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“Nice dining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rosa Mexicano - First Avenue

Rosa Mexicano - First Avenue
1063 1st Avenue at 58th St, New York City, NY 10022
+1 212-753-7407
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Ranked #770 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Mexican
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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.
Scarsdale, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Nice dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I would certainly return to Rosa Mexicano. We used to go to the one uptown when we lived on the UES. The food is consistently good, the service professional and the ambience very comfortable and authentic.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, drinks, and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

It would not have occurred to me to seek out Mexican food during our week in NYC, but my friend had been here before, so we made a reservation online for the same evening, a Saturday. The atmosphere is nothing special, but everything else was. We started with pomegranate margaritas and the tableside guacamole. Yummy. I had the crab enchiladas-one of the best entrees I have EVER had. My friend loved her food-short ribs. We were too full for dessert. Just a great experience overall.

Later in the week, we went to the Lincoln Center Rosa Mexicano. The food was again great, and I do have to say the atmosphere was much nicer there.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Favorite Mexican in the City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always consistent quality food and very friendly service. I prefer the upper east side location over the other restaurants

Visited October 2013
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Amarillo, TX
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Over the top again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

We live in Texas and have access to the best Mexican food and this is still our fav Restuarant in NYC! Table side Guacamole is spectacular especially with a La Supremo margarita! We had the short ribs and they were fantastic melt in your mouth good!

Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Amazing food but really loud”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Excellent food and great service. The place is huge and was very busy and as such meant it was very loud which cause difficulties for 1 of our group who has hearing problems.

The guacamole is made at the table is is really good. I had the pork belly and scallop tacos which were great. Everyone else in my party loved the food and cocktails. Bit pricey but would highly recommend

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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