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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Atypical Mexican

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
MorrisCountyGourmand
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Morris County
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Edison, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
196 helpful votes 196 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?