Rosa Mexicano - Atlanta
Rosa Mexicano - Atlanta

Rosa Mexicano - Atlanta

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rosamexicano.com/
  • Phone: 4043474090x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Tuesday - Thursday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Brad Weideman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, pre fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d'ouvres, etc. For Large Party Reservations, please contact: Kaye Newsome at knewsome@rosamexicano.com or 202.783.5522 x13 or 215.869.4055.
  • Entertainment: On special occasions, we frequently have guest musicians and/or mariachis present to heighten the festive atmosphere. Please contact the restaurant directly with questions.
  • Special Events: FESTIVAL DE HELADOS | JULY 31-AUG 24
    Desserts inspired by classic savory dishes such as guacamole, tamales and empanadas, and paired with handmade ice creams and sorbets infused with Mexican flavors ranging from prickly pear to chili-spiced chocolate.



Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th Street and District Avenue
  • Public Transit: Take either the North or Northeast Line to the Art Center Stop. From there, catch the Atlantic Station Green Line Shuttle to Atlantic Station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the Atlantic Station general lot. Call the restaurant for details.
A word from Rosa Mexicano - Atlanta
As our first location to open in the South, the Atlantic Station Rosa Mexicano combines Rosa’s trademark authentic Mexican cuisine and stylish, festive atmosphere with Atlanta’s southern hospitality to offer a unique dining experience. Inside, a dramatic 18-foot high water wall with miniature white Acapulco divers is the eye-catching centerpiece of the 200-seat restaurant, which also features a lounge area and private dining that accommodates up to 70 guests. With its bright colors, Mexican artwork and fabulous food, all are sure to enjoy the style and tastes that are solely Rosa Mexicano.
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Rosa Mexicano - Atlanta reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (23)special occasion (19)fit for foodies (18)neighborhood gem (16)great for outdoor dining (15)hot spot (13)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (10)romantic (9)late-night find (4)notable wine list (2)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Whenever we have occasion to be at Atlantic Station, we make sure we have reservations at Rosa Mexicano. The food, the ambiance and the service are all top notch. One of our very favorite restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Mexican food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great place for authentic mexican food in Atlanta. And don't miss the three milk cake for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu not as good anymore.
    HenryVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Two years ago, the menu was closer to authentic mexican food than it is now. There were autochthon and original mexican dishes. There was more seafood and shellfood with true mexican flavors, like glazed salmon and ceviches . Even the list of premium tequilas was impressive with 100% añejos and ágaves even difficult to find in Mexico itself. Not any more. Rosa Mexicano has become one more tex-mex restaurant. Impressive ambiance and excellent service but food that leaves too much to desire and margaritas to please the eyes not the palate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    Delighted
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Rosa's service and food were outstanding!Mexican Foo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    fredzhepova1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We celebrated my Mom's Birthday. Food was great, very tasty, large portions, reminded traditional Mexican kitchen, which is very rare to find in Atlanta. Service was average; our server was very busy, took 10-15 min to get our Margaritas, however, they were still very strong!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Diva16
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food here is excellent. This is my second time going! I loved the Mahi Mahi Tacos. The refried beans are so delicious and I overall enjoyed my experience here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What are you waiting for??
    Quan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    If you love Mexican food, you MUST come to Rosa Mexicano. It puts everything you know about Mexican restaurants to shame! The food is very very good. I found myself in a daze while eating. I enjoyed it so much. I went this time for my 3rd wedding anniversary. I took my wife here for our very 1st Valentine's Day date. After eating, I couldn't believe that it took us so long to come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food. Great Service.
    DISHclosure
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Rosa is a consistent favorite. Fresh guacamole, prepared table side, never disappoints, and tequila and mescal choices are plentiful and interesting. The menu doesn't change often, and as vegetarians choices are limited. But servers are great about accommodating requests and they are knowledgable about ingredients. The staff makes us glad to come back often.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-show dinner choice
    Nadiarocks
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had an early dinner here before attending the new Cirque show at Atlantic Station. Service and dinner were fantastic! I had the salmon which was cooked perfect and my husband had the skirt steak which he really enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE
    luvAtlantadining
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food was wonderful. Guac was the best I've had. This was a great place to have a conversation, relax and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great except no sweet tea!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Had a business lunch there. Food was fantastic. Ambiance is nice. Downside = no sweet tea! Every restaurant in the south is supposed to have sweet tea.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but Different Mex
    angnev
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Loved the ambiance and the delicious food. We liked that is was not typical Mexican food-had lots of options and flavors. Service was friendly and warm.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Vittles
    kelloggswifey
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    One of my favorite places to come when I come in town. Always get the crab Empanadas and filet con hongos
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    service needs improvement...no water served until asking for it twice. Even as the waitress saw my guest caching on food as she described the specials. When I asked for water she continued with the specials spiel until i INSISTED on water NOW. Embarrassing!!...wine ordering a problem...VERY limited selection and out of stock except for highest price bottles
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  • Great Mexican food and Margaritas
    hotalpha
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    It was so nice to see such a varied menu at Rosa Mexicano. Everyone at my table had something different. It is unusual to see tacos served so the patron can put together the ingredients as he would want them. Also seeing Ceviche is unusual in most Mexican restaurants. The salsa was excellent, and made by the restaurant. It had a wonderful flavor. I look forward to returning when I have more time to dine and try the guacamole made at the table. Muy Bueno!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place for Dinner
    love2eat
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The salsa is to die for. They make the guacamole to your specifications right at the table and it is outstanding. Drinks are delicious though a little pricey. We shared a drink ant the total bill for 3 was @ $100. The wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive. I recommend to all who enjoy good food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner before the show
