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La Rosa Southwestern Dining

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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25 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133-9052
+1 719-368-7676
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Colorado Springs
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

More than anything, the service here is so friendly. It really feels like I've gone to a friend's house for dinner! Food is unique and tasty. This past visit, I happened to comment on how much I enjoyed the vegetables that came alongside my entree and the owner went back and had an additional side of vegetables and polenta prepared... More 

Thank Chuck S
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've eaten here a few times, but had a bad experience and will not return. The servers were terribly disorganized. Different people would approach my table, but no one would take my order or serve my food. It took a long time to get served The Abovada was okay, but not great. The meal was terribly expensive.

Thank Andrew D
New Mexico
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place is outstanding. The owner is so kind and she knows what she's doing! The food is gorgeous, fresh and unique. This place is an absolute treat. a great piece of New Mexico here in COlorado.

Thank cmeade
Monument, Colorado
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147 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

What can I say? Really good southwestern food here in Palmer Lake. Great cuisine, good service and nice setting. I almost don't want to write this review because everyone else will discover it.

1 Thank ZaphodTheTraveler
Palmer Lake, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

La Rosa is fabulous! Housemade chips and salsa. Warm atmosphere. Staff made you feel like you were family. Chili samples offered and enjoyed-----green chili from Pueblo, mild chili, and hatch red chili sauces. We shared a Christmas (red and green chili) burrito, stacked enchiladas, and the special for the night----butternut squash bake with cheese and green chili. The food was... More 

1 Thank AnnaintheGlen
Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Reminds me of Corrales, NM in the 1970's. Cozy NM atmosphere, ristras & paintings on wall for sale. As recommended lamb shank was tender & tasty, marinated in NM red chile (SIC). Carne adovada (marinated chile pork) had enough bite & also was tender. Try sampler of red & green chile. Personally, I like garlic & salt in chile which... More 

Thank costrogers
Castle Rock, CO
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Fun, relaxing, cozy decor. Excellent food. Great margaritas. Top notch owner and chef. LOVE La Rosa!

Thank oowho
Peyton, Colorado
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It's like being in Santa Fe! Admittedly, we've only eaten Brunch here (twice now). The first time I had the breakfast burrito with both Green & Red Chili & it came with fried potatoes (which I usually don't care for, but these were delicious) & the best tasting pinto beans, and yesterday I had the Huevos Rancheros with the same... More 

1 Thank Catherinefrmcolorado
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, service was wonderful. It was my birthday and they were very helpful in explaining there menu. Everything is homemade, and bought local. No smoking or drug within restaurant. 5 stars

Thank eugenemay
Monument, Colorado
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We live locally but tonight was only our second visit to La Rosa. Just like the first visit, we left wondering why we don't go there more often! The food is really delicious - it is prepared creatively and the presentation is very appealing. My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed both of our visits to this restaurant!

1 Thank Laurie V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133-9052
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Palmer Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 719-368-7676
Enjoy the authentic New Mexico and southwest dining choices offered by La Rosa Southwestern Dining, a rapidly rising star offering an exciting and truly memorable culinary experience in lovely Palmer Lake. Offerings include caldillo (green chili stew with white beans and fork-tender pork), pork adovado, cumin-rubbed lamb tacos, stacked enchiladas, mouth-watering tres leches cake.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?