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Las Vegas, raise a margarita (or two) because Cinco de Mayo just got a whole lot more exciting! Forget the usual neon-lit buffets and generic taquerias—this year, celebrate with a fiesta fit for a king (or queen) at the newly opened Rosa Mexicano located in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

Debuting in November 2023, this isn’t your average Mexican restaurant. Think 15,000 square feet of vibrant energy, where custom murals transport you straight to the heart of a south-of-the-border celebration. Settle into a comfy booth and prepare to embark on a culinary adventure that’s as dazzling as the Las Vegas Strip itself.

Under the expert guidance of General Manager William Miller and Executive Chef Fernando Guerrero, Rosa Mexicano embodies an “elevated fiesta,” blending Mexico’s rich culinary heritage with upscale flair.

Buckle up, because we’re about to dive into a mouthwatering exploration of gourmet menu items guaranteed to make your Cinco de Mayo unforgettable. From their legendary table-side guacamole to show-stopping main courses and melt-in-your-mouth desserts, get ready to embark on a culinary fiesta for the senses!

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Sip & Sizzle Spectacular

Rosa Mexicano is renowned for its upscale take on Mexican cuisine, and their Las Vegas location is no exception. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a menu that’s a league above.

Signature Frozen Pomegranate Margarita

First up on your taste adventure: the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita. This isn’t just any margarita—it’s the crowned king of NYC’s cocktail scene, voted number one for good reason! Imagine a frosty concoction that combines the zing of blanco tequila, the sweetness of triple sec, and the tang of fresh lime, all crowned with a salt rim that adds the perfect touch of pizzazz. It’s been a beloved signature since 1984, and one sip will tell you why.

Smoky Cosmorita

But wait, there’s more! Prepare to be dazzled by the Smoky Cosmorita. This isn’t your average cocktail—it’s a bold fusion of flavors that’ll make your taste buds dance. Tromba Tequila mingles with triple sec, cranberry juice, and a splash of fresh lime, all served in a sugar-rimmed glass that adds a touch of sweetness to every sip. It’s the kind of drink that demands attention and leaves you craving more.

Classic Guacamole (made to order)

And what’s a drink without a little something to nibble on? Enter the Classic Guacamole, served table-side for maximum freshness and flavor. Made with love and care, this gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly delight is a testament to the art of simplicity. Fresh, perfectly ripe avocados are smashed to creamy perfection right before your eyes, allowing you to customize your guacamole with all your favorite add-ins, from zesty pico de gallo to fiery jalapenos.

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Accompanied by warm “PINK” corn tortilla chips and roasted tomato salsa that’ll make your taste buds sing. This interactive dining experience isn’t just delicious—it’s as fun to watch as it is to devour.

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Tasty Tapas Tease

As our culinary exploration continued at Rosa Mexicano, our attention turned to the second round of libations. In the spotlight were the Blood Orange Sunrise and the Cocojito, each promising a burst of flavor to complement the gourmet delights ahead.

Blood Orange Sunrise

First up was the Blood Orange Sunrise, a vibrant concoction that captured the essence of a Mexican sunrise in a glass. Made with Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila, blood orange, Magdala orange liqueur, orange juice, and fresh lime, every sip was a burst of citrusy goodness. The salt rim added a touch of sophistication, balancing the sweetness of the orange with a hint of savory delight.

Cocojito

Next, we were introduced to the Cocojito, a tropical sensation that transported us to the shores of a faraway island. Flor de Caña Rum mingled with fresh mint, coconut, coconut milk, canela-infused agave nectar, and lime, creating a symphony of flavors that danced on the palate. It was a refreshing and indulgent treat, perfect for sipping under the warm Mexican sun.

Queso Fundido + Crumbled Chorizo

Now, let’s talk about the gourmet appetizers that stole the show. Picture this: Queso Fundido + Crumbled Chorizo, a decadent blend of baked Mexican cheese, roasted poblanos, and salsa verde, served alongside warm corn tortillas. It’s a cheesy fiesta with a kick, perfect for indulging your cravings.

Lobster Taquitos

And then, there were the Lobster Taquitos, a gluten-free delight that’s sure to leave a lasting impression. Crispy tacos filled with succulent lobster salad, topped with mango and habanero pico de gallo, and garnished with shaved cabbage. Each bite is a symphony of flavors, with the sweetness of mango and the heat of habanero coming together in perfect harmony.

Ora King Salmon Belly Ceviche

And last, but certainly not least, the Ora King Salmon Belly Ceviche, a gluten-free masterpiece that delighted both the eyes and the taste buds. Featuring avocado, pineapple, red onion, cilantro, breakfast radish, honeycrisp apples, and Serrano chiles, each bite was a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. From the buttery richness of the salmon belly to the crisp freshness of the fruits and vegetables, it was a dish that left us craving more.

