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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

74% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (19)
Good for a Date (14)
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Business Meals (11)
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Fun (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Cozy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 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 14, 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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·Dined on January 14, 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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·Dined on January 13, 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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 10, 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 10, 2018

the service was quick and the food was excellent
amazing guacamole

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 7, 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 7, 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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·Dined on January 6, 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 6, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 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 31, 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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·Dined on December 30, 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 22, 2017

Going to concert

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Very good. Will come back soon.

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