Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

4.3
7803 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.

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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 7803 people are saying
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4.2
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4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Matmar
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The margaritas are wonderful!! The food is very good as well.

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BvE1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Nothing to look forward to- as we had, based on several earlier experiences.
The 3 course meal was boring. We left most of it. And focused on our conversations instead.

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SurajS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loaded Nachos is a must try there, also try the guava colada drink.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to do a bros night with my two best friends and catch up how we normally do every 3 months and I chose this place since I’ve passed by it multiple times. The food was very good and the drinks were perfectly strong. The only thing I can say we weren’t happy with was the guacamole. Other than that our server was extremely attentive to us, we got service fast and had an amazing night!

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KevinC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the food and drinks were delicious- I asked for an outside table in advance and they accommodated us

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent very accommodating,food was wonderful, it was our anniversary and my grandsons birthday and they made it special

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Silverpanther
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Was seated outside next to a very loud couple. Was not pleasant.

Food was good but not hot. Waiter never came close enough for me to complain.

I’ve been trying here many times and this was yhe worst visit.

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vipValerieB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Waiter was friendly and attentive.

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MichelleC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great and THE BEST FROZEN MARGARITA in Manhattan!

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vipMerylP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service

Very reasonably priced

Going to make it a regular spot

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JoeDeZappa
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was basically non existent. Drinks took 20 minutes each time. Food was just awful. Fish tacos smelled fishy and could not eat them. Guacamole seemed like it came from a bag; bland and needed salt and spices. What a let down.

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Visforva
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The service was amazing. The food, unfortunately, was not.

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JodiG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ! Service was excellent very friendly waiter. Would definitely go again!!

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JohnA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent service, food and ambiance. A true neighborhood gem!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Patetic service. Uncaring, indifferent and under equipped. Took 90 minutes to get the order and that too wrong. We had specified and ordered vegetarian food and got a meat dish instead. The server said the manager will come as we were quite annoyed but not surprisingly no one came. No apologies- nothing! A real waste of time going here.

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PeteR
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was mediocre and pretty expensive. Not a lot of effort was put into preparing the food either. Food was missing items that were ordered. Service was good though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated my niece’s move to New York!

Our hostess and waiter accommodated our special needs for a table of 8 (including 3 children).

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DamarisR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Delicious food from appetizers to dessert. Drinks are great, too.

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vipElizabethK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, skilled service, for us out in time for our movie.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was just warm, why can’t restaurants serve their food hot anymore?
The carnitas were good, but the plate was all meat, no pico, no rice or beans, nothing to put with the pork in a tortilla - so it made it bland. Poor execution of the entree

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vipAnakindm
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

40 minutes waiting for food. One dish never arrived.

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vipTastebudo
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was superb as it usually is. A must go if you like Mexican food in an exce3llent environment

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had the reservation for 5 and they wanted located our group on a table back almost on the kitchen when the restaurant had the space to sit us in a better spot. It was almost empty

Additionally, they gave us limited time til 5:30 PM because they needed it for other group. We left at 6:00 PM and it wasn’t a problem for anybody.

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NataliaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siempre el mejor ambiente y servicio
Excelente comida

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AK1234
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Decent food. Fun restaurant for a night out. Would go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Guacamole was very bland. Fish tacos also very bland and cold. Lovely service, though.

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vipRobertB
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was an awful dining experience. Service and food were both terrible.

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Chris
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The quality of the food has definitely declined. This place is way too pricey for the sub-par food they serve. Do not waste your money here.

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jakeb
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Elevator out of order to restroom. No handicapped access. Waiter forgot an entree... won’t be back for a while.

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vipPhillip41
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch outdoors and had an outstanding experience! We shared delicious empanadas as a starter, followed by a perfectly cooked codfish and excellent roasted chicken tacos !The flan for dessert and coffee were perfect! Our straight up margaritas really hit the spot!

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RodesP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place

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PaulC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It was nice to be able to eat at Rosa Mexicano again. It almost felt like pre-pandemic days in the upstairs dining. The food and drinks were good. The service was poor - but I don't blame the server for that. He explained that he had 15 tables to serve, as the restaurant was open at 75% capacity but was only staffed for 35% capacity. The kitchen was apparently also understaffed, and all of our food orders took a long time to arrive. I would expect service to improve as staffing ramps up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Not what it used to be. Awful service is

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naomin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I hate to give a bad review in time of covid but the service we received was lacking. I am assuming they were understaffed. When we first walked in they told us we can only sit for 90 minutes. I totally understand but we did not get our order taken until 30 minutes into our allotted 90, and then served 40 minutes later. Leaving us 20 minutes to eat our meal. They did not throw us out of course because it took another 40 minutes to get the check.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We all had a great time! Everything was just perfect. Loved our waiter Robert- he was the best!! Can’t wait to come back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We arrived and were sent up to the second floor to be seated we we were greeted by a rude host. And all her responses where ruder than the first . Of course I made her aware. She then apologized for her attitude. I appreciated that. The food was subpar and overly salted. The server did try their best to provide good service once at the table.

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EBxxx
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and festive atmosphere. Better than on past few visits because menu is now greatly expanded. Great place for celebrating a special occasion. More festive though than a quiet & intimate. Highly recommend!

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ChristopherS
1 review