Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Loved My #PricelessMiami Experience With #MiamiSpice at Rosa Mexicano-Brickell #MC

I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric Community. I have been compensated to share my experience with you by Collective Bias, and their client, MasterCard.

Rosa Mexicano Brickell 

You know how I excited I have been with Miami Spice. I feel that my restaurant list of must-do's grows and grows each year, and no matter how hard I try, I seldom get to sample all of the Miami menus I'd like to. Imagine how thrilled I was to find out the immense amount of opportunities available for Priceless Miami MasterCard members to take full advantage of everything the Miami fine dining scene has to offer. For example, depending on the restaurant, member specials may include a percentage off of the meal, exclusive menus, complimentary items and priority seating.

Priceless Miami MasterCard Website
Since MasterCard is one of the sponsors of Miami Spice, I was excited when I realized that as a MasterCard holder, I had all of the information I needed on this promotion, right at my fingertips. After some website surfing, I embarked on my next culinary adventure to Rosa Mexicano, the popular Mexican restaurant located at the Mary Brickell Village, at 900 South Miami Avenue. I hadn't been there in quite a while and must admit I was salivating just looking at their menu online. While I was surfing the Priceless Miami site, I found another awesome benefit about the experience. You can actually book your Miami Spice reservations right on their site and save time. That's a plus for me!

Taking the plunge

Rosa Mexicano has a very warm feel with a contemporary look. I loved the wall fountain at the entrance of the dining room, where miniature divers are taking a plunge. We were seated immediately, which was a fabulous thing, because I was famished. The Miami Spice menu at Rosa Mexicano offers a bit of a different take on the options. Instead of having just the usual appetizer, entrĂ©e and dessert section, there is also a beverage section which includes Margaritas, Beer and Wine. Guests can choose which three items they want to combine for their Miami Spice dinner.

Guac-making that brought hungry tears of joy to my eyes

Remembering their Guacamole is notorious (and being the die-hard fan I am of the green fruit), I knew what my appetizer would be. I will tell you the other choices sounded good too: Queso Fundido (Melted Cheese Fondue), Flautas de Pollo (Rolled Crispy Chicken Tacos) and Sopa de Tortilla (Tortilla Soup). Since there were two of us, we thought we'd each order a different appetizer and share. It turns out though, if you order the Guacamole, it counts as two appetizers, therefore, we either had to both choose it or pay extra. Although I was a bit confused about the guac situation at first, I saw the table next to ours having theirs made tableside and it was a pretty hefty portion. Without further thought, we were sold: Guac it was for the both of us. We couldn't have been happier! The Guacamole was creamy and smooth, prepared with the freshest of Hass avocadoes, a twinge of jalapeno, tomato, onion and cilantro. It was served with warm corn tortilla chips, Salsa Pasilla de Oaxaca and a mildly spicy Salsa de Tomatillo y Habanero. As the guacamole was prepared next to us, I noticed it was made a bit different than how I usually make it (and though I'll never admit it publicly, it tasted better) so I got some quick tips I plan to use at home very soon.

Shrimp Brochette
Next up were our entrees. There are four choices and they all come served with family-style refried black beans and house rice. We decided on the Shrimp Brochette and the All-Natural Skirt Steak "Skillet Style". The Shrimp Brochette was colorfully plated with a large skewer of five tender grilled shrimp, tomatoes, onions and Serrano peppers. They were served over an enticing poblano pepper cream sauce that was good enough to eat with a spoon. The strips of Skirt Steak were perfectly marinated, and sat on an extremely flavorful Chihuahua cheese. On the side were two small bowls holding grilled Mexican street corn and chorizo chili, along with warm corn tortillas. It all came together nicely, with a little kick that made you yell out "Hijole".

All-Natural Skirt Steak "Skillet Style

Since we ordered our Margaritas and beer separately, we opted to complete our Miami Spice dinner with dessert.  The two menu items are Flan de Rosa (Espresso Flan) and Homemade Ice Creams and Sorbets. This time we were able to each pick one and sample both. The Espresso Flan was actually a Vanilla flan infused with espresso, served on a warm, thin ancho chile brownie and topped with Mexican cinnamon whipped cream. Need I say more? It was Priceless! For the ice creams and sorbets, guests can choose three out of four flavors. We chose the Mexican Chocolate, Sea Salt Cajeta and their Seasonal Sorbet, which happened to be Mango. They were all refreshing and delightful to the palate, so it was hard to pick a winner.

Espresso Flan

With only a few days left for the Miami Spice promotion (it ends on September 30th), it is time to put the pedal to the metal and get out there to as many participating restaurants as you can. The promotion is one of those Miami events that takes fine dining to new heights; all at an affordable price. Couple that with the incredible credit card rewards you get with the Priceless Miami MasterCard experience, and you got yourself not only an opportunity to have a memorable eating out adventure but also a wealth of other offerings such as spa specials (I can use one of those now that Miami Spa Month is gone), discounts at popular attractions around town, preferred seating at shows and concerts, free nights and other amenities during your travels, and much more. (Guys, there are a bunch of VIP experiences at sports events for you too!)

Homemade Ice Creams and Sorbets
So you see, hop on over and check out all the fun and savings you can have using Priceless Miami with MasterCard and see how easy it can make your Miami Spice experience, as well as any other way you want to play in the Magic City! If you're in the mood for some Mexican and want to get a taste of Rosa Mexicano on Brickell, you can call them at 786-425-1001.


  1. The guacamole is excellent! Nice hotel deals from MasterCard.

  2. Maria, these foods made me starving! I think your photos are beautiful and they made me want to visit on my next trip down. What is the plunge in the picture? Rock divers? Very cool restaurant!

  3. OH my I am a sucker for homemade guacamole. That dinner looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! #client

  4. We love that place! Although we are not big guac fans, I like the fact that they make it in front of you. Very cool!

  5. Looks yummy! Thank for your participation in this campaign! #client