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Best Dinner Under $10 Denver 2010 - Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe

Rosa Linda\'s Mexican Cafe

Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe

2005 W. 33rd Ave.

Denver, CO 80211


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Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe marked its 25th anniversary this year — 25 years of serving up some of the city's best Mexican food in a northwest Denver neighborhood that was beyond sketchy when Rosa Linda's first opened and is now the hottest restaurant neighborhood in the city. To celebrate this big birthday, the Aguirre family decided to give the entire city a present: weekly specials that roll prices back to 1985. In honor of the restaurant's very first Best of Denver win, through April 7 the special is the Best of Denver Combo: one shredded beef or chicken burrito, one chile relleno, both smothered in green with a side of rice and beans, for just $5.95. But even ordering off Rosa Linda's regular menu, you can get a big dinner for under ten bucks — and the incredible hospitality from this friendly family is all free.

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This has to be the worst mexican restrant I have ever eaten at. We went the night befor Thanksgiving, or food was cold. I felt like there was no quality control, our food tasted like left overs, that were taking out of the garabage. Tons of excuses, but no satafaction. We left disappointed and went to another restaurant which was a pleasant experience. I feel if they could not have a functioning kitchen that evening, they should of closed there doors.


I love this place. The food is great -- try the cactus burrito -- and the people are as good and kind and wonderful as you'll ever find.


Waiter had a horrible attitude. I asked if he could separate the beans from chicken in a burrito. His response was I couldn't ask my cousin to do that. Told me he has been there for 35 years and felt that that justified him treating us poorly. When he brought our food to us, it was cold and tasted terrible!! I would never go back, nor would I ever have any of my friends go there.

John Joseph Niemann
John Joseph Niemann

I've been going to this restaurant my entire life and I concur that the Westword got it right 25 years ago and they continue to. This restaurant really is a family affair and by that I mean they treat their community like family. They are generous during Thanksgiving to so many and they've consistently been a good reason to go to the Taste of Colorado. Thanks Westword for making the right pick once again.