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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

Certificate of Excellence
Upper West Side
Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American
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61 Columbus Ave at 62nd St, New York City, NY 10023-6901 (62nd Street)
+1 212-977-7700
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
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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rosa Mexicano near Columbus Circle is always on our dining list when visiting New York City. We like the restaurant's friendly atmosphere, great staff and, of course, the food. Amazing guacamole made at table-side, a pitcher of sangria, authentic Mexican food that keeps you coming back for more -- we love this place! Reservations recommended.

Thank Duncan G
Beijing, China
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408 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great especially the guacamole. It's made fresh at your table! Great service too. Only thing was food needed to be more spicy. As a lover of hot even the hottest sauces were mild for me.

Thank PresPJ
New York, NY
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there this evening, and asked how long the wait would be for a table for two. The hostess said she had nothing, did not give us a wait time, did not ask if we wanted to wait at the bar, only offered us a table outside in 90 degree heat. We left.

Thank jsrmck
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I had tickets for a Broadway show so we went to Rosa Mexicano for dinner beforehand on Saturday night. We got the full meal special, which includes an appetizer for the table, an entree for each person and a dessert for the table. We each got a small pitcher of sangria (him red, me white), each were... More 

Thank Nicole F
Mechanicsburg, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such good food! My friend and I ate here and just shared everything we ordered. You HAVE to do the tableside guacamole service--the server will put in extra garlic or cilantro or tomato or whatever you want. We had a delicious Sopa de Tortilla after we downed our bowl of guacamole, and then entrees. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Jodieileen6
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been going to Rosa Mexicano for years. It has always been good. We'd get a bottle of wine, several appetizers, a main-maybe-and enjoy ourselves immensely. Last time, it was a big disappointment. The food was, in general, tasteless. The servers were charming, but the food held no charm. (Or flavor.) Too bad-it was one of our favorite places! -

Thank melisma39
Horseheads, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I asked about salads because there weren't many on the menu and I ended up with a lovely "house" salad with really fresh greens to compliment my hot food item for lunch. The iced tea was also quite tasty. I had a patio seat for lunch on a day with rain and it was covered enough that I could really... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very rare thing for me to walk out of a restaurant. But we three polite and patient people had to do just that. It is a busy and popular place and I hear the food is good but I can't personally say. We ordered drinks, waited half an hour, had chosen our dishes with anticipation and also... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a late lunch/early dinner before leaving NYC. Great Pomegranate Margarita and table side guacamole. Nice selection of dishes to pick from and share.

Thank Linda P
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh guacamole prepared by your table side, gives an interesting touch. Tried this place a number of times, however food and desserts taste rather bland compared to authentic Mexican cuisine. Wonderful setting.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $80
Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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
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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