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 7376 People Are Saying
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4.2based 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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PU
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Atmosphere and decor seemed tired.

The food was average

The service was pretty good.

TJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food and great service 👍🏼

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!!

B
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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

SH
New York Area
369 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good. Would like to see more vegetarian options.

JO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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

JH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
21 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!

NS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very confused service. Food was not as good, just okay. We waited almost 30 min past our reservation. I am 9months pregnant and that was very annoying. The place was loud and after such a bad experiece we just ate our food and went back home as fast as possible.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food has gotten better.

2
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Napoleon was an excellent server, as was the support staff. The service and food are very consistent at RM. We enjoy dining there but tonight we were once again waited on by a true pro at his game! Pride in one’s work really comes through. Most servers do not realize what a difference that makes.

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The menu has changed substantially since we last dined there and we all felt that the food was not nearly as good as it had been before.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best mexican in town.

JR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We have been to this restaurant before and it has always been fine. Our recent meal there was disappointing. They rushed us though the meal from the moment we sat down. We had just started on our guacamole appetizer when part of the meal arrived. We had to ask twice for the rice and beans to go with the entree and it did not arrive until we were almost done with our food.

MS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I have eaten here several times, and the tableside service is consistently good, and the food is high quality with good variety and nice portions. During this visit, we had a problem with the check in desk leaving us waiting unnecessarily, and there was a lot of crowding and confusion at the door, which was disappointing and not characteristic.

SF
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter was very attentive and got us out of the restaurant in time for our 7 pm curtain at the Beaumont. The food was good, as always, and there are plenty of options. Great guacamole and delicious margaritas. What could be better???

B
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They are the only game in town...the only high end Mexican restaurant to dine at before a Lincoln Center event. Wish there was some competition...the downstairs hostesses are ALWAYS so grumpy -- as if they hate working there. They look through you and are very rude to incoming diners. I never can understand why they don't train their hostesses to be friendly and smiling. Again, wish there was some competition so that they realize their diners are putting money in their paychecks.

DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Everyone was friendly and accommodating.
Great pre-theatre experience.

LL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Have dined here throughout the years and had great experiences so maybe this was just an off night. This particular evening we booked an 11:15 reservation post show. Arrived right on time and yet felt very rushed through dinner and even had the restaurant lights turned on us. We were not the only people dining late there either. Felt odd. Was a bummer. Suggest not offering 11:15 pm reservations if staff isn’t welcoming to them.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They have a new menu, I am glad there are more vegetarian options, they should mark the vegan options too.

GR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pretty good, not great. Service can be spotty. But in the end we enjoyed our food. Any restaurant in the neighborhood will be expensive for what you get.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was flavorful and the guacamole was made fresh at the table and was most delicious! Service was prompt and courteous