Rosa Mexicano - Los Angeles

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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Located within the L.A. Live complex, Rosa Mexicano’s Los Angeles location is in the heart of the revitalized downtown area, offering an array of private dining options and comfortable outdoor patio seating. Bathed in our signature vibrant hues, this location features our authentic regionally inspired cuisine, and our award-winning Guacamole en Molcajete and signature Frozen Pomegranate Margaritas.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food came out quick and hot. Definitely recommend to others visiting staples center area

SB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Restaurant is dirty, in desperate need of a remodel, manager was rude, ineffective and unprofessional. Guac was quite good.

T
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is always excellent. They've changed the menu, highlighting tastes around the various regions of Mexico, but the food is as outstanding as ever. The staff and host/hostess station are also friendly and responsive.

s
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent, and the food was wonderful.

k
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Avoid! We have eaten here a number of times before Kong’s games, but never again after most recent experience. Restaurant was NOT packed.
Took 15 minutes before anyone came to our table.
Took over 30 min from time of ordering to when food came out.
$14.50 for three tiny tacos? Total rip off.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick meal before the Clippers game.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We waited for over an hour and the food never came. It took 45 mins to get a drink. We finally gave up and left. Kids were starving and angry!

AA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was the worst ever . I ordered a regular ice t and the gave me one with a load of alcohol, I’m a recovering alcoholic so that just made my hole night horrible . My waitress never even came back to ask how everything went . The restaurant wasn’t even that packed so I don’t know why my waitress was to busy to check in on my table . Also the food was a lil subpar I’ve been to this location many time , this time was just the worst not sure if I’ll be back

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

There was no hostess when we arrived. Finally when she showed up, she sat us at a booth where we waited over 5 minutes to be greeted by our server.

RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Loud, with very slow service. Not worth the high prices. Only the margaritas were good, but also expensive.

LL
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going here, and love seeing our favorite server, Merced.

JA
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We had tableside guacamole.. it was $16.50, used 1 avacado, and had cilantro in it, after we requested no cilantro so we couldn’t eat it, yet they charged us $16.50 anyway. Music was way too loud to have a conversation; we asked to have it turned down and they did not. The service was poor. We used to frequent this restaurant on a fairly regular basis, but now don’t think we will return.

SG
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had pork belly street tacos and carnitas - very good. Excellent guacamole! Very nice touch on the tres leches birthday treat!!

LM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We could smell someone smoking marijuana from our table. Most likely coming from bar area as our table was on just the other side of that. I don't know if it was employees or patrons but it was strong and unmistakable odor. It wasn't just someone walking by on the street.

Much of the food was extremely spicy. Some of which we couldn't eat (ceviche sampler). Everyone enjoyed the homemade guacamole.

l
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good but not great... drinks were great but very expensive. Liked the whole experience just a bit pricey.

A
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible service food took 1 hour n they forgot to bring one persons order so we had to cancel it

AA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a poor dining experience with our server. I have sent a personal message to the restaurant regarding this.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Very good margaritas, but street tacos were so small and very expensive. Literally half the size of a regular corn tortilla for $14.50!!

SR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location and friendly service. The fish tacos are amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. One of my favorite places to dine at.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Excellent service and ambiance; however, the food was just okay maybe a bit pricey for how it tasted.

EL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic guacamole made to order at the table side. Fantastic margarita's and the food was amazing!

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal & especially the Pomegranate Margarita and table side guacamole!

SG
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven’t been to Rosa’s for quite a long time. The guacamole was as good as I remembered and our dinner and service were excellent! Definitely recommend this restaurant!

VH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks! Great service! Definitely will be going back

DB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place.... food and service are always good

KM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great, the drinks were amazing. We just wish we hadn't been sat so far, causing the server to overlook us.

s
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I don't know what's happened to Rosa! I dine here often in NYC and Los Angeles. This dinner disappointed. My very expensive enchiladas were barely warm, and the guacamole was AWEFUL! This used to be a signature for Rosa, but no more. Our server told me that they started using a pre-made paste instead of all fresh ingredients tableside, and boy does it show! The avocados weren't ripe and were not even mashed into the paste. They offered to remake it, but we didn't see the point. So very very disappointed in this experience.

MG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I feel like the servers could be more attentive. The bartender needs to be consistent I don't care how busy it is . My first drink was excellent my second one was horrible my third one or should I say the replacement for the second one was great . I do love the fact that they make guacamole at your table like back in the day and it is very very good. No one complained about the food at all very tasty

W
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had reservations so was a quick sit down. We went here before our concert at Staples. Guacamole made at table was good but a little heavy is salt. We shared the carne asade plate. It was good but my cousin wanted it medium well and her part was more rare. Drinks were good, not much selection for rum but it was an OK rum that I had. She had a skinny margarita and liked it. Overall it was good food, service was good and fun place to eat.

DB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I usually don’t write reviews but must say I thought the food was not very good for the price we paid. I wish we would have gone to El Chollo. We spent $450 for 7 people for food that only 1/7 people thought was OK. Service was good but was overshadowed by bad food. Double order of guacamole was still small and was not made in front of us. Chips seemed stale too.

TR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, and food was amazing!!! Well come back again.

H
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was too expensive and it took the food one hour to come out

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and very tasty food! We’d highly recommend the salsa. It had tremendous flavor without the ‘heat’. (Sometimes you just want the ‘flavor’ without the ‘heat’.)

Great place for large, medium and small groups.

CA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Food is extremely overpriced and the service was exceptionally slow. We had to keep asking where our items were and plates brought out plainly with everything on the side opposite of the menu description. We had a reservation and went early and they were happy to accommodate us. Paying the check was challenging.

TP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The drinks were great. The food was pretty good. Our server disappeared for really long periods of time. The bathrooms were unclean and lacked toilet paper in every single stall.

RM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food and service was very average. The prices are outrageous. NACHOS AND CARNITAS GUACAMOLE AND 1 PELLEGRINO. $80. Ridiculous. Good thing they have a prime location..it was packed probably with first time customers. I wouldn't go back.

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess was great. Got us in even though we were late for our reservation. Great food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service very slow our server was not engaged with us and it took over 20 minutes for the drinks. Food is not anything special and overpriced. Drinks were good

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall!