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Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

9 East 18th Street, New York City, NY 10003 (Manhattan)
+1 212-533-3350
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Ranked #1,172 of 11,630 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $35 - $35
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 5th and Broadway
Transit: Union Square Subway (L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6)
Description: Just blocks away from Manhattan's lively Union Square, our third New York location provides a warm and vibrant setting for our award-winning authentic Mexican cuisine. Designed by David Rockwell and launched in October 2005, this stunning restaurant features architectural accents inspired by the late, famed Mexican architect, Luis Barragan. The internally illuminated electric-blue tiled water wall features cliff diver figurines and candles among the cascading water to separate the bar from the main dining room. Warm terracotta and yellow colors with hot pink accents are featured throughout the restaurant as well as traditional, one-of-a-kind Mexican crafts, fabrics and artwork. This combination creates the perfect backdrop for the festive atmosphere and innovative Mexican cuisine of Rosa Mexicano.
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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I can't say enough about this restaurant and specially this location, the staff is so friendly and always going above and beyond expectations (specially people at the bar). Frozen margaritas are amazing! Guacamole the best in town you can ask mild or spicy. The food is so delicious it actually taste like authentic Mexican food (ask for the nachos and... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It is great when you find a restaurant that suits parents and teenagers, the parents like the great service and food and the teenagers love the food and the decor. Love the guacamole trolley especially. Maybe not the most authentic food, but great anyway. Definitely one to revisit.

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Oyster Bay Cove, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Came here with some friends for a quick early dinner. Food was good, nothing amazing or great, mine was a little plain. The Guacamole was the best part. Freshly made right in front of you with added seasonings of your choice!! Drinks are pretty good too. Overall is was a so so experience cant say I would be running back.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was my second visit to Rosa Mexicano and it was just as good or perhaps even better than my first visit more than 5 years ago! The guacamole was divine and prepared at the table. The waitstaff were friendly and helpful. Overall I could not ask more from this restaurant. It is a nice mix between casual, trendy, and... More

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New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The restaurant was very attractive and spacious. As far as service I was also impressed with the attentiveness from the workers. Everyone seemed to be actively trying to attend to all of the customers in the restaurant and it appeared that the restaurant manager even took part in all aspects of customer service. Unfortunately, I was not impressed with my... More

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haddonfield, nj
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148 reviews 148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We came here for lunch this past Labor Day weekend. We were able to make a reservation on Open Table and beat the lunch rush. We've been to several of the other locations over the years and this spot has the same ambience as the others- upscale Mexican served in a large, tastefully decorated room. The guacamole is prepared table... More

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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a very good Mexican restaurant. They prepare the guacamole in front of you and it tastes great. The service is efficient but not great. They do have a brunch which is well priced at 20.00 The food is good.

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Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Just went here for the first time in a few years on a Thursday night. And it is everything that I remember. If you are looking for a quiet and intimate evening, this is not the place for you. If you want a fun and loud night with lots of drinks and great guacamole, then this is the place to... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Good points - it's a big place, nice decorated, not packed, friendly service, very tasty food and strong cocktails. Negative points - it's a bit pricey. NYC is weird - you can easily get good cheap food, generally cheaper / better than in Europe (Example: pizza. You just can't get a decent pizza in Europe under 10EUR.) However as from... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

The food and drinks were soooooo good. They even make your guacamole right at your table (very good). The service was excellent. The atmosphere was beautiful. Will definitely go again. Thumbs up!!!!

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