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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

From pumpkin soup garnished with pomegranate and toasted pumpkin seeds to a turkey dinner with your choice of mole poblano or traditional gravy, this Thanksgiving Day, leave the cooking to us!

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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

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (77)
Casual (62)
Special Occasion (59)
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Authentic (56)
Good for a Date (56)
Fun (55)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Good for Groups (48)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Spicy (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (35)
Great for Lunch (34)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Business Meals (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Hot Spot (22)
Happy Hour (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Kid-friendly (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
People Watching (16)
Scenic View (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Romantic (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Healthy (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Late-night Find (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Tapas (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Vegan (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great Beer (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely horrible. We were attending a conference across the street (world business forum) and I had made a reservation in advance. We were at the restaurant for an hour and a half and our food never came. We ended up having to leave without eating and went back to our conference hungry. Worst experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good fixed price lunch but so much food. We had the guacamole first and it really was too much. My suggestion is smaller portions for the fixed price lunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Nice place before going to Lincoln Center. I had dinner with a dear friend. The food was excellent large portions, tasty, authentic. The service was a little slow and we did not get any attention after the food was served. The table side guacamole is a must.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Spicy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We frequent this restaurant because we live in the neighborhood, and it is always consistent both for food and excellent service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was good, but the hot food could have been served at a hotter temperature. Service was very accommodating to special requests.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was good, the service was a little slow, but it was a busy Saturday night. It was very loud and hard to have conversation at the table.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

We were seated on first floor because no disabled access to 2nd floor, where it was much wrmer and quieter.

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

Food was totally cold and the mushroom tacos had one piece of mushroom and not tasty. The onion was raw. Not good taste. Overall food was not good. Pricey for what it was. Disappointing
Very crowded The server was extremely nice and did a great job
Margaritas were not so good

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely LOVE Rosa Mexicano!!! Have been to this location a few times as well as the union square location and can't get enough. My boyfriend and I love to come here to celebrate our anniversary, birthdays - whatever excuse we can think of. Food and drinks are great, everything is fresh and authentic, SUPER tasty! A bit on the pricey side, but not too bad. And it's worth every penny.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our server was pushy and rude. He tried to take our drink order within 30 seconds after we sat down. Food and atmosphere were fine, and it's a good location for dinner before a show at the Lincoln Center.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

RM is a friendly, lively venue. It is a chain, so the food is not gourmet, but it is passable. The servers are the best. They are attentive, professional, energetic and work hard to accommodate guests.
Our drinks arrived quickly. There were 6 of us; sharing a sort of reunion evening, since 4 of us had gone to high school together 50+ years ago and made arrangements to meet in the city. We wanted somewhere casual so we could talk and laugh. RM filled the bill.
Even though catching up with each other was or priority, the servers kept our dinner courses coming in a timely manner. As did queries about second drinks.
Of course, there is no better tableside prepared fresh guacamole than at RM. Delish !!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere and staff is friendly.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Rosa Mexicano’s location is excellent! Just across Lincoln Center.....great before your show. We had dinner there, food and service were very good and because is so close to the teather we had plenty of time to enjoy ourselves. Make sure you have reservations....it was busy....glad the restaurant honor ours even though we were a bit late....😬 good place to have a nice dinner!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Many dishes are rather bland and overpriced for what you get. Avoid the enchiladas. The prepared at the table guacamole IS justifiably their most popular item. And the churros as a dessert at the end are excellent. A lot of the main courses disappoint. The main attraction of this particular Rosa Mexicano is that it's virtually across the street from Lincoln Center, so it's very convenient prior to the opera, concert or ballet. Tends to be very noisy when at its busiest.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our waiter never brought out the juice or ice cream for the kids at the table.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Rosa Mexicano is right across from Lincoln Center, so from a location standpoint it is a great pre-theatre/concert/ballet/opera option. With plenty of seating, there is a good chance of booking a table even at a busy time. The trade off is that the rather standard Mexican food, while competent and fresh, is overpriced and there are few salad options. I can recommend the guacamole and my son enjoyed the skirt steak. Service was prompt and courteous.

