Last Updated on June 6, 2015 by Chef Mireille
For delicious, authentic Mexican Food, Rosa Mexicano is the place. (https://www.rosamexicano.info/) Here you will not find American interpretations of Mexican food loaded with globs of sour cream and guacamole to disguise the lack of seasonings and flavor in the meat or processed hard taco shells. So lets start with the guacamole.
Guacamole is prepared table side – You can’t get any fresher than that. They make it to order and per your specifications – Allergic to onions? – No problem – you can have yours without onions with the chile temperature per your instructions – mild, medium or hot? It starts with perfectly ripe Haas avocados, then onions, tomatoes, chiles, cilantro, lime juice are added for a perfectly balanced marriage of flavors. These are served with nacho chips and tortillas. Fresh handmade tortillas, made just minutes before they are served. Fresh salsa’s are also served with this. One is a hot green chile salsa and the other is a mild red chile salsa. The red chile salsa has a charcoal, smoky flavor – like a really flavorful homemade barbecue sauce.
Now you think you are in heaven with your guacamole and then your drink arrives. All of their cocktails are perfectly balanced with the right amount of alcohol – the Sangria, Pomegranate Martini and La Rumba is the best. La Rumba is a unique twist on a mojito, using cilantro, coconut licquer and pineapple.
Mole and tacos are absolutely divine. Cabrito, the goat meat taco, is beyond tender – almost like shredded beef, which can only be obtained by hours of slow cooking. The steak tacos are cooked to order – you can have the meat blood rare if you like; not the ground beef that is usually served in beef tacos in American venues. I am sure everything else on the menu is just as wonderful.
Don’t forget to have the coconut flan for dessert before you leave, or the tres leches cake. At $8 each, all the desserts are worth every penny you spend.
This is one of the only places in Manhattan serving authentic Mexican food at affordable prices.