Review: Rosa Mexicano Tribeca will soften up even Donald Trump

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Rosa Mexicano melted cheeseNovember 9, 2015- by Steven E. Greer

I had the pleasure of dining at the newly opened Rosa Mexicano at 41 Murray Street, in Tribeca. Like Chambers Street nearby, this strip is gentrifying rapidly. There are now several nice restaurants, but legacy establishments remain, such as New York Dolls.

Similar to El Vez, Rosa features an extensive list of tequilas and mescals. The signature drink is the frozen pomegranate.

Rosa mexicano tequila barRosa Mexicano pomegranata frozen drinkThe appetizers are as large as entrees and quite authentically Mexican.

Rosa Mexicano guacamoleRosa Mexicano Sopes de Tinga de Re wideSopes de Tinga de Res : Masa cake topped with beef tinga, black bean, cabbage, salsa verde, crema, queso fresco and cilantro

Rosa mexicano Tamale de CochinitaTamale de Cochinita: Quintana Roo Banana leaf filled with ground masa then stuffed with slow roasted pork in guajillo-verdolagas sauce
Rosa Mexicano Empanadas de Chorizo y PapasEmpanadas de Chorizo y Papas : Masa empanadas filled with chorizo, chile poblano, potato and queso Chihuahua.

The entrees hit the mark for being delicious as well as authentic. The enchiladas are plated to be nice to the eye and good to the palate.

Rosa Mexicano enchiladeThe braised short rib is unique and savory.

Rosa mexicano braised short ribThe salmon is great.

Rosa mexicano salmon

And, of course, they have an extensive array of tacos.

Rosa mexicano shrimp tacoCamarones Capeados: Maseca cornmeal-dusted shrimp with kale, chipotle aioliand pickled red onion.
Rosa Mexicano beef tacoBeef taco
Each tortilla is hand made, fresh per order

The desserts include the classic Tres Leches and flan.

Rosa mexicano Tres lechesRosa Mexicano flanRosa Mexicano is one-third the size of El Vez and has a more “fine dining” feel. I actually enjoyed it more than the 3-NYT-Star restaurant Cosme.

They need to invite Donald Trump before it is too late.

Rosa Mexicano manager

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