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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center
Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rosamexicano.com
  • Email: lcteam@rosamexicano.com
  • Phone: (212) 977-7700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Dinner: Monday 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Tuesday - Friday 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Pedro Duarte
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d'ouvres, etc. We also offer off-premise catering for groups of all sizes. For Large Party Reservations, please contact Amira Gertz at 212.397.0666 x29 or email at agertz@rosamexicano.com
  • Entertainment: On special occasions, we frequently have guest musicians and/or mariachis present to heighten the festive atmosphere. Please contact the restaurant directly with questions.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Pre-theatre cocktails, Monday - Friday 3 - 5pm: Heading to Lincoln Center for a show? Enjoy our famous margaritas, specialty tequilas, sangrias and beers, along with a selection of our authentic Mexican specialties at very happy prices. Now that's an hour (or few) well spent!



Getting there

  • Cross Street: 62nd Street
  • Public Transit: 1,A,B,C,D trains to 59th Street. 1 train to Lincoln Center (66th)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The closest parking garage is at 61st and Columbus.
A word from Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Diner Reviews
  • "Been at miami and ny and both are very nice. It's a place I always love to come when I have the opportunity."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food is average, the table side guac is great but pricey and small portions. The drinks are the winner here, big & delicious."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is clearly a very popular spot and its popularity is reflected in the noise levels. The space itself is beautiful with a fantastic water wall feature and vibrant colours. We had made a reservation and were seated promptly despite it being very busy. The guacamole prepared at the table was excellent and the food generally quite good although both entrees were on the cold side. Because it was so very busy we did not alert the wait staff to this problem. It is very close to the Lincoln Centre and would be a good choice for pre-theatre dining."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Thus is my second time to the Lincoln a Center location. Food was delicious and the wait staff was very friendly. I can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food is excellent and the service very good. The noise level does make conversation challenging at times. Took advantage of the sunshine to have a drink outside which was very pleasant."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Although the food was good. You can have similar food at a much cheaper price. I believe that this restaurant is too over priced because of the area. I would NOT come back. Will rather go a little out of the way to get a fair price."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Food was delicious...attentive wait staff. Had a wonderful time with my daughter."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I love my experiences at Rosa Mexicano. The food, ambience, staff and service is always on point and you are free to just enjoy the company of your guests. I recently brought my mom here for her 75th birthday before attending the opera and they could not have done more to make it special! Thank you and we'll be back again soon!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I brought my out-of-town family to Rosa Mexicano and they loved it. Service was impeccable and the food delicious per usual. Oh, the margaritas were potent!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "THIS IS A SP[ECIAL PLACE TO WHICH I TAKE VISITING FAMILY. THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT, THE GUACAMOLE THE BEST IN THE WORLD. BETTER THAN ANYTHING ELSE, THE RESTAURANT IS A BLOCK FROM MY HOME."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Particularly enjoyed the prix fixe Passover menu. A feast"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Its a perfect spot eat for date night. I love this location been hear many times"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Same 'ol, same 'ol for Rosa Mexicana which is a good thing. You can count on the guacamole (nice that they can prepare it mild and give others at the table the ingredients to make it more spicy.) This place is a madhouse in the evening as many wait for tables if they did not reserve in advance. With a reservation however, you are seated right away, even if you get lost finding the place (as we did despite past trips) and arrived a half hour late. Entrees are numerous and appetizers are filling. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We had a delightful Modern Mexican dinner at Rosa Mexicano. The wait staff was delightful and the food was fresh and interesting. They even had a Passover menu."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I love the relaxed feel of this place. The fresh guacamole was favorite of the table! Service was well-timed and friendly. Brunch was affordable.""
