Los Angeles, CA 90015
- Sun-Wed 11:30am-10pm, Thu-Sat 11:30am-11:30pm
- All Major Credit Cards
- Catering, Delivery, Family Style, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
- Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
- Full bar
LA Weekly's Description
There is no gentle way to put this: Rosa Mexicano is a Mexican restaurant brought into our overwhelmingly Mexican city from New York, a city as famously bereft of Mexican cooking as L.A. is of red-sauce Italian joints. Even seen in its best light, the NYC Rosa Mexicano was most famous for its guacamole, a dish that most native Angelenos have mastered before their 8th birthday. But as an actual restaurant, stripped of the rhetoric and bolstered with a chelada or two, Rosa Mexicano turns out to be fairly likable, as massive and impersonal as every other L.A. Live restaurant but furnished with the occasional whimsical touch - a tiled back wall features trickling water and a flock of boys in free fall in homage to the cliff divers of Acapulco - and a decent-sized tequila list. The famous tableside guacamole may be kind of a bust - one hint: Out here, people generally like their guacamole to contain more than a hint of avocado. But the tortillas are handmade, the grilled shrimp are the size of golf balls, and the huitlacoche quesadillas err on the side of cheesy crispness rather than the usual inky funk. And while the main courses are expensive - $16.75 for chicken enchiladas; $27.50 for butter-filet snapper - servings are enormous. One order of the short ribs with rajas may be enough to feed two people at dinner, provide the basis of a midnight snack and stuff three sandwiches at lunch the next day. See full review.
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#Epic fail. Totally understaffed. Food took forever and was delivered cold. What else can I say? Staff was overwhelmed by simple orders. Busboys were good. You're better off going to Miami.
Love the guac, ask for it extra spicy! Dinner here before things really heat up at the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest on Saturday!
Get the guacamole dip for an app- hand made in front of you and tastes amazing. Chihuahua cheese is also delicious.
Habanero Bloody Mary!
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