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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

From pumpkin soup garnished with pomegranate and toasted pumpkin seeds to a turkey dinner with your choice of mole poblano or traditional gravy, this Thanksgiving Day, leave the cooking to us!

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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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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (42)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Casual (35)
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Fun (34)
Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (30)
Authentic (23)
Spicy (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Romantic (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Business Meals (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Tapas (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Cozy (6)
People Watching (6)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

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
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service. Delicious food. Fun Atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant defines mediocrity. Th

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

We have always loved Rosa and especially their margaritas!!

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

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

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·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

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

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

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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 (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!

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·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
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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.

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

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

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

The food was excellent, especially the guacamole, and the staff were so attentive and lovely. We were there for my sister's birthday. They overheard it was her birthday and after the meal was over surprised us by placing a big sombrero on her head and giving her birthday ice cream. A lovely and surprising touch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

DON'T GET THE GUACAMOLE BAR! We were there on Saturday night at 6:15p. The restaurant was not crowded. The waiter asked if we wanted guacamole and we said yes. The guy who makes guacamole brought the cart to our table and left. Thirty minutes later he came back. But then a waitress showed up and he made guacamole for her and we waited another 15 minutes. When we got the guacamole, it wasn't very good. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food, good service and a fun location. I would recommend to to all!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Rosa Mexicano is a great place for a casual Mexican meal. The fish tacos are
particularly good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We have visited Rosa Mexicano many times in the past, usually the one at Columbus Circle. (I have to add that my daughter is a Spanish major and says "Rosa Mexicano" is a gender mismatch; it should be Rosa Mexicana. Who knows?)This is the second time we've visited this location and we think we like it more than the Columbus Circle location. The space has a much more open and airy feeling to it and the neighborhood itself is charming. Having a working fire station right across the street adds a little spice to the whole experience too. The food and drink are every bit as good as the Columbus Circle location. You cannot visit without having the table-side guacamole. I don't know if it tastes so good because it is so good or because you watch it being made but I guarantee you will love it. The service we've had at both locations is always top rate. The servers know the menu well, know the ingredients of the food and drink well, and won't hesitate to recommend things to you based on your request. My personal favorite beverage is their homemade red sangria. They add something like brandy and peach schnapps to the wine and fruit juice and it makes it very authentic and appropriately alcoholic. No matter what we order, the food is always top notch. I had the Pollo Adobado this time and it was excellent and way too much for me to finish. Others at my table similarly loved their food.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

very good relaxing atmosphere
delicious food
recommend people who likes to taste Mexican food
very polite stuff

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food is great,my only complaint was that I had requested a reservation for a birthday and it was not specified when we arrived.Therefore, I had to go over to my waiter,explain what was supposed to be arranged,and was rudely and unprofessionally handled by him.He rudely told me I had to purchase a dessert in order to go forward with the birthday ordeal,then he charged me the wrong tab in which I had to receive a credit for before I was charged the correct amount.

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

We have been coming here for years and the food and service is always stellar. Thank you for being one of my mainstays in this neighborhood!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The decor was interesting and pleasant. However, we were sat in the very front on the restaurant, so the noise from the bar and doorway were quite loud. The food was good and the wait staff were attentive .

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

Booked a table for our wedding anniversary. We've been to the restaurant many times over the years as it's a great place to eat with a good atmosphere. We had a great meal and didn't feel rushed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great Mexican food , excellent and friendly service . Our cocktails were delicious also !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I love everything about this place! I've been coming here for years. Jeffrey, Donna and the entire staff take great care to insure that my visit is exceptional every time I dine here!

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual, People Watching, Authentic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waiter Trevor was so professional. Great service. We have food allergy issues and they were completely able to accomodate. Great meal and will definitely be back.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Remy was attentive, the guacamole was outstanding (as always), we were seated at a window by the table, so enjoyed some terrific people-watching. Delicious margaritas. I could have made a meal out of the black beans and rice. We love this place!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

First time there and it great me and my friends had a good time they said great choice

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Casual, Organic, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Pescado Primavera. Please always keep it. Please never change it.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The restaurant was beautiful. The host were very professional and sweet. We were there for a birthday celebration. Dinner reservation was for 5:30PM. We got there and happy hour was in full swing till 7PM. We were surprised and quite put off that you are only allowed happy hour prices at the bar. Especially since we were sat feet away from bar. Would I come here again, maybe but next time I would only go to the bar. I have gone to other places were they still offer the happy hour at the table. It is all under the same roof so it looks like the restaurant cares more about their pockets and not the customers.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always the best as expected, great food and services starts from checking in
good collection of Tequila, but not much of scotch

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Rosa became our ritual every time we visit NYC. Love the food, the restaurant and the service. The guac is life! It's definitely the money maker, but you have to have it every time. The fact that it's made table-side adds a nice touch. If only it was bigger for $15. Had the Quesadilla de Camarones which was so delicious and cheesy, can't go wrong with cheese. My fiancé is obsessed with the Tres Enchiladas. Javier was our server and he was great. We've gone to this location and the First Ave many times, different vibes, but both great. First ave feels more like you're in Mexico as it's lowkey traditional and homey but all decorated with Mexican flair. The Union Sq one is contemporary decor and high ceilings. The drinks are so strong.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Pomegranate margaritas, guacamole and chicken enchiladas with mole sauce - all amazing!

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