Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

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$31 to $50
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Mexican

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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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Treat your loved one to fresh guacamole, delicious drinks and authentic Mexican food. Fall in love with our Valentine's Day specials or feel free to order from our regular menu.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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MB
Denver
36 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome fun place

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food and ambiance for family or date night, server dropped the ball and was hardly seen. So frustrating when trying to order another round of drinks. Frozen pomegranate margarita is the way to go!

MB
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

On this visit for brunch I had the Josefina, a good dish, but apparently it is cooked beforehand and heated up, probably in a microwave, to serve. The interior of my serving was cold.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Worse food. Complete waste of money. Disappointed.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and table service were very good but we were kept waiting in the cramped entrance for 20 minutes after our reservations.

MB
Denver
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Texas, Rosas has a really good chips and salsa. Pomegranate margaritas are awesome.

LF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is good for a night out. The Upper East Side one though is my favorite.

CL
New York Area
403 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I miss the some items on your old menu, but your waiters are great and can usually get the kitchen to make what we like.

f
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best experience I have ever had in a Mexican restaurant! The flavors were unique and interesting and fresh without being overpowering. Staff was friendly and attentive. Our next trip to New York will include Rosa Mexicano for sure.

MO
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view from the second floor is grand and we were not rushed at all

M
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing like Rosa Mexicana in NYC. The food, service and ambiance is outstanding! Can’t wait to go back!

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Average food. Service was solid at first, but dissolved one the meal was served. We had to take the bill to the manager at the hostess station as we could not get the waiter to pick up our credit card.

d
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Guacamole was too cold and bland, even though we asked it to be moderately spicy. The Empanadas were terrible. They tasted like frozen packaged ones, and a little sweet too. My entree of Shrimp were just OK, nothing special, and they were not that hot. They seemed like they were sitting too long before served. What the place has going for it is that they have nice large round tables which are good fro groups, but I would not go back.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time, great service. Bottomless was a must. You can switch out and try every drink. And every drink was amazing. They don’t rush you out like a lot of places do during brunch time.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The occasion was a birthday and what they lacked in service and overall food quality they made up for in ambiance. Very intimate setting. The Happy Birthday they sang also could have made the experience better. It was a very bland gesture, seemed forced. Overall, I’d definitely return and try something else.

M
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa Mexicano is always an amazing experience. The service is exceptional and professional. The food is always delicious. We had several of the botanas (small appetizers from Puebla Mexico) and they were delicious. I particularly enjoyed the lamb tacos (tacos Arabes) and chicken mole sopes. My main dish was the fajitas de pollo which is always excellent.

BH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A very handy spot for dinner or drinks when you're at the Lincoln Center and to make it a special night.

B
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun family dinner. The service is excellent. The food was all delicious. Some portions were very large and good to share like the pork shank entree. We all enjoyed ourselves. Great bar too

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Noisy, food poor and tasteless
Saving grace was the margarita

PC
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Popular restaurant across the street from Lincoln Center. Reservations recommended. Food quality is very good and service is friendly and attentive. The menu is more interesting than your usual Mexican restaurant and their mixed drink options are also very good.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to go for excellent food, period.

RK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Different take on traditional Mexican food.
Service was excellent. The restaurant had a spacious and airy ambiance even though we we sitting at a cramped tiny table for 2 where I kept bumping the person behind me.

Food was really good and I will return.

T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service and good food.

GD
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance, service and food all excellent

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When our party of 6 arrived at the restaurant for our 9PM reservation we were told that the upstairs had ben closed and we would have to sit downstairs. the upstairs is a well designed and beautiful restaurant with tablecloths and views out of nice windows with round tables (that we had requested). The downstairs has wooden tables in a dingy side area, no tablecloths and is a downscale looking space. No where on the reservation form was there a notice that the upstairs could be closed. Indeed when we looked upstairs there were many occupied tables, the manger had just decided that bsuihnses was slow so he would close the upstairs early, disregarding our previously made 9 PM reservation. We left and went to
Atlantic Grill around the corner and had a fabulous dinner with excellent service. We will not return to Rosa Mexicana and warn other customers about making reservations on Open table for this restaurant.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Hi, the quality of the food used to be much better and It came out of the kitchen Luke warm . Definitely not as good as it used to be. Not sure if I will be returning..,

KD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The night began on a sour note. It seems that they overbooked. Our reservation was for 6 and we did not get seated until 45 minutes later.
Stephanie is the best ever. She gave all those waiting a complimentary drink.
She also gave my son and I complimentary dessert.
All hail Stephanie for getting things situated.

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our family, 3 generations, always dine at Rosa Mexicano before heading to Lincoln Center. Great food, fast & friendly service. Always a good time.

G
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Reservation was honored on time. Bit of a wait for drink order but service otherwise attentive, pleasant and not intrusive. Food was excellent! great location for Lincoln Center or Dizzy's for jazz. With slight decrease in noise level would give 5 Stars instead of 4.5.

MW
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I've been coming to various Rosa Mexicano locations in NYC for several years. Always have a good meal and drinks. While we always enjoyed the food, we were happy to see that the menu has been updated -- we really enjoyed the "small dishes" and the newer signature cocktails. Overall a good place for food and drinks with friends, overlooking Lincoln Center.

SC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great meal there on 1/7/20. Guacamole was perfect as usual. Service was great. Great dining experience.

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good. Was hoping some more seasoning in the meat dishes.
Unfortunately there was a horrible odor in the women’s bathroom was unbearable for my girlfriend. Assuming this wasn’t an everyday occurrence.
Overall it was good.

T
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The sauces and fillings of the enchiladas were tasty but they were barely warm. The pork carnitas was dry and some pieces were quite tough. The guacamole was very good. The beans and rice were barely warm.

CW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reasonably priced, tasty lunch -- good sharing options. But it turned out that the restaurant was rated "grade pending". Wouldn't have gone if we had known.

LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
Excellent
Excellent excellent excellent food excellent service great service wonderful service

FF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was mediocre at best. And no tissue or toilet paper in the bathroom.

OT
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food
Good company
Good view

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forgot my phone and picked up two days later! Thank you!!

DL
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very busy spot, but they manage to honor reservation times, provide top notch service and prepare fresh, delicious food. Table side guacamole is a must. Decor is beautiful. I'd recommend asking to sit in the upstairs dining area which quieter and more spacious. One of my favorite New York restaurants.

LB
Philadelphia
142 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guacamole is good, if you don’t like much spice, just say none. Tempora Zucchini tacos were very nice. Quinoa dish was slightly sweet but very tasty. Carnitas with black beans my husband enjoyed.