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“Disapointed” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center
61 Columbus Ave at 62nd St, New York City, NY 10023-6901 (Upper West Side)
+1 212-977-7700
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Ranked #741 of 12,022 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $80
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
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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“Disapointed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Our first time in NY and we really fancied a nice Mexican meal. We thought this fitted the bill, he seemed busy which is a good sign but it wasnt.
The food was luke warm and bland despite being listed as spicy, it simply was awful. The service was reasonable but this place isnt cheap and certainly not worth the money. The cocktails were expensive and too strong.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

I wish this place was better because it's a good hearted place, but I need to take this seriously. This place is ok ish I guess. I wouldn't recommend this place.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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“A very pleasant experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The place was very crowded but nonetheless enjoyable. Good service. We loved the guacamole prepared at the table. Some of the dishes were a bit on the heavy side as Mexican food can be, but the ribs were outstanding. We would definitely go back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Millican, Texas
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“Best guacamole ever!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Being from Texas i was looking for a good margarita and that's just what i found. It was good but not spectacular! But the guacamole made up for it. Made at the table and i could have just ate that for my meal. The food was different from the Tex-Mex i'm used to but all in all it was good.

Visited October 2012
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“Fab place - great guacamole”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

A big fan of Mexican food it was great to experience Rosa Mexicana. Great atmosphere from the moment you enter - lively bar and a real buzz about the place. Cool decor especially the water feature wall. Food was excellent and the guac the best I've ever tasted. Only slight disappointment was where we were seated (upstairs and in a quieter corner which felt out of the way and lacked the atmosphere of the rest of the restaurant). Would definitely go back but request seating!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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