Rosa Mexicano

Guacamole at Rosa Mexicano
Cooking upscale Mexican food in a highly designed, vibrant space, Rosa is plying the public with pomegranate margaritas and huge pork shanks.


Type: Mexican

Price: $$$

Features: Entertainment, Kid-friendly, Late Night Dining, No Personal Checks, Notable, Outdoor Dining, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible

Meals: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch

Neighborhood(s): Downtown Minneapolis, Minneapolis

From Rosa Mexicano

Rosa Mexicano offers authentic Mexican cuisine in a fun, festive environment.  A great fit for all occasions, from dinner with your family to lunch with your co-workers.  Known for our table-side guacamole and Frozen Pomegranate Margarita, our food goes beyond that with fresh salads, handmade tacos, sandwiches (at lunch) and chicken, beef and seafood entrees.  Family friendly.  

From Rosa Mexicano

Make a reservation online.

Lunch — $20

Appetizer (Choose one):

  • Guacamole en Molcajete (serves 2)
    Since 1984, we have been preparing freshly made guacamole with avocado, jalapeño, tomato, onion and cilantro. Served with tortilla chips and salsa norteña.
  • Nachos de Tres Quesos (Serves Two)
    Hand-cut, crispy tortillas topped with black beans, queso fresco, white cheddar,
    Chihuahua cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, chipotle and serrano chiles.
    Add Braised Chicken or Beef Short Rib  3
  • Empanadas de Pollo con Chorizo
    Corn masa empanadas stuffed with chicken tinga, Mexican chorizo and queso menonita, served with mestiza crema.
  • Flautas de Pollo
    Crispy corn tortillas filled with chicken tinga, topped with salsa pasilla de Oaxaca, salsa verde, queso fresco and crema. 
  • Sopa de Tortilla
    Roasted tomato-pasilla chile broth with grilled chicken, sliced avocado, shredded
    Chihuahua cheese, crema fresca and crispy tortilla strips.

Entrée (Choose one):

  • Any Skillet Taco or Enchilada or Quesadilla 
  • Tacos de Pollo
    Ancho-marinated grilled chicken breast with slow-cooked peppers
    and Chihuahua cheese. 
  • Ensalada Picada/Salmon
    Natural grilled salmon chopped with Tuscan kale, roasted corn, chayote, tortilla strips and roasted poblano peppers tossed in a poblano pepper vinaigrette.

  • Ensalada Caesar de Pollo
    A classic Caesar with crisp whole romaine lettuce, grilled ancho-marinated chicken breast, roasted red peppers and chile-croutons, tossed in jalapeño-parmesan dressing. 

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Flan de Rosa / Espresso Flan
    Vanilla flan infused with espresso served on a warm, thin ancho chile brownie, topped with Mexican cinnamon whipped cream.
  • Churros con Salsa de Chocolate
    Traditional Mexican doughnuts served with chocolate dipping sauce.


  • Aqua Fresca del Día
  • A traditional Mexican beverage inspired to compliment the rich melding of chiles, fruits, herbs and spices found in Mexican food.

  • Té Helado
  • Freshly brewed passion fruit iced tea served with vanilla simple syrup.

  • Limonada
  • Freshly squeezed lemonade.

Dinner — $30

In celebration of 30 years, our restaurant week menu features current
favorites plus Desde 1984 specials from Rosa Mexicano’s original menus.

Enjoy your choice of one Appetizer, one Entrée and one Dessert or Beverage

Appetizer (Choose one):

  • Your choice of any Para la Mesa*, Antojitos from our regular menu
    or Desde 1984 special
  • Tamale con Huitlacoche en Cazuela - Desde 1984
    Cornmeal topped with huitlacoche and salsa ranchera, served in a traditional
  • Taquitos de Tinga Poblana - Desde 1984
    Small, soft corn tortillas filled with sautéed shredded pork, smoked chile chipotle, onions and tomato, topped with pico de gallo.
  • Empanadas de Jaiba - Desde 1984
    Crispy corn empanadas filled with jumbo lump crab meat, served with avocado-tomatillo salsa.

    *Guacamole en Molcajete and Nachos de Tres Quesos (Serves Two)

Entrée (Choose one):

  • Your choice of any entrée from our regular menu or Desde 1984 special

  • Crepas con Camarones - Desde 1984
  • Crepas filled with shrimp, covered with a chile pasilla sauce and sprinkled with cheese. 
  • Enchiladas de Mole Poblano - Desde 1984
  • Two tortillas filled with shredded chicken and topped with mole sauce, sliced onions and crumbled cheese. 
  • Filete con Hongos - Desde 1984
  • Pan-seared filet mignon covered with a wild mushroom-tequila cream sauce.

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Your choice of any Postre from our regular menu


  • Frozen Pomegranate Margarita
  • Our signature cocktail since 1984 Silver tequila, pomegranate and lime juices, frozen to perfection.   

  • Frozen Tropical Margarita
  • Your choice of lime, strawberry or mango with blanco tequila, triple sec and organic agave.  

  • La Tradicional Margarita
  • Blanco tequila, fresh lime, organic agave.  

  • Beer
  • Corona Extra or Negra Modelo  

  • Wine
  • Casa Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon or Columbia Crest Chardonna

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