nice variety of unusual Mexican
nice variety of unusual Mexican options or original rifts on standards.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went for Passover sedar
We went for Passover sedar and it was a night to remember. The door was incredible. Sedar dinner with real flavor!! It was so good, there was nothing left on any of our plates., they were scrapped clean. I don't think we will ever go back to traditional Passover dinner at home. This was too tasty and too fun.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is always good and
The food is always good and comes quickly, especially at lunch. We had a great server today but that's not always the case. The one thing that always surprises me is that they are never willing to do anything off-menu. One of our table mates asked about getting a combo of their tacos and was told "we don't do that". Period. So, that's a bit off-putting. There's a little bit of an attitude in general. It's a pricier and hipper "mexican" restaurant so maybe they think they don't have to accomodate their patrons. We'll still have office lunches there but it won't be our first choice.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great lunch. Service
What a great lunch. Service was outstanding and food was impeccable. The only obstacle initially, is the pricing, which is a bit staggering for Mexican food. But, once you are lavished with a beautiful space, the great service and excellent dishes, that obstacle fades away and the prices are completely fair for the overall experience.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always thoroughly enjoy
I always thoroughly enjoy my dining experience. Casa Mexicano serves mexican food the way it should be served, just like Mexico.
I love this restaurant!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a group of 6. Servers
We had a group of 6. Servers very attentitive but not hovering. Never tried to rush us. Food was very good. Guacamole was outstanding.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upscale take on mexican food.
Upscale take on mexican food. Tableside Guacamole preparation for show (but pricey). Excellent margaritas.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for lunch with coworkers.
Went for lunch with coworkers. We wanted to sit outside, they tried to seat us at a sun-blasted table but I pointed out the shaded one and they changed with no problems.
Guac is great but pricey. Apparently the watermelon juice water stuff was good (didn't try it). Had the camarones skewer on rice and, although simple, very delicious (and big shrimp!)
Our waiter could had been a bit better...not too attentive and a little weird...but not terrible.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic carne asada lunch!
Fantastic carne asada lunch! Great service and fun atmosphere. We took our Admin to Rosa Mexicano for lunch on Appreciation Day and she absolutely loved it.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time; I've laready
Had a great time; I've laready been 3 times and will be back!!!...
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Wait and Reception Staff!
Bryce and Nathan were awesome! Food and drinks were excellent! We are definitely coming back!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The place I've been searching for!
I've been searching for a great Mexican restauarant in the Bay Area for years. This is it. Nice atmosphere. Quality, fresh food that is well made using great, authentic recipies. The service was friendly, attentive and professional. Our drinks were properly made and tasted wonderful.Everything and everyone from management to the busser was at the top of their game. I recommend Rosa Mexicano to anyone that is looking for a special Mexican restaurant that delivers a complete experience.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service, Good food
Service was great, food was delicious! Vibrant colors all throughout the restaurant. Very modernized. The strawberry fresca is delicious and refreshing. Guacamole is made right in front of you. serving size is perfect!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great high-end Mexican
Mexican restaurants that put this much effort into the ingredients and preparation of the dishes are hard to find. We were in a carnivorous mood and both the boneless short ribs and mixed grill dishes were succulent and savory. Special mention also goes to the guacamole, prepared table-side (with heat to order), as well as the drinks list. We both had the La Suprema margarita and it was the best I've had in ages.
The bar side was hopping (it was a Thursday night), but the hostess thankfully sat us far enough away so that the noise wasn't a distraction. The decor is modern as is the piped in music. Frankly, both were a welcome change from the usual "Mexican theme park" approach. All in all Rosa is a great find and one we'll return to.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun Saturday Brunch Location
We really enjoyed our dining experience sitting outside and enjoying some quality Mexican food, drink, and great service.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best Ritas and Mexican fare
We are thrilled Rosa Mexicano is here in San Francisco. We have enjoyed it in New York, Atlanta and Miami. The food is fabulous, creative, and beautifully presented. The Pomegranate Margaritas are out of this world. Nice location in the Financial District. Great bar. Friendly staff.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Doesn't have the same feel as the Rosa Mexicanos in New York, which are all fantastic. I think they need to work on the service level, service was friendly, but seemed inexperienced. Still like it, hope they can bring it all together, it's a nice addition to SF.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rosa Mexicano values its clientele
We felt appreciated from the moment we walked in the door of Rosa Mexicano all the way through the dining experience. Our server, Anthony, was great at explaining the menu and even providing a small taste to help us decide among the unique and delicious entrees. The Maitre D', manager, and staff deserve high praise for delivering value and a memorable experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but expensive
I liked the ambience and eating outside. The service was friendly.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friends and I loved it!
