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Rosa Mexicano - First Avenue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
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1063 1st Avenue at 58th St, New York City, NY 10022 (58th Street)
+1 212-753-7407
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Va beach
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is fabulous. Filet minion is like butter. Shrimp excellent. Must have dinner there if you are in the neighborhood. Will not disappoint

Thank Debbie G
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a great Mexican restaurant. Make sure to have the guacamole. They prepared it super fresh and in front of you. We had various meals and all of us were very satisfied.

Thank Tomas R
Queens, New York
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just awesome Mexican. From the margaritas at the bar to the guacamole to the enchilada samples (Tres Enchiladas). All to go with great service in a very inviting and warm atmposphere. Even though I am not a shrimp person, my wife's Alambre de Camarones (shimp dish) was good as well.

Thank Mike4TraveI
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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344 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined here a number times over the years and it is always excellent. On our last visit, Jose took great care of us. A few Cadillac margaritas, table side Guacamole and a couple of tasty entrees. Life is good!

Thank ogerkan
Lexington, Kentucky
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127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happy hour deals (4-7pm) were terrific. $5 Pacifico and $6 for a pair of wonderful tacos. Had both the carnitas tacos (good) and chicken which had bacon (spectacular). I also sampled the guacamole that the couple next to me had. Unreal! Of course it is $15 and my 4 tacos totaled $12 with Happy Hour. I will be back.

Thank BackInLex
Highland, Utah
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sisters and I ate here after the marathon. Although our appetites weren't huge, we had the guacamole and it was DELICIOUS! We also had the fish tacos, quesadilla and they were good as well. The atmosphere is very nice, cool and a relaxing place to eat.

Thank 6Wallys
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This visit was well over due and I wish I had come here earlier. Great space, well decorated and nicely decorated. The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly and professional . We started with the chips and guacamole,which was nice because they make it fresh in front at your table. The red sangria was great. We had... More 

Thank nknyc15
Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We came at 10 o'clock and had guacamole then enchiladas which we shared. Food was terrific. Service was wonderful and we had a booth in the bar it was very comfortable. DALE does not use gluten. Their menu made it clear that they are careful. Bravo

Thank doug100worth
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I live in New York but had not been to Rosa Mexicano for many years. I had a hankering for good Mexican food and margaritas and thought nostalgically of Rosa Mexicano. Unfortunately it was not what we expected. It was crowded on a Friday night but we waited only a few minutes for our table. I ordered... More 

Thank Eric R
Bedford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Always a good meal and a great time. More of a locals destination than the others in NYC and more intimate as well.

Thank ontherun67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1063 1st Avenue at 58th St, New York City, NY 10022
    (58th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6, N,R, W to 59th Street/ Lexington, M15 to 57th + 1st
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-753-7407
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.

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