About Rosa Mexicano - Los Angeles

800 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily, 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
Happy Hour: Daily, 4:00pm- 7:00 pm (bar and lounge only)

Cross Street:
S. Figueroa Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(213) 746-0001

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

Entertainment:
On special occasions, we frequently have guest musicians and/or mariachis present to heighten the festive atmosphere. Please contact the restaurant directly with questions.

Catering:
Off-site catering is available. 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. For Large Party Reservations, please contact our Catering Manager, Breé Theriault, btheriault@rosamexicano.com or 415.874.4300

Parking Details:
Public timed parking available at L.A. LIVE in Lot E (East Garage) or Lot W (West Garage); valet parking in Lot E only. If attending an event, flat rate parking is also available.


Validated parking info: Please request a validated parking pass from your server or host. It is good for 2 hours for the LOT E Garage only. Call the restaurant for more details.

Public Transit:
7 Minute Walk from Metro Red Line (7th Metro Center) and 3 minute Walk from Metro Blue Line (Pico Station).

Executive Chef:
Ben Diaz

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
CINCO DE MAYO
Thurs May, 5th
Fiesta at all day at Rosa Mexicano –
Over 100 Tequilas
Signature pomegranate margaritas
Tableside guac, authentic tacos, y mas!
Prixe Fixe and A la Carte Lunch Menu & Prixe Fixe Dinner Menu

EL DIA DE LAS MADRES
Mother's Day | Sun, May 8th
Mexican-inspired Mother's Day specials.

LUNCH
Serving authentic, regionally inspired Mexican Cuisine since 1984
11:30am - 4pm, Daily

DESDE 1984 MENU - $25
Guacamole, Queso Fundido or Nachos for the Table
Diner's Choice of any Entree
Churros or Tres Leches

HORA FELIZ
Happy Hour | Daily, 4 - 7 PM at the bar
$6 Dos Tacos
$6 Quesadillas
Cocktail specials & pitchers
Bottomless Guacamole

EL MENU DE CANTINA
Authentic Mexico City Cantina Fare
Served all day at the bar
$8 Quesadillas
$8 Antojitos
$8 Dos Tacos

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Promotions

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Details
Fiesta at all day at Rosa Mexicano –
Over 100 Tequilas, Tableside guac, authentic tacos, y mas!
Prixe-Fixe and a la Carte Lunch & Prixe-Fixe Dinner menu available
Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Treat Mom to Mexican-inspired Mother's Day specials.

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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 Camille Karimzad.

Rosa Mexicano - Los Angeles Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

good for groups (60)
hot spot (35)
special occasion (33)
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fit for foodies (31)
great for lunch (29)
romantic (18)
vibrant bar scene (17)
kid-friendly (13)
great for outdoor dining (13)
neighborhood gem (12)
late-night find (8)
great for brunch (8)
scenic view (3)
notable wine list (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Nice

Dined on April 24, 2016

I nice place for a special occasion or just a friendly get-together within the many places to visit in LA Live. Pleasant seating outdoors or indoors with great service.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Great restaurant but...

Dined on April 23, 2016

We love Rosa Mexicano for its tableside guacamole, unique sauces and delicious desserts. The drink options are always unique and tasty, and the ambiance is great for a night on the town. Absolutely the best dessert on the menu are the churros--delicious, soft, rich and full of flavor. I would also recommend the tres leches cake, which was out of this world. That said, I last came to this restaurant a few years ago and have noticed some unfortunate changes this time around. When I came a few years ago, the tableside guacamole and chips was served with two unique sauces--one a spicy-smoky red sauce and one a limey green sauce. This time, they were not served unless you requested them. This loss is particularly unfortunate because the sauces were memorable-- one of the restaurant's signature items. Churros also used to be served family-style with three sauces, and now are only served individually with two (the vanilla sauce is gone). Why get rid of family style? It's much more fun and is how Latinos eat. But the real tragedy is that the beloved menu option of the chamorro--basically a huge hunk of well-seasoned pork--is gone from the menu. That's too bad, because every family has that one big eater who needs a large portion size and doesn't cotton to the smaller but finer portions associated with top-flight restaurants. And I didn't see a tortillera making fresh tortillas--I somehow remember them being better, fresh and hot. While we figure these changes are associated with the restaurant's desire to keep prices affordable, what I'd recommend instead is to reduce the number of dishes. It looks like this has already been done, and it really did not feel like a loss. The minimalist dessert menu is proof that reducing the number of dishes can be done while offering something for everyone.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food2
ambience3
service2

