We re-visited Rosa Mexicano (the East side one) fo our 59th wedding anniversary. It was just as good as ever. Guacamole specially prepared at the table, gracious service. My chicken enchiladas in mole sauce were delicious, comfortably spicy. We had asked for a quiet area, and were given a lovely table in one of the calmer rooms. Our waiter never hurried us, and was attentive. We were treated to a glass of champagne at the end of the meal when the waiter found out this was a special celebration for us.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The guacamole and accompanying sauces were delicious. We enjoyed the crab empanadas along with the red snapper. And last, but not least, the pomegranate Margarita's enhanced our meal. We shall return!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu choices.
Food was very salty. Hadn't noticed that before.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Mexican in the City
Great Mexican dishes are hard to find in New York City. Rosa Mexicano is the best. With multiple locations, the two we like the best are First Avenue and Union Square. First Avenue is the original and the most intimate. Union Square is HUGE but a great scene watching location. They serve the best Mole sauce I have had outside of Puerto Vallarta.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at this restaurant many times. It always pleases, no matter what the occasion! I recommend Rosa Mexicano, First Anenue, unequivocally! IMO the food selections are unique to Rosa Mexicano and they are prepared to perfection. For first timers, you'll be pleasantly surprised, and want to return time and time again!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
So great to have a restaurant like Rosa Mexicano that's consistently a great experience. The staff are courteous and professional. And they serve amazing food - gourmet Mexican that elevates even the simplest dishes.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dependably Delicious-Buen Provecho!
Roas Mexicano's food is always excellent, from their perfect guacamole, through their grilled dishes and platos pricipales, to one of the best flans anywhere...and then there's the vast selection of tequilas - Olé !
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oldie but Goodie
We hadn't been back to Rosa Mexicano in awhile, but were happy to see that the quality of the experience has remained consistent. The menu is a good mix of traditional dishes and some newer, more experimental dishes. The Margaritas are great.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is excellent if you expect more than Tex Mex
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
With a few locations in manhattan and NJ there is no excuse not to dine at Rosa's. Table side guac can't be beat !
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Recently went to Rosa Mexicano for a special anniversary with my husband. We really enjoyed it. From the fresh made guacamole, prepared right at your table, to the delicious dessert, the food was great! Also, the waiter was very friendly and attentive. We would definitely go back!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Guacamole made tableside is the signature disk at Rosa and never disappoints. Chile relleno stuffed with spinach was a creative twist to standard cheese chile relleno.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome pomegranite margies
Awesome pomegranite margies and excellent guacemole.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
How Are Things in Guacamole?
Dependable, tasty, reasonably priced, interesting choices at the Rosa Mexicano restaurants in NYC. Not fancy, but comfortable, and you'll enjoy the relaxed ambience.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
the service was great, we really enjoyed and they treat us so well that we coming back, I wish to have some extra seats in the bar area, becuase our plan was having a few drinks in the bar before dinner, but is around 6 no more and the restaurant is big enough to have a few more. look like they don't want to many people for happy hours :)
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there this past Friday for dinner with 3 adults & a 9 year old. The menu had a good selection of seafood & meats. The adults had meals ranging from the Beef Short Ribs, Tuna Tartare, Crabcake Empanadas & of course the guacamole & chips. The Beef Short Ribs were so tender you didn't need a knife. It all came apart easily & it definately satisfied. The Crabcake paste in the Empanadas weren't too mushy, you can still feel the texture of the meat. The skin of it however could've been warmer. The only "huh" moment came when I ordered a double espresso & it turned up in a coffee mug. All in all, it was a good dining experience.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great experience
The first avenue location of the Manhattan chain is by far the most intimate and the best ambiance. The booths are great when you are on a date. This is the only place to go for Mexican in the city.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hadn't been to RM in a while
Hadn't been to RM in a while and was not disappointed. Excellent food and service (love the guac and had a great filet mignon entree with mushroom/cream sauce!). Our waiter was also wonderful. We took 2 teenage girls and they loved it as well.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spice is nice!
One of the best mexican restaurants we've been to in awhile. Service was great and food was cooked to order. Many items prepared right at your table. Half the food choices are hot and spicy and half are not. YOu can have your choice as spicy as you'd like. The waiter's don't rush you and are very pleasant in offering their suggestions. We'll go back again if in the neighborhood.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a welcome night out
This restaurant is always a favorite because of the ambiance that it has in the evening. The guacamole is always my favorite because it is made right In front of you just the way you want it. The whole restaurant is great and the food even better.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food but the Tables a bit too close. Nothing worse than having to lower your
voice so the people 10" from your elbows on either side decide
to eavesdrop. Our conversation couldn't be that fascinating.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mexican with a Twist
I took a client here for dinner, everything was outstanding. Fun atmosphere. When we arrived at 6:30 is was quiet, by the time we left at 9:30 is was hopping with people, groups, families.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing service with amazing food.
