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Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Our highly anticipated second Rosa Mexicano location opened in July 2000. Just steps away from Lincoln Center, this impressive David Rockwell-designed space features a 30-foot iridescent blue tile water wall that spans both levels of the restaurant and is adorned with 240 miniature cliff divers. Here you’ll also find a dramatic “floating” staircase made of orange and red terrazzo slabs and backlit panels behind the bar embedded with rose petals. Awarded “Best Restaurant 2000” by Interiors Magazine, this unique, contemporary look ushered in a new era for us at Rosa Mexicano.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
BRUNCH:
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LUNCH:
Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

DINNER:
Monday 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday - Friday 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Sunday 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

HAPPY HOUR:
Monday - Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Phone number
(212) 977-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ed McDevitt
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Catering
We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d'ouvres, etc. We also offer off-premise catering for groups of all sizes. For Large Party Reservations, please contact Jacqueline Vazquez at 212.977.7700 or jvasquez@rosamexicano.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
62nd Street
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Parking details
The closest parking garage is at 61st and Columbus.
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Public transit
1,A,B,C,D trains to 59th Street. 1 train to Lincoln Center (66th)
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Special events & promotions
MEXICAN PASSOVER
Friday, March 30th - Sunday, April 1st
Traditional Passover Dishes Meet Mexican Flavors
4-Course Menu - $55 Per Guest

BRUNCH
Sat & Sun | 11:30am - 3:00pm
Churros French Toast. Enough said.

EL MENU DE CANTINA
Mexico City Cantina Fare
$8.5 Tacos, Quesadillas, Antojitos y mas – Served after 9pm at the bar
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for affairs of all types, from large dinner parties and cocktail receptions to the most intimate of gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Amira Gertz at 212.397.0666 x 29.

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Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Come Fiesta at Rosa Mexicano!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat mom to our Mexican-Inspired Specials at Brunch or Dinner

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 5962 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Comi con mi familia un domingo en Rosa Mexicano. Todo estaba buenísimo y el restaurante es muy agradable. El guacamole es de los mas buenos que he probado! También recomiendo mucho el ceviche, muy bueno y fresco. Este restaurante es un acierto seguro.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Mediocre food for too much money. White-Tablecloth Mexican food is an oxymoron.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

As always - excellent

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love this place. Good traditional Mexican food with amazing drinks.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our waiter was very pleasant and prompt without rushing us. The food was excellent. The price was very reasonable for service, ambience and food.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great meal. Guacamole was amazzzzzzing. Stayed and talked for a while. Nice experience.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

We invited 3 guest to dinner at this restaurant where we have dined MANY times over the years. No more.
1. On arrival I was horrified and embarrassed to find a B sanitary rating. (I strongly suggest Open Table list sanitary ratings.)
2. Noise level was so high we could not hear each other or our waiters. The reason for the noise was BLASTING music from speakers.
3. Food previously in the B+ range was barely a C-.
We won’t be back again and we cannot recommend it.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was super. Margaritas are the best. Atmosphere is very loud- more than vibrant. It’s hard to hear your table mates.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our go to place for all kinds of celebrations! Always delicious!!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

the famous guacamole is quite good but not a R AVE and the rest of
the meal was pedestrian Mexicans. The real advantage of Rosa is its
loccation..1Block from Lincoln Center

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

On April 19, 2018, we enjoyed a delicious feast at Rosa Mexicano to celebrate Diaon for successfully defending her dissertation! Congratulations to Diaon Clarke, PhD, LCSW-R!!!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

It was good not great

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

We used to love this restaurant but it has been declining in quality and service over the last few years. Now the food is quite ordinary, the service is not what it used to be and the place is much too noisy.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

I had a reservation yet had to stand for 20 minutes before being seated.
The main course was only lukewarm but I did not have the time to have it sent back. The restaurant tried to do too much, serve too many people. As a result the overall service is poor. There are many better Mexican restaurants in ny at this price level

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Since I made a reservation, I expected a decent table, instead we were seated upstairs all the way in the back and next to a very loud two table, we just wanted a few Apps since we were heading to a show, the table selection would have been a non issue if we had been wowed by the food; I ordered the Guacamole, half of the avocados were not even mashed..........we have been regular customers of Rosa Mexicano and normally love it, so we were disappointed and hope that quality control is brought back and its great food restored; the Chorizo con Queso was also disappointing, too thick and where was the Chorizo? Ah it was grated!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

