Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

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7601 Reviews
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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipYummy
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place near Lincoln Center for yourself or to take friends or guests since it's a beautiful restaurant. Food is good too

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vipNewyorker
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have no time for this job...the place was great!

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karenm
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the fresh salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips! the pomegranate margarita was amazing! The food was delish. Great service as well!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Have eaten here several times in the past. Tonight service was very slow and poor attention to our table. Took an exceptionally long time to get our food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. As usual.

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LARRYV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh guacamole made at tableside is a great way to start an enjoyable dining experience as you pick the regional cuisine you like best.

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RichardL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably good Mexican food in an upscale setting at (for NYC) reasonable prices. Copious menu, with dishes representing all areas of Mexico. There may be more “inventive” Mexican food in NY (or Mexico); but everything we’ve had here in our numerous visits has been delicious and without sticker shock at meal’s end. Guacamole is a must.

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JulieD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This was our second time to Rosa - and the food was mediocre at best this time around. Unfortunately our server was inundated with a huge teen birthday party, so service was average at best. She was polite but we quickly realized it was not going to be as good as experience as the last time. When our food arrive, the carnitas was very dry and not nearly as flavorful as the first time around. The tableside guacamole is always a must, and their margaritas are great.

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KatieC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I enjoyed most of my experience. I felt that the $31 guacamole was insanely overpriced and didn’t like that we were approached by the guacamole maker before we even settled to our seat. The table was a tad tight. Overal the food was good, the tacos were okay but a little small.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is wonderful.

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JenniferN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got some street tacos, guacamole and shared a tiny pitcher of red sangria. Everything was delicious. Our wait staff was attentive and friendly.

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CeciliaM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group of girlfriends and I loved this place! Delicious food, nice ambiance and great service !

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RochelleW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The salmon salad used to include rice and beans and salmon portion was larger. It's a very good salad but not as good as before. The bowl salad was very good. I included chicken with it.

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Jimi
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our lunch! The guacamole was a wonderful start. Then our salads and quesadillas were delicious. We look forward to going back.

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vipANgelaB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening!

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vipdeanb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was not well prepared and cold. Very surprising from this place

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SalvadorD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible atmosphere and spectacular food. I absolutely love the new redesign to the menu. The plates are perfect and you are left satisfied after eating here. The drinks are another strong suit of theirs. I’m sure they‘ll have one suited to your liking. I’ve been coming to their restaurants for over 10 years now. Truly one of my favorite go to spots in New York City.

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VAVK
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was mediocre and expensive. The best thing is the location to Lincoln Center.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Place is very nice. Service was good but the food was just okay. We asked for two appetizers got only one. We reminded that we ordered two. The second one came out at the same time as our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Absolutely, we had a lovely, lovely time and will happily return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for our pre-opera brunch

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Tishinha
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service

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vipGizar
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food was wonderful. The Veracruz menu was excellent especially the pork loin.

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HelenM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for a meal before a concert at Lincoln Center. Noise level could be less and should confine music to downstairs bar area. Otherwise it's great!

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Liliana
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a bit loud. Sitting down stairs helps a bit. Good great service a bit inattentive

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MaritzaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service! Have celebrated my birthday there a few times now.

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Grateful4GoodFood
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reliably good food and service. Can be very busy and loud so be prepared but well worth the noise and NYC jostling.

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Spark
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa still rocks after all these years! Excellent! Great place to try mezcal and tequila drinks.

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mmic23
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I really enjoyed the adult beverages, but that was about it.

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Lizadams
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The service was very friendly and professional. The guacamole prepared table side was fabulous. From there things went downhill fast. My chicken/steak/cheese combo fajitas style was very greasy and overcooked. My friend’s enchiladas were clearly not freshly made, but premade to be reheated when ordered. The flan for desert was not memorable. It was convenient to Lincoln center, which was biggest asset. I will look for other venues in the future.

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Paola
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server, David, did an amazing job at making sure we had everything we needed and in a timely manner. He also answered any questions we had about the menu. The tres leches cake is the best!

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Dofra
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It used to be amazing food with an interesting gourmet Mexican menu. Now it's only slightly elevated basic Mexican food. They got rid of their signature braised lamb shank. Margaritas and guacamole are still excellent.

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vipChangG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Great location and vibe inside but seems more like a tourist attraction. We ordered the gauc and tacs. Guac was excellent, tacos not so much - underwhelming to say the least. Also the portions were small, so not the best value. I prefer to go elsewhere for Mexican cuisine.

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JacquelineL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went on “National Margarita Day” after a show a Lincoln center and the waiter didn’t honor the promotion of the day. Got the empanadas which were pretty tasteless and the steak tacos, which were good.

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MaryAnnG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festive and fun plus great food and Margaritas! Attentive wait staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Having to wait for 20 minutes despite having booked a table was somewhat frustrating. The food was fine, but a little overpriced.

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vipSally
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Receptionist was rude. She asked me if the second person in my party of 2 was present. I stated I did not know but wished to be seated. She then proceeded to ignore my request and immediately seated a couple that came in behind me. After waiting several minutes , I again requested to be seated when a second receptionist stated that the other member of my party had been seated before I arrived. There are lots of other good restaurants in the Lincoln Center area with receptionists that are competent and kind.

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IT23
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Overall good for the area, food wasn’t as flavorful as expected. Everything else was great.

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TiffC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, although the portion size could be better. Drinks were good but the sangria was mostly ice which is a big no in my book. Over all very positive experience.

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RenaM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the Rosa's that use to be on 49th and 8th. I am so glad I found it. I have always loved Rosa's, great fond memories and more to come. The food price was reasonable for NYC but the drink price was too high for me. And I love their margaritas. I highly recommend Rosa's.

FAQs

Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Chow Now 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 4.3 stars by 7601 OpenTable diners.

Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.rosamexicano.com/store/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.