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Rosa Mexicano

Mexican, Tacos


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( 5 locations

9 E 18th St, New York City New York 10003

Mon-Wed 11:30am-10pm
Thurs & Fri 11:30am-10:30pm
Sat 11am-10:30pm
Sun 11am-10pm


Gluten free menu: YES

Gluten free bread: NO

Gluten free pizza: NO

Gluten free pasta: NO

Gluten Free Options

Menu indicates which options are GF, vegetarian, and contain nuts. Dedicated fryer.

Starters and Shareables

  • Ceviches:
    • Camarones: white shrimp marinated Baja-style in citrus with jicama, avocado, roasted habanero, red onion and cilantro
    • Pulpo: grilled marinated octopus with habanero and citrus, red onion, avocado and tomato
  • Street Tacos:
    • Pollo pilbil: Achiote-marinated chicken served with chipotle aioli, diced rajas and fresh mint
    • Calabacin: tempura-fried zucchini served with avocado crema, cilantro and queso fresco
    • Pulpo: grilled octopus topped with pork belly, avocado and chipotle aioli
    • Camarones: sautéed shrimp topped with salsa molcajete, served over escabeche
  • Nachos: crispy corn tortillas layered with black beans, queso fresco, white cheddar, Menonita cheese, pico de gallo, chipotle and serrano chiles; can add chicken tinga, braised beef, or pork carnitas
  • Queso fundido: melted Chihuahua cheese over poblano rajas. Topped with cilantro and served with handmade corn tortillas; can add chorizo
  • Chips & salsa: crispy corn tortilla chips with zesty salsa norteña

Soups and Salads

  • Sopa de tortilla: roasted tomato-pasilla chile broth with grilled chicken, sliced avocado, shredded Chihuahua cheese, crema fresca and crispy corn tortillas
  • Rosa chopped salad: chicken, chorizo, avocado, tomatoes, crispy tortilla strips, pickled red onion and greens. Tossed in creamy avocado dressing
  • Ensalada picada: grilled and flaked salmon with kale, roasted corn, chayote, tortilla strips and roasted poblano peppers tossed in serrano pepper vinaigrette
  • Mexican bowl: roasted vegetables, cilantro rice, black beans, lettuce, avocado, pico de gallo and house vinaigrette

Regional Mexican Classics

  • Budin: your choice of braised chicken tinga or roasted vegetables layered with soft corn tortillas, Chihuahua cheese, roasted Mexican peppers, and grilled corn; served over mestiza
  • Pollo adobado al carbon: ancho-marinated chicken breast and with chile rajas and Chihuahua cheese; served on a cast iron skillet
  • Pescado y camarones primavera: pan-seared cod with grilled zucchini, tomatoes and caramelized chayote over Tabasco-citrus sauce; topped with sautéed shrimp
  • Marinated skewered and grilled:
    • Camarones: jumbo shrimp with onions, tomatoes and serrano chiles
    • Pollo: chicken with peppers, onions, and pasilla de Oaxaca cream sauce
    • Mexicana: filet mignon and chorizo sausage with onions, tomatoes and serrano chiles
  • Salmon poblano: grilled salmon over sautéed kale, chorizo and corn with poblano crema
  • Tampiquena de carne asada: grilled steak marinated in guajillo chile and tequila with rajas con crema, guacamole and a Chihuahua cheese enchilada topped with mestiza
  • Carnitas: slow-braised pork with cilantro, pickled red onion and grilled pineapple; served with handmade corn tortillas


  • Tacos de alambre de carne: tequila-marinated grilled skirt steak with rajas, bacon, and Chihuahua cheese; topped with chile de árbol, onion and cilantro
  • Tacos de tinga de pollo: chipotle-braised chicken, tomato and onion

Shareable Sides

  • Elotes o esquites: Mexican street corn on or off the cob
  • Col rizada: kale, spinach, corn and poblano
  • Arroz y frijoles: achiote rice and epazote-jalapeño refried black beans
Gluten-free lunch from Rosa Mexicano
Gluten-free tacos from Rosa Mexicano
Gluten-free Rosa chopped salad from Rosa Mexicano
Gluten-free carnitas from Rosa Mexicano
Gluten-free Mexican bowl from Rosa Mexicano
Gluten-free Mexican street corn and tacos from Rosa Mexicano
Jackie eating corn at Rosa Mexicano
Jackie eating tacos at Rosa Mexicano
Jackie eating gluten-free tacos from Rosa Mexicano