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“Muy Bueno!”

Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center
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Ranked #279 of 13,826 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $80
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Liberty, New York
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Muy Bueno!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Start of with the guacamole made tableside - so start with delicious and move up from there! The food was delicious and the services was wonderful. Making a reservation online was a breeze as we were there for the opera and needed to be pretty specific about time. The decor is cool too with a waterwall and hundreds of tiny cliff divers on it. The braised ribs were like "buttah" and the burritos were absolutely delicious. Again, be sure and make a reservation as a couple of people ahead of us were trying to come in without one and were waiting up to an hour, but with a reservation seating was smooth. A menu of specialty margaritas was a nice addition too (just disappointed that they were frozen). Bon appetito!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank bcandctrips12
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Mexican in the heart of Manhattan”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Great Mexican just up from Union Square. Good buzz early on a Friday evening and great food. Have the Guacamole to start, they make it fresh at your table.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
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“Guacamole and Pomegranate Margaritas”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

are excellent! Fortunately or unfortunately, this place is right in my neighborhood. The bar is small and gets packed fast and there is just a little outdoor seating, but the restaurant dining room itself is tremendous as they have additional seating upstairs. Food is good and the price is relative to Lincoln Center.

Visited October 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best mexican ever”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Hype Restaurant with great price. To start, order guacamole, which is prepared next to the table. The duck enchilada is outstanding.

Visited November 2012
Thank Clamatsui
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Lunch was very good”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

I went for lunch this week. It was empty, despite that the receptionist took me to the absolute back of the restaurant, corner. I was surprised, sat down and there was an arctic blst from the AC duct above. I go up and found a better table on my own as she seemed too busy to bother. nevertheless, the food was good, and the young Mexican waiter was young kind, polite and serious. I had mole enchiladas with barbecued goat. Excellent. the sides were refried bean paste and a nice rice. there were two salsa with the chips, a red pepper one full of roasted flavor and a green tomatillo, deep, rich and sweet. I had a Mexican Olla coffe with the creme on the side. it was very good. Clearly the food is excellent and best when its not crazy busy.

  • Visited November 2012
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