For us it has always been the ideal place to dine before catching a performance at L.C.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We enjoyed our pre-opera meal very much. Service was great, food was mostly delicious. One of our parties skirt steak was a little tough, but overall very good meal. Our server was attentive, friendly and fast!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Margaritas were delicious. So was the table side guacamole. The pollo adobado was overcooked. It had good flavor but the chicken was too dry. My friend had the budín and looked great. She said it was tasty. The Mexican chocolate ice cream was very tasty.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delicious food, freshly made guacamole, and pomegranate margaritas are a must.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We've eaten at various Rosa Mexicana locations over the years and I must say the one by Lincoln Center was the most disappointing. To be fair, the cocktails and guacamole were delicious but after that it was down hill. We had the empanadas. There was basically no chicken inside the dough. We had the steak which was tasty but difficult to eat because it was so tough. Service was good. The atmosphere was casual and fun.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a great meal. As usual, I ordered the always perfect, table-side guacamole, followed by the enchiladas suizas, which are always wonderful. A tasty mojito rounded out the meal. No complaints at all! Will be back!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Best Gucamole. Caters to various food needs such as gluten free. Location is ideal for lunch before Lincoln Center matinees.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Although I love this restaurant, and gave it a very good rating, I was very upset to see the B rating when I got there! Also, although someone in my party had already been seated upstairs, as requested, the man at the front told me and a friend who had gotten there shortly before me they had no reservation in my name! Finally, the woman told me she found it! Not good!!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Nice place. Good food. Close to Lincoln Center. Something different.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Our family of adults met for ”Pre-theater” dining before one of the NY Philharmonic’s live scores to an epic movie (in this case Amadeus) across the street at David Geffen Hall with an early curtain. They did a fantastic job of getting us drinks and food, and quickly in and out, with people showing up at three different times, and both seated and accepted our Key Man’s order of guacamole for the table (made fresh in front of him) without all of us being present . Kudos for that! Our very professional server also let him order for our fourth and late arrival, and got us out in time. The food was delicious and devoured accordingly.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We were seeing My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center and we picked this restaurant for our pre-theatre lunch. The food was very good..the guacamole made at the table was delicious and everyone enjoyed their entrees!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great table-made Guac. Delicious tacos! Good service.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This is great restaurant for any occasion. It is adaptable always to birthdays, regular dinners, happy hours etc. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to eat Mexican food.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Best Mexican food in town!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This is a lovely restaurant. We prefer to be seated upstairs where you can look out at Lincoln Center and watch people going by. Seating (with reservation) was prompt. Wait staff quick and very accommodating. Each couple ordered their own guacamole: Our friends came without ramped up spicing, as requested. Ours was medium and could have been still spicier. Ditto on salsa. A friend and I each had skewered filet mignon. It was perfect. The steak was very, very tender and cooked medium rare (not medium!) as I requested. My husband had the pollack and it was the sole disappointment. Relatively spiceless and not at all fresh tasting. Didn't taste the other friend's dish. Chips and salsa and water replaced before we even asked. I had flan for dessert--excellent. To my mind the chocolate cake was too heavy, but I always find it too heavy. But the flavor was excellent.
A definite keeper.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The waitress was very attentive at the table. She was kind and personable.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Not the best dining, but in fairness we were there at a peak time. Besides that, the food was bland. I remember much better dishes from RM. Not this time. I think we had a bad day. Staff were great all around.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This place never disappoints. Great high end Mexican food.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good food and service, very loud.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food good but too noisy

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Never been to a Mexican restaurant before with such a good wine list, extensive menu of well prepared dishes, and great cocktail menu. Service excellent too.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We have eaten brunch/lunch here many times l. Service very accommodating. My friends enjoyed their meals however my eggs Benedict were just so so. The cornmeal cake was dry. Margaritas fabulous.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Location is right near Lincoln Center and really good food. Service was prompt and courteous. Pomegranate margarita was fabulous (and I am usually a purist about margaritas!) tables were not too close together so the noise level was fine, not exactly hushed but perfectly fine. They brought a great coconut cake for my friends’s birthday. Overall very nice and better than I remembered from my last visit.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and service. Congested wait for a table in the ground floor. The place is jumping!!!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We very much appreciated that the host asked about our curtain time, so we had a wonderful meal that was served promptly. The service was great and the mojito was terrific!

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