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Rose Cafe

424 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1715
+1 805-966-3773
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“enchiladas” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
424 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1715
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Great food! Great service! A really authentic experience. Only complaint is limited parking. Great Happy Hour prices.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We actually came here after we got married and had a dinner party but didn't eat much and I think it was pretty late at night then --37 years ago , been coming here ever since. If you like something local, authentic, cozy, fairly cheap...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 27 May 2017

You cannot miss at this restaurant. Try the tacos, or burritos. In the heart of the ever changing Laguna district on Haley Street.

Thank mickmankowski
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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