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La Rosa Tequileria & Grille

500 4th St. (Santa Rosa Ave.) Send to Phone
707-523-3663 | Menu
Mexican fare on Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square.
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La Rosa Tequileria & Grille Restaurant Review

: This flagship location on Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square, for years a Mexican monolith with a hollow soul, has been given a second life. The spruced up brick interior, with café tables and woven barrel chairs or faux velvet and leather parentheses-shaped booths for groups, is split into four zones: an alcove with rustic folk art crosses; the rose room with a fanciful red flower mural facing French doors and wraparound streetside porch; a back room and patio on the square; and barroom with flat-screen TV. The food is passable, akin to the Americanized Mexican of Chevy’s with a smidge more heart and heat. Think taco and enchilada combos, burritos, and chicken chimichurri, tortillas that haven’t seen a griddle, and bare spots on plates filled in with refried beans or dry Spanish rice. Brighter notes include hunks of carnitas, at once tender and crispy, or adobo marinated shrimp with lime rice and black beans. The 160 tequilas provide needed inspiration and the hope that this budding rose will eventually come into full bloom.

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