastes. Wish more of the dinners came with sides instead of a la carte. Had to pay for parking but lot is conveniently located behind the restaurant. Service was good and the place was packed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 21, 2015

The food was absolutely delicious and is served in huge portions. The service was impeccable! I went for a friend's birthday and she was given a free dessert and they made her entree over because it came with green peppers(even though she didn't specific "no green peppers"). The pricing is reasonable! My bill came out to $57 and that was for two people.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 6, 2015

Initial chips put on put our table weren't of usual quality. Not really salted right. The salsa put on our table didn't taste normal and was put in a smaller container than the usual wider dish they usually put out. Had to request new salsa and chips. Waiter was fine. We are frequent customers, but this wasn't a very great experience. My girlfriend ordered the spinach and mushroom enchiladas and they were very bland. Not much too them, little to no sauce- very unimpressive. We've been here numerous times and have liked this place so it's a shame. Also, it was frustrating that they seated us at the front of the restaurant on the stage portion instead of the back dining room area. It seems like they seat the younger people who they don't think are going to tip very much or be there very long at the front of the restaurant. Request to be at the back of the restaurant. The seats are better and the air quality is better as opposed to dealing with the bar scene and the front door open and hostess stand. It seems like every time I walk in there the hostess still doesn't understand why I tell her why I have a reservation even though there's plenty of tables open in the restaurant. I want the points on opentable!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 8, 2015

Service was amazing and quick, waiter was attentive and friendly.

Food was amazing and came out in what seemed almost instantly .

Will be back.

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