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About Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

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.

61 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

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

Cross Street:
62nd Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 977-7700

Website:
http://www.rosamexicano.com/

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

Parking Details:
The closest parking garage is at 61st and Columbus.

Public Transit:
1,A,B,C,D trains to 59th Street. 1 train to Lincoln Center (66th)

Executive Chef:
Ed McDevitt

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

Special Events & Promotions:
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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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.

Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (109)
Fun (75)
Authentic (74)
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Special Occasion (68)
Good for a Date (66)
Good for Groups (65)
Casual (59)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Spicy (48)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (39)
Great for Lunch (37)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Comfort Food (33)
Business Meals (32)
Hot Spot (29)
Romantic (28)
Kid-friendly (24)
Scenic View (23)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Cozy (19)
People Watching (17)
Great for Brunch (17)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Tapas (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Late-night Find (11)
Healthy (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Seasonal (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Vegan (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Organic (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 hours ago

Noisy. Food good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

The food was incredible as usual!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 2 days ago

Very nice. Good service. A little pricey and loud.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Food and service were fantastic. A bit noisy, but that's a Mexican restaurant! Lots of fun, great food and cocktails to be had here. Loved it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The guacamole is never spicy enough here. The pork is delicious. The service should be faster.

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·Dined 2 days ago

I have always been a great fan of Rosa’s but this experience was disappointing . The server was taking drink orders while half of the guests were not quite settled. After feeling rushed then the service became slow. When the food finally arrived it was tepid in temperatures and the chicken was dry and tough. The churros we ordered for dessert were raw. Finally the room temperature was so cold we were eat with our coats on. Would not return to this Rosa Mexicano any time soon. Love the location on First Avenue .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Tasty menu choices for quick pre-opera/ballet dinner.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great staff. Very attentive and the food was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Maxing food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I had a reservation with my fiancé here for Valentines Day and we enjoyed it. The staff was very attentive and the food was good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

For the first time, was very disappointed in the food at Rosa Mexicano Lincoln Center. The pork shank was dry and flavorless, the chile relleno tasted off (perhaps the goat cheese wasn't at its best), and the rice and beans on the side featured undercooked rice that was literally crunchy. The hostess was very nice, but our waiter wasn't the most friendly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This is the second time I've been there, and I still like it. Food is good and drinks are good and staff is super friendly.It was a bit noisy, but it is a huge space and there are a lot of large groups that come here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Haven’t gone in years and I just remembered why. Really poor quality food... but good margaritas. Won’t be going back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great. They really understand gluten free.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great guacamole! Fresh made table side.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very satisfied everything was great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic food and fantastic service. The best Rosa Mexicano I’ve been to!

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Dimly lit, could not read the menu. Some of the food was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I ordered chicken and shrimp.....two small shrimp and a fair portion of chicken surrounded by a red sauce and a green sauce, both lacked flavor. Great ambience. Overpriced for what was served. Excellent location for pre concert at Lincoln Center.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Fantastic place - so fresh. Every time we are in NYC we stop by.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Service at this time was avarage, food to expensive for the quality, sever unatentive, maître-d to busy watching TV. We will not go back there.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Incredibly disappointed by this meal. The waiter got one order wrong and idd not replace it with the correct dish. He had to be told three times about a drink order. He took the water pitcher away without returning with it filled. The food was overly salty. The tres leches was not edible to the two who ordered it and was not how it used to be prepared at the restaurant. I will not return here and discourage others from trying it.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I've been going to Rosa Mexicano for over 20 years. I love this location (Lincoln Center) for pre-theater dinner. It's perfect for people going to Broadway or to the Lincoln Center theaters. The table-side guacamole is always delicious, and people who see it for the first time always enjoy it. Their entrees remain delicious. And while I am usually full for dessert, we always find a way to order a plate of churros for the table and split them. The wait staff were attentive and not intrusive. The margaritas were delicious. It's a perfect place for a pre-theater dinner, and when I've let them know I need to be out by a certain time, they have always made it happen.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a lovely evening. The food was delicious and the wait staff attentive.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good overall as usual. Would like to see more dishes from their older menu .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Haven’t been in a long time but wasn’t disappointed. Of course everyone must get the guacamole, made fresh and delicious. I ordered off the restaurant week menu. Cauliflower soup was great. Had the chicken and shrimp over mushroom rice and ordered a side of plantains. It was very good , but too much sauce and not enough rice. My friend had the chicken dish off the regular menu ( sort of a layered stew) also delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal along with my margaritas! The flan was as smooth and sweet as heaven! Service was really excellent! Will be back!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The special request I did was to have a cocktail waiting for my fiancé at the table , management did a great job with that great job from the management team I just feel like the attention to detail coming from the service staff could be better and I’m sure will improve. Remember Guest request are always first ( the Guest is always first )

