ROSA MEXICANO – Dubai Mall – A Mexican affair

Feeling in Mexico at ROSA MEXICANO
In the land of ROSA MEXICANO
Me with restaurant manager of ROSA MEXICANO
Me with restaurant manager of ROSA MEXICANO

My first post on a Mexican restaurant in Dubai. Have been passing by this restaurant almost every time I visit Dubai Mall  but never was sure if mexican cuisine was the right one for me. Finally I explore and its been an  interesting ride at ROSA MEXICANO. There are some that you can only find it here, so scroll down to know more…

ROSA MEXICANO - interiors
ROSA MEXICANO – interiors
ROSA MEXICANO - interiors
ROSA MEXICANO – interiors

I’ve noticed this restaurant several times before for their catchy interiors. The restaurant is big and spacious and infact they have a mini replica of the Dubai Mall waterfall inside the restaurant which you can see in the picture above. That’s where we sat where the little ones won’t bother to bug you as they are as much thrilled eating next to the waterfall.

The making of guacamole - Dhs 54
The making of guacamole – Dhs 54
The making of guacamole - Dhs 54
The making of guacamole – Dhs 54
Guacamole - Dhs 54 - avocado, jalapeno, tomato, onion and cilantro served with tortilla chips and tomato salsa
Guacamole – Dhs 54 – avocado, jalapeno, tomato, onion and cilantro served with tortilla chips and tomato salsa

I’ve noticed one thing while we waited for our drinks. Their staff going around tables with avacados. That’s when I found out they were making fresh Guacamole in front of them. Majority of customers make a point to order their signature Guacamole which is mainly avacado combined with others like jalapeno, tomato, onion and cilantro. This is a must try in here and you should not miss this order. Make sure you try it medium spicy else it could get a little blank in taste.

Drinks From left - frozen pomegranate margarita - Dhs 25 and Strawberry Mojito - Dhs 25
Drinks From left – frozen pomegranate margarita – Dhs 25 and Strawberry Mojito – Dhs 25
Appetizers trio - Dhs 59 - selection of 3 appetizers: chicken wings, shrimp and crispy chiicken tacos
Appetizers trio – Dhs 59 – selection of 3 appetizers: chicken wings, shrimp and crispy chicken tacos

We were able to enjoy both drinks, the frozen pomegranate margarita and Strawberry Mojito. The frozen pomegranate came thick so I was more comfortable with the Mojito while my wife enjoyed the margarita. We also tried their plate of trio which consisted of chicken wings, shrimp and crispy chicken tacos. To me the chicken wings were the best here. The crispy chicken and shrimp tacos came crispy but somehow from taste perspective it didn’t go very well to my liking specially their prawn tacos.

chicken burrito - Dhs 55 - cooked chicken, beans, pico de gallo, house rice and cheese rolled in a soft flour tortilla served with fries
chicken burrito – Dhs 55 – cooked chicken, beans, pico de gallo, house rice and cheese rolled in a soft flour tortilla served with fries
Quesadillas - 2 flour tortillas filled with chihuahua cheese, served with pico de gallo and  a small side of guacamole - Dhs 45; add Grilled chicken for Dhs 12,  add grilled steak - Dhs 15
Quesadillas – 2 flour tortillas filled with chihuahua cheese, served with pico de gallo and a small side of guacamole – Dhs 45; add Grilled chicken for Dhs 12, add grilled steak – Dhs 15
inner content of beef and chicken Quesadillas
inner content of beef and chicken Quesadillas

The Quesadillas was mainly cheese and meat. It could be mixed with two flavours of your choice which would be grilled chicken, grilled steak, marinated shrimp or roasted vegetables. We tried it with grilled chicken and steak in it. I enjoyed the grilled chicken more than the steak as I could taste some flavour in it. On the other hand the chicken burrito came loaded. It was filling and you wouldn’t find much to complain about their burrito.

Fajita Mixtas - Dhs 99 - Mix of chicken, beef and shrimp along with warm tortillas, bell peppers, onions and guacomole, cheese and cream
Fajita Mixtas – Dhs 99 – Mix of chicken, beef and shrimp along with warm tortillas, bell peppers, onions and guacomole, cheese and cream
Fajita Mixtas - Dhs 99 - Mix of chicken, beef and shrimp along with warm tortillas, bell peppers, onions and guacomol, cheese and cream
Fajita Mixtas – Dhs 99 – Mix of chicken, beef and shrimp along with warm tortillas, bell peppers, onions and guacomole, cheese and cream

The Mixta Fajitas was the grand part. They would serve everything on a plate and we could prepare our own fajitas. From the grills the giant prawns really stood out. It tasted fresh and everyone was happy with it. The thick beans curry also came out well. The house rice tasted very original and not necessary it has to go with everyone’s liking. I must agree whatever we ordered came in lightning speed, the delivery time was pretty quick and impressive. The staff was also kind enough to explain us about what is being served and gave us a better understanding on the food we ordered.

Blackberry three-milk cake - Dhs 33 - sour cream pound cake soaked in three milks, topped with blackberryhibiscus glaze and toasted meringue
Blackberry three-milk cake – Dhs 33 – sour cream pound cake soaked in three milks, topped with blackberry hibiscus glaze and toasted meringue
Blackberry three-milk cake - Dhs 33 - sour cream pound cake soaked in three milks, topped with blackberryhibiscus glaze and toasted meringue
Blackberry three-milk cake – Dhs 33 – sour cream pound cake soaked in three milks, topped with blackberry hibiscus glaze and toasted meringue
Hot mexican donuts - Churros - Dhs 29 served with 3 dipping sauce: chocolate, caramel and strawberry
Hot mexican donuts – Churros – Dhs 29 served with 3 dipping sauce: chocolate, caramel and strawberry

They make many items fresh in their kitchen including their desserts like you see above. Both their desserts were mesmerizing. The pound cake which is soaked in three different milk came really soft and you just couldn’t stop appreciating the taste of this dessert. Their mexican donuts was again very different from the traditional donuts that I see and eat very often. The donuts were also presented in style which came inside a cover accompanied by 3 different sauces. He then shakes the cover and unveils the donuts on the plate. Oh and they were sparkling as if it were diamonds(sugar) around the donuts. The donuts were very light, warm and gets better as you have it dipped in their sauce. To me the mexican caramel here was the best. It’s not the usual caramel which is sticky as a glue but caramel sauce at it’s best. You need to try this to know.

ROSA MEXICANO OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.rosamexicano.com/ and click pictures below to see them in full screen slide show.

5 thoughts on “ROSA MEXICANO – Dubai Mall – A Mexican affair”

  1. I had eaten in their micc branch…they were newly opened that time. Neither me or my family enjoyed their food. Their service was slow and we actually had to get out of our seat to get their waiters to our table. I guess they are now improved!

    1. Hey thanks for sharing your story. They surely have improved their service. Looks like they take feedbacks seriously. There is also a review on ROSA MEXICANO on WEEKEND magazine(comes with khaleej times) this time. Even they say it’s good service. So I guess it’s improved for good.

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