This has got to be one of the best authentic Mexican restaurants I've had in a while! I didn't know that Oakland had this great secret, but it's been around for many years and is family owned! The building itself is very cute and colorful, can't miss it. The parking lot is kind of difficult to find a spot at, but there's plenty of street parking (metered). The portions are generous and the chips and salsa are absolutely delicious (as is everything else). It can get busy, so keep that in mind, but the service is good overall.
I've had my share of Mexican food and taquerias in my day, but nothing compares to Mexicali Rose. There are two sizes choose from: half plate for those who know where to stop eating, and the full order for those who like to be uncomfortably full. I love their green enchilada's.
So i got a DUI for being .08? Anywayz went here best meal I ever had. Its across the street from the court LOL... really dark inside kind of like a cave.
Food, service and even ambiance is quite good. I love to go back there to bring my family.
Do not, under any circumstances, order the ""red enchiladas"".
I ordered a ""half order"" of red enchiladas, to go. I went across the street, next to the county jail, to eat my lunch and discovered the following:
runny refried beans
UN-melted cheese both inside of and on top of the enchilada
really soggy tortilla
I don't recommend this dish. And really, I can't imagine that anything is really that good here. Good decore.
Pros: Good lighting, Nice bartender, Cable TV
Cons: Nasty Food
There's nothing better than coming down on a Friday evening and getting a plate of their Crab Enchiladas. Their pork chops are also amazing - tender and juicy. The refried beans and rice are good staples that are consistently dlicious.
The service is always friendly; expect a wait for your check if the place is crowded, though.
Pros: crab enchiladas!, great Mexican food, affordable
Cons: can get crowded
After 10 years of world travel - nothing on EARTH beats the Fried Chicken & Margaritas at the Rose. Don't look at the menu -> just say Pollo Frito e Margaritas (large pitcher, rocks w/ salt). You'll be back....guaranteed