Overall food quality bad

Dined on April 19, 2016

Overall food quality bad

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Upscale Mexican restaurant at LA Live

Dined on April 17, 2016

We were very impressed with the atmosphere, outstanding service and the wonderful food at Rosa Mexicano. This is a high end Mexican restaurant. The enchiladas were savory and the table side guacamole was delicious. The location is perfect for dinner before an event at Microsoft Theater or Staples Center. We had a reservation so we were seated right away.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food1
ambience4
service4
value1

Food not tasty

Dined on April 9, 2016

I usually don't write reviews but I thought I have to this time as the food was the most untasteful I have ever had. We had a party of 8 and not a single person liked their food. We had tortilla soup that tasted like water. No flavor whatsoever. Same goes with steak tacos, ceviche and enchiladas . The salsa tasted like it was from a can. We dined at the reastauranr number of times before and were very satisfied until now. Never going back.

food4
ambience5
service5

Seated right away and didn't have to wai ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

Seated right away and didn't have to wait long for cocktails and food.

food4
ambience4
service4

Got us out fast for concert at staple ce ...

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

Got us out fast for concert at staple center and without sacrificing quality ! Thanks!

food3
ambience4
service3

Lots of loud big groups celebrating some ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

Lots of loud big groups celebrating something. I could not hear my dinner companion half the time.

food4
ambience5
service5

The tableside guacamole was THE best! M ...

Dined on March 22, 2016

The tableside guacamole was THE best! My margarita was yummy! It was a really busy night (Justin Beiber concert) but the service was great. Would like to see a more diverse menu but overall enjoyed the experience. Will be going back!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Fun restaurant with great food

Dined on March 21, 2016

The frozen margaritas, carnitas and guacamole were the best! Fun atmosphere, great service.

Tags: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great food

vip
Dined on March 19, 2016

Excellent service. Excellent food. The Mahi Mahi tacos were great. The guacamole was excellent. Drinks were fantastic

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Pomegranate Margaritas and Guacamole are a must

Dined on March 13, 2016

Rosa Mexicano offers the best rozen pomegranate margarita. Whether you rim it with sugar, salt or nothing at all, you will enjoy the flavor of this cocktail as well as its generous liquor content. I do not eat avocados, but my friends and family go to RM just for the guacamole made right at the table.

Tags: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

Great Food

vip
Dined on March 13, 2016

This was actually a great find. I was looking to book at the Palm and they were fully booked. This place was a last minute choice.

Tags: hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Get a reservation.

vip
Dined on March 13, 2016

Nice but expensive. Great location for the LA Live Scene.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great again

Dined on March 10, 2016

We usually go here before King and Laker games. The food and service is always great.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Service

vip
Dined on March 3, 2016

The food is consistent with other locations of Rosa Mexicano, however, our service was OUTSTANDING!!!!

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

As always great food!

vip
Dined on March 2, 2016

As always great food!

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Cisco

Dined on February 28, 2016

It was our first time. The service was great. I walked in with my wife, we had a reservation, and we were seated right away. Our server Richie was outstanding. He asked if it was our first time, made recommendations and was very attentive. The restaurant was extremely busy as it was a Saturday night. But the service was quick and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food2
ambience4
service1

The guacamole made at our table and the ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

The guacamole made at our table and the guy who made it was great! But that's about it. The food was fine, the drinks were good but over priced, and the waiter we got was not pleasant.

food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Great dinner

Dined on February 24, 2016

We had a great dinner before the Kings vs. Flames. The service and food was great. A little pricey but we enjoyed the meal.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

You've Got to get the Guacamole made Table-side!!

Dined on February 21, 2016

We were staying at a hotel near Rosa Mexicano and, based on a past experience at Rosa Mexicano in NYC, I suggested we eat here...I was craving the Guacamole. It didn't disappoint. We had drinks and dinner, very good Mexican fare, but the Guac was the star of the show. It's a little on the expensive side for guacamole but, in my opinion, it's worth it due to the freshness of the ingredients. My only wish is that it was bottomless at the price they charge!

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Handy to the convention center; good for groups

Dined on February 19, 2016

I went twice in one week; the first time as a guest with a large group (about 70 people), the second as the organizer for a smaller group (14 people). The restaurant has a nice big pot of very good guacamole to set down every few feet along the table for sharing, with chips and salsa. The menu was good, not outstanding. Service was very good. The main restaurant was very noisy, so it was difficult to hear speeches in the separate room in which the large group gathered. The location is great; just steps from the JW Marriott, and a couple of blocks from the convention center.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Was a great place to go before a clipper ...

