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Rose Cafe

424 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1715
+1 805-966-3773
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (8 reviews)
“chorizo” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
424 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1715
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Reviews (65)
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Rose is like walking into my own kitchen without having to cook....Anna knows what I want, Freddy cooks it just like I love it...Huevos Rancheros.....my fave. Love the food, people, area, love everything.

Thank PamelaGeremia
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Found this place a few years ago, good food, good service. The margaritas are excellent and enjoy the location of restaurant. We live close to Santa Barbara and eat here every other trip!!!!

Thank jkitagawa777
Reviewed 22 September 2016

You ever toss chicken bones in a creek, brook, or stream in Minneapolis? That's what the chicken ranchero reminds me of. Rose Cafe reminds me of pepe le pew from the looney tunes. If the looney tunes were from 1958, and the viewers ate grape...More

2  Thank Goose S
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Great inexpensive authentic Mexican food, and I would know! We all ate enchiladas and they were delicious! They also give you chips and salsa, a must for us.

Thank chele67
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Dinner was very good. Would have given excellent review but there was no soup available from the menu. Had traditional California Mexican food. All four of us liked the items ordered. Parking is tough to find.

Thank John R
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The Rose Café has been here since 1958 serving tasty, authentic Mexican food. The food is delicious and moderately priced, the décor is comfortable and homey, and the people are friendly. There are fancier, more modern Mexican restaurants in Santa Barbara, but few as down-home,...More

Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I go here all the time for lunch. Great mole. Such a good group of people. Thanks for all the great meals.

1  Thank j5b8r
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Pretty good spot to grab a decently priced ($4.25) and well tasting burrito. Waitress was friendly and the salsa was great! Great spot for late Sunday lunch

Thank Sebastian N
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Been going to the rose cafe on haley for over 60 yrs now. Love the feel at home feeling and the authentic taste of Mexico if you go there try the huevos a la Mexicana, chilaquiles they make them three different ways plan, with chorizo,...More

1  Thank Jaime M
Reviewed 2 October 2015

been going to the Rose since I was a little kid. Took my kids and my granddaughter there. Always consistent good food and great service. Don't go there in a hurry, it is prepared to order and well worth the wait

Thank stephanie p
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-3773
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