Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

4.3
7860 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 7860 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.2
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Los meseros fueron muy distraídos y lentos

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Renee
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and location! Loved the drinks, guac, and empanadas.

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vipJudithO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Our waiter, David, was terrific!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was fresh, guacamole was different than in the past. Service seemed short staff and felt as if they wanted to rush us in and out. Portions were smaller than the last time we ate at the restaurant.

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WilliamK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best margaritas—pomegranate!! Tasty ceviche. Good menu for restaurant week.

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vipPortia
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location - sitting outdoors is good for people watching, and street traffic is quiet except for the occasional emergency vehicle. Food is tasty, well-seasoned, a mix of authentic traditional dishes and some fusion or "modern Mexican". Great selection of drinks. Service is excellent: waiter brought a drink that we hadn't ordered and took it back and brought what we had ordered quickly and without any dispute.

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vipNorgeA
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great everything we had was awesome. You should try it. Our waiter Napoleon did a great job.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, service from start to finish was wonderful.
I’m a wheelchair user and the staff was very accommodating. Definitely wheelchair friendly!
The noise level can make conversation across the table
A little difficult..” more what did you say moments”
But a wonderful evening

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rick
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best Mexican food in NYC along with the best pomergranate margaritas at a great location with proper ambiance...

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BryanB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa Mexicano never disappoints! Great food, service and ambiance as always.

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AnthonyP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Went for a first date and it was a very good experience.

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MARCM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa Mexicano is my go to place before Lincoln Center, outdoor concerts!

Libations, Nourishments and Staff are powerful, delicious, knowledgeable and quite friendly. Interior design is beautiful. Particularly, the blue waterfalI with divers! Miss the "prepared at table" guacamole!

Highly Recommend!
Marc Alan Minick, Ph.D.

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YungLexStanc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love the bottomless brunch :) always come with my friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience3

What was once a reliably excellent place for great food and service has clearly suffered over the past year. Poor service, sub-par guacamole (which was always the best in the neighborhood)—very sad to see what’s become of a former favorite.

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vipHotdog12
Miami
63 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The Maitre d’ was not wearing a mask. This put me off. Our waiter was not wearing a mask. I will not return as I was nervous.
Even in Florida - the wild Wild West with Desantis - all restaurant personnel wear masks. And on this trip this was the only place there was a covid surcharge. - for what????? Felt totally unsafe.

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vipluv2eatout
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
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 on July 27, 2021
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 on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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

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Gabriellal
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
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 on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Mamabird
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Miss the table side guacamole service :-( but understand!!
Margarita's are always good.
Rice and beans were more cafeteria style, but tacos were tasty.
I felt like we were being rushed out

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vipLindaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
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 on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AAL58
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
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
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
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 on July 22, 2021
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.

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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
75 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

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 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 4.3 stars by 7860 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.