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424 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1715
+1 805-966-3773
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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Rose is like walking into my own kitchen without having to cook....Anna knows what I want, Freddy cooks it just like I love it...Huevos Rancheros.....my fave. Love the food, people, area, love everything.

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Thank PamelaGeremia
Santa Maria, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Found this place a few years ago, good food, good service. The margaritas are excellent and enjoy the location of restaurant. We live close to Santa Barbara and eat here every other trip!!!!

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Thank jkitagawa777
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

You ever toss chicken bones in a creek, brook, or stream in Minneapolis? That's what the chicken ranchero reminds me of. Rose Cafe reminds me of pepe le pew from the looney tunes. If the looney tunes were from 1958, and the viewers ate grape skittles while tossing marbles and benadryl into a frog's mouth. A must experience for all... More 

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2 Thank Goose S
San Diego, CA
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Great inexpensive authentic Mexican food, and I would know! We all ate enchiladas and they were delicious! They also give you chips and salsa, a must for us.

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Thank chele67
Cambria, United States
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Dinner was very good. Would have given excellent review but there was no soup available from the menu. Had traditional California Mexican food. All four of us liked the items ordered. Parking is tough to find.

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Thank John R
Santa Barbara, California
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The Rose Café has been here since 1958 serving tasty, authentic Mexican food. The food is delicious and moderately priced, the décor is comfortable and homey, and the people are friendly. There are fancier, more modern Mexican restaurants in Santa Barbara, but few as down-home, relaxing and comfortable as this one, with such delicious and authentic Mexican food.

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Thank HappyTrails12345
Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I go here all the time for lunch. Great mole. Such a good group of people. Thanks for all the great meals.

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1 Thank j5b8r
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112 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Pretty good spot to grab a decently priced ($4.25) and well tasting burrito. Waitress was friendly and the salsa was great! Great spot for late Sunday lunch

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Thank Sebastian N
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Been going to the rose cafe on haley for over 60 yrs now. Love the feel at home feeling and the authentic taste of Mexico if you go there try the huevos a la Mexicana, chilaquiles they make them three different ways plan, with chorizo, or even with onions bellpeppers all good. Always have lunch special. There is also a... More 

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1 Thank Jaime M
Santa Clara, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

been going to the Rose since I was a little kid. Took my kids and my granddaughter there. Always consistent good food and great service. Don't go there in a hurry, it is prepared to order and well worth the wait

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Thank stephanie p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-3773

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