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La Rosa Southwestern Dining

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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25 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133-9052
+1 719-368-7676
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here a couple of months ago - the meal was very good, and plentiful, and the prices were surprising low. Give it a try!!!

Castle Rock, Colorado
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving from Westcliffe to Castle Rock on 5/5/17 we wanted to find good Mexican food in honor of Cinco de Mayo. We love the restaurants in Palmer Lake but somehow in our last few years after living in for 7 years in Corrales NM we missed this 10 star gem. Unfortunately CO does not 'do' Mexican food. The owner is... More 

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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We came upon this restaurant by accident for dinner. Although a little pricier than we had planned on spending...it was so worth it. First, it's a small family restaurant and the atmosphere is so relaxing and homey. The food is very fresh. Starting with chips and salsa, the salsa is diced fresh tomatoes and vegetables with black beans. They also... More 

1 Thank DDDColorado
Colorado Springs
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

More than anything, the service here is so friendly. It really feels like I've gone to a friend's house for dinner! Food is unique and tasty. This past visit, I happened to comment on how much I enjoyed the vegetables that came alongside my entree and the owner went back and had an additional side of vegetables and polenta prepared... More 

Thank Chuck S
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've eaten here a few times, but had a bad experience and will not return. The servers were terribly disorganized. Different people would approach my table, but no one would take my order or serve my food. It took a long time to get served The Abovada was okay, but not great. The meal was terribly expensive.

Thank Andrew D
New Mexico
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This place is outstanding. The owner is so kind and she knows what she's doing! The food is gorgeous, fresh and unique. This place is an absolute treat. a great piece of New Mexico here in COlorado.

1 Thank cmeade
Monument, Colorado
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154 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

What can I say? Really good southwestern food here in Palmer Lake. Great cuisine, good service and nice setting. I almost don't want to write this review because everyone else will discover it.

2 Thank ZaphodTheTraveler
Palmer Lake, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

La Rosa is fabulous! Housemade chips and salsa. Warm atmosphere. Staff made you feel like you were family. Chili samples offered and enjoyed-----green chili from Pueblo, mild chili, and hatch red chili sauces. We shared a Christmas (red and green chili) burrito, stacked enchiladas, and the special for the night----butternut squash bake with cheese and green chili. The food was... More 

2 Thank AnnaintheGlen
Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Reminds me of Corrales, NM in the 1970's. Cozy NM atmosphere, ristras & paintings on wall for sale. As recommended lamb shank was tender & tasty, marinated in NM red chile (SIC). Carne adovada (marinated chile pork) had enough bite & also was tender. Try sampler of red & green chile. Personally, I like garlic & salt in chile which... More 

1 Thank costrogers
Castle Rock, CO
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Fun, relaxing, cozy decor. Excellent food. Great margaritas. Top notch owner and chef. LOVE La Rosa!

1 Thank oowho

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133-9052
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Palmer Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 719-368-7676
Enjoy the authentic New Mexico and southwest dining choices offered by La Rosa Southwestern Dining, a rapidly rising star offering an exciting and truly memorable culinary experience in lovely Palmer Lake. Offerings include caldillo (green chili stew with white beans and fork-tender pork), pork adovado, cumin-rubbed lamb tacos, stacked enchiladas, mouth-watering tres leches cake.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?