About Rosa Mexicano - TriBeCa

Since 1984, Rosa Mexicano has been the standard bearer of authentic, regionally inspired Mexican cuisine. This tradition continues at Rosa Mexicano’s fourth location, an intimate neighborhood spot in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. The restaurant is centered around house ground masa, made fresh each day, and also includes Masa Y Agave, a tequila and agave bar boasting over 400 agave spirits and craft cocktails.

41 Murray Street
New York, NY 10007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
ROSA MEXICANO TRIBECA
BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday 11:30am - 3:00pm

LUNCH
Monday - Friday 11:30am – 3:00pm

DINNER
Daily, 3:00pm – 11:00pm

HAPPY HOUR
Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm

MASA Y AGAVE
OPEN TUESDAY - SATURDAY
4:00pm – close

Cross Street:
Between Church St and W. Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 849-2885

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

Entertainment:
Please contact the restaurant directly with questions.

Catering:
Regardless of your party size, Rosa Mexicano is the perfect venue to offer your guests a creative, upscale experience. We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, pre 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 Jennifer Forbes, jforbes@rosamexicano.com or 212.533.3350

Parking Details:
The closest lot is directly across the street on Murray between Church St and W. Broadway

Public Transit:
Chambers (A,C)
Park Place (2,3)
City Hall (R)

Executive Chef:
Judy Cooper

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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

HORA FELIZ
Mon - Fri, 4-7pm at the Bar
Specially priced Margaritas, Sangría y Cervezas!

EL MENU DE CANTINA
Mexico City Cantina Fare
$8.5 Tacos, Quesadillas, Antojitos y mas – Served All Day at The Bar

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No matter what type of event you're having, our authentic, regionally-inspired Mexican cuisine, cocktails and spirits - all served with Latin hospitality - will make for a truly unforgettable experience.

Rosa Mexicano - TriBeCa Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
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Good for a Date (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Business Meals (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent Carnitas and Margaritas. We ate there thee times during our
Week long visit to New York.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

terrible guac and rubbery chicken. hard to believe the guac had more tomatoes than avocado and had no salt. And took more than 20 minutes to arrive.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Kristen the manager is wonderful! Makes you feel at home.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Very uninspiring food. We asked for medium hot guacamole, got hot instead. Caesar Chicken Salad wad limp. No one there when we sat down, but had to flag waiter down to order our lunches.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

After visiting the Observatory at One World Trade Center, we took our 9 year old granddaughter here for her birthday dinner. The reservation was made through Open Table and I noted that it was a special occasion. I requested that they put a candle in whatever dessert our granddaughter ordered, if possible. The birthday was never mentioned to the waitress when we got there, yet at the end if the meal she brought a big piece of tres leches cake to the table, offered a Mexican sombrero to Bridget, and sang with us! There was no charge for the cake, which was enough for the three of us, and it was delicious! All our meals were very good. We chose Rosa Mexicano because Mexican is my granddaughters favorite and it was walking distance from the Freedom Tower. My husband and I are relative "newbies" to Mexican cuisine; however, the waitress was excellent at guiding us through the menu and helping us choose our meals. Good food and a fun evening!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Seated right away, wonderful ambiance. All staff were courteous. The food was delicious from start to finish! Our new favorite place in the city.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

space is a little tight but what isn't in Tribeca. Service was wonderful and the dishes were filling.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food and drink are very good. The noise level is very loud. So be prepared!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

excellent food. service was good. reservation was easy to get.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent service and food. The Restaurant is conducive for talking and enjoying an excellent meal. A great neighborhood restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Was told to wait 15 minutes in the bar, after 45 minutes we asked if we could get our table.. got a table downstairs. Supercold with the AC. Nice hostess told us we would get something on the house (didn't happen). Wasnt that hungry anymore when food arrive, ate and left. Had better friday nights

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I expected to be in for a decent meal, seeing I heard good things. But everything we ordered (we were 4 people and everyone got something different) tasted bad. Bland, better said. Even the guac! How is it possible to mess up guac? Maybe they had a bad day, but considering the price, I will never go back.

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

I have eaten at Rosa Mexicana in the past (not this location), but was always very impressed with the food, not this time. The tortilla chips were very average. The guacamole was very good, but it was double the price of any Mexican restaurant that I eat in. We ordered a margarita when we sat down, and had to remind our server 20 minutes later that we never received it. For my entree I ordered the chicken enchilada. When it came to the table I was told that the plate was very hot, which it was, but my food was not. It was luke warm. The enchilada also very over priced was not even that tasty. My boyfriend ordered the braised brisket tacos, which had a great flavor, but also were luke warm. All in all I had a very disappointing experience, and I felt it was very over priced for what it was.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent meal and great service . Enjoyed meal downtown more than Lincoln Center location

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Really loved the experience at Rosa Mexicano. The food was amazing and the Mango Chile Margarita was great. The staff was very friendly and attentive.

