On a Friday in mid-March 2022, Neighbor Roy and I went to lunch. We intended to go to Old Tyme Café on Ft. Lowell, but somehow missed it and ended up at Rosa’s. Which was fine by us. Although, the last time we eat here, we had to put up with a lousy server.
We arrived at 12:30 PM and the place was fairly packed with diners. But we were seated right away, and chips were brought immediately to our table along with some very good salsa. When our server, a different one this time, took our drink orders, Roy ordered hot tea and I ordered iced tea with lemon. As Rosa’s has a full bar, I should have ordered a margarita, but for some reason decided against the alcohol.
Then Roy ordered what turned out to be a humongous Chimichanga while I ordered a beef fajita with beans and rice and a flour tortilla with guacamole on the side.
I’ll let Roy tell you about his experience in his own words. “On our last visit, I discussed the shortcomings at this long-time favorite–the waiting staff problem. This time we arrived, were promptly seated, salsa and chips were on the table, menus provided and drink orders taken. I ordered my usual chimichanga. I ordered my usual hot tea which arrived promptly. It was a bit of a wait for our food, however, it was lunchtime and the place was crowded. When it arrived, it was large, tasty, and too much for me–I took enough home for my lunch the next day–just as good on the second time. The waiter even brought me a second cup of tea–with a fresh tea bag. Most restaurants just pour hot water on the used teabag. Overall, I think Rosa’s has corrected the staffing problem and deserves the 4 saguaro rating.”
My beef fajita was excellent, accented by the guacamole dip for my tortilla. The rice and beans were also very good. Like Roy, I award Rosa’s four saguaros out of five possible.
Perhaps we should revisit Theresa’s Mosaic, out previous favorite, to see if their staffing issue has been fixed. We shall let you know.
Tucson, AZ 85719
phone: (520) 325-0362