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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

61 Columbus Ave at 62nd St, New York City, NY 10023-6901 (Manhattan)
+1 212-977-7700
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Ranked #583 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $22 - $80
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 62nd Street
Transit: 1,A,B,C,D trains to 59th Street. 1 train to Lincoln Center (66th)
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.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We visited Rosa Mexicano near 57th Avenue where we were staying. Situated opposite a theatre, the restaurant appears to be very popular and thought at first we might not get a table. It's situated on two floors and is capable of holding many diners. It also has pavement seating which we used. Service was friendly and fast. We had an... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Lincoln Square outpost of Rosa Mexicano is not easy to find being that It is tucked away in the corner. The restaurant is always in full capacity, but I can't see why. The food is subpar, the service is not great and the decor is nothing to write about. The only saving grace is the guacamole on the table.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sat outside on a Saturday for lunch in late August and had delicious food and refreshing Sangria! All 5 in our party enjoyed their meals and the outside seating was very nice. Make sure even if you sit outside to venture in if only to see the wall next to the stairwell! Very creative and fun!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Freshly made guacemole at the table; stunning. The rest was a let down; enchilladas with congealed cheese and dessert crepes with melted ice-cream. Not fine dining

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A good high end Mexican food and place - really central location - big - nice for event - pretty elegant and don't expect for a traditional Mexican - wonderful guacamole done in front of you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A lovely restaurant, in a perfect area. The food was yummy and portions were large - as to be expected!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had never been to this location and one of the great things about NYC in the summer is finding yourself near the park and at Lincoln Center. I made reservations weeks in advance and was happy as all get out that our table was ready for us on the 2nd floor overlooking the lights of Lincoln Center. I'd travel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went here for NYC Restaurant week and I had the chicken soup. It was ok. Good flavors but not my favorite. I then had the steak which was fantastic. For dessert I decided to have the Pomegranate margarita and it was amazing. The bathroom was clean and this is a big deal for me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Rosa Mexicana was just round the corner from our hotel, so tired and in need of food, we dropped in. We had flip flops and shorts on and felt decidedly under-dressed, but were welcomed all the same. The 'signature' guacamole is a must and delicious! Not a cheap UK-style Mexican restaurant, but we'll worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I am a huge fan of Rosa Mexicano. I have eaten here many times. I always start out with an order of table side guacamole and go for the fish tacos with the corn on the cob rolled in cream as a side. It is absolutely DELICIOUS! The frozen margaritas are also great. If its nice weather, get a table... More

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