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About 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.

245 18th Street
Atlanta, GA 30363
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
BRUNCH:
Saturday & Sunday 11:30am - 3:00pm

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

HAPPY HOUR:
Monday - Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cross Street:
18th Street and District Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 347-4090

Website:
http://www.rosamexicano.com/

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 Megan Nunn at atlevents@rosamexicano.com or 404.347.4090.

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the Atlantic Station general lot. Call the restaurant for details.

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.

Executive Chef:
Chamichael Robinson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
¡BIENVENIDOS BRUNCH!
Sat & Sun | 11:30am - 3:00pm
Churros French Toast. Enough said.

HORA FELIZ
Mon - Fri, 4-7pm at the Bar
Specially priced Margaritas y Cervezas!

EL MENU DE CANTINA
Mexico City Cantina Fare
$8.5 Tacos, Quesadillas, Antojitos y mas – Served All Day at The Bar

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

From pumpkin soup garnished with pomegranate and toasted pumpkin seeds to a turkey dinner with your choice of mole poblano or traditional gravy, this Thanksgiving Day, leave the cooking to us!

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Private Dining

Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for affairs of all types, from large dinner parties and cocktail receptions to the most intimate of gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Kaye Newsome.

Rosa Mexicano - Atlanta Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (14)
Fun (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Spicy (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Cozy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

We were late for our reservations but were seated immediately and the service was fabulous! Food was also very good just too much food!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, People Watching
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Absolutely delicious!
It was an excellent experience and we cannot wait to eat there again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is a tad too spicy for me. Server did a good job of trying to describe the dishes on the menu as to spicy or not. Even mild was too spicy for me.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was inconsistent and took a long time. We had four kids in our party skmit was important to move things along.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

In to celebration a promotion, so we had a long leisurely lunch. It was delicious and Jonah was fantastic. He gave great recommendation and did a great job of attending to our needs while leaving us alone to celebrate.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always enjoy the fresh made, tableside guacamole. Celebrated my daughter's birthday, on the way to see Cirque very conveniently located.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was a great choice! We loved everything! Our server was very knowledgeable and all of his recommendations were spot on. You can’t miss with this place no matter what the occasion. The food was so good I couldn’t even do dessert. Although it was so tempting. It was a great date night!

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The service made up for the food. If I go there again, I'll order something else!

Tags: People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Tableside guacamole was prepared with Avocado's that were not ripe. Taste was very unpleasant.
Steak quesadilla was mediocre at best.
Overall very disappointed with food.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was great but the food was beyond awful. Could be a great place but absolutely have to fix the food.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was great but the noise level was ridiculous.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My wife has been insisting for ages that we go to Rosa Mexicana, and I had resisted bravely until last week, when we had to go to Atlantic Station for a show. We live in Dunwoody and very few restaurants are worth the drive. This is one is.

I travel to Mexico once a month, and know the country (and the food) very well. Mexico is a very diverse country, and the food reflects that. You can spend a year eating a different dish every night, and you still will not have covered the whole country.

Covering (some of) the country is what this restaurant tries to do, each dish comes from a different state. Though most of them are variations on well known themes, they do reflect some of the particularities of each area. Many of my Mexican friends would scream that this is just a cliffs notes version of Mexican cuisine, and they'd be right, but it is worth it because you get to see some of the very tasty geographical variety (instead of all tex-mex), and because the food is GOOD.

Order the Guacamole (prepared at the table with fresh avocados). I don't think much of Guacamole, and I LOVED this.