Tags: Spicy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been to the Rosa Mexicanos in Cancun and Miami and love them both. New York’s doesn’t disappoint: Great location, good food and excellent, friendly service. The guacamole, prepared alongside our table, was great!
The setting is elegant without being stuffy, and yes, you can carry on a conversation without having to raise your voice. I recommend it and will go back. But don’t forget to make a reservation. You won’t get in without it;)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Although a bit on the noisy side, it is a very festive atmosphere with sincerely good service - and the food is always delicious. A very nice place to enjoy a dinner out in the neighborhood before a concert at Lincoln Center - and the margaritas are excellent!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Had a post-concert late dinner at Rosa Mexicano across from Lincoln Center. Location is terrific, and if you're seated at a window upstairs (or, seated outside) you have a nice view of New York life around LC. The table-side-made guacamole was excellent. Enchiladas, tacos and a dish called "Budin de Pollo" were all very good. We ordered a pitcher of sangria which was just OK, but we've had the Frozen Pomegranate margarita on previous visits, and it is great. Overall, a nice relaxed place to eat Mexican food with friends. And the decor of the restaurant is really interesting too.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Visiting NYC from Cali - staying around the corner at Trump Tower and thought we try east coast Mexican food - the food and service were excellent but noise level was a real challenge to talk and hear over on the Thursday night we were there.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This location is the best, the food is amazing , service is outstanding and atmosphere is over the top!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food. Great setting. Loved our first experience of Mexican food. Guacamole a must.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Scenic View, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

very pretty restaurant, with good service, fantastic food, great ambiance. Authentic mexican.

Tags: Spicy, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The interior restaurant was very noisy and busy for a Thursday night, but we asked for a table outside which, even with NYC traffic on Columbus Avenue, was quieter and on a warm evening turned out to be the perfect "Autumn in New York" event dining.

After a rather long interval being initially ignored with menus on our table, we caught our waiter's attention and received fairly attentive service. Food is terrific!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I love this restaurant. ! I have lived in the neighborhood for 35 years and this has been my favorite for as long as it has been here. It is busy busy ....so make a reservation. Aside from the great food, the people who work here are the best ! So nice and always accommodating. That’s a rarity in NYC so I really appreciate a restaurant where the people who work there go out of their way to make sure you have a great experience. It is my “go to “ restaurant and I have never been disappointed. Enjoy ! It’s great !

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great restaurant that I've always liked. The food was really terrific when I was there this week.
Rosa Mexicano is located close to Lincoln Center, and is a good choice before a concert, opera or ballet performance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was delicious as were the cocktails. Waiters and staff were very friendly and attentive to detail. I was there from Ireland for my nieces birthday and it was a lovely evening! We arrived early for our reservation and there was no problem with getting our table immediately.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I've always heard it's hard to find good Mexican food on the east coast but I think I've found it! the pomegranate margarita wad amazing!

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was excellent. Little disappointed in the lack of seasoning and heat in the food. Actually had to ask for salt....never have done that in a Mexican restaurant. Also asked for hot sauce. Dessert portion is outrageously large!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Yummy in my tummy!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Got a nasty-gram from Open Table that we didn't make our reservation but then got this request for a review. Which is it? Definitely have the receipt to show for it.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

If you go, be sure to sit upstairs if you want to have a conversation. The noise from the bar downstairs is deafening. We had delicious food and terrific service upstairs. For the neighborhood, very reasonably priced. Try the margherita la Unica, chamorro, and the enchiladas. The ceviche de camarones was just ok.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A great spot before seeing a show. Good food and nice decor. Definitely will visit again!

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great staple on the Upper West Side. Great drinks, apps and food. The people are always polite and attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Long a favorite, they have a new (to me) menu. Same excellent quality. Food rich with flavor and nuance. Great service too. Not your Daddy’s Mexican restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food and drinks. Have never had a bad meal here, over many visits. A well rehearsed meal and service experience every night. A consistent experience any time I'm in NYC

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The chips, salsa, and guacamole set the standard, then the margaritas and entrées raised the bar.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The quality of the food is very poor. It's mass-produced and served cold.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was perfect! The staff is very nice and friendly

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and service the guacamole was as good as advertised the margaritas were delicious as was the rest of the meal

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