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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

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 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: 'Noches Calientes’ means Happy Hour at Rosa and it buzzes Sunday-Thursday, 4-7pm Don't miss Taco Tuesdays, half-price all our signature tacos, El Mezcalito and La Antigua cocktails during happy hour.

    MEXICAN BREAKFAST | Served Every Weekend
    Start the day with a spicy spin on breakfast classics including Fried Eggs and Carnitas Hash; Nopales con Huevo (soft scrambled eggs and cactus paddle with chili and roasted peppers); and Cinnamon-Cascabel Chili Stuffed French Toast with caramelized plantains.


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
  • "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
  • "This meal was fantastic! I've been a fan of Rosa Mexicano for a few years now. As usual, the guacamole was outstanding and the best I ever had. For the first time, I tried the queso with chorizo. I really loved this dish. Instead of having some sort of cheese sauce, the dish was truly shredded cheeses melted and crisp on a skillet. The chorizo was on top. The only advice I have for this dish is to make the pieces of chorizo larger. It didn't do anything for me to have it ground up. The Tablones are by far my favorite dish and the plantains were incredible and sweet. To finish of the meal, the Mexican Churros were outstanding. This meal was the perfect thing I needed to finish off my incredible weekend."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The service is exceptional . Well organized very friendly and very helpful ."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a great time there. It was my last meal in NYC and it could not have been better. We all had different dishes and the table side guac and everyone had to eat a bit of everyone else's food. I'll miss a lot about NYC, but I'll miss Rosa Mexicano the most."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "i was recently at the restaurant at peak dinner hour (which i usually avoid because of the volume), and was again blown away by the artistry of the food. this night it was the chile poblano Relleno, which had none of the gooey cheesiness often relied upon by restaurants, instead the chile was stuffed with a lovely vegetable combination with a small amount of brown rice and goat cheese, just enough to hold together and complement the chile. both sauces that were under the chile were wonderful and each was different. together with what must be the best black beans in new york, this dish was a dream."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Very good place, very good atmosphere: to see the guacamole taking life in front of you it's a must!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Having just left Dos Caminos in Soho because our waitress was so bad, we were overjoyed to find a welcome at Rosa Mexicano with one of the best servers I have experienced The Margaritas perfect, the Guacamole to die for, The Pollo Pibil was beyond exquisite The decor magnificent"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was great. The guacamole was made right in front of us and was the freshest and most delicious guac we've ever had. Sangria was also delicious. Expensive but worth the money. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The Rosa Mexicano at union square is awesome, we were a group of three out for a birthday celebration. The food was delicious and beautifully plated. Would recommend for a fun night out. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Went here on a date this weekend and had an amazing time. The food was absolutely delicious and the waiter was so friendly and helpful. The only disappointing thing was that the $14 guacamole appetizer only included 1 avocado. That seemed a little outrageous. Other than that I think everything was well priced. I highly recommend the Busin de Pollo. It was described as a "Mexican lasagna" and it pretty much was. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I had a good night out with amazing food and sub par service. My waiter barely spoke to us. He spent most of his time with his coworkers and forgot my drink and brought it at the end of my meal."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Best Guac in NYC.. Service was spot on. An overall pleasant experience. I wish they would bottle the Green sauce they bring with the chips! I could drink it!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Excellent food and place and people who work there are an excellent and frendly . "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Upon entering, your eye is immediately drawn up to the high ceilings and vibrant colors of the restaurant. It is a lively place with everyone talking and seeming to have a great time enjoying the food and company. The two back private rooms had skylights that hopefully next time I can be in one of them. My waiter was attentive as was the server and guacamole chef. Everything that we ordered (two of us) was delicious and we shared. Next time I need to bring a bigger party so I can try other dishes. Loved everything, the food, service and especially the decor."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We went to celebrate Mother's Day eve last Saturday night. The staff was so hospitable and courteous. We sat 5 in a booth by the beautiful blue mosaic wall even though it seats 4 comfortably because we wanted a nice view. The food was very tasty and we frequent Mexican restaurants so we know good Mexican food. The only thing is that they don't give free chips and salsa. This is usually in customary in all of the others. Drinks was awesome. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "guacamole was a bit too salty, and the waitress asked for it to be made again with less salt within minutes! she was so sweet and accommodating! got the scallop porkbelly tacos which was really good!!! friend got the braised short ribs. HUGE portion we had to take half of it to go. so yummmy!! it's always loud and energetic in here but thats the kind of ambience."
    Dined on 5/9/2014