Rosario’s much-anticipated new location opens today, Friday Feb. 10, on the site of the former El Mirado café.
Owner Lisa Wong purchased the property in 2018, but it wasn’t until 2020 that the HDRC approved her request to build over the site.
The Southtown staple’s new home features a much larger footprint. Check out the deets:
- First floor: 15,000 sqft of dining space, a bar and lounge area, and private party room
- Upper level: Rooftop bar with views of downtown + a dedicated bar and a small-bites menu
- The rooftop bar is restricted to ages 23 and older; the upper level is still in development and expected to open in the spring.
Our team was able to get an early preview of the Tex-Mex eatery. Here’s what we ordered:
- Palomitas de colifor (new) | Roasted cauliflower florets dusted with chili lime and topped with cotija cheese and creme fresca. | Price: $12.95
- Shishito peppers | Mildly spicy, pan-seared peppers. Sprinkled with sea salt and served with a creamy salsa roja. | Price: $9.95
- Mole casero | Boneless chicken thighs simmered in a rich Mexican suace made with dried chilies, nuts, and hints of chocolate; topped with queso Monterey and served with Mexican rice and refired beans. | Price: $15.95
- Carne asada (new) | 8-oz. grilled skirt steak + one cheese enchilada served with Mexican rice and refried beans. | Price: $19.99
- Bidi Bidi | Hibiscus-infused Deep Eddy Vodka, St. Elder Liqueur, grapefruit, and fresh lime | Price: $12
- Mexican Martini | Hornitos Reposado, Cointreau, fresh lime, and olive juice | Price: $13
You can stop by anytime from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and order from its made-from-scratch menu featuring locally sourced ingredients at 722 S. Saint Mary’s St.