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Rosa Mexicano - Union Square
Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

Rosa Mexicano - Union Square Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rosamexicano.com
  • Phone: (212) 533-3350
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Thursday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Joe Quintana
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Regardless of your party size, Rosa Mexicano is the perfect venue to offer your guests a creative, upscale experience. We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, pre 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 ext. 29 or email at agertz@rosamexicano.com
  • Entertainment: We offer a television in the bar area. 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: HAPPY HOUR AT CANTINA BAR | DAILY, 4-7 pm
    Half-price select cocktails and appetizers will make you very happy for much more than an hour.

    Desserts inspired by classic savory dishes such as guacamole, tamales and empanadas, and paired with handmade ice creams and sorbets infused with Mexican flavors ranging from prickly pear to chili-spiced chocolate.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and Broadway
  • Public Transit: Union Square Subway (L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: The closest lot is on 17th between 5th and Broadway
A word from Rosa Mexicano - Union Square
Just blocks away from Manhattan’s lively Union Square, our third New York location provides a warm and vibrant setting for our award-winning authentic Mexican cuisine. Designed by David Rockwell, the restaurant features architectural accents inspired by the late, famed Mexican architect, Luis Barragan. The internally illuminated electric-blue tiled water wall features cliff diver figurines and candles among the cascading water to separate the bar from the main dining room. Warm terracotta and yellow colors with hot pink accents are featured throughout the restaurant as well as traditional, one-of-a-kind Mexican crafts, fabrics and artwork. This combination creates the perfect backdrop for the festive atmosphere and innovative Mexican cuisine of Rosa Mexicano. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Nice atomosphere, good food (especially the guacamole) and New York prices. Our waiter was friendly but not terribly attentive. I would probably return however."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The guacamole made at your table is delicious. The service is friendly and efficient, and the drinks are good. Our fish main dishes were not balanced; the maui maui was overcooked, but the salmon was cooked perfectly. The sides of black beans and rice were made to perfection."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The good was great but customer service was horrible, we felt rushed to hurry and eat and leave."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I like Mexican food in general, but now I found the place for it. We came as a party of 4 and everything we ordered was great. In addition they have a gluten free menu, which was awesome, I didn't have to question every item on the menu, it makes the whole experience so much easier and nicer."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a family visiting from Brazil with 4 children. Rosa Mexicana was perfect. The kids menu was great - their meals even came with ice cream!! The staff was lovely. They had the children help make the guacamole - and they loved it."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food I ordered was off of the pre-fixe menu, it was great! No complaints, It was very tasty and spicy. The restaurant was very vibrant, it seemed like a very happy place. At the end I was a bit disappointed with our hostess, she didn't show any form of appreciation. It would of been nice to hear a thank you, it was a pleasure having you or she didn't inquire about our experience overall. We had minimum conversation with her during the time we were there. We all placed our order at the same time and went back to conversing. When she picked up the check from the table, she looked forward & took the check with her right hand. Avoiding eye contact with us, that was weird. She was given the suggested tip on the receipt."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The guac was the best ever! I could have just had that with drinks and we would have been good to go."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Highend service and presentation of delicious authentic mexican food. Best guacamole in NYC."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food and service both terrific. Very generous Restaurant Week choices."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Ceviche came way before guacamole. One steak was cooked perfectly, the other was overdone and dry. Good deal for restaurant week as you can substitute from a list of cocktails instead of dessert."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Always have good food! Not 100% authentic, but tasty and well presented."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Very nice ambience and service. We went for restaurant week. The food was good but not spectacular. My favorite was churros desert."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Went for a dinner celebration for my dad's birthday and it was am amazing experience! The food was delicious, the waitstaff was attentive and friendly, and the restaurant itself is beautiful. Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Treated like royalty whenever we eat here. Celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. My wife's favorite spot so I figure why not bring her here."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our group doesn't always agree on where to dine, but Rosa Mexicano was a winner for all 4 of us. It was such a pleasant experience with such delicious food and wonderful service. We will surely return to this location!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My first time there is was beautiful my waiter was great my drink was amazing I can't wait to have brunch.."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I went with a few of my best girl friends for drinks and appetizers and had an amazing time. we loved the table side guac, had great service, and delicious tacos as well."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was good, the guacamole was great! The service was not so great, felt rushed and the bus boy took away our chips without asking."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This has been a favorite of ours, much better than its previous use as the America restaurant back in early 2000s. We have come here several times in the past, the food has always been great. The scene is lively and conducive to a great dinner experience. We tend to come here with some friends as the more the merrier."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Had a group here for my daughter's 21st birthday. They gave us a great table in the corner with plenty of room. The place is lively and colorful and perfect for a group. The pomegranate margaritas were were delicious. For an appetizer, we ordered different types of guacamole, which they prepared tableside. Everyone enjoyed their meals."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great Ambience, Wonderful Service, Delicious Food! Terrific modern take on Mexican. Perfectly seasoned, grilled to perfection. Will be coming back very soon."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Always good food, great Guacamole and a fun atmosphere. If you are going to eat Mexican food this is your only choice in the city!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Rosa Mexicana is always good,best guacamole and margaritas are very good. The only issue we had was on a hot night last Friday the air conditioning was barely working ."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Delicious Mexican food!!! Great Guacamole and you must try the elote!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Wow, what a fabulous place. A friend recommended we visit and we weren't disappointed. The guacamole made at the table was fresh, delicious & filling!! The rest of our food was lovely too. Great drinks choice, great service, fabulous atmosphere. We will return when we next visit New York"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Attentive staff but not annoying. Good food and great cocktails."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Our server was awesome, we had a great time!!!! Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The guacamole is their hero product and pretty delicious albeit the price tag is a touch inflated. The tacos for their taco and tequilla special were really amazing, I had a few as appetizers which may have set the bar too high for the entrees as I was underwhelmed. The chile relleno and steak taco entrees were good, just not great. Chile Mango marg is highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "If you order nothing else, the Guacamole made in front of you is why you go to Rosa Mexicano. Don't miss it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Rosa Mexicano is a great place for the tex mex type of cuisine. Its large and slightly noisy but works well for office gatherings and not for intimate moments. The guacamole was lip smacking good. The service was a sbit slow but it was a busy night. Works as a great meeting place, well located."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great service, unique flavors, now one of our Must Go spots in NYC!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "That's how we feel when I treat my family to dinner there. The waitstaff is personable, attentive and helpful, the food is always delicious and the atmosphere is festive. The changing menu keeps things fresh and exciting. We have never ordered a drink or dish that we didn't love and want to share. We also have a member of our party with severe food allergies, and this is one of the few restaurants that is knowledgeable about serving safe food so we can all relax and enjoy a good time. This is where I always arrange to meet our daughters for a family meal in the city, and it's always a hit."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Rosa had the best guacamole and mango margaritas! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the city!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I went here for a quick dinner before heading to see a show at Daryl Roth theatre and I didnt want to leave. The food was well beyond what I expected and the atmosphere was so fun and vibrant. I had such a great time"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "a bit too noisy, but very good. a bit too noisy, but very good."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I was blown away by this place! The waiter was very helpful and gave people in my group lots of good suggestions on what to order. We got the famous table-side quacamole and we were very impressed. The restaurant has just the right noise level. The pomegranate margarita was to die for! And the churros on the dessert menu were out of this world. I will definitely be coming back to this restaurant. Best nachos of my life!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Attentive wait staff, wide selection, well prepared and presented food, generous portions, great drinks"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "A must eat place every time I'm in NY. The table made guac is so good I want to lick the bowl! Interesting ways of preparing tacos and burritos. Every dish is delicious."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "It was my husbands birthday and everyone had a great time. Service was excellent...as well as food. It's the restaurant I always take all friends & family's if they want Mexican food. I highly recommend the Union Square Rosa Mexicano...it's fun...lively...excellent food & Great service."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "They have a separate gluten free menu that I've eaten off of twice with no adverse effects. The regular menu is also great I am told. The tables are well spaced and staff is friendly. Both lunch and dinner were enjoyable. The bar scene at dinner time on a Thursday around 6:30p was lively with an afterwork crowd."
    Dined on 6/19/2014