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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 #461 of 11,599 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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Denville, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Freeport, Maine
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went for apps and cocktails after a matinee. Able to snag a table outside. Probably my 10th time here and I always enjoy food and vibe. Guac is amazing and can't go wrong with the margaritas.

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Arlington, MA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Don't miss the guacamole! They ask for your preferred heat level before making it tableside, and it's served with fresh, hot corn tortillas as well as very good chips and two salsas. We also split chicken enchiladas (green sauce) and wonderful shrimp tacos. Iced tea was great, and service was great. It's not inexpensive, especially for Mexican, but for Lincoln... More

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Philadelphia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Had a great meal with the family here. Terrific service and all the food was great. Table side guacamole was awesome. Great drink selection too - try the sangria!

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Marquette, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The best guacamole made tableside any of us have ever had. Fantastic pomegranate margaritas and every Mexican item our table ordered was outstanding. Great service, food and drinks. What more could you want.

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to Rosa's with a big group. The food was very good and the make it at the table guac was edible entertainment.

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