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“excellent food and wonderful service”

Rosa Restaurante Mexicano
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Elma, Washington
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“excellent food and wonderful service”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Highly recommend this restaurant. The food was wonderful, drinks wonderful and service outstanding. Must try the Hibiscus Margarita and the Shrimp was delicious.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Bay Area, CA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Local color and excellent service”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

This place was a real treat. After staying at the St Regis and paying top dollar for every meal, it was nice to find a place (outside the gates) that was a bit more reasonable. The cuisine was excellent and the service was top notch.

Guadalupe, the manager, was so nice. She made excellent recommendations and we will definitely come back here on our next visit.

Highlights included:

Guacamole to die for! Made fresh at the table
Salsa that was SUPER hot (although we asked them to make it spicy). Also made fresh at the table
Soup Bicolor - this was fantastic!
Chicken Mole - excellent, really moist, tender chicken. Beans and rice were very tasty!
Shrimp Molcajete - by far the signature of this place. Jumbo shrimp spiced and cooked in a stone bowl with cactus, onion, panela cheese, chorizo, and a delicious red sauce. It was to die for. Be sure to order the giant shrimp which are fished locally!

Although we had many fancy meals while in Punta Mita, this was by far our most romantic evening. It was nice to get outside the gates of the St Regis/Four Seasons and the margaritas were more than generous when it came to tequila! The staff here is the best.

  • Visited July 2012
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Best Restaurant in Punta Mita!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

We ate at Rosa's in Punta de Mita during our honeymoon stay - TWICE. We were there during the low season, which means very few diners. Ok, let's be honest - virtually no one. The restaurants are eager for customers, and they dote on you. Rosa's was no exception, and we got the most remarkable service from Nacho, the manager, as well as his cadre of helpers. It was probably the most well-attended meal I've ever had, and I've eaten in many of the best restaurants in Los Angeles and New York.

But it's about the food, right? Rosa's does not disappoint, Most memorable for me was the hand-smashed salsa made right at our table with seared tomatoes, garlic, serrano peppers and other spices. It was warm and delicious. We had amazing (though pricey) lobster, and I tried their signature dish, the mochehete (I don't know if I'm spelling that right). It's a stone bowl that's put in the oven filled with chicken, chorizo, shrimp, steak and cheese that turns into a bubbly, gooey mass that is absolutely insane.

Oh, and two of their margaritas will do the trick, trust me.

Yes, we ate out at about 5-6 restaurants on our trip... but Rosa's is the only one that we went to twice. If we had more days, it would've been three.

  • Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unbelievably delicious and authentic!”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

We were referred to this restaurant by another couple who was staying at our hotel. She said the service was amazing and the food was incredible, all true! The salsa is the freshest - made right at your table in an authentic molcajete. Of all the salsas we have eaten, this was the freshest and most flavorful. We had the seafood - tasty, fresh, and prepared to perfection with care. We loved Rosa Mexicano so much that we are going back for our last meal of our vacation. We can't wait!

  • Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful view and food”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

My family and I had a wonderful meal at Rosa Mexicana. I would recommend it to anyone vacationing in the punta de mita area. Our server Arcadio was great!

  • Visited August 2012
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