I tried this place last weekend based on all the great reviews that I read on here.
Boy was I greatly disappointed. The food was not that great. For the prices I expected something really, really good but all I got was okay food. The service was horrible. We rarely saw our server and we were ready to go for 20 minutes before she even came by to bring us our check. I could have gone to the Mexican place down the street and had better food and better service for half the price.
Cons: Horrible service, not a great atmosphere, overpriced
I have been there a few times for dinner and have always enjoyed the food. Big portions.
We have had 2 parties there - one with 40 people and one with 15... both were great. The staff worked with us before and the food was brought out on time and hot! (Something that other restaurants have not been able to do). The prices are great, as is the food.
Pros: portions, wait staff, great loft area
I planned a party; management had tables ready & easily guided guest. The varied menu meant everyone found something interesting - & all guest agreed it's worth re-visiting. They do need to work on their coffee, but I've never gotten a bad plate & we've become regulars.
Pros: varied menu; quality ingredients
i've been to rosarios a number of times and must say that the food is truly exceptional. the mole enchiladas from the beginning have been fantastic, then the addition of the fish tacos and most recently the bbq menu that they have started serving is again out of this world. it's not a surprise to me that the fish tacos seem to get sold more than any other dish as they really are remarkable, but the consistency of great tasting food is something to be greatly appreciated.
it seems as i go with friends of mine regularily they continually order the same thing as they do every time, but each one of them has a different favorite dish and it is seldom they are disappointed. The only thing that would make it better would be traditional mexican beers such as corona, dos equis or sol but i can appreciate the struggle they've had obtaining a beer permit.
Pros: excellent food, great environmen
Cons: the service is less than extraordinary
I had such hopes for this neighborhood Mexican restaurant. The overpriced fare is bland and poorly presented. The service is lacking in professionalism. The two times I had business lunches there I left embarrassed to have made the suggestion to my clients. Being the eternal optimist I decided, tonight, to give Rosario's one more try. My out-of-town clients wanted to try Mexican food so I invited them to a late dinner at Rosario's. I checked the website to make sure they would be open. The site clearly states hours of operation from 11am to 10pm Monday to Saturday. I arrived first accompanied with one other member of my party of 6 at 9:25pm. We started to sit at a table when the busboy told us they were closed. When I asked for the manager to see if we could be accommodated, my request was reluctantly met. The manager was arrogant and simply said too bad the website was wrong. He made no attempt whatsoever to accommodate my party. My client made the comment that he had never seen a manager be that flippant and rude to customers. I was mortified! Rosario's is a Very Disappointing excuse for a neighborhood restaurant.
Pros: Patio potential
Cons: On street parking only
We had high expectations for Rosario?s, however we were disappointed by the experience. First, let me note that everyone in our party know Mexican food. We have lived in various cities in Texas and California, and have travelled extensively through Mexico (not the tourist areas). And in these travels, I have worked with some talented chefs. We know and appreciate the regional Mexican cooking.
Rosarios is small, but very cool, funky, hip and it had a good vibe. And the hostess was very nice. But from this first impression, it all went downhill from there. We first decided to go to the bar for a drink. Based on the various reviews, we did not order a margarita. The 2 specialty drinks we ordered were nothing to write home about. In fact the Sangrita was a bit strange. Now the food ? it began with a basket of bad tortilla chips that came with a salsa that was heavy in tomato paste and lacked any depth and character. We had guacamole, a bit pricy and just ok. I had the best of the 4 meals, the Mole Chicken Enchiladas. They were good, but not fantastic. The worst, it came with cold rice, and cold and bland beans. This was just like a typical Tex-Mex restaurant ? where the rice and beans are an after thought. Next, we sampled the Pork Tamale with all 3 sauces on the side - a great way to sample the different flavors. It is touted as a traditional tamale, but the pork was smothered in mole sauce which was unusual. On top of that, the tamale had been microwaved - evident by the piping hot center and hard, and burnt exterior. The shrimp burrito, was large and plentiful, but filled with tiny bay shrimp. I would have expected better shrimp for $12.99.
Our server was nice, but not observant to the fact that some plates went uneaten. He lacked attentiveness and there were periods were he was no where to be seen.
This place could be a great local destination, but it comes down to doing a great job with the basics. They failed and need to work on both the food and drinks.
Pros: The Space, cool, funky, hip
Cons: The Food, Drinks and Service
My friends and I used to go to La Paz for good Mexican food, but over the last year it became apparent that they were undertaking some unfortunate "cost cutting" measures and the quality of the food and service was declining. We were big fans of the bubble tea at Fat Straw, and we noticed Rosario's next door so we decided to give it a shot.
I was really impressed by the wide variety of shrimp dishes on the menu, especially since so many of them required expert technique to properly prepare. But I also noticed the mole chicken enchiladas, and I knew that would be the real test. The mole sauce was splendid, combining a huge spectrum of tastes with perfect consistency.
I have tried several other dishes here, and they have all been fantastic. This is not strip-mall, low-quality Mexican food. The focus is on the food and atmosphere, not the booze. With that said, I ordered a margarita on the rocks, and you could have convinced me it was Kool-Aid. Way, way too sweet guys! I rarely drink, so for me it doesn't change my mind about the restaurant, but you may want to be careful if you don't like your mixed drinks to have too much sugar.
The bottom line is that the food and atmosphere are great, the location and parking are convenient, and the prices are excellent for the quality and quantity of food. When I'm craving Mexican food, Rosario's will be my choice!
Pros: Food, price, location, atmosphere
Cons: The 'ritas are too sugary
Many times you cannot identify what is on your plate while dining at a Mexican Restaurant...it is all one big pile of beans, rice, sauce, guacamole, and meat of some sort....not the case at Rosario's. It is hip, trendy, and friendly, all while maintaining great food quality along with outstanding margueritas. Defintely worh the trip to the Edgehill area. You won't be disappointed.
To get the best experience, order a dish with mole sauce ... it's delicious. That might be why the previous reviewer found the food bland - I always have something with mole, so I'm not sure how the rest of the menu compares. The environment is stylish, too - more sophisticated than typical Mexican restaurant decor.
My friends and I tried Rosario's after hearing rave reviews from a friend. I got the shrimp tacos and they were completely bland. The shrimp had no seasoning on them at all. The rice and beans were very average and ordinary. The guacamole was unseasoned avocado paste. The margaritas were VERY heavy on the sour mix, emphasis on the sour, I couldn't even taste any tequila. I don't think I'll go back, I can get the same food at any other Mexican restaurant.
Pros: Nice restaurant, very clean, good service, HUGE tequila menu
Cons: Ordinary food, crappy margaritas