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About Rosa Mexicano - San Francisco

In 1984, Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine when it first opened in New York City. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a "new" cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano"s menu features a range of award-winning signature dishes, including our Guacamole en Molcajete, prepared in a traditional lava rock mortar. Described by Time Out New York as "green ecstasy in a stone bowl," it is prepared table side and served with house made chips, warm corn tortillas and condiment salsas. Rosa Mexicano is also known for the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita, as well as the stylish and festive ambiance that includes our dramatic 15 ft. water wall.

30 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

DINNER:
Monday -Saturday 5:30 PM -10:00 PM
Sunday 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Cross Street:
Steuart Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(415) 874-4300

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

Entertainment:
We offer three TVs in the bar area. Please contact the restaurant directly with questions.

Catering:
Regardless of your party size, Rosa Mexicano is the perfect venue to offer your guests a creative, upscale experience. We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, pre fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d"ouvres, etc. We also offer off-premise catering for groups of all sizes. Please contact Breé Theriault, btheriault@rosamexicano.com or 415.874.4305

Parking Details:
Parking garages and street parking (metered).

Public Transit:
BART/Muni Embarcadero Station, California Street Trolley line or Historic Market Street Railine (F-Line). 14-Mission Muni Line.

Executive Chef:
Peter Dominguez

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

Special Events & Promotions:
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 Bree Theriault.

Rosa Mexicano - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (19)
Business Meals (15)
Good for a Date (14)
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Casual (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Bar Seating (10)
Fun (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Spicy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (3)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I liked the food. It was good, and wasn't heavy, more like healthy.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Best guacamole in the Bay Area. The Mole Poblano is also very nice as are the tacos.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

When the weather is good, which is most of the time, it's great to sit outside at night. Enjoy the cool breeze and night sky as you're served really delicious food from friendly, polite staff. The drinks are great and selection large but not overwhelming. The food didn't arrive immediately but I didn't really mind as it was such a wonderful night. Plus the chips and salsa kept me busy. Its not that noisy, despite being at an intersection. Just a few busses now and then plus the odd "ding ding" from the old streetcars.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was quite tasty, but... Service was painfully slow - place was busy but not busting at the seams. Way too expensive - happy hour bill for two was $80 w/o tip. Their happy hour prices are like other restaurants' regular prices.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great cocktails 5/5. Food was very good. Service was horrible and we were the only ones in the restaurant

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Best Mexican in town. The shrimp tacos and quesadilla are the best we have ever had.

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·Dined on January 24, 2018

Unfortunately the experience was ruined by horrible service. Couldn't even get chips with our $16 guacamole. Took about 30 minutes and 4 different requests. They finally comped the guac but we did finally get our chips, after the main and before dessert. Sad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The guacamole is pricey and just OK. The server forgot an order and mixed up a few things. Nothing terrible, but still annoying.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My first visit to Rosa Mexicana in sf and it didn’t disappoint! Guacamole was great as well as my cucumber margarita and chicken enchiladas were just right !

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great food wonderful service, there was a mix up with salad order but when pointed out, they immediately brought it out and even made it complimentary. Guacamole is super good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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vip
·Dined on January 17, 2018

Very good, A little overpriced for the quality

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was mediocre for the cost. Guacamole as an appetizer was $16 and 3 bland fish tacos cost $20. Felt I was paying for location and that's it. And when a non-server picked up our check and I asked if he could split the bill between the 2 cards attached to the bill,he got all flustered and handed the bill to our actual waiter (who was very nice) and quickly walked away like it was too much ask. Our waiter easily obliged. I will not being go back here.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Fantastic Gucamole! My business team loved having lunch here.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food, friendly and professional staff. Good place to just lay back and enjoy food and friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The dizzying array of tequilas for margaritas was impressive and the two we got we're well balanced. The other bar items were good too. Food was decent; the table-made guac was excellent as was the carnitas.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

First time visiting Rosa Mexicano and my guest and I were satisfied with our dinning experience. We ordered the guacamole to start, which they make directly in front of the table. It was delicious! Since there was only two of us, we had a lot left over. We ordered the fish tacos and the shrimp tacos. It came with 3 tacos each, a side of beans and rice and corn. You get a lot of food per serving, so it's safe to say you'll take some home with you. Definitely a must try!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was good and service was quick, which is what we needed. All in all it was a tasty lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice restaurant. was very empty so felt abandoned. Service was good. food was very spicy. Not suitable for young kids

Tags: Spicy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Before making the reservation, we scoured the website and OT to make sure that we could use the regular menu. THere was no mention of a prefix (like every other restaurant on NYE), so this is why we chose to dine here. Very disappointing coming in to find out the regular menu wasn't available.

The people working the door were very rude. We called to ask about parking and were told "It's New Years". Great, like we didn't know the date. Then when we entered, we were told we had to be up by a certain time. I understand telling a walk-in this, but starting out our experience in such a negative way for a reservation, was not a great feeling. Perhaps putting a note in your OT responses so when we make the reservation we know this and then we have time to cancel if we decide to? (BTW, we were up in less than an hour, so being that rude was really pointless.)

