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Taco Rosa

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13792 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602-1200 (El Camino Real)
+1 714-505-6080
Today
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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South OC, CA, USA
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank bonesting69
Newport Beach, California, United States
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172 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Andy B
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97 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Dan H
Irvine, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank sriley1941
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Charles P
Barstow, California, United States
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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383 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Orange, California
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

This review is only regarding their happy hour. We've been to many in this one disappointed us. There were very few items on it. You could have one of three different appetizers at a discount

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Dana Point, California
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

First and last time at this chain. Not my taste. Staff friendly and efficient. Kitchen service very slow. Margaritas were nothing special although one of their advertising stars. My taco was stuffed with very large slices of sautéed mushroom and topped with melted Brie cheese. It was very, very noisy and crowded. I must be one of a few that... More 

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Dana Point, California
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249 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Some creative options on the menu.. Quite a large menu with something for every taste!! ... Mexico City Nachos were quite creative and tasty. Stuffed Jalapenos were also equally enjoyed ... Service was warm and efficient. Most everything we ordered was good...and the prices were reasonable. Will return...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish
Meals
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
Sunday
10:00 - 13:30
15:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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