Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

4.3
7861 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING REQUESTS FOR PATIO SEATING. PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR PATIO IS LIMITED AND THE REQUEST IS NOT A GUARANTEE. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE BUT THE REQUESTS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND AND WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON.
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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.

Support Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7861 people are saying
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4.1
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4.2
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4.0
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Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipluv2eatout
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!! Delicious food, great drinks, and wonderful service!!
Definitely recommend - we will be back!!

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joanness
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Prefer upstairs by the windows to downstairs and had a delightful meal.

Best to go early. Waitstaff could have been more attentive.

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vipJoe26
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately understaffed. Brunch service was slow and the food underwhelming.

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Gabriellal
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Been to the one in Jersey many times & it’s better. Server was non existent, guacamole was mediocre at best. Drinks were decent actually and chicken tacos were pretty good. Ambiance was stiff. I wouldn’t come back

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vipAnakindm
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This time everything was excellent! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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vipLindaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I had not eaten at this restaurant in a few years but now that I moved into NYC, I looked forward to returning. Made a res on line for 1 but when I got to restaurant, there was a seat at bar which I preferred. Bartender was good, attentive & efficient. Ordered food which came out in minutes (I wasn't that much in a hurry). It didn't look that attractive but also wasn't very tasty or hot. I probably should have sent it back but didn't. Very disappointing food wise. Margarita was good & it was not an expensive bill but question what happened to the food? It was 5 30 on a Sat. so not the crunch 7 or 8 dinner hour. Not even the rice was very good & pollo quesidilla should be easy. Might try bar again in future as it is across from Lincoln Ctr. but a disappointment.

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jm532
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were great! it was loud, but quieter upstairs

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AAL58
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and large selection. Really great staff. Best frozen margaritas in town IMHO. Be prepared for a very noisy crowd, especially evening into nighttime. An option to escape the noise is to take advantage of their outside seating. One of my favorite restaurants.

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WilliamN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've been her maybe 12 times in as many years, and it seems to be dragging, although busy. Sorry, the guacamole bowl ain't what it used to be. And the noise level approaches unbearable, at least on the upstairs tables next to the stair well.

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RONENNYC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food wasn’t good, basic rates, guacamole tasted like it wasn’t fresh at all, main courses arrived cold, very basic and very expensive, lunch for 2 people, no alcohol $110.
Not worthy!

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CheraF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

So so food, Covid menu

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ALee1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 30th anniversary here. I booked on open table. Everything was wonderful! The service, the ambiance, and the cuisine all exceeded expectations.

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vipFlash
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Guacamole portions - while tasty- are severely diminished. Be prepared for no table side preparation. Snack
menu is a terrific bargain. Sliders are excellent. Indoor tables downstairs are still far too small.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Terrible service. I felt badly because they were understaffed but it made me
Not want to go back

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Jenny
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waiter was slow in giving us our check. They did not come to the table after the food was brought to the table to check if everything was ok.

Food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch. Food was excellent

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kristinag
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

Food was very good. Servers were friendly and professional. There was a live mouse on the floor that the manager said she wold take care of immediately.

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candil
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always another enjoyable meal here at Rosa Mexicano. The food and service was excellent and the outdoor dining was very nice and comfortable.
The COVID-19 protocols were more than acceptable. We will keep returning and we highly recommend.

JP
JoanneP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything is good and nicely presented. Guacamole is a winner as it the pomegranate margaritas.

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vipisabelf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

The food was subpar from past experiences. We also ordered Clase Azul Reposado, seems like their bottle was filled with a different kind of tequila. Whether they know this or not, thats unacceptable and quite embarrassing for a restaurant that used to be recognized as a high caliber one. The waiter did take it back and removed from the bill. I will not be going back. Unfortunate as i live so close to this location.

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vipUWSide
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Manager Lily is amazing and so attentive! Great prize fixe dinner specials. Love the outdoor seating area

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Salty. Someone in the kitchen has a very heavy hand. Ordered 2 different dishes and they all tasted all the same. One was definitely saltier than the one before so had to use guacamole to cut through it. Not a place to go on a hot day because you get dehydrated.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great thanks

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GlennyV
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently excellent! I will continue dining here as much as possible.

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vipShariS
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Just not the same as pre COVID. Guacamole just OK, not as fabulous as I recall.

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vipRichardE
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, friendly service and a quiet ambiance made for an excellent experience.

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MarkT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Love the place but clearly not up to their old standards. Premade guacamole is blah. Premade churos - one of their best items - also blah.

Also, be prepared for a 3 % covid surcharge. I know people are doing this but we all suffered. Who is giving me 3%. Just annoying and rude.

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Nana
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nearby parking was affordable but the neighborhood was extremely quiet and uneventful for a Friday evening.

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vipSara
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. David is the best!

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MaiaW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The host staff was very nice. We loved Robert’s service and kindness… the runners were very kind also!

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vipKathleenB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Used to be great. Now barely good. Ignored by waiters at start. Food tasty but barely lukewarm. Push thigs like sit at bar even with a reservation (single); extras like beans and rice and chips. Reopening near me on east side; undecided if I will resume giving them my custom.

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vipslle
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Look forward to the return of the tableside preparation of guoacamola

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Elle
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Not only were the servers kind and patient, but the food was served very quickly and was absolutely delicious!

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BessG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We come to dine a few times a month here . The service we had tonight was awful. We sat at our table for 20 minutes no water no waiter .
It was my birthday waiter didn’t ask more drinks or dessert . If we got his attention to order something else he would deliver it to wrong person and just drop it .
It wasn’t that busy
You could of done better Rosa Mexicano on a 300 tab it was not enjoyable . Also bathrooms were filthy !

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vipPaulG
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service by Ali Food up to par Pri Fixe a bargain

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vipHappybobm
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and service in an upscale atmosphere. Only thing I did not like was a 3% Covid recovery fee added to the bill. We have been back in NYC since 5-22 and have eaten in 20+ restaurants and no one else has a fee like this. Raise your prices if you have to, but don’t add a fee like this.

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LoriN
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and not rushed out.