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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (101)
Fun (77)
Special Occasion (76)
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Casual (75)
Authentic (71)
Good for a Date (69)
Good for Groups (62)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Spicy (51)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Great for Lunch (43)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Business Meals (33)
Kid-friendly (27)
Comfort Food (27)
Hot Spot (26)
Romantic (26)
Scenic View (26)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Gluten Free Options (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Cozy (19)
People Watching (18)
Tapas (17)
Healthy (15)
Late-night Find (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Quick Bite (9)
Seasonal (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Vegan (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Notable Wine List (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
Great Beer (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

A consistently enjoyable experience! Rosa is a neighborhood gem. The service is warm and attentive, menu is full of delicious options and the environment always pleasant. Don’t change!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed everything about our evening.
The food was delicious, presentation was beautiful, service was excellent and table side guacamole was very good. Prices were reasonable. My only complaint was that the dishes could have been heated through a little longer. It was a very busy night and they were preparing a lot of meals. I would still definitely go back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, great location and kid friendly. Service was a bit slow, but overall a great time.

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 (Berlin)·Dined 4 days ago

Trendy and hip, not the typical Mexican food. More flavored and higher quality. Food is quite salty to taste. Decent restaurant outing. Impressive for out of towners.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Met a friend here before the opera. It was pretty noisy and thus hard to have a conversation. Food was great and service excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We ate here before heading to a show at New York City Center. The food was fantastic and the service was great. The bar area is a fun hangout but usually very crowded, so I was happy to be seated at the back of the restaurant which was a lot less noisy for our date night! Highly recommend eating here!

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely restaurant, ate on the second floor, great views of Lincoln Center. Fresh made table-side Guacamole was delicious. The server was not that nice, maybe he had a bad day. Plan on going back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Was our first time there. We had a show to go to at lincoln center. The food was great. Fresh wacamoli made by the table was delicious. Our waiter Napoleon was very helfull and knowledgeable on the food. His service was great. We highly recommend this restaurant. Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy
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·Dined 6 days ago

Good Food. Table side guacamole is good. Cocktails are great

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, People Watching
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·Dined 6 days ago

Device was great however the food was ok my steak was over cooked and the pork tacos salty. Drinks were great especially the margaritas in all flavors. That's why I would do highly recommend happy hr.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We arrived exactly 15 minutes late due to traffic. We were informed that our table was given away and the hostess informed us only a table downstairs was available. Since we had a show and the hostess was less than helpful, not sure when a table upstairs would be available, we took the table. It was a 2 top by a wall and it wobbled. We asked the waiter to fix it and was informed it could not be done. It was the table itself not the legs, so we balanced as we ate. The restrooms are upstairs and when my husband came back and informed me that there were about 10 - 4 tops open I was annoyed. When I went upstairs to use the bathroom, I asked to speak to a manager. The guacamole which is one of their staple, had way too much onions and due to where our table could not be done tableside. I went upstairs a few minutes after the guacamole came to the table. I explained to the manager that we are repeat customers , open table members and I always give them good reviews, this time I would not. I explained that the hostess was rude, and while I understand that they are busy, she could have been a little more accommodating. By the time Carolyn and I returned to the table, our dinner was already being served. Their timing was certainly off that night as well. Carolyn offered to move us but with the food already there we opted to stay. Carolyn came back a little while later to see how we were doing and to informed us she was paying for our dinner. I told her absolutely not but she insisted. Although I must tell you that we really did not enjoy the food, my husband and I shared the guacamole, a baja shrimp quesadilla, and plaintains and a flan, Carolyn, one of the Managers, was a professional. I am not sure we will venture back anytime soon, but Carolyn certainly turned a very disappointing dinner into a nice gesture on her part.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

As always, Rosa didn't disappointment. We had the table side guacamole with spicy margaritas.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was great. Table side guacamole preparation is fun and the flavors were delicious. Main courses were good, but portions a little on the conservative side. Service was attentive and friendly. Will be on my list of recommendations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Brunch was excellent. We could actually hear each other and the staff and food was excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went before the opera and the service was fabulous. They made sure we even had time for dessert! The food was good too; fresh and flavorful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Had a pre-Lincoln center dinner here. AS is well known, drinks and guacamole are a good buy. However, dinner items were sub-par and uninteresting. Rice and beans were warmed over and incredibly bad. How do you ruin rice and beans? Service was also problematic, as others have reported. Bottom line, this restaurant serves as a place for a quick bite before attending a Lincoln Center event. Its only advantage is its location.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

As always, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Their guacamole is perfect and there were several vegetarian options.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Aside from the guacamole, which was very good, the food was awful. Table service was ok (passable); but the maitre’d was indifferent, bordering on obnoxious. In a city with a gazillion good Mexican restaurants, I can’t imagine ever going back to Rosa Mexicana.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very prompt and pleasant service. Excellent guacamole and relleno. Recommended for a pre-show gnosh.

