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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

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Upper West Side
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 273
    Excellent
  • 232
    Very good
  • 86
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Heavenly guacamole.

Go for the house special margerita and the at the table prepared guacamole, you will have a perfect diner. Nice surrounding, good service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Francoise P
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Zevergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Zevergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Go for the house special margerita and the at the table prepared guacamole, you will have a perfect diner. Nice surrounding, good service.

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edchair
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I love to eat at Rosa Mexicano when traveling. Their food is not your typical Mexican fare, but is always unique. I had the Mahi Mahi ceviche tacos and they proved to be one of tastiest dishes I have had in a while. My wife would go for the fresh tableside guacamole alone. We have eaten at... More 

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sparta, nj
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223 reviews 223 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A stone's throw from Lincoln Center made this a great after show choice for dinner. The guacamole ($14) is prepared table side. My son ordered two appetizers for his meal - one was ceviche tacos ($11) with bacon and truffle oil (ODD combo). This dish was three TINY tacos with that weird combo - the bacon and truffle oil overpowered... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a party of 5 without reservations late on a Friday evening. We were seated quickly and had wonderful service. The margaritas and food were fantastic! You can't go wrong here. I had the salmon poblano and it was to die for! Every one in our party thoroughly enjoyed their dining experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

A rather average place to eat. Food ok, but not memorable. A bit cold atmosphere. Location is great foe someone who likes west side

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New York City, New York
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46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Just met a friend there for drinks. The margaritas were good. Guacamole was good as well, though they didn't make it in front of us at the bar, and served it pretty fast after we ordered it so I'm not sure they actually made it just for us. The bar was bustling so it seems to be a popular place,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

we found this Mexican restaurant by accident when walking from Central park. the waiter makes the guacamole at your table and it is excellent. even though it was the coldest day we had frozen margaritas and they excellent!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very mezzo mezzo service and food. While the atmosphere is very attractive the service is not. Can't stand restaurants where once the waiter takes the order others take over the service. The supposed famous guacamole is extremely mediocre in taste and texture. The making of the dish at our table does nothing to improve the taste. The Margaritas are almost... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We’d probably never go here unless we had a Lincoln Center performance, but still it offers a decent Mexican dining experience at a very reasonable price. I don’t know how authentic it is, but sometimes that doesn’t matter. One of the best things we had was a freebie, a couple of small enchiladas, still warm, and filled with black beans,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I disagree with the disparaging reviews! Overall - food was very good. They brought sides of 3 different sauces (hot salsa, habanera-which had rich deep flavor - and mole ( one must ask for it). Made it easy to adjust flavoring according to different palates. But on its own - food was delicious. Guacamole - fantastic, ceviche- pretty good, monkfish... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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Neighborhood Profile
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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