La Rosa to open

Cantina successor readies for April opening

After several months of reworking menus and interior updates, La Rosa Tequilaria and Grille is slated to open in mid-April. Rumors have a soft opening as early as April 8, but plans are still being finalized.

La Rosa replaces Cantina Mexican restaurant in downtown Santa Rosa, recently taken over by several hospitality pros who popularized a sister Cantina restaurant in Aspen.

The menu is focused on standard Mex-American dishes (chimichangas, buritos, shrimp tacos, enchiladas and fajitas,) but also showcases regionally-inspired specialty plates including ancho chili salmon, pan-seared snapper and Adobo marinated shrimp. New owners will also feature a master collection of high end tequilas for flights, tastings and pairings. The shuttered second floor is slated to reopen later as a sports bar serving more casual fare.

Stay tuned for more details…