Dined on February 19, 2016

Was a great place to go before a clippers game. Good food. And we even saw some of The Harlem Globetrotters there!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food3
ambience3
service4
value1

First time visitors

Dined on February 15, 2016

Nice scenery, good drinks, food is ok, but a bit pricey for average Mexican Food. Service is good. But not very welcoming at the door. That the only big fall back. I would try this again on a regular night.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5

Great quality food and drinks with very ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

Great quality food and drinks with very good attentive service.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Thee boooomb

Dined on February 15, 2016

Excellent food, good strong drinks a plus, waiters always attentive to make your dining experience more pleasant thank you Rosa Mexicano.........

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Good drinks!

Dined on February 14, 2016

I went to Rosa Mexicano for the first time last Saturday for Valentine's Day and it was a very nice experience... Quiet and romantic... The guacamole and the drinks are the best! Good service

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

Overall Awesome..

Dined on February 14, 2016

At First I had a bad feeling, due to the bartender, but still remained and got seated. Our waitress and buss boy was awesome, they may our visit very pleasurable. And the food was amazing.

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience3
service3

A poor imitation of the Rosa Mexicano re ...

vip
Dined on February 11, 2016

A poor imitation of the Rosa Mexicano restaurants in New York. Food and service not up to Rosa's standards. Manager was very helpful, but work needs to be done.

food3
ambience5
service5
value3

Good Alternative for L.A. Live

vip
Dined on January 28, 2016

This is good alternative to some of the ridiculously priced places in the area. Solid and good Mexican food, plenty of room in the place and excellent service... No complaints

Tags: hot spot
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

Solid Food and Great Location

vip
Dined on January 27, 2016

Solid Mexican food with a great location in DTLA within LA Live.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Victor Frankie and Kerin were amazing!

Dined on January 25, 2016

I had a great time celebrating my birthday there. I already loved the place but the host and 2 waiters made my experience that much more. They were patient, engaging and very friendly!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food2
ambience4
service3
value3

I've had the pleasure of dining many tim ...

vip
Dined on January 25, 2016

I've had the pleasure of dining many times at all of the Rosa Mexicano restaurants in NY as well as this one in LA. For the first time we were so disappointed in the experience. Food was flavorless, cold and the service was slow during a rather quiet time in the day (4:30pm). Literally felt I was at a chain restaurant. What has happened? I so look forward to coming here whenever I am in LA. Not sure I would rush back. I'm sad.

food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent service from every single pers ...

vip
Dined on January 24, 2016

Excellent service from every single person we encountered, bartender, waitress and busboys. Food and drinks on point! Thanks for a wonderful experience.

food5
ambience5
service3
value5

Amazing Drinks

Dined on January 24, 2016

Amazing Drinks, and over all a great place to meet and catch up

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience2
service1
value2

Slow Service

Dined on January 21, 2016

We went to the restaurant during lunch time. There were not many tables, but the service was very slow. The restaurant participates in the LA restaurant week. They didn't offer the special menu for the restaurant week. When we asked about the special menu, the wateriest gave to us with an attitude.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great spot before any event at LA Live/Staples!

vip
Dined on January 17, 2016

Made a reservation for 6 people before a concert that was held at the Microsoft Theater. We were seated around the time of our reservation and when there's something going on at LA Live or Staples Center, it is really mandatory to make a reservation! The food was very good and their table side made guacamole was delicious! I'll definitely go there again the next time I have to make dinner plans in that area!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value2

Great food, high priced quacamole

Dined on January 17, 2016

We went before a concert. We had reservations and got right in and to a very nice table for 4. We ordered a double quac and although good was hardly worth $26. That was a big topic of conversation for the night! The enchilada's suizas was very good.

Tags: fit for foodies, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Good pre game alternative.

Dined on January 16, 2016

Restaurant is close to Staples. Food and drinks are better and more affordable than what you will find inside. The bar was loud, but our server was great as was the food. We had a reservation, but you did not need one which is nice considering how hammered locations down there are on game day. We enjoyed Sangria, margaritas, guacamole and some tacos. All very good! Much better than we could have gotten in Staples. Worth a trip into downtown early.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great place before going to theStaples Center

Dined on January 10, 2016

Food and service are great. Drinks a little pricey. We were worried that we would not be able to get our dinners before game time at the Staples Center because the place was very crowded. To our delight, the food arrived quickly and was VERY good. We will definitely make this a go-to spot for pre-game dinners.

Tags: hot spot

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