Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

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$31 to $50
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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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4.3
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4.2
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RM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the Rosa's that use to be on 49th and 8th. I am so glad I found it. I have always loved Rosa's, great fond memories and more to come. The food price was reasonable for NYC but the drink price was too high for me. And I love their margaritas. I highly recommend Rosa's.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good!

C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Margaritas delicious! Loved the guacamole made fresh at our table! The Tres Leches cake was to die for! Will definitely come back:)

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

food okay, not great
red sauce with the scallops tasted like ketchup
chips were good

E
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As always the food was excellent! We got there in time for the pre-theater rush but were still seated at the time of our reservation without a hitch! And the restaurant was full & busy - so this is the mark of a team that knows their stuff. We had the table side quac which is always on point & all of my party enjoyed their dishes thoroughly. I had the Baja Fish tacos which were yummy & we all were fans of the spicy corn side. The only thing that put a little damper on our time there was the cocktails & service being a little inattentive. The gentleman in our party were not happy with their first drinks, but our server took then back & replaced them as well as apologized for the wait. All understandable given the time we went but we still had a great time & will definitely be back!

OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Rosa Mexicano is one of our go -to restaurants for dinner before the opera at Lincoln Center. The food is reliably good and the service is reliably prompt. You don't have to worry about missing the curtain or being disappointed with the meal.

M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always awesome there. It’s the only restaurant I have gone to where we are called on time for our reservation thank you

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was polite, attentive to allergies, and helped interpret the terms in the menu

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a recovery of a major surgery!

IK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Well appointed, accomodations were spot on, service was great, never a bad time at Rosa .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The expensive quac was heavily salted & bland like the entrees. I've been visiting this restaurant every few years for a dozen years and quality has gone downhill as prices have increased.

y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience2

had a great time the first time i came here. but this time, they gave us a table that was place right next to a closet door right next to an ice bucket. LOLLLL. i should've left but i didn't. the placement of this tiny table for 2 was an after thought. just to fill in more people. i was told it would've been 40min for the next table, so i sat down.

guacamole was great, it was always good. the entrees were so bad. the tortilla wasn't even placed in the pan. LOL. the fish tacos - the fish wasn't even seasoned. The service was great though and the waiter was accommodating and offered us to order something else, after we took 3 bites in just to make sure it wasn't seasoned at all. but we had a show to see at the lincoln center and it took them about 30 minutes to bring our entrees so we declined ordering something else and just asked for salt and sauce to dip the fish tacos in.

They did take off the fish tacos without me asking so I really appreciated that. The guacamole was good. I will probably come back just for that and drinks.

JL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miss the Union Square location but was not disappointed at Lincoln Center location. Great good and service - a great place to celebrate!

TC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Very slow service

LP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food taste delicious and our server was very kind and on top of his service. Fresh guacamole made right in front of you and the drinks were perect, i would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

it was a good experience, they even brought out complimentary cake because i told them it was a special occasion.

D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant, no complaints here. The staff, the atmosphere and Food was excellent. Definitely coming back in the near future.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attention to detail was very impressive. Rosa’s staff operate like a fine oiled machine. A testament to the General manager who was visibly involved with his staff ensuring service was up to par. Everyone was so nice. Stephanie at the check in counter was great. Our waiter Miguel was awesome. While walking to the restroom every employee was courteous and either stepped aside for patrons to pass by or they would call out if they were moving with trays so you know they are coming around the corner. Amazing food and drinks. The guacamole is by far the best in the city!

v
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very good food options, held our table for us while we were 20 minutes late.

EE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service with passion for the food. Super ambience and location. We'll be back! Thank you.

JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very intimate. Service is great. I arrived 1 1/2 late on Valentine’s Day and they were understandable and seated right away. I really respect the service there.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

An elegant, modern style restaurant, well designed, with--rare for New York City--tables spaced far enough apart for conversation and privacy. The food is usually as good as in Mexico, and that's saying something, but they have a tendency to over-salt, with the salt nearly overwhelming sometimes other flavors, even in spicy dishes! Service is poor (true both times I've been there lately). Too many waiters are brusk and not around when you need them. After they brought guacamole (too salty), we had to tell the busboys (all male) to tell the waiter to take our orders, to bring the dessert menu, and to give us the check. Rosa Mexicano (they should respect the Spanish language and do gender agreement) could be one of the top restaurants in the city, but it will not be until the owners and management get off their derrières and take very basic, simple steps to make this restaurant shine.

TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Rosa Mexicano - especially this location! Delicious, comfortable, classy!

LC
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and margaritas were sooooo good.

SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, service and ambiance. Great location for before or after Lincoln Center events. Generous portions - sharing entrees may be the way to go, after the fabulous guac and chips!

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very live and lighting gave it a nice cool vibe. Food was great and service was better.

ZG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great.

S
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal along with great service (and drinks). Their coffee is delicious also!

MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening spent with friends. Excellent service!

MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and helpful. We enjoyed the food and ambiance.

j
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

5 friends and co-workers met for a mid afternoonTGIF drink and get together. The restaurant was not crowded, but started to fill up after 4:00. Hostess seating and wait staff service and food were very good.

LV
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While this was not my first time at Rosa Mexicano, it was the first time our birthday club (minus 1) attended together. Everyone had a great time. The restaurant week menu offered enough variety that we were able to try something different and share with each other. Expect to see me/us again soon!

CB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was shockingly bland and ordinary. It felt like it was put together by robots: it had no soul, no flair. And it didn't taste terribly good, either. Service was indifferent. It felt like every single person in the place was going through the motions: no one cared much about anything. I guess this sometimes happens when restaurants stay around too long (I recall going here years ago and liking it.) This place needs to be put out of its misery.

P
Ecuador
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Calidad de la comida muy buena, especialmente su guacamole.

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g
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing service and food! i didnt order the guac but it looked amazing and will come back soon for it!

D
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious. Hostess was very nice. Waiter was dismissive and obviously not interested in waiting on us. Was eager to get rid of us.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friend reunion

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G
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared four appetizers and guacamole all were excellent.

OT
Memphis
63 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to enjoy restaurant week in NYC at Rosa Mexicano. Excellent service and suggestions from a wonderful waiter.