My friends and I loved it! Food was great, service was great and we could hear one another! Ole'
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good upscale Mexican food
Hostess was very friendly and welcoming as was our server. Margaritas and food were outstanding. My only disappointment was that my "doggie bag" did not include the tortillas and side dishes which were left.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is really good and the drinks are delicious but maybe they should work on the margarita recipe. Not enough salt and a very plain flavor. And they don't have muddled margaritas. The service was the only thing inconsistent. The host was not warm or welcoming at all and basically didn't smile the entire time we were there. We could see him during our time there and he looked like he didn't want to be there.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Financial District Find
The location is prime as the serivce sublime. The food was Mexican as the ambiance was rockin'. Good service with a smile and the decor will entertain you awhile. Check out the waterfall wall, and the guacamole made fresh for all. Check it out....NOW!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dine about Town SF '13
Made a reservation at Rosa Mexicano during SF's Dine about Town 2013 festival. Staff were extremely accommodating with numerous requests to increase party sizes on the day of the reservation.
Ambience: mood lighting and a wonderful display of artwork on the wall. It was a relatively quiet night for a Saturday, including the bar area - which was pleasant. We had a large party size so it didn't really matter - but it was good to see other people in the restaurant as well.
Our server was helpful in explaining the menu - although there was some confusion regarding the Dine about Town menu details. Food was great - but it took quite a long time to arrive and we were waiting for a while in between courses.
Good food/service - would recommend.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great mexican food...strong drinks
Flautas de Pollo / Rolled Crispy Chicken Tacos
Carne Asada / Skirt Steak "Skillet Style"
Flan de Rosa / Espresso Flan
La suprema drink
Just needed one drink to get buzzed. good food cam with two sauces on the steak with tortillas rice and beans.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!
Finally, a wonderful upscale Mexican restaurant. Fits the area well. Love the at-tableside-prepared guacamole! Tried my friend's mole sauce...thought it was excellent.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for lunch and close
Great for lunch and close by where I work. i go there every chance I get for a lunch outing. The service was a little slow and I got back to work late.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The guacamole prepared at
The guacamole prepared at the table was very good, especially with the option adding of mild,medium, hot sauces. Food is attractively served with a variety of small side dishes for additional flavors. The servings are small but adequate. Not your usual Mexican restaurant with huge portions of rice and beans.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great meal at Rosa
We had a great meal at Rosa Mexicano! Great service and great food. The made at the table guacamole is a must. The Margaritas were perfect. Warm and attentive service. Definitely will return!
7/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding service, wonderful flan
A mix-up made us quite late for our lunch reservation (I'd alerted the restaurant that might happen, but still...) and the staff here handled it beautifully.
I had the express lunch. The soup was black bean with tortillas and pieces of roasted chicken: very tender and flavorful. The guacamole is always good. The flan was particularly tasty, with a base of chocolate cake.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was on business and found this by chance.
The ambiance was really nice and the food was great, but the service was outstanding!
If you go make sure to get the table side guacamole!
You can almost make a meal of just he guac.
Can't wait to go back!!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The homemade quacamole was great as well as the drinks!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Table side guacamole is delicious.
Table side guacamole is delicious. Service is impeccable. Food is the best Mexican I've had! Went two nights in a row!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding guac made tableside...
Outstanding guac made tableside... the best!! Frozen pomegrante margaritas best in the nation! We are repeat customers since our Rosa days in NYC ...now we have the best in SF!! Thanks for moving here!!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun for a lively party.
We went for my daughter's 17th birthday. The atmosphere was energetic, fun and festive. They were unfortunately out of the pork belly which is what she wanted. Service was very good, though the bar forgot to give us our sangrita shooters with our tequila flight. The food is really good but too expensive. The expense is a deterrant, really. You can go to much more elegant dinners for the same price. I like this place, so I may come back, but maybe not with my family.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to every Rosa except Miami and San Fran Rosa didn't disappoint! Love the food and the guacamole is always to perfection! Our server Alejandro (Alex) was absolutely superb and a delight to talk with! Will return next time we are in town!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Guacamole is outstanding
This is one of my favorite spots for Happy Hour, and now for lunch. I highly recommend for business lunches or after work functions. Come early though since it can get crowded.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined in the New York City Rosa Mexicano, so we were thrilled to learn there was one in San Francisco. My expectations were very high since we had such an exceptional experience in NYC, so I may have been slightly disappointed, but overall it was really very good!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, AMAZING GUAC!
