Rosa Mexicano - Los Angeles

3.6
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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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Treat your loved one to fresh guacamole, delicious drinks and authentic Mexican food. Fall in love with our Valentine's Day specials or feel free to order from our regular menu.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Awful experience. Our serve was inattentive. Hardly checked on the table. Had to ask for drink refills. Ran out of lemonade after first cup, with no apology, and didn’t remove from bill. Brought out kids meal 10 min before all the other meals came out so the kids meal was cold when it was time to eat. Just terrible.

CU
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Restaurant has great vibes! However price is too high for the value of the food

JF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LUV coming to Rosa Mexicano every time we come to L.A. Their fresh table side guacamole is incredible!!
I even ordered an extra one to bring home.
Wish we had one of these in Orange 🍊 County.
Everything is always delicious!!

GS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had such an over priced and disappointing meal here which was more embarrassing considering we were taking out a high profile client before their appearance at the Grammy Museum. I have also complained directly with the restaurant but have not heard back which is disappointing. This was an overpriced, inedible, poor quality meal with poor service and we will never attend again. I do not recommend this restaurant and considering their competition in the area, I don't believe they will last long.

MG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server was great very good his atention! But the food arrive late! But the manager say sorry for time we wite for the food!

RH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a group of 9. Service was a bit slow do to a private event at the bar which was closed off to everyone. It would have been nice to hire additional staff and provide adequate service for customers dinning in.

AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Everything was quite average - equivalent to a nice airport lounge dinner

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service is always slow

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

M
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We had 9 people for a birthday dinner.
The issues:
- we were seated 30 minutes after our reservation
- the floor was covered in food. Not just under the tables but everywhere. I watched as multiple employees walked over an avocado skin for an hour before I finally picked it up so no one would fall.
- the food when served was cold
- I waited thirty minutes to get a glass for water, had to ask for enough table settings for the party
- surprised that burritos not on menus

The good:
- Guacamole is great

Maybe a someplace to go for drinks and snack, but not a great place for a dinner.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Smallest portions ever. Left hungry and spent a lot of money on decent food but not enough of it. Over priced drinks. Had to eat after I left this place.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Place is a joke. Should be condemned

JL
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Overpriced. Waited 45 minutes to get food. Tacos really poor, especially considering the price. The tortillas were dry and cold.

GL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This is the second time I've come to Rosa Mexicano. Maybe the first time I didn't notice how slow the service was because we were in a large group and we just enjoyed the company and spending time together. But this second time, I was really disappointed. We came early, two hours before the Laker game. We had reservations, but there were lots of empty table and they still took about 15 minutes to seat us. Took about 10 minutes before a waiter came to our table. Brought water out without ice, had to ask multiple times for ice before he finally brought it out. Our meals took about 45 minutes to come out. Seems like they do not have their act together, waiter kept telling us that our meals were coming, but we kept waiting. I was really impressed the first time I came, the food was good, service was decent. This time was very bad, I would not recommend unless they get their act together.

RR
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was personable and professional. The carnitas were excellent, some of the best we’ve had. Loved the guacamole.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We ordered appetizers and it took over 30 minutes to get it and it was wrong. We were there for dinner before a hockey game. We usually order the strawberry margaritas and they have always been delicious. This night they were frozen clumps or strawberry purée, bitter clumps. The waiters response was to bring more strawberry purée to go with the clumps😫. Left without eating dinner. Don’t think we will be back

M
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

If you've been to the New York locations don't base this location on those. The food was good but not as great as the New York locations we go to frequently. Our waiter was a doll.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

A terrible dining experience from beginning to end.

GP
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Seated promptly. Drinks ok. But, food service extremely slow, incorrect, and not hot when served. Mens bathroom flooded and urinals inoperable. Was I in Tijuana?

CA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, but it took way too long for our dinner to be prepared and delivered to us

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We arrived to the restaurant 10min early for our reservation and got seated right away, but we sat at our table for 20min and one came to greet us and take a drink order, I had to walk to the front to ask for our waiter. Once our waiter finally showed up he did seem interested in taking our order, once we finally ordered our food and drinks, we did get our drinks and starters quick, but our main dish took 40 minutes for fish tacos and a asada plate. I thought because we ordered the asada plate that’s what made take long but the couple that sat next to us ordered the same plate got there food before us and they came 1hr after we sat. Finally when our food came the tacos were cold and the asada plate was not complete. The food was good but the service was the worst

EC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was very good. Service very slow. Approximately 45 minutes for entree from ordering. No server attention for additional drinks, etc. Restaurant was very crowded in their defense. The server came by twice saying meal was coming out. But even then, it was 20 or more minutes.

