Rosa Negra

Bar / Mexican Restaurant
Rosa Negra Rosa Negra in Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic is a vibrant Mexican restaurant with great mojitos & margaritas. Over-eat & over-drink in Barcelona with Party Earth. Barcelona Spain 41.386473 2.175491
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Rosa Negra - Bar | Mexican Restaurant in Barcelona.
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Party Earth Review Fans of the popular Rosa del Raval restaurant in El Raval enjoy a similar mecca of Mexican kitsch at Rosa Negra, which has the same focus on budget cocktails and big burritos as its sister establishment. Inside, guests... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    1, 4: Urquinaona; 4: Jaume I

  • Phone:

    93 310 17 98

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 1pm–1am, F–Sa 1pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Rosa Negra Review

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Rosa Negra in Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic is a vibrant Mexican restaurant with great mojitos & margaritas. Over-eat & over-drink in Barcelona with Party Earth.

Fans of the popular Rosa del Raval restaurant in El Raval enjoy a similar mecca of Mexican kitsch at Rosa Negra, which has the same focus on budget cocktails and big burritos as its sister establishment.

Inside, guests encounter an explosion of all things Mejicano, from the décor on down to the food, so if it's bursting with color or stuffed with beans, it can probably be found here.

Walls are covered in edgy artwork like Guadalajaran dolls that loom over guests as they eat, mounted panels of flip-flops, and glittery mirrors that almost make it as bright in here as the Spanish sun outside.

Though many budget-minded locals are regulars – especially during lunch – Rosa attracts a bevy of backpackers and young tourists as well, with packs of kids on summer vacation slinging €3.50 mojitos and margaritas as they make plans for the day.

Tables are spread across two expansive levels, so grabbing a seat usually isn’t difficult till big groups start pouring in during dinner hours. Waits are especially long on Fridays and Saturdays, since the venue does not accept reservations on those nights.

But seeing as most of the bartenders speak English and are quick to whip up a fruity cocktail to fill the wait, Rosa Negra can be just as inviting for a round of drinks as a long sit-down meal.

Followed by another round of drinks.

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Tip from Emma:

Rosa’s lunch deal is a great way to fill up while exploring Barcelona. Available from 1–4:30pm during the work week, the special gets you two dishes and a drink (cocktails excluded) for only €9.

  • Crowd

    Tourists of every ilk, young area professionals, college kids and post-grads, Mexican expats, Mexican food lovers, big groups of festive friends, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Ambient Caribbean beats and Spanish rhythms.

    Free Wi-Fi.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full menu of Mexican cuisine including nachos, quesadillas, burritos, tacos, and enchiladas. Reservations available with prix fixe €16 menu M–Th, Su, no reservations accepted F–Sa. Menu del Día includes two dishes and a drink (cocktails excluded) and is served M–F 1–4:30pm .

  • Prices

    Appetizers €5–€6, salads €6.50, entrées €6–€11, Menu del Día €9, prix fixe menu €16. Beer €2–€3.50, wine €2–€5.50/glass or €10–€15/bottle, cocktails and mojitos €3.50–€5.50, tequila €5+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes: shaggy college kids to flowery-dressed groups of girls to older couples in more conservative attire.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any sunny day to chill with a cocktail, any evening to pound a few too many mojitos and margaritas, or Friday and Saturday nights for wall-to-wall boys, burritos, girls, and guacamole.

  • Close By

    McCarthy's Irish Bar (‎Via Laietana, 44) lets Rosa’s guests travel from Mexico to Ireland, with a staff of native English speakers, a big international crowd, nightly music, and of course lots of Guinness on the taps.

Rosa Negra User Reviews

Average rating:
Great food, nice atmosphere
Sandra A. Apr 11, 2013
The first thing I've heard about Rosa Negra was that they served one of the best mojitos in town for only 3,50 euros.. And it tasted exactly like 3,50 euros aswell. It was a big disappointment, but the estetic part and the atmosphere in the restaurant made me forget about the mojito. It feels like you're in the middle of mexico with the exotic colours on the walls and you always discover new stuff. Anyway, the food is great! Last time I where there I'd ordered the quesadillas. It was the first time I felt the "umami" in a restaurant for a very good price. I really recommend you to visit Rosa Negra while you're in Barcelona, but remember, don't drink the mojito - eat the quesadillas.
The Best Mexican Food en la Planeta
Matt C. Apr 2, 2013
Okay, I'm just going to start out by saying that I am a connoisseur of Mexican food. It's my favorite. I live for it. And I can't live with out it. Rosa Negra has the most delicious guacamole I have ever tasted. For that reason alone, it can't be the best Mexican restaurant. However, the food, drinks and atmosphere are all "divino" and that's why it's the best. The prices are also manageable. There's nothing more I can say. Get there, and get the guacamole as fast as you can say it. Rosa Negra has the luxury of being conveniently located on Via Laietana, in the center of the city. To get there you can take L4, yellow line, to estació Jaume I or Urquinaona. Reservations on weekends after 9pm are a good idea, before that there should be no problem.
Fun and Popular
Samantha M. Feb 5, 2013
Rosa Negra is a classic Mexican restaurant in the heart of the city, and I full recommend it. My favorite food is Mexican, and whenever I craved it in Barcelona, this restaurant was the place to be. They have a really big menu, cheap drinks, and a cute atmosphere. They can accommodate groups, and although it's always crowded, I never had to wait more than 5 minutes for a table. It's also very close to the port, making it an awesome location. The one negative I would say is that the service wasn't the best, but that's also coming from an impatient American. Every restaurant in Barcelona runs at a slower pace, which seems to be a European thing. I highly recommend Rosa Negra.
Above Average Mexican Food but Great Drink Specials
Sam S. Jan 8, 2013
If you're like me and can't seem to find good Mexican food in Europe then Rosa Negra is the place to be in Barcelona. Rosa's offers relatively authentic dishes at good prices for lunch and dinner. Their lunch deals are especially enticing and it is usually easy to get seated. While the food is more then enough reason to come check it out, the drink specials (3.50 for mojitos/margaritas) make this restaurant a great place to be to start a night out. It usually gets crowded around 11 or 12 and because the specials run all night, there is usually a great crowd until closing. The bar tends to be inhabited by a younger crowd of students, tourists, and budget seeking locals and is excellently located on Via Laietana with close proximity to the Gothic, Born, and Raval neighborhoods.
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