Rosa Mexicano - First Avenue
Best Mexican in the CityGreat 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 AMGood foodGreat menu choices.
Food was very salty. Hadn't noticed that before.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy guac!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 AMGuacamole heaven!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 AMA Great Night OutI live in Seattle, so I begin thinking about Rosa Mexicano's Pomegranate Margaritas, guacamole, and short ribs when I board the plane. This is a can't miss, awesome night out!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty and funA solid choice if you're in the neighborhood. Food was well-prepared. Only quibble: service was a little slow.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is amazing!!!! BestThe food is amazing!!!! Best authentic mexican food around5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMit is our local go tomost folks are from out of town, living in Sutton Place, it is one of our regular local spots. Always great, always more than satisfied5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we wanted plus some!First time booking with open table! Easy and the food was great just as we hoped it would be! Flavor filled food that was prepared timely and with excellent service. Complementary dessert because we had mentioned on our Open Table on line reservation that it was our anniversary! A very nice touch! Will definitely be back.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMalways an enjoyable evening.always an enjoyable evening. Good food & attentive service.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great timeAlways enjoy Rosa Mexicano. 1st ave location is much more fun than Lincoln Center location.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's not easy to find a greatIt's not easy to find a great restaurant in NYC that doesn't break the bank. We've eaten at two of the Rosa Mexicano locations on several occasions and have thoroughly enjoyed it each time. First Avenue is our favorite.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways love coming to RosaAlways love coming to Rosa Mexicano. Their guacamole is amazing and as overpriced as it is, I still have to get it.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for brunch w/a guiltWe went for brunch w/a guilt city deal, the waiter didnt rush us and the restaurant was very quiet.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTheir guacamole is alwaysTheir guacamole is always excellent. Made exactly how you want it and tableside. The pomegranate margies are so yummy, you can't just have one but be careful, they are strong.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBeat Mexican restaurant anywhere!Beat Mexican restaurant anywhere! Guacamole can't be beat - fabulous!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe guacamole was awesome.The guacamole was awesome. Margarita on the rocks prepared perfectly. I had the short ribs and they were flavorful and perfectly cooked. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Restaurant could use a little refreshing of its interior though. The upper west side location is more pleasant.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLet's be honnest, I m reallyLet's be honnest, I m really not a specialist of Mexican food and I don't know what is "typical" or not, yet what I got it this restaurant was far from what I got in the other mexican restaurants I went before ! Ok I admit we began with a guacamole, prepared right in front of us that was perfect way to begin but the Mexico City Street Salad with Barbecued Tuna Loin was outstanding ! Fresh, tasty, Piquante but not too much, just perfect ! And according to the reaction of my GF while eating her Shrimp Brochette, this was a winner too ! This experience was worth the 30 minutes walk we took to go there from our Hotel !3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and service. PassoverGood food and service. Passover menu was interseting.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA "must" anytime we visit New York!We love this restaurant. This visit, had the short ribs and the tortilla casserole. Both were amazing! Alwayscstartvwirh the homemade guacamole they make table side.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place to try real MexicanGood place to try real Mexican food. I have been in Rosa Mexicano several times and can recommend it with confidence.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Jay!Had dinner on a Sunday night with three girlfriends. We got the famous guacamole, which was delectable and nice strong margaritas. Our entrees were great, but the whole experience was outstanding due to our waiter Jay. He was the best server I've had in a long time! He let us take our time, made suggestions and even made a special drink for my friend. Jay was the perfect combination of knowledge, attentiveness, and respect. Thanks to Jay for making our evening very enjoyable!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNot as large and fancy asNot as large and fancy as their sister restaurant at Lincoln Square, but just as good. The food was delicious and the service attentive. Great drinks, too.12/15/2012 12:00:00 AM