Rosa Mexicano - Puerto Rico
Rosa Mexicano - Puerto Rico

Rosa Mexicano - Puerto Rico

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rosamexicano.com/
  • Phone: (939) 338-7344
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Hedwill Martinez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Rosa Mexicano - Puerto Rico
Right across the Atlantic Sea and Condado Lagoon, and just blocks away from hip Old San Juan and stylish Condado, Rosa Mexicano Puerto Rico delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible and festive atmosphere. The amazing views, will sit perfect while you enjoy our tableside Guacamole and our famous Frozen Pomegranate Margarita. Rosa Mexicano has been serving classic Mexican cuisine for over 20 years. The restaurant’s design creates a festive environment with bold, vibrant colors and features a dynamic water wall with a legion of Acapulco cliff diver figurines. We invite you to visit us and experience the flavors of Mexico.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Rosa Mexicano - Puerto Rico reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (27)special occasion (16)good for groups (15)hot spot (11)late-night find (10)romantic (10)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (6)fit for foodies (6)neighborhood gem (6)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great romantic restaurant
    Coffemac
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Not a typical Mexican restaurant but food was great. Service impeccable. Tequila list will amaze you. They prepare their own guacamole and it is to die for. Churros as a desert wit chocolate sauce is a must. Avoid the seafood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Me and my boyfriend are extremely pleased
    Luarlyn
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Our experience was incredibly awsome. From the valet personnel through the server, manager, receiver; everybody. The food was great. The service and atendance was so professional. I would defenetily recommend this restaurant to anybody. And I will sure go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed the mark!
    LJCDVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I am a frequent guest at the NY/NJ locations. The San Juan location really missed the mark. The guacamole came out good/as expected. But our 3 entrees were terrible. I always get the same thing, the Baja Tacos. Here the fish was over fried, dry and cut the top of my mouth. The corn was swimming in mayo/cheese and I nearly spit out the first bite. My partner's tuna tacos were fishy and tasteless. He was only able to force himself to eat 2 out of the 3, and he's a big guy. We were so embarassed that we brought a client there! I guess we should've known being that they only had 2 tables (including us) during the entire 2 hours we were there for lunch. Do not waste your money!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SPECIAL TIMES
    MEX02FOOD04
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    ITS A GOOD RESTAURANT, BUT THE SERVICE TOOK A BIT OF TIME TO TAKE OUR ORDER. HE TOOK OUR ORDER ALMOST FINISH OUT APETTIZER. BUT EVERYTHING ELSE THE FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome... Like Always
    Maye
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My new favorite restaurant. Great food, drinks and service. You couldn't ask for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excelente restaurante
    rodolfo
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Comida salio justo como la pedimos. todo a tiempo y todo sabroso. La margarifs frozen Wow !!!! deliciosa.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pork or charcoal?
    Hidrocalidopr
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I ask for the braised pork called "Chamarra" (I think that's the name). It was overcooked, that when I ate some chunk it was completely dry and crunchy. The pork should be soft and easy to eat, like an Ossobuco, but in an area it came hard to eat. The flavor was very good, except in the overcooked area. The Tres Leches desert was dry too, when it should be moisty and maybe dripping. None of this happened. I tried a Margarita made of añejo tequila. It was delicious, but too small and full of ice for a very small glass.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Faster Service
    GeneK
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The location is a very good one with nice view of Bridge and Atlantic Inlet. Many suite managers walking arounfd with headsets but took 14 minutes to get a bottle of wine. Fresh made guacomole very nicely presented and tasted well, this place will get better as time moves on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vic11
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Very expensive. Good guacamole! Limited menu I have been at other RM locations, this is much more expensive and more limited selection. Decent service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sherryVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Location and service was excellent but the food was not as good as the other restaurants in the states.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I've been to the RM locations in NYC and enjoyed the experiences very much. But here, the hostesses were rude and inefficient. The guacamole was extremely salty but the waiter didn't respond to my comments in that regard. The duck confit was okay but the squash gnocchi was such a small serving that I'm not sure why they even bothered putting it underneath the little duck enter. No tres leches so we skipped dessert. My partner liked his chicken enchilada a lot but he also thought the guacamole was way too salty. There was a funky fashion show going on that Thursday evening and that was kind of fun. It's definitely a happening bar scene in the front.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing experience
    Spotmeter
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Rosa Mexicano is beautifully decorated place with a nice bar setting and DJ music. Ambiance and service were good but it is a restaurant and the food nor the drinks were on par with the service and the ambiance. Will not go back and can not recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but needs to improve
    BubaVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was my 6 visit to Rosa Mexicano, I was disappointed with the slow service. We complained to the waiter and he tried to improve but I think they were short staffed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    Passionateating
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My dining experience was incredible. From the valet parking to Frida, the incredibly friendly and patient waitress, to the special pork belly pineapple and scallop tacos, this place exceeded my expectations in every way. I would most certainly be recommending this restaurant to friends and I have already recommended this restaurant to family that lives on the island.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Experience
    Maye
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was delicious, but the best part was the service. It was seriously one of the best in Puerto Rico. Our waiter was incredible and everybody made us feel great. Unbelievable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remarkable dining experience
    mikemmoon
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The staff was better than any fine dining restaurant I have been to. We enjoyed everything we tried. The table fresh guacamole was a bit overpriced for just a single avocado for the two of us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 79 reviews are from the Rosa Mexicano - Puerto Rico reviews archive.
