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Al Fresco Dining at Taqueria Santa Rosa in Healdsburg

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Al Fresco Dining at Taqueria Santa Rosa in Healdsburg

Melanie Wong | Oct 26, 2006 07:06 PM

With the thermometer still hovering above 80 degrees at 6pm last Friday, I stareted to think about spots where I could have a light, inexpensive dinner outdoors instead of going home. I ended up at one of the three outdoor tables at Taqueria Santa Rosa, which shares a parking lot with Safeway and Wells Fargo.

The thin, freshly made chips are still about the best around, served warm. But the self-serve salsa bar is gone, and the salsas themselves are not nearly as good as before. The fish taco was good enough, marred by too-watery lettuce. But the mild fish had a nice crispy crust without drying out, and I liked the way the fish was cooked in a larger slab then cut into bite-size pieces. The tostada with ceviche de camarones was just okay too. The piña aqua fresca was too dilute. I'm not running back here with the other choices in town, but this was reasonable value for my $8 and change, on a warm night.

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