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Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square
Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square

Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rosamexicano.com
  • Phone: (201) 489-9100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Dinner: Sunday - 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: Andre Meza
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For Large Party Reservations, please contact Amira Gertz at 212.397.0666 x29 or email at agertz@rosamexicano.com.
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.

    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: Route 4
  • Public Transit: Bus 756 Fort Lee (exact fare, $5.55) to Hackensack Ave and Commerce Square, walk to The Shops at Riverside Square straight on Hackensack Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are designated 10 minute pick up parking spots for Take Out as well as many parking spaces near the restaurant.
A word from Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square
Our first Rosa Mexicano to open in New Jersey is located at The Shops at Riverside in Bergen County. The 160-seat restaurant features a spacious bar and lounge area, as well as outdoor and private dining options. Under the creative direction of architect and designer Timothy Higgins, the décor features vibrant colors such as vivid pink, deep maroon, rich butterscotch and warm yellow. Traditional craftwork and adornments include Oaxacan wood carvings of mythical animals, custom wax-dipped artwork, Mayan Indian textiles, and folk art masks. Tortillas are fresh-made on-site at a station featuring colorful tiles and a hammered copper hood. Through the unique designs and cuisine, all will encounter an authentic Mexican experience at Rosa Mexicano.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great service and food! Drinks were very good too! Overall a good find close to home , near the mall :)"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Everything was perfect, outstanding service. The only thing was I think who ever washed the cilantro that day missed a bit of sand. Guacamole and rice had some grit. I have been in food industry 30 years and know this can happen and did not really bother me that much but other patrons might not feel the same way. Overall will definitely be back. The margaritas rocked!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I are always looking for good restaurants with Gluten Free Menus and this restaurant is one of them. We have been there a couple times and always get a good meal. They also make guacamole right at your table, so you can decide how spicy it is."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Outstanding margaritas. Fresh tortillas were delicious as was the chile relleno and tacos."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Old time favorite will definitely return. Great for groups."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Thank you to Paul and staff, my fiance's birthday was a hit! We were pleasantly surprised with an awesome table set up, the sombreros, and the awesome "cake". You went above and beyond our expectations and made our experience truly special. PS- Guacamole was amazing...so fresh."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Chain restaurants aren't always known for high quality and innovative menu selections but Rosa Mexicano delighted with the yes it may be corny but it's superb make at the table guacamole, followed by ceviche tacos and the taco specials that are on a par with Manhatta's finest and trendiest taco cucinas. Meats and fishes that fill the tacos are the freshest and highest quality, service is friendly without being cloying, the choices of tequilas and the ability to get flights of tequila all make this a place fit for foodies as well as those who simply want to ramp up their Mexican dining experience. Come to Manhattan or visit in New Jersey, Rosa Mexicano proves that gourmet Mexican food is right here, right now."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Rosa Mexican is a staple for when my fiancé And I are in the mood for Mexican. The food is guaranteed to be delicious and the guacamole is always made to perfection! The service is great as well, very attentive."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Three of us went here to celebrate a birthday on a Saturday night @ 6:30. Once seated, the waitress efficiently asked for our drink order. We decided on a pitcher of sangria and she attentively served it throughout the meal. We had the guacamole dip, not outstanding but nice touch. We each ordered a different dish, fish tacos, brisket and pulled pork tacos. Only the pulled pork was disappointing, a little dry. Without even a reminder, except for what I wrote on my Open Table reservation, the staff came out with a cupcake and candle for the birthday boy. We finished off with Mexican doughnuts, which were excellent! Parking is fine as long as you park in the garage (not a problem!)"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My wife and I had a very good dinner and experience. The staff was polite and attentive. We have recommended the place to our friends and will be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Interesting, tasty recipes. Extensive tequila menu is fun. Our service was very attentive. We enjoyed our evening (and the leftovers the next day!) We will be going back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I gave the food 3 stars simply because of the guacamole, that was delicious. The actual meal was ok, I've definitely had better Mexican food, especially at this price point. The location is in riverside square mall which tends to be on the higher end, wish the food followed suit."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "It is a chain; the food is adequate. For authentic Mexican food, visit El Bandido."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I am always satisfied with food quality and service. It is a favorite of mine for it's diversified menu and you can't miss out on the fresh made Guacamole at tableside. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We are regulars at rosa but it was a special treat for cinco de mayo. Our server was outstanding and recommended the special holiday menu. We had our favorites, guacamole, enchiladas, with an added bonus of Flautas, and Churros for dessert. Exceptional! Add a full pitcher of sangria and that's all you need for a happy Monday! Thanks Rosa Mexicano!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed the NJ experience of Rosa Mexicana. one of my favorite places in Manhattan, this suburban version did not disappoint. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Rosa Mexicano has become my new favorite at Riverside Square. A cozy, inviting room, outstanding food and great service! A fantastic evening! THANKS!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We love Rosa Mexicano! The food is consistently good and so is the service. Lovely ambience. Fabulous margaritas and guacamole. Little known fact: vegetarians can feast here, too. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We go for the guacamole and the margaritas. The dinners are excellent too. This last experience was a little disappointing because the entrees came as we were taking our first tastes of the guacamole. Suddenly everything was on the table. We felt very rushed. I had the baja tacos which were excellent. Husband had some sort of layered chicken dish that also looked yummy. Salsa should be better for a restaurant of this quality but the chips are crisp and salty and don't taste greasy and the entrees are fresh and bright. