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Rosita's Mexican Restaurant

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642 E Lincoln Hwy, Ste T, DeKalb, IL 60115-3808
+1 815-756-1201
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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DeKalb, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Rosita's has been in business a long time and is a DeKalb staple. The place is clean and has outside tables. The drinks are good and the food ample. I've never had anything bad there.

Thank daughterofhercules
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were there to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Food was good. Our server, Debbie, was S-L-O-W. Luckily, Kelsey came to our rescue. We had pulled pork tacos, tamales, a combo plate and chips w/salsa. Strawberry Margarita was yummy. Beautiful outdoor dining area.

Thank DerbyLady88
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We went in not expecting very much, we're Texas transplants and in our experience "Mexican" food in the Midwest is sorely lacking in flavor. We were pleasantly surprised! The large guacamole appetizer was a truly generous portion of mild goodness, perfect for a family with small kiddos who can't yet handle heat (for extra heat I mixed a portion with... More 

Thank Amanda C
DeKalb, IL
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This is an upscale Mexican restaurant, it is very popular,and it always has good food with great service. I would not say it is "authentic" Mexican but would describe it more as American-Mexican. Anyway, we come here frequently and always have had a good experience. And we will keep going back!

Thank eggbert_tg
DeKalb, Illinois
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Ive been going to rositas my whole life i love there food more than any place in dekalb and everytime i order it to go no matter how busy they are my orders always ready by the time i get there witch is usually only about 10 mins later!!!

Thank James P
DeKalb, Illinois
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Good, consistent Anglo-Mexican food. It is good if you love to think you like Mexican food but do not want the heat of truly authentic Mexican food. Service is always good and because it is popular with students and locals, you might have a wait on a Fri. or Sat night but it is efficient. Nice to eat on the... More 

Thank Beth P
Appleton, Wisconsin
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138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

No visit to DeKalb is complete without a visit to Rosita's for the delicious nachitos and some margaritas! Great atmosphere with great service!

Thank gopackgoXO
Fort Worth, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

This is another great Mexican restaurant on Lincoln Highway! The food is good, the wait staff is excellent and it is priced well! Some of the food has been "gringo-ized" but they do have to accommodate to their customers needs. It's a great place to go with family and friends and has a wonderful atmosphere. They also offer outside dinning... More 

Thank Danette Z
Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Another local favorite but if you are from south of the border, don't expect to find authentic Mexican dishes here. That said, they have Midwestern-ized (is that a word?) thier meals and the locals really go for it. The food is good, margaritas are sweet and the salsa is fresh. Always a crowd at this place

Thank nhigdon
DeKalb, IL
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Never get tired of this restaurant, service and servers is always great. Indoor/outdoor seating, room to accommodate large groups, family friendly . Food is way above average and prices are reasonable.

Thank JudyBethDeKalb_IL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 642 E Lincoln Hwy, Ste T, DeKalb, IL 60115-3808
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DeKalb
  • Phone Number: +1 815-756-1201

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