Rosita's Restaurant

Homemade goodness in Western Nebraska!
Over  50 years... in the panhandle!

                 In the1960s, Margarita Lerma started what would become a legacy in the Nebraska Panhandle. She established Lerma’s Café, in Lyman, Nebraska, which quickly became a favorite amongst locals and many in the panhandle who would travel just to savor her homemade food. After some time in Lyman, her son Paul Lerma took over the restaurant. In the early 1970s, Lerma’s Café moved to the Scottsbluff/Gering highway for about 3-4 years, and later moved to its current location at 1205 east overland around 1985 with the name Rosita’s Restaurant. 

The food that Mrs. Lerma created on her own time and with her own creativity, flare, and love came from a passion to not only cook good food but to have generations of families share in the goodness she created. Paul shared the same passion and flare for cooking as his mother and continued the legacy which he has now passed on to his children. 
Rosita’s restaurant has served generations of families in the area, and continues to start new traditions with families throughout the Panhandle and the Nation.

Not only being a household favorite amongst families, Rosita’s has been gaining recognition throughout the nation by being featured on NPR’s Splendid Table, Gourmet Magazine, 500 Things to Eat Before its too Late, RoadFood, and RoadFood 9th Ed.
What Mrs. Lerma and Paul created with their recipes is nothing less than excellence.  Flavorful food, creative ideas, and a twist on Tex Mex cuisine were created whenever they walked into a kitchen. We would like to thank you for helping to continue to support the legacy she and Paul left behind and helping us keep their memory alive.