Rosa Mexicano - TriBeCa

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327 reviews
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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.
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New York Area
83 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The quietest Of the Rosa Mexicanos, very comfortable booths. Drinks and churros were great, the food was mediocre.

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J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food & drinks are great. The service was particularly good.

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place
Would recommend
Service as well as food was wonderful

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M
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Chaos, arrived at 6:30 for our reservation, waited 25 minutes to be seated. When we considered going elsewhere we noted that the restaurant was still taking reservations at 7 pm while they were unable to seat 2 people .Table was next to an open door to the kitchen, several meals we were placed next to us and served to others. Napkns arrived 1 hour after our reservation when we requested them. Food and drinks were good, but ambiance and service well below price level.

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The check-in staff/hostesses were a bit disorganized. I arrived early and wound up not being sat until 20 minutes after my reservation but they never updated me on what was going on. They were slammed due to Cinco De Mayo, so I understand there was to be some chaos but they weren't being communicative though I was standing there waiting right by the hostess stand. The food was good and the service was okay. They ran out of water glasses and never brought the tortillas for my fajitas.

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MH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was decent but I don't think our margaritas had any alcohol in them - which was especially disappointing given our $70 pitcher was approx 60% ice. We also had to wait almost an hour despite having reservations (which I wouldn't have minded too much given how busy it was, if they gave our table complimentary guac/drinks/something to show that they were sorry). Have been wanting to find a good Mexican spot in my neighborhood, but don't think I'll be back any time soon.

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CB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Our server was wonderful. The margaritas were as well. The food was ok, seviche was nothing great. Ambiance feels more like a French bistro that they tried to make Mexican feeling

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JO
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drink selection was exceptional and the service was impeccable! great night for the family!!

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You get a warm welcome upon arrival. Which continues throughout your service. Great drink and food! Very attentive staff!

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c
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Not what it used to be and ended up being very expensive

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!! 5 STARS!! Will definitely be back

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LS
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place - knowledge friendly staff. Good and drinks were good.

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LI
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Rosa Mexicano and we enjoyed it very much. Everyone was so friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had a good experience. Food and drinks were spot on!

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RI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m definitely going back. That location has been a hangout of mine for the past 5 years. Great specialty location in the Rosa Mexicano brand!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was awful as was the service.

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EV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

First I was celebrating my anniversary. We were seat quickly. Unfortunately the server came like 10 minutes later since we got a table. Drinks delayed another 10 minutes not even water was at table and server never ask us if we want more alcoholic beverages. We just had one so sad that he wouldn’t wanted sell more drinks. We order several appetizers and table was small and everything came at the same time I was expensive to have a single appetizer at a time. Then we had the main course that I can’t complaint Food was awesome. But unfortunately the service that worse I have ever had in my life.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Service disorganized down to the hostess.
Food portions are small but fresh.
Price for 2 people 100+....expensive for what you get.

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N
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and service was great. When we discovered a leak coming from the ceiling they offered to move our table and also comped a round drinks for the entire table.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess not very welcoming or cordial, but our waiter was fantastic and very attentive. Delicious food and drinks, pricey for what it is though.

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PH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was outstanding. Margarita was disappointingly watery. Food oddly lukewarm.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The ambience and the food are really good. I went there for both lunch and dinner and love that place.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a beautiful place, the staff is amazing, the drinks are delicious - the food was okay.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Everything was good. Except the food. It’s was a bit cold. Guacamole taste ok.

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AA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Usually the Tribeca location has decent food. At least the guacamole. This time it felt like someone in the kitchen had an accident with a bag of salt and added massive quantities to everything. Made for a bad dinner with an out of town guest. Then there is the not calling the margarita by its name on the regular drinks part of the menu so the server points you to one’s that are $2.50 more and you don’t know any better.

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best margaritas I’ve had in a long time. Not only did our bartender/waiter make fabulous drinks, he made awesome menu suggestions, all while running the very cool downstairs area by himself. Great evening!

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NY
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to grab drinks and some snacks after work. Service was prompt and polite. The food was pretty good, and the drinks were very good. Would definitely go back!

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JR
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Guacamole was very good —Other food was ok. Service was friendly but super slow.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The name of Rosa Mexicano should be removed from the restaurant. Beer was warm, margaritas were small and without much alcohol, guacamole was not made at the table and was bland. Shrimp dish was small, enchiladas mole had not chicken and tortillas were dried out. Our guest had skirt steak and she said was good, but not sure if she was just not complaining since it was her birthday dinner. Hostess were unfriendly, server was not attentive and delivered bill without asking if we wanted dessert or coffee. It was our first time to Tribeca Rosa, frequent guests of Lincoln Center location. Will definitely not return to this location.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Took 20 minutes for a server to take drink order, served a steak and was told there were no steak knives, steak was ice cold

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had lunch here. Food was fantastic. Generous portions and the best salsa ever. Everything was delicious. Wait staff was very attentive until it was time to pay, took awhile to return. Great spot. Will return again.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lot smaller and significantly quieter than the Union Square location but better in my opinion. Great cocktails, great apps, great service. Enchiladas for entree weren't great but overall a good experience

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great sangria and great with allergies, expensive but worth it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Youre better off going to an authentic taqueria for good tacos. Item are over priced for the poor quality of the beef and fish tacos.

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P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Really cold in the restaurant.

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NM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our waiter was excellent very attentive and responsive to our needs. The food was good not happy with the happy hour policy. If you are dining you should be able to enjoy happy hour prices l. Wasn’t happy with the manager’s response to happy hour policy she was a bit condescending and rude.

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food - nice friendly atmosphere
Best Margaritas in town

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VD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the pork shank and kale/corn. The green sauce was unbelievably tasty. Overall enjoyed my meal and was so much I took some home. Will definitely have it again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Soup was cold.
Fish was under seasoned.
Waitress was very nice and good.
Restaurant had a slightly smelled of mold.

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We came for restaurant week lunch and had a very poor experience. The only good things we had were the michelada, which is like a spiced beer drink, and the chips with salsa.

Our first issue was that out of only 3 entree options, one was "unavailable". And one was vegetarian. Which left only a chicken/steak dish. So we ordered that and an appetizer (no dessert included in this restaurants 'restaurant week menu'). My friend got the huitlacoche soup and it was so bad. It tasted stale and just completely unappetizing. She couldn't eat it.

We got the entrees and they were pretty terrible as well... definitely not freshly cooked, the chicken & steak felt reheated and rubbery.. even the fajita vegetables with cheese on top looked microwaved.

The service of the waiter was pretty attentive, but the noise level was loud for lunch.

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H
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

I was a big fan of Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center. Years ago. Hadn’t been to a RM is awhile and I won’t be back. The food was awful — what you would expect at a chain restaurant in Mall of America. Huge disappointment.

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