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About Rosa Mexicano - Los Angeles

In 1984, Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine when it first opened on the Upper East Side of New York City. Having served legions of fans for 25 years, we are thrilled to bring Rosa Mexicano's signature brand of authentic Mexican cooking in a relaxed, stylish setting to the West Coast for the first time. The 205-seat restaurant debuts at L.A. Live, a 5.6 million-square-foot sports and entertainment development in the heart of the revitalized downtown area, alongside many of the city's greatest attractions, including the Staples Center and Nokia Theatre. Bathed in our signature vibrant hues, this location features our award-winning guacamole en molcajete, our signature frozen pomegranate margaritas, modern architectural elements, flexible private dining options and comfortable outdoor patio seating--a perfect environment to introduce you to the festive atmosphere and delicious cuisine of Rosa Mexicano.

800 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Daily, 11:30am - 4:00pm

DINNER:
Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm

HAPPY HOUR:
Monday - Friday, 4:00pm- 7:00 pm (bar and lounge only)

Cross Street:
S. Figueroa Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(213) 746-0001

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

Catering:
Off-site catering is available. We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, pre fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d'ouvres, etc. We also offer off-premise catering for groups of all sizes. For Large Party Reservations, please contact our Catering Manager, Breé Theriault, btheriault@rosamexicano.com or 415.874.4305

Parking Details:
Public timed parking available at L.A. LIVE in Lot E (East Garage) or Lot W (West Garage); valet parking in Lot E only. If attending an event, flat rate parking is also available.


Validated parking info: Please request a validated parking pass from your server or host. It is good for 2 hours for the LOT E Garage only. Call the restaurant for more details.

Public Transit:
7 Minute Walk from Metro Red Line (7th Metro Center) and 3 minute Walk from Metro Blue Line (Pico Station).

Executive Chef:
Ben Diaz

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

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

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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 Camille Karimzad.

Rosa Mexicano - Los Angeles Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Good for Groups (14)
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Authentic (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Fun (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Romantic (5)
Spicy (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Server seemed too busy for us. Doubt she was sitting down doing nothing; however why would refilling water be so complicated. Was i suppose to keep ordering alcohol for better service? Thanks to management who was walking by that I finally received a refill AFTER eating my diner. Chile relleno needs a refresh. Carnitas are bombs. $40 parking is definitely too much. The OpenTable experience was nice. Shame the restaurant is not up to par. Rosa Mexicano there wont be a next time.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The portions are small. I got only part of my food n was still charged the total amount. Would not recommend to anyone

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was excellent food was great will be back to try more items from menu

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Fun, Romantic, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

So I am walking in with my family very excited to try this restaurant(Valentine’s Day @ 1pm) and the front person a girl with a black blazer that suppose to greet us with a big smile had the worst attitude and made us feel uncomfortable like we didn’t belong there. So I’m trying to make conversation to break the ice well it didn’t work. She literally just threw the menu at us it was bad, I remained calm because it was a special day with my mother and son. She needs to humble herself. But as soon as our table server approached our table(black lady) she made everything perfect my expectations were met thanks to her. This restaurant needs to hire more people like her not like the girl at the front. Most likely I will never go back just to not deal with a bad experience again.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a pleasant evening there. My friend loved the signature pomegranate margaritas. Service was wonderful.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Portions of food are small but quality is good (don't come hungry); Really good chips/salsa and the Cadillac Margarita is great! Atmosphere is just right (not busy) and the décor is spot-on. Overall good experience and perfect for a date (you may want to snack before coming).

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Me and some friends decided to eat here after exploring the Grammy Museum. First of all, the guacamole is a must!! They make it right in front of you and it is absolutely amazing! I had the eggs Benedict... which comes with a small portion of potatoes. I love that the portions were just the right size. The eggs Benedict is on sopas, which is good, but a little too on the crunchy side for me. I tried the Mexican Colada, which is served in a very cute little Terra cota cup...it was yummy & refreshing! Nice atmosphere...good service...decent pricing...I’d definitely go again!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Waiters and chefs were very unaccommodating. Food was extremely overpriced and not that great. Overall disappointing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My family and I have been here several times, however, this weekend, my daughter, her boyfriend and another couple went. They said service was "ok" food was "bad". I asked if they complained and they said no (they are in their 20's and shy) They just said they went to the game and ate there instead. Their final words when I said I was sorry they had a bad meal, was "Let's never go there again, too many other restaurants to choose from in the area"

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

If you have an event at LA Live or staples center - it's a great place to have a meal. Love the all you can eat rice and beans. Food was overall really good - but definitely a little pricey. Margaritas are on the weak side - we had to order shots to supplement so it got expensive. But overall great experience.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was terrible - server didn't show up to take my drink order for 20 minutes until after I arrived. Forgot to bring plate for side dishes. Really unfortunate experience. Wouldn't recommend until they get their act together.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Servers are very friendly. Service is very slow, make sure you have time for a leisurely meal. Food is tasty. Overall enjoyable and will likely return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great as always. Tried some new appetizers and they were extremely tasty. The nachos de tres quesos were my favorite. I had the chicken, next time I will try the beef....yum Flautas are also a must try. Love this place before any events in the LA Live center.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food and service is always been top notch

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service and staff. Table side Gauc is a must have.

