Hearty, Homey Mexican Food at Rosa's Mexican Restaurant - Tucson AZ

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Hearty, Homey Mexican Food at Rosa's Mexican Restaurant - Tucson AZ

Hearty, Homey Mexican Food at Rosa's Mexican Restaurant - Tucson AZ

Sometime around the second week of June 2000, I was introduced to Rosa's Mexican Food.  Fairly new to authentic Mexican fare, I have to admit I was pretty taken, pretty immediately!

I still remember the first thing I ordered: Ala Cart, Avocado Enchiladas.  Wow.  I was excited about the avocados, but the enchilada sauce has had me going back for over 12 years now.  Wow. Wow. Wow.

Hearty, Homey Mexican Food at Rosa's Mexican Restaurant - Tucson AZ

Rosa's has been family owned by the Ortega family and has been in operation over 35 years.  Obviously, I'm not the only one a fan of their red sauce.

Hearty, Homey Mexican Food at Rosa's Mexican Restaurant - Tucson AZ

The place has seen a few updates and changes over the years and in my last visit I noticed more seating, and even more Mexican flavor in the murals, decor, and atmosphere.

I have to say their service has really improved over the years as well, as I recall long waits and messed up orders now seem to be a thing of the past.

We always decided taste won out over any minor inconveniences, however, and it's a place we return to again and again.

Hearty, Homey Mexican Food at Rosa's Mexican Restaurant - Tucson AZ

If you're looking for a charming place for breakfast lunch or dinner, with real down-home, family style, I recommend Rosa's loud, inviting atmosphere.

It isn't what I'd call gourmet Mexican, but the combination plates and specials seem to please everyone, because it's rare that the place isn't packed on even a weekday evening.

And, don't be concerned if there's 20 people waiting outside...the wait always moves along quickly.  I don't think I've ever waited more than 15 minutes for a table in all my years.

Hearty, Homey Mexican Food at Rosa's Mexican Restaurant - Tucson AZ

They also offer carry out (but not, I think, on busy nights), and cater for special events.

If you haven't found Rosa's Mexican Food tucked in along the back of a strip mall on the Southwest corner of Campbell and Ft. Lowell, I encourage you to take a little trip.

The red sauce, or the green sauce for that matter, will have you coming back for more.


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Liz and Bill Spear
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Cara, Sounds like a great place to eat that I know I'd love!  I've got a friend shipping me some fresh chilies from New Mexico and looking forward to getting them tomorrow :)

Sep 25, 2012 01:08 AM #1
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Ah...HATCH chilies!  Thanks for stopping by Liz and Bill! Have a great week.

Sep 25, 2012 01:42 AM #2
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You are making me so hungry! LOL

Your local food shop blogs always do though. It must be the pictures. Hope everything is going well for you!

Sep 25, 2012 01:58 AM #3
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Wayne Johnson
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Cara-A family business, especially a restaurant, that is in business for over twelve years is obviously a keeper.

Sep 25, 2012 02:32 AM #4
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Cara, that looks really good, and I love Mexican! We have a place within walking distance from our home that is our favorite. But I like my own tacos/burritos that I make at home too.

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