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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 276
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  • 239
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Noisy but fun

Food was authentically Mexican. Much more costly than Mexico but very good. Try to sit upstairs to get away from the noise.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Jane K
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newyork
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was authentically Mexican. Much more costly than Mexico but very good. Try to sit upstairs to get away from the noise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Guacamole is excellent here - made roadside at your table - fresh, spicy, salty, etc. Perfect. Other dishes are good - Taqueria good - you pay a bit here so would be great if the enchiladas really excited - perhaps something stronger, fuller spice. Still a great place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

The food and service were DELICIOUS, and then the manager, Michael, stopped by and chatted with us!- Great guy!!

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portland, oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was my second visit to Rosa Mexicano, and it was even better than the first. We had reservations, and even though it was packed, we were seated immediately. We had a wonderful waiter, not only attentive, but charming. The tableside prep of the guacamole was fun, and the margaritas were great. The Enchilada Suizas were delicious. And it's right... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The stuff is absolutely unprofessional! Hostess doesn't know what is going on, came there with the baby and my son, asked for table outside( half of the tables were available ( one of them had a baby-chair/hight hair right next to it! available! But we were talk that there are no tables! Meanwhile, the company of people in front of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Amazing frozen pomegranate margaritas. They are stronger than you think! This is a great date spot for Margaritas and guacamole 9 if you want to sit for dinner, try upstairs (5 stars for table 304)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Rosa Mexicano- Lincoln Center is a very nice Mexican Restaurant. Located ~5 minutes from the Lincoln Center, it is ideal for anyone who has a show at the Lincoln Center. The restaurant has a very nice ambiance. The food is relatively good. Great for anyone who wants a nice Mexican meal near the Lincoln Center.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Guacamole was average and lumpy. Food was not very tasty. Would not recommend. Have eaten in much better Mexican restaurants than this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Authentic Mexican food. Except that I did not see a single Mexican face. The restaurant is ideally located next to the opera and Lincoln center. Which gives it a license to have sky high prices. Those who can afford to patronize the Lincoln center can afford the prices. Service was quick. A good spread of Mexican dishes. Very crowded and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My parents had been to Rosa Mexicano several times when visiting Manhattan for day trips and had raved about it, especially the guacamole. My mom even got the guacamole recipe and made it herself on a couple of Superbowl Sundays. So it seemed like a great choice for my friends and I, who all love Mexican food, on our day... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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