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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Good for a Date (13)
Good for Groups (13)
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Fun (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Business Meals (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Spicy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

My food was delicious but my friend's was just ok. Cocktails were great. Pricey for what it is but very convenient if you are going to event at Staples because they take reservations.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Super delicious food. Fresh corn tortillas, fresh guacamole, yummy pomegranate Margarita and delicious chicken mole

Tags: Spicy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Eric was awesome! Attentive and personal. And he makes great guacamole!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service slow/non-attentive.

Alcoholic drinks were sent back.

Food was over priced for the quality.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and service was amazing. We love Rosa Mexicano

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food and ambience. I highly recommend this place !

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I gave this restaurant a rating of four because the food is so delicious with a great atmosphere. We were seated right away (helps to have a reservation) in a comfortable booth. The entrée pricing is decent but, the "Snacks" and "For the Table" items are overpriced as most of these items are between $10 and $15 each. We had the Guacamole en Molcajete and it was very, very good but, I think $15.50 is overpriced. My wife ordered the Alambre de Camarones which she enjoyed so much, she finished the entire meal which she rarely does. I had the Rollo de Pechuga which was also very good except the chicken was dry but, the poblano cream sauce made up for the dryness. We also ordered and shared the Chocolate Truffle Cake for dessert which topped the whole meal off as it tasted fantastic. The service was a little slow at times but, courteous and attentive when present. We do not drink alcoholic drinks so we cannot comment on the bar or drinks. Overall very nice but, be prepared to spend some money as our bill with a tip was over $100 for the night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

My two friends and I had a very fun time. We ate there before we went to a concert at the Microsoft Theater. Very close within walking distance. Our request for a booth was granted and the service was excellent. We would go back again.

Tags: Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Frequent diner before Laker games. Love the guacamole made at the table. Very good service and kind people who are responsive to repeat customers. Varied menu with many options for diners.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I've been to this restaurant three times and each time it is a great experience. I enjoy the food, the service, and the atmosphere. If I am ever somewhere close to this restaurant, I will always try to make reservations here.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It's really just OK. The guacamole is good and so were the fresh chips and salsa. But there are better places to eat nearby. I wanted to like it much more than I did.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The sad downfall of a great restraunt. Loved this place in NY, it was pretty good initially in LA, but it's totally gone downhill and I have given them a couple chances. This isn't any better than a low budget mexican chain. And that isn't how they started out with exotic dishes, great ingredients and fun service. Totally dissapointing!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This restaurant is extremely popular, so make your own decisions. We found it pricey and the food was average. The margaritas are expensive - $15 for a short glass that was 70% ice, but you get your choice of tequilas -- a nice touch. All of the appetizers were $15 and average tasting. Also, we ordered the guacamole ($15) and it was so spicy that we could not eat it, but we learned later that they should have asked us if we wanted it mild, medium or hot. The location is great and lots of energy in the place, but there are places with better food for better value.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I typically love Rosa Mexicano! Sadly our last reservation, our table wasn’t ready until 30 minutes past our reservation. We were told to go wait outside. My food came out 20 minutes before the rest of my table. Also, the margaritas are $15 and quite small. But the guacamole almost made up for it.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great environment.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We arrived mid afternoon. We received no chips or salsa like the other tables. Nachos were in a soupy sauce which made chips soggy. Chile relleno was more rice than anything else. Carnitas were the only plus. There were only two tables and service took forever. I've enjoyed Rosa in NYC and SF and will now not go back.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Even though we had a reservation and the restaurant was half empty when we arrived, we were seated at the worst table in the house, at a booth right next to the open door to the kitchen, where we listened to the servers yelling back and forth, plates and silverware clattering, for the entirety of our meal.

The waitress, although friendly enough, interrupted our conversation every time she approached the table. Even if one of us was in the middle of a sentence, she walked up and just started talking over us.

