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“not a full-service restaurant”
Review of Rosa's Cantina

Rosa's Cantina
Ranked #41 of 426 Restaurants in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Temecula is a tourist town, at least in part. The old town has delightful buildings and shops. I was looking forward to a nice dinner, followed by a stroll down Front St.

I should have turned around and left the restaurant, but I was hungry, and I like Mexican food. The area is large, with many tables in several different areas. No waitress came to greet me with a menu. After a while, I went in search, only to find that I was supposed to order my own food at the counter. I did, and after a short wait, my name was called. The food comes on plastic plates, and you must remember to pick up your plastic silverware. Even my beer came in a plastic mug.

The food was decent...enchiladas, rice, and beans. But it would have been much better with a real fork, a china plate, an iced glass mug, and table service. My opinion is that Temecula's tourists are looking for a more service-oriented meal, and can afford the extra cost that those things would incur. A quick lunch in a small taqueria is another matter, but not a dinner experience on one's weekend getaway.

I should have walked out without ordering.....and I didn't...but now you can choose according to your own desires.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good simple food, served fresh and warm. Love the Tortillas. We always take the leftovers for our wine tasting adventures.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Food was good but my taco was fried. This is not my cup of tea but it was kind of like a taco salad shell on my taco. However very tasty. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Small bar also.

Thank DVBrew17
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This was a "hunger stop" - we just walked up to the counter and ordered. Food was ready in about 7 minutes. Beer and wine available. I had a burrito and while it was a bit dry - it was filling.

Thank Joseph D
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This is our Old Town Staple whenever our daughter performs at the Merc. Love their chicken tostada salad and when we have a larger group the family platter. Not fancy but a true old town feel.

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