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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

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Upper West Side
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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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Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Guacomole and frozen pomegranate margarita

Delicious food, friendly and good service despite size of restaurant ..... Guacomole superb The Mahi Mahi tacos were really cooked to perfection... Probably the best Mexican meal I've had! Worth dropping buy and giving it a try!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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London UK
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Best guacamole & margarita's ever, reasonably priced, great food and lots of it. Great service. Note - the outdoor patio can be a bit cramped, with tables closely packed together.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I love food. Mexican is one of my favorites. When I have the opportunity to go here, I go for it. I have not been here on awhile, and a friend was in the mood for good Mexican. When by Lincoln center, this is the spot. Amazing guacamole , and the best churros on the planet. Really enjoy the margaritas... More 

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London UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Delicious food, friendly and good service despite size of restaurant ..... Guacomole superb The Mahi Mahi tacos were really cooked to perfection... Probably the best Mexican meal I've had! Worth dropping buy and giving it a try!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I try to eat here at least once whenever I visit NYC. Food is always consistent. Tried the white sangria and it was excellent. Lunch menu is different than dinner. Outside patio is available, weather permitting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We decided to celebrate my mother's fiftieth birthday with a lunch here. Our waitress was wonderful and charismatic and gave us great recommendations. I believe she is dominican. We had the mild guacamole and coconut mojitos to start off with. We were so happy with our food and service. The espresso flan was to die for, I ate it all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent food and service was perfect. Would recommend. I had tres enchiladas which was beautiful and try the homemade doughnuts with the choices of 3 dips, fab!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Mexican, in fact the best we had on our trip to NYC. Alfredo, our waiter, was very friendly and recommended excellent dishes. Their pomegranate margarita and guacamole made at the table was the highlight. Sangria was ok. I'd go for more margarita next time. We didn't realise that their portions are quite big and ended up ordering a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Rosa mexicano is always great, the service is excellent, not intrusive and the food is delicious. The location is also perfect for enjoying a delicious meal. It is a great restaurant for groups as well as couples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

12 years ago or so, this restaurant was the hot place around Lincoln Center. Having just gone back as family was around, it was still very good. That said, the food seems to have lost a step and the space is aging. Still a great 4 star but plenty of other places if you need some zest. It is also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were actually surprised to find such an authentic Mexican restaurant right next to Lincoln Center. The atmosphere is upscale comfortable. The food was terrific. My husband had Mole Enchiladas and I had Quesadillas. The Guacamole that they make at the table looks divine and we have sworn that we'll be back to try it. The prices are reasonable for... More 

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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: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups

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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