Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

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6659 reviews
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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.
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JD
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, huge portions and wonderful service. Don’t let the frenzied scene at checking in downstairs put you out: it’s smooth sailing upstairs.

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WN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Front desk/reception is not well handled. They need more people checking people in. Always takes too long and sometimes no one is there. Needs to be more efficient.
Waiters have too many tables, so you can be left too long between stages of a meal. Food is good, it’s noisy, but there are a lot of people there. Not unexpected there.
Location is great!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobed the place

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great time! Staff played with our 2 yr old boy and we’re accommodating of our stroller. Food was excellent as always

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MW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find. Quiet dining room, great service, good food and margaritas.

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CR
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend Rosa Mexicano to anyone looking for a good restaurant. The staff was incredibly accommodating and the food is fabulous. The Guacamole made table side is the best my friend and I have had.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious, great service, and those pomegranate margaritas... love this place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great - come a lot to this location and love it every time!

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EJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A “local” restaurant for us but don’t often eat there. Forgotten how excellent the food is. Service is just ok.

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LN
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We managed a last minute reservation and were happy to be shown to a quiet table. Drinks, guac and food came promptly and we had no trouble making our curtain at Lincoln Center. Servers were all very nice and professional. Food was up to RM's high standards.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Rosa Mexicano is a great restaurant, with good food and service! A great way to start our Opera night at the Met.

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service
Love the menu!

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L
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had the Restaurant Week lunch. There wa a small mixup with our order – maybe our fault and maybe theirs. The manager came by to ask what he could do for us, and we said nothing, the slip was trivial. Nevertheless they comped one of our lunches – unnecessary, but very gracious of them.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The waiter was too busy and which menu I ordered was file mignon that seemed like very hard to eat.
But the environment we liked much with family.

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AR
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We called ahead because we were going to be late and they were very accommodating. Food was good they worked with us for our theatre curtain time and the frozen pomegranate margarita was excellent. Definitely recommend

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NY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service from the bartender , my second dinner in a row there will go again soon

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere. So convenient to Lincoln Center. Food is delicious. Friendly accommodations for gluten free request and menu is labeled nicely for GF and Vegan.

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately, Rosa Mexicano did not meet my expectations. I have been wanting to go to this restaurant since I lived in Washington DC. Maybe I can try a different location. Our server was on aware that Sunday was still a day that we could do restaurant week and gave us regular menus. Plus we had reservations through open table so it was because of restaurant week that we chose this restaurant. Disappointed...

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MG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place and celebrated my birthday here with family and friends.

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ST
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A reliable standby at Lincoln Center. The service is very friendly and helpful, and the food is good, albeit a bit overpriced. Still, it's one of the better options if you need to dine right by Lincoln Center.

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FT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice relaxed Sunday brunch!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

So so , very good guacamole and appetizers were good. Service was not inspiring and ambiance was non existent.

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g
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every part of our experience.
Service impeccable, food delicious, great decor

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BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a 6:15 reservation but they didn't have a table for us until close to 6:30.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lincoln Center concert

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loud, busy place. Beautiful decor. Food was really good but not quite hot when brought to the table. Maybe due to how busy they were. Outstanding pomegranate margaritas!

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BB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very noisy just a large crowd, half of whom did not have reservations.

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C
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice convenient place to go after being at the met for a Saturday matinee. Waiter was courteous efficient and knowledgeable food was served properly I’m good drinks were fair all in all a good place

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food. Glad we made a reservation as there was a huge crowd of people waiting to be seated at the front of the restaurant.

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WS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and friendly staff, always a great place to go

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IG
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

good but not as good as I did recall from previous visits

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EF
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place and food is amazing ..The service was friendly and overall a great place..little pricey but its worth it

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RU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We got a great table that was ready when we arrived. We were with the table location as it was in a quiet corner and conversation was easier with the four people. Our server, Dave, was absolutely fabulous, attentive, and professional but with a great sense of humor.

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NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food, fun drinks and the best darn guacamole anywhere!! Service was just okay but didn’t take away from the experience. Always a fun place for great Mexican!!

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Always a favorite when I'm in the city

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BR
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I always love to eat here when meeting family or friends in and around Lincoln Center. It has been my favorite restaurant in the area. Service is great. Drinks are great. Table side guacamole is great. Chips were too thick and over cooked, and I did not like the food this time -chicken flautas and beef tinga tacos . I will return but I will order differently

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was not hot and mediocre. Service was good. Drinks were good.

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N
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I waited until we were seated and were pleased that we were given seats toward the back where it was quieter. The waitress Anne was very pleasant and attentive. The service was excellent and no reason to complain. All the food was very fresh, tasty. The vegetarian entres were 5 star. Delicious, mouth watering and digestible. The chocolate cake dessert was one of the best we'd ever had!

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OE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A menu for everyone, with generous portions, desserts that are as good as the main course.

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KS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was a dark and stormy and cold and windy night. We looked forward to getting seated for our 6:30 reservation but there was a crowd of people waiting to be seated and we did not want to take a chance at being late for the show. We found a place to sit and order from the menu. The waiter was pleasant and helpful despite the din of the crowd behind us. We made our show on time and the food was great. We look forward to going when there is no such a crush to get a table.

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