Rosa Mexicano - Union Square
Father's day brunch successwent here for father's day brunch and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Food was delicious (Mexican brunch beats any other's by far!). service was gracious and prompt and they were very accommodating with our one-year old (special food request, stroller, high-chair) ambiance was relaxed . Highly recommend.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Rosa MexicanoWe come this restaurant often and my husband's favorite birthday dinner spot! Margaritas and guacamole, flautas and churros are always excellent. I still miss Cocinita Pibil that they had long time ago. The main dishes they have are very good but can add more creative dishes.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!We went there for Father's Day celebration and everyone enjoyed the food. I was pleasantly surprise to see grill chicken as one of the options in kids menu. Our eight-years-old son loves to wrap the grilled chicken with rice and been in tortilla.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing service, tasty foodout waitstaff was remarkable, anticipated everything we needed. the food was delicious and some of the combinations of ingredients were surprising but worked so well. the manager came over to ask how we were and wish one in our party a happy birthday, very personable staff all around. cocktails were tasty but I wish they were bigger. guacamole made tableside was excellent!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect ExperienceFrom the entrance, reservations checking-in, ready tables, kind and knowledgable staff, kind gift from the chef, amazing gauc, even more amazing food, amazing desserts, amazing sangria, the whole vibe of the place, and just the whole experience was perfect.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood very good, service outstandingFood very good, service outstanding, only very short wait for table. atmosphere great, drinks a very light pour6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmericaThis Rosa is in the space once belonging to America. It's a great space. The food, service, margaritas were all as expected from a Rosa Mexicano restaurant. Ole!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything is authentic andEverything is authentic and excellent: I recommend the guacamole, which is prepared within seconds in front of you, the enchiladas de mole with beef and of course the frozen pomegranate margarita (I order it with salt).6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a fun placeGreat food, energetic place... Great for parties. Gaucomole & pomegranate margaritas are a must!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat TimeThe food is very good, particularly the guacamole. We'll definitely be going back soon.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMgirl lunchDon't have a brunch menu per se but the service was excellent. Pomm margarita not good at all, coco mojito made with tequila excellent. Scallop and pork tacos to die for. Hostess was so nice and pleasant. My friends had a good time, that what mattered most.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMfabulous meal!the meal was superb, the waitress fantastic, and the guacamole prepared fresh in front of your eyes sublime!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disapointedWe love this restaurant so much and keep on coming back. Our guest also love the food and Margarita. I missed some old menu. They used to have much more variety.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of a kind Mexican Spot...Delicious, unique Mexican fare with some great music and ambience... Right in the heart of Union Square.. It's not the typical Mexican restaurant... If you're willing to try a twist on Mexican food, then definitely hit it. It's worth the try. Everything we ordered was very tasty too... They have some great drinks, especially their Margaritas and pitcher of Sangrias...5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious treatThe staff were incredibly kind and attentive. Our waitress had wonderful food/drink recommendations and also was kind enough to congratulate me and bring free delicious margaritas to celebrate my graduation.
We had a full feast of a meal and everything was stunningly presented with great bright colors and was delicious with intriguing flavours.
It was a bit loud at times but the ambience is a lot of fun with bright colors and a constant buzz. It had a cool vibe.. without trying too hard to be cool!!
In terms of price: while I personally could not go with my just-out-of-college-and-therefore-with-limited-funds friends, it is great for a special occasion and it is worth every penny. I hope I will be able to go again soon5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways wonderfulRosa Mexicano is consistently delicious and delightful. This was my first visit to Union Sq - usually go to Lincoln Center location and it was a little bit more casual, fun-Mexicacana-chic, and friendly. I've never had a disappointing menu selection and as always - the table-side guac was a little bit of heaven. Our server was a little late in taking our order but more than made-up for it with gratis signature pomegranate margaritas. Started with the organic white sangria this time and it was the perfect spring, luncheon cocktail. Could go there every week and never tire of the experience. Will surely visit Union Sq location again.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticThis was my second time here and it was just as wonderful as the first time. I would highly recommend.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treat!Great place, food and service for a special occasion or any day! Mothers Day was a real treat!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother''s Day CelebrationI went there with my daughter, we had a great time and we will be there again for sure.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCouldn't Be BetterWe went to Rosa Mexicana for Mother's Day. It was fantastic. The food, the service and the ambience were all perfect. Rosa Mexicana is a bit pricey but very worth it. The guacamole prepared at the table in itself is worth the traffic to Manhattan.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was such a great brunch dealIt was great deal from gilt.
