It's very difficult for us to drive to NYC without stopping at one of the Rosa Mexicano restaurants. Today's trip was for a "bagel run" and the return trip would be taking us by their Riverside Square location just as dinner time was arriving. We didn't want a huge meal since we expected to enjoy a bagel or two once we got home, so a couple of apps in the bar area seemed like the perfect choice.
It turns out we were within Happy Hour so a couple bottles of Negra Modelos ($3 each) quenched our thirst while we perused the Cantina Menu and the regular Tavern Menu. The Cantina Menu is primarily small plates offered at $7 each after 4 pm. The regular menu has larger portioned apps, salads, and entrees.
Our server brought us some tortilla chips and salsa to go with our beers and we ordered another favorite of ours, their freshly made Guacamole ($14). This was the first time we had to specifically request some warm, soft tortillas to go with the Guac, but the server brought them right away. Also, we saw on the Cantina Menu that from 4 pm to 7 pm they offer "unlimited refills" of the Guac. This is a fantastic deal, but they make so many delicious dishes that we didn't want to not have room to enjoy something else.
Off the Menu de Cantina my wife ordered the Tacos de Rajas (2 pieces; $7) - roasted peppers in escabeche. My choice was from the regular menu, Tacos de Mahi Mahi (3 pieces; $11) - the fish marinated in lime, serrano chile, bacon, truffle oil, and queso fresco aioli in crispy corn tortillas. Both dishes were full of flavor and just enough to eat after the guacamole to hold us until we got home a few hours later.