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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 #569 of 11,776 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Neighborhood:
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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Kitchener, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

We came here for my Birthday lunch on Christmas Day. The restaurant was having a special 4 course menu with table side preparation of guacamole, an appetizer of empanadas and flautas, a choice of any entree and churros for dessert. How could we say no to that? The food was amazing! I just wish we had more room as there... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I came here following a recommendation from our friends & we were not disappointed! We ate on one of the busiest Saturdays in NYC and had not made a reservation, so we were expecting a wait (which we were told would be 1hr15mins, a good sign of a great restaurant in our opinion!). Sat at the very... More 

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New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Been here several times. The tableside guacamole is a must. Although their pomegranite margaritas are popular, I prefer classic, on rocks with salt. They make their Ritas with 1800, I prefer Patron, so there was a slight upcharge for that. The service was very attentive. Dinner was good although could have skipped a main course after filling up on chips,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Nice restaurant quite noisy (and I mean good noisy!) and packed on a cold Thursday night. Go for the express guacamole. Good drinks and cocktails. On the main courses (tacos and enchiladas) we definitely had better. A place to visit, but not good enough to go there again.

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Bergen Co., NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Our family of four enjoyed a concert at nearby Avery Fisher Hall on a recent Sunday during the holidays. Dinner at nearby Rosa Mexicano was recommended by friends who frequent the area and go there to keep life uncomplicated from a decision-making standpoint. We followed their lead. The interior of the restaurant was intriguing with a unique waterfall wall. Since... More 

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new york
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121 reviews 121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

came here after being turned away from the Chew(waited on line over an hour), our food was very good, especially the freshly made guacamole, that is the very best. Portions are plentiful, I ordered the fish tacos and was unable to eat them all. The margaritas, we all ordered the pomegrate flavor, were too frozen, more like a ice than... More 

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great service and good food - couldn't fault it after a long day flying. Asked for a drink recommendation from the bar and told to try the passion fruit margarita, it was heaven!

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We recently had lunch at Rosa Mexicano, which we've liked very much in the past. This time, however, we weren't as happy with our experience. The restaurant was very crowded, and despite that the service was good, but the food was fairly lackluster. The kale salad with salmon got tedious to eat, and the salmon came as small bits already... More 

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There's a reason these modern Mexican restaurants are popular. The drinks are good, the food is good, the service is good and the places are fun. The guacamole done tableside is still amongst the best in town, and the signature margaritas satisfy. You won't necessarily remember the food (good means you won't get great one-of-a-kind dishes, nor poor ones), but... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had drinks and dinner there last night and it was a nice place for a holiday gathering. Excellent margaritas (not too sweet) and the appetizers and dinner were high quality. We had fresh guacamole made at our table and I had delicious salmon. The only negative was the service towards the end. We were going to get dessert, but... More 

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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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