Good food but the first impression when I got there, the hostess wasn't good mood to welcome me and my friend.
however, a server was good and food was great.
So I will give 4points out of 5.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMmexicanThis restaurant is truly for the young and hip diner. Food was very good, nice selections. Drinks were over priced we had 2 drinks each and our bar bill was almost more than the food bill!! Service was excellent, staff was very friendly :)5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good, drinks not strongI had a really nice tasting cocktail, but for $14 the alcohol seemed non-existent and I switched to beer. The food was good and they accommodated us having one member of our party coming late, about halfway through our meal and ordering separately.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMgenuine mexicanAs always, freshly made Guacamole and a bit salty chips. a perfect combo with chilled beer and margarita!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Mexican ExperienceI thought the whole restaurant was enormous and wonderful. I really felt the Mexican authenticity. I also felt the restaurant's elegance and professionalism. The guacamole made in front of us was a fun and enjoyable experience. Eating it was so delicious. I had the spicy Mexican cocktail drink and it was strong and perfect. What can I say about the food?? Extremely delicious. As soon as I tasted the chicken fajita all the different flavors exploded in my mouth. With one bite I had to make my friend who ordered something else try it. It was extremely delicious. I loved my experience and Rosa Mexicana and would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebrationGreat atmosphere, excellent food & drink & service5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCinco de Mayo - Fun, Fun, Fun!We went with my daughter & my wife. Read some not so great reviews, but have eaten at the Columbus Circle location, & decided to try it. What a great experience! Went to the bar, had great 1800 margarita's, the bartender took pictures of us - fun! Then went to a great table in the middle of the restaurant near the blue waterfall, & next to a bachelorette party of 12 girls. Had guacamole prepared table side that was great, then had the recommended short ribs with rice & spices - excellent! Finished off with a couple of more drinks. The atmosphere was fun, the food was excellent, & the waiter was so accommodating & knowledgeable. Had a GREAT time!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a girls night out andIt was a girls night out and it went to rosa mexican for a late lunch. I have been there before and told my friends lets go here and they all fell in love with the place. The freshness of the food and the sangria is a must have.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, I had an awesomeOverall, I had an awesome experience. The food, service and ambiance was outstanding!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale Mexican at Its BestRosa Mexicano is amazing. Great food and the frozen pomegranate margarita is strong, but delicious. I've been there with both large groups and then just with one other person. And no matter what it's always a great experience. The service is great and the waiters are genuinely friendly and helpful. I would recommend Rosa Mexicano to anyone looking for a great meal at a fun place.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to grab an earlyGreat place to grab an early dinner with friends, but around 7:30 the tourists and b&t start showing up.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe brunch was totally enjoyable.The brunch was totally enjoyable. The guacomole is the best!The waitress recommended the stuffed french toast to us. My friends and I were not at all disappointed. We loved the dish. The carmelized plantains and the marscapone cheese made the dish so special!!!!!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGuacamole Well DoneAlthough quite noisy sitting up on the mezzanine helped being a little away from the main stream of the noise.
