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Rosa Mexicano - First Avenue

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
1063 1st Avenue at 58th St, New York City, NY 10022
+1 212-753-7407
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (212 reviews)
“enchiladas” (29 reviews)
“churros” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1063 1st Avenue at 58th St, New York City, NY 10022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great night in this buzzy restaurant, tasty food, atmosphere lively and service was very good. Loved the guacamole and the margaritas went down a treat. Highly recommend.

Thank gramochroi
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Great guacamole and very tasty flautas and quesadillas. Nothing gloppy or sloppy here from the service to the serious Mexican food. Very pleasant dining room and a good wait staff. And the margarita was one of the best ever. Will definitely return!

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed May 1, 2018

We've spent a lot of time in Mexico and long ago fell in love with its cuisine. Far too often, unfortunately, the Mexican restaurants back home offer only pale versions of what is available south of the border. Done well, Mexican food is elegant, subtle...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Came here with friends who love Mexican cuisine! The guacamole was delicious, as well as the salsa. The budin de pollo, tres enchiladas and shrimp tacos were also great! Definitely recommend this place. We have eaten at 3 different locations in the city and they...More

Thank cvbc
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I was not here fir several years but came as I was hungry and generally liked their food. Primarily for. The guacamole. Which is still very good even at their inflated prices. The issue appears to be poor services Cecile jack of direction. I used...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

We had visited Rosa Mexicano over 10 years ago and decided this NYC trip to go back. The guacamole made at your table is still amazing, plus the homemade tortilla chips were great. I had a very good and spicy shrimp dish. They bring rice...More

Thank QueenOnABudget
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Party environement, great food, great drinks, feels like a big party in a way. Sit at the bar and wait if you don`t have a seat.

Thank hottuna66
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

I m so glad I decided to try this place. I've in New York for 10 days working, and can't eat another piece of pizza. I walked into the restaurant and was immediately seated. They did the traditional thing Mexican inspired restaurants do and brought...More

Thank countryfried81
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

I don’t usually write reviews, but I was appalled at how far down RM has gone since I first dined with them in DC many years ago. Quesadillas were burned, tasteless, and presented worse than any fast food chain. Never again.

1  Thank pickyredhead
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Dined on a weekday evening. Arrived after 6 pm and was seated immediately. The restaurant was already about 30+% full. Ordered the freshly made guacamole, the fish tacos and the sampler enchiladas along with the red sangria. The guacamole made on the spot right in...More

Thank Plus2kids
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 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
  • E-mail
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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