Heading to a concert or LA Live event and need a great meal with great service, this is your place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Service left a lot to the imagination, didn’t get refills until asked for or checked up on every so often. Also kind of expensive, but decent food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Gilbert was fabulous ...like a feather, he anticipated our needs at every turn...knowledgeable about the menu...perfect

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Best guacamole ever, made right at your table. Been here a few times, never disapointed.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was super delicious and the table side guacamole was the best guacamole EVER!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We have been many times and has been fine, this time however we had a very bad experience. We were seated and ordered and after 40 minutes asked where our food was, told 5 minutes, after 15 we asked again. We were told that their computer system was down and they didn’t have any idea. The manager came and told us he would comp the meal but could not tell us when our food would come!!! Some folks next to us told us when their food did arrive it was the wrong order and cold. We had a Kings game to go to so had to leave without our food! I wonder what they did in the old days before computers. Haven’t they heard of tickets. If a restaurant and kitchen can’t function without a computer that is very sad. Don’t know when we’ll go again, if you can’t rely on getting your food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everyone has a bad dining experience now and then. We just had one at Rosa's.
Our reservation was for 5:45 p.m. and we were seated immediately. We ordered off the DineLA menu, which was 3 course meal (appetizer, main course, dessert). The appetizer did not arrive until 6:40 p.m., almost an hour after we sat down, and about 45 minutes after we ordered.

We had to leave by 7 p.m. for Kings game at Staples, so we were suddenly in a hurry.

To her credit, the waitress (who was very accommodating and did a good job overall) did give us a complimentary guacamole for the delay.

The appetizers finally arrived, and they were good. I had sopes (one with chicken, one with shrimp, and one with guacamole). My girlfriend had the cauliflower soup with bacon. Both were OK. Certainly edible, but otherwise unremarkable.

Eventually one main course came out....it was a sort of shish-kebob of chicken and shrimp. I bit into the chicken and it was raw. I don't mean undercooked; it was raw. I showed it to the waitress who took it back to the kitchen. We waited another 15 minutes....hoping against hope that my entree and my girlfriend's would show up and we could inhale it and run over to Staples, but after 15 more minutes it was 7 p.m. and we had to leave. So we asked for the check.

To their credit, we were not charged anything for our 75 minute stay in their restaurant. But we ended up having to eat hot dogs at Staples instead of a nice meal prior to the game.

I doubt this is the restaurant's standard modus operandi. Perhaps it was because of the special DineLA menu that threw them off their game. I don't know. But there's no set of circumstances under which it should take 45 minutes for the first course of a meal to come out, and definitely no excuse for serving raw or undercooked poultry. If Gordon Ramsey were watching this, he'd take a flamethrower to the kitchen.

But the ambience was nice, and we paid nothing. Which is what it was worth.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had made reservations due to the food and previous reviews as we came from out of town and were attending an event at the Microsoft Theater. We called the restaurant as we were running late and they advised us we had a 10min. leeway. Our reservation was at 530pm we arrived at 540pm and the male hostess turned us away immediately did nothing to try and accommodate us as there was only two of us. The young lady there actually asked for the name on reservation and he kept insisting that we were late and reservation was lost even though we were within the 10minutes. We felt the hostess could of been a little nicer and handled the situation better. Yes they were busy but it is not fun to be treated the way we were and have them treat us rudely. I deal with clients from all over the world and sometimes take them to restaurants but would not recommend places were they treat the clients rudely.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I had a great time & my clients we came all the way from the east coast. .The bartender Jimmy you rock man!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Thanks to Open Table, we got right in and the service was outstanding. They made the Guacamole at our table, were great at explaining items on the menu, food came quickly and was very good. I would recommend! Very authentic Mexican cuisine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Tapas, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

the service was quick and the food was excellent
amazing guacamole

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A nice place to visit once in my opinion. Enjoyed the water wall decoration. The price for food items are a bit high and the mix drinks are ok.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Check in and seating was immediate and courteous. Service was slow - it took over 15 minutes for our waiter to appear - however, busboy did provide water and chips. Place was a madhouse but in fairness, this was before a Kings game at Staples Center next door and there were NFL playoff games on the TV in the bar - so the energy was understandable. Food was OK but, overall, I wouldn't go there again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Service was very slow, the food came out at different times, the had to change what I ordered because they ran out of chili Reno

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Just okay. After seated. 12 minutes before server appeared. Please was empty.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We went for Happy Hour and was great! The pomegranate margarita was fantastic! As well as the queso!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I had a pre-movie dinner date with my husband. We waited an hour for our main course. The server and a manager were apologetic. We were not complaining but it was a bummer since we then only had 15 minutes to eat by the time we got our food. And they didn’t knock anything off the bill. The guacamole, made tableside, was really good but the chile relleno was deep fried and kind of gross. The quesadilla was nothing special. The NYC Rosa Mexicano restaurants are both better than this one. Maybe we were just there on an off night.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The waitress had a bad attitude. Took us 30 minutes to get our food. She never even asked us for our drink order. Our food came out cold, and then she blamed the staff in the kitchen for the delay.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Going to concert

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very good. Will come back soon.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The waitress was very pleasant and attentive.... It was a 7 of us for my mom's bday and I have to say she was very happy with the meal and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were very disappointed with the service. We waited over thirty minutes for cocktails and to order. We constantly ran out of water, chips, etc. and always needed to remind several servers before we got what we were requesting. Having visited Mexicano Rosa in both NY and Washington DC we assumed that the experience would be comparable. Hardly a comparison! Although we were very satisfied previously I would not recommend the Los Angeles restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Pricey but drinks and food are SO GOOD! So you are paying for quality.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and service. Love to come back again soon!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This is a great restaurant. There various plates are excellent and beautiful prepared. Leave room for Churros!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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