Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square

4.2
1309 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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jfm27
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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!

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AngelicaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipfoodie513
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

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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.

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vipdelarky
New York Area
40 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 .

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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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 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

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Resh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service. Would recommend the restaurant.

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vipwillb
New York Area
7 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.

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

Place was empty! Food was ok.

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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.

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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..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!!!

DB
DontBother
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Hostess was smug and unwelcoming
One lady had a dog and an unnerving cough
One guy, in scrubs, had a dog too

We won’t go back… too many animals and sick people around to enjoy a meal.

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Jenn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Terrible service. Absolutely terrible.

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TedB1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and nice quiet atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good

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jfm27
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Favorites are the guacamole of course! Flautas, chicken tortilla soup & the Suizas are among our other favorites on the menu. Margaritas are delish! Great girls night out.

KM
KelM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a leisurely dinner. The staff does not make you feel rushed at all. Great food.

KH
KayH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant has really nice decor, except for the diving men suspended in mid air of the waterfall walls on the back lol; it was unique. We went at 11:30a when they opened and the noise was to a minimum which was pleasant, and the service was wonderful. The food was great and the drinks were very strong and good. Wish the guac didn’t have big chucks of not mashed avocado but I would get it again because I love guac. I hear their happy hour is fun so I will definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and price for happy hour!

JL
JLT28
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, attentive server and delicious drinks!

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vipMarie
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot how much I like this restaurant. Great ambiance, the guacamole is always the best.

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Sarahmuseme
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Have been a long time Rosa Mexicana lover.
Sadly I think our time has come to part ways.

The menu has been revamped so many times to cut corners and lower costs, the food is no longer what is was, no longer good or worth it. The staff has lost site of what hospitality is, at least at this location. And the bartenders couldn't serve a balanced cocktail if the future of tequila depended on them.

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WendyG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Father’s Day dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food is amazing and fresh. The service was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food & excellent sangria

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vipJustintyme
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I hadn't been to Rosa Mexicana in years. The food was very good. We had the fish tacos and asked for some guacamole since it wasn't put on the fish tacos. Our server was very pleasant and professional.

NR
NReview
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our food, aside from the $28 guacamole, was not good.

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 4.2 stars by 1309 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.