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 (Liverpool)·Dined on October 8, 2017

First time back in nyc for a couple of years and first visit for my fiancé. Wanted her to taste great Mexican food and great margaritas. Staff very friendly and they make the best guacamole ever.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Disappointed. Been there before and nothing was spot on

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great neighborhood place. Excellent service. Great margaritas. Best guacamole.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I was little surprised to find out several dishes were not available even it was Friday. But we enjoyed the food and service as always.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We were disappointed. Pom margarita was melted and the waitress actually said "we are out of almost everything so tell me what you want and I'll let you know if we have it". This was 7 on a Fri night!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Consistently good food! Best quacomole and pomegranate marquritas. Great service. Nice ambience

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was great! Service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Won't be coming back. The food pales compared to how it used to be. Now it's like a chain restaurant, complete with constant up-sell attempts. Waaaay over-pricedL $15 for a cup of guac? My prediction: Out of business in 18 months.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Met a friend for lunch, and had nice meal with a very nice margarita. It was quiet enough for us to talk and catch up. The waitstaff were attentive. It was my second time there, and I will go back again!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

I had the shrimp tacos - it was disappointing because the food came out cold and bland (both the shrimp and taco and the side of corn) ... skimpy portion for a $20 meal but at least the service was very attentive and my sangria and company of friends were above par...

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

I am a big fan of Rosa going back to the early 1990s, when I used to live around the corner from the original restaurant (when it was half its current size). What I am most disappointed about with the current incarnation -- both in Tribeca and elsewhere -- is the margaritas. They used to be known as "pink 'gitas" and all one needed to say to get one was to ask the bartender (Roberto, in those days) for a "frozen with salt". Now, they've changed the recipe for the worse, and they no longer have the bitter sweet taste they once had. I cannot emphasize what a disappointment this is, but I suppose they are more bland and generic, which may go with the whole chain restaurant approach that Rosa seems to have adopted.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Beginning with the hostess and their attempt to seat you in the back room, even with reservations, the service at this location makes for a really disappointing experience. The pomegranate margarita that I had did not taste the same as at other locations.

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

The Mole enchiladas were great but the carne Asada was overcooked, practically charred to a crisp. Service was average, forgot to bring out items that were included in order.

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

I have been to Rosa Mexicano in DC, NJ, and two of the NYC locations, and I was disappointed by this location. The food was good, but the drinks weren't good and without the table side preparation, the guacamole didn't warrant the hefty price tag. Rosa Mexicano is one of my favorites, but I will just stick to the other locations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

I have been to 18th street rosa mexicano and it was a delight but this one was a giant disappointment. Guac was not served fresh and after my main course. Everything seemed stale.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Fabulous drinks and get the pork shank and Baja tacos amazing We got the flautus to share wow spicy. But yummy
Waiter was great and friendly

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great guacamole, but the rubbery enchiladas tasted like they were cooked in a microwave. Service was sporadic and not exactly friendly. Like our waiter, I'm in no hurry to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Service was abit slow. Have had better experiences at other Rosa location in NYC. Appetizers were good, entrees were average at best. Alil overpriced for what we had

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The service was terrible. The waitress told us that there was no happy hour, even though their website says they have happy hour from 4 to 7. It took about 45 minutes to get the check. The bill was incredibly messed up. The food was okay; nothing exceptional given the fairly expensive prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Very slow service, unnecessarily so. Staff seemed confused and not coordinated.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Usually go to Union Square location but was meeting a date downtown so Murray Street - Tribeca - made more sense. As per other reviews of this location, even though the front room is much nicer and there were plenty of empty tables, they led us to the back room, noisy and full of moms with their kids (apparently they do this move often). When I rejected the table, they gave us a choice of two small end tables (even though other couples - two people - were at larger booths). My food was fine but not hot at all. Service was spotty and comprised of several different servers - the waiter really pushed premium margaritas (organic) but I always have the traditional and had to argue with him to get it. But once the order was placed, chips and guacamole came quickly (seasoned spicy as I ordered it), the drinks were great and the food was fine (if not hot). The front room and bar area are nice but the bathrooms were out of paper and needed attention. Overall, I'll stick with Union Square - service is much more professional and overall a better dining experience.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

This restaurant was not worth the value as the food and drinks were expensive & the food was ok. The drinks were watered down which I believe is unacceptable as I paid $15 for each of them. We were not asked where we wanted to be seated and were placed in the back which did not have very good ambience. I would not recommend this place based on my experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

First, they didn't have my reservation and tried to broom me. Then, they found it. Food took forever and came out cold. The guacamole was just sliced and cubed avocado and tomato. It wasn't mashed or spiced.

Overall- I feel like I reheated a Trader Joe's Mexican meal. It wasn't bad but not worth 30 bucks.

Service was slow and overall not so interested in us. If the food were good- I may not have noticed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Surprisingly good. The salsa they put out at the table was meh and so I assumed the food would be too. We ordered guac, which while needing a bit more spice was well prepared and the dishes came out hot and delicious.

Two things marred the experience. The waitress seemed swamped, like they were understaffed. It also took a long time to get our food, as in 45-50 minutes.

$8 Margaritas were what you'd expect but the food was worth going back for.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great place to have authentic Mexican food in a well designed and friendly environment.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun
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