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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

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Upper West Side
Mexican
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61 Columbus Ave at 62nd St, New York City, NY 10023-6901 (62nd Street)
1,A,B,C,D trains to 59th Street. 1 train to Lincoln Center (66th)
+1 212-977-7700
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our highly anticipated second Rosa Mexicano location opened in July 2000...
Our highly anticipated second Rosa Mexicano location opened in July 2000. Just steps away from Lincoln Center, this impressive David Rockwell-designed space features a 30-foot iridescent blue tile water wall that spans both levels of the restaurant and is adorned with 240 miniature cliff divers. Here you’ll also find a dramatic “floating” staircase made of orange and red terrazzo slabs and backlit panels behind the bar embedded with rose petals. Awarded “Best Restaurant 2000” by Interiors Magazine, this unique, contemporary look ushered in a new era for us at Rosa Mexicano.
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  • 91
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  • 21
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The very best guacamole!

This is always a favorite when I'm in NYC. The guacamole prepared table side is really one of the best I've had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Sldenning
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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Laval, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

First time at this restaurant. My husband is allergic to gluten and he had alot of choices. The waiter was being very careful and made sure that everything he ordered was gluten free even the sangria !!! Best guacamole ever !!!! Will certainly go back to this restaurant.

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Dublin
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food is average, cocktails well made, lil over priced for me but than again everything seems to be in NYC, guacamole made at your table is to die foR though!

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This was not my first visit to Rosa Mexicano. However, this time I was very disappointed! We got a table without reservation in advance, but no waiter took care of us during the first half hour. Once I complained, service was better. I usually have the flautas. This time, we're not crunchy at all. I hope you don't have to... More 

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Watchung, New Jersey
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29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice atmosphere and very good service. The table-side guacamole was tasty and serving it with tortillas as an option was a nice touch, especially since the tortilla chips were kind of stale. The carne asada tacos were just fair and the three enchiladas were kind of bland. Maybe I was spoiled from living in Texas for so many years but... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is always a favorite when I'm in NYC. The guacamole prepared table side is really one of the best I've had.

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Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was my third visit to Rosa Mexicano in the last few years. We went for lunch on a Saturday. The guacamole made table-side is always good and fresh. I had the steak tacos which were delicious. Everyone else had a chicken/tortilla dish that was good as well. Churros with dipping sauces to share (we got the "sharing" menu which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo at Rosa's and it was very good. Both the Pomegranate and Strawberry Margaritas were delicious. The table side gaucomole was incredible and the flautas de pollo were fantastic. Definitely would recommend Rosa Mexicano!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch on our visit to NYC. Lovely waiter recommended us the frozen pomegranate margarita (which was delicious) and the SUPERB guacamole, which is served and made fresh at your table. My partner, who before said he didn't even like guacamole, ate most of our bowl! Wonderfully fresh, and will make it as hot or as spicy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Fresh, tasty, spicy. Great Mexican food with great frozen margaritas. Combined with a sunny day in may, it was perfect. Again.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I have had lunch at Rosa Mexicano once a year for the last consecutive 3. The first two times I loved it, but now I regret to say that service -one of its high points before- has slipped quite a bit. It is not bad, but it is no longer special. And again, as I said a year ago, what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 Columbus Ave at 62nd St, New York City, NY 10023-6901
    (62nd Street)
  • Public Transportation: 1,A,B,C,D trains to 59th Street. 1 train to Lincoln Center (66th)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-977-7700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 80
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Large groups

Description

Our highly anticipated second Rosa Mexicano location opened in July 2000. Just steps away from Lincoln Center, this impressive David Rockwell-designed space features a 30-foot iridescent blue tile water wall that spans both levels of the restaurant and is adorned with 240 miniature cliff divers. Here you’ll also find a dramatic “floating” staircase made of orange and red terrazzo slabs and backlit panels behind the bar embedded with rose petals. Awarded “Best Restaurant 2000” by Interiors Magazine, this unique, contemporary look ushered in a new era for us at Rosa Mexicano.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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