Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

4.5
7734 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 7734 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ll give the place consistent high marks for the service. You never have to wait long for anything you may want or need. All courses came out promptly. We enjoyed all of our meals except one person who found their dish too salty. But 75% of the time we come to this location, everything is top notch. So a once-in-a-while “meh” for anything they serve isn’t enough to not return for the overall top notch experience. This location has a nice, upscale vibe and clientele. Will return.

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vipMalu
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Returned to in restaurant dining at RM. Great service, great food and an attentive and thoughtful waitstaff were all appreciated. We will be back.

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vipGlobalblondie
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Used to love this Rosa and really sad about the decline in food quality in the last few years. My enchiladas were gloppy and not in a good way.

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Exigente
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entrees of two different steak dishes, the dessert of tres leches and coffee, and the margaritas throughout were delicious. We sat on the second floor where we had plenty of space, a great open view from the window, minimum noise, and wonderful service. Gracias!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

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vip11and14
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

They don't have a good food anymore. The food was cold.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a nice experience. Those churros were not freshly baked, they were definitely taken out the freezer/fridge and warmed up. I understand mass production but I’ve tasted better. My main course was delicious. It’s Americanized Mexican food, but I had a good time. Ambiance was perfect. I would return.

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vipthediplomat
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

One dish of food arrived cold, but was replaced right away. Restaurant is nice, pleasant, with very good Mexican food but service was a little slow in the beginning.

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vipSpecial
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The server was overworked and left us needing to wave him down more than once but good for the restaurant that they are so busy the server can’t keep up. Now is the time to rehire staff. Otherwise, it was a Rosa Mexicano dinner as usual. Delightful.

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CasualDiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great appetizers, good drinks, food was a bit meh. One of the dishes came out a bit cold.

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vipDac35
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience whether with friends, date night or family
Great food and margaritas

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vipJohn
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a bit slow unusual for this restaurant. I assume the management hasn’t adjusted to larger crowds.

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MichaelB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice spot. Good food. Location was perfect as we were staying at Columbus Circle area:

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vipScott
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good. Frozen margs are the best.

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viptckdp
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance & great staff. We go to Rosa Mexicano every time we go to the City from Connecticut.

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RichardP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always I enjoyed my meal at Rosa's, but I was a bit shocked that entrees now longer included rice and beans. Seems an unwise way to economize; please re-thing this.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, yummy dinner out w our 13 year old daughter - consistently great food, friendly and professional waitstaff, contemporary atmosphere

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SophiaY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to spot for upscale Mexicans food.. ambience is fantastic and the service is fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Restaurant was really under staffed, took 30 minutes to get a waiter for putting in an order and another hour before we got any appetisers. The order came out wrong and by then we didn’t even have the time to put in additional food.

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vipSherwin
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We weren’t getting attention. Guac was so late as well.

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vipHardlee
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Drinks and food were very good. Service too. Nice setting.

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vipJanelT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa is one of our favorite go to Mexican restaurants. The guacamole sets the standard for every other Mexican restaurant we ever go to.

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DavidH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Ambiance was very nice. Excellent job at spacing out tables. Food was good, guacamole was small portion, really servers seemed to be unaffected and in a rush to clean up our table even though there were other tables that were seated before we were. Felt rushed and that was appreciated.

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ELSAPL
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

La carne no me gustó y la guarnición menos. Pedí carne a la tampiqueña, no la recomiendo.
El guacamole sin sabor.
Lo único que me encantó delicioso la limonada con agua mineral, pero obvio no voy a regresar solo por la limonada.

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vipBarbaraR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and delicious food and drinks. Outdoor seating was perfectly
spaced.

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vipMarcyM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa Mexicano never disappoints. The ambiance is festive without being intrusive. The menu is extensive and varied. The service is always accommodating. COVID protocols are observed so you feel safe. I'd go back in a New York minute!

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RamonaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and service. Rosa Mexicano gives the vacation feeling. It whisked you away from the city to Mexico for a fleeting moment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meeting & food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food was meh. Coffee cup and cutlery were dirty. Surprised to see how nice upstairs is compared to downstairs. Would have been nice to sit up there or atleast offered seating considering I had one of the first seatings.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Rosa Mexicano has seen better days. I wanted to love my night out but we were rushed, service was not good and food was subpar. Next time we are going elsewhere for Mexican food. Sorry.

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LisaR
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your place had come recommended, and it did not disappoint. It is convenient to access near Columbus Circle via walking when staying at the Mandarin Oriental. The food, service, and beverages were fantastic. We will definitely visit again.

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StacyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We have always loved this location by Lincoln Center and while it was quieter visiting during Covid, we really wanted to go out for a birthday celebration. We felt very safe with lots of hand sanitizer, distanced tables, and mask wearing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was delicious, the staff was friendly, patient and accommodating. Most importantly the food was excellent and the margarita pitcher was perfect!

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vipBmkk
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal with a very kind server. Overall will for sure go back.

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BillK
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margs + guac were exactly what I needed after a long day. I forget what my main course was but it could have been shoe leather (it wasn’t!) and I would’ve been happy.

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vipdollyg
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Underwhelming. Service was slow, portions small and not as good as on prior occasions.

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vipMarkS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service here at the Lincoln Center location is absolutely terrible. Front desk is the worst - never friendly, responsive, or helpful in greeting you or getting you to a table in a reasonable amount of time. It’s like they could care less. They’re much more concerned with the phone than with customers who are in the restaurant. Never pleasant and never going out of their way to actually deliver on the tenets of hospitality.

Upstairs the service was just as bad. It took 15 minutes to get the server back to our table to inform them our orders were incorrect.

Overall it’s the failure of management to let things in the hospitality business be run this poorly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews