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Rosie's Tamale House

#1,899 of 3,096 Restaurants in Austin}
$$ - $$$Mexican,
13436 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78738-3100
+1 512-263-5245
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
13436 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78738-3100
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Rosie's gas been a must on all our trips to the Austin area for 35 years. Rosie is no longer there but family members carry on with fantastic food and gracious hosts. My favorite is the cheese enchilada dinner.

Thank Carolyn O
Reviewed 21 February 2017

If you want to go back 20 years, this is the place - no changes for the last 20-30 years when we first went to Rosie's. They ran out of chips; never heard of that before in a Mexican restaurant. The service was very good,...More

Thank BobtheBuilder39
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Been eating here since the early '90s. Always have the cheese enchiladas and a taco. The rice and bean portions started shrinking a long time ago. Their cheese enchilada gravy had always been the best of the best until they started using poor quality beef....More

Thank 1twangster
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Been eating here since early 80's and it's still just as good as when I was a kid. No liquor license means BYOB, but that's fun too.

Thank RB0417
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is authentic mexican, it truly is good. Which is sad for the rest of my review. The atmosphere is pretty boring, chairs are super uncomfortable and service is rude. The busboy yelled at my 3 year old to pick up his napkin...More

Thank tdplano
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We needed a meal catered at our home for a family reunion with relatives from Georgia, Alabama, Colorado & Texas. My husband talked to Vincent, the owner, told him how many people would be there, told him we wanted fajitas & Vincent handled the rest!...More

Thank _angelab0709
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I have eaten here several times and also at its previous tiny location. It has just dropped down in my opinion due to the need to get a lot of things out fast. Today I stopped to go in but then it looked closed. Only...More

Thank La E
Reviewed 29 June 2015

My 4 rating is based on the traditional aspect of Rosie's. I love it. No modern trappings. Just pure linoleum table cheezy atmosphere Tex-Mex. But killer TexMex ! Try the Willie's Plate. It's just the right selection and mix. Yes- Willie eats here too. Great...More

Thank slowhand57
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Nothing fancy. Best tamales I have ever ate. Atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but place is clean and service was speedy. Good food!!

Thank Tricia L
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I almost hate to write this review because you can see that the owners and staff are doing their best. They are very nice. The hot sauce and queso taste out of a can. The nachos were made on taco shells broken in half with...More

Thank JPax
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13436 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78738-3100
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-263-5245
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