Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square

4.6
1268 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and margarita 👍🏽

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foodie
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently great! Love the manager Paul and all the servers! Great service!

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Yarie
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For the price you pay, you would think you would be getting a good portion. Not much mexicano quality food, moreso americanized. The service and staff are amazing especially the presentation and setting. If you go there, go for the drinks and environment, not so much the food.

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vipBillD
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, all of it, was great and our waiter was terrific. She was very accommodating and patient.

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The2Mooshey
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went and were able to dine outside for our wedding anniversary, it was lovely and Rosa is our favorite

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vipctowner1
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terrific meal after a covid year anniversary of limited dining. We ate outside, and while it was a little chilly, amazingly delicious snide the restaurant looked entirely full! We asked the server about this because we thought NJ had a 50% occupancy rule. We were told the restaurant WAS at 50%- the back was empty and the front was full! Seems to us that they’re kind of missing the point here!

It again, it was wonderful to eat there- terrific pomegranate margaritas, delicious carne as ada and awesome guac. No complaints about the food- just get your act together on COVID- it’s not over yet!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when I visit this establishment
Professional staff, great food, and safe environment!

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AlbaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing drinks are amazing and staff are so friendly

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Birthday Cloey!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good. I loved the place, staff and food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good the margaritas are a little sour and they don’t have burritos! Overall good experience and nice staff!

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vipHonduRican
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid experience and consistent food quality.

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vipDavidR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were late and they held our reservation - much appreciated! Servers was very nice. Although we were going to order dessert they dropped check without even asking.

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Wayne
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid place all around. It is perfect for a date or just a regular night out. Food is fresh, and you'll find plenty of selections on the menu - something for everyone.

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, I had such a great experience. We did not wait long before we can actually order.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the entire experience very much! Excellent food and servicesđź‘Ť

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BrendaV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and drinks are even better. A must go to!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y la comida increĂ­ble

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enchiladas suizas are my fav there

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SephoraR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. We’ve been coming here for years.

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vipAGC89
Las Vegas
5 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
12 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
39 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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vipshanazm
New York Area
6 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
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We will be back.

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delarky
New York Area
35 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.

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 4.6 stars by 1268 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.