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Mexicali Rose

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71 S Main St, Newtown, CT 06470-2377
+1 203-270-7003
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The food was delicious and plentiful. The home made chips were fantastic. The Chef, Michael, is so talented and friendly. We couldn't finish our huge lunch so Michael wrapped up care packages for us to take home. The rice pudding was out of this world. The restaurant is is cozy and comfortable. As the saying goes, "good things come in... More 

Thank Barbara L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Good Mexican cuisine, best to take out rather than dine in for its quaint. My sister is obsessed with the chips and salsa there which are both homemade.

Thank WhaleyD
Trumbull, CT
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We have been eating lunches and dinner at Mexicali Rose off and on for about five years. In my opinion it's one of the best Mexican restaurants in CT. If you are looking for elegance or a romantic atmosphere, keep on looking, but if what you want is very good food at reasonable prices, this is the place. Family run.... More 

Thank James S
Newtown, Connecticut
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great family owned and managed Mexican restuarant. They can't do enough for their customers! The food is always freshly made, great portions and flavor. They offer wonderful salsa and homemade chips. The ambiance takes you to little place in Mexico.

Thank Susan K
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107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the black bean soup. The quesadillas are delicious. Every order comes with warm chips and superb salsa. The place has a unique ambience - 1950s Formica tables and chairs. Simple and simply delicious.

Thank Stephen A
Fairfield Co, CT
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I've been coming here since i moved to Newtown in 2005 and the food is awesome. It may not look like much when you walk in but the food us excellent.

Thank DanP_FairfieldCo_CT
Newtown, Connecticut
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Authentic Mexican food high quality every time. recommend you take a bag of their homemade chips home with salsa....they are the best just beware they are addicting!

Thank RonKroha
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107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We always stop by for a bowl of soup. My favorite is the black bean. My wife likes the carrot soup. The chips and salsa are the best around. Fifties style tables and chairs make the visit there a trip in a time machine.

Thank Stephen A
Danbury, Connecticut
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Small place but food is good and fresh. Enjoyed our tacos and burritos. Ideal for a quick and fresh dinner.

Thank gurr10
Newtown, Connecticut
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Reading the reviews on Mexicali Rose and I'm stunned. When we ate here we found the food to be not all that good. Chips and salsa were fine. I ordered a quesadilla with chicken on it, not bad but not worth going back for. My husband ordered chicken soft tacos which were horrible and tasteless. Chicken seemed to be boiled... More 

Thank sightsnsounds

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 S Main St, Newtown, CT 06470-2377
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Newtown
  • Phone Number: +1 203-270-7003
Authentic Mexican food with styling and flavors from Oaxaca and many generations of family recipes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?