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Rosita's Place PHX- What we had for lunch

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Rosita's Place PHX- What we had for lunch

Leanne | Jun 25, 2005 04:26 PM

I had seen a post a few months ago from an out of town hound that loved Rosita's Place. I have driven by there countless times and always wanted to stop in. Today waking up with a little bit of a headache from to much fun at a dinner party with friends last night I knew what the cure would be.... Mexican.

The minute I stepped into Rosita's Place located on McDowell and 22nd street I was happy that I came. First off despite the outside appearance the place is spotless. I mean eat of the floor kind of clean. It was bright and cheery and filled to the brim with Hispanic families. The minute we sat down two bowls of salsa were placed before us one green and one red. The chips took awhile longer because the Manager told us they were being made fresh, fine by me. Once the chips arrived I was no longer peeved at the wait. Thin, Hot with just the right amount of oil. I dipped the chip into the red sauce and I think I literally swooned. The red sauce was smooth; with visible chili seeds spicy and smoky move over Los Dos Molinos you have a rival. The green while not as hot was just as flavorful.

Our food arrived piping hot and plentiful. I was "boring" and order a combination plate, which had a cheese enchilada, beef hard taco and a bean tostado. My boyfriend ordered the chorizo and egg chimichanga. The enchilada was awesome; the sauce was just right, a good consistency and packed a lot of punch on flavor. The Beef Taco was wonderful as well, shredded beef perfectly fried and stuffed with finely shredded cheese. Our new poster Seth on Chow Hound who has been writing great reviews would love the Taco as he has said he is a "taco snob". The tostado I could have done without, the shell was not quite fried hard enough and by that point I was stuffed. The chimichanga was big enough to feed the town of Puerto Penasco, however they would be feeding on a little slice of heaven. The Chorizo was spicy, the eggs fluffy, and fried to a golden crisp. As my boyfriend so wisely put it, "this was his fat intake for the month" as he shoveled another mouthful in and grinned like a small child. The Chimi was also adorned with homemade guacamole that I could have eaten by itself.

After ordering some red salsa to go the bill came to 27.00 not including tip. After paying the bill, we commented we must have timed it just right, as there was a line out the door. I will definitely be going back to Rosita's Place.

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