I’ve been wanting to go to Rosie’s ever since it opened in the Spring of 2015. Opened by the same team behind NYC favorites Hundred Acres, Vic’s, and Cookshop, Rosie’s was destined for success. Lucky for me, Rosie’s happens to be just blocks away from my apartment, making the popular Mexican and taco hotspot super convenient for me– a self-proclaimed taco-addict!…
I first went to Rosie’s for brunch, and couldn’t have been more pleased with my experience. Before my party I arrived, I asked my waiter what the gluten-free menu options were. His reply? “Everything.” To clarify, not EVERYTHING is gluten-free, but I’d say at least 95% of the menu is! Churros and sandwiches aren’t gluten-free, the beer battered fish taco is a no-go, and anything fried is subject to cross contamination, but outside of that, you are good to go! So what do I recommend? To start, you HAVE to order the sweet plantain with crema sauce. Ever since my trip to Mexico this past fall, I’ve been a plantain addict, and the plantain at Rosie’s is the best I’ve had in New York City. The guacamole at Rosie’s is also exceptional– perfectly smooth and creamy, and not too full of ingredients (I’m a purist when it comes to my guacamole). For the taco lovers, all tacos are gluten-free except for the fish, and there is a mushroom taco for the vegetarians! The two most popular brunch items are the Enchiladas Sencillas and the Pork Pazole, and both are gluten-free too (and very Instagrammable, if I may add)! Dessert is a favorite for Rosie-goer’s, but the popular churros are not gluten-free!
I highly recommend Rosie’s for your next girls’ night out or group brunch. And in the warmer months, Rosie’s has an outdoor dining section that is adorable and spacious. Oh, and I can’t forget to talk about the cocktails! Several varieties of margaritas, juices, and tasty tequila cocktails fill the menu, and they are all pretty awesome. Pro tip: the Spicy Mango Margarita has me craving margaritas as I write… and its only 8am!