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Taqueria Santa Rosa

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1950 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3631
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Santa Rosa, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Their Chili Verde, which is always my test for a first visit to a Mexican restaurant, gives me such mixed feelings. The sauce was excellent! It passed my test with flying colors. The meat, however, was nearly inedible to me; there usually is a little bit of fat on the pork in this dish--here and there, not much, and not... More 

Thank sunfunhappyone
Wroclaw, Poland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Some of the best Mexican food in town. When we are in Santa Rosa it's a must have. Do yourself the favor and go...you will always return there. :-)

Thank Kami0723
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

There are five Mexican restaurants within one block of this location and in my opinion the best place is TSR! Why because it is authentic!! How do I know? Because it is owned by a Mexican, has Mexican employees and tons of Mexicans eat there!! Service is just like in Mexico, no big rush, so chill. My favorites are the... More 

Thank Mike O
Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I have been coming here for years and I love the food. Al Pastor tacos rock my world. Yes, at lunch time, the counter to order can be slow. Many times the food is about two minutes after you sit down from ordering. Outside seating is great. I enjoy each and every visit.

Thank kbrydell
Windsor, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

Great food! You'll never leave hungry! Order at the counter. Fast! Only issue is parking is a pain. Park across the street.

Thank kdmcdutton
Portland, Oregon
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We stopped off to grab 4 burritos to take out. The veggie burritos went down a storm, but the pork ones had small chunks of hard, dried, pork which were off-putting. All of them were huge, I could only eat 3/4 of mine.

Thank hod01
The Villages, Florida
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107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

wonderful tacos with any filling you can imagine. all the ingredients, pork, steak, tongue, fish are all fresh and great flavor. Some of the best salsa we've ever had. Beer is nice and cold. Staff is friendly and helpful. Everything is clean and you can eat outside on the patio.

Thank Rvrlady01
Santa Rosa, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

I always judge a Mexican restaurant by the refried beans, and these are authentic. Yes, they have lard in them, but that's what gives the flavor. So many places offer beans without and sometimes not even enough salt. SRT does them right and it's worth the artery clog every now and then. We've been going here for 18 years! When... More 

Thank Kate T
Santa Rosa, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

I have eaten at the Santa Rosa Taqueria for over 13 years and have enjoyed the food and the service. I have tried almost everything on the menu. The entire meet selection is great and the veggies are fresh. I cannot get enough of the salsa and chips and they keep bringing it out to me. It is a small... More 

Thank Ryan T
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013 via mobile

I visited with my daughter we ordered our food. This took about 10 minutes of standing at the counter while the two employees seem to do everything else but even acknowledge you. Finally say down, requested water. 10 minutes went by then I still had not received it, I got up and requested some from the cashier she said sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1950 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3631
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: 7075287956
This taqueria has been referenced in forums for Mexican food in Santa Rosa. I'm surprised it's not rated as a restaurant. It's consistently good!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?