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Rosa Mexicano - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Rosa Mexicano - San Francisco

4.0
4
989 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican

Located on the ground floor of the One Market building, just steps away from the San Francisco Ferry Terminal and the Presidio, we offer the only truly authentic Mexican destination for lunch, dinner, cocktails and brunch along the San Francisco waterfront.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 874-4300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brad Petway

  • 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 Clarissa Gomez.

  • Private party facilities

    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 Clarissa Gomez.

  • Private party contact

    Clarissa Gomez: (415) 874-4307

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    Steuart Street

  • 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.

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 989 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DC

    DavidC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    On a day where business was light (corona virus), service was exceptionally slow.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible service, waiter would walk away from the table while we ordered, also did not bring some items and forgot some

  3. GS

    3rdGenSFNative

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Best guacamole that they make fresh at table side. Went twice this week for business lunch. The Rosa salad was excellent as was the Kale salad with salmon.

  4. J

    Jwabella

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Drinks & food are good. I recommend the crispy fish tacos. Would've enjoyed listening to some music, pretty quiet spot for a Saturday evening.

  5. T

    Todd

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had a good casual business lunch for a large group. Food and service was great; our group looks forward to coming back again soon.

  6. S

    Sarner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Took forever to get our order out. Just not feasible for a business lunch and will avoid in the future.

  7. C

    Camryn

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite spots in the City. Great drinks!

  8. H

    Hulagirl

    San Francisco

    199 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    199 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Food is overrated and expensive for what you get. My starter empanadas and the dessert churros were way -over-fried. One of the other diners told the waiter he couldn't eat tomatoes as he had just had gum surgery but there was tomato salsa on his plate with his quesadilla! A real millennial hang-out.

  9. LM

    LaurieM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    It took us 2 hours to finish our meal. The drinks were ordered quickly, but took nearly 30 minutes to arrive at the table. Then it was another 15 minutes before someone took our order and an additional 30 minutes before the food arrived. Some of the dishes looked awesome. My street tacos contained nothing but tiny pieces of diced beef that had had the life cooked out of them. Like eating charcoal. And the bill was more than $600 for 12 people. For wonderfully described but ultimately average Mexican food. I won't be back.

  10. J

    Jani

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service4ambience2

    What a disappointment for Valentine's Day. Red snapper plate for $38 had zero flavor. The shirt steak was delicious. I used to go to the Rosa Mexicano in Washington DC and it was amazing....not in San Francisco. Bummer!!!!!!

  11. S

    Sbandy

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    The restaurant gets busy, the food and location is great. Very disappointed by the service. Maybe a bad day but banging dishes on the guest table and forgetting requests from the dinners doesn't equate to a good experience.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Awful experience. We had reservations for 7:15 pm and arrived a few minutes early. There was no one at the host’s desk. We waited a while, while staff whizzed by trying to avoid eye contact. Finally someone comes to the desk (was after 7:15) and says “we will get a table ready”. Wait some more. Finally we are seated. Noise level is ridiculous where we are seated. The menu has food stains on it. Not an “upscale” vibe. The food is just okay, nothing special for Mexican food. And to top off the evening, we received an email afterwards from Opentable saying that the restaurant reported us as a “no show” for the reservation — they had not bothered to check us in! Incompetent and unprofessional service throughout. If you are looking for a special evening, look elsewhere at better alternatives in the area. We are frequent diners and have never had such poor service - even at the other Rosa Mexicano locations, which were fine.

  13. LL

    LouLou

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The usual at this establishment is great food and great service.

  14. d

    davidb

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    It took almost ten minutes for us to be acknowledged and brought some chips and salsa. Finally another ten minutes, the waiter came by, gave him the order, got our sangria (which was very good). When our meal arrived, I didn't get what I orderd but it was so hard to get his attention; I ate it anyway. The food is ridiculously expensive, 26 bucks for three enchiladas. We wont be back

  15. S

    Sweetie

    San Francisco

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Met up with friends and baby for slightly belated birthday lunch. It was late, 1:30; we had a booth in front of Rosa and it was quiet and not so busy. We all enjoyed our entrees and our waiter was great. She really let us have time to chat and noodle and didn't pressure us at all. Food here is not taco place Mexican. It is fresh and lovingly prepared and tastes fantastic. Check it out...

  16. M

    Must2eat

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was my friend's first visit to Rosa Mexicano (I had been at least three times previously), and she was impressed by the service and the quality and freshness of the food. We had the battered fish tacos served with a side of sweet corn, and the fresh guacamole prepared table side could not have been tastier.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We LOVE this restaurant and always will

  18. A

    Anirudh

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ordered Guac and Poblano Salmon, best food ever! Ambiance and service was good too.

