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About Taco Rosa - Newport Beach

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.

2632 San Miguel Road
Newport Beach, CA 92260
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

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:
Prairie Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 720-0980

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: (949) 231-2192

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Taco Rosa - Newport Beach Ratings and Reviews

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88% would recommend it to a friend

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Quick Bite (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
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Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Dinner. Food had no taste. Salsa’s were bland. Asked for spicy and still bad.

We go to Taco Mesa ( Fast Casual version) on a regular basis. The food quality and flavors are superb.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was outstanding service . I’ve been coming here for years and my daughter wants to celebrate her birthday here with my family . Everyone is very friendly and generous . We had an empanada appetizer that they gave us without charge. It was so good . I highly recommend this place excellent service and very good food. Thank you for making my daughter’s birthday memorable .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Taco Rosa revamped its menu some time ago. Unfortunately, the quality of the food has gone downhill with the more limited menu. The starting appetizer was very good and a nice touch, and the guacamole was also very good. The chicken in mole was really disappointing. It used to be a nice, plump, juicy chicken breast with spicy mole sauce. It is now paper thin rubber chicken cooked so it has moisture and no flavor. The mole was surprisingly bland. I used to go to Taco Rosa a lot; it was one of the few Mexican restaurants that offered authentic, interesting dishes. It is now permanently off my list.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Loved the queso fundido, which came with a nice spicy chorizo. In fact, we overate on this and so couldn't finish our dinners! Even the pinto beans were tasty! Will come back again.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great restaurant

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful food, service, and ambiance. Made us feel like we were on vacation and enjoying a top notch meal! The queso fundido, chile relleno, quesadilla, tacos (carne asada, shredded beef, lobster), and rice and beans were all so flavorful and unique. Amazing!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Taco Rosa is one of the best restaurants in the area. Always enjoyable and taco Tuesday is crazy cheap!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Had a wonderful lunch, great food and the service was wonderful!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went to the restaurant not understanding that brunch was buffet style. It was not clear on open table. There was plenty of food. It would have been nice for the food to be labeled, because many dishes looked unfamiliar. As it turned out a majority of the main dishes were made with pork. The food was quite tasty. I was also surprised that for a Mexican restaurant there weren’t any chips for the table or guacamole. The best part of the buffet was the dessert selection! The service was good and the owner is very attentive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food, nice service, but they charge for chips? Really? Been to many high end Mexican restaurants here and abroad and this is a first. Not cool.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Taco Rosa never disappoints. Friendly and attentive staff. Tasty Mexican food. Prices are very fair. A nice casual place that is comfortable to spend time with friends. This time was brunch and it was full of options and very fairly priced. Lucky to have them nearby.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent service, fabulous food, great margarita!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great service, excellent food and nice environment.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This is out secret neighborhood walk-to place. Great twists on Mexican food and a quiet outdoor patio at fait prices. Love it every time

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Gathered a few of my close friends and family to celebrate my 26th bday, what a great place to brunch! The staff was very pleasant and attentive and the food was delicious! Will definitely visit this restaurant again and will recommend to others.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Family Reunion

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food and service was outstanding. This is a hidden gem in Newport Beach.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The enchiladas were amazing. Prices are on the high side, but not for the area and worth the amazing flavor.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food and service. The queso was a bit of a disappointment. The menu needs to be a bit more specific with ingredients. Lots of garnish and extras in the queso weren’t listed on the menu. Be sure and ask specific questions if you have any food allergies or dislikes. The alcohol pour was quite light in both our margaritas. A good spot for locals. Wouldn’t drive to eat at this location if I wasn’t already in the area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Bar Seating, Authentic, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have eaten Mexican food across the country (and in Mexico) for over 60 years.

Taco Rosa was right up there with the best that I've ever had.

I had carnitas, my wife had chicken fajitas, my associate had steak tacos, and his wife had the salmon special. All were outstanding.

Margaritas were also excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was great and when the severs were present they were great. However, it took a very long time for our order to come out. Our 1 hour business lunch turned into 2.15 hrs due to the food coming out and the length of time to get the bill

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The manager was so friendly and made us feel special. They brought a complimentary appetizer which really was so nice and tasty too. The restaurant was highlighted on Vista LA and I was not disappointed. Definitely will go back as there as so many wonderful choices. I so want to try the Sunday brunch.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The service was absolutely amazing. Also the food was so good. It is totally worth the price and drive (if you are far from it)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Staff was amazing and friendly. We took our coworker to celebrate her birthday. Food was amazing!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We have been going for several years and always love it. this time it was a much different experience : my son asked for plain Carnitas with some Mexican rice on the side nothing else, he got it and it was good but we paid $15 for carnitas and 2×4 dollars for a little bit of Mexican rice on the side!!!! the lobster enchiladas that I have been ordering for years is totally different from what it used to be even though the waiter told me it was the same . very disappointing experience this time especially for what we were charged

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 14, 2017

very friendly staff, delicious food !!!
The Tacos are a must have....

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Easy make reservations thru OpenTable, food good, service good... the guacamole was the best!! Our table had a 2nd order.. chips were really tasty..

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Made a reservation for seating outside to find out they use it for their Sunday Brunch. They did not have a table ready for us. One side of the restaurant had nice white linens. Sat us next to the kitchen. Very load especially when they decide to vacuum one of the shelves.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The food was delicious & the staff was very friendly & always there to serve us. We really enjoyed our experience at Taco Roas.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Asked for a table away from the door and were sat right next to the door. Margaritas not good. Food was okay.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Been to both Taco Rosa's Irvine and Newport Beach. Totally opposite. I would recommend the one in Irvine over the Newport Beach. The food here is not the same. Had the soups both were over seasoned and too much chilis. Salads were average. Never got the tacos we ordered. Drinks were poorly mixed.

Service was poor this evening. Had to search for our server twice.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Must be new owners. Not the same Sunday Brunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food was very good. The guacamole was presented in a very unique way and wonderfully prepared. The menu options were plentiful. The atmosphere was very energetic. Definitely a place to enjoy with a group of people!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Tacos alambre are the best! Fajitas were meh.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The margarita was amazing. We loved how they serve an chef's creation appetizer as opposed to traditional chips and salsa. The mole was the special last night. Our server was friendly and helpful. The churros for dessert are cooked fresh and served with chocolate and are not to be missed. A great neighborhood gem.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 22, 2017

I have nothing bad to say. Service was great, the complimentary appetizer was fabulous and the food was delicious! Will return as soon as possible!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

My colleagues wanted to try Taco Rosa after I recommended the restaurant to them a few months ago. We were finally all able to get together for my birthday and had lunch at this location. It's my preferred location because I like the vibe and the feel of this location compared to the one in Tustin. Everyone loved their meals and our server was amazing! The must have is the guacamole! It's so good!

Tags: Authentic, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great Mexican food and margaritas

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 9, 2017

We absolutely love coming here for brunch!!! Food is amazing!!!

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on April 7, 2017

It's so loud you can't have a conversation. The food was marginal. My enchiladas were dry and tasteless. The nachos are about 10 chips on a big plate with dry toppings. Very overrated place.

Tags: Casual
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