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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

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (36)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Fun (29)
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Casual (28)
Special Occasion (27)
Good for a Date (27)
Great for Lunch (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Romantic (14)
Spicy (14)
Authentic (14)
Cozy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Business Meals (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 21 hours ago

The bussers were incredibly rude. At the end of our meal they gave us dirty looks and eventually took everything off of our table.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was amazing. Thank you again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is delicious as always. This location is more spacious than the other locations. The server was outstanding, attentive and quick. For Valentine's day they had a special menu and we ordered the Mar y Tierra. The chips and guacamole is always a great starter. They refill the chips if you need.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Took my girlfriend out on a date, man must I say the $90 was worth it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Place was hopping and we were seated right away, server was attentive and food was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Had the best time, food and service incredible. Thank you for a great experience:)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We arrived and we're seated promptly. As always, the table side guacamole was great! We enjoyed Chile Poblano Rellenos and Tres Enchiladas along with multiple margaritas. The service, food and drinks were all fantastic. Rosa Mexicano never disappoints!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We had to wait a long time despite having reservation

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

It was a birthday celebration for two and Rosa’s at Union Square is her favorite. The food was delicious, the margaritas were excellent and the staff was great. We really enjoy the atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This was a great night out. The vibe of the place is cool, nice but not over the top. The service was quick, but they didn't rush us. Most of all the food was very good. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was good but we used to love Rosa more a while back! They have changed the vegetarian options. We used to leave the Enchilada's Rancheras but they don't taste as good anymore.

Also, we got a double guacamole for our group of 4 and although it tasted amazing, it was $30 which I find to be too much for a guacamole!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Despite it being a chain restaurant, Rosa Mexicano delivers

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Pomegranate margaritas are "dangerously" good! (1 & 1/2) is too much for an "older" lady like me! Guacamole is always great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The experience was a bit mixed. The food was wonderful, as I've come to expect from Rosa Mexicano. Our waiter was also very personable and friendly. We just found that there were gaps in service. I had to go out of my way and try to flag down our waiter to get the check for instance. The busing was good... I really think it was just a disconnect with the waiter.

I would definitely still recommend, and wouldn't be surprised if others say that was not their experience. I am entirely ready to go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Came here for restaurant week. Reservation was for 6PM so the place was semi-crowded. The hostess(es) were extremely friendly and we were seated right away. I love the ambiance of this restaurant. I was here with a friend for restaurant week and was looking for good authentic Mexican food - which his what we got. The food was great; no complaints (they made it to our liking (leaving the toppings on the side for us to put on our food). Our waiter was fantastic. What I found so refreshing was that even though the restaurant did get crowded, I never felt rushed and they didn't bring out the entrees before we even finished our appetizers; too many restaurants do this. I will definitely be coming back here to try other meals from their menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We all had a lovely experience. My dish was incredibly spicy especially the peppers. Little disappointed in the salsa. Lacked flavor and not chunky. Chips could have been warmer and guacamole was good but not spicy enough for medium. They did provide extra jalapeños. All in all excellent

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Carnita pork a little dry.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Rosa Mexicana is my go to place in New York for Mexican food. Awesome guacamole, potent pomegranate margaritas, and delicious entrees make for a fun dining experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Rosa Mexicano goes out of its way to make you comfortable so that even though the space is large it feels like a neighborhood restaurant. At today's meal I particularly like the fact that they brought me three interesting hot sauces when I asked for one.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food, service, and atmosphere were great. I would definitely recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service to be seated was terrible even though we arrived five minutes before our reservation we were continually passed by as other groups of our party's size who arrived after were seated. However once seated our service was good.

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vip
·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was average. Place was too noisy. Service was harried. We will not go back there again.

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Ambiance was nice, music was just right but the steak made well done was burnt and the desert tasted of refrigerator. Gauc was amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The front desk was pathetic. Had to wait 45 minutes for the table beyond our reservation. Management was poor. The service was good and food is OK.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I’ve been to this location multiple times and the food is always delicious. The guacamole is a must!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My friend and I look forward to meeting here every Restaurant Week. It is a rather far journey for me, but well worth it. The menu always varies, and the food is excellent....good sized portions, and the food is always the best!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I went with a friend for restaurant week. The food and service were outstanding. It is my go to place for pomegranate margaritas.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

It was so great and nice server

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Fun quick great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was outstanding. Service could not have been better. As a New Yorker with so many options we always come back to this Mexican restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Back in NYC. Give this place a taste.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Good, fresh food, tasty but not too greasy. Overall a good Mexican option, and the guacamole is as good as I expected. The prices are high but competitive for the quality, and the ambience is nice. Only to minor downsides: the noise level is super high (as in many other Manhattan places) and the service is kind of rushing you out for the next table. Definitely a good Mexican option!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Had a great experience, service was excellent from the moment we walked in through the end of the meal everybody was super accomodating, food was delicious - high quality Mexican and very consistent, booze menu solid

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Union Square is NOT the Rosa Mexicano location you want to go to: it is massive, there is no area in which to wait for your table, and chances are you'll be seated in the distant annex that is both physically and emotionally cold (picture a hotel conference room with tile floors and a 40 foot ceiling). No tableside guac prep (don't know if they still do that at the other locations), not particularly great service. Margaritas are tasty but way heavy on the ice in a small glass, food is not that exceptional. Maybe one of the smaller locations is still providing a great experience with great food, but this one is not.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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 on January 10, 2018

Service and food amazing as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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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