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Rosita's Mexican Restaurant

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642 E Lincoln Hwy, Ste T, DeKalb, IL 60115-3808
+1 815-756-1201
Today
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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403 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

No words can describe how dissatisfied I am with place. I have never been treated so poorly in my life. I could go on forever but let's leave it at I was there once and will never return.

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Thank Michael H
DeKalb, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Rosita's has been in business a long time and is a DeKalb staple. The place is clean and has outside tables. The drinks are good and the food ample. I've never had anything bad there.

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Thank daughterofhercules
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We were there to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Food was good. Our server, Debbie, was S-L-O-W. Luckily, Kelsey came to our rescue. We had pulled pork tacos, tamales, a combo plate and chips w/salsa. Strawberry Margarita was yummy. Beautiful outdoor dining area.

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Thank DerbyLady88
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We went in not expecting very much, we're Texas transplants and in our experience "Mexican" food in the Midwest is sorely lacking in flavor. We were pleasantly surprised! The large guacamole appetizer was a truly generous portion of mild goodness, perfect for a family with small kiddos who can't yet handle heat (for extra heat I mixed a portion with... More 

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Thank Amanda C
DeKalb, IL
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This is an upscale Mexican restaurant, it is very popular,and it always has good food with great service. I would not say it is "authentic" Mexican but would describe it more as American-Mexican. Anyway, we come here frequently and always have had a good experience. And we will keep going back!

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Thank eggbert_tg
DeKalb, Illinois
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Ive been going to rositas my whole life i love there food more than any place in dekalb and everytime i order it to go no matter how busy they are my orders always ready by the time i get there witch is usually only about 10 mins later!!!

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Thank James P
DeKalb, Illinois
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Good, consistent Anglo-Mexican food. It is good if you love to think you like Mexican food but do not want the heat of truly authentic Mexican food. Service is always good and because it is popular with students and locals, you might have a wait on a Fri. or Sat night but it is efficient. Nice to eat on the... More 

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Thank Beth P
Appleton, Wisconsin
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

No visit to DeKalb is complete without a visit to Rosita's for the delicious nachitos and some margaritas! Great atmosphere with great service!

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Thank gopackgoXO
Fort Worth, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This is another great Mexican restaurant on Lincoln Highway! The food is good, the wait staff is excellent and it is priced well! Some of the food has been "gringo-ized" but they do have to accommodate to their customers needs. It's a great place to go with family and friends and has a wonderful atmosphere. They also offer outside dinning... More 

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Thank Danette Z
Chicago, Illinois
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Another local favorite but if you are from south of the border, don't expect to find authentic Mexican dishes here. That said, they have Midwestern-ized (is that a word?) thier meals and the locals really go for it. The food is good, margaritas are sweet and the salsa is fresh. Always a crowd at this place

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
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: 642 E Lincoln Hwy, Ste T, DeKalb, IL 60115-3808
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DeKalb
  • Phone Number: +1 815-756-1201

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