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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What 7390 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good service, lovely ambience. I return to your restaurant always excitedly. Thank you!

AL
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

You can’t beat the location, especially if you’re going to Lincoln Center. Their prices are too high for the food you receive. Portions were small and thrown together. Drinks were good, food was mediocre at best!

g
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun place for brunch before Lincoln Center performances. Great sangria and guacamole

SJ
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Four us had a dinner on Saturday evening and shared a variety dishes and pretty much enjoyed everything. I’d say the highlight were the trio of enchiladas and the guacamole to start (although we order it “medium” it was pretty tame so if you want it spicy then keep that in mind. I also found the plantains a bit on the sweet side but these are minor quibbles, the service was really quite good, fast and friendly but we b
Never felt rushed.

MS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special day!!! We saw the Nutcracker and then had dinner at Ross Mexicano. The food was AMAZING and the ambiance was just as beautiful! A great time was had by all.

B
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table service excellence begins the moment you arrive. Our waiter was well organized to get our guacamole and cocktails going while we looked over the menu. That was excellent for us as we were going to a show after dinner. The food was great and we even had time for dessert and coffee. It’s a lot of fun and even on a busy Saturday night the staff delivered an excellent experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated quickly at table overlooking Lincoln a center for birthday celebration. Excellent margaritas and guacamole! I loved the skirt steak, friends enjoyed enchiladas. Flan was divine!

EP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This is my third time visiting a Rosa Mexicano restaurant and the first time I visited the Lincoln Center location one. I originally made my reservation with the Union Square location when my reservation was canceled. I had to be the one to call the Union Square location to be informed that the reason behind my canceled reservation was due to renovations. As such, I moved my reservation to the Lincoln Center location to which I was very unimpressed. Although the food and drinks tasted great, the service was lacking. We were asked THREE time what our order was, and each time, the server did not write down the order. It was quite troublesome that 2 servers would continue to ask and confirm the order. We specifically went for brunch and I just was not happy with the service provided. I truly enjoy Rosa Mexicano, but this inadequate experience from a canceled reservation to inattentive service makes me weary of going back.

NW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent bunch meal and the upstairs was light and airy. Not tight and not too much noise even thought it was a busy morning. Service was great.

NU
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Rosa Mexicano. Our favorite place to take visitors--between the perfect margaritas, table-side preparation of guacamole, and incredible entrees, we always leave happy!

GE
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I have been coming to you since I was introduced. I love ❤️ everything about everything you provide. Thank you and namaste

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I've been here many times, but this visit was a bit disappointing hence my 2 star rating.
The Good : Sangria was tasty, Guacamole good, my wife's entree of carnitas was enjoyed.
The Not so good:
My Budín de Pollo entree tasted mediocre with reheated chicken flavor.
We ordered a pitcher of sangria ($18) and there was less than 2 glasses of sangria in the 20oz pitcher. We ordered another and then it was what would normally come in a pitcher so we left a large portion of it unused. I wasn't that concerned but it left a bad taste, when combined with my poorly prepared entree.
Our check totaled $140+ and felt that should have bought an excellent meal. It didn't.

S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice service and the food was good but pricey. We had a good table that was in a quiet corner but the restaurant is generally noisy.

PU
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Atmosphere and decor seemed tired.

The food was average

The service was pretty good.

TJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Rosa Mexicano is a great restaurant, it has a unique feel and the food was delicious. I recommend anyone to try this restaurant

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Rosa Mexicano prior today a Metropolitan Opera performance. Service was very attentive and unobtrusive. Our dishes came hot and prompt. Food was excellent. It is a regular on our dining circuit going to Lincoln Center performances.

R
New York Area
191 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food and great service 👍🏼

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. We try to make sure we go there each time we’re in NYC. Saturday Brunch with bottomless margaritas was new for us!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible salty guac

B
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we go to Lincoln center we always have dinner at Rosa Mexicano. The food is good, the service always professional and the prices are reasonable. They also do a very good job when they’re busy moving people in and out. And if you go be sure to have the tableside guacamole it’s outstanding.

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Rushed service, bad margaritas, OK guacamole, terrible ceviche, not great tacos. Wouldn’t ever waste my money again

SH
New York Area
372 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good. Would like to see more vegetarian options.

JO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a few minutes late for our reservation and the staff was accommodating to us and still gave us a spot. They were completely booked for the night so we were very lucky. I love this place and go eat there every time I get to NYC! They have the best guac, service is great and food is always amazing.

JD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have eaten here many times and the food is always consistently very good. The service was a bit sub par, I had to ask for silverware, more salsa and another glass of wine, that's not normal for Rosa but it happens.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous date night at Rosa. Amazing food, great service.

FC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant is very beautiful and the decoration is very cozy. The service is very professional. Guacamole is the best option, it is the star dish. They prepare it in front of you. Maybe the price is still too high.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food wasn’t outrageous the flavors are blend and not amazing as I expected

JH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful and our waiter and the bartender were both helpful without being unctuous. The mole chicken I had was outstanding.

FG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Thanksgiving here as a family, and we were SO impressed with the ambiance, friendly staff, and MOST delicious food! The turkey portions were amazing; and that mole poblano sauce was phenomenal (this is coming from a Mexican-American family that have grown up knowing what authentic mole tastes like, coming straight from our abuelita’s kitchen; and this was spot on! It would make her proud! We’ll be back for sure!

JC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We arrived on time and were seated promptly despite it being a holiday. Food was delicious and some of the best Mexican half of this nomadic duo has enjoyed in the United States outside of Texas and California. Highly recommend table side guacamole, margaritas straight up, and chile relleño. If you are ravenous, skip the tacos. They are gourmet sized portions which might leave you longing for more. All in all, it is a fabulous culinary experience.

WD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our fist time dining here and we were pleased with the choice. We don’t typically eat at chain restaurants but were pleasantly surprised with our dining experience. The food was delicious and flavorful from beginning to end. The margarita (the Gusto Milagro Reposado) recommended by our server Walter was the best! We shared the churros to finish the meal but honestly, I could have eaten them by myself they were so good! I look forward to visiting in the future when next in NYC.

J
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow this time... not sure why. I had the pork chop special that looked great but was overcooked. It was served with wilted greens that needed a boost of some kind. Bacon? Salt and vinegar? I would still go back, especially for drinks and small plates.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food and appreciated that the hostess found us a quiet table.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible, service awful

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were seated in the very back of the restaurant near the exit after making the reservation well in advance. The food was very good and atmosphere of the restaurant as a whole very nice.

DA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I have been to both the Lincoln Center and Chelsea locations before...
My wife really...really enjoys their guacamole...Overall we both enjoy the food as prepared and served...
However, almost every dish we ordered was served warm to room temperature...Ugh..
we accepted this with grace until my entrees arrived and one portion was cold..that was too much..
I returned it, and it came back freshly (microwaved..smile)...
The other issue was that our waiter kept disappearing and was difficult to find ..for placing appetizer order...placing entree order... the exchange of cold food ...and to pay the check...
I will chalk this up to the fact that it was a Saturday night and it was initially very crowded when we arrived...

H
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were delighted to see some new items on the menu. We each tried something new. All of us enjoyed our food choices very much. The food and service were great and we look forward to another visit soon.

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa Mexicano was excellent. We had an awesome waiter who knew the menu and the food and gave us great recommendations for both drinks and food.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Got stuck in back table even though I booked reservation months in advance !! Kid meals were too fancy.

p
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellant as always...great food and service but noisy.
I had the white fish steamed in a banana leaf this time..healthy and delicious!