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Taco Rosa

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2632 San Miguel Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-5437 (Prairie Street)
+1 949-720-0980
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Normal, IL
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ruben and his staff at Taco Rosa hosted our wedding party lunch for about 50 people. They did a great job of working with us beforehand to customize to what we were looking for, and making sure all the details were looked after. The lunch was amazing. Some of the best Mexican food I have ever had. Service was great.... More 

Thank ChuckG61
Osprey, Florida
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, service and atmosphere. While in Newport Beach we visited 6 times and each was spectacular.

Thank ThoughtsOnFood
Newport Beach, CA
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A neighborhood restaurant (one of a chain) that serves excellent Mexican food with a flair. My favorite is the lobster taco (I have one every time I go) - delicious lobster with a light touch of seasoning. I also tried the arugula salad with a watermelon radish garnish - very pretty. This evening my husband had the Pescado Vera Cruz... More 

Thank Bett43
newport coast, ca
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We have been enjoying very good food here for years. On a recent visit our waiter informed us that approximately 3 weeks ago they did a menu refresh to include more farm fresh vegetables, tapas and non gluten items. I had a fantastic carne asada ribeye steak and my wife enjoyed steak tacos. Based on what the waiter told us,... More 

Thank surfsup777
Newport Beach, California
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487 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Okay, you're in Newport Beach so be prepared to pay. I found the service good and the atmosphere very nice. My fish tacos were excellent. Next time I host a big group, we're going to Costa Mesa.

Thank Goodness4you
Orange County, California
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285 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The best thing about Taco Rosa is the atmosphere and service. The food is pretty average although the menu is comprehensive and there are specials every day. We were satisfied with our orders and enjoyed the company of friends so not much focus was on the food. Lower expectations and scintillating companionship made it a pleasant evening.

Thank anita w
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121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Have been to Taco Rosa for lunch and happy hour many times. The happy hour is a good deal but the food tends to be heavy and fried. The drinks were good but not great. The service at Taco Rosa in Tustin was always good. Unfortunately the service at the Newport location has been horrible twice during happy hours. I... More 

Thank gmgOc
Pasadena, California
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135 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We love champagne brunch, particularly buffet, and there don't seem to be many in Newport Beach. Newport Landing is the only one I can think of, and they charge $29 without the champagne. Taco Rosa is off our beaten path - would have to be Superman to get there on a bike, our usual mode of transportation. But we drove,and... More 

Thank Julie S
San Francisco, California
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194 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This restaurant is located in Newport Beach but very close to UC Irvine where I was visiting friends. Their TACO variety is very impressive. We ordered a lobster Taco and a Salmon taco for each of us. They were very good and very light. At $5 per each, rather cheap for a nice lunch option. Service is very good and... More 

Thank travelat70
La Quinta, California
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184 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Stopped in for a rather quick dinner and ate on the patio. Although there white tablecloths on all the tables, the cloths were covered with white butcher paper which really detracted from the dining experience. Service was good and food was better than average. I shared a carnitas burrito with my husband it was plenty. I didn't love the sauce,... More 

Thank Travel92253

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 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: 2632 San Miguel Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-5437
    (Prairie Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-720-0980

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?