Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

4.5
3997 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
Just blocks away from Manhattan’s lively Union Square, our third New York location provides a warm and vibrant setting for our award-winning authentic Mexican cuisine. Designed by David Rockwell, the restaurant features architectural accents inspired by the late, famed Mexican architect, Luis Barragan. The internally illuminated electric-blue tiled water wall features cliff diver figurines and candles among the cascading water to separate the bar from the main dining room. Warm terracotta and yellow colors with hot pink accents are featured throughout the restaurant as well as traditional, one-of-a-kind Mexican crafts, fabrics and artwork. This combination creates the perfect backdrop for the festive atmosphere and innovative Mexican cuisine of Rosa Mexicano.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
BRUNCH:
Saturday & Sunday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

LUNCH:
Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

DINNER:
Sunday - Wednesday 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM

HAPPY HOUR:
Monday - Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Phone number
(212) 533-3350
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ishmael Lozano
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 5th and Broadway
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Parking details
The closest lot is on 17th between 5th and Broadway
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Public transit
Union Square Subway (L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6)
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Special events & promotions
EL DÍA DE LOS PADRES
Father's Day | June 17th
This Father's Day, indulge your padre with a Mexican feast for brunch or dinner, including our Pez Espada en Mole Coloradito or Chuleta de Cerdo. Celebrate dad with a Tromba Mule - our twist on the traditional Moscow Mule.

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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Bring your event to life with a flair that's authentically Rosa. 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 Mark.

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What 3997 People Are Saying
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4.3
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

One of our go to places in NYC, they have a great happy hour and some of the best frozen margaritas around!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The menu was filled with a variety of creative delicious choices.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Awesome food and cocktails. Great ambiance. Service was also grest. Awesome experience.

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1.0Dined on August 9, 2018

We had a 7:30 reservation, they sat us after 8:00. Our server was very in inattentive. We had to chase her down to order she Never came over to see how we were doing. To add insult to injury the credit card system went down and took forever to hand write the check. Overall experience was really bad. Most likely I will not return. There are so many places in NYC, don’t need to go back there.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Great experience with a good. Sat us quickly, good table, lot of light and energy in the room.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Shane was a wonderful server..very attentive and knowledgeable. The best!!!

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Good food great atmosphere delicious guacamole of course and tasty drinks

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

I've been going to this restaurant for years. I love the pomegranate Margarita pricey but worth it! Appetizers are usually what I eat there @ the bar. The chicken flautas are my favorite. My partner and I went for restaurant week for lunch. Unfortunately she didn't like her brisket and chorizo sandwich. We let the waitress Alicia know and she informed the hospitality manager. He came over to the table to find out how he could make her dining experience better. After our conversation we had he comped her meal. I thought that was the way to keep great customers like us coming back to Rosa Mexicano! We will continue to dine @ the Union Square restaurant. Thank you so much for your quick action!!

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

They brought our entrees out before the appetizers then a manager offered to let our food wait in the kitchen. No thanks. Don’t want to pay for overpriced tacos that have been sitting out for 45 minutes. She did offer complimentary dessert for the inconvenience, but we didn’t want dessert. After the food was put on table never saw the waiter again until I had to flag him down to pay. Disappointing.

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Restaurant was noisy and service inconsistent. Food was pretty good but this restaurant does not disguise itself in the pack of margarita haunts and Mexican restaurants.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Food was great. The drinks were good. Amazing guac!
Try the flan! It was to die for.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

I did make reservations and they were ready with y out table as soon as we got there. I was catching up with an old friend, so it was a little noisy and hard to hear. Probably better for loud groups. Food was good, a little salty, and they were not willing to omit a sauce that was drizzled on the top. Margaritas were fantastic. Overall bill was a little pricey for what we ordered but it goes with the territory.

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The restaurant week special should really offer better options and more including guacamole!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The food never disappoints!

