Rancho de Tia Rosa is the best Mexican Food in the East Valley, and possibly the whole Valley of the Sun. What started out as a small taco stand and a ... More
Rancho De Tia Rosa
Rancho de Tia Rosa is the best Mexican Food in the East Valley, and possibly the whole Valley of the Sun. What started out as a small taco stand and a dream, has turned into a first-class, family-owned restaurant that continues to amaze. In 2010 we expanded our locations with our Tia Rosa Taqueria (at Gilbert and Baseline) and our Gilbert Restaurant (at Higley and Guadalupe).
We had a very nice experience for our first time at this restaurant. Based on reviews I read here and because it was halfway between us and my cousin who was only in town for tonight, we decided to try it. We all love the decor, a lot of fun Mexican/Spanish things to look at and the tiles, stone wall...gave it a nice atmosphere. The service was good and the food was quite good. Though it's not the best Mexican food I've ever had...it was very fresh and tasty so I'm giving them the 5 star rating....and we'll most likely visit again when relatives come to town. I think it's a fun place that our East coast friends/family would enjoy.
currently getting worse and worse. going cheap. more lard, more farmed junk fish tacos.b4 the round of cuts, cod fish tacos, better and healthy food. several cuts to the menu has put customers health at risk.just look toward the stroke belt. putting profit ahead of healthy fare.
The Mexican food here is pretty good. I personally enjoy the chiles rellenos a lot. Also, their dipping salsa for the chips is very delicious. Although the service is not the best in the world, they are certainly very friendly. The price is great, the food is good, what more can you ask for?
I love this restaurant. We have been coming here since 2006 and try to eat here as often as we can. I heard an unconfirmed rumor that the ownership changed in early 2009 and I was afraid that perhaps the menu would change but so far, as of fall 2009, it is still just as good as it has ever been. I am not really concerned about the debate of whether this is real Mexican or TexMex. Whatever else it might be, it is good food. The mole is very good and their salsa is fantastic. I have tried several of their menu items and I have never had a meal I did not like. The ambiance is nice though in can get noisy in the main dining room. A very good place to eat.
The food is excellent here and they have some items you can't find other places. The salmon enchiladas with avocado sauce is to die for. Salsa and chips are always very good. There is both a main restaurant and a scaled-down take out place, where you can also eat in. The menu is less extensive in the take out building, but still plenty of options. Service in the main restaurant has always been good. The take out restaurant can get a little slow, due to being so busy. My main complaint is that prices seem a little high in the main restaurant. There are many cheaper places with food almost as good. Always busy and only open 5 days a week, Tuesday through Saturday. Closes quite early in the evening. I believe 9 p.m. is the latest they stay open. Everything seems top notch, but their beans are ordinary. Only a few places make beans from scratch and I don't think they do here.
Can be hard to find parking when it's really busy, even though they do have a lot of parking. Atmosphere and decor is very nice.