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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

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Upper West Side
Mexican
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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, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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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  • 108
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  • 27
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  • 14
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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
This place can accommodate all different taste buds!

The meat, cheese, veggie, carb lovers unite! There is something for all varieties of appetite and level of spice... Love this place and they have great drinks to boot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
ccpark888
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Managed to scrape up to scrape a two star rating on the back of a nice steak fajita, although that suffered because of the tiny portions of guacamole and salsa, and a nicely decorated interior. The chicken fajitas were tasteless however after eating a queso fundido that tasted like vomit we were happy to settle for tasteless. The biggest loser... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The meat, cheese, veggie, carb lovers unite! There is something for all varieties of appetite and level of spice... Love this place and they have great drinks to boot.

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Thank ccpark888
Comfort, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprised to find such good Mexican food, and great Margs in NYC. Great service. The guacamole was very good, and did I mention the Margs. Be aware this is a fairly noisy place, especially the bar area, due to the lack of acoustic deadening. Otherwise an excellent choice for family or business.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard to find a great meal at 10:15 at night. But Rosa Mexicano was open- busy - and on their game! A great spot after a show at Lincoln Center Food was great! Service was excellent

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Essex, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each location is different, but the food is always consistent. Love the table side guacamole! Most of the dishes are really good. Only complaint is that it can get very noisy when full. But decor in each one is really good.

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Thank Teenzone
Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful meal and great service at Rosa Mexicano. Highly recommend it--and so close to Lincoln Center!

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Thank ncjayhawk
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were two couples meeting for dinner, before catching a musical at lLincoln Center. The restaurant choices near the theater are limited and Rosa Mexicano had some decent reviews. We arrived at 5:15, show was at 8pm. We had plenty of time for dinner. The table side guacamole is a great starter. They mash the avocados while you watch and... More 

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Thank Hotbunny13
New City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant, though hard not to call it a chain, has good Mexican food, and the best Quacamole...freshly made at your table. Always crazy busy, with a frenetic pace, but energizing. Excellent spot if you are going to Lincoln Center -- literally across the street from the opera, ballet et al.

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guac, Guac, Guac. (That's short for Guacamole, wink, wink). If you go there without having the Guac, you've missed the experience. I've been known to go there just for the Guac. and the Margaritas. The food is excellent and always flavorful. My favorites include the short rib tacos and Mahi Mahi Veracruz. The service has always been excellent and attentive.... More 

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Thank RDeoNYC
Largo, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed this restaurant. The Guacamole is fresh-made at your table and is great. Pricing is less than average for the area. The only draw-back was that service was somewhat slow.

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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: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, 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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