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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

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (20)
Business Meals (13)
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Fun (12)
Casual (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Special Occasion (9)
Spicy (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Tapas (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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 9, 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 8, 2017

Date with my husband. Great food And service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 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 6, 2017

Great service and good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 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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·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 28, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 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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vip
 (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 10, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 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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vip
 (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The churros were too fried to the point of tasteless. We were offered a new batch but declined since we didn’t want any more. I think this was the second time this happened. A little disappointing.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We celebrated my granddaughter‘s fourth birthday at Rosa Mexicana. The staff was very accommodating considering her food allergies and young age. She had her first Shirley Temple and churros complete with a candle and Happy Birthday sang by staff. A memorable day!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food is ok but the service is very slow. I wish they can improve the service

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Can have more Vegetarian options.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Service was very slow and food wasn't that good

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a great meal here. It's not super crowded and the food was overall very fresh and flavorful. The margaritas were well done. My friends had been to the sister restaurant in NYC and said that this was very similar. I will keep this in mind for Mexican.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Good food, too expensive

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

The only problem was that it was loud. Our waiter was great!

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent food and friendly service with a great selections on their menu

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Nothing special

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent meal. The guac was amazing. I highly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Co - worker leaving

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Guillermo was over server. Very attentive, prompt service. Our food was great and even though the restaurant was full we could hear each other at our table and not thw others seated around us. I love the decor and atmosphere of this restaurant and the manager is present for any service issues that may come up.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service was absolutely awful. We were taking clients for a business lunch and had to ask for service after waiting almost 15-20 min. The server was so slow, constantly forgetting to bring us salsa and drinks we ordered. She never brought us menus or offered food, which is just weird on her end because we were hungry. I had to ask multiple times for a menu, she was a ghost. Would not recommend!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great service, good ambiance and good food.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Wanted to like, service was good but food below average. Maybe a bad night but it was hard to take. Would go back for a margarita.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had to ask for items 2-3 times, food lag time was extreme...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Rosa Mexicana is consistent in its service, food, and fun ambiance.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We enjoyed the restaurant. It was very quiet but that might have missed the rush by eating early

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Good for large parties. Food is mediocre (vegetarian options). Table side guacamole is the best dish. Some of the cocktails are nice (generally all are on the sweeter side)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Spicy
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food is amazing but the prices are high, like every other restaurant in SF.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Excellent mexican food at a higher price. Super friendly, efficient, and attentive waitstaff.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Very over priced mediocre Mexican food.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

They won't see me there again. Food was OK but service was terrible. Not worth the visit with so many good Mexican restaurant around.

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