Great service too, our waiter was Luis, and he knows his stuff. Brought me the bill early without being asked because we were going to Cirque du Soleil. That earned him an extra tip.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great atmosphere and great food for a perfect time before Cirque du Soleil.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Disappointing for a special occasion that was not acknowledged. Apparently, this was either not communicated by Open Table or the reservation notes were overlooked. Restaurant acted blameless. They did offer to do something about it, but the moment for acknowledgement was lost. Table side guacamole was bland, though preparer was lovely and accommodating. It is wildly overpriced at $15 plus. My large portion of salmon was surprisingly delicious as was my margarita. Birthday boy’s tres enchiladas were of average quality but not average price. Wouldn’t go again for a special occasion, but maybe before or after a movie. Bottom line: pleasant service can’t make up for price/quality discrepancy.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was absolutely the worst Mexican food I have ever been served. Soft tortillas were cheesy and thick not tasty. Queso was so thick and full of cheese you could not enjoy any flavor. Quesadillas were cold.

Drinks were good- Margaritas.

Would never suggest this restaurant to anyone for any occasion

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The guacamole was very good, service was good, food was mediocre at best. We were there for the convenience because we went to cirque de sole afterwards and we wanted to park once. Will try something else next time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We arrived about 15 minutes before our reservation and were seated immediately, as the restaurant was about 20% full. I was glad they could accomodate us. The menu was interesting and it was hard to choose from multiple appealing entrees. Unfortunately, our server was highly inattentive. During our meal, the restaurant increased to about 60% seating capacity, but was by no means overwhelmed and seemed to have adequate wait staff. Our server was friendly, but we could not get his attention to help us with any of our needs. The dining room is open and we could see him almost constantly, but he never looked our way in order for us to flag him down. For the price point of this restaurant I expected better. The food was good, but I was disappointed in the service and likely won't return.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Attentive server, timely food arrival for each course. GOOD tasty offerings. I appreciate our server (Megan J. 2325) asking if we were attending LUZIA Cirque du Soleil. This garnered us a dinner discount. Thank you Megan!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Open table saved us a 45 min wait. Try the table side guacamole

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Salmon was amazing and the pomegranate margarita was to die for! Tres enchiladas were horriblet!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Dined here before Cirque Du Soliel. The chicken tinga enchiladas were VERY good. The guacamole looked great but way too big for just three people. Would be nice if they offered a smaller portion.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I thought that $15.50 for guacamole was a bit rich. $7 for a beer? Our entrees came out as requested except for one. The waitress made a comment that we ordered something out of the norm (which we hadn't as it was an option written on the children's menu). It was a delay in getting a new meal, no big deal but didn't appreciate the insinuation that we asked for something above/beyond the menu options. Overall...overpriced bar/dinner menus. Was disappointed that none of our plates were cleared as we sat after our meals. I rarely write reviews, I just felt this was a restaurant with an amazing location with poor standards concerning service and quality of food, as well as being over priced.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Food was great, we always get awesome service when the Accounting team dine out for lunch. We were there this time for my Director's birthday. I love the Salmon salad!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Never tried this restaurant before but was pleasantly surprised at the taste of the food. I usually avoid Mexican food because let's face it - it usually tastes like over-microwaved and reheated junk, but the food at Rosa Mexicano did not disappoint! Service was excellent; our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. He made great recommendations for appetizers and entrees. It's nice that the dishes are labeled based on what region of Mexico they come from, lending to more authenticity of the dishes based on the region of origin and ultimately the taste. The Tampiqueña de Carne Asada (Tampico), or grilled skirt steak, was awesome and extremely tender. It was ordered 'medium' but served more on the 'rare' side in the very middle section, but I'm OK with that. The Chamorro (Michoacan) was also amazing - very tender and flavorful served with homemade tortillas. I was somewhat disappointed that our server called them 'tor-tiLL-oes' and not 'tor-tee-yahs' - I mean, come on! SMH. But the Mexican/Spanish rice and the beans I usually avoid at Mexican places? I inhaled them here - both full of flavor. All said, I would come back here again when at Atlantic Station.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Nice place. We had a reservation and sat right down. It was 4pm so it was very slow in the restaurant but it still took 45 minutes for us to get our food. They brought 2 plates out (of 6) and it took an additional 20 minutes to get the rest of the table's food. The manager apologized but instead of comping something we already ordered she sent 2 desserts without asking- that we didn't even want at the end of a 90 min waiting game. The food/drinks we had were good but overpriced. Might try it again but won't make a big effort.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was good, though spicier than anticipated. The table side guacamole was supposed to be mild/medium and was pretty spicy, but very good. Great service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food and cleanliness has improved over the last visit, which is a great step. The food was good as well. Perhaps one of the best surprises, though, was the great service from Jefferson. He was attentive, professional, and friendly.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The guacamole is unbelievable, and enchiladas were absolutely delicious! The mole sauce is a must- have when you go!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Spicy, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

