The upscale chain Rosa Mexicano recently took over a very visible spot on Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis. This is the restaurant's first foray into the Midwest, and it has earned a reputation for refined Mexican food. But despite a beautiful space and a few highlights--the tortas, sides like plantains and fresh-made tortillas, and desserts--something has been lost in the translation. PHOTOS BY E. KATIE HOLM. Rosa Mexicano:
609 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis.
612.656.7144; rosamexicano.com. Read the review.