Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square

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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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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst dining experience ever. It took an hour and a half for us to get our dinner, which was average at best. Poor ability to accommodate custom requests. Waiter kept screwed up everyone's orders. Manager offered little empathy...wouldn't even discount our bill.

CP
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

They took anything good off the menu and the tortillas were awful. Why does a Mexican restaurant take quesadillas off their menu? Margo’s were good. Go for drinks and chips and stop there. Also the check was stupid expensive.

N
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I have been going to Rosa Mexicano in Union Square and Hackensack for years. Today’s experience was at best mediocre. There was a massive lack of attention to details:
Delayed service; hostess not addressing my concern by telling me that I have to wait; out of empanadas; missing a special anniversary menu appetizer that arrived after the entree; Anniversary entree was cold and the pepper undercooked; overcharged and doubled charged for items on the check;total in paper check and new e-check/ cc scanner didn’t match delaying payment. Too many disappointments in one evening.
And the leftovers were the wrong ones!!! Ugh. A total disappointment.

a
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Although there were few diners in the restaurant, our waitperson was non-attentive and perfunctory

j
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

food is the same as in NYC -- the only other place we have been -- but parking is a cinch, especially on a Sunday.

CH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but service was lacking not attentive.
Table was scratched up and sat us in the back by the kitchen then a table of 2 adults and 3 children that were running around the tables.
The prices are high for the level of service.
The restaurant needs to be redone. Carpet was wet and slippery

LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & great service! Plus we never felt rushed. We will definitely be back!

VE
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good. They take the Mexican food to a high level. The service is excellent.we love the place

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Will never be back. Food was terrible and over priced. We returned the "chefs special".Service terrible. Music was so loud.

PC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Need more authentic tacos in the menu. Change the entire menu. The margarita and guacamole are the best.

MV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The quac was outstanding but even though it looks like a lot...they only use one avocado per bowl....3 of us ordered fajitas and I'm used to them coming out on a steaming plate...this was not the case....I sent back to be reheated. Overall though staff was very kind and the place ran very smooth. Drinks were great and hostess was lovely

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

The service was absolutely dreadful. Our server did not return to take our dinner orders until after we finished our appetizers. The server did not check on us and we needed to request drinks from the bartender ourselves. The ran out of clean steak knives and we needed to wait for steak knives to finished being cleaned while our dinner had already been served.

MR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It’s a good Mexican restaurant but very over priced.

KW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

They were understaffed and we had to wait much longer than we've had to before. Seems to have high turnover at the manager position.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was just ok. I was expecting better given the price of entrees. Service was fair-our waiter did not come back to check on us for long periods of time so we resorted to asking other servers for assistance. Nothing memorable about the experience. Probably will not visit again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Normally a great time despite another table already under an umbrella. After dining on way to car, walked past a new table under one of the umbrellas. I didn’t notice if any service people went on a Sunday...

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Value was ok. Nice place overall.
Negatives- You can only order a huge side of Guac for $16 which is absurd. Food came out only Luke warm not hot.

FI
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent... fun and authentic food and atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing. The guacamole is to die for! Everything is fresh and tasty!

B
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were disappointed the guac was not prepared at our table as stated in the menu. Was one of the reasons we chose this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, attentive service!

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The flautas were incredible and the new summer dessert was incredible. It was a churro ice cream sandwich! Sheyla was a great server!!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience

J
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were good waiters were helpful and friendly and it was not crowded plus parking is easy.

BG
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always pleased with food and service. Consistency is what brings me back.

AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love, love, love this place. Always excellent. I live quite far but make the trek once a year and always worth it! Great food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Absolutely terrible. There was very long periods of waiting for food even though the restaurant was fairly empty. The service was nice but not attentive. The nachos were pure spice and the bottom tortilla was extremely soggy. When we asked for water, if was warm! The shrimp tacos were basically fried nothing and had zero flavor. My friend ordered enchiladas and neither of us could even finish out food. Not impressed and would not recommend especially for the price.

SD
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is just another overpriced chain restaurant. I could get the same food and service at Chili’s or On the Border, but I would just be paying a lot more at Rosa Mexicano

f
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall okay. Didn’t realize the restaurant closed at 11pm but I don’t think a reservation should have been available for 1030pm.

FI
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We are outside and everything was enjoyable. Service was very good. Alas, the guacamole was NOT prepared tableside (part of the show!). I ordered salmon and the chef prepared it to perfection. Fun evening. (Note: Please try to replace the non working cappuccino machine.)
Lots of choices for every taste!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brothers Birthday

GG
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had great lunch. Food was very good and service was attentive without being intrusive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food been there before. Have a swell time!

JH
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good
Pomegranate margaritas are incredible every time
Food is consistent and very good
How can you go wrong

c
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Sub par food/service for price

S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Freshly made Guacamole is a must have and so is the Tres Leches!

VM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Horrible food

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Short staffed and mediocre food

OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Waiter Steven was very friendly and attentive to ur needs.

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