Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

4.5
7668 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
ALL RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INDOOR ONLY. OUTDOOR IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
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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 7668 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was excellent. I was beyond satisfied

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and service! I hadn’t been to Rosa in about 10 years and it was even better than I remembered!

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vipTinaT
Grand Rapids
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

beautiful restaurant. Greeted warmly and were seated early as we arrived early due to rain. Our server was excellent but a little over extended. The drinks were good not as spicy as I would like but still recommend the spicy mango margarita and the traditional margarita made spicy. The sizes were a bit small but not skimpy on the tequila. The spicy guac was mild to moderate at most but still good. I had the Carne Asade and it was prepared perfectly. The Carnitas were excellent as well my daughter entree. Both desserts were excellent and get the Cafe Mexicano with it. Over all it was excellent if the guac was actually spicy had a little more salt and lime juice and the drinks were more than 6 ounes at most it would be a five

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I don’t like the changes they made with charging extra for chips when you order guacamole. Or not including rice and beans anymore with their entrées.

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Roxy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Loved the food

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tckdp
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great food, great ambiance & great staff. The value for eating in the city is excellent

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vipelaineml
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Quality not quite as good as the past. Didn’t mind the 6% surcharge, however, don’t nickel and dime and give smaller portions.

Guacamole smaller and have to pay for chips. Rice and beans excluded as included with meals.

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LindaH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, though I'd appreciate some less fattening seafood choices

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vipSooz
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thank you all at wonderful Rosa Mexicana. Great as usual. Outdoor table was good. Cold weather, but still great to meet friend and enjoy great drinks and food. Heaters helped. Thank you all‼️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!

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vipMargauxLisa24
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lively food and ambience - great guac and margaritas

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Expected more from food

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vipLuis
New York Area
219 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was as delicious as always! Appreciated the Queso Fundido, even if not currently on the menu. Service was slow tonight; later found out they’re running on skeleton crew. Totally understandable. How is a restaurant to prepare for first weekend of indoor dining and anticipate how many guests will arrive? Thanks for remaining open and maintaining the high quality of your food.

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AlexM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The service was outstanding but the food lacked flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We didn’t get a lot of attention from our server. After waiting an hour for entrees the steak arrived overdone, but I was too hungry to mention it, and our waiter didn’t even check on us until it was desert time. I was surprised. We have always loved Rosa and have always had a 5 star experience. I’m sure the first day being re-open indoors was a little rusty, and we still look forward to coming back.

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Griggg
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Messed up my order. Too late wouldnt let me order food at 8:30. Terrible.

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FredS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our sever was very attentive, however, the chef/s was/were not so attentive to the orders, especially mines. I ordered a medium-rear steak and it was burn to ashes 1/3 of it. But, my wife’s order was well done and delicious, which she orders a salmon. Perhaps, the steak is difficult for some to cook well?
Thanks for the server who saved the night!
I will definitely recommend Rosa Mexicano but NOT the steak unless they like over cook steak!

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AlejandraV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food and service was really good. They did great at being covid safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margaritas are fantastic as well as the food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food was good and environment clean.

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RichardG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Sangria was perfect.
Great Service!

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Dreaaas
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa is a lovely place to go for brunch, lunch, dinner. The service is great and the food it’s outstanding. And if you are going for drinks and snacks is also great! We love Rosa since we move to NYC!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Mexican restaurants in NYC! 🗽🇺🇸

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Kayla
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 3rd time here and it’s amazing everytime! Food and drinks are outstanding and the area/ambiance is great. Will be returning.

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RichardG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was amazing. The service was warm and inviting. Very spacious safe environment.

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vipMichaelR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. Food was great.

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BryanB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I’ve had in NYC in a long time. Our waiter for brunch was so accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable. I’ll be back!

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vipAlanE
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Quality food. Great value.

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Krosa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I was so excited to try this place for the first time. Unfortunately the service was horrible.

The waiter, never asked if we wanted to order anything to drink.
Never came to refill water, throughout the entire night. The cups were absolutely empty.

We asked to order drinks, the waiter never asked if we wanted to other another round. So they are definitely missing out on money.

Oh well.

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vipMatt
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very unhappy of the menu changes... took some of the best options off the menu... service a little slow but our waiter was still great.

Was not happy about being charged for the chips and salsa that was a bit of a cheap move since this was never a thing. Also the only spot that I’ve seen so far do the Covid 4% charge

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vipBrooklynGirl
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Service was very slow Saturday night and we were continually having to try to find our waiter. The guacamole was not as good as usual.

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vippari
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exactly what you would expect from an established restaurant

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ChandniP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was so good. And so was the staff. The 2 staff personnel were very kind. The restaurant manager was accomodative enough to give us a private spot. The only thing I wish they provided quicker was the service. We were a party of 22 people and had to keep getting up and look for a waiter to take the orders. It was a birthday dinner and I was a little embarrassed to have my guests wait all the time.
I wish they had appointed Atleast 2 servers just to us, because we had made a reservation and A large order was expected .
Will definitely give a second though if I had to visit this place again only coz of the service time.

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AmandaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my sisters birthday, everything was incredible, food was delicious, the guava margarita was to die for. We arrived earlier than our reservation and they were able to accommodate us and sat us down earlier. Definitely will be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Charge you a corona surcharge

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

What a shame! I was expecting more as I had in my mind the thoughts of the old Rosa Mexicano: classy, tasty and unique! Theres not much left from that

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. It’s beyond amazing to be going back.

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vipBarbaram
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was attentive and the drinks were delicious! Rosa Mexicana created a safe environment that adhered to social distancing guidelines for indoor dining.

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PatrickC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this restaurant and have come here and the original on first ave for many years. Always a good experience. Grateful to be able to dine in during COVID19 and feel safe and well cared for. The service was as professional as ever, but the menu and ambiance have fallen. Carpet needed to be vacuumed where we were seated and menu seems to have been altered with some favorites gone or scaled back. Pollo con mole was dry fried chicken no starch to complement it, the small side of radishes and mole were okay, but would not order again. Enchiladas were excellent. A good bar and nice selection of special drinks, but I do hope that COVID19 doesn't rob this amazing restaurant of its polish and high standards.

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JeanG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La prossima vez, yo quiero Las Mariaches! Grazias para la opportunidad celebrar Il Dia De Los Muertos!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center using the Order Online button. Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 977-7700.

Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center is rated 4.5 stars by 7668 OpenTable diners.

Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.rosamexicano.com/store/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.