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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 (93)
Casual (72)
Fun (67)
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Authentic (64)
Good for a Date (61)
Special Occasion (59)
Good for Groups (55)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Spicy (44)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Great for Lunch (34)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Business Meals (27)
Kid-friendly (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Scenic View (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Romantic (17)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Happy Hour (16)
People Watching (16)
Healthy (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Tapas (14)
Late-night Find (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Cozy (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Quick Bite (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Vegan (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 15 hours ago

Always a great experience. Table side guacamole is the best!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 2 days ago

Great!! Guacamole incredible!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was slow, food portions are small for the price and compared to the other locations. I’ve gone and enjoyed Rosas in several other locations and cities (and always been a fan) but found this time to be severely lacking. Waiter told us we can’t have table side guac, brought us our drinks close to 30 minutes after it was ordered, offered no food suggestions and food was dry. Worst Rosas experience I’ve ever had. Will not come back to this location

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We made a reservation for a quiet table, but there was a party upstairs and so we were seated at a tiny table downstairs right next to the staircase and in a major walkway. It was noisy and unpleasant. The main courses were very good, but the Flan dessert was only fair.
If you make a reservation, make sure you sit upstairs. They should have told us there were no seats upstairs. We would have gone somewhere else.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We were first seated right next to the door and the bar on the ground level where it was noisy and cold. After some begging, we were finally moved upstairs where we had requested online from Open Table in the first place, thanks to the maître d'.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great post opera dinner spot. Great place for family and friends dining. The fresh guacamole is amazing.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food. We really enjoyed the experience. I will come back if I’m in the area.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great ambiance, food and excellent service.
Will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Rosa Mexicano never lets me down. Great guacamole made table side. The fish was excellent. A nice buzz to the room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I had a good time at Rosa Mexicana. The food was good, our server was excellent and we were seated superfast with a reservation. the prices are a little high for some food. The drinks were also very good and our server made some good recommendations. The chocolate cake was more like ganache and I loved every bite. I would warn anyone who is going and can't handle dark lighting (the lighting there is a very pretty blue) that reading the menu could be challenging.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Good location for pre/theatre dinner if going to Lincoln Center. Tables for 2 are small and set very close together. Service is attentive but a little rushed, food is good, very energetic noise level makes conversations difficult--not a place for relaxed dining.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

My husband and I had had dinner at the restaurant last December and decided to come back to the place and we again dined here last week. This is our one of the most favorite restaurants in NY.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, People Watching, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Prompt and friendly service based on Open Table reservation. Service, food, amazing Margaritas and overall experience were all outstanding. We enjoyed our evening very much and was perfect as a pre-show Dinner as we made out way to the Lincoln Center. Thanks for a great experience in a contemporary and inviting atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Loved the food. We arrived early and they seated us right away. Amazing guacamole! We definitely will be back!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We've been going to this restaurant for several years and is easily one of our favorites in the area! The staff is friendly and the ambience is vibrant. Definitely recommend the tableside guacamole. It is also an excellent stop for just margaritas and churros (which we have also done)! Everything on their menu though is delicious.

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great Mexican food! Must have table side guacamole!

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Poor service waiter was rushed and impolite. Have been to Rosa M many times but never on a busy Sat and this visit was very disappointing. Chicken was strange tasting undercooked and suspect was frozen before

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I was worried about being late for the opera ,but RM RM RM made sure I got out in time for my opera. I was worried because they were SOOo busy with a 1 1/2 table wait. Tres Enchiladas. Great mole sauce. I would ALWAYS get a reservation. RM is very popular but I WAS able to call in the same day and ask if I could come 30 minutes later. No problem. Best thing. Just call ahead. They will accommodate you. The table next to me had a great looking sangria and cheese in a skillet.
I usually eat here every time I come to NYC at Lincoln Center or uptown. Food is always great here. Good taste. Good presentation, great help. Manager personally escorted me to the elevator since it was down a hall.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

good as always- went for lunch pre-Nutcracker performance at Lincoln Center

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Ate st the bar the food was great the service was good/ok.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food, service, ambiance and location. Must have: Frozen Pomegranate cocktail

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Rosa Mexicana never disappoints. It's so festive and pretty. We always go upstairs and see the wall mural w the divers and view Lincoln center, directly opposite. I loved my Chille Poblano Relenyo (sp?), perhaps the best I ever had, and my husband's dish was equally good. My sangria was good and their table made gucamole is delicious, although I skipped it this time as I'm trying to lose 5 lbs. Can't wait to go back. Also the restaurant texted me to see if anything could be improved. I couldn't think of anything. The staff always is welcoming and wants you to have a festive time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Rosa Mexicana was VERY noisy! My friend has difficulty hearing and we had to change tables and I had to speak very loudly like practically yell for her to hear. Maybe not the best place for us

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Over all very good. Prices are a bit high, but to be expected for the location. Our waiter was really great and the staff was super helpful and cheery. Would recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Tapas, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Everything fine except for suggesting to my guest the he order an additional shrimp dish (entree) which he did not knowing it would cost an additional $34? This was a shock when we got the bill! He had thought it was just a side dish!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

It is convenient to the Met Opera and has good food.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food was great and so was the service. We had a great time and all our meals we fantastic!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I have been going to Rosa for over 10 years. It was one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. The last 2 times the 4 of us were disappointed in the quality of the food. This last time it was bland, and of poor quality. The marguerite's were tasteless and very watery. There were 4 of us, who all agreed with what I have written. As a matter of fact, we agreed after this last meal we were eliminating Rosa from our restaurant list. Sorry! What happened to quality ??

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Waitstaff was great- attentive and very accomodating! Food was very good, would definitely visit again and recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Ambiance was pretty nice, but most important the food was amazing. I ordered the grilled shrimp entree and the ceviche appetizer. I was very satisfied with both. I also enjoyed my drink, a hibiscus iced tea (non alcoholic). They have great alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. I look forward to trying the rest of the menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Spicy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

With our Open Table reservation we were seated immediately. Very cool lobby waterfall creates a fun ambiance. Very noisy but the noise helps drown out the conversations from the closely placed tables. Food was good and nicely presented. Service was excellent.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

All of our food came out cold and saturated in oil and salt.
Plus all entrees came out at different times ~ unacceptable.
This Rosa is NOT good. Food was not enjoyable and the staff
wasn't great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is a pretty restaurant with interesting decorations. They were able to accommodate our special requests and the food was very good. This was our first visit and we will definitely return.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had nice lunch as family after seeing a show at Lincoln center. Food was pretty good and everyone was happy; drinks were superb. But our server Jorge made our dining experience most special. He was so attentive and despite his foot injury, he was working very hard! Thank you for making our dining so memorable!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Casual, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a fantastic thanksgiving dinner with our two toddlers. Service was amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food with experienced and dedicated staff. I always love the menu additions. Would be nice to see issue of accessible bathroom addressed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Spicy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Best guacamole and chips. The table salsa is different and excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Brought my mom here for her birthday, which happened to be Thanksgiving Day 2017. Out of all the places I’ve taken her, this was her favorite. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, and we can’t wait to go back

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great restaurant! We don’t live local to this restaurant so we make sure when we are in the area to make a reservation. Speaking of reservations, our reservation was at 6:15, but we got there quite a bit earlier and they got us in! The decorations are very nice with a picturesque wall full of little diving men. I would really recommend the guacamole. They make it right in front of you which is nice to watch and enjoy. They also have great gluten free options including all the chips, tacos, quesadillas, and even some desserts. I also enjoyed the margarita! I would definetely recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great spot for big groups. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. Delicious guacamole.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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