Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

4.6
3961 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Neighborhood
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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
EL DÍA DE LOS PADRES
Father's Day | June 17th
This Father's Day, indulge your padre with a Mexican feast for brunch or dinner, including our Pez Espada en Mole Coloradito or Chuleta de Cerdo. Celebrate dad with a Tromba Mule - our twist on the traditional Moscow Mule.

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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Gift Card
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

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.

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What 3961 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

We’re from Texas and love this place. We always make time to visit this location each time we visit NYC.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We arrived about a 1/2 early for our reservation with one extra person. They were very friendly and accommodated us right away! It's a great space for larger groups. The food and service were excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Phenomenal service and great food. They even brought us over a glass of champagne because we were celebrating our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Rosa Mexicana is so cute. It’s a bit pricey for Mexican but their happy hour is really good - both until 7 and then 9 to close (which is rare). And they have a lot of space at the bar/in the happy hour area (even with tables). The service wasn’t the best but that’s understandable because they seemed to only have two waitresses for the whole bar area. At least the kitchen folk brought out our food when it was ready. It was also a bit loud when I had to ask “what?” and repeat myself a few times throughout the night. But it’s big and spacey and airy and fun and colorful! The food was good and the drinks were even better! I would go again and would recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Although a noisy restaurant, the hostess kindly placed us in a quiet area. The menu is extensive, with varied choices. We ordered sangria and catch of the day fish dish. Excellent! Best of all, Shane, out server was exceptional. All in All, a lovely evening in a great eating with good food and service .

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2.0Dined on July 5, 2018

I usually have had a great time in my 5 years of visiting this particular location. I guess I was bound to have at least one negative experience. Our waitress was very rude,impatient and not knowledgeable about the cuisine. Besides that. All in all a pleasant dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Service was excellent. The atmosphere was great. Perfect place to bring your girlfriend and her parents out for some delicious Mexican food and a frozen margarita drink on a hot summer day.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Loved the pomegranate margaritas. Delicious and potent.

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2.0Dined on July 3, 2018

5 shrimp on a plate of rice should not be $27

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Great service and great food !

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was great! Service was great! The guy who made our guacamole wasn't that friendly like the other people but it was no problem. The guac was amazing as always!!!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

It was a great experience. Overall atmosphere and friendly service. My international and out of town friends loved it.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We came to celebrate a birthday. The atmosphere, food, and service are excellent. Definitely make a reservation!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

My wife and I celebrated her birthday and we had a great time. Food and drinks were delicious and our server was very attentive. Highly recommend this location.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Excellent guacamole à tester les yeux fermé !
Very good experience!!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

From the start the hospitality was amazing. I had a reservation that was unfortunately missed due to the lateness of my friend but the hostess still accommodated. The service was spectacular, our waitress suggested dishes that we tried and were not disappointed with. The decor was lively and vibrant, the seating was very open and inviting and did I mention the food?! DELICIOUS! You have a repeat customer in me.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Excellent dining experience. The guacamole made tableside is delicious. The staff very friendly and efficient.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Had a great time. Thx

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Great food

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Horrendous service; the food is overpriced for what it is

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Usually this place is phenomenal but for Fathers Day is was at best meh. No greeting, food was served as if we were at a fast food joint. Rather disappointing for a special day. Guess we all have off days....

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

My daughters and i dined at Rosa for fathers day 2018 and we all enjoyed our meals. The tableside guac to start was excellent as always.. as was the white sangria. Christian, our server, was awesome and answered all of our questions happily! Great day!!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

A little hectic but great foos

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This is our third visit to Rosa Mexicano! We love it!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Good service and good food.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

I’ve been to Rosa Mexicana several times over the past 10 years. The margaritas are good, the food is tasty and the ambiance is nice. I’ll be going back again.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Music was a bit to laud for my taste but overall a good experience

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Tacos were better than the enchiladas go for those. The pomegranate margarita is what would take me back. Overall a good restaurant but nothing to write home about

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

A very nice restaurant in a great neighborhood. This has become one of my favorites in NYC. The food and service are always top notch at this location.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

They were so accommodating to our schedule and offered excellent service throughout the evening as our plans changed. Appreciate all of their hard work and attentiveness to make us happy during our visit. Food was great too!!

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

As a starter the guacamole and chips and our drinks Marguerita and mojito were great. Our entrees were ok the shrimp were overdone, not seasoned with any flair and enchiladas while good not over the top. Deserts of flan and tres leches cake with the cake being the highlight. Overall a good lunch with the start and end as the highlights and the main just ok.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Rosa Mexicana is Awesome- Amazing Energy - Awesome Food - Exceptional Margaritas and Food

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Everything was wonderful and our server Trevor was great! Can’t wait to visit again!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Fantastic, as usual! Decided to try a new menu item, as I have tried most of them by now. Well, the stuffed Chile Poblano was awesome. Yes, vegetarian and delicious. I especially enjoyed the "surprise" goat cheese inside. Really good! Pomegranate margaritas remain my favorite - but also enjoyed the expanded Mocktail list (my husband does not drink alcohol). Fun music, great service - overall a great Sunday early evening meal! Gracias Rosa Mexicano - Union Square! PS - Also appreciate the consistent "smile" upon arrival. The front desk plays a big role in setting the tone.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great atmosphere and fresh made guacamole

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was good as always. Surprised that the order of guacamole was literally only one avocado. Even with 2 people, it was gone in five minutes. I don't recall it ever being such a small portion. But it was still delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My favorite go to restaurant with my favorite people! Great food, drinks, service!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

The food and service were nothing short of excellent. The atmosphere was extremely comfortable. All staff were friendly and highly professional. It was a lovely dining experience.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We have been coming to Rosa Mexicano for many years now. The food is consistent and the service is usually very good.

This time the service was not up to par. The restaurant was NOT full and yet there did not seem to be enough waitstaff.

The food was not particularly hot but it was still tasty.

As usual, the guacamole station was awesome. The gentleman who prepare the guacamole was attentive to the three kids we had with us and showed them how it was done.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The food was excellent! Delicious and inventive. It is a shame that our server (or servers, as there were a couple) were so rude and snobbish. We didn't ask for anything special, but they scowled and acted irritated nonetheless. There are plenty of pricey Mexican places in NYC - no need to come back here and be made to feel I am a nuisance.

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