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Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square

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390 Hackensack Avenue, The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, NJ 07601 (Route 4)
Bus 756 Fort Lee (exact fare, $5.55) to Hackensack Ave and Commerce Square, walk to The Shops at Riverside Square straight on Hackensack Ave.
+1 201-489-9100
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Our first Rosa Mexicano to open in New Jersey is located at The Shops at...
Our first Rosa Mexicano to open in New Jersey is located at The Shops at Riverside in Bergen County. The 160-seat restaurant features a spacious bar and lounge area, as well as outdoor and private dining options. Under the creative direction of architect and designer Timothy Higgins, the decor features vibrant colors such as vivid pink, deep maroon, rich butterscotch and warm yellow. Traditional craftwork and adornments include Oaxacan wood carvings of mythical animals, custom wax-dipped artwork, Mayan Indian textiles, and folk art masks. Tortillas are fresh-made on-site at a station featuring colorful tiles and a hammered copper hood. Through the unique designs and cuisine, all will encounter an authentic Mexican experience at Rosa Mexicano.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Large groups

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Can't go wrong at Rosa Mexicano

Although this is a chain, Rosa Mexicano is authentic Mexican food. Their fresh guacamole that's made fresh at your table is delicious, especially when accompanied with one of their margaritas. Although all their food is phenomenal I enjoy their chicken fajitas, especially the corn tortillas that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Lam618
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North Haledon, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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North Haledon, New Jersey
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Although this is a chain, Rosa Mexicano is authentic Mexican food. Their fresh guacamole that's made fresh at your table is delicious, especially when accompanied with one of their margaritas. Although all their food is phenomenal I enjoy their chicken fajitas, especially the corn tortillas that are handmade fresh to order. The espresso flan or hot Mexican doughnuts are the... More 

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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592 reviews 592 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Quite touristy and a bit pricey, but solid Mexican food. You can't beat their guacamole made tableside and customized to your spice level preference. The margaritas are also top notch and delicious, personally I love the mescalita which has great spice and amplifies the smokiness of the mezcal. The enchaladas are goey, cheesey, and delicious. The amount of food including... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service was excellent. The guacamole was exceptional. I had the shrimp and rice dish. Shrimp were perfectly cooked. The rice was a little undercooked for my taste but the sauce more than made up for it.

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Montvale, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I don't understand the appeal of this place. It's overpriced mediocre food. The tableside guocamole is good but certainly not the best I've ever had. After going twice, I'm pretty sure I'll never go again.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went for a good Mexican food with outside seating but were much disappointed with almost everything. The service was okay to below average, to get dust pepper It took 10 minutes, meantime noticed that few tables already had salt and pepper on the tables but not all. Their special appetizer Guacamole en Molcajete is a table side preparation, but for... More 

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I live in North Carolina and wanted to buy my son & his fiancé, a great surprise dinner, at your NJ location. I had to do this quickly as my son was on his way to celebrate their 7th anniversary together. I called and spoke to the Manager Jasmine Mason, who instructed me how buy an e certificate. She was... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been here before and thought it would be a change. The food was just average. Service was very good. Atmosphere was nice. Maybe ordering something else would have worked. Guacamole table side looks good.

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New York, New York, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

When Rosa Mexicano first opened on the east side, I was so pleased and frequently dined with friends. However the west side location is not as refine and very noisy. Service is slow inside, so I often just order guacomole and cocktails and seat outside. Back then, it was a novel thing to watch your guacomole made in front of... More 

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franklin lakes nj
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Like the last reviewer, I have been going to this restaurant for ten years. The guacamole is still good, but the sides we used to get with it are now gone. It is understaffed and noisy. It may be under new management. There are dirty glasses in front of new patrons when they come to the bar. AND the bartender... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I have been going there for a long time mostly for the guacamole and margaritas , but on our Last visit the food was almost uneatable . Absolutely no flavor , my daughter food was as good as school cafeteria's food . The margarita was good as usual so from now on if I'm in the mood for good margaritas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 390 Hackensack Avenue, The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, NJ 07601
    (Route 4)
  • Public Transportation: Bus 756 Fort Lee (exact fare, $5.55) to Hackensack Ave and Commerce Square, walk to The Shops at Riverside Square straight on Hackensack Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: +1 201-489-9100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

Description

Our first Rosa Mexicano to open in New Jersey is located at The Shops at Riverside in Bergen County. The 160-seat restaurant features a spacious bar and lounge area, as well as outdoor and private dining options. Under the creative direction of architect and designer Timothy Higgins, the decor features vibrant colors such as vivid pink, deep maroon, rich butterscotch and warm yellow. Traditional craftwork and adornments include Oaxacan wood carvings of mythical animals, custom wax-dipped artwork, Mayan Indian textiles, and folk art masks. Tortillas are fresh-made on-site at a station featuring colorful tiles and a hammered copper hood. Through the unique designs and cuisine, all will encounter an authentic Mexican experience at Rosa Mexicano.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?