Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

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$31 to $50
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Mexican

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Located directly across the street from Lincoln Center, Rosa Mexicano is the perfect destination for dinner before a performance, or a cocktail after the show. This impressive space features our first, award-winning, 30-foot iridescent blue tile water wall inspired by the cliff divers of Acapulco, designed by architect David Rockwell.
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4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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M
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing like Rosa Mexicana in NYC. The food, service and ambiance is outstanding! Can’t wait to go back!

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Average food. Service was solid at first, but dissolved one the meal was served. We had to take the bill to the manager at the hostess station as we could not get the waiter to pick up our credit card.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time, great service. Bottomless was a must. You can switch out and try every drink. And every drink was amazing. They don’t rush you out like a lot of places do during brunch time.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The occasion was a birthday and what they lacked in service and overall food quality they made up for in ambiance. Very intimate setting. The Happy Birthday they sang also could have made the experience better. It was a very bland gesture, seemed forced. Overall, I’d definitely return and try something else.

M
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa Mexicano is always an amazing experience. The service is exceptional and professional. The food is always delicious. We had several of the botanas (small appetizers from Puebla Mexico) and they were delicious. I particularly enjoyed the lamb tacos (tacos Arabes) and chicken mole sopes. My main dish was the fajitas de pollo which is always excellent.

BH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A very handy spot for dinner or drinks when you're at the Lincoln Center and to make it a special night.

B
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun family dinner. The service is excellent. The food was all delicious. Some portions were very large and good to share like the pork shank entree. We all enjoyed ourselves. Great bar too

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Noisy, food poor and tasteless
Saving grace was the margarita

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to go for excellent food, period.

RK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Different take on traditional Mexican food.
Service was excellent. The restaurant had a spacious and airy ambiance even though we we sitting at a cramped tiny table for 2 where I kept bumping the person behind me.

Food was really good and I will return.

T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service and good food.

GD
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance, service and food all excellent

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When our party of 6 arrived at the restaurant for our 9PM reservation we were told that the upstairs had ben closed and we would have to sit downstairs. the upstairs is a well designed and beautiful restaurant with tablecloths and views out of nice windows with round tables (that we had requested). The downstairs has wooden tables in a dingy side area, no tablecloths and is a downscale looking space. No where on the reservation form was there a notice that the upstairs could be closed. Indeed when we looked upstairs there were many occupied tables, the manger had just decided that bsuihnses was slow so he would close the upstairs early, disregarding our previously made 9 PM reservation. We left and went to
Atlantic Grill around the corner and had a fabulous dinner with excellent service. We will not return to Rosa Mexicana and warn other customers about making reservations on Open table for this restaurant.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Hi, the quality of the food used to be much better and It came out of the kitchen Luke warm . Definitely not as good as it used to be. Not sure if I will be returning..,

KD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The night began on a sour note. It seems that they overbooked. Our reservation was for 6 and we did not get seated until 45 minutes later.
Stephanie is the best ever. She gave all those waiting a complimentary drink.
She also gave my son and I complimentary dessert.
All hail Stephanie for getting things situated.

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our family, 3 generations, always dine at Rosa Mexicano before heading to Lincoln Center. Great food, fast & friendly service. Always a good time.

G
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Reservation was honored on time. Bit of a wait for drink order but service otherwise attentive, pleasant and not intrusive. Food was excellent! great location for Lincoln Center or Dizzy's for jazz. With slight decrease in noise level would give 5 Stars instead of 4.5.

MW
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I've been coming to various Rosa Mexicano locations in NYC for several years. Always have a good meal and drinks. While we always enjoyed the food, we were happy to see that the menu has been updated -- we really enjoyed the "small dishes" and the newer signature cocktails. Overall a good place for food and drinks with friends, overlooking Lincoln Center.

SC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great meal there on 1/7/20. Guacamole was perfect as usual. Service was great. Great dining experience.

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good. Was hoping some more seasoning in the meat dishes.
Unfortunately there was a horrible odor in the women’s bathroom was unbearable for my girlfriend. Assuming this wasn’t an everyday occurrence.
Overall it was good.

T
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The sauces and fillings of the enchiladas were tasty but they were barely warm. The pork carnitas was dry and some pieces were quite tough. The guacamole was very good. The beans and rice were barely warm.

CW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reasonably priced, tasty lunch -- good sharing options. But it turned out that the restaurant was rated "grade pending". Wouldn't have gone if we had known.

LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
Excellent
Excellent excellent excellent food excellent service great service wonderful service

FF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was mediocre at best. And no tissue or toilet paper in the bathroom.

OT
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food
Good company
Good view

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forgot my phone and picked up two days later! Thank you!!

DL
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very busy spot, but they manage to honor reservation times, provide top notch service and prepare fresh, delicious food. Table side guacamole is a must. Decor is beautiful. I'd recommend asking to sit in the upstairs dining area which quieter and more spacious. One of my favorite New York restaurants.

LB
Philadelphia
140 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guacamole is good, if you don’t like much spice, just say none. Tempora Zucchini tacos were very nice. Quinoa dish was slightly sweet but very tasty. Carnitas with black beans my husband enjoyed.

MW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is very good but the restaurant is crowded and noisy. Though we had a reservation they made us wait for over 20 minutes--this earns their overall rating reduction (4) and service 3 stars. Once we were finally seated the service was good.

CJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It's always a pleasure to go to this restaurant. The food is reliably wonderful and the service excellent.

V
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We wanted to try a little bit if everything and we order the Street Tacos. Perfect for sharing. We included other appetizers: flautas, queso fundido and stuffed peppers. It was perfect for our big group.

K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Remains a tasty and reliable choice near Lincoln Center, Great guacamole.
The server reminded us way too often that they were near closing time; we had a 945 reservation and arrived at 955; they close at 11: 30. If that's an issue, they shouldn't offer reservations that late.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great ambience, smooth music and delicious food.

a
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great location, attentive staff, but most of all, delicious food.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Mexican food. Guacamole dish is a must.

KM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Rosa Mexicano is always a treat. Their menu is a very sophisticated and adventurous take on Mexican cuisine, exposing diners to delights from various regions of the country. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves Mexican food, but who is also willing to go beyond the usual burrito/taco selection at your standard cantina.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girl’s day. Everything was amazing. Took my daughters here for the first time & they loved it.

LG
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Would have rated higher, but service was excruciatingly slow and the entree order was erroneously fulfilled (ordered shrimp/camarones and was originally served short ribs). Will go back again, but expect to have a longer meal than necessary.

R
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and always reliable.

SJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only down side of this restaurant was that the online review said it had a vegetarian section on the menu but it didn’t. However, there were several sides that were vegetarian, which we ordered and thoroughly enjoyed!