Atlanta >Food & Dining > Rosa Mexicano Restaurant
245 18th St Nw, Atlantic Station, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3036333.792544 -84.396225
Neighborhoods: Home Park, Northeast, Northeast
Sucker – Came here for some chips and queso and margaritas. I've had the food at Rosa but in New York and wasn't impressed at all. Very bland enchiladas. Chips are your run of the mill chips, but the Queso is like you took a brick of cheese and put it in the microwave. It's actually chewy. And after a few bites it's like a brick of cheese is sitting in your stomach. You can't dip a chip, you have to actually kind of cut a piece of it to put on your chip. Weird.
You're totally paying to be seen there, which I don't really understand either. This place is not that nice.
A complete rip-off – This was just a horrible lunch experience. The food is way-y-y overpriced for the quality and taste. I advise anyone looking for good authentic food to please stay away from this disgraceful place of a mexican restaurant.
Very Refreshing Mexican Dining Experience – I had the pleasure of going to this restaurant for lunch. You must get the Guacamole appetizer that is freshly made right at your table and served with freshly made corn tortillas. It is worth every cent. This isn't your typical cheap Mexican place. It costs more than a typical Mexican restaurant, but it is worth every cent in my opinion. The food is well prepared and very fresh. The service is professional and excellent. The entrees were great. The small details like the corn tortillas, black beans, margueritas, etc. were extremely fresh and much better than any other Mexican place that I've been to in ATL. The margueritas were strong and they didn't use that cheap marguerita mix junk. I highly recommend Rosa Mexicano if you are seeking a refreshing change from typical Mexican dining.
DON'T Waist your money – What a disappointment. Who ever thinks this place is even OK,has never been any where else.Food ist HORRIBLE & OVERPRICED. The decore is a joke. I rather eat at Taco Bell.
A Great Surprise! – I am a big fan of cheap yet amazing mexican food and the city has many places that keep me satisfied. So I've stayed away from this higher priced spot for a long time, until now. I needed a spot close by for a movie, so I finally decided to try it. They sat us promptly (had reservation) and our server was very nice. My date and I both ordered the pomegranate margarita- he liked it, I thought it tasted a bit bland. Now I am in college, so most liquor gets an okay from me, but I had to send this back. Our waiter looked at me like I was crazy, but I still had him bring me something else. He redeemed himself when he suggested his favorites, the Tablones and the Salmon en Manchamanteles. My date had the former and I had the salmon. Both were FABULOUS. Both dishes were perfectly cooked and had a melt in your mouth texture. The portions were large, hence we skipped apps and dessert, but we were both fully satisfied, and quite impressed. We will definitely be back, simply for the great food that really is on a different level than the other mexican restaurants I frequent.
Over rated, overpriced, its just okay – Nothing special. $12 guac made with 1 avocado, menu not very large or varied. it was okay. I prob would not go back. i could take it or leave it. Much better places around atl.
Very expensive for the food they serve – Went to Rosa for the first time yesterday. The guacamole prepared at the table side was great. But the good food ended there. Also, the guacamole was a bit overpriced at 12$. For the entrees we had peppers stuffed with goat cheese, mushrooms and spinach, and two soft tortillas stuffed with spinach and mushrooms. Both dishes were served in a bed of mexican tomato sauce. What really got to me was not that the food was mediocre (which it definitely was) but that we were paying a heck of a lot of money for it. The entrees were about 15$ each.
The spinach in both the dishes was too dense and under cooked. The stuffed peppers were too hot and not adequately compensated for by the flavors of the stuffing. The tomato sauce was the only redeeming factor. I pretty much dunked every morsel in the sauce.
The pomegranate margaritas were good, but really, when one goes to restaurants such as this one, you expect good food, not great cocktails.
Many of the smaller , less fancy mexican restaurants in Atlanta serve far better food, and more importantly purse friendly food.
Its possible that their meat based dishes are better, but then again an upscale restaurant cannot throw in vegetarian dishes into their menu purely as an after thought.
I would have considered going back there, if the prices were reasonable.
Worst Restaurant Experience EVER – I frequent Atlantic Station often but never tried Rosa's. So last night a friend and I decided to try something new...BAD DECISION. The fact that I payed $18 on flavorless chicken enchilladas comprised of 3 flour tortillas about the size of a saucer and dark chicken meat...no cheese, no rice, not even lettuce (however, they tried to compensate for the lack of flavor by dousing the "enchilladas" with a disgusting green creamy cheese sauce) is ridiculous! I could have went to Moe's and gotten WAY more for $6. The decor is nice, the staff is friendly and helpful, but the FOOD IS HORRIBLE. Maybe I should have chosen something else on the menu, but I would have to PAY EXTRA FOR ANY SUBSTITUTION. Maybe my expectations were just too high...
Has a bad rap. – I think this place has a bad rap, maybe because it''s Atlantic Station, but I've been here several times, and always had a great time. Is it Tex-Mex? No. Is it a restaurant that trying to find it's niche in a difficult city. Yes. The margarita's are strong and tasty. The food is different, but really really good. I've tried something different every time I've gone and overall really enjoyed all of it. I've had the salmon dish, and the steak taco's and the CEVICHE!!! It's to die for. So, bottom line, it's not for everyone, but try it and decide for yourself instead of listening to everyone else.
Better Service at Taco Bell – Rosa Mexicano was an extreme disappointment. Please do not go to this place if you have parties over 4. They will not split bills but four ways. They leave you to count your bills on hands, toes, and calculators. The hostess informed us they can not pull tables together, so good luck if you want to seat 4 or more together. You must like everything you order, because management will not allow you to swap entries without paying for what you don't like and paying for a new dish. I would have much rather had 2 bean and cheese burritos, with a smile and friendlier service from Taco Bell.
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