Mexicali Rose is located at the Ricky’s Plaza Shopping Center in Newtown, Connecticut and has been for 20 years! We have been serving authentic Mexican food to all of our beloved clients since 1996. Our food features the exotic, rustic, and simplistic tastes of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and our flavor results from the freshness of the ingredients, skills and experience of Chef Marklin Hidalgo and wife Minerva.


We are currently located at 71 South Main Street, Newtown, CT in the Ricky’s Plaza Shopping Center, 1.4 miles south of the center of the town. If you are familiar with the area you can start at the large flagpole in the center of Newtown, CT and head south 1.4 miles towards Monroe, CT. If you are having trouble locating our restaurant directions are available below. Click here for google maps directions on how to find us!

Call Us

+1 (203) 270-7003


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am – 8pm
Wednesday: 11am – 8pm
Thursday: 11am – 8pm
Friday: 11am – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday: 12am – 8pm

Todays Lunch Specials

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Burrito Special:

Flour tortilla filled with pinto beans, shredded chicken, green tomatillo sauce, cheese & lettuce | $8

Tamal de Molé:

One tamale filled with chicken and our molé sauce, served with rice and pinto beans| $8

Shrimp Burrito Special:

A flour tortilla rolled & stuffed with seasoned shrimps, rice, pepper, onions, red guajillo sauce, cheese & lettuce | $9

Enchiladas Suizas:

Two corn tortillas rolled up and filed with chicken, topped with green tomatillo sauce, melted cheese, sour cream, & cilantro, served with rice & pinto beans | $8

Soup of the day:

Call and ask which soup is available today | $3

What do our customers think? See for yourself.

Popped in for lunch... Great food. Great vibe. Great prices Very authentic.

Matt Nesto5 Stars

Family owned authentic Mexican. The house made chips and salsa can't be beat!

Brenden Walsh5 Stars

20 years in business and the staff and meals still brim over with enthusiasm!

Authentic black bean soup, dynamite salsa with addictive home-made chips then into the main courses: my favorite is their pork dishes-- the staff will accommodate "off the menu". Authentic Mexican sodas available! Great fun that always me with a good taste in my mouth.

Ben Keeney4 Stars

If you love mexican dishes like I do Mexicali Rose won't disappoint. What a great family restaurant. This is the original location of the chain. The interior is cozy, mexican unabridged and fun. After 18 years in business they keep the menu basic with Mexican favorites. Much of the fare is fresh and made onsite.

Scottio Wilson4 Stars

Great family, great food, in a little time portal to Mexico. What's not to love?

Bryan Purus5 Stars


A. Benjamin Miles, III5 Stars

Even if you're not a vegetarian, that vegetarian burrito is amazing. The owner is super friendly, and did I mention how delicious the food is?

Dan Rosenthal4 Stars

BEST tortilla chips.

Baxter Hankin4 Stars

All the food....tasted delicious.
Quesadilla the Chile Poblano.
Quesadilla the chorizo
Nachos with chorizo
Jalapeños poppers
And chicken burrito

Mario Obdulio Ramírez Chamám5 Stars

I consider myself a bit of a Mexican cuisine connoisseur and believe me this is it! Having traveled much of the Northeast and Mexico itself, I have never ran into better Mexican food, and with little to no grease! You won't find that in the Yucatan!

A Google User5 Stars

I have been coming to Mexicali Rose for years. I travel from Fairfield, not far, to this restaurant, and I can't say enough excellence about the food, the service, the friendliness of the staff, and there anything else?
I just wish they had one closer to the Fairfield County shore, but I guess that the more restaurants, even the small ones, open for business, the more they lose that flair.
If you want a great Mexican restaurant, this is nothing short of A+ rating. Is there a rating that is higher (or greater than 5 stars)?

A Google User5 Stars

For eclectic delicious Mexican there is only one place in the area - Mexicali Rose. While I may agree that the menu can be uneven at times, there are some amazing items worth the trip. Any of their soups are outstanding, especially the Carrot Chipotle and Tomato Basil. Their Vegetarian Burrito is a wonderful unique take - stuffed with lots of beans, lettuce, feta cheese and the key ingredient pumpkin seeds - it is delicious. They make their own chips and salsa and sell it by the bag and container - great if you are having a party and want to serve something authentic and fresh. Their mole sauce is delicious as well. I think they import the chocolate from Mexico. The service is always delightful. Minerva and her family are terrific, if a little harried at busier times. This restaurant is not a chain. If you want to support local merchants, want authentic food and a reasonably priced delicious meal check out Mexicali Rose.

A Google User4 Stars

Authentic food. Little hole-in-the-wall place but friendly owner and nice menu. Better tasting than El Coyote.
No frills, just good food.

A Google User4 Stars