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Rosa Mexicano - Union Square, New York, NY

Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

4.3
4.3
4701 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Located adjacent to Manhattan’s bustling Union Square, Rosa Mexicano’s third New York location was designed with iconic bold colors and rich architectural details. Featuring both our largest bar and a private room for special events, Rosa Mexicano in Union Square lends itself to any occasion. Known for tableside guacamole service and creative margaritas, Rosa Mexicano offers a fresh take on authentic Mexican cuisine, serving both beloved classics and sophisticated dishes in a fun atmosphere. Our beverage program boasts over 100 varieties of tequila and agave-based spirits, and our signature Latin hospitality is delivered with warmth and professionalism. A destination born of a unique vision, at Rosa Mexicano you will experience upscale dining that honors Mexican heritage, culinary techniques, and the global explorations and inspirations of our founder, Josefina Howard, who was a world traveler, entrepreneur, interior designer, chef, and innovator.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 72 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 533-3350

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Raul Celiz

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of off-premise catering options for groups of all sizes: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family-style menus, or passed hors d’oeuvres. To discuss a catering order, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com and 516-474-8308.

  • Private party facilities

    Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for all types of events like large social dinner parties, business cocktail receptions, as well as smaller gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com or 516-474-8308.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Forbes: (212) 835-1739

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Cross street

    Between 5th and Broadway

  • Parking details

    The closest lot is on 17th between 5th and Broadway

  • Public transit

    Union Square Subway (L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,701 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The first time I came here I loved it because not only was the food good but the service was exceptional even when it was packed. However, it seems to gradually be decreasing and the times we have come afterwards the place wasn’t even packed for the service not to be good. Yesterday’s experience was overall not that great. I’m not sure if the server was new or not but I never had any waiter or waitress tell me straight up No rather than saying we can check and I’ll let you know. I was only asking to substitute the rice for beans which has never been questioned any times previously and they have done without questioning it. Also, it seems the quantity of food is getting smaller. The amount of queso we had was less than previously so it was disheartening to see a place I like becoming a hit or miss. There are plenty of restaurants in NYC so it’s time to check others out. With how expensive things are getting these days you definitely want to be at a place where it’s worth your money.
  2. l

    luv2eatout

    New York Area

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Love Rosa Mexicano - always delicious food and drinks! Service was ok - our waiter would come by drop off drinks or food - and then run off before we could ask him anything - so we would have to go after him. But still a great time - and definitely will be back again!
  3. C

    Citiladi

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    While the service and ambiance were good, I felt that the food was not as I remembered. The menu was tremendously reduced...my order was satisfactory but not wow! Maybe I would order something else the next time...
  4. RM

    RuthM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delish everything so fresh atmosphere was awesome staff friendly great service
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The staff and our server was very nice and accommodating. Our order was served in a timely manner. Overall, the service was better than the food. Rosa Mexicano used to be THE place for great food and cocktails. It’s just not as good as it once was.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Chef’s Kiss, the service, the heavy-handed pour on our margaritas, the guacamole, the tableside manner down to the crispy cook on our sweet plantains and waffle fries, the food and service were awesometastic! Our server Paige was so patient and helpful too. The ambiance is chic, with clean restrooms, good music, and COVID-friendly booths. I will be back again and again. We ordered Shrimp Quesadillas (a little more shrimp would have been divine)✔️, Sweet Plantains✅, Chicken Flauntas✅, Waffle Fries✅ and Guacamole✅, and Chips✅. The pomegranate margarita✅ was the star of the two orders, but the mango margarita✔️ was tasty too.
  7. P

    Person

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Food is mediocre at best, noise level makes it unsuitable for conversing unless you don't mind yelling. Half an hour wait for our server to notice us (menus shut) to take our order until I waved to him.
  8. DD

    DavidD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food! Incredible service! Will be back
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Quality has gone way down. Food is not great. Service is very slow. Experience is just so/so. Too expensive given all else.
  10. RJ

    RobertJ

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were seated immediately and orders taken quickly. Food was very good. The chips and salsa were ok. The guacamole was excellent. The margaritas were pricey but some of the best we’ve had. The tres leche cake we had at the end, was far from authentic, though tasted good. High ceilings and a noisy environment, but we enjoyed our meal and time there. We will go back.
  11. BG

    BarbaraG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So nice to be back in Rosa’s after all this time. The food was as good as ever. See you again soon!
  13. B