  • Bad food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The restaurant has not figured the service out. The quality of the food is mediocre at best.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    DRMN
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Having experienced their flagship across Lincoln Center, NYC, this was a bad imitation. For starters, they could not serve their pomegranate margarita on the rocks....why? Because they had a frozen machine for that, and it tasted like acid lemonade. The menu was abbreviated leaving mostly tapas. I tried the soft tacos ceviche mahi mahi and it was like a tablespoon of salt in my mouth. The table side guacamole is the only thing that was reminiscent of the real Rosa Mexicano. What a pity, the place and location are beautiful.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what I expected. $$$$
    XRDmanVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I would sum up the dinner as overpriced. The food had good flavor and there is plenty to choose on the menu, just simply over priced specially if considering we had kids in our party. Also make sure you understand what dishes are hot spicy as it took all four of us by surprise when upon the first taste of our food we realized it had a noticeable kick. I love hot and have to say it was the perfect amount of heat but others were not so happy about it and would have rather asked for something else. We also, upon arrival and within five minutes had to ask to be moved to a diferent table as the center tables in the middle of the floor are supe loud. The waitress was very diligent and quick to move us to a quieter table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Mexican Food
    Expatjat
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We enjoyed the food. Authentic Mexican food nicely presented. Try the guacamole appetizer prepared at the table. It was quite noisy ambience, but generally good experience. Prices were reasonable also. We will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun restaurant
    BubaVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I've been several times to Rosa Mexicano and have to say that it is getting better every time, not only the food but also the service is great. It is a fun restaurant and the view is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice addition to Caribe Hilton area
    ripsters
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Rosa Mexicana is a welcome addition to those staying at the Caribe Hilton. Very short walk from the Hotel along the Paseo Caribe esplanade.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    When for the second time to give it the benefit of a second chance, but althougth the food is diferent and good in general at least the one in Puerto Rico did not impressed me. There are much much better places for the food, althougth the scenic view is great. If you go just to take a look and compare it is a nice place, but would I go back? Dont think so unless I just taking someone for curiosity.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day Lunch
    lyvala
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by a friend from another town. The food was very good, fresh, good taste and very well presented. Our waiter was charming and accessible. Always looking forward to please us. We had a great time. I'm sure I will come back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average
    BriGuy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Rosa's is very nicely decorated and has a nice view but the food and service was average for the price.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!!!
    Didi
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I's been there once before for nachos and margaritas and it was great, but this time I went with some girlfriends to celebrate a birthday and it just exceeded our expectations! The food was just great, our server was awesome and the overall experience is just something you have to experience! The restaurant setting, location and view are also great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at RM
    ViajeraIndigo
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    If you are searching for a traditional Mexican food, this is not the place. Services was fantastic, every single employee keeps prepare to help and answer your questions. Food was really good, but again, it's not a taqueria. As appetizer we order Queso Fundido with Chorizo sausage, a little salty. As entree I order a Pollo Pibil(Pibil chicken) lovely juicy chicken breast made at pibil's style ( anato/achiote paste and citrus), comes with ripped plantains and rajas. Awesome!!!! My husband order Pescado a la veracruzana, mahi mahi is tomatoes and peppers sauce, good but not outstanding.They include "family size" (normal size if you ask me) cilantro rice and refritos. Free valet parking included.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Definitely recommend
    Eiri2VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I had a great dinner and had fun watching them make the guacamole right in front of us and our waitress was excellent to provide us with the best experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Teri
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Other than the noise level (very loud and had to shout at a table for 4 sometimes to be heard), the experience was great! Very good food, excellent, friendly service and a beautiful setting. The guacamole is exceptional and the short ribs melt in your mouth. Nice touch to serve a sample of the house Pomegranate Margarita.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Service
    FloridaFilly
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Our group of four had a fabulous time. Service and food was great. We did not feel rushed and enjoyed appetizers, drinks, meal, and dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Mexican food in PR!
    IkeE
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Tablesside guacamole & Margaritas was just the beginning of an outstanding dinner and the service was 5 star!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No WOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    SORRY. Not Mexican enough Cuts for fajitas too big for tacos Cold chicken.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Nuestro mesero Fernando hizo de la velada una especial. Sus recomendaciones, atención a detalles y servicio impeccable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Excelente guacamole. Great choices for Margaritas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    ANA22
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    The food was fantastic, the service was fast and efficient. The portions are perfect and dont forget to have the churros for dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Muy bueno el servicio y el ambiente. Los aperitivos excelentes, la comida puede mejorar,,,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Kiarayal
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The food was exellent and the service was spectacular. Me and my mom went for lunch for the Restaurant week and we had a great time. The food was really good, we had the tortilla soup which has just the right amount of heat and the Cheese quesadillas. Main course I had the beef tacos and my mom had the salmon salad and they were both really good. The ending with some churros with 3 dipping sauces and a coffee dessert, they were to die for. Amazing experience, will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great restaurant
    Like2eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Very trendy place with great service and great food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    the ambience, service, food was spectacular specially for Mothers day. Great lagoon view and included free valet parking. The margaritas and guacamole second to none. It was worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice but expected more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    too much noise, food is good but average. Service was excellent, the spot suggested a more high scale experience in ambiance and food but it turned out almost like a sport bar
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.