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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

) #271 of 9,272 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ Mexican, Latin,
61 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-6901
+1 212-977-7700
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (424 reviews)
“enchiladas” (68 reviews)
“refried beans” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-6901
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1 - 10 of 881 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Restaurant was under construction and we were taken up dirty backstairs, but our table ended up being in a corner with a lovely view. Staff was good as was the food.

Thank TizzyNYC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had dinner with a friend and we had a ball. The food wasn't 100% authentic but it was close. It was tasty and the guacamole was awesome...so were the drinks. I did think it was too pricey but I would go again.

Thank Ms_Wisdom2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant when we visit NYC. It's a bit expensive but the portions are so large we usually split an entree. The guacamole is wonderful so don't skip it--they make it fresh at your table. I also love their children tortilla...More

Thank Kristin U
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rosa Mexicano is always on our list of considerations when we visit NYC. Great location next to Lincoln Center. Good Service and good food.

Thank LivingINnaples
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd always said that I'd not want to pay extra for a fancier Mexican restaurant because they all pretty much taste the same. Well, I was wrong ... we all loved the food and it definitely separated itself from those other run-of-the-mill places. The guacamole...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleased with this restaurant. The service was good and the food was too. Everything showed up quickly and was tasty. Had the shrimp tacos and they were prepared very well. Would recommend the mango-chile margarita.

Thank Zebbyjr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was really good, but what made the visit special was the service. Wow - the interest that the waiter showed and the suggestions he made to improve our experience made all the difference. Would definitely come back.

Thank gustaev
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to two Rosa Mexicano's and there is no difference. A group of us arrived for happy hour and they were great with accommodating our large group. We decided to stay for dinner and once the theater crowd cleared out, we were able to...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect choice for dinner. Various menu, freshly cooked meals and a qualitative atmosphere. Enjoyed the meals, the guacamole prepared in our view and the drinks. Appreciated I could choose my meals to be not spicy, therefore I could enjoy Mexican food without any problems. Keep...More

Thank Cezara D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst visiting NY we looked for a restaurant close to our hotel and stumbled upon the Rosa Mexicano. What an I say..... Amazing food. Fresh and tasty. The guacamole being made at the table side was a nice touch and the service was excellent with...More

Thank SaintMarc
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,
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2,247 reviews
.08 miles away
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.07 miles away
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.09 miles away
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
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.17 miles away
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Susan C
June 6, 2015|
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Maybe three minutes bar to box office.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$22 - $80
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Families with children
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, 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
  • E-mail
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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