Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

4.3
7808 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 7808 people are saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Service was quick, food was great and the ambience is awesome.

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TylerW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was was mediocre at best. Certainly not any where close to the price they charge for it. Dessert selection was slim.

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vipDougFromQueens
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa remains one of the most consistently outstanding restaurants in New York. The loss of their 1st Avenue location, the first in the company's history, is still a devastating loss. But life at the Lincoln Center location reminds us that great food and great company will always continue. The staff is positive, the energy infectious, the food impeccable. Come and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This ranks as one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. We ordered guacamole and chips shortly after sitting, drinks when the guacamole came, and then waited an entire hour before our waiter returned to order entrees. We told him we were planning to pay and leave, and then asked if the food would take a long time. He promised the food wouldn’t take LONGER THAN 30 MINUTES (which is a long time) and we said that was too long… he said he would “have the kitchen expedite the food”. We ordered.

The food arrived 40 minutes later, it was lukewarm and truly mediocre. There is nothing special about this restaurant. It is overpriced, poorly executed and terribly mismanaged.

I will absolutely tell everyone I know to NEVER under any circumstance, eat at this terrible place.

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NedelynP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The food was delicious. However, the service was not good all around.
The staff made my party feel rushed. Someone tried to clear our plates while we were clearly still eating?!
We were asked if we were ready to order every 5 minutes.

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vipEat2much
New England
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fabulous and the food so good. We’ve been here several times and will definitely return!

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LUCIANOS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Rosa Mexicano never disappoints me . I love this place and hope to be back soon.
The attention from the waiter named David was awesome. He explained me all the courses in order to make the right choice. There is nothing better when you go to a restaurant and find a good waiter.

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Matmar
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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BvE1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
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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JohnC
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
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 on June 10, 2021
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 on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MichelleC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMerylP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service

Very reasonably priced

Going to make it a regular spot

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JoeDeZappa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
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 on June 8, 2021
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
19 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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vipBrett
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would have been nice to receive the points for the reservation, and the hostess seemed very confused about our on-time arrival, then proceed to help someone who came in after us, so kind of a strange experience.

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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