    BeckyJones
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We chose RM because we were going to the Cirque Du Soleil show at 7:30. We got in before the rush of after work patrons, however, the service was a bit slow. Drinks had to wait because the bar apparently took precedence. The Baja Tacos were a little over cooked but still very tasted. My husband got something in a skillet. He liked it a lot. The Rosa Marg w prickly pear was VERY GOOD.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Mexican restaurant in ATL
    SantinomanVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    First visit and won't be our last. Starting from the excellent guacamole made table-side to the best margaritas I've had in a long time, the food and the service was top-notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced and Food OK at Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great location but food was very poor and way over priced. I would not go there again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    Traciekat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went here for anniversary before hitting cirque du soli and it was a perfect night!! Food was amazing! Best margarita I've ever had and the guacamole was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Tried to do a pre-Cirque dinner but it ended up being a disaster. Our service was slow and we got to the show as they were beginning. Will not try to do this before Cirque again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great guacamole
    Fastservice22
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was great, the salsa and guacamole were awesome. Great place for a date with your spouse.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    ATLLadyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lured by location, Midtown Restaurant Week, ordered from the Anniversary Menu for birthday celebration. Chosen wine not available. Food was heavy with overspiced sauces. Only dessert was good. Go to another Mexican restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Mexican Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As locals is it always on our list visit Atlantic Station and Rosa Mexicano
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair
    pr76
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Guacamole prepared tableside was outstanding. The rest of the food was fair. Did not come out as ordered. Service was slow. Had to ask multiple times for drinks. Not as I remembered it last time, but it had been a year.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good, but needs a renovation
    Econmgr
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We've enjoyed all of our dining experiences at Rosa Mexicano and this time was no different. We strongly recommend getting reservations. My only compliant is that restaurant needs an upgrade. The seats are worn and the restaurant has been heavily used. Hopefully, the restaurant will get a good facelift to go with the good food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    Njoygoodfood
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great place to enjoy a Mexican meal. Excellent service. Look forward to returning again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thereforopen
    Walking2DinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant was pretty tasty Mexican fare that you would expect. The guacamole was fantastic, and it fit out needs for closeness since we were there for a tennis tournament. The one negative is the price point is just WAY too high for the food. A dish that you would expect to be about 13-14 dollars was instead 26. We probably will not go again since there is better mexican in the area for much cheaper but it served us well for what we needed that night: Reservations on opentable and close to the BB&T open.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Higher End Mexican Find
    GeorgiaIllini
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Rosa Mexicano serves some delicious Mexican food. It is NOT a typical cheap Mexican place, though. The food is better than that, and a little pricier as a result. But if you are up for the extra cost, the food is worth it - and their primo margarita (I forget the precise name) was especially nice.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Usually much better
    JustBeeVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I've been many times, and think the make-a-table guacamole is a highlight. We were there on a not-so-busy, rainy Sunday afternoon. Never received a third set of silverware or plate (even though 3 people clearly sitting there). Waitied a long time for each drink/food item (except quacamole). Not sure what was going on, but there appeared to be a number of servers - but nobody serving. We were not in a hurry, so at first the slow service was fine but after awhile it was just painful. A disappointment this time.
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  • Awesome!!!!
    MJamilVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Best guac ever!!!! Awesome service / waiters!!!! So so good!! Love the tortilla soup!! Best guac ever!!!! Awesome service / waiters!!!! So so good!! Love the tortilla soup!! Best guac ever!!!! Awesome service / waiters!!!! So so good!! Love the tortilla soup!! Best guac ever!!!! Awesome service / waiters!!!! So so good!! Love the tortilla soup!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place!
    lver4fun
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Love the pomegrante margarita! Friendly waiters and the food is amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that great
    JodyVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Frequent diner, not good service, likely won't be back
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 923 reviews are from the Rosa Mexicano - Atlanta reviews archive.
  • Talkdown
    talkdown
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great service from our server David,food was excellent and brought on time,no issues,we are regulars at this great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVED IT, WILL DEFINATELY BE BACK
    crossri
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Will be back again and again. Service, food and atmosphere was outstanding. Just loved the feel and vibe of the space. I was just in Puerto Rico and love authentic tasting food and this food tasted very authentic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive for Mediocre Mexican Food
    Linda
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    While the guacamole was very good, at $14 for a small bowl it was very expensive. Also, entrees were ok tasting, portions were small- When you pay $23 for tacos and $18 for Enchiladas you expect great not ok. Service was good and atmosphere nice. They sat us right away with our reservation. If price was 1/2 as much, I would have recommended it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • flyboy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food is excellently prepared. I believe, for an essentially Mexican food restaurant, the menu should be expanded, especially the enchilada entrees. Add more seafood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New menu
    NeighborhoodResidentVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Don't like the new menu. Not the same good quality as before
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review
    Grtarq
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The hostess was cold and uninviting, told us that we couldn't sit outside because the tables were for people with reservations, but it was almost vacant in the restaurant AND we had a reservation! It kind of ruined it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great eatery in Atlanta
    seasoneddiners
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We don't live in Atlanta but when we visit we have to dine at the best place for guacamole prepared at your table. We celebrated our daughter's graduation this visit and had a great time. My chicken tacos were the best but my husband didn't care much for the pork. Ambiance is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate