Rosalita's Roadside Cantina

4.3
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
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.
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4.3
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4.3
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vipJeffG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Valentines with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The Food was ok the service was ok too but since we reserve this table prior to get there they give Us a table right next to the entrance of the Kitchen and Bathrooms which I did not like... My chances of going back there are next to none.

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BR79
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal. Service and staff is always excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great for kids

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taco Tuesday. Yum.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tacos! And more tacos.

NM
NicoleM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Rosalita’s used to have such good food and drinks. Feel like the quality has gone downhill. Had to send back my Margarita because it was so poorly made. Then when it came back it was meant to be strawberry but tasted like coconut. The service was good and fast but perhaps because there was hardly anyone there even though it was a Sunday during super bowl season. Definitely won’t be rushing back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every 2 weeks

DP
DenaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this restaurant! The food is fresh and tasty, and the waitstaff are attentive ... quick to refresh out chips and salsa (without waiting for us to ask) . I'd give it 5 stars, but I find that draught beers and mixed drinks are watered down a bit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This is not our first time there but can’t say if it was we would not return. We went for lunch on a Monday with 11 people; reservations were made. Although the table was ready on arrival it was only set up for nine people.

They seem to be extremely understaffed and although our waitress was very nice she was in the weeds the whole time we were there. Repeated requests for our drinks had to be made just to get a simple seltzer or a water we had to wait twice as long if we wanted anything from the bar.

Once the food came out the taste was just fine no issues from the kitchen.

We asked for the bill and found that another tables order was added to our bill and after another 20 minutes of trying to sort that whole mess out we were finally able to pay and leave.

I have to assume they were understaffed and had too many tables then they expected to have for a Monday lunch.

NJ
NJNana
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a gourmet meal but delicious, tasty food, reasonably priced.

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SUSANB
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good! Atmosphere nice! People were friendly!

LM
LukeM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was amazing. The margaritas were tasty and well blended and the service was top notch.

PG
PaulaG
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. So fresh and tasty. Our waitress sandy was awesome! Our drinks were always full and she was always readily available never had to look for her. She knew the menu and made recommendations that were on point! Sandy was outstanding!!!! We will always be sure to ask for her. She made my daughter's birthday a memorable one!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Reservation for 10 was ready upon arrival on a Saturday evening. The margaritas were delicious. Even the house margaritas were hand made, not from a pitcher or a tap. The food was good. We ordered many different items between us and everyone was pleased. There were 4 kids in our group who also enjoyed their food. They were able to have fun talking and playing games with one another because it is a relatively noisy place. I wouldn’t expect anything else from a ‘cantina’. The service was very good. The place was busy, but not huge lines to be seated. Would definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Valentines Day Dinner. Festive atmosphere. Food was very Good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a very nice time

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ViktoriaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!!! Not too pushy great service and staff food was delicious but those fresh margs aaaaaamazinggggg 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻🔝

MM
MeganM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I love coming here. The food is usually excellent but the steak I ordered was burnt and gross. That does not stop me from coming here though. I just won't order the steak again.

RB
RachelB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for the family, was pleasantly surprised to see face painting and balloon art for the kids as we waited for our meal.

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ErnestD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the food was very good.

DC
DawnC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CM
CharlotteM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipfamilyouting
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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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SamirV
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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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Rudy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSandyE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Easter bunny

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Christine27
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food & drinks! Fun birthday dinner!

RL
RobertL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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customer
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

JA
JoAnneC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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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turnpike14
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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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Rosalita's Roadside Cantina does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Rosalita's Roadside Cantina is rated 4.3 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

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