Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square

4.3
1252 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Our first Rosa Mexicano to open in New Jersey is located at The Shops at Riverside in Bergen County. The 160-seat restaurant features a spacious bar and lounge area, as well as outdoor and private dining options. Under the creative direction of architect and designer Timothy Higgins, the décor features vibrant colors such as vivid pink, deep maroon, rich butterscotch and warm yellow. Traditional craftwork and adornments include Oaxacan wood carvings of mythical animals, custom wax-dipped artwork, Mayan Indian textiles, and folk art masks. Tortillas are fresh-made on-site at a station featuring colorful tiles and a hammered copper hood. Through the unique designs and cuisine, all will encounter an authentic Mexican experience at Rosa Mexicano.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good ambiance, food was good, excellent service.

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vipWindy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Rosa, best Mexican food around

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KenWalk
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. Waitress was extremely polite and professional but I ordered food to go and specifically requested no mayonnaise on my tacos due to an allergy. And 2 out of three tacos had mayo. Didn’t have the time to drive back so that’s why then overall experience wasn’t perfect.

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vipEileenE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation. Our server was excellent! Food was amazing.

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Rosa Mexicano Riverside Square! Took my wife for a pre-New Year's Eve dinner, just the two of us, and Rosa Mexicano did not disappoint. The restaurant was extremely clean, and practiced social distancing and all measures to prevent the spread of COVID19. Our meal and service were absolutely superb. Our guacamole appetizer was fresh, tasty, and elegantly displayed. My chamorro pork shank was the most beautiful piece of art I have ever seen. Again, elegantly displayed, fresh, and oh so tasty. My wife adored her enchiladas suizas. The rice, beans, and plantains were amazing! Did I mention how good the frozen margaritas were??? AMAZING!! A must for détente or to take the family!!! Paul the manager does an amazing job, his staff is wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for quick reconnecting time, great drinks and guac made fresh upon ordering. Margs are great but $17 each is a little rough

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DrSuuave
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Though the service was great as usual, the food was not good at all. I have been here over the years and I was not impressed with the food this time around.

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vipDavidlillian
New York Area
469 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seating was well spaced so never a Covid concern. Service great and all the food excellent. Menu full of interesting options. Will return and definitely recommend

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vipStephenF
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Needed night out with the family. Felt very safe and everyone was conscious to keep their distance. Well done.

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LesleyS
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guacamole, plantains & churros are a must.

We had 2 types of street tacos (steak & fried zucchini), flautas, 2 Bowls of guacamole, plantains, and churros. Everything was delicious!!! We love going because we know we are going to have a great meal!!! The carnitas are also amazing

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vipSonnie512
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just want to say how nice everyone was from our hostess who greeted us to our server. During this odd time with the pandemic, we just wanted to say an extra thank you.

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shanazm
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa Mex totally redeemed themselves from a previously poor experience we had. We decided to give things one more shot and our meal was amazing. Rosa Mex is back to being our #1!! Did a great job with social distancing as well.

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PatrickR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here for the amazing frozen margaritas. The food being great is a plus.

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vipJasonP
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We will be back.

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delarky
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The Guacamole was not very tasty tonight we order med and seemed very mild was very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome experience eating at Rosas

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LesleyS
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks!!! Awesome guacamole and churros

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MyMoe63
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and staff!! Love it and will definitely be back!

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JLee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant to go with family. We had a really nice time. Our waitress was very friendly and professional.

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Christy
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Not very good quality or flavor, despite long wait (ordered pork shank understanding it takes longer to make). Totopos were fresh, refrescos were nice but a little too sweet. Shrimp tacos and chicken quesadilla were flavorless. Tres leches had coconut flakes and berries - definitely not authentic. Service was average. Had high hopes but would not return at lunchtime, if ever.

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Foodie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here for dinner with my wife for national taco day. Food was delicious but the fish tacos were overpriced in my opinion (3 for $18). One server Andres was nice, but a little stiff. He was more personable towards the end of our dining. The margaritas were delicious, and only $12, which is a big plus. I also liked that the tables inside were spread 6-feet apart to make everybody more comfortable during the pandemic. Overall, we would definitely come back and eat again.

