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Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square

390 Hackensack Ave, The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6310
+1 201-489-9100
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“guac” (10 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
390 Hackensack Ave, The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6310
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's pretty basic mainstream Mexican food. Large tables with plenty of room makes it good for conversation/business. The staff hard peddle the tableside guacamole and margaritas. Churros were undercooked in the middle but hot and sweet. Parking near the restaurant is practically impossible, day or...More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The only two things that keep me coming back to this place is the "Table-side Guacamole " and the "Mexican Chocolate Ice-cream". The rest of the menu is underwhelming to say the least, nothing great, and honestly, not a whole lot of options. I ordered...More

Thank maazb
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We went with our family and 3 grandchildren ages 6 thru 9. We had no reservation and they accommodated the 7 of us immediately. Then, the woman who brought our guacamole asked the kids if they’d like to help her make it. I swear, they...More

Thank gourageous
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Two of us ordered grilled shrimp over rice and one of us ordered a different seafood dish. The shrimp was good but the rice was cold and bland. Nobody was terribly excited about their entree but not of it was horrible - kind of just...More

Thank Kim N
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Considering this is a commercial chain, i did not have high expectations. But the food was pretty good, Skirt steak stake was delicious, the only negative its pretty expensive and I don't think the food justifies the cost. But overall its good.

Thank alanroytbak
Reviewed 13 September 2017

It was last minute decision to go for Mexican food, a niece was visiting from Texas with her 3 children 10-18 years. Very good atmosphere, Big , yet cozy for bigger family. We were 10 , and plenty of room. Staff was nice and so...More

Thank Yogesh S
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were for lunch for a family event. The location is close to the mall, parking available, the interior is not very interesting but well maintained and plenty of space. The menu includes a few interesting Mexican dishes. I found both entrees that we had...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We live nearby the mall and like to experiment restaurants there. The first time we saw this restaurant we were interested to see how it tasted. It is a nice place with a good atmosphere. The food is good but the highlight of the night...More

Thank bobby_the_beast13
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I've tried this location and one in Manhattan, and unfortunately I was way underwhelmed both times. There are very few vegetarian items. There are very few menu items at all that appeal to me. Everything that I have tried has disappointed. I understand they are...More

Thank Jesse P
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We've always know we are getting a quality meal when we eat here. Last night our server, Ivanna, was fantastic. She made great suggestions, was prompt with drink refills and answered all of our questions thoroughly. The food was fast and delicious.

Thank randyc776
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 Hackensack Ave, The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6310
    (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
  • E-mail
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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