Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

4.3
4382 reviews
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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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MD
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good every time we eat at Rosa. Great guacamole and pomegranate margaritas.

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PP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was slow and the food was average. No reason to really come back..

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RK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Ambience and service was great . Food was ok . Our table surface wood was chipping off .

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our service was a little grumpy, but food and drinks were exceptional. Gorgeous ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The food was 45 minutes late and completely overlooked. Our server did not offer us anything while we waited. The noise was so loud we couldn’t hear each other talk. It was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food is good. A good solid dining option.

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JP
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great birthday dinner. Edson was our very personable server. Food was outstanding as were the margaritas. Wonderful night.

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit to this restaurant. We met up with some family whilst visiting New York. Was a great atmosphere and really good fresh food. Guacamole was just as good as we remembered the first time.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I had a group dinner for my work team. Service was poor. Took forever to get drinks, get our orders taken and to get our bill. The restaurant was not as busy as normal but our waiter was MIA half the time. I have been going here for years and this was one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had here.

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KP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I would usually say that food was very good, but this time my quesadillas were not hot...they were lukewarm. Guac was very good as usual. I took leftovers home & reheated, & they were then delicious

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. We went during rush hour but the service was still top notch. A fun and colorful yet chic atmosphere. Would come back again!

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OT
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Rosa Mexicano! The food is always delicious. I enjoyed the sangria. The guacamole is always delicious, I was jut hoping they would have made it for us by the table. I ordered the chicken tacos for lunch and while they were good the chicken was room temperature. I asked for the sauce on the side, which I am happy I did because it was very spicy!

I will be back!

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AD
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, very good service. Noise level a bit too high.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and drinks!

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waiter was attentive and charming, and the food was delicious. Portions were large and sharable.

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LN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good for large groups. Love the table side frexh guacamole.

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LG
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING Frozen Margaritas, Guacamole was the best I have ever had.
Fun, modern energy.
Looking forward to coming back next month!

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LG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was beautiful, the food was fantastic, and the service was perfect. I will definitely be back. Can't wait!

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J
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. Had to go find the hostess to tell her that our waiter hadn't even come by for our drink order after 20 mins! Food came out fairly quickly. The tableside guacamole was a nice touch. The waiter did not come back to check on us ONCE. I would've completely understood had it been busy but half of the restaurant was empty. Will not be going back.

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MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Very bad service . No attention. Waited 30 minutes plus for bad drinks .. ask for water , waited another 30 minutes after asking at least 3 times . The food took forever..

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SK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Super slow service, took 25min to get a drink and to find our waiter to place our food order

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LA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The service was beyond terrible. We had to ask for drinks after waiting 20 mins. And there was a lot of attitude not only from the server but also from the hostess. They blameD the bar the first time and then it happened again. They need to hire more people or more competent servers.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Pride brunch

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We may have had the rudest most inept server of all time. Place is average in terms of food and excels at indifference. Don’t know how they stay open. Avoid entirely

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We’ve been eating here regularly for well over 10 years, and always enjoyed our experiences—but today was a huge disappointment. Overall, the experience today felt like a poorly run chain restaurant—and sadly, it is unlikely that we will be back.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants, period. Amazing food, top notch drinks, friendly and helpful staff, and a great atmosphere; I've visited multiple times and never had a bad experience.

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SB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was great! I was craving tacos so it was a perfect place to go. I started off with their pineapple jalapeño drink which was a perfect mix of fruity and spicy, and was beautiful! My sister and I shared tableside made guacamole, medium spicy. It was SO DELICIOUS, but be careful not to eat too fast because it's pretty spicy! I got the shrimp tacos and my sister got the fish tacos, and we shared. Both delicious, but I enjoyed the fish better (more fish, better sauce). The tacos came with street corn off the cob and rice and beans - all amazing. We also got a side of platanos, sweet with sour cream and cheese. Yummy but I do prefer savory over sweet platanos. I loved that the food was made specific to various regions in Mexico, and this was specified on the menu. The entire meal was amazing and I would love to go back and try some more food out!

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d
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a picture perfect dinner. I arrived a little early for my reservation and was seated promptly. The restaurant was very busy, it was a bit loud and energetic, but not out of control. The food was better that ever, everything I ordered was over the top! Guacamole, Queso Fundido, Hongos (Portabello) Tacos, and side dishes were bursting with flavor. I haven't been to Rosa Mexicano in a while due to business travels, it was nice to return to one of my favorite restaurants in the city! I'll be back in August, and will certainly dine here again!

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was not worth the price. Alcohol was not worth the price either. Food tasted watered down and bland.

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AB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Pricey, very busy so has that rushed feeling. Nice staff. Nice food. Great drinks

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MN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely server and the food was delicious, as it always is. Will def be back to celebrate something else.

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N
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our food and service was excellent but we had a reservation at 5:00! We’ve been before-always good and pomegranate margaritas were perfect!
However, my husband asked for a non alcoholic beer which was on the menu and was told they were out and they didn’t have back up!! Friday in Manhattan in the summer-HoW Is this possible? Go buy a case somewhere if you’re beverages manager screwed up! I ended up drinking my anniversary drink by myself. Thank you!
Someone not doing a good job! Very disappointed

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to restaurant any time we want excellent Mexican food and a fun atmosphere. The wait staff is always super friendly.

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HW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Waiter barely came over, food took a while, overall not worth the money

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s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant many times but this was my first time for brunch. I didn't think the brunch food was anything special. Dinner at this restaurant is usually very good. I would not go back for brunch

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L
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

I won’t be returning, at least not around 6:30. Deafeningly noisy.

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n
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The ambiance and margaritas are great! Love the guacamole made at table side. I question the value of the entrees.

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DL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Their customer service and hospitality was stellar! We were late by at least 30 minutes, but they sat us as if we were right on time...and I need a charge for my phone and they were happy to let me plug up with their cord! Both of these things made the food taste that much better!

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AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really love this place...excellent drinks, tasty Mexican food in a fun setting...prices are very reasonable...my leftover taco tasted pretty good the next day

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