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2632 San Miguel Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-5437 (Prairie Street)
+1 949-720-0980
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to Taco Rosa for lunch and happy hour many times. The happy hour is a good deal but the food tends to be heavy and fried. The drinks were good but not great. The service at Taco Rosa in Tustin was always good. Unfortunately the service at the Newport location has been horrible twice during happy hours. I... More 

Thank gmgOc
Pasadena, California
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127 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We love champagne brunch, particularly buffet, and there don't seem to be many in Newport Beach. Newport Landing is the only one I can think of, and they charge $29 without the champagne. Taco Rosa is off our beaten path - would have to be Superman to get there on a bike, our usual mode of transportation. But we drove,and... More 

Thank Julie S
San Francisco, California
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186 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This restaurant is located in Newport Beach but very close to UC Irvine where I was visiting friends. Their TACO variety is very impressive. We ordered a lobster Taco and a Salmon taco for each of us. They were very good and very light. At $5 per each, rather cheap for a nice lunch option. Service is very good and... More 

Thank travelat70
La Quinta, California
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145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Stopped in for a rather quick dinner and ate on the patio. Although there white tablecloths on all the tables, the cloths were covered with white butcher paper which really detracted from the dining experience. Service was good and food was better than average. I shared a carnitas burrito with my husband it was plenty. I didn't love the sauce,... More 

Thank Travel92253
Dayton, Ohio
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I was very disappointed with this restaurant. The atmosphere was lovely, and the service outstanding. The appetizers were very good. But when I was served the most expensive dish on the menu, I soon became angry that the shellfish was not fresh, in fact the mussels were horrible and should not have been served. I have not confidence with the... More 

Thank johnorpaula4
Newport Beach, California
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Has a good selection of Mexican food at reasonable prices. Service is spotty. They charge for taco chips and salsa, which - in my experience - is not typical.

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

12 of us went to Taco Rosa in Newport Beach for Easter brunch. The selection of food was outstanding. I recommend trying their pancakes. Wow - they were great, as is everything they offered. Our servers did an outstanding job. I highly recommend Taco Rosa when ever you want great Mexican food

Thank Bill K
Newport Beach, CA
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233 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

This is a very good Mexican restaurant. Mostly local as it is located in an upscale strip center in a residential area of Newport. menu is quite diverse and many items are more Mexico City type cuisine. No chops and salsa unless you order and pay. They bring you complimentary small plates of unique items with lots od marinated veggies.... More 

Thank bitler
Redlands, California
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222 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This hole-in-the-wall location is surprisingly large once you get to the inside. There is a pleasant bar where you can eat and an outside patio with tables as well as numerous inside tables. The food was terrific - the usual fare with a gourmet twist. You won't miss the old favorites as they are all here with healthier ingredients and... More 

Thank chumbud
Irvine, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This comfortable restaurant with a casual patio is a family favorite. The food is a mixture of old stand buys that have been updated and some fresh low calorie dishes. I love their blackened calamari tacos, their lobster enchiladas in creamy lime sauce and their fish fajitas with tender grilled fish and all the traditional fajita accompaniments. Their steak tacos... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2632 San Miguel Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-5437
    (Prairie Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-720-0980

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