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“Great Guacamole”

Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center
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Ranked #327 of 13,681 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $80
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Cross street: 62nd Street
Transit: 1,A,B,C,D trains to 59th Street. 1 train to Lincoln Center (66th)
Description: 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.
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Guacamole”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

I love Mexican food and have eaten at Rosa Mexicana for years at different locations in the city. The service is great, the atmosphere upscale, but the food is just ok, with the exception of the guacamole which was wonderful. I will eat here again but I do think it is pricey,

Visited August 2012
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“BEST GUACAMOLE IVE EVER HAD”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

they make the guacamole at your table! and it tastes like heaven!
Our food was delicious. We went during restaurant "week" (more like month) and so they had a special menu where we got an entree, main and dessert/special alcoholic drink for like $20 or something and everything tasted amazing.
I am highly averse to peppers which i told them and they were more than happy to make sure nothing i was eating touched any form of pepper.
The staff were great and even though they were packed and busy it never felt like they were rushing us or trying to get us to leave. When our friend dropped by they even got her a chair and plate even though she said she wasn't eating and served her up some food for no extra charge.
Where else do you get service like that in new york when there's a 45 minute wait for a table?

  • Visited July 2012
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New York City, New York
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35 reviews
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“Nothing but Love”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

I have been to Rosa Mexicana in Miami and San Fran and I love every visit. I love NYC so my favorite are the NY locations. But you cannot go wrong. The food is great. Service great. Ambiance also great.

Visited October 2012
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BOSTON MA
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“Great food”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Great food ,excellent service ,fresh guacamole made in front of you.I am vegetarian and ordered veg.ravioli which was excellent
Great appetizers .

Visited September 2012
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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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“Wonderful Meal, Great Location”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Usually difficult to get into without a reservation a week in advance, but we took a guess that a Monday night would work--and it did! Avoiding the famous, delicious, but overpriced guacamole, we started with crab empanadas which were lovely, and not too heavy. My husband had the tuna with tropical fruits. The tuna was perfectly rare and the combination of flavors was delightful. Usually the first to order tuna, I was instead intrigued by the duck leg with mole sauce and brussel sprouts. It was fabulous! The duck was not at all fatty, the brussel sprouts were cooked without being bitter or soggy, and the combination of duck and mole sauce was perfect. As were the margaritas. Maybe not a great idea right before the opera...but what the heck! And they got us out easily in time for our 7:30 curtain across the street.

  • Visited October 2012
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