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2.0Dined on August 1, 2018

did the restaurant week dinner and didn‘t like it. maybe my fault but the food was not good

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The only complaint is that Watermelon Margarita was enticingly advertised at the receptionist desk, but disappointingly the waiter advised us that watermelon margarita was unavailable. Either he was wrong or false advertising-we were disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Delicious food and great service and ambience. Very enjoyable experience every time I have come here.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Excellent customer/mgr service, great bar/cuisine in well designed setting. Union Square, like most Rosa Mexicano locations, can be a great bar scene AND the many different areas have space for a romantic date OR a family outing. It has it all for a tasty, Mex-style meal.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Such a FUN ambience, lovely service and great food. An overall 5-star dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

For my first visit I had a great time with friends for my Birthday. We would’ve liked a Happy Hour though on a Saturday.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Great food. Beautiful ambiance. Amazing service. Will return back!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Food was hot and miss but the staff were nice and atmosphere was great.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great atmosphere for a night out with the family. Good food and great service. Can’t wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Food was not up to par on this last visit. Usually quite good

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Best guacamole ever! Good value...food was authentic and good!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

came there with a party of four we were seated right away with a choice of table or booth, we took the booth which was roomy drinks and food came fast food was good drinks were good decor is very nice

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2.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Horrible service and not the best Mexican I’ve had. It’s like eating in the middle of a traffic jam.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

The guacamole is THE BEST. And it's fun to watch it being made table-side. I had the braised beef tacos - the meat was perfectly cooked but there was some concentrated spice that I wasn't expecting. Very tasty but spicier than I prefer. Loved the Churros and the raspberry sorbet was the perfect ending.

A lively atmosphere but a bit loud. Not a place for an intimate conversation, but a great place to have fun, get a great meal and have some wonderful drinks

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1.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Terrible service with mediocre Mexican food. ######################

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I was hesitate to go here based on Yelp reviews but I am so glad I chose to come!! It’s a great place for any occasion!!

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The food was lousy. We got the most disgusting guac we have ever had, and asked them politely a few times to alter it. The waiter was nice but the people who made the guac snatched it from our table without saying anything, very abruptly and threw hot peppers in it. When you pay $32 for guac you expect better. It was pretty noisy. The rest of the food was ok - not great.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Second but last time... Unfortunately, it had changed since our last time... You just start your apetizers that the main meal is coming... I feel that the place is now more in a much more rentability position by pushing you too much. Moreover, in spite of a reservation, we were first seated by the entrance... No problem to change , yet .. but need to ask... The waiter was nice but the idea was to take time on holidays...
Too bad...

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The food is decent but the restaurant decor doesn't fit a Mexican restaurant. The decor feels like it is leftover from some 90s fusion restaurant.

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2.0Dined on July 20, 2018

A big disappointment in almost every respect: food was mediocre, salty, and soggy. No alcohol in margaritas. Even guacamole was tasteless. Choose Dos Caminos instead.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

We’re from Texas and love this place. We always make time to visit this location each time we visit NYC.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We arrived about a 1/2 early for our reservation with one extra person. They were very friendly and accommodated us right away! It's a great space for larger groups. The food and service were excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Phenomenal service and great food. They even brought us over a glass of champagne because we were celebrating our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Rosa Mexicana is so cute. It’s a bit pricey for Mexican but their happy hour is really good - both until 7 and then 9 to close (which is rare). And they have a lot of space at the bar/in the happy hour area (even with tables). The service wasn’t the best but that’s understandable because they seemed to only have two waitresses for the whole bar area. At least the kitchen folk brought out our food when it was ready. It was also a bit loud when I had to ask “what?” and repeat myself a few times throughout the night. But it’s big and spacey and airy and fun and colorful! The food was good and the drinks were even better! I would go again and would recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Although a noisy restaurant, the hostess kindly placed us in a quiet area. The menu is extensive, with varied choices. We ordered sangria and catch of the day fish dish. Excellent! Best of all, Shane, out server was exceptional. All in All, a lovely evening in a great eating with good food and service .

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2.0Dined on July 5, 2018

I usually have had a great time in my 5 years of visiting this particular location. I guess I was bound to have at least one negative experience. Our waitress was very rude,impatient and not knowledgeable about the cuisine. Besides that. All in all a pleasant dining experience.

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