The service was attentive which was nice for a very crowed restaurant. One of their specialties is guacamole
which is made fresh at your table to your degree of heat. Well done! They also offer a gluten free menu which
made me very happy, everything everyone ordered was flavorful & not overly spicy. This was a great find & I l
look forward to a return visit.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch doesn't get betterA group of work friends and I frequently meet at Rosa Mexicano for lunch on Fridays. Between the great margaritas, the guacamole and the well edited menu, all are happy and cheerful. The flavors are distinct, the portion sizes are right and the large and airy room fills but not with overwhelming noise. The Baja fish tacos are particularly tasty although they should offer a grilled version as well as fried for the fish . The new salads are interesting and not as caloric as other portions of the menu.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time with oldHad a great time with old friend. Food and ambience was great.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the most consistentOne of the most consistent places to eat in Flatiron. Great tacos, drinks, guac, etc...you absolutely cannot go wrong. I would highly recommend it for a nice lunch or for drinks - it can get a little loud at night but the guac is killer, and they make it at your table for a little more experience.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Guac. The serverDelicious Guac. The server was very knowledgeable also and gave great suggestions.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI like the quiet atmosphereI like the quiet atmosphere and design of the place especially the fountains.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMgood for groups, a bit noisyDelicious, something for most on the menu, although limited for veggie/vegans. Did enjoy the table side guac, alot. I did find it nothing super interesting though, mostly typically mexican food. Did have skinny, no extra sugar margaritas for those avoiding that nasty premade syrup..
We went with a large work group, and this was a good choice for a large group, with varied food interests. HOwever, for the older members it was too noisy was them to hear the far side of the table conversation. We were there on a saturday night and there were both a large birthday party, and a mariachi band.
The waitstaff was ok, not great, but did fine. Had to be asked about things that I think of as "routine" (water, more chips).4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMJeff, the Director of ServiceJeff, the Director of Service came to our table and spent time with us in a very engaging conversation. He also sent over a dessert on the house...unannounced. I have been to Rosa many times but I never got the "personal touch" as I did this visit. His involvement is evident because the service staff is top notch and a reflection of his efforts I'm sure. Great experience for us and our friends from Pennsylvania, who have never been to Rosa. Great food, great guac!!!!, great experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLOTS of kids. LOTS. Be awareLOTS of kids. LOTS. Be aware of that, because they dominate the scene.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTable side guacamoleThis was my second trip to Rosa Mexicana. I came back for the table side guacamole that is to die for. The menu is authentic and I love the atmosphere. Decorated very beautifully. It's in a fantastic area (union square). The only thing was the chips for the guacamole were super salty. Extra bonus...delicious pitcher of white sangria.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRosa Rocks!Rosa Mexicano is always accommodating! We booked a table at 2 other restaurants who called to cancel at the last minute due to issues and Rosa gladly accepted us last minute. The food is fun, the drinks are fun, and a good time is always had!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMKeep coming back for more...We just keep coming back! We prefer the Union Square location for its vibe and always-friendly reception. I personally really appreciated the fact that my party was allowed to sit before I arrived. I called when I realized that traffic would not allow me to arrive on time. The hostess was most accommodating; although I know they usually don't seat the party until it's complete. Breaking the rules was most appreciated. Our waiter and other staff were friendly, knowledgeable and reliable throughout the entire meal. iGracias!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMRosa Mexicano was great asRosa Mexicano was great as always ... however, Open Table did not send my reservation to the restaurant. What's up with that???4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was goodPortions wereFood was goodPortions were a good sizeNice to have mexican food that wasn't smothered in cheese!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMContemporary Mexican cuisineContemporary Mexican cuisine taken to the next step in a relaxed setting. A New York City staple.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Passover menu was creative,The Passover menu was creative, tasty and plentiful. The staff was very attentive to our needs. We'll probably return next year for Passover.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AM(Almost) Authentic Mexican CusineVery good Mexican food and fairly authentic edition of the real thing. The service was very professional from filling the water glasses to bringing our dishes to the table. A good place for lunch - large but not overwhelmingly noisy.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWill come back for more.Very good Experience. Guacamole made at the table was esspecially tasty. .Good thing I made a reservation. Without it, the wait was 45 min to one hour .3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM