Last updated 8/2/2007 at Noon
Whenever I hear the name Rosa’s Cantina I think of the old Marty Robbins ballad: “Nighttime would find me in Rosa’s Cantina…” However, the cantina Robbins sings about is in El Paso and this Rosa’s Cantina is right in the heart of Old Town Temecula.
There really is a Rosa. It’s not just a name someone made up because they liked the Marty Robbins song and thought it would make a great name for a restaurant. The Rosa of Rosa’s Cantina is Rosa Thesing. She and her husband and son built the restaurant sixteen years ago.
The family hired a consultant because this was their first...