it's all about the chile!
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Our Culinary Tradition

The culinary style of La Rosa Southwestern Dining is based on the personal heritage of the owner-manager, Marina La Riva, who grew up in Albuquerque, influenced by both the experience of New Mexico and southwestern cooking and the


Mezcal Tasting Dinner

Mezcal mes’kal:    is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the heart of the maguey plant (a form of agave, Agave americana) native to Mexico.  An Oaxacan saying regarding mezcal:  ”para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también” (“for everything bad, mezcal; for everything good, the same”).  Mezcal has a strong smoky flavor and is generally consumed straight.

La Rosa is now taking reservations for our first Mezcal Tasting!   Mark your calendars for Saturday April 26th starting at 3:00 p.m.

This will be a casual mingling of those interested in this exotic Tequila cousin.  Light appetizers will be served with 3 different mescals followed by a house margarita.  David Stahl – our knowledgeable purveyor – will edify us on this interesting liquor from Mexico.  Please call us at 719-368-7676 for reservations or any questions you may have.


Take The Tequila Tour!

When you visit the colorful cantina at La Rosa Southwestern Dining, you will immediately notice the surprising array of tequilas, including blanco, reposado and anejo tequilas that can be enjoyed by the shot or in a drink.  But perhaps most