Rosa Mexicano- Minneapolis
Rosa Mexicano- Minneapolis

Rosa Mexicano- Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rosamexicano.com/
  • Phone: 6126567144x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Mauricio Legorreta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Regardless of your party size, Rosa Mexicano is the perfect venue to offer your guests a creative, upscale experience that few restaurants can match. We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, pre fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d’oeurvres, etc. We also offer off-premise catering for groups of all sizes. For Large Party Reservations, please contact Sara Prutzman at sprutzman@rosamexicano.com or
    612.656.7144.
  • Entertainment: On special occasions, we have guest musicians and/or mariachis present to heighten the festive atmosphere. Please contact the restaurant directly with questions.
  • Special Events: HAPPY HOUR AT CANTINA BAR | DAILY, 4-7 pm
    Half-price select cocktails and appetizers will make you very happy for much more than an hour.



Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th and Hennepin (City Center)
  • Public Transit: PUBLIC TRANSIT:Take the Light-Rail to Fifth & Hennepin Avenue.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for $9 after 5pm daily.
    612.656.7144

    DRIVING North: Take highway 35w south to Washington Ave turn right, left on Hennepin Ave. South: Take highway 35w north to downtown exits take the 11th street exit, right on Hennepin Avenue. East: Take highway 94 west to the 11th street exit, right on Hennepin Avenue. West:Take highway 394 east to the Dunwoody exit, Dunwoody turns into Hennepin Avenue.
A word from Rosa Mexicano- Minneapolis
In 1984, Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine when it first opened in New York City. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a "new" cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano's menu features a range of award-winning signature dishes, including our Guacamole en Molcajete, in a traditional lava rock mortar. Described by Time Out New York as "green ecstasy in a stone bowl," it is prepared table side and served with house made chips, warm corn tortillas and condiment salsas. Rosa Mexicano is also known for the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita, as well as the modern and festive ambiance.
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Rosa Mexicano- Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (54)fit for foodies (53)special occasion (50)great for outdoor dining (49)romantic (29)great for lunch (25)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (12)scenic view (11)neighborhood gem (10)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • run of the mill Mexican food
    Hector
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    nothing really outstanding. heavy on sauces, light on meat/seafood in dishes we had.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great food, perfect menu for restaurant week! Would be great for date night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food is excellent but the are steep, so it wouldn't be a place I would go often.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cold food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I were very excited about having table side Guacamole and a nice dinner, the Guac was good, we tried the soup....which was very good and then we split the tres enchiladas, after 2 bites it just got cold.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was Delish!
    Baylaker
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Can't wait to come back and try more things on the menu. And I had one of the best margarita's ever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    the wait staff was excellent. i had a bday dinner with a friend and they helped me suprise her and our waiter was nothing more than wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Anissa
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The service was outstanding and the food was amazing. Rosa has a great ambiance. I have been there a couple times now and have enjoyed both times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not perfect but very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The restaurant had fantastic ambiance with water features and the table were well spread out. However, two of us were seated in a booth for four and felt far apart to start. The guacamole was cool and fresh, but nothing amazing. The chicken tacos were the better of the two entrees and the chicken enchiladas were smothered in a sauce that had plenty of lime in it. I would return as it was only one entree that left a poor taste in my mouth. Service was great as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable meal!
    Jejjej2000
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    New to area & found Risa's to be a fun & enjoyable restaurant. Excellent food! Looking for to trying some of the other locations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Marianne
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My daughter recommended this place and I just loved it....their table side guacamole is to die for!!!! Going back in December!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding service
    dotto
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Myself and 4 other coworkers went on a Monday night and it was the 1st time for all of us. We had outstanding service, food was delicious and the guacamole made at the table was amazing. I will be coming back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drinks & Apps Only
    LetsEat
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The drinks were great, the fresh quac, salsa and chips were great! Didn't have dessert but what I saw looked really good! Main entree was so so, I had the three different enchiladas plate: beef, chicken & cheese. Meats and cheese were good but to much mole sauce on the plate drowned the flavors. Would go back for the Sangria (white and red) and the apps but won't order an entree.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Melissa
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We went for a dinner on a Friday night. The restaurant was busy but not crazy. The service was great. The food was excellent. We brought our 4 year old and thought it fit our family fine. The restaurant is pretty noisy so we didn't feel she had to sit perfectly quite. The guacamole was awesome as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rosa Mexicano
    bluempls
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This is my second time to have their special Desde 1984 dinner special and food here has always been very good. Every dish is well prepared and cleanly executed. Our appetizers were freshly made, delicious and perfect with accompanying fresh salsas. Our entree was heavy, very rich and very filling but nevertheless, still very delicious. (I had the filete with mushroom cream sauce). Overall, food was very good, service is excellent and this place is a pricey $$$ even with the specials going on Recommendation: Try this place for an upscale dinner specially with the specials going on Frozen mango margaritas are very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale Mexican food!
    Norskechick
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Loved it! Everything was awesome! Right from the start. Very welcoming, prompt and courteous service! The homemade guacamole was made right in front of us, delicious! Homemade salsa could not stop eating. Yum! Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The service was so slow it overshadowed the fact that the food and atmosphere was good. I would not recommend going here if you are in a hurry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Slow to serve
    Daisy418
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great food & atmosphere. Server not attentive. Food took over half hour to arrive and server never came to table to check on us or provide status of dinner. Manager alerted us of dinner coming out just prior to it being served. Very good entrees and guacamole made at the table. Hopefully just an off night with the server.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and Miss
    MsMarlin
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was my second visit to this restaurant, and there are things that are done really well (like the guacomole prepared tableside, and the tortilla soup) and not so well (the veggies in the vegetable tacos were limp, and the service was incredibly slow). We had to ask for the rice and beans for the table, as our server forgot to bring it. I doubt we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kagles
