The culinary landscape at Sun International’s Time Square in Menlyn Main continues to evolve. Adding a Mexican twist, the diverse mix of eclectic restaurants at the complex is La Rosa. Offering an authentic Mexican experience, La Rosa Time Square is modeled on the award winning La Rosa Mexican Grille and Tequileria at Honeydew Village. Guests can expect the same energetic vibe, surrounded by vibrant colours, beautifully crafted Mexican-inspired murals etched into the walls and a tequileria bar boasting the widest range of 100% Agave Tequila.
The staff is trained by the best. Under the leadership of a top chef straight out of San Diego, USA, they have learned all there is to know about the fine art of Mexican food and flavours. The menu reflects the playful and flavourful character of true Mexican fare, with tacos and burritos bursting with flavour, as well as a wide variety of starters’ tapas-style. La Rosa is an absolute feast – with its taste bud tingling dishes, lively atmosphere, exceptional décor, bright delights and accents of pink and blue, it is just the spot to indulge in some serious Mexican magic. The fiesta is always on.
La Rosa Times Square owners, Costas and James, have been in the hospitality industry for 30 years having managed and owned several successful restaurants. Tony Rose, creator and owner of the La Rosa brand, explains that in 2010 UNESCO listed Mexican as a world-heritage cuisine and is a favourite in South Africa. “Tequila and Mexican food are the perfect ingredients for a great party,” he says.
Time Square is a destination for gastronomical adventure; where innovative concepts combine. There are 18 bars and restaurants to explore, each individual in concept and character to deliver a distinctive experience. Well known culinary personalities have laid roots at Time Square. Amongst them are Fortunato Mazzone (the charismatic South African chef, radio personality and owner of the multiple award winning Ristorante Ritrovo in Pretoria) who owns Forti Grill on the upper level; Joao da Fonseca (the lead singer of South African house band Mi Casa and well known culinary artiste – aka J’Something) whose first restaurant, Something’s Cooking by J’Something is also located on the upper level, and Guy Fieri (American celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV host of Guy’s Big Bite and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives) whose one and only South African restaurant is also at Time Square.
Sun International’s Time Square is Sun International’s new, flagship casino and entertainment complex in the green precinct of Menlyn Maine in Pretoria. The complex comprises South Africa’s most technologically advanced casino and a restaurant hub within the green Menlyn Maine Precinct.
The casino itself is currently the largest in Gauteng, with two floors housing 1 750 slots and 50 tables. Time Square boasts 18 restaurants and bars by an eclectic ensemble of South African and international personalities. Each is individual in concept and character to deliver a distinctive experience.
The state-of-the-art, 8 500 seat Sun Arena was opened in November 2017. The only venue of its kind in Pretoria, the arena plays host to international and local concerts, exhibitions and lifestyle events. This was followed by the opening of The Maslow Time Square hotel in March 2018. A first for South Africa, the 238-room specialist business hotel, offers multi-level accommodation options – from standard to premium – all under one roof. The 17-storey hotel is packed with state-of-the-art facilities and technology.