Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

4.4
4113 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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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
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Phone number
(212) 533-3350
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ishmael Lozano
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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
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Cross street
Between 5th and Broadway
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Parking details
The closest lot is on 17th between 5th and Broadway
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Public transit
Union Square Subway (L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6)
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Special events & promotions
THANKSGIVING DAY FIESTA
Thursday, November 22nd | 12pm - 9pm
3 Course Menu & A La Carte Specials
Enjoy Thanksgiving with a Mexican twist! From pumpkin soup garnished with pomegranate and pumpkin seeds, to a turkey dinner with your choice of mole poblano or traditional gravy, leave the cooking to us.

SEASON'S EATINGS
December 24th & 25th | 12pm - 9pm
Enjoy our Mexican-spiced holiday specials. From our crispy mini ceviche tacos and half-roasted achiote chicken, to our twist on the traditional "Cookies and Milk" and pomegranate punch, leave the holiday cooking to us!

RAISE A GLASS TO 2019!
Monday, December 31st
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Friends & Family at Rosa Mexicano!
4-Course Menu & Specialty Holiday Cocktail
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
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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Season’s Eatings
December 24th & 25th | 12pm - 9pm
Happy Holidays! Celebrate the Holiday with us at Rosa Mexicano.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Season’s Eatings
December 24th & 25th | 12pm - 9pm
Happy Holidays! Celebrate the Holiday with us at Rosa Mexicano.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Raise a Glass to 2019!
Monday, December 31st
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Friends & Family at Rosa Mexicano!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 4113 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Guac was the only good thing. Every other item was not worth the price, very sub par. Not authentic food at all, tacos were gross. Pitchers were over priced, no alcohol in them $86!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite NYC restaurant! Love that guacamole!

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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place, good food and drinks great service but pls get rid of hat cute little mice running around

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JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite-always think of Rosa Mexicano for a special celebration.

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RJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holiday party

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic! We love going there, especially our kids! Please keep it up!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great ambiance!

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r
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We had a reservation and had to wait for 70 minutes!!! The set us down in the corner in the back at a table for 2 while we where with three... No space and Very Ruth staff!!

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BS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

not going to detail the meal - it was great. Pomegranate Marg(s) !!!!

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M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the jewel in the crown. Love this location, the food is wonderful, the restaurant is beautiful, and while the joint may be busy and quite lively, the service is always wonderful, the servers are friendly and fun. The guacamole is the best in the city, and the cocktails are soooo good. We were happy they brought back the short ribs as a special, but I had a taste of the pork shank too—omg. My next obsession.

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e
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Reliably good food and great table service. The hosts, however, were busy and distracted, paying no attention to who was coming in, waiting, etc. It was a busy time, but they forgot they had spoken with me within about 90 seconds. Not well managed or handled reception. Once seated, all was fine.

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LW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food is fairly good but generally overpriced. We had a large table which is always hard for servers, but they did a good job keeping us from waiting for too long and were gracious about correcting a mistake on our bill.

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Vegetarian tacos, which used to be delicious, were poorly cooked and a regrettable choice this time round. Also, waiter wasn’t very alert. Missed much of what I asked for.

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MN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Union Square is THE best location. Such a great place, food was perfection and it was a great way to have a nice 2 hour dinner with friends

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was very attentive and offered fast and friendly service. My team and I went there for lunch and are bound to visit again!

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L
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and great food

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SG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Mi orden de torrejas estaba casi quemada, no me la pude comer.

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P
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Energetic ambiance and outstanding fresh guacamole—best thing next to the margaritas Food seemed a bit over cooked and from s steam table. But enjoyable with friends.

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f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

My girlfriend and I ordered well done skirt steak and well done fillet mignon. After 40 min of waiting, they served us both plates burnt. I still have the taste of burnt meat in my mouth, we complained about it and after another 25 min. They served us.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice evening and decent food, but not as good as I remember it to be.

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AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great! A friend ordered something she didn’t like, which was her own fault, she picked at random, but the restaurant were kind enough to waive that dish when totaling the bill. Will definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

really rude staff. had a reservation and still made us wait 50 minutes to be seated.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and food, although they should make it more apparent that happy hour is only available in the bar section.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Guacamole is amazing. Our entrees were pretty good. Service was great. Loved the decor / ambiance.

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WD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the Chef lunch special. Excellent!!!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

There was a little bit of a mix up when we arrived about our table but the manager gave us a free round of drinks and apologized profusely. The food was AMAZING and the server was fantastic. A rocky start but well worth the food and later service.!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

I have been to several of your restaurants and never felt the way I did when I visited this location. We felt rushed and uncomfortable having this waiter asking and interrupting every 5 minutes when I clearly said from the beginning I was with a friend I had not seen in 22 years...
we ordered appetizers and 3rounds of drinks right away followed by dinner and dessert.
Not happy with this rushed service!

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N
Brazil
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good but more spicy then we asked

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M
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a friendly waiter, he was understanding and patient with our group.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was just ok. Several items were forgotten and still charged. Drinks took very long. Oh yeah and my wife’s food had a STAPLE in it!!! Yes a metal staple. Overall I would advise against going here unless you like subpar food and service at a high price! Oh yeah and make sure you have your tetanus shot before dinning here!!

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to Rosa's for 20+ years and they never disappoint!

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b
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Guac was great; rest of food was good.
Service was very good.

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HF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a Great last minute NYC find. The food and the drinks were up to par. I will definitely be back.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Just a few friends going out for dinner and drinks. For what we ordered it was a bit pricey.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Over sauced, over done.

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TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Really great Guacamole, freshly prepared at the. table. Noise level medium, service very nice and efficient. Will go again!

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DP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were alow to be seated even though we had a reservation and the waitress came around very seldom. Delicious food.

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RN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. Great for lunch or dinner. Food and service is outstanding!

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w
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Viva Rosa Mexicano! This restaurant is just beautiful, modern with great lighting. We went for my daughters birthday and she got the "Birthday sombero" which is a nice touch. The cocktails are all within theme and very creative. The staff is attentive and the food is regular Mexican fare with a twist. We were all very happy.

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k
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food always consistently good and on this particular visit, just exceptional service.

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