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evem
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Rosa for nine years and never been disappointed. We love the special celebrations.

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vipStephanie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food . Can’t wait to return

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Drea
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Francisco, was truly amazing! He was very attentive and even remembered our selections from our last visit 5 months ago. We felt very safe and comfortable with the COVID protocols. The restaurant was extremely clean and the ambiance was inviting. The cocktails were delicious and the meals provided big flavors with the authentic Mexican selections.

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jayu
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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vipscsantiago
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Rosa Mexicana usually has a great menu with great drinks.... in the city. The dish I had was adequate but not great. The sangria was mediocre as was the service.

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vipIngridG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was extremely helpful and very accommodating!!

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jfm27
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the chicken tortilla soup, guacamole & chicken flautas. Also enjoy the Chicken Suizas & the corn.

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vipSonnie512
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be able to dine in again. Everyone was so warm and welcoming. Thank you for a nice Sunday afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They make delicious guacamole!! My son and I always love Rosa Mexicano, we are always greeted with big smiles and great service , the quesadillas are awesome and i love their soup.

I tried their frozen pomegranate margarita ! Was really delicious 💕💕💕

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MrsB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was great. Great outdoor dining. What more could you ask for. We will be back.

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shanazm
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We usually love Rosa Mexicana , but since reopening indoor dining they now charge for chips and salsa. The food was not as good at it usually is and the indoor ambience was meh....we actually thought the food was better a few weeks before with the outdoor dining. The charging for chips and salsa was the biggest turnoff unfortunately. What mexican restaurant do you go to that doesn't serve you chips and salsa upon arriving. Very disappointed. I think we are over eating out for now, better to save money than pay a lot for mediocre.

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Carole
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Anniversary dinner here. Food was delicious! We missed this place. Normally we go to NYC but decided to try it here. We will definitely be going back!

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vip1njgal
New York Area
504 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoyable. Cozy outdoor dining terrace...great guacomole with veggies....delicious margaritas! Perfect for lunch or dinner.

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vipYesidR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

After the pandemic the service and value of food has gone down. They no longer have free chips and salsa, now you have to pay $4 for it. In the past entrees like the Baja tacos would come with rice and beans, now you have to pay extra for it. Service is very slow and unprepared. We had to ask for utensils, plates, straw, water etc. The portions also seem smaller than before. This was the restaurant to go to if you wanted good service and better Mexican food. Now it’s on par with any average Mexican franchise (Chevys, On the border etc...)Unfortunately I’m NOT planing to go back any time soon.

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vipAdamC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Given the Covid restrictions placed on restaurants, Rosa Mexicano did a great job. Our table was ready right away (made our reservation 5 days in advance) and service was smooth from there on out.

I understand that table side preparation for the guacamole is no longer possible, however I would have liked the option to have it done with some jalapenos to give it a little more kick. We ordered the guacamole and the waiter left without asking how we would like it. It was fresh and tasty none the less, but it was not how I would have preferred it.

Our entrees were hot upon delivery, something that is increasing difficult for many restaurants given how far the kitchens can be from outdoor seating. The waiter checked back after a few bites and was attentive for the rest of the evening.

My only issue was that they failed to acknowledge my wife's birthday. I noted in the reservation that we were celebrating and it would have been nice if they at least said happy birthday. We didn't order dessert and I never except anything to be brought unless the customer orders it ( I hate when people complain that the restaurants don't offer free dessert ), however a little acknowledgement goes a long way.

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MrsB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. The drinks are good as well.

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Judith
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Exquisite food. Excellent customer service. 100 out of 10!

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LaniL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was a good enough visit that we went again the following Tuesday. What became apparent was the time in between drinks arriving, appetizers and main meal.
It was left to be desired.
This was also right after a storm went through so the seats were a bit damp. This experience was nicer than the second.
Appreciate the QR code for menu. Though we did not use the option to pay from QR code on receipt, it did not allow split tender.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy they still have some outdoor dining option for our fave Mexican restaurant! Love their margs & guac

FAQs

Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 489-9100.

Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square is rated 4.3 stars by 1252 OpenTable diners.

Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.rosamexicano.com/store/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.