So I used to really like this place. For a chain it had good food, ambiance and solid service too.
Now? Ugh. We got there an hour and 20minures before a show, had reservations and the restaurant was not even half full at that point (6:15pm). It took 20 minutes to get water, an hour to get food and then it tasted wrong. Shouldn’t have eaten it; my girlfriend got sick not long after.
Ambiance? They haven’t fixed the cool waterfountain of the divers in over a year and my guess someone is not washing the veggies (or worse their hands) in the back.
Skip it, the guacamole is over rated anyway and you'll pay over $25 to get three average tacos you could make at home.
Oddly the beans and rice are still good. Maybe they come from a can?

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Still making best craft Guacamole at tableside. Ask for Tequila flights (no longer on nar menu) or come early on Wed for tastings. Manager came to our table and took a customized order for us on request. Made our latino guests anniverary all the more special, more than pleased and impressed. Best Pomegranate Margaritas still our favorite. Great authentic Mexican food.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great choice for Mexican food in Atlanta downtown area.. WE went before going to see Cirque and the food was great. Service was a little slow as a it was a Saturday with a major event happening, but you must order the Guac prepared tableside

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 4, 2017

First visit in a long time. Just not as good as it was. Small wait staff ... tone-downed decor. Made me wonder if they're downsizing and eventually closing.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service wasn't good this time. The veggie enchiladas had a different filling this time than what they usually have. Also the rice and cawliflower in the kids quesadilla was really spicy, not appropriate for a child. This was the first time we had so many issues at RM! Normally we love it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent service, food, atmosphere. More pricey than it needs to be!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I enjoyed the restaurant with two companions one of whom had never had Mexican food. He enjoyed everything he tried and especially his steak entre. We shared the ceviche which won raves. The fish tacos were outstanding and enchiladas very good as usual.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I had one dinner here before this one and wanted to try it again. Worth a try, a different flavor from Tex-Mex, a bit of gourmet style. Greats chips and sauce. Plenty of food with order.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our server was nice and her menu recommendations were helpful. Our food was good. Two of our kids ordered cheese quesadillas. The chef went way overboard on the peppers in it to the point where they should have been called pepper quesadillas. My daughter and I had the chicken flautas. They were quite tasty. My husband was disappointed in the salsa. He said that it was a lot milder, blander than intimes past when we've gone. We decided to order dessert since it was the Festival of Ice Cream. We were sorely disappointed when we ordered the churro ice cream sandwich, only to be unable to cut through it was a knife. It was as hard as a hockey puck. Two of our three kids liked it though, so they ate it. I was celebrating my birthday. Overall, it was okay. The manager was friendly too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Compare to previous visits, this is it demonstrated a market Improvement in service. Luiz did an excellent job taking care of us. Unfortunately, we had four dirty water glasses out of 7, so this still is an issue the restaurant needs to work on. Food quality remained good, and the ambience outside was very nice.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Amazing table side prepared Guac!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Rhe enchiladas, with the Chipotle sauce, were good and a different variation on the standard recipe. Two guests had the nachos, one with chicken and the other with beef, and both said those dishes were just okay. The nachos are done in a very different way, looking more like the Mexican pizza served at the national fast casual dining chain, than one might have imagined. The server , upon delivering the nachos to the table, proceeds to use two large spoons to break the orange-sized, round, multi-layer chip discs into smaller pieces. Our guests would ha e preferred to do it themselves, he was breaking them up table side before they even k ew what was happening, because after the dish lacked a consistent presentation.

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