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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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4.0

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92% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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 12, 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 29, 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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·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 22, 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 25, 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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 (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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 (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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 (Orange County)·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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Such a disappointment.. service was really bad. Food which is usually great was just so so and barely warm.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Delicious food, creatively served, with a focus on health. Not your average Mexican restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Great service. Very friendly. Amazing food. This will become a favorite place.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 6, 2017

I was very impressed with the service. The staff was very friendly, attentive and helpful. It was fairly early on a weeknight so the restaurant was not very busy but that is when many restaurants are understaffed and busy with tasks anyway. The food was fantastic. Margaritas were very good. We are always looking for authentic, quality Mexican food. The food here was excellent. Everything was fresh, local, non GMO, non-farmed. It felt good to eat at a restaurant I could trust wasn't serving garbage. It's a little pricey but the proportions are bigger than I expected. While the food is a-la-carte. My husband and I had to take the side of rice and beans we ordered home. We ordered guacamole as an appetizer. My kids scarfed it down. My husband ordered the Alambre Quesadilla and I couldn't decide so my server, Manuel, suggested the Enchilada DF. My kids (4 and 5 yrs) each loved their food. They subbed a carnitas taco and a pastor taco in the $6 kids meal for them (exceptional service). My husband and I plan to go back next week to try their $30 price fix menu.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great service from Manny and team and great food!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Our server was extremely well informed and very helpful. Food was excellent and very different. Not the typical heavy Mexican food. Really light and flavorful. We've already recommended it to several others.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 24, 2017

.New menu. Healthier and value orientated. Gary place for dinner, brunch, or any time

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Taco Rosa Newport provides sophisticated Mexican cuisine at reasonable prices. Service is thoughtful with traditional Latin courtesy.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The best Mexican food I can ever remember having. Fresh, plentiful and delicious.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The best gourmet Mexican food in the OC. Great prices nice staff too

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The staff is always very nice, the food is very good.
We love going to Taco Rosa. It's our favorite Mexican restaurant

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Taco Rosa rocks with warm atmosphere, professional & caring service, fun interaction with all employees, terrific dining/wining/cocktails...BUT, refreshingly.....the way one is welcomed, appreciated, thanked sincerely with every visit is the icing on their amazing Quattro cake! If you miss Taco Rosa...you're missing a lot...please don't reserve my table at the end of the bar, though...I'm there quite often....👍❤️

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Taco Rosa recently changed their menu. The new menu was easier to read but there were notably fewer selections. Some of the new dishes that were seriously hyped by the chef were quite disappointing. The sides that used to be offered with the entree are now a la Carter so their prices have, for all practical purposes, gone up. I was quite disappointed. Taco Rosa is no longer the go-to Mexican restaurant in Newport Beach.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 10, 2017

All I can say is wow. New menu..means bad food. I was sick in an hour. The Lobster taco came
and the lobster was super shiny. I ate one bite!!
Never again!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Excellent, excellent, excellent. Such an enjoyable evening at Taco Rosa. The staff and founder of the restaurant took the time to come to our table and introduce themselves and explain the various dishes. Everything we ordered was just so delicious and it was a nice change to eat at a restaurant where they really create amazing dishes to please their guests.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Fabulous food and great service as always. My favorite "secret" restaurant that many people don't know about.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 13, 2016

It was Taco Tuesday--delicious! Will definitely go back.

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