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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

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Good for a Date (15)
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Fun (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Authentic (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Romantic (4)
Spicy (4)
Tapas (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 hours ago

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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·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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·Dined on December 10, 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 10, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fantastic dinner with friends. Jonathan our server was really great making sure we enjoyed everything and was extremely friendly. Pollo adobado was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I went with my family for dinner before a Lakers game. We let the server know that we had to be out within an hour and immediate ordered drinks and food. It took 5 minutes to get the chips after the guac was prepared table side. We received our food quickly but still no drinks. The waitress told us a few times the bar is backed up and we were the next order.... ten minutes later still nothing.... finally we finished our food and we still didn't get our drinks of which two were shots.... The table next to us had the exact opposite problem, they received their drinks but no food. The manager handled the situation very graciously however damage was done. I had to ask for the bill twice and the drinks finally came out when we were leaving.. which was lucky for us as they were quite bad. We won't come back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was a very poor experience. The service was terrible. We would ask for an extra plate or napkins and it would take 15 minutes to get it. The food was cold and undercooked. Too expensive for what it delivered. Thinking we won't go back.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food. Nice atmosphere. Good service. Table side guacamole was delicious as was pomegranate margarita!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fun, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our experience was very nice. Great service considering we had a large group. The food was tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The best part of dining at Rosa's is the service, and that is saying a lot because the food is very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We stopped at Rosa Mexicano at LA Live prior to a Lakers game. It was packed and I was glad I made my reserviation via Open Table. The food is not the normal Mexican food that one is accustomed to. They have very different varieties of sauces and chilis and its all very pleasant. The guacamole is made by your table and is worth the price of admission alone. It's one of my favorites.

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The location is convenient for events at Staple’s Center. The service was fair...but the food was average..at best.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great service, great food, great location.
No parking nearby

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was good. Service could of been better. Waiter kept the change as tip without asking? Our kids never received their ice cream with their kids menu order? Also very short Non alcoholic beverage selection?

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great meal and service. Second time at the restaurant; been to the New York facility and really enjoyed it...this experience was the same. I will come again!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Spicy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was delightful and the service as expected for a chain Mexican restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was our first time at Rosa Mexicano, and it was very good. Everyone liked what they ordered. The service was great and helpful. Also, there was a wonderful display of masks for the Day of the Dead.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Tapas
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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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 (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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 (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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