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service for drinks and appetizers served quickly but then waited forever for food and even longer for a second round of drinks. Guacamole was marvelous but the entree's were only OK. Service started out great and ended badly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Viva Mexico
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    For authentic Mexican food in a modern setting, Rosa Mexicano is definitely the place to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food was just mediocre for high prices, but the inattentive service is what wrecked the evening. I will not be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanks for the Guac!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our group of 10 had a reservation and an honest mistake was made where our table was given to a different group, so we had to be split into two separate tables. Our group was not upset - more easy breezy, go with the flow kind of people, but the restaurant proceeded to go out of their way to make us happy and they sure did. The margaritas were excellent, the food was all excellent, our server did a wonderful job as well. To make up for the mistake, they also took care of our unlimited guac for both tables - thank you! We had a wonderful time and would recommend and will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty
    yummn
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We appreciated the server's recommendations for food and drinks. They also had a great three-course menu deal going. Nice atmosphere, was perfect for dinner before a show/game/etc downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Tequila List
    Bazz
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food was great, but the stand-out part of the meal was the tequila and mescal list. This place is to tequila fans what a good pub is to fans of Scotch. The final bill was a little bigger than I thought the meal rated, but that's what I get for ordering cocktails in a bar these days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Betz
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I was disappointed with the food and service at Rosa Mexicano. The food was mediocre at best and when it was time for us to leave, we had to look for the server who had trouble getting our bill split right.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good Mexican food
    LoveToEatWell
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and margaritas (the Pomegranate, the Antigua, and the Cadillac) were excellent. The staff were very attentive without hovering. Would recommend to anyone who appreciates better than average food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All-around great dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I purchased a Living Social voucher for a 4 course dinner, having never been there before. When we arrived, we asked to sit outside on their patio, which is slightly elevated and partitioned off from the sidewalk. The patio area is quiet and spacious and provided a cool, comfortable dining experience. The service was top-notch, we were consistently attended to from the first moment we walked in the restaurant. Our server explained our 4 course dinner experience and each course was delicious. Their tequila selection was great, nice variety in the margaritas. Service was awesome and attentive, our glasses of water were consistently topped off, we never ran out of chips and salsa, and food and drinks were delivered quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bueno!
    YhfyjiVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Rosa Mexicano always does an outstanding job and their Tres Leches cake is worth driving downtown for all on its own!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lost a little mojo
    tomgVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A long-time favorite from our time in New York, Rosa Mexicano disappointed this time. The $14 guacamole seemed to shrink, with only one avocado for two people. The lemonade was powdered. And the main courses were overgrilled. Hope it was just an off night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice before a show
    letsgiveitatryVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Needed to find a family friendly restaurant before a show at the Orpheum Theater and this was perfect. This place had a unique setup and decoration inside. Food was good and servers were very helpful. Waiter recommended the BBQ Ribs which I was skeptical of but went with his recommendation and it was excellent. Good taste and the meat just fell apart perfectly. Plan on going back for our next show when we have a mixed group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner after the show
    Foodisgood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed a nice dinner with a couple cocktails. Service and food very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so good this time
    cazzima
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We've been to Rosa in Minneapolis now 3-4 times. This was not a good experience. I was surprised at the slow attention we received sitting in the Lounge (as we've never dined in the Lounge before). Once they realized our wait time (and limited dinner time to get to a show), they were bending over backwards to be attentive. The guac is ALWAYS great and delicious, so I give most of the good rating for that. It was the menu...I don't remember not being able to find anything I didn't want to eat. We aren't cilantro people, so yes, it's hard to find dishes without cilantro-can't fault them there. But what we had tasted like spaghettio tomato sauce. :(
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy hour guacamole great!
    SJCM
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Happy Hour guacamole was endless and the classic margaritas and sangria was good. When we arrived the hostess very not friendly and unorganized. We waited at the bar for outdoor seating. The bartender we had was awesome! When we moved to the outside sitting we weren't greeted by a server and we waited a long time for drinks and apps. Our dinners were just ok very pricey! And each time we ordered drinks it took forever to get them but when we asked for bill it took seconds to get that to the table. It was our first visit for a friend birthday. The 5 of us wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time was a great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Really no complaints other than the menu items were a little on the high side. However, the guacamole was terrific - a must if you go
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • underwelmed
    mcMN
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've been 3 times now and all three times it has just been mediocre at best. The margaritas are good but the food is not (aside from the ceviche tacos which were great).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rosa Mexicana - upscale mexican
    Vanessa
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Rosa Mexicana does not disappoint! We were there for the second time in a few weeks and it was fabulous! The service there really can't be beat. Our waitress was very kind and was very helpful in accommodating our dietary restrictions. The food is always fabulous and the atmosphere was perfect for a date night. 2 items not to be missed are the street corn and the espresso flan. The street corn is a little messy but wow is it worth it. The espresso flan is this mix of (typically) strong flavors that are paired so well that everyone plays nice together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great guacamole
    foodieatheart
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Delicious guacamole and margaritas. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    1st visit here. Great selection of items not generally associated with Mexican food. Plenty of food for your money. Sat outside which was nice, but some construction across the street. Near theatre and sports areas. All in walking distance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for date night
    Starrybre
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Excellent service, food was delicious and you could still have a nice conversation and hear each other talk even when the dining ro was near full. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rashena
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our server was horrible. We went there for restaurant week and he charge us regular prices. We didn't say anything because we just wanted to leave. The food was delicious though! And the host was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate