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Mon, 4/23
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Rosa Mexicano - Los Angeles

4.3
1242 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican
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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)
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Phone number
(213) 746-0001
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Isaias Peña
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. Figueroa Street
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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.
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Public transit
7 Minute Walk from Metro Red Line (7th Metro Center) and 3 minute Walk from Metro Blue Line (Pico Station).
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Special events & promotions
¡EL DÍA DE PASCUA!
Easter l Sunday, April 1st
Mexican-Spiced Easter Celebration featuring our Mixiote de Cordero and Pescado a la Veracruzana, y mas!

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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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

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.

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Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Come Fiesta at Rosa Mexicano!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat mom to our Mexican-Inspired Specials at Brunch or Dinner

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1242 People Are Saying
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4.1
service
4.2
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3.9
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The service was not good, we weren’t checked on by the server a single time during our meal if we may need or like anything else. The two other groups besides us were checked on constantly. It didn’t feel welcoming. The food was good. Guacamole was good but we were not served a new basket of chips with it...(service). I’ve been here before (and it’s been good) and the two other members of my group were new to the restaurant but left with a bad experience (sad to say).

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I have eaten here more than once but I took some family members for their first time and they were not impressed with the service. I am not sure if they were short staffed but service could have been much better.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

As usual, sat quickly for our reservation. Friendly service, good margaritas and food.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We've been to Rosa Mexicano several times. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is upbeat! The service was a bit slow but the waitress was very pleasant.

I always enjoy going!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Once again our dining experience was wonderful. We come here often and always have a good time.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious food. A little pricey for the portions, but it taste great.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Rosa Mexicano is a good choice before going to games at the Staples Center

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We visited for Easter Sunday brunch after making a reservation ahead of time. We were seated right at our reservation time.

Water was promptly served to all at the table and we were offered a free tasting of carnitas tacos. We gladly accepted.

Our waitress took our drink orders while the buser brought chips and salsa. We ordered guacamole made table-side as an accompaniment to the chips and salsa. A bit pricey but delicious nonetheless. The Hibiscus Spritzer was yummy and not strong at all. The Mimosa was a bit too strong that my mother-in-law didn't finish it.

We waited quite a bit for our entrees despite the restaurant not being as full as we expected for holiday.

They delivered our daughter's kid's meal warm which was perfect so she could begin eating right away. I ordered the Tampiqueña de Carne Asada, my husband and mother-in-law ordered the Arrachera one well and one medium-rare and my father-in-law ordered the Chamorro. They delivered the med-rare plate to my mother-in-law which should have been for my husband, the well done to my father-in-law and Chamorro to my husband. We got it straightened out. We were served complimentary rice, beans and handmade tortillas to share. All were delicious expect my mother-law found a very long hair in her food and I found a mystery meat, possibly pork or chicken in my veggies. We reported both and surprisingly, both dishes were comped off the bill. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE.

We were so pleasantly surprised by the comp that we ordered 2 desserts.

The experience leading up to the comp could have made us decide not to visit again but the staff handled the issues we encountered better than we could have expected and we will definitely be visiting again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was very good. Our table made guacamole was bit salty, we told them and they made us a new batch which was excellent.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Very poor service

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

All of the members of our party loved our dishes. A great spot to unwind with good food.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

First timer. Luncheon special was delicious and a great value. Mexican background music way too loud. But am old and can't hear very well anymore.....

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food was serviceable. Higher expectations for this high end Mexican place right near Staples Center. Menu was varied enough but neither of our meals - shrimp quesadilla or Pescado Primavera were especially flavorful. Salsa was only OK. While cocktail was good it was called Pineapple Japlapeno, and I really tasted neither. Tequila used was good though. Tableside guacamole was also very good. But really not worth the expense and many other options at LA Live are preferable.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Solid food and excellent service!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had to ask for our waiter after about 10 min or so after being seated, but once we got a waiter the service was great!

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We dined Saturday evening before the NCAA elite 8 basketball game. We checked in on-time at 4:30 and waited 30 minutes before our first drinks arrived. Our waiter was good but it was apparent the restaurant was sorely understaffed for an early event at Staples center. Unfortunately our dinner didn’t arrive until 2 minutes before we had to leave for the game. The food was decent but we didn’t have time to sit and enjoy . Disappointing.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Took my team to lunch. They enjoyed it their first experience.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Food was rather bland. Food arrived so quickly, I felt it came from a steam table, rather than cooking from scratch.
Table side guacamole lacked any flavor.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2018

their salsa tasted like a bottle of la Victoria, like tomato sauce. My aunt ordered the flautas and told the waitress that she wanted something small and plain. The flautas came with a sauce that was extremely spicy and my aunt could not eat it. I ordered the filet mignon skewers and there were peppers on the plate that burned my mouth. they were part of the skewers and I thought they were bell peppers and I was so miserable for 20 minutes. I got full off all the water I kept drinking to keep my mouth from burning

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was very good, drinks were delicious and packed a bit of a punch, and service was very nice.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Service was not the greatest - after waiting about 20 mins I had to say something to be waited on.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Dinner was great the food was good. It was a little expensive but everything there is. I will say the food quality was great.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Pre clipper game
Prompt service
Drinks medium (not strong not weak)
Food okay, a little bland

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Service was slow. Took a while to get our food. We never got our appetizer, and once the main dish arrived it was cold.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Terrible food. Horrible service. Disappointing. I will never return

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

This is a somewhat upscale Mexican restaurant in dowtown LA. I had the Carnitas, which were very satisfying, with a side of tortillas, beans, rice and a side order of (excellent) corn on the cob with coconut. Overall, good value and good flavours.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The restaurant was great with exelent customer service. The server was really attentive, I had a great time enjoying my meal. I would recommend it to a friend.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Katie was a great server she was very attentive and personable

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great service thank you Danny took care of me definitely will be back

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Went to this restaurant about 5 years ago and was blown away. This time we should have chosen elsewhere. Average Mexican food at high price!

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I've been to Rosa Mexicano in NY and Washington DC and was quite impressed with those locations. The Los Angeles was a bit of a disappointment. The service was not nearly as good as my past experiences. The waiter has to be reminded to get my coffee and the lack of attention for our table was not a good experience. Overall, I rate this experience Fair at best.
Atmosphere of the Restaurant isn't nearly as classy as those on the East Coast.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Love coming to this place . Very authentic to Mexican food here is so good

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had enchiladas, tacos and guacamole. The guacamole, the corn served with the tacos, and the enchilada sauces were outstanding (the sauce on the beef enchilada was my favorite). The tacos and the meat in the enchiladas were good, but we would have preferred a little more flavor. The service was the best part of the meal. Our server and the staff member that made our guac were professional, helpful and friendly. It was a great experience overall.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My wife and I had the good fortune to stumble upon Rosa Mexicano restaurant before the King's game last Saturday night. El Chollo's was sold out so i made a sight unseen reservation at Rosa's.
We were more that pleasantly surprised! The food was great, good service on a busy night and fantastic Cadillac Margaritas! The ambiance and decor were pleasant as well.
We will definitely be back, whether El Chollos is busy or not!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service was okay. Food was nothing special. Overpriced for ordinary.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The table side guacamole is awesome. The rest of the meal was ok - I've been to the Washington DC location and I find that one to be much better.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Everything was wonderful! From the sangria and guacamole to our wonderful entrees, it’s always a great experience at Rosa Mexicana!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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