Usuall you find one or the other but Rosa's had it all. Guacamole prepared for us at our table, on the house little empanadas, and even a small cupcake to celebrate the birthday of a loved one.
This is the place to go for a great time and delicious food.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I Love Rosa Mexicano
I have been going to this restaurant for many years and it never disappointed me with their authentic food and drink varieties.
Atmosphere, especially in the room where the bar is also great ... Their pomegranate margaritas are simply fantastic.
I now live in Seattle, but every time I am in NYC, pilgrimage to Rosa Mexicano is MUST for me. I have been all their branches all around the country, but the one on 1st Ave rules !!!
Thank you Rosa ...
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good evening out
Excellent guac. made to order on the spot. Killer marguarita, although quite pricy! Nice ambiance and decent menu. I would say the only thing missing is a wider variety of veg. dishes.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
their guacomole and pomegranite
their guacomole and pomegranite margaritas are the best around
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good Mexican food experience!
We love guacamole! In this restaurant is delicious! Real Mexican food.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was creative and tasted fabulous from the guacamole made at table to the incredible selection of desserts. Our server was as close to perfect as can be with the correct amount of care and attention without overdoing. It was everything I look for in a perfect dining experience.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We LOVE this place...I've never gotten a bad meal here. It's always a must on our list when we visit NYC. A MUST try!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous as Always
The freshest most inventive food, the best service and wonderful cocktails - One of the best restaurants in New York.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed my meal and the service was excellent. I would definitely go back to this restaurant.
9/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not your usual Mexican. Innovative, great tasting food.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this great Mexican restaurant. All the Rosa Mexicano restaurants in NYC serve the same most wonderful food and they have great staff service.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I come to NYC usually twice each year for 4 nights and we always end up and go to Rosa Mexicano on First Ave. It seems to get better and better each time. Great food, great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back on our next trip!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food an accomodating staff
We arrived almost 30 mins late for our Saturday night reservation and were seated almost immediately. Food was delicious.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night at a great restaurant!
Our night at Rosa Mexicano on First Avenue was phenomenal. Our reservations were honored promptly by courteous staff. Didier, our waiter, could not have been more helpful. He recommended a few items that were delicious. As always, the food and drinks were top notch. Rosa Mexicano continues to exemplify a level of service that all restaurants should strive for.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and ambiance
I especially love the guac they make right before you. Has descent veggie options many of them not on the menu.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and drink
Very relaxed atmosphere, the margaritas are great and the grilled chicken is the main reason we have been going there since 2001
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We come to nyc 2-3 times a year to visit our son in college. Always have the intention of experiencing a different restaurant each trip but somehow Rosa mexicano keeps making the list!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good every time
We have eaten here several times. The food and service is always great.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best Mexican Food in NYC
Great guacamole, tuna tacos and crab empanadas. House margaritas are outstanding. We go there every time we are New York.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & venue
I took my mum here when she visited New York. It was the first time at the restaurant and the food was really good with levels of spice to suit any taste with a good atmosphere and great service.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not just beans and rice.
The food is not your typical beans, rice and tacos. If you want gourmet Mexican food, this is the place. Be sure to try the pomegranate margaritas and the guacamole.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Steak with mushroom sauce!
The waiter suggested the steak with mushrooms as one of the popular items.
I never think of steak when I go for Mexican food. It was outstanding. Cooked to perfection and the mushroom sauce was delicious.
Will definitely go back for more!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The service is always excellent, the environment relaxing, and the food exceptionally tasty. An absolute must at least once every time I go to NYC.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best rosa
This is my favorite rosa Mexicana because it has a much more intimate cozy feeling.
The food here is consistently good as are the cocktails.
They are also very accomadating and substitute things on the menu.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
My girlfriend and i had recently acquired an affinity southwestern cuisine. We've been frequenting a lot of tex-mex eateries but nothing too fancy. So for her birthday i wanted to step it up. Did an online search for most notable Mexican style restaurants in NYC and came across this familiar place that I've passed a dozen times or more, Rosa Mexicano. Made the reservations and we were more than satisfied. Food was very good, drinks delicious and service very pleasant and friendly.
Will definitely make a return visit.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the chicken enchiladas with green sauce substituted for mole. I liked it alot. My friends enjoyed the pomegranate frozen margaritas. The sangria was okay.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Third time visitor to this culinary dance of Mexican food. When in NYC , try to stop in for a bite. If you start with the table side guacamole , you can't go wrong. I am a mole sauce lover, so there's always a choice. But if you want Americanized Mexican, don't go.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding classic Mexican
Outstanding classic Mexican way beyond burritos
Homemade guacamole was outstanding!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM