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About Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square

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.

390 Hackensack Avenue #60
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
BRUNCH:
Saturday & Sunday 11:30 AM -3:00 PM

LUNCH:
Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

DINNER:
Sunday - Thursday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR:
Monday - Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cross Street:
Route 4

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 489-9100

Website:
http://www.rosamexicano.com/

Catering:
For Large Party Reservations, please contact Special Events Manager Jacqueline Vasquez jvasquez@rosamexicano.com or 212.977.7700 for more information.

Parking Details:
There are designated 10 minute pick up parking spots for Take Out as well as many parking spaces near the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Bus 756 Fort Lee (exact fare, $5.55) to Hackensack Ave and Commerce Square, walk to The Shops at Riverside Square straight on Hackensack Ave.

Executive Chef:
Aaron Barredo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
BRUNCH
Sat & Sun | 11:30am - 3:00pm
Churros French Toast. Enough said.

HORA FELIZ
Mon - Fri, 4-7pm at the Bar
Specially priced Margaritas, Sangría y Cervezas!

EL MENU DE CANTINA
Mexico City Cantina Fare
$8.5 Tacos, Quesadillas, Antojitos y mas – Served All Day at The Bar

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Private Dining

Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for affairs of all types, from large dinner parties and cocktail receptions to the most intimate of gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Shalaina Puryear.

Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Spicy (7)
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Casual (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fun (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food. Attentive service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Upscale Mexican very good! Freshly made guacamole that’s relish!! Sangria is very good but can be stronger!

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were seated next to the wait station for my birthday reservation. Had to endure overhearing employees discussing other diners and noisy flatwear cleaning etc. not ideal.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Simply awesome! The food is great. The service is excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Quality has gone way down. Service was great but they now combine rice and beans in a tiny bowl for the table to share and it just looks odd and cheap. The flan is about 1/2 inch tall. Just seems very different than our usual experience and even experience about a month ago at Lincoln center. To easily spend 200 on a night out and have them cut so many quarter and be cheap on a quiet night is sad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Everything and everyone was amazing - thank you for a lovely 10th birthday for my son!!! He was so very happy!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was our third year in a row going for New Years Eve early dinner. The shortened menu was not my favorite and the server gave us the wrong meals. We didn't have time to send them back. Since the prices aren't cheap, it was a real disappointment! We'll be starting a new tradition somewhere else next year. We will return for happy hour in the summer but the service has diminished and the prices are too inflated to keep going for dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve - for some reason the food was not up to normal standards. A bit disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner celebration

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My family had dinner here on Christmas Day. We were so grateful to have found this place, one of the few restaurants open on Christmas Day. A pleasant surprise. Greeted warmly at the front desk, our wait server, Christian, was kind enough to separate the checks into three, made wonderful suggestions and it was clear he knew the menu. The food arrived promptly and we all enjoyed the lovely meal. I would definitely return.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have been to RosaMexocana before. On this day, we were deeply disappointed. The guacamole was great, and the desert was just okay. But the main courses were awful. My friend had dry fried scrambled eggs with dry ham and fried chips- not called that, but it was just terrible. More like fast food. We asked for no spiced sauce and it was served with spices sauce. We returned it and T appeared that the same over cooked meal was returned to my friend. My meal was poor to mediocre at best. Also a brunch dish. Eggs were over cooked on a tortilla with very little black beans. Chunks of cold cheese on top. As my friend is blind, I didn’t Want to make a scene and return it again. We ate and left. Don’t Know if we’ll be back. Also, the plantains were very greasy. Just very very disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

This is the 2nd time I’ve been here & it was as amazing as the last time. We come after church & the food is great 👍🏽 BUT the freshly made guacamole is absolutely phenomenal! I can just come here for that & the salsa & be quite satisfied. I had the portobello tacos that were delicious 😋 so I definitely will be returning & referring all my church family to come to eat & imbide also.
👍🏽👌🏽🤩🤗

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Rosa Mexicana is always terrific. Love their margaritas and guacamole. My teenage son, who can be a picky eater ate everything! And the booths are very comfortable.

Tags: Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Really disappointed. Quality of food has gone way down

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a fantastic time. The food and drinks were perfect. And they even let me son help make the guacamole dip.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was the first time we were disappointed . The guacamole was great . We ordered a fish entree....we were told by the waiter it was sword fish. The entree came...it was obviously not sword fish... very unappetizing...when we mentioned it to our server, he told us he made a mistake ...it was codfish. We never eat codfish and would not have ordered...so, we did not enjoy this meal. He did not charge us for the entree.. This is the only time we had a problem...usually we love this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

As usual Great Mexican food, great service, great meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love the food and service here. Always a unique experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Was a little disappointed with the veggie tacos they had a funny over acidic taste. The creamed corn was good as was the tableside guacamole. Would be nice if they had more tasty vegetarian options. They seemed ok but nothing special .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Loved everything but their Guacamole and tres leches are out of thsi world! Seriously Fresh and satisfying!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food is always fresh and delicious. The service is exceptional. Special request are welcomed and honored. Great ambience and great place to gather with friends and family.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Went here for happy hour and dinner with a girlfriend. We got the tableside guacamole. It is a large portion and was a filling appetizer for two people. Happy hour special tacos are a great deal. Two tacos for under $10.

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food so fresh so you don’t feel guilty eating it. Guacamole made fresh in front of you! Very pricey for not a lot of food. But would def go there again great Mexican food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great meals and ambiance. Our waiter was great too!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

So yummy! We had the nachos and they were so spicy but delicious!! I also had white sangria and it was refreshing! It was expensive but we would go back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Spicy, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great spot for Mexican food. A little on the pricey side, but still really good and authentic. Service is spot on.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our greeter was enthusiastic in telling us (when asked) her favorites, which were numerous. "Everything is good here," she said, and she had tried practically everything. The signature guacamole, made table-side, was so good we ordered seconds. The appetizer quesadillas are meal-size. Our table enjoyed the chicken and shrimp quesadillas, the flautas and carnitas, all of which are filling and delicious. Service was prompt. Nasir, our waiter, brought us delicious cocktails, including La Única and La Suprema Margaritas, both on the rocks, with a lime-salt rim halfway around the highball glass. A table assistant brought tinga quesadilla samples, on the house, for the table, which are worth ordering. Nasir was ever-attentive without hovering. He's a class act. The only negative: We had no room for their yummy desserts.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always consistent, with great Mexican selections. Glad there was a salad option for those concerned with weight issues. But no cappuccino nor espresso again...machine has never been replaced - in at least six months of asking! Alas, the special chocolate dessert was unavailable (at one pm), but when our second favorite dessert, churros, arrived, a few extras were added by our excellent waiter in compensation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Server was excellent. Food was authentic Mexican. Everything was delicious.
Best skirt steak with great seasonings.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great place to eat ! Went with my son and his girlfriend - highly recommend the outdoor seating and the guacamole !

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The pomegranate Margaritas were absolutely yummy as was their table side guacamole. Our server however was the best. Very eager to please and made accommodations immediately when the first batch of chips was too salty and the first batch of guacamole was too spicy even though we told here to just add an avocado. Overall good food, nice ambiance and great service.

Tags: Spicy, Vegan, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing experience, our waiter was amazing. He had great recommendations with drinks and was friendly.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Guacamole medium was over seasoned. Sangria did not have much alcohol. Tres enchiladas and plantain with side of rice and beans were delicious. Somewhat underwhelming experience at our go to place.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Enjoyed good food and pretty good service, but couldn't stop noticing that the space is tired and needs to be revived. They were very accommodating for child's dish. Camerones dinner was very good but so spicy we weren't able to eat the full meal. Loved the plantains. Nice seating outside.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Chicken dish I ordered was way over cooked, but everything else was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

food was excellent and service was great. guacamole was a the best

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was good not great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good food, nice ambiance and very kid friendly makes it a great choice for any time or special occasion. Really great wait staff too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very tasty and good food with real mexican flavor. Nicely decorated, good cocktails and mexican beer but there was no mexican horchata or jamaica or even lemonade for kids…
The service was just ok and the hostess just polite, that's all. (we asked for chicken with mole and she served enchiladas de mole… not paying attention at all) (one dish was out first and then all others…)
Sad, Mexico is a country where hospitality is really important and really good… this restaurant in terms of services does not reflect what mexican people are like but food is good!

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Ate outside on a beautiful day.. great margaritas. Live nachos. Best Mexican food on the area.

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