T
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was a great place to have a good meal before a Laker Game. I highly trimmers havving a reservation. The table guacamole and the carnitas was delicious.

LK
Panama
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers and main courses are very delicious as well as the margaritas! And service was very nice and quick!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Just overall service not good. Very slow service. Just not a good experience.

JV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

service very slow, sat us by the door on a cold night. Food and cocktails excellent.

MC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group of 14, so separated into 3 tables, worked out just fine. From the moment go, each course was delicious! Every table started with sample ceviches (very good), guacamole prepared table side (excellent!), chips & salsa (perfect) and a variety of specialty drinks. Everyone enjoyed their own main course, didn't hear one complaint (rare with that many people) and then a wide variety of desserts. Hand on heart, the churros with raspberry and chocolate dipping sauces was heavenly.

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time visiting this restaurant and I have to say, it was even better than the first. The food is fantastic, the service is impeccable, and the ambience is one of a kind. All the food choices are great, and the prices are reasonable too. I didn’t know but beans and rice and bottomless :) we made sure to order an extra side :)

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice Ambience, delicious food and drinks. Service was great!!

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Really nice looking place but the food was definitely not appetizing. Should have gone to El Cholo near by to have a more authentic Mexican dinner with my family.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Great drinks, but they have a lot to make up on their culinary side. The options were limited and small. For the price tag, you'd think you'd be getting more. The restaurant wasn't crowded, however, it still took forever to get any items that we ordered.

N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I used to be a big fan of this restaurant back when it opened many years ago. I have to say that the food was disappointing as well as the drinks... Go e down hill and no longer quality.
Service was great though

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was very slow. Bathroom was filthy and food was not worth the price. And the drink was $16 and watered down with ice!! I won't be back.

AM
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The only great thing was it was a warm spot on a cold rainy night. The food was fine but ridiculously expensive. The waiter got both our drink and food order wrong and btw, the margarita was 90% ice. Nothing to make up for it, just a crazy high bill for some street tacos and a bowl of corn.
Too many great places in DTLA- we won’t be back.

FC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The food is SO DELICIOUS, however the service is lousy. It's not my first visit to Rosa Mexicano @ LA Live, and each time I've gone, I've hoped that it would get better, but sadly, it will likely be my last visit.... It's so disappointing, I've had other friends who feel the same too, great food, but horrible service. We had a reservation, but upon arrival we waited close 10 min to get sat. Then we waited 10 min to get greeted, at which time we were given 2 water cups, yet there were 3 of us, so we asked for a 3rd glass, which never came (20 minutes later we asked a different server and were given one). When our server finally greeted us, he took a drink order and we ordered some guacamole, and we got the margarita and guacamole within a reasonable time, but then our server didn't come back for our food order for 15 minutes.....he was no where to be found....when our food arrived one of the items was incorrect, it took nearly 10 minutes for our server, or anyone to stop by to see if everything was going well, and I was actively looking for help, numerous staff walked by, avoiding eye contact....when I explained what had happened, he offered to re-make the dish, but we then had to wait a while to get that dish, and we were still charged for it.....it was busy, but there were lots of empty tables, and lots of people working who were moving slowly and inattentive.
I wish the service were even slightly better, perhaps if they had better management, that knew how to train/supervise the front of house staff this place would be one of the best LA restaurants, it has that potential. Instead it feels like a bunch of lazy slow poke college kids who have never been trained, and could care less about giving good service.
The food deserves to be at this price point, but as a customer, you feel taken advantage of in paying the price, when the service is so unaccommodating.

JA
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The server was not attentive. The food did not come out for everyone at the same time.

NL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Rosa Mexicano ! The guacamole made to order table side is a must! The food is consistently good. The staff is also consistently friendly and the servers are very knowledgeable about the menu. This restaurant hasn’t let us down yet.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very slow service. Should’ve been much quicker since there a restaurant that is near staples Center and then people are going to the game. Really was annoying

KP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I would never go back to this restaurant. there were so many bad things, culminating I the bad food, that I would NEVER go back

NY
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Meh! Food quality has diminished. Guacamole was average. Service was ok. Not what I excepted for the money.