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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, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
zagater37

Rosa Mexicano is not the best Mexican restaurant that I have ever been to yet they do make very good guacamole tableside & they do know how to make a very good margarita. That' about the best thing I can say about this location within Riverside Square Mall.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
paul3776
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Paramus, New Jersey
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Paramus, New Jersey
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Rosa Mexicano is not the best Mexican restaurant that I have ever been to yet they do make very good guacamole tableside & they do know how to make a very good margarita. That' about the best thing I can say about this location within Riverside Square Mall.

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Thank paul3776
Fairfield, New Jersey
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Great food, typical Mexican authentic cuisine, personnel the friendliest ever from management to busboys. You are treated like i king.

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Thank valbakogiannis
Union, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This was our first time at Rosa Mexicano. My wife and I love Mexican food and this place was within the top five best Mexican places in which we have had dinner. We started with the large pitcher of Red Sangria which was delectable. It was not too sweet and they have an excellent recipe for a great drink. Next... More 

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Thank aveiss
Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

The guac in its best - 1st we were watching that no secret ingredients are entered, 2nd it was nice to watch fresh veggies entering the bowl, 3rd we had the option of changing the recipe to our own taste by adding more cilantro, lemon juice etc'. For main dish we ordered Carnitas (according to local recommendation) chewy meat and... More 

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Thank Avner M
Emerson, New Jersey, United States
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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Thank Bob G
Wayne, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Thank CoppertoneGold
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank Tweiss
Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Traveler860_203
Edison, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank saradhaV_13
Morris County
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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, Families with children

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?