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Good food as always. A party on the other side caused a divider to fall on my table and knock a bottle of water on my book and coat. The manager graciously invited me to have some appetizers gratis the next time. I do enjoy this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Must go place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great food. Guacamole is the best in town. Did not appreciate the waiter removing our dishes without asking if we finished.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

I went to this restaurant to meet a friend for dinner and then go to the ballet. I checked in early and was taken to my table. My friend came after and communicated with the host that he was there with me. However, they sat him in another table and we never got a chance to see each other. He checked with the staff and so did I as to our whereabouts but no one had no idea that either one of us were in the restaurant. Turned out we were both there but we never got together. He did forget his cell phone but terrible communication with staff!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Outstanding

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great celebration of my birthday with a group of friends. We had noted in our reservation that the dinner was for a birthday, and we were seated at a special table in the corner with a spectacular view.
Note re. ordering steak: it was delicious, but quite rare. If you are concerned about under-cooked meat, make sure to order your steak "medium."
As many always comment: do not miss the tableside guacamole!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Always love going to Rosa Mexicano, it’s is my favorite Mexican restaurant the tacos and guacamole are fantastic. They make the guacamole right in front of you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food at Rosa Mexicano was very delicious! Though it is a bit pricey, I feel that the overall quality and service made up for the slightly more expensive prices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I have been dining here for about 10 years, and the food and service have remained consistently excellent. The pomegranate margaritas are as delicious and strong as ever. The guacamole and salsa accompanying warm, crispy tortilla chips is a wonderful starter. Out shrimp and chicken main courses were really tasty. The corn side dish is unique. Service was attentive and friendly as always. I have been to the other branches in Manhattan, and this location is clearly the best for food, service, and ambience.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Asked for general manager 3 times because I wanted to say hi- former employee of his. No one got him. Waited 25 minutes for initial drink order, had 4 different servers that all seemed to be confused as to who had our table. All of our share plates were dirty with crusted food. Pre-sets for steak, none existent. Hostess upstairs with gentlemen rolled her eyes when I asked for manager. Overall- I'm shocked this location was as terrible as it was. The one on 1st avenue is our go to and way better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fun atmosphere and located right across from Lincoln Center, so good spot for pre or post performance meal. Food and service were okay, but the location is what would draw me back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The server was delightful and the food was delicious. Perfect for a relaxing Sunday lunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Situated directly across the street from Lincoln Center, Rosa Mexicano has decent food, served by an efficient, amiable staff. Those portions of the second-floor dining room which are near the open, spectacularly decorated stairway leading from the first-floor bar can be very noisy. Other tables are much less noisy, but do not have a view of Lincoln Center. The food us exactly what you'd expect from a chain restaurant. They have a lengthy drinks list, make good guacamole, and serve undistinguished Mexican food. However, the price is relatively modest for the neighborhood and, because of its proximity to the theaters and speedy service, you'll have no anxiety about making your curtain---even if they keep you waiting 5-10 minutes for the table you reserved to become available.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Quick Bite
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