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Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square

390 Hackensack Avenue, The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, NJ 07601
+1 201-489-9100
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Ranked #25 of 142 Restaurants in Hackensack
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Price range: $30 - $50
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Route 4
Transit: 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.
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.
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Montvale, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Kinnelon, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I visited Rosa Mexicano with my sister and her boyfriend. It was our first time there. The fresh table side guacamole is to die for. I had the Skirt Steak dinner and it was cooked perfectly. The skinny margarita was delicious. Great atmosphere, service and food. They also accept online reservations. This is great and not usually... More

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Visiting daughter & son in law in NJ and she had booked for an early dinner after a full days retail therapy the restaurant wasn't too busy and has upmarket feel. Started with some excellent pre dinner cocktails then some great nachos together with guacamole prepared at the table.Then we ordered the fish tacos to share with grilled corn &... More

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I must give this location a huge thumbs up for their thorough customer service. We were here 3 years ago and were not completely satisfied with the service. I wrote a note to Robert Kingsland (Regional GM) who was very prompt to respond and promised to make things right at our next visit. Our next visit did not take place... More

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