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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
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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

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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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (34)
Fun (30)
Casual (28)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for a Date (22)
Great for Lunch (20)
Happy Hour (18)
Authentic (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Spicy (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Romantic (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

You can’t ever disappoint with the guacamole; although the price is s little high. Overall, the food and drinks are good and usual NYC popular spot prices

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

Nice place, I enjoyed the decor, service was excellent and food and drinks were good. I wish there was a greater variety of vegetarian foods however, I was just happy they had options for me😊

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent place! Warm and friendly staff. My fish was delicious and so was the glucamole. Great place for a date, birthday or any other occasion. Low noise and tables far from each other, which is rare in NYC. I enjoyed the vibrant, cheerful ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Came here for a special occasion of one of my friends. We were looking forward to a quality meal at a reasonable price. The waitress pushed the quacamole dip (made at your table) in the large size given our 4 hungry dinner companions, however for the amount of actual guacamole, realize that you are paying a whopping $30 for this meager amount of dip. Of the 4 at our table, half of them ordered the tres enchilada plate - Not exceptionally exciting, but decent. Kinda miss some of the truly special entrees like the short ribs cooked in paper. Might be looking for (yet) another alternative next time when in the mood for Mexican.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Service and food amazing as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

My friend and I ordered everything to share but I think we would’ve been better off just ordering our own dishes because the servings are not too generous. We ordered the sopa de tortilla for starters which was okay, the presentation was nice but the soup was too dense. The ceviche was really good. We also ordered the trio of enchiladas and I really enjoyed the mole one. It was very authentic and tasted exactly like the one from Mexico. I highly recommend the platanos. The side of rice and beans was a bit unnecessary and we ended but not even eating much of it as the rice was very hard and the beans were cold. The worst part of this experience was the drinks. I ordered a frozen tropical with the mango flavor but did not enjoy it at all. The mango syrup tasted expired and the drink was very watery even though it was supposed to be a frozen. By the time our entrees arrived, the drink was mostly watery with large chunks of ice. I ended up with a very bad stomach ache that night and an even worse one the next day. Our waiter was nothing short of great. He was very nice and was never overbearing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Frequent visitor. I like this spot

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have a tradition of going for New Year's Eve - always a wonderful time as they distribute noisemakers and have a countdown.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

In spite of busy NYE, the food and service were excellent. We celebrate the countdown here many years and the quality and quantity of the four course menu was one of the best this time. We will be back again next year!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service was superb as usual. This location is one of my favorite restaurants because of the decor, food, drinks, & service.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I have been to this Rosa Mexicano many times and have been coming for years. As usual, everything was excellent. My only qualm was with the “joint owner.” We were seated at the bar area with friends waiting for our reservation and enjoying cocktails and chips. A worker came over to bring more cocktails and I politely asked if we could have some more chips. She replied, snarkily, “Well, I’m the joint owner. So I’ll get a cocktail waitress to bring you more chips.” I thought this was extremely rude and uncalled for - especially since I have friends who own restaurants in NYC and nothing is beneath them! This kind of put a damper on what is usually a very pleasant experience. I will rethink next time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service were not up to par with prior visits. I ended up going to another Rosa Mexicano in NJ next day and food/service were excellent therefore it could be just related to the Union Square location.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

First time at this restaurant. Great place. Good food, cocktails and ambiance

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very pleasant evening with very good service and ambiance. There were several GF options and the guacamole was excellent. Wished there were more common Mexican options like a simple taco, but overall the quality was very good. Price was a little high however for Mexican, NYC prices aside.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We got seated right away which as great as I was expecting at least 20 minutes wait. Ordered the spicy guacamole as an appetizer and it was not seasoned at all so that was a disappointment as Rosa Mexicano known for its guacamole. Ordered of the kids menu for my 7 year old and the food was ice cold. My dish, carnitas, was ok though temperature wise. The waiters/servants were nasty and slammed plates as the brought food out. Probably was the first and last attempt to go here.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great times but service was bit rushy!!! Restaurant was not even crowded but surprise to see staff moving us quickly for some reason.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful service, very personable & friendly waiter, will be back next year for my mom’s birthday again, it’s her favorite! Thanks again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Pushy waiter asked 6 times if we wanted guacamole

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was a little disapointed, because the food was not so delicous and the service do not pay attention of us (the guy though we‘re tourist). I think there‘s a lot of options in nyc for better mexican restaurans.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner here while in New York City. The atmosphere was perfect and so was our experience. The staff was amazing and made sure we were always taken care of. The food and drinks were yummy too! I recommend the guacamole & a tasty margarita.

Tags: Spicy, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Went early for brunch when it wasn't crowded. Waiter was very attentive.
Food had a nice twist to it, and we enjoyed the french toast and huevos josephina. Free corn bread was very good. Free chips and salsa were OK (we don't like spicy salsa, but this was too bland.)Sangria was very good. We'll be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We’ve been many times in years past. Food was much bettt then. This time it was made with way too much cilantro. Staff seemed annoyed when after 15 mins we asked to order. Ridiculous!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This is one of my go to restaurants near my job. Love their margaritas although the food is good but not the best I've had. Great for groups and celebrations!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food, great service, fun ambiance. Haven't been in years but it was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a wonderful experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

Tags: Fun
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·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

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 (London)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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

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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.

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

Wonderful as always!

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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.

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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
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Fish tacos were excellent

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

Our waiter was Rico Suave and the food was delicious.

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 (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.

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·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
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 (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
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