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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 - 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good but its lost its luster

12 years ago or so, this restaurant was the hot place around Lincoln Center. Having just gone back as family was around, it was still very good. That said, the food seems to have lost a step and the space is aging. Still a great 4 star but plenty of other places if you need some zest. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

12 years ago or so, this restaurant was the hot place around Lincoln Center. Having just gone back as family was around, it was still very good. That said, the food seems to have lost a step and the space is aging. Still a great 4 star but plenty of other places if you need some zest. It is also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were actually surprised to find such an authentic Mexican restaurant right next to Lincoln Center. The atmosphere is upscale comfortable. The food was terrific. My husband had Mole Enchiladas and I had Quesadillas. The Guacamole that they make at the table looks divine and we have sworn that we'll be back to try it. The prices are reasonable for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you've read all the other reviews then you'll not be surprised to read that the guacamole prepared table-side was excellent. We had high expectations and they were met. From the main menu we had Tres Enchiladas and Budín de Pollo. Again both were great. The young amigos menu, while not adventurous, was enjoyed by our kids. We sampled a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent restaurant, we really love this place. The guacamole prepared at the table is an excellent starter. Cocktails were excellent as was the ambience in the restaurant. Would thoroughly recommend this place for visitors looking for an excellent, good value for money Mexican meal in New York City

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I was so impressed with the friendly and very attentive service during my recent visit to Rosa Mexicano. Four of us went, including my 80 year old mother, and we had a fabulous time. We all enjoyed their signature pomegranate margarita and their table side guacamole. The entrees were well prepared. Topping off the evening with desserts, I had the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very friendly restaurant (Thanks Michael, Zac and Oscar!) gluten and dairy allergies are not a problem. Enjoyed their restaurant week dinner menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

my husband and I stopped in for lunch. We were seated but then ignored for awhile when our waitress finally came back to take our order she seemed very rude, and short tempered our food then took a bit longer then others not like we ordered anything to exciting and they weren't busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was my first visit to Rosa's. The nice decor and atmosphere was the first thing I noticed. Table side guacamole was fantastic and you can even choose the heat you like. Sangria was well made and ceviche was fresh. I'll be back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Hi - I ate here on my own a couple of days ago. Had a beef dish with refried beans, rice and tortillas. Was pretty tasty, service was good not great, definitely a reliable place to eat - nothing to fault but also nothing to call out as excelling. If you're passing by looking for somewhere, definitely drop in, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fresh guac made table-side. Fun art and open environment with a ton of light, Friendly staff, good for all ages. Great drinks!

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

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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