    Berdi

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Service was spotty and slow but everyone was polite
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice relaxing atmosphere with some great dishes.
  15. TR

    TynellR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food amazing service, nothing bad to say at all
  16. SL

    StacyL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food and amazing margaritas! Everything was spot on!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE, FOOD WAS DISGUSTING AND INEDIBLE, THE POMEGRANTE MARGARITA TASTED LIKE SOAP
  18. BM

    BestMex

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite Mexican in NYC. Basic fare but my favorite dishes are the unusual inspired meals. Don't miss this.
  19. S

    Sirtalksalot83

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, guacamole plentiful, and margaritas delicious.
  20. B

    Beck

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Good ok but guacamole good. Service felt rushed. Some small flies near table.
  21. LC

    LoriC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I've been to this restaurant before over the years. Unfortunately, things are not what they were. Staff was fine. Our server was lovely. However, the food was heavily salted (guac, salsa verde) and generally not well prepared. It was expensive, too, for what it was. Will not return.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Service was horrible and food over priced
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    The total menu changed and we didn’t like it. It went from Mexican to broad based menu. It’s not the same restaurant. Would not go again
  24. B

    Buzzbee

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, a bit loud with a few teens screaming at a nearby table. But other than that, terrific!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was okay but the service was amazing, I wish I would’ve gotten the name of the waitress. Super sweet!
  26. CC

    CaterinaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    on saturdays the service was a little bit under expectations but the guagacamole is outstanding.
  27. N

    Norcal14x

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal, at RM!! The manager wA phonominal! His services were so warming! Thank you!! Love this restaurant!
  28. KH

    KristenH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and fresh. Awesome service, and a great place to escape for a work lunch that's not too quick, but is a great break.
  29. r

    rainebkny

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Great ambiance..food was ok..service was great though.
  30. WK

    WillK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, as always. Love coming back to this Mexican restaurant. Wonderful attentive staff, tasty food and nice location.
  31. N

    Norcal14x

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delicious dinner! Never dissappointing with food & service! Thank you!!
  32. CR

    CarmenR

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and ambiance. Josefina margaritas my new favorite Only comment:, esquites which I always ordered - this time there was far too much mayo and not enough corn, sent it back , came back the same. weird! anyway will not order again it was not worth $8
  33. D

    Deane

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable. The margaritas were delicious, but I'm skeptical that there was much alcohol in them. I usually get a one drink buzz...nothing. My friends had at least three each... nothing. The food is good, the service very good, the overall experience great.
  34. n

    nitabrit

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food at Rosa Mexicana us to be much better, but this last time, I felt it was sub-par. The drinks were smaller and weaker, but the prices were higher. No plans to revisit.
  35. r

    ryan

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! Spacious and great ambience and very friendly staff.
  36. ST

    STACYK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great the service was fine and the prices were reasonable.
  37. SR

    StevefromRockland

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We haven't been here since covid and are pleased to report that all is good. Excellent food, great drinks and service, and our waiter, Paul, was exceptional.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This was a friends reunion, we are multicultural. The entries we’re excellent. My friends were pleased with the drinks, cocktails. The tacos were pretty good, the plates were ok, not the best. The service was good when it comes to the running boy and waitress. The host, didn’t greetings me when I got to the restaurant. She just asked for the name and walked me to the table with out saying nothing. I don’t want to think that the reason was because I talked in Spanish when I first see her. If is that the reason that says a lot about her. Not sure if I would go back! Rosario
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our waiter!! The food was amazing as always! We had the fried rice appetizer which is now a new favorite! For dinner we had the enchilada sampler and the tacos. The pomegranate margaritas topped off dinner. Can’t wait to go back!
  40. CC

    ChrisC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Prompt attention by the wait staff and great value.

FAQs

Rosa Mexicano - Union Square is rated 4.3 stars by 4701 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 72 times today
Google Map for Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

9 E. 18th St., New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 5th and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The closest lot is on 17th between 5th and Broadway

  • Public transit

    Union Square Subway (L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Raul Celiz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 533-3350

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of off-premise catering options for groups of all sizes: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family-style menus, or passed hors d’oeuvres. To discuss a catering order, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com and 516-474-8308.

  • Private party facilities

    Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for all types of events like large social dinner parties, business cocktail receptions, as well as smaller gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com or 516-474-8308.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Forbes: (212) 835-1739

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