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

My wife and I arrived for a 5p reservation on New Years Day after a performance at Lincoln Center. We were seated within 2 minutes and toasting to the new year within 10 minutes of arrival with some salsa and chips. As usual, Rosa Mexicano did not disappoint. My only gripe with this place is that their sides of rice and beans comes in a bowl that we both shared. Its not a lot of food. We are used to larger portions from another Mexican place we eat at which actually is on par with Rosa Mexicano. If you ever on Austin Street in Queens, check out 5 Burros. Their frozen maragaritas are no joke, their food is on par with Rosa Mexicano. The ambience is completely different though... Rosa Mexicano is appropriate after coming out of Lincoln Center, 5 Burros is more of a rock and roll scene but do not be discouraged by the decor, it rocks. Overall, Rosa Mexicano is a really nice place to end up after a performance at Lincoln Center. Hoghly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food just wasn’t as good as it used to be. Very nice staff (slow, but great otherwise) who were helpful, but overall the experience was a bummer.

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

Un’esperienza da dimenticare è dire poco!!! Non andateci mai.

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 (México)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New year’s eve was excelent. Thank you

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

The service was not great. They served me undercooked chicken

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of the best presented mexican restaurants in NY. My 14’s time there. MAKE A RESERVATION and never hesitate to go there, it is a must.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very different restaurant. We went there eleven years ago and we didn't forget. Mostly the kids (now aged 24 and 21), wanted to repeat the experience. They are fans of mexican food and prepare this guacamole frequently at home; not so good though.
The service was very kind but the food could be a little better. The value is a bit over the experience.
The location, ambience and the view are fantastic.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I've been going to Rosa Mexicano for 27 years. I've never had better Mexican anywhere else. Far above the rest.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Spicy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Can’t go wrong!

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

This review is for the Lincoln Center location. I had a drink at the bar while waiting for a friend to arrive. Observed both bartenders wiping their noses with their hands and then handling glasses and bar napkins. Also, one of the bartenders grabbed some chips for himself, with his bare hands, from the same chip bin that was being served to the clients at the bar. Then he dipped a chip into the chip dip that was below the bar, with his bare hands...the same sauce that is served to the clients at the bar. It was a complete turn off.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My guest and I wanted to relax and enjoy a leisurely meal. Having been to Rosa Mexicano many times, we picked here to go. We arrived early, and the place was pretty empty. I was surprised to be seated downstairs despite having a reservation, while the upstairs is much nicer. I didn't complain, but it was annoying that our server was overly attentive. It was as though we were in a fast-food restaurant. The people next to us came in five minutes after us, and they ate three large courses and were gone in 23 minutes. Our server kept asking us if we were ready to order yet, even after we told him we wanted to relax and enjoy our cocktails before ordering an appetizer. Well, we had four opportunities to order the appetizer after that. He wasn't obnoxious, but we obviously should have gone elsewhere if we wanted to have a quiet dinner that lasted longer than 45 minutes. The food was good, but a little on the bland side ... despite our asking for "spicy" versions.

Tags: Quick Bite, Spicy, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Heading to Lincoln Center for the Nutcracker with my daughter and grandkids and enjoyed our pre-ballet meal here, selected for convenience. The service was great; the pre-main dish guacamole made on the spot was a huge hit with the kids and delicious. My pescado primavera was fresh and delicious. My daughter enjoyed the vegetarian dish. All in all a success.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

They had an emergency and closed the restaurant. They called the same day. I had to scramble to find another place to have dinner with my family.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Although it was Christmas Day we had an 8:30 reservation and found out the kitchen closed at 10! Than we had such an aggressive Busser who was ready to go and proceeded to circle our table and asking for plates every few seconds! I asked him was going home to celebrate he said no he is Muslim and just wanted to get outta there !! That’s NOT FAIR toy your guess AT ALL!!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The tortilla soup is the best I have ever had. Guacamole is also incredible.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was fine. Service was a little slow with drinks - maybe because it was Christmas. Fish was a bit overdone. Otherwise it was a pleasant experience.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We really enjoyed our experience at Rosa Mexicano. It's right next to Lincoln Center so it's very convenient for before or after a show, and the food was delicious. I'm certain we'd go again either ourselves or with friends for a wonderful meal with really outstanding cocktails; the cocojito was so good we kept a steady stream of them coming to the table while we dined.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Festive Christmas dinner for a party of eight. Great food and great ambiance

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious food, attentive waiter, just find the noise level difficult to talk over

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