Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.16mi
  2. Distance: 0.23mi
  3. Distance: 0.24mi
  4. Distance: 0.24mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.16mi
  2. Distance: 0.23mi
  3. Distance: 0.24mi
  4. Distance: 0.24mi

About Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

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.

9 E. 18th St.
New York, NY 10003
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

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

Cross Street:
Between 5th and Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 533-3350

Website:
http://www.rosamexicano.com/

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

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)

Executive Chef:
Ishmael Lozano

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

Special Events & Promotions:
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

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

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.

Rosa Mexicano - Union Square Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (35)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Fun (29)
See All
Casual (28)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for a Date (20)
Spicy (18)
Authentic (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (6)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sort by
S
3742 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great buzz, yummy food, delicious margaritas, friendly service from our waiter

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a wonderful experience.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and we had a wonderful time! The service was a little slow but restaurant was slammed, we were perfectly content!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food & drink in a lively atmosphere...what could be better? Location is good too, near lots of shops.

Tags: Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on December 5, 2017

Sat in the bar area for happy hour. Great margaritas and great tacos on the happy hour menu at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend for a union square get together

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Nice mexican food and drinks. The service was amazing. The Guacomole is a must.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have been to Rosa's many mnay times. However this time the food was simply horrible. While the guacamole and margaritas were excellent as usual, everything else we ate was terrible. THe fish tacos were leaden, the tortilla soup was tasteless, the cesear salad was a a rip-off of a little lettuce and fixings and more plate than greenery.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful as always!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Low grade Mexican food in a fun vibrant setting. I really did not enjoy the food and the service was not that great either. Other Rosa's I've visited had much better food (Washington DC and VA) so no plans to come back. There is much much better food to have in NYC.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

RM sells consistently great, fresh, flavorful food for decades. My go to restaurant!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great location! Great drinks! Cool decor. Perfect spot to meet friends and celebrate birthdays.

Tags: Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Fish tacos were excellent

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our waiter was Rico Suave and the food was delicious.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The enchiladas poblanas was ok, the mole used was not the best i had, it was missing the chocolate quick you get from outstanding mole.
The quality of the chips and salsa was very good and the beans were good just missing salt.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service4

 
·Dined on November 27, 2017

Magnifique découverte dans un cadre authentique!
Excellent restaurant mexicain, nous avons adoré. Le service était chaleureux et irréprochable.
Le guacamole fait minute juste devant nous était délicieux à tomber...
Je recommande vivement !

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Spicy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We enjoyed our food, especially the nachos and guacamole, and the margaritas are delicious. The service was a bit slow.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing meal and service !

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

When this place first opened, the food was flavorful with a kick. The other night, the steak in the Arrachera dish needed more seasoning and lacked flavor, and the fish in the Pescado Primavera barely had any gazpacho on it.

Although the ambience is nice, we sat in the back of the restaurant and there must’ve been poor ventilation because our clothes ended up smelling smoky.

An overpriced high-end Taco Bell for the B&T crowd and tourists. Thought this could still be a decent place for locals too. Not.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service5
value1

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Had a fun girls dinner out here, great atmosphere and margaritas for a fun night out! The side table Quac is a must too!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Spicy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

All the food except the fish here is great here. Eaten at the Rosa spots in LC area and UES as well, 50x in 20 yrs. Wait staff at this location is very friendly and attentive. Great management team on location.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

There were seven of us and we all enjoyed our meals. There were ample choices for all tastes. The service was excellent and the meals arrived at the table hot and nicely presented. We give a hearty recommendation to this restaurant.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service. Delicious food. Fun Atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Celebratory brunch before we all went outta the country. Our server was amazing, the food was to die for and the bloody Mary’s made my mouth numb, and I’m not sure if that was from the liquor or the spice but either way it brought joy to my life.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This restaurant defines mediocrity. Th

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Still really good consistent food great service
Been coming here for along time and it still holds up one of my favorite Mexican resturants

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We have always loved Rosa and especially their margaritas!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

It used to be better. Service was slow even though restaurant was empty. Food just so so. Fish was very salty.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Worst food I’ve had in NYC. Smelled like a dirty pool.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service3
value1

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

Place was great. We felt a little rushed. Wait staff took our app plates away before we were finished. Wanted to enjoy a drink before meal but waiter was rushing

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My girlfriend and I love going to this place for great Mexican food and drinks its been our second time coming and we love it.

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fresh ingredients. Standard fare. Good Baja food but nothing special. Warm atmosphere.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service4
value3

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

Beautiful place , my husband and i had a great time at this place great service

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

As always the guacamole was great! And the dishes were yummy. I had the tortilla soup for the first time. Nice presentation!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love this place! Comfortable environment..and the best guac in the world! Always a go to when we come into the city for broadway shows..

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our family has enjoyed eating at all the Rosa Mexicanos in NYC since the year 2000. We have returned to the various locations time and again for family gatherings, to entertain out of town guests, and ordering online for delivery from the Rosa at Lincoln Square... My husband and I made a rez to go to the Rosa on E 18 this evening for a dinner out. We ordered the cheese enchiladas and shrimp quesadillas. The food was cold when it came out and there wasnt any care in the prep of it. I wondered if the plates had been prepared ahead of time and delivered to our table as part of an assembly line of plates that had already been assembled, ready and waiting. A Very disappointing meal that was cold and had no flavor. We wont be back any time soon.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was delicious and quenched my hankering for Mexican food. Also, the margaritas were spot on.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Spicy, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service3
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food... and the frozen pomegranate margarita!!!! We love Rosa Mexicano in any location.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Restaurant is large and great atmosphere. Went on a Wednesday night and the place had a crowd during the dinner. If you love Mexican food, this is a great place. Unfortunately it's not mine. Had ceviche (starter) , fish (entree) and churros (dessert). The ceviche had a good size and quantity. The fish entree was a little tough (was a cod fish) . Only loved the Churros with the chocolate sauce. It comes with chocolate and raspberry sauces. Raspberry was a bit too tart. They did have a $45 prix fixe menu for the day of the dead which my companions opted for.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
·Dined on October 31, 2017

Rosa Mexicano was recommended by a colleague and now I know why she did. Very nice location, good food, nice atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Really good food and drinks, excellent and super friendly service (as soon as we were greeted by the hostess). We were a somewhat boisterous party of 5 and our server Joaquin couldn't have been nicer and understanding of our fun mood. Even the gentleman who prepared our guacamole was friendly and fun. We had a great time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.