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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, 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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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our stand by every time we are in the city. Margaritas are delicious and the food is great. Service is somewhat hit and miss - they come on strong and then don't really come back.

Thank iristate
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been in other locations but it has been the first time on this one. The location is great, we had dinner on the upper floor, with a nice view of the city. Service has been good and food good if you like Mexican. Maybe a little too spicy as we requested medium spicy but it is ok. Worth... More 

Thank tommaso g
Advance, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service was excellent, the food was good, and it was the best hand made at your table guacamole I have had. I told a friend of mine that lives in the city and he says he goes for the guacamole and drinks it is so good! Everything we had was fresh and delicious!

Thank GaryH1724
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very uws place. Far more fun with new location downtown where they have a party space and cozy atmosphere. Restaurant week was amazing with flautas. Quesadillas come in different sizes every time.

Thank Peggyy66
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a whim as it was not our first choice of restaurant. It was bustling with people and the divers on the wall piece kept us busy while we waited for a table. Once seated, we ordered a variety of drinks each of which was well made. We had a superb waiter who was very knowledgeable, polite and had... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for my Wife's Birthday. Rosa is a Mexican with a modern twist. The food is fresh and tasty and there is a nice touch where their speciality is to make the guacamole fresh at the table. We were unfortunate to be sat next to a very large family with kids screaming and running all over the restaurant.... More 

Thank NottinghamStargazer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was good. Guacamole made table side for 4 was $38 and not that plentiful but was delicious. Mahi Mahi tacos were outstanding as was the service; however, 2 of us ordered the pork coranitas and the pork was a bit dry and fatty. The menu listed the dish as served with pineapples and onions. It came with 4 small... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh hand made tortillas and chips are to die for. They're famous for their made to order guacamole. All great items on the menu. Good wine choices too. Expensive for Mexican and worth it.

Thank lesliebauman
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Girls night pomegranate Margaritas for All! Everything was wonderful at this restaurant. Reservations on time! Guacamole made table side! Everyone's entrees were excellent! Vibrant scene!

Thank Margaret S
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried 4 different kinds of Margaritas. I thought the Classic was the best, but my husband raved about the Pomegranate. Mango was good, but if you like a smokey aftertaste, go for the Mescal. Excellent guacamole was made table side. (Worth going just for that and the Margaritas!) We arrived early (5:00), and service was excellent, even as they... More 

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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
Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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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