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food was delicious, but the service was just ok -- which is unusual given my previous visits here. Things seemed particularly busy, so perhaps it's just a one-off...but not refilling drinks over the course of an hour is a bit inexcusable. "
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was amazing and received great service. Everyone was kind and willing to help. It was a little hard to hear others, but then again we were seated by a very large group. Other than that, everything was well done. This restaurant is a bit pricy, but worth it for those special occasions."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The food was very good and creative but the service was terrible and slow."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Rosa Mexicana makes a fab guacamole. Period. My friend and I were sorely disappointed in the prep and quality of everything else we ate. The restaurant has a great location across the street from Lincoln Center. If the overall quality of the food improved (higher quality produce, cleaner flavors, a more upscale spin on Mexican cuisine) I would be a frequent diner."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Order the GUACAMOLE SHOW! So tasty. Upscale Mexican excellence. Very consistent. Dined at the location in Washington DC. Excellent (service was better there tho)"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The guacamole is excellent! You MUST get this when visiting any one of their locations."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great upbeat restaurant in Lincoln Center area. Good food, great ambiance and the tableside preparation of guacamole was well worth the visit. A real fun place to eat before or after the show."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I was disappointed by the flavor of the food. Most was bland and left a lot to be desired. Some of the rice was hard....The guacamole is good, but sadly that's not enough to make me return."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Reliable Rosa. I come here for the classics. Frozen pomegranate margaritas, fresh tableside guac, and the best mole enchiladas in town. The service is great. The dining room is spacious and comfortable, and the views of Lincoln Center are awesome. It's not "cheap mexican" (i.e. taco truck prices), but you get a lot more bang for your buck than the countless run of the mill mexican joints around town. Great outdoor patio and a cheap and lively happy hour. Be careful, though, the margaritas are STRONG!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I had a lovey time. Food was great. I had the budin - which I recommend. The guacamole is fantastic. It was made fresh to order. I could not get enough of it !"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Definitely don't pass up their table-side guacamole! It's perfect!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Everything about Rosa Mexicana is wonderful. From the incredible service to the amazing food to the ambiance. There is nothing missing here. For me it is about the perfect place to eat lunch or dinner. Watching as they make the guacamole and then eating it!!! Just the greatest. I cannot rave enough about Rosa Mexicana! Outstanding. Oh and each and every staff member is friendly, and very helpful. The service is out of this world."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Always have the guacamole made at the tableside and margarita. the flavors of the dishes are intense and well balanced."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great place. A little pricey but definetly worth it."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This place is so busy I thought it must be a sure fire winner. I was so wrong. It is incredibly noisy but that's forgivable given how big the place is - what's UNforgiveable was the halfhearted lacklustre welcome on arrival and the generally charmless service throughout. I don't really want to have to deal with a noticeably unhappy server throughout a meal. The food was no better than so so and at times pretty awful...a big pile of stodgy mushroom sauce suffocating my filet mignon like a giant lump of mud. I'm left wondering how on earth this place stays so busy...it was packed out with apparently happy diners so maybe it's just me. I just don't get it!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We have been going to Rosa Mexicano since it opened. Lincoln Center is obviously the draw and i think management has taken its success for granted. I can't ever remember sending back two glasses of Malbec at any restaurant. I can't ever remember having half full Margaritas and seeing the waiter go to the bar to get more to top them off. I cant ever remember the shrimp skewer over rice having COLD rice! I can't ever remember the short ribs being dry, rubbery and inedible. The staff is great, pleasant and accommodating, but that's not enough to get us to return and spend our hard earned money on less than mediocre food."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Our waiter was able to suggest changes in a dish to accommodate my tastes. I was impressed with the flexibility and willingness to please. It was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "very authentic mexican food. Side table guacamole was outstanding. tables are close together, noise level is energetic. Drinks were very expensive."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Wonderful guacamole!!!!!!!!!!!! Great Margaritas!!!!!!!!! Beef Enchilladas with Mole Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUMMY CHURROS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "It's not worth sitting through the ear-splitting noise of this restaurant, to have the great guacamole. We were seated on the first level in the back, which was slightly better than the cacophony of the bar area. And I checked out the upstairs, which was equally unbearable. The food was good, the service was ok, but I'll never go back."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Noisy ambience especially around theater hours. Food is pricey and just okay"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Very good Mexican Food very near Lincoln Center. Service is quick or you can linger. Very good quacamole prepared table side. Nice lunch menu before a matinee."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "If you like good mexican cuisine and are in the Lincoln Center area look no further. The table side guacamole is outstanding as are the main entrees. The cuisine is served hot and quickly with just the right amount of waiter involvement. The dining on the second level is scenic and quieter than the first floor which has the bar and noise of the entryway."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We Have Enjoyed This Restaurant Many Times And They Never Disappoint. The Lincoln Center Location Is Our Favorite. Individual Pitchers Of Delicious Sangria Was The Highlight For Me This Visit:)"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We came here for a pre-show lunch on a Sunday. We were seated a bit early which was very nice--we were a large group and accommodated right away. The food was delicious as always and the guacamole is top-notch. That is a major draw and never fails to disappoint. Service here is often spotty. I feel like there is always a point when your server forgets your table is still there. Once we asked if we could order (after waiting for a while) we got a little more attention. Overall I love this place and will go back, you just have to make sure they stay on top of you!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014