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Rosa Mexicano - First Avenue

1063 1st Avenue at 58th St, New York City, NY 10022
+1 212-753-7407
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Ranked #817 of 11,857 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 58th Street
Transit: 4,5,6, N,R, W to 59th Street/ Lexington, M15 to 57th + 1st
Description: Our flagship location opened its doors on First Avenue in 1984 and was bestowed with a glowing, two-star review from The New York Times. From the moment you arrive, old world charm permeates your dining experience through authentic Mexican colors and rustic folk art. Traditional amate gods greet you at the front entrance and brightly colored papel picado hangs from the ceiling. Corn tortillas are made on site and an exposition grill further seduces your senses. With its warm ambiance and outstanding cuisine, this Rosa Mexicano location has remained a perennial New York favorite for over 20 years.
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Plainsboro, NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Went a week before christmas on a weekday and place was packed but we got a table by the bar. Place was recommended by my cousin and friend as having great food and they were right Food - we are vegetarians and the waiter was eager to suggest few items on menu and also offered some that they could make... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Loved this restaurant - the guacamole was the best I've had- they make it fresh right there. Friendly staff- great service. Extensive menu- many choices- even for those who must eat gluten free, They asked us if this was a special occasion - it was an anniversary and they brought champagne over to the coupe celebrating their anniversary.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Best guacamole I've eaten in the US. Prepared at tableside with fun and flair. Tried three different enchiladas and steak tacos. All were excellent and beautifully presented. Too full for dessert but will certainly return in the near future. Excellent service too.

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Plainsboro, NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My nephew recommended this restaurant to us and I am so glad he did. Atmosphere - busy and packed more also because it is holiday season. luckily we got a small table near the bar. Food - we are vegetarians so there were a few items on men and we asked the waiter what to order and he suggested Chille... More 

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North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We dined at Rosa Mexicano on a Friday evening in Dec and the place was busy. Busy with locals which is always a good sign. We had reservations and were seated right away. The guacamole was good but not great. We expected more given the hype. The food was good and the staff friendly. Glad we ate there but doubt... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is the first and original restaurant in the franchise. Established 30 years ago at this location. Authentic unadulterated Mexican recipes. Superb service. Margarita's are top quality. Located in upscale residential neighborhood. Best Mexican restaurant I have visited in the USA, even after living 17 years in California.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had read a number of great reviews of rosa mexicana on tripadvisor and our experience tallied closely. The guacamole freshly prepared at our table was wonderful. We had the beef ribs which did indeed fall off the bone and melt in the mouth The service was impeccable . Although the tables are quite close together and the restaurant quite... More 

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Sydney
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Every trip to NYC I go here. And I take friends. And everyone loves it. Fantastic food unlike any Mexican I've ever head, great service and fab cocktails. My 'must do' every time.

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Tried this place while visiting nyc. Table side guacamole was made fresh and everything that our party tried was fantastic! We would definitely return!

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London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Reliable high quality Mexican food. Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. The cocktails are great too.. Loved the guacamole which is prepared just in front of you. Book in advance

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Additional Information about Rosa Mexicano - First Avenue

Address: 1063 1st Avenue at 58th St, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: +1 212-753-7407
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Mexican

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