I came here on Wednesday 9/24 with a friend for happy hour. We had reservations, but decided to sit in the bar for happy hour, where there were lots of people and it was very lively! We decided to get a pitcher of sangria (YUM) and their signature house Guacamole and chips to start. It was fantastic!! Then we ordered off the happy hour menu; caesar salad, chicken taquitos, and some other cheesy sausage dish (sorry can't remember the name off the top of my head). I didn't like the salad, it was plain and kind of watery. The taquitos were good, but the cheesy sausage thing was AMAZING! They gave us tortillas to go with it and I made them into little tacos. All in all, I give it 4 stars! I will definitely come back!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had taken a co-worker for a birthday lunch and we enjoyed it thoroughly
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Fabulous Find
This was my first visit to Roa Mexicana. I didn't know what to expect when I choose this restaurant, since the menu was not a traditional one which most are used to seeing. Our waiter Roger was a true gem. The cocktail list is fantastic. Pomegranate margaritas....yum!! The food was the greatest. We started with an order of double guacamole. It makes your palette water. DELICIOUS,,, Beyond words. 3 of us had the shrimp over rice with a fantastic red sauce and 2 had the chicken enchiladas with a touch of a white sauce. Everyone raved. Awesome dessert menu. The churros were out of this world and the ice creams were sooo creamy. Hats off to Rosa Mexicana!. We can't wait to go back again!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale Mexican Food--Fabuloso
Great Margaritas, and really delicious food with generous portions. Attentive service, but not overbearing. They make the guacamole table-side, to your spiciness. There are several round tables which hold 6-8 people, and while the noise level is vibrant, still everyone can hear each other. Walking distance from the financial district and the embarcadero, this is a wonderful place for dinner.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice ambience and food
The Guac is a must, quantity is a little, but go for the large size if you love Guac. Make it spicy if you can handle. They have a nice selection of appetizers and entrees. Dessert menu is decent. Regarding cocktails, I tried the Mojito, but I regret I should have tried the Margaritas; I mean come one it's a Mexican restaurant. Overall it's a very good restaurant, go for it!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable and fun Mexican in SF
Did not have a good start here. Work group of 5. Table not ready at arrival. Watched empty booth with 5 seats remain empty for entire 20 minutes we waited, prior to them sitting us...right there! Host tried to make up for our annoyance...free margarita samples, appetizer. After that, lots of fun. Guacamole at the table. Great margaritas. Friendly service. A fun night for sure.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food Great Service
Rosa Mexicano is wonderful. The margaritas are fantastic, food is great, and the guacamole made at your table is highly recommended. The service on drinks was a little slow, and wasn't checked in on to get more rounds, but other than that everything was great!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rock the Guac
Absolutely an incredible find, I wish I could take the whole experience home with me. Had a fabulous meal the guacamole is a must! The guacamole made at the table was fun and made to order. The staff was very good, my wife even hugged the waiter when we left. Top of the mark.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great, interior and
Food was great, interior and atmosphere really outstanding
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome, Authentic and Tasty
I brought my family here on a Friday night. It was perfect, because it was vibrant and the place was full (not packed), but made it feel like we were really out for night out. The Guacamole was delicious and it was quite a treat to have them prepare it right in front of the table. We ordered a margarita which was fresh and delicious, we ended up ordering a few more because they were so delicious. I had the Budin, my brother had the short ribs, my sister had the enchiladas, and my stepmom had the fish, plus we had plantains and creamed spinach to share for the table. We ended up sharing all of the meals because they were all so delicious. Great service, atmosphere, and the food/drinks were delicious. We'll definitely be back!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
this place continues to satisfy,
this place continues to satisfy, and I have made several visits since it opened -- the food is toward the high end of the Tex-Mex spectrum, and the made-on-the-spot Guacamole is irresistable. a meal there is very good indeed.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Guacamole was amazing! Amongst the best I've ever here or in Mexico. Other dishes were also excellent. Fun place, reasonable price, good service.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM