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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 #594 of 11,869 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $80
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Upper West Side
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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
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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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

After watching a great performance of The Nutcracker at the Lincoln Center it was so convenient to walk across the street to enjoy the Mexican food served here, Loved the preparation of the guacamole at the table. Quesadillas were excellent as were the ribs. Service was very good. They also make a wonderful sangria.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Enjoyed the enchiladas, baja tacos, and guacamole... Huge guacamole made in front of you. Quick, speedy service and we were seated right away in time to make our show at the Met. Cleaned the table and brought drinks quickly - great, not too expensive option before the Metropolitan opera at Lincoln center.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My first question to them is how did they get my OLD email address and thanked me for going? I never gave them any details, absolutely bizarre, anyway. The table service was less than to be desired and I didn't really enjoy any of the food. The Guac getting made at the table however was impressive. Tequila menu is huge,... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The service here is equally as good as the food.Been on a quest lately to find the ultimate Cadillac margarita and was finally satisified. Worth every penny!!

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

What a great welcoming space. With expert service, the upstairs is spacious . Table side guacamole service, delicious . The staff is friendly and on target with recommendations. I ordered aside of mole sauce for my chicken dish , ole!!

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Vancouver, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We should have stopped with drinks and guacamole but had dinner and found the fried fish tacos really disappointing. When served they resembled fried spring rolls in a tortilla. I'm a fish taco lover and these were so sad. Not to mention expensive. Guacamole prepared table side is a nice touch. Cool upstairs dining but I think there are better... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great place across from Lincoln Center. Guacamole made freshly at table side. Wonderful margaritas. Had the chicken enchiladas with mole sauce. Unbelievable taste. Would highly recommend.

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Garden City NY
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164 reviews 164 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Rosa Mexicana is an excellent choice for a pre-theater/concert meal, because it is across the street from Lincoln Center. The layout is lovely. Upstairs the round table in the SW corner had a nice street view. We liked the guacamole. We like anything with mole poblano sauce. The waiter was good. The food seemed a bit ordinary, the usual suspects,... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Best Mexican food in Manhatten. Many dishes are quite authentic. I find that it has become so popular that there is inevitably a long line up to get in. My suggestion is to make a reservation. The restaurant noise level can be a little high when one is there in a busy dinner hour. I had been there at late,... More 

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Devonport, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Rolled into this place on New Year's Eve not knowing how famous it was. They still seated us. BEST FOOD I HAVE EVER EATEN. We had the fresh guacamole (made next to our table) and I had the ribs. They were tender and absolutely delicious. I would fly the 17000 kms just for these!!!

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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>  > Manhattan
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

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