Rosa Mexicano Set to Open in South Beach Next Year

Cinco de Mayo may be over, but Short Order is not too hungover from margaritas and tacos to be excited about the news that Rosa Mexicano is heading to South Beach next year. While the popular, upscale Mexican restaurant chain already has a presence at Mary Brickell Village in Miami, this new location will anchor the 1111 Lincoln complex.

Although it is a widespread technique now at most Mexican restaurants, Rosa Mexicano started the trend of making guacamole tableside in America. The eatery is also known for its pomegranate margaritas, which they have been preparing long before the tart fruit was hailed as being a super food. The 5,600-square-foot South Beach site will be their tenth location, with spots in New York City, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

While world renown designer David Rockwell has crafted most of the chain's locations, the South Beach version will be gussied up by Vincent Celano and Gonzalo Bustamante of Seed Design in New York City. (In Miami, the firm also designed LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau.) When it launches early next year, the space will boast a 1,300-square-foot patio area. Menu items will span tortilla soup, chicken flautas, crab empanadas, beef enchiladas with mole, carne asada tacos and red bean chorizo chili. Short Order knows where we will be ringing in 2011's Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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