Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center
The safety of our guests and our staff is priority #1. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
We are also 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.
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Our classic avocado ice cream with raspberries, white chocolate, raspberry-guajillo sauce with cinnamon-sugar buñuelos
Your choice of braised beef brisket with salsa verde, chicken tinga with chile de árbol or grilled seasonal fish with with escabeche and jalapeño-tartar on flour tortillas. Served with achiote rice and eazote-jalapeño refried black beans Comes with Chips & Salsa and your choice of Tres Leches and Josefina's Brownie
Chips & Salsa
Crispy corn tortilla chips with zesty salsa norteña
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Ring in the New Year at home with our Rosa Mexicano family packs!
Sorry but food overall was not good. Chicken quesadillas were awful and rice and beans even worse.
Service was slow. A line to get into the hostess. Table wasn’t ready despite a reservation.
Food was not seasoned and tasted lackluster.
Fresh guacamole was good but very small portion
Overall would not go back
Only advantage was it was across the street from Lincoln Center
This was our first time back since Covid. From the moment we walked inside to the time we left we were made to feel like we were the only customers in the restaurant. The service and the food were outstanding. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. It did not disappoint.
Appetizer was delicious. Entree was good but should have been served with a fish fork. Dessert was good, but not enough ice cream.
Food was very good. Server was friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the food took longer than preferred to get to the table.
Awful, understaffed, waited along time for any service.
Food and drinks are way over priced and the quality has gone down . This is the 2nd time .
Steak quesadilla were over spiced mushed meat and not pieces of steak.
Have eaten here several times over the years . Never again. It was disgusting and embarrassing to take someone out and have such poor service and quality.
Shame on you Rosa Mexicano . You just lost a customer.
Great food. Great service. Super nice staff.
They appear to be very understaffed. The service was incredibly slow and the staff needed prompting. The food was under seasoned and cold when it was finally served. I have eaten here several times in the past because of its proximity to Lincoln Center but will not eat here again
restaurant looks not very well kept. Plates were old and broken. service was not clean. In general looks like restaurant is going down hill. Sad to say, love the blue wall. It use to be a nicer place. food was just OK
Nice to be back at our favorite pre-opera restaurant. We missed it. Their Covid precautions were great. Our only criticism was the frozen pomegranate margaritas did not taste the same. Much more tart than they used to be. What happened?
Food was excellent as always. Brunch portions a bit small. Server was average at best
excellent food. the wait was a little too long for both our food and drinks. They never returned with extra utensils.
loud, smelly and food was mediocre. also very slow service
Had the fixed dinner and the guacamole. The guacamole is a must have. It's delicious. The enchiladas were a bit bland, but good. The tilapia was the whole fish! We had a great experience except toward the end, they weren't as attentive and it took awhile to get the bill. Nevertheless, we will definitely be coming back! The fixed menu is an incredible value.
Only gave for noise because we ate outside and it being Friday night, the Mt Sinai ambulance were very busy. Not fault of restaurant. We really like their outdoor setup. Waiter was excellent helping me choose a new Gluten Free entree which I hadn’t tried before and it was excellent. Will return soon!
Love the margaritas and table-side gaucamole
Terrible service. So many mistakes by multiple members of the staff. Guacamole was $30….$30……..for guacamole……
Saw the waiter twice the entire night. Terrible experience.
Terrible food. Very disappointed.
Delicious duck breast with blueberry chipolte sauce, asparagus and mashed potatoes. Great value.
Service was terrible. Guacamole was unrecognizable. I asked for Margarita without salt. It came with salt. Much too noisy.
Service was seriously disappointing. We had been here before for drinks and had a great time. Make OpenTable reservations and were told to wait, okay no problem. Then taken upstairs and there was NO ONE there. Not sure what we were waiting for, maybe short on staff? Waiter was terrible. Couldn't give the time of day. Never came back to ask if we wanted more drinks or even water. Never asked how our food was (which was delivered by someone else, so we really never even saw our waiter again until we asked for the check while he was passing by.). Won't come back.
Excellent food. Great service early in the evening slowing down a little late in the meal. But overall we enjoyed our visit and would definitely come again.
Rosa Mexicano - old reliable - everything still fresh and good - 2 years later to return to Lincoln Center and RM was great - but man was our waiter GROUCHY!
Excellent service from waiter, but after he took our dinner order (immediately following guacamole and drinks) it took almost 40 minutes for our dinner to arrive. Instead of a leisurely dinner with dessert, we had to eat quickly and leave in order to arrive at Lincoln Center in time for a performance.
Rosa Mexicano remains one of our go-to restaurants when we come to New York for the opera. The food and service are always reliable. This time we had the chef's special three course meal, which was quite tasty and a great value at $38. The room always has an energetic feel, but is not overly noisy.
Love the tables outdoors for dining. Hostess gave us a bit of a hard time as we did NOT have reservations, but thanks to OpenTable we secured a reservation and were seated without delay. Good drinks, good food. Will return.
Very nice ambiance and location. Friendly and attentive service. Entree initially came out of kitchen cold.
Birthday for my wife.
We always have a great date night! Service and vibes are great every time :)
We went take our cousins to eat from another country and they loved it! The waiter (forgot his name, sorry) was very attentive and took great care of us. The food was amazing as always and we can’t wait to go back again.
The service was slow. We didn't see our waiter for a long time and our food arrived about 45 minutes after we ordered. They are probably short staffed. Otherwise, food, atmosphere and COVID safety very good.
The poor waitstaff suffered because of disorganization at the front desk, which was having trouble juggling takeout orders and left dining customers, with reservations, standing around while they squabbled over how to get tables cleared so people could be seated. they definitely need a better system. they complained openly about shortstaffing as an industry-wide problem, which is definitely true. the waitstaff remained cheerfully heroic and helpful, though. and the food was as enjoyable as ever.
Everything was great. (food,and service) Caroline, the manager took the time check with each table to see how they were enjoying their dinners. It was not just a token visit but a sincere visit. She also gave encouragement to staff members.
Love this place. Atmosphere is wonderful and so is the food. Everyone talks about the guacamole but my faves are their fish tacos and chicken enchiladas. It was my bday and at the end of the meal they brought me a luscious flan with a candle in it.
The guacamole here is still one of the better ones, but the rest of the dishes have gone downhill. I've been here twice recently--four appetizers, four main courses in total. Tortillas/taco shells used to be terrific--but now doughy and tasteless. Camarones chewy. Carnitas were waaaaaay overcooked. Even the black beans have become bland. Many plates seem to have been frozen and nuked. We go to Lincoln Center a lot, and really only return here because there are so few other places nearby. I realize that the pandemic has impacted restaurants terribly (the servers here seem very confused and inexperienced) but where are the former great chefs?
I guess it was not our night at Rosa Mexicana. We had a 4:30 reservation to allow for a relaxed dinner before our 7 p.m. opera curtain. The hostess took me a table downstairs on the bar level.
Now upstairs is really beautiful with tablecloths and a nice atmosphere. Downstairs not so much. Hard top tables which didn’t even feel too clean. The hostess told me upstairs wasn’t open until 5 and we couldn’t sit there. So the experience was not too great. The food was ok, but service was lackadaisical. Next time if offered downstairs seating, I just wouldn’t stay.
Great service. Excellent food! Highly recommend. We needed extra help getting an elevator to the 2nd floor and the staff was most obliging.
So glad to see Rosa has survived the Pandemic, still serving the best pitchers of Red sangria, guacamole and Tortilla soup!