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13792 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602-1200 (El Camino Real)
+1 714-505-6080
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 13:30
15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Escondido, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

If you want the ultimate flavor experience and you are a Chile Rellano connosour like me, then this is your place. The take a large Poblano Chile and stuff it with shreaded chickent, vegetables, and cheese. They then wrap it with a flaky pie crust that is heaven. Bake it, and it will take longer than normal dishes as it... More 

Thank chrisbF6396BX
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We are always in the market for authentic Mexican and southwest cuisine. This restaurant provided excellent service and even better food. We really enjoyed our evening here.

Thank mewatch0us
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310 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We love Taco Rosa. It's not far from our home, and we eat here frequently. They even catered our wedding reception, so this place holds a special place in our hearts. Taco Rosa is an upscale, nuevo -Mexican restaurant. I don't mean New Mexican style food. I mean trendy takes on Mexican classics. Expect bold, sometimes unexpected twists on traditional... More 

1 Thank Connie I
South OC, CA, USA
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

My wife and I brought an Irvine Company BOGO entree coupon for a late lunch soon after Christmas on a very slow Dec 26. We don't often order alcohol at lunch but when we saw that the $10 margaritas were $6.50 during happy hour, we decided to order a couple of them. We did see on the coupon that it... More 

1 Thank bonesting69
Newport Beach, California, United States
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178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I think that I may have reviewed this place once before, but I just got back from having lunch there with some friends and felt the need to provide an update. We got seated immediately (we had made reservations ahead of time) and were waited on almost immediately. We ordered chips and avocado dip as a starter to share between... More 

Thank Andy B
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103 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

While the service is good and the staff friendly. The food was not as good as one would expect with a large hispanic population in California. The portion sizes were adequate and being able to select your tacos to eat ( average price was $3.50) was a cool feature of this restaurant. The flavors were a little bland. Overall prices... More 

Thank Dan H
Irvine, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you want run of the mill Mexican food, this place is not for you. However, if you want Mexican food that is more sophisticated, both In taste and presentation, this is the place to go. The food at this restaurant is inspired by the cuisine of Mexico City and although you will see familiar foods on the menu such... More 

Thank sriley1941
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Try the ceviche, it was outstanding. The menu was varied with lots of interesting choices. In addition to he ceviche appetizer I had hard-shell tacos. Very tasty, but I expect to return to try the enchiladas.

Thank Charles P
Barstow, California, United States
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I enjoyed my meal there with my sons. I especially enjoyed eating in the covered patio. Vanessa gave us good service. I had Combinacion Dos. This was a cheese enchilada and a taco with rice and beans. In addition, there was a corn cake on the side that T acted really well. The burritos that my sons had were quite... More 

Thank Donald C
San Juan Capistrano, California
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399 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I had a business lunch there in a large outdoor mall and chose to stay indoors, as it was warm outside, but there are is also outside eating. The service was good and the food was very good. It's not low-cost Mexican food, not it's not super-expensive either. I had three tacos: al pastor, with Grilled pork and pineapple marinated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:30
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13792 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602-1200
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 714-505-6080
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.

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