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Rosa Mexicano-Union Square Review


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Rosa Mexicano-Union Square Review

sassymcgee | Apr 23, 2007 09:33 AM

Decided to try it for my birthday dinner. Having read the reviews, I
was excited for the guacamole. It was the only good thing.
My boyfriend and I arrived shortly before our reservation and didn't
have to wait long. The place is huge and almost industrial like. I
could barely hear myself think, but would overlook it for good food
and service. Nope.
Our waitress barely said anything to us the entire time. She didn't
introduce herself. Right off the bat she asked us if we wanted a
single or double guacamole. Single or double? Having studied the
menu online, I was ready just to order the regular sized guacamole for
two people for $14. Thankfully we didnt order the double, which would
have been $28 and sized for four people. Either way, it was
All the drinks were very small, I'm glad I went with a beer. My
boyfriend ordered a drink that was supposed to have cinnamon sugar on
the rim. Surprise, surprise, it didn't.
He ordered the lamb shank (Mixiote de Borrego), which was cooked in a
sack that was then opened tableside. Pretty cool presentation, and he
enjoyed it.
I ordered the seared tuna dish (Ensalada con Atún). The waitress
practically yelled at me that the dish was a salad. Do they really
need to remind you of that when 'ensalada' is in the name? When it
arrived, I was reminded about reviews I read that said that the meals
seemed refrigerated and re-heated. The tuna was cold and had a weird
texture. The salad would have been decent if it were not covered in
salt. It was also the spiciest salad I have ever had in my life.
At some point, my boyfriend ordered a beer that never came. We felt
rushed through our meal and left before dessert. Definitely not going
there again, you're much better off going to a small local place or
even Dos Caminos. I expected a lot better for prices.

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