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About Taco Rosa - Irvine

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.

13792 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92670
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
El Camino Real

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 505-6080

Website:
http://www.tacorosa.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Javier Zambrano

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.

Private Party Contact:
Rene Fuentes: (714) 505-6080

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

Taco Rosa - Irvine Ratings and Reviews

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined on December 1, 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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 15, 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 5, 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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·Dined on October 4, 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🌮

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

If you're looking for great Mexican upscale dining, Taco Rosa is the place! The paella was great! My only criticism is the hard push for mezcal in all their drink options. I personally am not a fan, but if you like it then this is the place for you. The servers are great and attentive.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Not my first time here it is a very nice place and food is great

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We've been to Taco Rosa a few times and this visit left us wanting a little more. I will say that the house margarita was very good and, unlike so many mixed drinks, I could tell that there actually was a fair amount of tequila in it! The guacamole was delicious and the presentation is so pretty! We ordered some different tacos and they all needed salt (in my opinion) and we had to ask our server for S & P shakers (I hate when they're not on the table!). The biggest turn off to me were the hanging curtains in between seating sections of the restaurant. The top poles/hooks were SO caked with dust, it was awful! It was slow when I arrived before my husband (4:30 pm) and one of the servers was cleaning the bottom poles/hooks but, sadly, he never looked up (not that they can clean those during open hours, a ladder would be needed). Noticing that made me more closely scrutinize some other areas that needed some attention with a dust rag! It also made me try not to think about what the kitchen might look like...

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It's not the best food around and for what they charge you can get much better. But if you're looking for something local in Irvine it's not too bad. Your bill for two adults and 2 kids will quickly be $120 with only 2 margaritas. They do have a decent bar area outside to sit at.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and service. I enjoyed the Mango Margareta very much. The chicken mole was tasty. Shared the queso fundido as an appetizer and everyone enjoyed it.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food is always so much better than the chain operations. Wait staff always excellent.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The special "Korean tacos " we great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

A find. Quaint comfy setting, amazing attentive service, excellent food at a reasonable price and a margarita the size of the Chrysler building and delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 14, 2017

usually have the same meals here.we noticed they have reduced the meal portions, eliminated the pinto beans, rice and corn. we will not be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I had been here before on a business lunch and decided that it was a place I needed to bring my wife to. I brought her for a late lunch/early dinner date and she fell in love with this place.
Our server, Octavio, was awesome. He was very friendly, personable and accommodating to our questions with regard to the menu and drinks. We will definitely be returning soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food delivery was very slow. This is not the first time this has happened. Weekdays for lunch seems to work okay, but Friday and Saturday nights the kitchen does not seem to be able to keep up with the load.

We will avoid those nights

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Soooo good!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Stopped here after a long afternoon on the freeway. Patio was great for drinks and some food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The food was outstanding. Interesting combinations of fresh ingredients and classic dishes. I had tomatillo chicken enchiladas with a side of chopped grilled vegetables. The serving was very generous with lots of chicken and two mild sauces.
We came at the same time as two large groups and our service was really lacking. Servers ignored our requests for help at times, but when they had time, they really tried to do their jobs.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Met a friend. Service was OK. My friend requested something with her guacamole and it came wrong. She made due, but still.

Lunch portion of fajitas was just right. Got chips+guac, chicken fajitas, with rice and beans for $15. Was pretty good sized meal.

Waited 15 minutes for the check. "No, seriously, please let me pay you for my meal..."

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 5, 2017

I have always enjoyed the excellent and authentic cuisine at Taco Rosa. However with its new menu , it is now probably the best in Orange County. If you love Mexican food you absolutely, positively must try the food here. Prices are quite reasonable. Service is excellent and attentive. Perhaps you'll even lucky enough to get Memo (Guillermo) as your waiter.

The side dishes are exquisite beyond words. Make sure and try them!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 4, 2017

This is upscale Mexican food with both Spanish and Mexican dishes that reflect the culinary diversity of Mexico and not just the Norte Americano versions of Mexican food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Way too pricey for the food/drinks. It rivals Javier's in price but not in dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We dined here for Mother's Day. The food was delicious and our waiter went the extra mile to please my mom on her day. Thank you

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The meal was delicious and drinks were great. Would definitely recommend Taco Rosa for a lively party or get together.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We had a party of 14 and everyone loved the food and the experience. Such a great Mother's Day dinner

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was amazing! The service was fantastic! Our entire group had a wonderful time and a delicious meal.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

I felt the sauces were very flavorful, but I'm wife and I thought the chicken was very bland without much seasoning. My wife had the fajitas and I had a burrito.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Service on cinco de mayo at lunch was awful. Took an hour for our food and there was a line outside the door. The food is not traditional Mexican food. Mushrooms in fajitas? Weird.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 2, 2017

what an amazing experince!! all the servers were super attentive and very caring! The team from amazing lash studio tustin market place appreciates the great experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined on April 25, 2017

Great service and amazing food! We were celebrating b'day and it was fantastic!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 18, 2017

The food was amazing. The service was not up to par though. It took more than ten minutes for a server to ask me for my drink order. I was only dining with one other person and it took her over 15 minutes once she arrived to get a drink. Then it took even longer to order. The food was delicious though. The servers were nice but it took a long time

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 16, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful time for Easter brunch! Great atmosphere with a live band, our server was very friendly and attentive, and the options were truly endless... Defiantly a must!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Our server was attentive to our needs and had a humor that will be sought after another day after a long week.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Absolutely enjoy the service there. Very friendly, food delicious. Great Margaritas.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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