  19. s

    stgofwc

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Table and service were very good but the prices seems much higher than our last visit. One entree arrived barely warm and the server didn’t come back to check on things for at least 10 minutes. Margaritas were tasty. It a bit pricey.

  20. K

    Kevin

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service1ambience3

    Dinner was fine, very noisy, but good food. I stayed after my party left, went to the bar and tried to order the same thing I had at dinner for my husband who was home. The bartender refused to let me order it. I tried to explain it was a simple quesadilla with chicken and he practically threw the menu at me and told me to see for myself. I went to the host who tried to justify the behavior when a a waiter approached and asked what I needed. I placed my order and had no push-back. If you can’t think out of the box, don’t be a bartender.... FAIL!

  21. KK

    KatherineK

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Bad service. Hard up sell on $16 guacamole. Server did not place correct order. Food was overpriced and mediocre. Will jot return.

  22. WC

    WayneC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Service terrible. Drinks watered down. Poor value.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Long wait for food (40 minutes)

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were looking for a place to grab some good Mexican food and drinks, Rosa Mexicano was spot on , I brought my girlfriend there for the first time (she is Mexican American) was very skeptical as soon as they brought out the fresh warm chips and homemade salsa I knew she was hooked. I work downtown in the Financial district and bring clients but hadn’t thought about coming on the weekend, now it will be a definite go to spot for us.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Ambiance nice, appetizers and desserts nice Entrees were very small in portion for the price

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always have fun and GR8 food at Rosa’s

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    The food/presentation was average, cocktails were average. Service wasn’t very great, almost seemed like they wanted us to leave even though the rest of the restaurant was basically empty.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent. Definitely going back

  29. C

    Carolw

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Came here New Year's Eve as we wanted to be downtown for the fireworks. Even though the restaurant was busy and chaotic on a holiday eve, the wait staff was excellent. Drinks and food arrived quickly. Margaritas were fantastic but the food was just ok. We had street tacos and honestly, I've had much better. We also had a side of Kale and corn salad that was great and really made the meal. I'd recommend Rosa's for drinks and appetizers.

  30. BG

    BelenGP

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fine mexican food and very amiable service. We had dinner on New Years Eve and was a good decision

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    With our reservation, we sat quickly , everything was prompt and food was delicious. Will come back again for sure !

  32. I

    Iridium

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    A decent experience! We loved the food. The tortilla soup and Baja fish tacos were knock-out good. Service in our section was lacking (loooooong waits to be approached for orders) but other sections clearly were going faster with their server. The bill added up really fast tho. Have drinks elsewhere and just get the food here. Food was excellent and saved the night.

  33. GK

    GeriK

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic flavors, great margaritas, a good beer list and a wide variety of menu items--from vegetarian to seafood to meat--make this one of my go-to places for dinner with friends and groups. Sandra was a wonderful server; she made the night extra special!

  34. b

    brennacollins

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Great service! Drinks and food were a little eclectic for us.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Muy buena comida, fui con mi familia para la cena del 24 de diciembre excelente servicio Ana muy amable.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Overall the food seemed a bit overcooked: meat of Alambre Tacos was a bit dry, tortillas were partly too crispy. Expected more, considering the overall high quality of Mexican food in SF. Drinks were tasty.

  37. L

    Lissa

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    The food is always great. However,lately they have seemed understaffed.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Very good, authentic Mexican food, but pricey. We had a large party for lunch and they were able to accommodated us. One entrée from our party of 12 was served well after all the other entrées were served. We had to ask the waiter twice for the status.

  39. NS

    NatalieS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Looks like the prices went up and quality went down. I've ordered the same dish since it opened and it was different. The alambre del mar w/scallops and its changed; its now white rice (used to be spanish) and salsa verde. Now its half salsa verde and red sauce. The salsa verde tasted watered down and none of it had flavor including the scallops. I was a bit disappointed. The truffle dessert was good though.

  40. LC

    LindaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Disappointed with the reservation. Originally confirmed for 9 people - I called the day before and confirmed for 10. They showed us to an oddly shaped table set for 8 and we had to squeeze 2 more chairs in. Food was ok...fine for something close to our office.

FAQs

Rosa Mexicano - San Francisco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 874-4300.

Rosa Mexicano - San Francisco is rated 4 stars by 989 OpenTable diners.

Rosa Mexicano - San Francisco does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Steuart Street

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brad Petway

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 874-4300

  • 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 Clarissa Gomez.

  • Private party facilities

    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 Clarissa Gomez.

  • Private party contact

    Clarissa Gomez: (415) 874-4307

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