Rosa Mexicano - Los Angeles

4.1
1493 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
In 1984, Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine when it first opened on the Upper East Side of New York City. Having served legions of fans for 25 years, we are thrilled to bring Rosa Mexicano's signature brand of authentic Mexican cooking in a relaxed, stylish setting to the West Coast for the first time. The 205-seat restaurant debuts at L.A. Live, a 5.6 million-square-foot sports and entertainment development in the heart of the revitalized downtown area, alongside many of the city's greatest attractions, including the Staples Center and Nokia Theatre. Bathed in our signature vibrant hues, this location features our award-winning guacamole en molcajete, our signature frozen pomegranate margaritas, modern architectural elements, flexible private dining options and comfortable outdoor patio seating--a perfect environment to introduce you to the festive atmosphere and delicious cuisine of Rosa Mexicano.
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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was very good but the service lacked, it wasn't busy at all and it still took a long time to get refills. Waiters were not polite at all.

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London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A good Mexican dining experience - Especially considering we visited during Dinner rush hour on E3 week the staff kept up withaasive demand exceptionally well. Recommendations? The churros are in...credible. Served at the table by the server in a piping hot paper bag, shook with melt in the mouth brown sugar and cinnamon and paired beautifully with chocolate and raspberry dipping sauces on the plate. Crunchy on the outside and melting on the inside... Next level!

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KG
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

First of all your greeter was Rudy not friendly. When I asked a question. Second it was really noisy. The waiter did a good job but as far as the food not so good.

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OT
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great Mexican food the best part was the guacamole!

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TB
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Had to wait forever for the hostess to seat us and there was only three other tables occupied in the restaurant. Took the waiter a while to come take our order, and we had to ask for absolutely everything. Food was OK but it really wasn’t worth the effort.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food is delicious however the service was not the greatest. The server lacked any personality.

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F
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything is better when pared with a pomegranate margarita! Typically, we eat at the Rosa Mexicano on 18th in NYC. We were delighted to find a Rosa in Downtown LA. The food was delicious and the service superb. Just have to be careful with their margaritas because they are so smooth, but, pack a punch.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Queso! The carne asada was good as well. Friendly, attentive service. I'd definitely go back

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P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and cocktails. The service was amazing! - but I think that was largely due to our particular wait staff. Our service person was so efficient, sharp, and witty, I thought he was a screen writer or stand up between gigs. The gentleman that prepared the guacamole table side was most obliging, and, again, very efficient. It was a dinner meant to honor our friend's landing of a new position and it did not disappoint in any way. I don't like coming downtown for dinner - however, I will brave LA Live for Rosa!

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T
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

The food was mediocre at best. Very disappointing.

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UM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter, David, was outstanding!!!
He knew the menu, was a delight to talk to and knowledgeable about Celiac and eating Gluten Free

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U
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Food was cold and delayed
We went there two days before and it was great
Manager took care of the meal

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LA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service & ambience was great but the food was okay. 5 stars to our server, Ara.

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l
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The only complaint we had was the price of a marguerita. For $18 bucks, it was a huge rip-off. Glass small

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N
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

THE FOOD WAS HORRIBLE, SERVICE WAS SLOW, DRINKS WERE NOT GOOD. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE.

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CP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The service was poor, even after speaking with a manager on duty. The food was fair, fish tacos were good, enchiladas were cold. Wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Date night

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GM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Service was real good. Food lacked flavor. I wonder if the chef taste the food / salsa / guacamole / fajitas before it’s sent out? Needed salt or something. Overall the food was ehhh.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

It was a busy night due to a concert so service was hectic and haphazard. However our server made it right with a free appetizer and drinks.

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MN
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Unfortunately the food was not very good. We were really looking forward to eating here so we were very disappointed when we got our food.

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LJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

I have been here several times and each time the service is AWFUL and they mess up someone’s order. Last time they forgot my order, this time they gave my friend the wrong thing. We got our food before our app (guac).
When talking to my colleagues I was with they both experienced awful service in the past. Only reason we all went back was it is close to the office and the food itself is decent (too salty for me). But definitely overpriced for what you get

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CW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Service was amazing but food was way overpriced. Tortilla soup was way too thick to be called a soup. Food was too expensive and not worth it. Guacamole was very good but seriously overpriced. A little bit of food for the price. My husband ordered an enchilada de boredgo and it was only one enchilada for $21.00 wow I could not believe it. Don’t think I will be going back again

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch was amazing. Service incredible. Food, to die for.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mother’s Day dinner

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for my cousins graduation from USC and everything was awesome! The staff is very kind and attentive and even brought out a special dessert platter for my cousin. We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend.

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f
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was excellent, and the Cadillac margaritas were delicious!!

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n
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place to eat before a concert. Super quick and the food is good

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Decent food, lively environment. Service was a little rushed then slow

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Floor slippery and someone in my party fell. Waiter forgot to put food in and a manager retook the order 45 mins later. Food awful. Burnt chips. They ever gave ya free rice and beans and forgot that!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Even though it was on cinco de Mayo our service was absolutely amazing! The unsweetened ice tea was delicious!

The house made guac was perfect - I loved the spice!
We had the elote - and omg that was my absolute favorite thing there!

The rice and beans was tremendous!

Shrimp tacos was out of this world

And their fajitas was amazing too.

Definitely go!!

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c
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic and service was great. Love the table-side guacamole

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m
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

So sad. We loved this place and couldn’t wait to go back.. but the quality of food has gone down unfortunately

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SZ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Probably good for Mexican People. It was hard to undestood menu.

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WH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

The guacamole was mostly tomatoes and onions, very little avocado. For a Mexican food restaurant to not have burritos or a bigger selection of tacos was very weird. I asked for an item and was told you didn’t have chicken when kids have a
Chance to order chicken tacos. Very confusing. Not likely to return to this restaurant

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a
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Way overpriced for the service received. Food good but over rated.

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LM
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every element of this experience was elevated beyond anything we expected. Food was tasty, round after round, and the drinks were delicious. I think we stayed for 3 hours because it was a perfect atmosphere. Thank you!

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A
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Mexican Restaurant at LA Live. Quick service, nice ambiance and excellent food. The table side guacamole was delicious.

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XM
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was great, the place is amazing. The food just takes too long to be served. Not sure if it's the kitchen or the waiters.

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T
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

To be avoided!!!! The worst meal we’ve ever had.
Beef and chicken both really tough and inedible.
My son was actually sick after eating some of it and we all weren’t able to eat the food.
To make matters worse, it was very expensive.
The restaurant was very dark and we couldn’t hardly see what was on our plates. The worst dining experience in our lives.

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The selection was limited i was looking for more original Mexican Food

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