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Best 3 Mexican Restaurants in Huntsville AL

Updated on June 22, 2014
Best Mexican Restaurants-Huntsville AL Rosie's Mexican Cantina
Best Mexican Restaurants-Huntsville AL Rosie's Mexican Cantina

Rosie's Mexican Cantina

We have been going to Rosie's Mexican Cantina for at least 7-8 years. They first opened their doors in December 1995. I am not sure why it took us so long to discover it but when we did, it quickly became our favorite Mexican Restaurant.

They have moved from the original building they were in, but only across the street. They just had to have more seating room.

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Full Metal Mariachis at Rosie's South Parkway location
Full Metal Mariachis at Rosie's South Parkway location
One of our many trips to Rosie's Mexican Cantina-Huntsville AL
One of our many trips to Rosie's Mexican Cantina-Huntsville AL
Delicious Fresh Food at Rosie's-Huntsville AL
Delicious Fresh Food at Rosie's-Huntsville AL
When it only takes a balloon to make you happy....Rosie's Mexican Cantina
When it only takes a balloon to make you happy....Rosie's Mexican Cantina
Rosie's Mexican Cantina-Huntsville AL South Parkway Location
Rosie's Mexican Cantina-Huntsville AL South Parkway Location
Beautiful Fountain at Rosie's Mexican Cantina Huntsville AL South Parkway location
Beautiful Fountain at Rosie's Mexican Cantina Huntsville AL South Parkway location
Rosie's Mexican Cantina-Huntsville AL University Drive location (newest)
Rosie's Mexican Cantina-Huntsville AL University Drive location (newest)
Rosie's patio seating
Rosie's patio seating
I love the fountain! at Rosie's Mexican Cantina-Huntsville AL
I love the fountain! at Rosie's Mexican Cantina-Huntsville AL

Their staff is always friendly, and professional. It is a casual family atmosphere that makes everyone feel welcome.

They serve fresh Tex-Mex food and they serve it fast!

Occasionally there is a wait for a table for dinner on the week-ends but not on the food. It comes out piping hot, fresh and fast.

My husband's favorite is their Tacos Al Carbon, I am torn between their Mexican lasagna which comes with a fresh salad and their Shrimp Burrito.

Of course their Chips-n-Salsa are hot, fresh and always delicious!

Their prices range from $8-$20 an entree for dinner and for lunch you can eat for between $7-$12 per entree.

I hear their enchilada's are one of their most popular dishes, so I guess I should give them a try but its so hard when my favorites are sooo...good.

Rosie's Mexican Cantina

Rosie's Mexican Cantina-Huntsville,AL
Rosie's Mexican Cantina-Huntsville,AL
Mmmm, shrimp burrito
Mmmm, shrimp burrito
Pollo Santa Fe
Pollo Santa Fe
Rosie's Coconut Flan- Without a doubt the BEST I have ever had!
Rosie's Coconut Flan- Without a doubt the BEST I have ever had!
The saucy senorita on their menu cover
The saucy senorita on their menu cover
If it's ever less busy than this, it's probably because they are closed.
If it's ever less busy than this, it's probably because they are closed.
Chef Sergio-the man to thank for all the delicious food.
Chef Sergio-the man to thank for all the delicious food.
Really cool t-shirts they have for sale
Really cool t-shirts they have for sale
Rosie's Mexican Cantina at night- Huntsville,AL
Rosie's Mexican Cantina at night- Huntsville,AL
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Beef Fajitas at Phil Sandavol's Mexican RestauranteBar at Phil Sandavol's Mexican RestaurantePhil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante-Huntsville ALOutdoor seating at Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante-Huntsville ALPhil Sandavol-owner of Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante
Beef Fajitas at Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante
Beef Fajitas at Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante
Bar at Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante
Bar at Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante
Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante-Huntsville AL
Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante-Huntsville AL
Outdoor seating at Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante-Huntsville AL
Outdoor seating at Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante-Huntsville AL
Phil Sandavol-owner of Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante
Phil Sandavol-owner of Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante

Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante

Rosie's Cantina was our first love but unfortunately they are not open on Sunday. So... as we found ourselves in Huntsville on a Sunday, we decided to give Phil Sandavol's Mexican Restaurante a try.

