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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

61 Columbus Ave at 62nd St, New York City, NY 10023-6901 (Central Park)
+1 212-977-7700
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Ranked #467 of 11,620 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $80
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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: Central Park
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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Greencastle, PA
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you like Mexican, this is a must stop place if you are around Lincoln Center. Their Guacamole is made to order, fresh & amazing! Baja Tacos, perfect, everything was so fresh, crisp and the sauces complimented perfect. The Mexican street corn, YUM. My friend had the Camarones al Pastor and she was too in heaven! Had a pomagranate frozen... More

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Galway, Ireland
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Food was delicious! You have several choices. They make the guacamole in front of you, it's such a show. What I didn't like it's that you have to wait a lot. Don't go without booking if you want to have a table during the weekend, otherwise you will have to wait at least for 45 min.

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Elora, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

there was a long wait on a monday night but had a pomegranate margarita and fabulous guacamole at the bar. We all loved our meal and will definitely go again.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There's a reason this restaurant is so busy....it's a gem! The service was outstanding, the margarita was delicious and the recommended table side guacamole was fabulous! There's a great variety of food on the menu. The flavors were fresh and it was obvious each meal was made with care. As an added bonus, it's across from Lincoln Center, which us... More

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Rosa Mexicano does something unusual for a chain, the menus are not identical across all their restaurants. In my opinion, this keeps chefs on their game. An added bonus is the best guacamole in the city, made fresh table side.

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Denville, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food & service at Rosa Mexicano- Lincoln Center was outstanding! This was my first dining experience at an authentic Mexican restaurant in years, unless you count Taco Bell. We decided to dine here before a recent show at Lincoln Center and were not disappointed. Our meal started with a fantastic bowl of table side guacamole and chips; we also... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Definitely come back. Great service deb the manager thanks. Excellent margaritas and good carnitas tacos.good atmosphere

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Deerfield, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

The guacamole is by far the highlight. Something about the table side preparation which makes it taste better. Chips are so so but also served with corn tortillas. Overall the food is good. Flavorful and dishes are served with vegetarian refried black beans and brown rice.We were full from our meal and skipped dessert. A number of the choices had... More

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Scarsdale, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant is one of the best restaurants in the Lincoln Center area. Their food is delicious and the menu is wonderful. Their guacamole is the best in the New York area. They also have a gluten free menu and are extremely accommodating.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The best food I had in New York in fact we went two nights in a row - the guacamole was to die for!!

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