Zona Rosa
Zona Rosa

Zona Rosa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zonarosabrooklyn.com/
  • Phone: (917) 324-7423
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Friday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm -12:00am
    Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm -1:00am
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Ivan Garcia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our Menu items can be ordered in large quantities and for any event. Please email us your request at info@zonarosabrooklyn.com
  • Entertainment: Great music always! Great people watching!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Metropolitan Ave and Devoe Street
  • Public Transit: Subway transit to Lorimer Street Station on the L train or the Metropolitan Ave Station on the G train.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking easily available.
A word from Zona Rosa
Traditional Mexican food, street food and amazing fresh juice Margaritas in a beautiful and fun setting. Zona Rosa's kitchen it's inside a 1946 Airstream trailer converted into a "Taqueria". We have a roof deck/bar with spectacular Brooklyn views. Our roof deck feels very open and breezy during the summer, making it perfect for sunset watching with friends, and during the winter months is fully heated, warm and cozy, with a snow globe feeling. Our Chef Ivan Garcia is also Chef and owner of nearby MESA COYOACAN, the highest Zagat rated Mexican restaurant in NYC and a Bib Gourmand Michelin "critics favorite" for 4 years on a row. ZONA ROSA pays homage to the bohemian neighborhood of Mexico City with the same name that during the 60's and 70's was the home of many influential Mexican artists and a place where great food and a lust for life was found everywhere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Zona Rosa reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (22)neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (10)hot spot (7)late-night find (7)romantic (5)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)special occasion (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Good food/Bad drinks
    NYCFoodieandFriends
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was good and would defintely recommend the guacamole and the bean dips with chips as appetizer but the drinks seemed weak and too much mix in the margaritas. Entrees were good and the coconut churros were delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Went to Zona Rosa with a party of 7. They were very accommodating. The food was good. The drinks a bit pricey. One drink as much as the main dish. Nice atmosphere
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    DuQue
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Friday afternoon happy hour was great. The service was great, the food met my expectations. The alcohol was great could use a little more alcohol (I'm a drinker) but overall I really liked this spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls night out
    MMMdelish
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We are Mexican in spirit because we always look for Mexican food. We decided to try Zona Rosa and loved the whole look of it. The food was not my favorite because it was a bit on the salty side. Also their portions of food are very small. The presentation is cute because they serve it on a wooden rack. The drinks were good especially the jalapeño drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delays
    ShannaHopeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our sweet waitress was too busy to keep it together. She forgot to put our order in for ceviche. We had to remind her about our appetizer after 45 minutes of waiting. When it finally came out, about an hour and ten minutes after we ordered it was served with our main courses. Frustrated and hungry, I wasn't able to enjoy my dinner. Seeing how disappointed we were, our waitress offered to comp us our guacamole which was insulting. We should have had our entire meal comped. Was really looking forward to dinner at ZR and will never go back again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food with fresh air
    bkking82
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great Mexican food that has both indoor and outdoor seating. Quick service and affordable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • high-quality Mex in great setting
    mojavejenVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I wasn't expecting the food here to be so good. Often places with a fantastic rooftop setting can coast on food, and good Mexican food is hard to find in NYC in general. But everything here was delicious and authentic-tasting to this native Tucsonan. I really appreciate that they care about ingredients and use sustainable meats. We had the queso fundido, ceviche, carne asada tacos and enchiladas de pipian verde and I was impressed by it all. Tortillas were excellent -- that is so hard to find in NYC. Margaritas were perfect. Wow, I hope their standards don't slip when the rooftop inevitably becomes the hot spot in Williamsburg.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good meal in Brooklyn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Needed a quick bite and drinks before a show and found Zona Rosa to be a decent choice. Menu selection was great and drinks were strong; would have loved to sit on the top patio as requested a month previous but the much smaller street level patio provided some local flavor as well. Do order any of the tacos - great presentation with the homemade salsas. Cactus side dish was unique and tasty. Don't order the burger, unless you just want a regular old burger. Would visit again for appetizers and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great vibe!!
    RobspylerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Awesome find!! Fun hang with my family. Service was spot on. The Drinks and food were amazing! Happy mouth all night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert A Must!
    ChocolateTresLeche
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Hands down the best part of the meal was Chocolate Tres Leche cake- absolutely divine. The meal itself (enmoladas) and the margaritas were good, although nothing to rave about. I think this place based on its' location and outdoor seating, knows it doesn't need to rely heavily on its' service and food to keep business popping. While I will admit one of the individuals in my party of 3, was difficult and ended up sending back something, the overall feel of the staff was a little snooty. I would return here simply to grab coffee and the chocolate tres leche cake!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 20 reviews are from the Zona Rosa reviews archive.