Then we were ignored by staff for 12 minutes at the table and then were helped by a really curt and irritated server. Halfway through the meal, Benjamin took over (perhaps he was unavailable when we sat and the rude server was covering him). Benjamin was a breath of fresh air! He made sure we got chips and salsa ASAP since we were ignored for so long. He was attentive and thoughtful. The food runner that evening was also wonderful.

The food was disappointing. We came here after loving the Rosa Mexicano in DC for years and it was subpar. The salsa had no heat and the only good enchilada was the mole. The rest needed the acidity better balanced. The relleno was solid!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Made a reservation. Arrived on time. The moment we sat down, someone asked if we'd like guacamole - of course! The guacamole arrived quickly......and then NOTHING. No menus, no waiter, no nothing for 20 minutes. The only way we got any food at all was by stopping the busboy. And, this was after 5 minutes of frantically waving at any server we could see. This was not my first time there, but it will be my last. Food was good, but it's not worth the hassle.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

There was 8 of us in attendance. I had the Baha Pescado while my husband ordered the Chamorro (sp) along with the Queso Fundido w/Chorizo. My fish tacos were good. The Chamorro was very tender and tasty. We also had the Elote that wasn't good due to the corn being undercooked or not fresh? Overall the remaining 6 of us were very happy with their meals. The salsa was bland to most of us, tasted more like something from a jar even tho it wasn't. The Guacamole on the other hand was awesome esp the Spicy one! Wasn't that spicy but just enough kick to make it enjoyable. We'd all go back again. The hostess that greeted us wasn't pleasant at all. Didn't smile and just had a mad dog face all the time. We were there Sunday 12/17/17 for dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Went for an early dinner before we left the city and was not disappointed. The menu was not what I was expecting. It seemed like a fancier take on the traditional Mexican food I am use to. This being said, the food was fantastic as were the drinks and staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Usually reliable, but this time we experienced really horrible service.

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

We arrived early and were welcomed with an attitude from the hostess who did not want to help us. She said there was nothing she could do until 4. We waited at the bar and were taken to our table 20 minutes after our original reservation. During our dinner, service was slow, the wait staff forgot a number of our requests, and there was no joy in the service. The experience was a disappointment.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Took 20 minutes before server came to ask to take our order, then another 30 minutes for food to come out. Server dropped a knife covered with sauce on my shirt, and only offered a napkin with soda water on it (which took a while before coming out). I used to dine here several times a month, but now I’m reminded why I stopped. It was only out of convenience today, but didn’t turn out well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Horrible food and i say that rarely. Might as well have been a taco bell taco. Salsa tasted like catsup. Service was good however.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Date with my husband. Great food And service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food, wonderful service, HAVE TO TRY THE CHURRO Dessert!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Spicy, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great service and good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Not nearly as good as the Rosa we tried in New York near Lincoln Center. Guacamole was lumpy and lacked flavor of that in New York. Fresh fish was mediocre, and churros (which were comped) were doughy and undercooked. A real disappointment after a great meal in New York.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I go to Rosa Mexicano quite often because I work nearby and the food is delicious. One on going issue I have is with the front of house hosts. They always seem to not listen to what is being said or they look annoyed when your reservation has to be decreased in party sized. Attitudes like that should not be shown in any restaurant. I understand that the restaurant can get busy during lunch but if you have a reservation, please don't make it look like you're second guessing about seating us inside. This has happened multiple times yet I still come back. Please fix this. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Spicy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

ROSAS IS CENTRALLY LOCATED AND HAS A GREAT AMBIENCE. THE FOOD AND BAR QUALITY IS NOT VERY GOOD. THE DRINKS WERE SO SWEET THAT WE HAD TO SEND THEM BACK AND THE TACOS WERE COLD . THE MEAT INSIDE WAS ALSO BLAND. THE GUACAMOLE MADE AT YOUR TABLE WAS FANTASTIC ! I WOULD RECOMMEND ROSAS AS A KID FRIENDLY NOT A GREAT FOOD RESTAURANT

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Went for Happy Hour with a couple friends. Bar was lively with a several high tops, bench seating in the back and a long table for group of 10-12ppl. Service was great - they kept chips/salsas/drinks filled for us. We just got a wide array of tacos with sangria, which were all pretty tasty. Will def go back for another HH and possibly dinner.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Spicy, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Nice location & a really big restaurant space near the Ferry Building. We had guacamole while waiting for our friends. It was good, but the cost was $15! For our entrees I ordered fish tacos, my husband had Carnitas; both were so greasy we couldn’t finish them.
Save your money and go to the Mission for Mexican food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Came from East Bay to dine with SF relatives near Ferry Building. Delicious variety of dishes identified by where in Mexico they originate. Shared delicious carnitas and beef brisket tacos. Enjoyed the chips and salsa (on the house). Generous servings. Busy weekday lunch crowd at 12:30. Quieted down by 1:30.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

$60.00 for guacamole????? That was the low value rating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Love everything here. Guacamole, chips and Nachos are amazing.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Good was good! Restaurant didn’t have my Open Table reservation. But they did seat us anyway . Service was not good. Waiter didn’t know what “single malt” is, no clue about beverages ! Very mediocre ! Loud as heck

Tags: Casual
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good brunch.. French toast was good it was nice and crunchy. Eggs made well. Food came out a little slow for how empty it was. I recommend for Sunday brunch. Good pomegranate margs and chips and salsa.

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