They had actually moved into one of Rosie's first locations and their owner (Phil Sandavol), actually got his start as a server for Rosie's Mexican Cantina. They are rivals of a sort but they also call themselves family.

Their menu offers traditional Tex-Mex cuisine ranging in price from $8-$20 for dinner and from $7-$16 for lunch menu items. Again wonderful atmosphere for family, business or drinks. Great food and great service!

Although they have similar menu items as Rosie's, Phil Sandavol's has their own little signature differences that sets them apart. Here my husband usually orders their combo fajita's and I again am torn between two favorites, their Chicken Burrito which has this to die for "Chihuahua cheese sauce" and their Shrimp Enchiladas which is full of shrimp and delicious!

Beef fajitas at lunch
Beef fajitas at lunch
Fish tacos
Fish tacos
Great margaritas!
Great margaritas!
Mr. Phil Sandoval himself
Mr. Phil Sandoval himself
This is actually a light crowd for Phil Sandoval's
This is actually a light crowd for Phil Sandoval's
Some of the best wait staff I have ever encountered
Some of the best wait staff I have ever encountered
Little Rosie's Taqueria-Huntsville,AL
Little Rosie's Taqueria-Huntsville,AL

Little Rosie's Taqueria

Little Rosie's Taqueria, best handmade Tex-Mex cuisine for lunch or a quick night out. Yes, this is owned by the owners of Rosie's Mexican Cantina but I just could not go without mentioning it. The Rosie Family has a wonderful philosophy of good food and good service.

This little Taqueria is set up a little different, you walk up to the counter to order, get a buzzer, fix your own drinks and pick your food up at the window when your buzzer lights up.

Their menu prices range from a little over $2 for a taco to $10 for fajitas. Don't let the prices fool you, their quality is still top notch, fresh, hot and always delicious.

Some shots of Little Rosie's Taqueria

Little Rosie's Taqueria at night -Huntsville AL
Little Rosie's Taqueria at night -Huntsville AL
There's always a bustling crowd there.
There's always a bustling crowd there.
Mmm,enchiladas...
Mmm,enchiladas...
A nice sampling of Little Rosie's menu.
A nice sampling of Little Rosie's menu.
Who wouldn't like getting one of these?
Who wouldn't like getting one of these?

3-Best Mexican Restaurants in Huntsville AL

A
7540 Memorial Parkway Southwest, Huntsville AL:
7540 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35802, USA

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B
6196 University Drive Northwest, Huntsville, AL:
6196 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806, USA

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C
6125 University Drive Northwest, Huntsville, AL‎:
6125 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806, USA

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D
4781 Whitesburg Drive South, Huntsville, AL 35802-1632:
4781 Whitesburg Dr S, Huntsville, AL 35802, USA

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Maybe I am biased...

Ok, so I realize that all of these restaurants are part of the Rosie's restaurant family. Which may seem like I am limiting my scope too much, but really I have tried a lot of Mexican restaurants in Huntsville and these are just consistently the best I have come across. I am glad to hear your thoughts though.

Your thoughts on the best Mexican Restaurant in Huntsville,AL.

Which is your favorite Mexican restaurant in Huntsville,AL?

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    • MyMastiffPuppies profile imageAUTHOR

      MyMastiffPuppies 

      7 years ago

      Wow! Thanks for your support. We love Rosie's, and were just there a couple of weeks ago and as always it was awesome!

    • RocketCityWriter profile image

      RocketCityWriter 

      7 years ago from Alabama

      I would have to agree with you on Rosie's - by far the best Mexican place in town. One of my favorites out of any type of food!

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