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "A dish we both ordered came out partially filled and never arrived despite my complaints. The manager apologized and said the chef screwed up but he did take the cost of the two items off the bill."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We were very impressed with the gluten free and other special diet offerings. The service was excellent, the food tasty and the atmosphere fine for a casual night out. The only suggestion would be to improve the bar which provided us with some poorly mixed drinks."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I'm a frequent visitor at Rosa Mexicano, both Lincoln Center and the Riverside Mall. Often times my husband and I go for the guac and the signature margarita during happy hour and other times we go with friends and family for dinner and lunch. They never disappoint. Service is exceptional and so are the different entrées."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "But was given a broken and dirty table. Near the door and children. Asked for Guacamole but server said they could do it by a table side, which is part of the point of it. She ended up doing it at our table because we begged. The food was good. Chips were really salty, but then told that they had ones with no salt. Drinks were great. Waiter was pleasant. I would go again but ask for a table not near the door. May even try it in the summer when we could eat outdoors."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The best guacamole and sangria around. Our salmon was a bit undercooked and it was taking a while to be returned to the table. Theanager stepped in, gave us a new portion on the house and even sent over dessert. The entire dining experience was excellent."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My girlfriends and u shared a lovely lunch here. Chips and salsa were fresh and tasty. We ordered chicken quesadilla which came with spur cream and oniony guacamole; carnitas and short rib enchiladas. The order came with warm corn tortillas, flavorful rice and black beans. Only negative were the overly salty carnitas. Everything else was delicious. Service always attentive and pleasant. Very quiet at lunch - go!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It was my daughter's 15th birthday we did and it was wonderful supports for 12 teenagers this restaurant . The wonderful food and birthday entertain such as fake large cake and real inside"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "consistent service and food quality as my last visit.... thank you!!! . very nice evening!!!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The food was very good and their guacamole, made fresh at the table, was excellent. Service was attentive and helpful. Prices were reasonable."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is the second time in about 3 months that I visited Rosa Mexicano. I found this time that the menu had been changed but am happy to say I was not disappointed! Service was great; fresh tableside guacamole was outstanding; Shrimp Ceviche awesome--not to mention the top shelf marguerita and Sangria!! I finished it off with the dessert special of Tres Leches Cake and a scoop of sea salt cajeta. My only criticism was that the tres leches was a bit too citrus (I've had it in Mexico and Costa Rica without any hint of citrus). Citrus wasn't a flavor expected. At any rate, I'll go back and bring more friends!!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Dinner started off promising with the guacamole coming out quickly... Little did we know that our dinner would take over an hour to be served. I planned the dinner to celebrate a friend's birthday and was embarrassed that the service was so slow. The waitress and manager were nice and sent over free sangria without our asking because the food was clearly taking way too long. I expect dinner to take over 3 hours at a high-end pre-fixe restaurant in New York City but it is unacceptable at a chain restaurant like Rosa Mexicana attached to a mall. Come to think of it, I've never left the restaurant pleased with the service in the few times I've been there and have no plans to go back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I love going to Rosa Mexicano because of the service, food and warm ambiance. The waiters are friendly and attentive. My favorite indulgences are the guacamole, empanadas and the pomegranate margarita."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I used to love this place and then it started to go downhill. We decided to give it another try and I am so glad that we did. The new updated menu was amazing. Right from the start, we noticed the new salsa and had to ask for thirds, it was so good! The entrée choices were better and the portions were very generous! We had enough for lunch the next day and I rarely don't finish everything on my plate! Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I loved this spot. It's so well designed, the food is amazing. I don't give this restaurant a 5 star because parking is not the best. If you don't want to park yourself, valet is available."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always happy with the food and my experience at this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Fairly good gourmet Mexican food. Their signature appetizer is fresh guacamole made at table-side. It looks good but I didn't have it. I tried the ceviche which was delicious. I also had the pork belly-sea scallop taco which sounded interesting but an odd combination which is was. I wouldn't recommend it. Their beef entrees looks like the way to go. Their dessert selection was a disappointment. Don't get the churros. They were a mess, over fried, all crust and no doughy center. Street churros were better. Also the dress code on open table stated "business casual" which this place definitely is not. While the dining room might have some upscale neo-mexican decor, the clienteles' dress is definitely casual including jeans and hoodies."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My one recommendation would be to either tone down the music on busy nights (it gets hard to hear) and also, could you play some latin music?"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The decor was awesome and the food super fantastic! Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "To little food options on then rub and a bit overpriced."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We love the pomegranate margaritas & fresh made guacamole, the meals need a refresh, they're aren't a lot of choices & they're slightly over priced for Mexican food. We waited at least 10Min before anyone came to our table (& it wasn't packed at 7) the waiters did apologize & brought us a complimentary app that they seem to be trying out, since it wasn't in the menu, but if was delicious. I feel like it would be WAY better if they had a "small plates" menu."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Have eaten here many times, but this is the first time we tried fish dishes. The Pescano Pibil and the fish tacos, both made with Atlantic cod, were excellent. Another good discovery at one of our favorite places."
    Dined on 1/9/2014