Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

4.4
4666 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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FoodLovr
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went on a Wednesday event at 6:15. The restaurant was not too crowded. There was plenty of seating.
We were seated at a table behind the host station, across from the takeout orders.
On the other of the entrance doors, a photo shoot was happening. Not sure what it was of. Every time the flash went off, it filtered across and through the glass doors, making it extremely annoying.
The booths on the other side of the restaurant had plexiglass barriers between them to protect customers, but the tables had no such barriers. As the restaurant got busier, they were sitting tables next to one another. NOT SAFE.

The food was decent. Brought out in a timely manner by someone who "only delivers the food." We were told this when we had a request. He informed us that he would fetch the server, but that never happened.

We ordered a side of plain plantains. They were extremely overcooked, dry, and tasteless. Not seeing the waiter again for some time, we just left them on the table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria was amazing! She thanked us at the end. Everything was amazing! Food was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice service !!! Itzel was wonderful. and the food was delicious !!

MN
vipMrNonrev
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This place is completely gone downhill. The management doesn’t care. The waiter and waitress do not come over to the table. It took us 25 minutes to even order food in the bar. When I complained nothing was even offered as a comp off of the bill. This place should have remained closed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lot our lunch. All plates were tasty and delicious.

RH
vipRalphH
New York Area
198 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

LF
LawrenceF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I have been customer over the years and ca say that the food quality remains ok but service have declined unfortunately.

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vipBlannca
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service, attentive, delicious food

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Slice
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food in the city and best guac

KS
vipKirkS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Best Mexican I’ve had in NYC.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time!!! The food and service were great!!

GS
GaryS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was and always is Excellent! Terrific service as well.

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vipsilverboxdiner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We met friends and it was great, it was mid day so we were able to have the table for quite a while and weren’t rushed. The shrimp ceviche was excellent as was the guacamole for the table. Everything was good and those were the highlights.

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NancyY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious mole and guacamole in NYC!! Plus, the servers and staff always make you feel welcome.

JS
vipJosephS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great as always

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nidia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food us excellent 👌 I have dine here on several occasions, I highly recommend and encourage you to try it out..

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David
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back here during the pandemic. Did not disappoint! Delicious food as always and such nice service. Thank you

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vipUnamuno
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Rosa/Union Square was such a disappointment! I don't know what happened to the restaurant during pandemic, but their signature pomegranate margarita was tasteless and watery; the menu has been greatly reduced; no more lunch specials; the service was PAINFULLY slow (and it wasn't even that busy); the food was bland and tasteless; most of it arrived at a cool temperature. Just so, so mediocre.

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anonymous
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrible selection of music

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vipDuboceDave
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service, actually, no service. 20 minutes after arriving, 15 minutes after our reservation, and 5 minutes after letting the host know no one had stopped by our table even to serve water, we left the restaurant. You would like to think it was just a bad night, but this reservation was our attempt of giving Rosa Mexicana a second chance after awful service the first time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Tasteless sadly

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girlfriend had an amazing time , Food and the place was really good . Had a great time and will come back soon

JC
JCFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The staff was attentive and pleasant; however, I was most disappointed in the food. My cod was overcooked, and the overall consensus from our party of 8 was the food lacked flavor.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful.

ES
ElaineS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was excellent and far more interesting than the usual 'mexican/texmex' fare one tends to find. The staff were extremely attentive and knowledgeable about the food they were serving - they understood when we asked about allergies and were able to guide us through suitable dishes to accommodate a severe egg allergy, something that most restaurants in NYC seem incapable of doing. The noise level was pretty high due to large dining rooms with high ceilings but we loved it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa Mexicano always delivers! Made a reservation for 5 and we were courteously greeted at the door by the hostess and promptly seated! Server came over and made excellent suggestions for food and beverage as it was the first time for some in the group and everything was delicious!!!!!
From the guacamole to the margaritas, entrees and desserts!
Ambiance was fun and enjoyable and Everyone in our group was more than happy to be there! Looking forward to our next gathering! Thank you Rosa Mexicano and staff!!!!

DD
vipDeeDee
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We were seated promptly. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was just ok.

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BillS
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a hit - they accommodated a large table on the fly and the food and service was great. Pom Margaritas my fav. Thank you

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Joanna
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating At Rosa Mexicana-US since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Management was very careful about checking patrons' vaccination documents before being seated. The atmosphere was lively, warm and welcoming. The service and food were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

I used to come here a lot and loved it. Went last night and was disappointed. Most importantly, I seriously disliked 4 different types of Margaritas (I sampled from my 3 companions since we all ordered different styles including the house, blood orange, another special one and a frozen strawberry. The later was the only one I could tolerate. The house margarita was all ice, very little actual margarita.
Since we all had tastes of everyone’s dinner, I can report first hand. The carne asada was delicious! Tender, well cooked and super flavorful. Enchiladas were very good - all three sauces were excellent. The salmon was dry and had no taste. Very disappointing!!! Guacamole was good.

Service was very slow tho we liked that because we were in no hurry.
The noise level was as loud and unacceptable as ever. So noisy that we could barely here the table of 8 that was right next to us. We stopped coming years ago because of the noise. I was distressed that fine it was just as bad even tho the restaurant wasn’t full.

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vipLouis
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good but restaurant was very busy several servers were not wearing masks, majority of diners did not wear masks when going to or from their tables or to the rest rooms. We were eager to eat and get out as quickly as possible

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Paul
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

While I had a reservation I still had to wait over 20 mins. They were not accommodating to this. The food is always good but I am not a fan of standing in the entry.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good people good time

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great spot for our business meeting and the food and drinks were great. however, the restaurant was not that busy and we had veryy slow service. Waiter was great and kind but took a long time to get the check and for them to take it from us. Maybe an off day but overall, we enjoyed this restaurant and would come again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s never a bad idea to come to Rosa!

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vipjvansch
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We learned there's a new CEO - it's just not the same, and although we're sympathetic that COVID could have affected this restaurant, we are disappointed. Decorations were just not good - what happened to the brightly-colored wreaths? The menus are hard to even hold open - why? The different tequilas we asked for were not available, and only black drip coffee is offered at the end. Service was very good, but we're worried about the future of Rosa Mexicano. It's been a gem of our city since 1984.

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vipDodie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It’s just okay. Used to be much better

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ScjEm
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Where do I begin, Ive been to this restaurant in the past and the service was amazing. Last night it was horrible. Our waiter Came over introduced himself then left. My mom and I knew what we wanted to order, but he never came back. Another waitress came over to take our order and she said it would be put in right away. We asked for tea not once, not twice but three times. By the time we got the tea it wasn’t the tea we asked for because they apparently had no more. Moving on. The entrees arrive. And only one order was correct. They never put in one of the orders. We got a ton of apologies from our waiter but when I asked speak to a manger who was a tall woman he Claimed she was in a meeting and 5 mins later she was standing at the hostess podium by the entrance. Idk who messed up our order or if the waiter told the manager I asked to speak to her. Needless to say I will NEVER return to this location.

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NilkaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited this restaurant for years now...the food is always good and service is great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was really bad. Very slow, it took a very long time for the food to come. The waitress was very busy and hardly made eye contact

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Rosa Mexicano - Union Square is rated 4.4 stars by 4666 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.