  • Hip Mexican Spot
    FooddawgVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    When the kitchen is a vintage airstream trailer you know that the spot has to be cool. Nice contemporary interpretation of classic Mexican food with tasty drinks and decent prices. All in all a great spot to hang out and have some good food at the same time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Meal
    mommiemorris
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We went on a Saturday night and felt fortunate to be able to get a table for 6 at the last minute. Sat downstairs in the main area and the decor was rather no-frills for my taste (reminded me of a Ft. Lauderdale beach bar, sat on hard bench with a flat cushion that moved around a lot). If the weather had been nicer, I might have wanted to sit outside, but the outdoor seating all seemed to face a heavily trafficked street. The table next to ours was a really loud group of young women celebrating a bachelorette party. The menu had lots of options and the food was quite good, so no complaints. But, as the evening wore on the music was cranked up so loud that I couldn't my friends speaking to me. I recommend it for a festive outing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fresh Mexican Food
    Scout
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Wonderful dinner with the freshest ingredients I've ever tasted at a NYC Mexican restaurant. The portions were perfect, not overstuffed like so many other places. Terrific hostess, waitress and overall staff. Can't wait to return, again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mixed feelings
    mastereater
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was ok. But $14 for three tiny tacos is absolutely crazy
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good restaurant but could do better
    ValFromParisVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We were a party of 5, a bit packed on a small table. We tried tacos and ceviche, the food was good but we were a bit disapointed by the ceviche.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    GP10
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    love everything about the place, wish they offered more for dessert, otherwise awesome place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a night out.
    mvynne
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The restaurant itself is really cute outside and inside. The food was great. We loved the queso fundido with chorizo and the steak tacos. Portions are smaller and the margaritas are great, so its a great restaurant option for the first stop on a night out. I also love their sister restaurant, so I don't think you can go wrong here food-wise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Summer and Margaritas!
    cBoLaVie
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The restaurant is great for outdoor drinks/dinner and kick back. The ambiance could be much better if they were to play more latino music than pop!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific addition to the hood
    JLK100VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I love sister restaurant Mesa Coyoacan so I had high hopes for Zona Rosa. It lived up to my expectations. Great food and drink, cool roof deck. Lovely service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Tacos
    KarenB
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We enjoyed a recent dinner at Zona Rosa. The tacos were delish, the margaritas lovely and the vibe very nice. We had a good time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best fish tacos ever
    Popsadaisy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Gorgeous roof top, but unfort they don't take reservations for it. The fish tacos are amazing.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice brunch spot
    lashelizVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food was good, portions a bit small for the price. It was great for brunch and hanging out with friends in a relaxed place. I could see it getting packed during busy times and maybe a little cramped. Overall a nice place with good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    Adh2461
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The margaritas were decent. The food was just okay. Portions were small. The service was terrible. They forgot to give us menus. Then forgot to take one person's order. Then forgot to bring drinks. And it was all overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took my date there to have
    ColombianFoodie
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Took my date there to have diner. She loved it. The food was good as well as the service As an interior designer, the decor was super cool
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Speed Dinner...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A very good menu. Food tasted delicious. The environment is pleasant, unfortunately not welcoming in a way you would expect. Great smiles at the first minute, a second the only mission of the waiters is to get you out of the restaurant as quickly as possible.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising
    Scotto76VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    This place is deceptively cool. It looks a little strange from the outside, but inside it's a happening place with good service and good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not big on big parties
    mayita
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We went there for my moms bday and it was a big party, sercice wasnt so great and we took our own cake, they cut it for us and didn't even ask if we wanted the rest of the cake we didnt didn't eat
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun place, pretty good food
    bkfoodster
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    totally enjoyable experience, place was busy and a little noisy but we ate upstairs on the enclosed deck which was more pleasant. had a drink at the bar as our table was prepped, bartender was attentive, drinks were good. upstairs service was good, attentive without being intrusive/annoying. bean dip and chips could have been skipped but the fish tacos were incredibly good. will definitely be back, looking forward to the roof deck in spring.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    It's hard to describe feeling welcomed at a restaurant but that's exactly what this was like. Excellent service! Their green enchiladas are mouthwatering. Super cool atmosphere, vibe but then again what else would you expect in Williamsburg.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Dinner / 7.30pm
    smlopezVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Since we had tickets to a gig in the bowery, we had dinner a bit earlier than normail. The restaurant was fairly quiet downstairs - the rooftop and decks were busier. The cocktails (house pineapple margs) were strong but smooth. the fish tacos were a big hit and the guacamole, was probably one of the best Ive had, btwn BK & Manh (and Im an LA native) Overall - really quite pleased w dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.