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As we continued to indulge in the exquisite offerings of Rosa Mexicano, it became clear that every sip and every bite was a testament to the restaurant’s commitment to culinary excellence.

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Enticing Entrée Selections

For those craving succulent meats, sizzling fajitas steal the show, marinated to perfection and served with all the fixings for a customizable fiesta on a plate. And if you’re a steak enthusiast, prepare to be dazzled by Rosa Mexicano’s brand new Mexican steakhouse menu, showcasing the best cuts cooked to perfection.

Seafood lovers rejoice with an abundance of options. Fresh, flaky fish tacos drizzled with tangy crema and vibrant salsas evoke dreams of the ocean.

Vegetarians and vegans are in for a treat with hearty options like vegetarian enchiladas, stuffed with melty cheese and fresh vegetables, or vibrant veggie fajita platters overflowing with colorful peppers and onions.

As our gastronomic journey unfolds, we eagerly delve into the realm of entrees, where bold flavors and culinary creativity await.

Birria Quesatacos

First on the menu is the Birria Quesatacos—a tantalizing dish featuring Certified Angus Beef® brisket nestled within warm corn tortillas alongside queso Oaxaca, fresh cilantro, and crisp red onion. Each bite is elevated by a rich consommé dip, creating a gluten-free masterpiece that celebrates the rich culinary heritage of Mexico.

Chicken Suizas

Next, the Chicken Suizas steal the spotlight—a gluten-free delight where tender chicken is bathed in a vibrant tomatillo salsa verde and crowned with a decadent blend of Chihuahua cheese, queso fresco, and crema. Fresh cilantro and crisp red onion add the perfect finishing touch to this symphony of flavors.

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©Millennial Magazine/ Executive Chef Fernando Guerrero

Signature Chile Relleno

But the adventure doesn’t end there. We’re treated to the exclusive Chile Relleno—an homage to Chef Fernando’s mother’s special recipe. A poblano pepper, stuffed with gooey Mexican cheese, is bathed in a velvety crema and topped with queso fresco and creamy avocado. A fiery roasted tomato chipotle sauce adds a kick to every bite.

Ora King Salmon

Then, the Ora King Salmon takes center stage—a gluten-free masterpiece featuring tamarind-glazed salmon atop a bed of coconut rice and a vibrant mango and avocado pico de gallo. Each bite is a journey of contrasts, with the sweetness of the mango perfectly complementing the richness of the salmon.

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Sweet Corn Esquites

Finally, we indulge in the Sweet Corn Esquites—a celebration of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Sweet corn kernels bathed in a creamy sauce and topped with crumbled queso fresco offer a comforting and indulgent experience—a perfect complement to the bold flavors of our entrees.

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Rosa Mexicano’s Sweet Fiesta Finale

With our appetites thoroughly satisfied by the array of delectable entrees, it was time to indulge in the sweet finale—the dessert.

Fresh Churros

Presented before us were the Homemade Churros, a vegetarian delight that promised to tantalize the senses. These golden pastries were coated in a generous dusting of cinnamon sugar, with dark chocolate and raspberry guajillo dipping sauces beckoning temptingly from the side.

But what set these churros apart was the presentation—the waiter arrived with a bag of cinnamon sugar, shaking it vigorously before serving, ensuring each bite was infused with irresistible sweetness. And the sauces? They were nothing short of extraordinary, elevating the humble churro to new heights of decadence.

Tres Leches

And then there was the Tres Leches—a dessert made for sharing, but so delicious you’ll want to keep it all to yourself. A sponge cake soaked in the classic three milks, topped with fresh strawberries, strawberry jam, and billowy whipped cream.

Each bite was a symphony of flavors and textures, with the sweetness of the strawberries perfectly complementing the rich, moist cake. It was a dessert fit for royalty, a perfect ending to our culinary journey.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo On The Las Vegas Strip

Rosa Mexicano Las Vegas is more than just a restaurant; it’s an immersive journey into the heart and soul of Mexican cuisine and culture. From the moment you step through the doors, you’re transported to a world where every dish tells a story and every sip is a celebration.

As we reflect on our culinary adventure, we’re filled with a sense of joy and gratitude for the experience. From the bold flavors of the entrees to the indulgent sweetness of the desserts to the harmony of the staff, every moment was a celebration of life, love, and the vibrant spirit of Mexico.

So, whether you’re looking to gather with friends and family, celebrate a special occasion, or simply escape the ordinary, Rosa Mexicano Las Vegas beckons with open arms.

¡Vámonos! Let’s head to the Las Vegas Strip and get this fiesta started!