Rosalita's Roadside Cantina

4.3
63 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Rosalita's Roadside Cantina is Mexican restaurant and bar featuring fresh Mexican food with an extensive selection of tequila, beer and margaritas. Our fresh Mexican cuisine, once only available in Mexico City, now available in New Jersey.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 11:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(732) 617-0099
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Rosalita's Roadside Cantina can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (732) 617-0099
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Cross street
Sandburg Dr
What 63 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.2
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ED
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent and the food was very good.

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DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow and the food was cold. Did taco Tuesday and took way too long to get the second order of tacos. Then they came out cold.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places. Great food and always pleasant staff. The waiter Nick, was patient and very helpful.

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CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rosie's is always great...and Taco Tuesday is even better!

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f
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Server was attentive
Food was fair
Not much taste and absolutely no appeal to the eyes.
Just stuff thrown on a plate
Moes and salsalitas are even better
Oh well will not be coming back

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SV
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We party of 8 had made reservation for 7PM on Mother's day. It was extremely busy and thinking we made the reservation we arrived at Rosalita's on time 10 minutes before 7PM only to be given table at around 7:30PM. Overall the food quality and preparation was good considering it was Mother's day but very disappointed with the fact that they were not able to give us table at our reserved time. The wait staff in front should be able to handle influx of customers effectively.

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

we had to make a last minute Mother's Day plan and we got there, got seated quickly and got served quickly. The waitress was very friendly, attentive and capable. All staff was very good. Food was good. Good experience. Will go back

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff worked well and smoothly. Our waiter was very tentative and courteous.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved our waitress. Special thanks to her...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Easter bunny

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food & drinks! Fun birthday dinner!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was and food was even better, this was the first at this restaurant and will be going back

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c
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Wouldn't allow us to get Happy Hour at the bar and bring back to the table :(

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JA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation and were seated promptly upon arrival. The waitress was friendly and efficient. Our food was very good. I would recommend this restaurant for all ages.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Kitchen made mistake in the order. When replaced it they didn’t make new. I ordered veg salad but it came with shrimp. To replace the order, kitchen removed shrimp from the plate and brought same plate back.
I never trust the restaurant anymore.

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t
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

food was very good, service was a little slow this time out

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great impression for first time guests. Reservations were made easily over the phone and seating was almost immediate. Looking forward to another great dining experience! Everything was delicious and service exceptional.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Everything was great, except our server. He really didn't seem interested in going his job. It was my birthday and my friend called in and spoke to a very nice woman who helped with surprising me with a cake and singing happy birthday! Had a great time!

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CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always delicious Mexican food at an affordable price! Fun festive atmosphere!

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Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a very good experience. Service was prompt, food was good, drinks were great and prices reasonable. I will definitely give it another shot.

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RO
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place to go with family or friends, good dishes and service is attentive. Get there early!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good from service to food

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7
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very nice Mexican restaurant. Courteous service, good food, nice selection of Margaritas and beer. The decor is nice and the atmosphere (at least on a Saturday evening) was festive and fun. The chips are warm and crisp and the spicy salsa is just right.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. We were there for a birthday. Everything was truly amazing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were six adults and two children for Saturday lunch. All eight loved their meals.
One in our party was Gluten Free and he was easily accommodated. The food and service
were both great. From entree to dessert everyone was pleased.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and first time at Rosalitas. Food, service and atmosphere were all terrific! We will definitely be back!!!

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W
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoyable. Good food & margaritas. Service was good too, 5 adults and 6 kids! Thank you!! :)

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KR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall I had an okay experience at the restaurant. The thing that greatly impacted my experience was that we were seated at a table which was not cleaned off and had crumbs from a prior guest that was dining there. When the bus boy came to clean it off he carelessly wiped the table, spreading all of the crumbs into our laps. There was no silverware... and we were not given it until we asked for it after our main dish was brought out to us. Two of the drinks that were brought to us were made incorrectly. Definitely expected a little more attentiveness and care with the customer service. However, the food came out good.

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VT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

For good Mexican food and vegetarian options, there is a lot on the menu. Drinks were good and plenty of choices with specials and Fresh Margaritas. I had the brisket burrito and my wife had the empanada sampler. The black bean soup was a tad under cooked, but some people like their beans al dente, so its a draw. Your plate arrives with plenty of rice and bans as well and your entree is generous. Appetizers were good and the chips and salsa above your standard Mexican restaurant for flavor and freshness. And the price was a good value. You'll like Rosalita's.

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DN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time at Rosie's!!! Best food and drinks around!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was horrible and food was not good, waitress mess up our order and we were missing one dish , by the time missing dish came other food was cold. Will not go there again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service were fantastic.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed family get together. Great service,food and drinks!!

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VR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great evening at Rosalita's. Food, service and ambiance were terrific. Very comfortable, no one rushed us. The sangria was plentiful and delicious. If you like Mexican food you'll love Rosalita's. Booking thru OpenTable was easy and there was no wait when we got there.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, kid friendly. Kids night on Wednesdays (they eat free), definitely a great environment to bring your children to so you don't have to worry about them being too loud or disturbing anyone.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Casual atmosphere.Good service. Reasonably priced. Lots of vegetarian options

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SC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were a little disappointed with our experience this time. We have been several times but this time the service was not as good as previous times. We wanted separate checked but were told we were not allowed. They no longer provide that service. We had a party of 12 so this was totally inconvenient.

Also we ordered the 3 enchiladas and wanted 2 chicken and 1 shrimp by was told after going back and forth with the kitchen and waiter that they will do it but it will cost over $5 more.

We had some with us who needed gluten free chips and wraps and they did not like them at all.

Overall the food was good but I feel the customer service end is going down hill :-(. Don't know if we will be going back.

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BA
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Good place to go with kids or just adults. Food is plentiful may need to share your dish!

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AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

We went for a graduation celebration. We had a waitress who was new - her second day. She completely messed up our order - repeatedly - she was horrible. She did not know what she was doing. Thank goodness the Manager came in and saved her. The Manager was wonderful, helped out and took care of us. I never had a bad meal here, never had a bad experience here until this night. If you find out you have a new waitress, request a new one - the female manager is wonderful, but the new waitress is a complete nightmare.

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