Rosa Mexicano: Bueno!
Go for the chips and salsa. Stay for the margaritas.
From its roots in the Clovis culture, to European settlers, and continual culinary innovations, the State of Georgia has a rich restaurant scene. Rosa Mexicano has a vibrancy created by its 18' tall waterfall, large windows, and location within the Atlantic Station, containing shops, housing, entertainment, and more. Other locations exist around the United States as well.
“For more than 15 years, Josefina Howard was the Executive Chef and Co-Owner of the original Rosa Mexicano on First Avenue near 58th Street in New York. Josefina's knowledge of regional Mexican cuisine and her dedication to providing genuine flavors and tastes quickly made Rosa Mexicano a destination for lovers of authentic Mexican cuisine. Today, guests at Rosa Mexicano continue to be the beneficiaries of Josefina's devoted search for the freshest ingredients and passionate immersion in a country and a “cuisine full of possibilities.’”
Reserve a table in the dining room to enjoy the large windows and dining conversation. Or pull up to the bar and enjoy happy hour drinks and prices. In addition to the menu items of tres enchildas, carnitas, and alambre de pollo, Rosa Mexicano offers vegan and vegetarian menus and a large selection of drinks.
1. The Atlanta, Georgia location is located at 245 18th Street NW. This is a drivable distance from downtown Atlanta, Buckhead, and the Margaret Mitchell House. Ample parking is located underground in the Atlantic Station.
2. Peak times occur during week days and nights, especially weekend nights and during special events in the city. Make reservations to ensure a table.
3. The menu at Rosa Mexicano consists of antojitos (small bites; appetizers), quesadillas (large stuffed tortillas), tacos (smaller filled tortillas), enchiladas (filled tortillas covered in sauce), al carbon (charcoal grilled tacos), ensaladas (salads), and especiales de la casa (house specials). The following were my favorites.
Corn tortilla chips and salsa
Rosalita “Skinny” Margarita: Casa Noble organic silver tequila, organic agave, fresh lime and orange
Mestiza Oaxaca: Chipotle-braised beef with mestiza sauce, crema, cilantro, onion
and queso fresco (*On the good spicy side.)
Josefina Howard (Rosa Mexicano founder): How to Make Mexican Avocado Soup from Martha Stewart Food
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