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Taco Rosa - Irvine

4.4
348 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(714) 505-6080
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Javier Zambrano
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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.

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Private party contact
Rene Fuentes: (714) 505-6080
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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.
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Cross street
El Camino Real
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 348 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Guillermo was an excellent server. The food was delicious and plentiful. Loved the Queso Fundido appetizer! The complimentary appetizer was good too. Took home half of the meal so we could share the Tres Leches cake.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Always a great experience when we dine at Taco Rosa!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was excellent. Food a little slow coming out but service was good. Margarita was suberb!!!

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very disappointed. Made reservations on Open Table. Requested a booth and informed them we were celebrating a birthday. So we kind of got a booth, it was kind of tight for 5 people. The clincher though, they forgot to celebrate my mom's 72 birthday. Pretty much ruined the evening for me. I do not recommend this place at all !

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was great. My daughter ordered the mushroom tacos and they were delicious. The horchata and margaritas were excellent as well.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Love Taco Rosa! Why? The Mexico city enchiladas are the best I've ever had! Chicken with the cheese and little onion on top. Doesn't get any better since they have perfected the sauce. From the time we sat down until the food was on our table was less then 7 minutes. Great service and delicious Mexican fare.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good food employees best service drinks are good made juice organic love it !

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Went on Tuesday night. Did not know they had Taco Tuesday IN THE REGULAR restaurant not just the bar area! Nice surprise. Had a great time. Coming back this weekend for dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very yummy food! The lobster enchiladas are amazing! Bartender could use a little help, if you are not ordering something with tequila in it, they aren't sure how to make it, even a decent martini.

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1.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Looking forward to dinner since friends had recommended it after having what they described as a great brunch. What a disappointment. This was the worst meal we had all week, since we dined out every night that week because it was Restaurant Week. I had lobster enchiladas and the lobster had an unmistakable taste of shrimp not lobster in a very bland sauce, boiled white rice and a tasty vegetable concoction accompanied the meal. My husband had the restaurant week shrimp dish in some kind of sauce that was also not very tasty. Appetizer guacamole needed doctoring to spice it up a bit Margarita however was very good. We were so looking to finding a good Mexican restaurant, guess we will stick with Taco Bell.Also after reading the regular menu I found nothing that would make me want to come back and try some of their other offerings.

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2.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Early reservation. Went for OC Restaurant Week. As we were walking towards the door after parking, the owner was on is way out. He greeted us with a big welcome. Impressive. Got a seat next to the window, nice. But the wood seat was too stiff, the curtain above used to be white, now stained and missing from the rail. They gave us the menu but had to ask for OC restaurant menu. They went back to get it. If you don't want to offer the OC Restaurant menu upfront, why join the event? Food came, avocado on top of the salad had black spot all over. OMG. Needed to heat the tortillas, it was not pliable or soft. Bathroom? Stainless steel holder for toilet paper, was broken and hanging towards the bowl. Rusty. This place needs renovation, I think it's about time.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I went with a group of co-workers for restaurant week. We were all happy with the value of the delicious lunches we received, and pleased that we got in and out quickly with their expedient service.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We went to Taco Rosa for the first time because of OC Restaurant Week. I was impressed by the variety of options and the quality of the food. I'll be coming back!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Hadn't been here before. They were wonderful from the start! We had a reservation and added people prior to arriving and the restaurant was very nice about it and happy to accommodate. The service was wonderful and they made us feel like we were the only customers that our waiter was helping, though that was certainly not the case. I highly recommend Taco Rosa for business or personal lunches. Delicious food too! :)

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Splendid food, with vegetarian options clearly on the menu. Very tasty.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Everything was great but the restrooms need attention!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Taco Rosa used to be a power house in Tustin/Irvine. We went quite often for their margis and brunch. We decided to come back on the ever illusive "date night" and we were underwhelmed. The service was great, the food was just sub par. Seemed more blow and go orders rather than taking time cooking and seasoning. Everything seemed so commercialised and bland. We were very disappointed. We will probably explore more restaurant options moving forward.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

First time visiting Taco Rosa, and we’ll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious food and great service. Would recommend!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Rude waiter. Was not answering any questions in a nice manner. The waiter responded as if he was rushed. The alcohol tasted watered down.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Taco Rosa was fantastic. Their taco Tuesday deal is great. Yummy tacos at a great price. Our server was fun and attentive. I highly recommend this place and will be coming back again.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is very good but the restaurant is in disrepair. Table was broken, chairs are old and warm out, and floor needed a good cleaning

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Great value and our server was both attentive and super sweet, thank you :)

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Good food and Service but noisy. Been to this restaurant twice, both times allowed group near us made it hard to have a conversation

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food & service! The best Mexican food in Orange County, CA.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great family dinner with friends

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was tasty, the service was outstanding and the ambiance was good. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Warm, friendly service. The food never disappoints.

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3.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Normally great but slow service today

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was very good and the presentation was great. I had the steak tacos which I really enjoyed. The carnitas were very popular with my table and I was told they were very good. They even brought little appetizers for us at no charge which were tasty.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Was very hard to get hold of our server. But other than that outstanding

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3.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Our Open Table reservation was for a special occasion, my 74th birthday. When we arrived there was no mention of a birthday celebration by the hostess or by anyone else as the evening progressed. The special occasion part was missing! Even though our food was good, our server basically ignored us throughout the evening. I understand that they had a large group, however, that is no excuse. This may be a place for a casual lunch, but NOT a place for a special occasion! I expected better!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Taco Rosa is my favorite restaurant....best Mexican food in Orange County and wonderful staff!

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Service was great. Taco's were amazing (pork and shredded beef) especially at the special Taco Tuesday prices. Was fine for families, a bit of a loud atmosphere. The birthday dessert combo plate was fantastic.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2017

I met two friends for dinner and we all ordered something different. Everyone was pleased. Service was excellent.

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2.0Dined on November 2, 2017

We had a party of 8 and it was obvious from the beginning our server was very annoyed to have a big group. Even though we had a reservation they had us at 2 separate tables. When we insisted they be put together the attitude started. I had to get up and find a server twice to get drinks started. When we still weren't getting any attention I told a manger. From then on, ther server came by regularly, but he gave us dirty looks and snapped at us. The manager never came by to follow up.

We will absolutely never go here again. Service ruined the dinner.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and service! We will be back! We Can’t wait to try the champagne brunch that our waiter told us about.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

Delicious food kind and friendly staff. Taco Tuesday is awesome tacos are amazing, so tasty.

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4.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Made a reservation for my brother's birthday. Food was good as always. I had the tacos de filets which were delicious . Washed down the tacos with a Don Julio Margarita; also good. Our server Alberto was awesome: great service and very engaging. Will definitely look for him next visit.

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4.0Dined on October 3, 2017

It was taco Tuesday night. My father-in-law really enjoyed his Pastore tacos. So they were excellent. We celebrated his birthday and they sang to him in Spanish. Definitely made a reservation. Very busy and kind of loud, however it was Taco Tuesday night🌮

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