There is a new speakeasy in town, and if you blink, you might miss the door to a hidden oasis.
Yellow Rosa recently opened in Deep Ellum, alongside sister business Basic Taco. The former takes inspiration from the cantinas of San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico. San Miguel is known for its Spanish architecture, and you can see a bit of that as you walk into Yellow Rosa.
The newer restaurant offers an exciting craft cocktail menu focused on agave-based spirits, including the expected mezcal and tequila. Some mezcals available include Illegal and Gem & Bolt, which are included in some of the signature drinks.
Yellow Rosa has a menu with small plate offerings and signature tacos. They have the Soy Negro Auachile, mesquite-charred rib-eye, shrimp, soy agua, avocado, watermelon radish, cucumber, serrano, shallot and tostada chips ($16).
You'll also find tacos with al pastor, asada and grilled cheese and beans ($4 each).
Yellow Rosa has what they call the “Sancho Rooms,” described as intimate, candlelit rooms for two with a floor-to-ceiling macramé curtain to provide a private and comfortable experience. Whether you are on a first date or out with your Sancho or Sancha, these rooms are cozy and keep you distanced from the crowd.
Yellow Rosa, 2901 Commerce St., (Deep Ellum). Open 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday and Friday; 2:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday; and 2 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday.