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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

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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 - 10:30 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, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Mexican

On a recent trip to New York I pre-booked a table - not realising it was Father's day. Despite being busy the staff were all very friendly. We had a short wait for our table but enjoyed frozen Magaritas and Virgin Margaritas for our 2 under 21s. The highlight of the meal was the guacamole that was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is delicious!!!! Everything basically is GF.. So if you are celiac you wont have any problem! The guacamole on table was just super fresh and good!! The people working there are so friendly and nice..just loved everything!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yes, they serve nachos -- with the excellent made-at-your-table guacamole. But,make no mistake Rosa M serves fine Mexican cuisine. Our favorites are the mole poblano and the short ribs. Around $150 for 2. Reservations recommended.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

went there last week after my daughter graduation at Lincoln center. We got there pretty late around 10:30 pm, so getting seated was not a problem. no waiting. Waiters were very attentive and we ordered and food was served pretty quickly. we ordered the guacamole as an appetizer and drinks, which came pretty fast as well. I ordered the shrimp... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to New York I pre-booked a table - not realising it was Father's day. Despite being busy the staff were all very friendly. We had a short wait for our table but enjoyed frozen Magaritas and Virgin Margaritas for our 2 under 21s. The highlight of the meal was the guacamole that was made right in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I read a lot of reviews about this place and they were quite mixed so we decided to try it for a late lunch today. Delicious food, we opted for the guacamole as a starter, made fresh at your table with two spicy dips and tortilla chips, followed by the beef short rib and trio of enchiladas, finished off with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Make a reservation and you get seated especially a large group. Not noisy, good food very good service. Menu is a bit limited. I really enjoyed it but i would have liked a larger selection of food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Although a bit pricey, it is definitely worth the money! You should definitely try their fresh guacamole and their tasty chicken quesadillas!

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to. Fresh made guacamole right at your table and soooo good. A must!!,!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A Mexican restaurant in Manhattan? You might walk or drive right by this one - it's across the street from the Lincoln Center - in the Empire Hotel Building. A bustling spot - it features tableside guacamole - and the guy that prepared it for US knew what he was doing. Spicy enough to make it tasty for us Texans... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good for groups and reasonably priced for a business dinner. Food is consistently delicious. Was here on Tuesday with a group of 6. Skirt steak with shrimp was a standout dish. Everyone seemed to enjoy his/her meal.

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Additional Information about Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

Address: 61 Columbus Ave at 62nd St, New York City, NY 10023-6901
Phone Number: +1 212-977-7700
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
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
Average Prices: USD 22 - 80
Cuisine: Mexican

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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: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients

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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