Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Rosa Mexicano: Delicioso Desayuno
Rosa Mexicano in the Seaport district. Rosa Mexicano is a chain of upscale Mexican restaurants which originated in New York City in 1984. It was founded by Josefina Howard and the name of the restaurant actually refers to a unique color, Mexican pink. The Boston location opened nearly a year ago but this was my first time dining at the spot. I hadn't heard much about the place but their breakfast menu intrigued me. The Desayuno menu includes eight entrees, priced $8.50-$12.50, and we got to sample all of the dishes.
Agua Frescas ("fresh waters"), kind of an alternative to juice. You will find unique flavors like Hibiscus Flower or Beet-Lemon. My favorite was the Cucumber-Tomatillo, a clean, refreshing drink, lacking the sweetness of soda or some juices.
Though there are two cocktails listed on the breakfast menu, you could order other alcoholic drinks as well. They carry about fifty tequilas and a few mezcals, and their signature cocktail is the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita. Though pomegranate is not one of my favorite fruits, I liked the flavor of this margarita, which was not overly sweet. They have a wine list, but their guests overwhelming order cocktails and beers. We were told that they might sell one bottle of wine for every 3000 guests. The Horchata Especial is a cocktail of horchata, anejo tequila, coffee liquor, and topped with espresso. It has a nice coffee flavor with a milky mouthfeel. The Mezcal Bloody Maria was delicious, a spicy and smoky drink that will liven up your morning.
Overall, Rosa Mexicano now provides a good breakfast option in the Seaport area. The prices are reasonable and the options are interesting. Sip a Bloody Maria, with a Cucumber-Tomatillo Agua Fresca chaser, and enjoy a Desayuno Tamal or Chilaquiles.