Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

4.4
7643 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican

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Pre/post Theatre
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.

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 7643 people are saying
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vipMichaelR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. Food was great.

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BryanB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
12 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
6 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious guacamole and pollo adobado. Pomegranate margaritas are the best!

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YolandaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall experience good good margaritas food was tasty although the rice was a bit dry probably shortage of staff due to pandemic We will return we want to support our local business.

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MelissaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our daughter being in the city for 24 hours - it felt so nice to be back in one of our most favorite places! Thanks!

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ArmandoA
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and the food and drinks are great!

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RickO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate inside and the spacing felt very safe. Food and drinks were good as always.

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KLM1
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The atmosphere and service are very good. The guacamole is not as good as it used to be, it's a small portion made in the kitchen, as opposed to table side prep, and they serve it with raw vegetables. A raw radish or carrot with guacamole is not authentic. The corn tortillas were thick and didn't have that grilled corn flavor. The mains were fine, but I feel like the food here used to be better. The frozen pomegranate margarita was great as was the selection of mezcal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food came out cold and waiter took back. Was curious how a $24 enchiladas comes out cold. Pretty bad. Then go to pay the Bill, I do mind paying the extra covid fee but they charged us $5 for chips and salsa and we even bought a guacamole. I hope I hear from someone because I will never be back. Plenty of Tex mex I can visit that serve hot food and don’t charge dumb fees. Very disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They charge a covid 19 recovery fee. Businesses need to clearly state this charge on their menu and they did not and charged it anyway

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

waiters were amazing and so kinf! Good service + food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service even in the pandemic

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The female receptionist at the front desk completely ruined my day cancelling my reservation without notification because I was 10 minutes late. Was traveling from NJ. Should call before you cancel reservation made days ago

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Marsh
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Not their fault, but the payment system crashed and added a lot of extra time to our visit.

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viprjgarnold
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience2

Good food, great pomegranate margaritas, slow service. Didn't even acknowledge my husband's birthday, even though i told them twice. View was of a mobile gas truck, rather than Lincoln Center.

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Jazz
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe and good was delicious! The best margaritas and guacamole in the city. Everything is delicious and service is impeccable.

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vipScott
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Ate inside, they did a great job keeping us safe during Covid while maintaining quality and a nice atmosphere! Thank you for being open Rosa Mexicano!

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BirthdayBoyFriend
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat inside and it was extremely quiet and the current guidelines for social distance and masks were well-followed. Guacamole was excellent although nit prepared at the table as we thought it was—probably for health reasons. Food was very good and good portions and there were several waiters and busboys who took very good care of us. I'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Doing a great job with indoor dining, lots of space to spread people out

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vipDoubleE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful INDSIDE dinner and margaritas at Rosa Mexicano. Rosa's food and dining experience is as good as it's always been. Rosa's was also very well prepared to reopen in these covid times. Inside set up is super clean, well-spaced and geared toward safely. Masked Servers do a superb job providing attentive service but giving patrons room. The restaurant has done a great job re-opening and providing it's traditional experience in a safe way. Go enjoy!

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vipvillager
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Are outside. Food and service were very good!

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vipTK719
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic experience at Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center. I was greeted by the manager Caroline, who made me feel so welcome and right at home. She offered me my choice of tables, on either the inside or outside. (I chose a lovely indoor table near the window.) I started with some chips and salsa and the Caesar salad. Both delicious. I then had the grilled swordfish with mole sauce - it was outstanding. I finished with the caramel crepes, which were just fantastic. The service was excellent and the prices were shockingly low given the quality and location. They're also doing an amazing job keeping the restaurant as clean and safe as possible. I look forward to returning very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes. Server was super nice and was informative of the specials. Definitely will be back for the margaritas!!

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Terry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I loved trying five different Mexican street tacos on National Taco Day. They were all tasty and at a good price. I hope they have this promotion again next year! Service was slow but friendly. The other day the manager was trying to push us out so we wouldn’t linger after our dessert. Kinda rude but if you wanted us out faster the best way was not to make us wait so long for our entree and desert.

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vipCarolynM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great pomegranate margaritas are the best as is the guacamole

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vipPickyPicky
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Felt safe!

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vippipsy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Delicious food. Had the chicken enchiladas.

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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 4.4 stars by 7643 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.