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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.
Tamale de Cochinita: Quintana Roo Banana leaf filled with ground masa then stuffed with slow roasted pork in guajillo-verdolagas sauce
Empanadas 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.
And, of course, they have an extensive array of tacos.
Each tortilla is hand made, fresh per order
The desserts include the classic Tres Leches and flan.
Rosa 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.