Review by: Michael Stern

A family friendly restaurant

Rosita’s is a friendly sit-down restaurant offering Mexican food in Scottsbluff, NE.  It has festive south-of-the-border décor. It is a small place with a small kitchen and every dish is made from scratch, so there will be a wait for your meal.

What should I eat at Rosita’s?

The appetizer corn chips are quite amazing, nearly as three-dimensional as a sopaipilla.  They are fried so they puff up and are airy triangles with fragile skin. An order arrives almost too hot to handle. They come plain or as the foundation for the house specialty called “panchos” – a circle of chips topped with frijoles, melted cheese, guacamole, and jalapenos.

A quick-fry technique makes Rosita’s taco shells an ideal crispy-chewy wrap for beef or chicken with plenty of garnishes; flat tostadas and even the taco salad includes the fine, fluffy chips.

This is the Mexican Restaurant not to miss

The owner Rosemary Florez-Lerma credits her mother-in-law with the recipes that make Rosita’s food stand out in an area with an abundance of Mexican restaurants.. The cinnabar-red, garlic-charged salsa that starts every meal. Chunky Pico de Gallo dresses up any dish with a spicy punch are especially memorable. If you arrive nursing a hangover, be sure to avail yourself of Rosita’s garlicky menudo – the sure cure. It is thick with puffs of pozole and strips of tripe, sparkling with fresh-squeezed lemon. It’s great stuff; even if your head isn’t throbbing, chances are it will make you feel better.

What To Eat







Rosita’s Recipes


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