Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square

4.3
1320 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Make someone's holiday special!
When you buy a $100 gift card, you will receive a $30 bonus gift card! Purchase is available online or at your favorite Rosa Mexicano location.
*Offer valid through December 31st*
----
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.

Support Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square during COVID-19

What 1320 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
s
squirty
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was very authentic. The guacamole was fantastic, it is made fresh table side

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and great service.

SP
SherryP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food at Rosa Mexicana is always superb. I have eaten at their New York restaurants more often but meet a New Jersey relative at the Riverside Square location periodically and am never disappointed. Seating is more comfortable and better spaced then the New York locations, a real plus as we begin to venture back to indoor dining during COVID. In addition this restaurant is quiet so you can comfortably have a conversation while enjoying well prepared food. Both the West and East Side NY locations are too noisy during regular dining hours to enjoy the people you are with

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent. Tasty, authentic Mexican and more thought put into each dish. Drinks were strong and tasty. Would recommend.

EB
ErikaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was stellar!

DC
DeepakC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this restaurant is too notch. You cannot get better food and experience the authentic Mexican food anywhere else. Love it and keep going there every month.

BB
BeBe
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Too few servers. Service was slow and it was hard to get service.

DC
vipDoloresC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful. Our waitress was so
Helpful and went above and beyond to make us comfortable.

j
jenniferc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable dinner. We went on the early side. It wasn’t busy. It was very nice. The waiter was great and the food was very good.

M
vipMakeup
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

This place needs a pick me up! Looks old and dingy. Doesn’t look clean

A
Angelique
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. I was especially happy with the vegan options.

ML
MitchL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Small food menu. Some things out of stock

SD
SDLove
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I rated my visit as a 3 because our sever was not attentive. After we were seated it took 45 mins before anyone came to take our drink order. It didn't appear as busy so not sure what the problem was. The food was good though, service not so great.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It took half an hour to get a margarita. I realize there is a staffing problem but there were plenty of people standing around who could have helped. I haven’t been here for awhile and noticed the menu has changed. I liked the.old menu better. Also the entrees were a little skimpy, 3 skinny enchiladas, no rice or vegetable

F
vipFoodietraveler
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Terrible service. Waiting 45 mins to be served. Tables close together.

j
jfm27
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So happy bar area is back open. Our favorites are the table side guacamole, the chicken tortilla soup, the flautas & the enchiladas. Also must have the frozen pomegranate Margarita here!

AN
AngelicaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good and drinks were great! There was plenty of outdoor and also inside

f
vipfoodie513
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner at Rosa Mexicano. It was a quiet Thursday night and service was outstanding.

MK
MichaelK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Quality of food was not there. Not same as 1st Avenue restaurant

KW
KenW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing: the accommodated our needs and we’re very friendly. The food was really good.

JP
vipJudyP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked and we’re greeted by 2 smiling and welcoming hostesses, to the great service we received from our waiter Freddy, to a warm and friendly exchange with the general manager Chandi over flowers, this was just a perfect and lovely experience from start to finish. We have always loved the food at Rosa Mexicano, and this time was no exception. All in all, we felt really happy and satisfied and can’t wait to go back!

TJ
vipTJAP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Rosa Mexicano losing its way unfortunately. Sat outdoors at a table that was filthy. Hadn't been cleaned nor had any of the other empty tables around. Had the prix fixe menu which is a good value but the flavors were just blah. Chips and salsa no longer complimentary, really? Better options else where I am afraid

D
Doug
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It started off rocky with a server that should have stayed home but a single mention to the front desk and they quickly fixed things to make the night memorable. Except for the corn tortillas not being able to hold together for the tacos, everything was perfect, including the service from Kayla & management.

d
vipdelarky
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The service was slow but the hostess was very friendly personable probably short staffed . The Guacamole was not good at all usually our favorite .My meal was very bland unfortunately the dining experience was not great .

BM
BMB119
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Though the food was good. It took 20 mins for someone to sit us even though we had a reservation and there was no one waiting. Another 34 mins for someone to take our order and 58 minutes to be served. I could understand if it was busy but it was not. It not worth 150.00 for 3 people and it should not take 2 hour to begin eating. This was the worst experience we have had

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really flavorful and delicious. Always a great meal. We have been going back there for years and never had a bad meal. Their signature pomegranate margarita will take the days stress away.

NS
NilmaryS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was amazing. Polite, fast service, helpful and honest.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service ! Food was delicious

R
Resh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service. Would recommend the restaurant.

w
vipwillb
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon Pablano is great every time and the pork dishes are always flavorful and not greasy at all..The frozen pomegranite margharita is the best cocktail of all time.

NM
vipNancyM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place was empty! Food was ok.

RS
RobS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was extremely dirty, hair on the floor, seats not cleaned, looked and smelled like mildew.

DM
DeepuiM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Food was excellent and service was fantastic.

But It was a dull place and pretty boring ..If you are looking to have a quiet time this is the place.
Needs bright lighting and better interior like the ones in NYC..

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious, staff is professional and friendly, place is very clean. One of our favorite go to places for Saturday lunch. No complaints at all.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Short staffed, they did their best to accommodate everyone. Food and drinks were ok. The lights were so bright it felt like a cafeteria.

JA
JoAnnK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this location....looked fwd to them making guac at the table but no more since Covid (but it was still A-1)....the corn dish was not the same as we had in NY....but everything else was delish! Kudos to the Banana Cream Pie Baker! Freddy, our waiter, was soooo nice and accommodating! We'll go back soon!

f
vipfoodie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as usual! Paul the manager goes out of his way to make his customers happy!
There’s A happy hour daily that’s amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sangria here is excellent, highly recommended

K
Kris
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I live nearby so I used to come here quiet often but this was my first tome back since covid. Service was absolutely terrible. We were served soup without spoons. It was impossible to flag anyone down but when we finally asked two different servers for spoons, we only received the spoons along with our main entrees. Food was worse than before but it’s really the poor service that got me.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food, service was mediocre but overall great experience if you choose to ignore bad parts!!!

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 1320 OpenTable diners.

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.