The food was OK but nothing to write home about.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food and a superb choice of margaritas. Tableside guacamole was amazing! very accommodating staff

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Loved this place for pretheater dinner! Quick and friendly service, great food. Very nice menu- the vegetarian tacos and fresh guacamole were excellent. Nice patio seating for a warm evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Having dined at other Rosa Mexicano restaurants in NYC, we decided to celebrate a birthday at the LA restaurant. It seems we ran into bad luck. Our server was nowhere to be found after we ordered drinks. Drinks arrived about 15 mins after we ordered them. It took about another 10 mins after our drinks arrived to get our server’s attention and place our order. Our food was lukewarm to cold. It took about another 10 mins to locate and flag our server and tell him our situation. He was apologetic and called the manager. The manager was extremely apologetic and comped some of the dinner entrees. Overall, our experience was not good at all. I hope this is not a regular occurrence since they do offer some great dishes.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and ambience. I would stay away from the Veracruz fish.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great ambiance, food was excellent, cocktails were creative. We enjoyed our time. Restaurant is reasonably priced compared to others in this area of LA Live.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This has become a regular stop for my wife and I and again we were very happy. Great food great service always will make me come back for more. I love the pollo adobado.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Convenient location. Good food. Friendly knowledgeable and flexible staff. They were happy to accommodate food preferences off menu.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good food but extremely overpriced -- and our wait staff often forgot even the most simple requests (such as for flour tortillas to go with the meal, no salt on the margaritas, etc.).

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Ho-hum...staff was not very engaging, food was good (just good).

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

My Date & I had a great experience. We were delighted with our Service, which was very good considering that our Reservation was right after Happy Hour ended. I will definitely come back.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I took my 93 year old dad who was in LA escaping hurricane Irma.
He is very conservative when it comes to food.
He enjoyed the tacos more than I expected and I enjoyed my meal too

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Jose is excellent server.. friendly. Great service. 10!!

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was outstanding-- guacamole alone was worth the drive from Long Beach. All the sauces were spot-on, especially the mole.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Loved the service and ambiance. Appetizers delicious, fresh guacamole made right at your table to excite the senses, ummm. Everyone enjoyed their entrees, took close friends to celebrate their anniversary. We ordered two chicken enchiladas plates, one beef plate and one shrimp . Excellent service! Drinks were delicious too. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner, casual date or special occasion. Will go back, this was my third visit, and our guest's first time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The service is just unbelievable from beginning to end... food is really good and when we asked for vegetarian options for my mom they made something off menu which my mom said is the best vegetarian enchiladas she has ever had. When mom is happy what more can you ask for..:- little pricey but it's the location... try the margaritas don't remember name of the one or three I had but it was their version of the Cadillac margarita and it was just delicious.

I had the Baja fish tacos which were ok, not the best but decent. Dad has the mole enchiladas which were a bit sweet but still good.

For a night out in Los Angeles around staples or la live area, this place is definitely a great option. Kudos for a job well done

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Love the food

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The waitress was very helpful and made good recommendations for our vegetarian selections.
She was pleasant and very attentive .Excellent food, ambiance and service

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

I love Rosa Mexicano anytime I am in the LA Live area. Always a consistently good meal and the service is also great. My pollo adobado was delicious and I topped off the meal with an August special offering a churro ice cream sandwich!! Yum !!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Dinner prior to a concert at microsoft theatre

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, very stylish, good margaritas $8.50 happy hour. Dining outside. Easy place for LA Live events.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Tableside guacamole was amazing; everything else was not. We were a party of five, and no one liked their entrée very much. A not-very-good, way-too-expensive meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Bad service, bad food. My chicken tasted like rubber and it took forever for the manager to decide how he was going to fix the situation. Our server and manager both said "what do you want me to do about it." Service was super slow, ended up not eating dinner.

Tags: Spicy
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Overall, I think I had a great experience here. The food and service was great, and the ambiance was tremendous. I loved our table and how it was next to the water display on the wall. The food was authentic and was presented in a good fashion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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