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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 - 11:00 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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 18
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bob's review

Great place for foodies. An eclectic menu that proves to satisfy. Table made guacamole that is something you can't turn down.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Bob G
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Emerson, New Jersey, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Emerson, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great place for foodies. An eclectic menu that proves to satisfy. Table made guacamole that is something you can't turn down.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Patronized for a small business lunch. • Service was very good. • Atmosphere was very good. • Food was good but portions were too small. • Prices were higher than expected, especially for what we got with the small portions. If you're going to bust my wallet, give me something for it!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food good, ambiance suburban, service friendly. Definitely the younger sibling of the Upper Westside big brother.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Rosa Mexicano is an average typical mall style restaurant. The food is average the menu is diverse but the drinks are the only thing that makes it tolerable. Rosa Mexicano is a place where we visited with friends we ordered a mix of different dishes and we were all not too pleased with our meals that shells or drive the... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Yesterday we visited Rosa Mexicano for our Anniversary dinner. Very mediocre food and horrible service. After having appetisers we waited for nearly 45 minutes and then we ourselves called the wait staff to order our entree. The food did not even taste good for all this hype. They perfectly ruined our special evening with their rude behaviour. Will never go... More 

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Morris County
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The food is fresh and good. Service attentive and friendly. This was the first time at a "Rosa Mexicano" and will go back again

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North Haledon, New Jersey
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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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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
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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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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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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: Large groups, Bar scene

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?