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Rusten House

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43953 15th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534-4624
+1 661-942-9025
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:30 - 19:00
Sun - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Palmdale, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rusten House has had a loyal following for years. They have the albondigas soup my husband loves and hard shell tacos with either ground beef like my husband likes, or carne asada which is my preference. All the usual other stuff, burritos, enchiladas, chile relents. Reasonable prices. Give 'em a try!

Thank Two4theroadforever
Redlands, California
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It's a simple restaurant with a very friendly staff. It is definitely a local hangout. The best part of eating there is the food. Absolutely delicious and authentic. When I come to visit friends here, I always make them take me here. The prices are very reasonable. Four people $60. I would highly recommend it.

Thank Micheal K
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Rusten House serves great food in house. But, if you order take out you really get jipped. I ordered soup and salad combo, with the intent of saving the salad for a latter meal. When I got home I found lettuce with just a drizzle of dressing stuffed into a small Chinese food box. Thus, compelling me to eat the... More 

Thank Diane M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I just love there taco's made with ground beef, and loaded with anything you want! Comes to your table on a hot plate, drinks are served immediately, the staff is awesome and very accommodating . Ed and Lori are fantastic!

Thank Jobesters
Palmdale, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

A nice place to enjoy authentic Mexican food. Family owned and operated. Doesn't have the atmosphere of other chain places but the food is superior. I would choose the Rusten House over all of the competition!

Thank Blue-Danish
Palmdale, California
Level Contributor
67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

My whole family loves the Rusten House so much! The food is amazing! The service is outstanding! There is no better place in the AV for such good Mexican Food and tremendous service, which you don't really get that often anymore. If you go you have to try the tortilla soup. The hospitality is so wonderful and I definitely recommend... More 

Thank Alexis G
Pearblossom, Cailifornia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2015

I've been coming here for 38 years and the food is by far the best and very authentic. It's a family business that is now run by the adult children. You won't be disappointed and the service and staff are great.

Thank virginiaf110
Mojave California
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209 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Rusten House has been around many years although the "new" location in a near-abandoned strip mall is not as funky and charming as the old setting. That said, this is standard American- Mexican food. Good portions, fine service, full bar. Nothing fancy, no surprises, satisfying.

Thank jerjon
Lancaster, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We take all friends here to eat, new and old. Everyone loves the food and the service. Best ever!!! We love the friendly atmosphere as well as this being a family business. Wonderful experience always.

Thank chelseawendy
Lancaster, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Best Mexican food in town! Great service, family owned, friendly folks. The staff treats you like family.

Thank George B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 19:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43953 15th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534-4624
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 661-942-9025

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