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Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

4.1
4.1
8111 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Located directly across the street from Lincoln Center, Rosa Mexicano is the ideal destination for dinner before a performance, or a cocktail after the show. This impressive space features an award-winning, 30-foot iridescent blue tile water wall inspired by the cliff divers of Acapulco, designed by architect David Rockwell. Known for tableside guacamole service and creative margaritas, Rosa Mexicano offers a fresh take on authentic Mexican cuisine, serving both beloved classics and sophisticated dishes in a fun atmosphere. Our beverage program boasts over 100 varieties of tequila and agave-based spirits, and our signature Latin hospitality is delivered with warmth and professionalism. A destination born of a unique vision, at Rosa Mexicano you will experience upscale dining that honors Mexican heritage, culinary techniques, and the global explorations and inspirations of our founder, Josefina Howard, who was a world traveler, entrepreneur, interior designer, chef, and innovator.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 977-7700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ishmael Lozano

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of off-premise catering options for groups of all sizes: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family-style menus, or passed hors d’oeuvres. To discuss a catering order, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com and 516-474-8308.

  • Private party facilities

    Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for all types of events like large social dinner parties, business cocktail receptions, as well as smaller gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com or 516-474-8308.

  • Private party contact

    Jacqueline Vasquez: (888) 331-4268

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Cross street

    62nd Street

  • Parking details

    The closest parking garage is at 61st and Columbus.

  • Public transit

    1,A,B,C,D trains to 59th Street. 1 train to Lincoln Center (66th)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • NYC Restaurant Week - Dinner

    $45.00 per person

    Jul 19 - Aug 21, 2022
    It's Restaurant Week in New York City! From July 18th - August 21st, join us at ant of the three Rosa Mexicano locations for a delicious dinner menu featuring favorites for $45 (tax & gratuity excluded).
  • NYC Restaurant Week- Lunch

    $30.00 per person

    Jul 19 - Aug 21, 2022
    It's Restaurant Week in NYC! From July 18th - August 21st, join us at any of the three Rosa Mexicano NYC locations for a fantastic lunch menu featuring favorites for $30 (tax & gratuity excluded).

Popular dishes

What 8,111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. IR

    IrisR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Overpriced mediocre food, surly server. On the plus side, across the street from Lincoln Center and open for after-theater
  2. e

    ecvnyc

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always great. For this visit we were seated upstairs which was great because it was less noisy and easier to talk. Service was wonderful.
  3. p

    pview

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The menu needs to catch up with the newer "fusion Mexican" eateries. Nothing creative on the menu. The food itself was just okay and was not served hot. Been coming here for many years, but no longer a regular.
  4. MA

    MichaelA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    They rush to much and they forget things and they take so long to bring the food not a good experience
  5. n

    nygal

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Really slow service. They give you a table for 2 for 3 people (which I had to complain and switch). Probably won't go there again.
  6. J

    Jenna

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Excellent food! Service was slow and staff overwhelmed.
  7. LZ

    LindsayZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Great location and pretty interior. Service wasn’t great - inattentive and a bit slow. Guacamole was good but a bit bland. Dinner entrees (chicken enchiladas and Chile relent) were pretty but over sauced, presentation on salmon was beauutifuk ; churro desert wasn’t very fresh. Cucumber jalapeño margarita was flavorful but very light in tequila. Not eager to go back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Apparently under new ownership. Used to love to visit the LA and Miami locations, they have now closed, so was excited to revisit the NYC location near Columbus Circle. Menu has changed. Food was bland. Sadly will not return.
  9. LC

    LiaChap

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Thank goodness for the the great service and food because we didn’t really have a great seating arrangement. I do thank the restaurant for squeezing in 2 more people to our party on the day of our reservation, but the location of the table wasn’t that great. We were right next to the bathroom, register and hallway where all the workers walk through. It was a super tight squeeze so we were getting bumped into a lot. Other than that….everything was great! Our server / waiter was super friendly and accommodating. It was a busy night and even with that, the food and drinks came out with perfect timing. The portions were amazing. Leftovers the next day!! Will definitely return.
  10. PH

    PattieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always on point, service is great.
  11. L

    Lofty

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The food is pretty good and the portions generous. They've changed the recipe for the pork shank and the new one isn't as good. Service is lackluster and inattentive. Very noisy where we were.
  12. AR

    AnneR

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    This was the first time I dined here in 5 years or so. The food was just as good as I remembered. However, the service was sub par. We chose to sit outside for our lunch on Tuesday, but it was like we were sitting in the middle of a construction site. There was on-going construction that we did not notice before sitting, but soon made dining unpleasant. Additionally, our server quickly disappeared after taking our order, as if she forgot she had tables outside. We did not get a water refill or our check until about ten minutes after a table next to us sat down and he finally requested service.
  13. SB

    SaraB

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Haven’t been back since they first opened. Opted to go as we were in the neighborhood. I had salmon, hubby steak. It was good but nothing special. The guacamole was exceptional!!!
  14. C

    Coquille

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Still got it! However, if you like spicy food, make sure to stress it to the waiter; food was a little bit underseasoned.
  15. c

    chudo123

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good Mexican food restaurant with national dishes, good service
  16. S

    Sujo

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Ridiculously noisy. Rude reception. Bland guacamole. Main course was three tiny tacos more like canapés. But the best mixed drink I’ve ever had— cucumber margarita made without sweetener by request. Ridiculously overpriced.
  17. KC

    KellyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Consistently great over the years. Frozen margaritas especially
  18. MB

    MelkanaB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I think the drinks are very good, the food portions are actually too big, one could have smaller portions and do them well, food was a bit soggy but tasty.
  19. SC

    SueC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good food but could offer some vegan options. Wait staff not overly friendly nor the reception area folks, nor the bartender. Still classic
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great (new?) menu & choices. Thoughtful & professional service. It’s now our Lincoln Center restaurant.
  21. EL

    EastsideLee

    New York Area

    95 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Our server should not be working at any restaurant. He brought out our apps with our main course. And the main course had no flavor. It was one of the worst meals I’ve ever had and the manager did nothing about it. We will never be coming back here
  22. EB

    EdwardB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Very loud, even upstairs. The service was both chaotic and slow. Our sever was nice. It was issues outside her control. The food is always great and the menu for Restaurant Week is outstanding!
  23. MD

    MarcD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    The food is good but the value for money is way out of proportion. Since COVID the prices went up way too much. Portions are small. Will not get back there.
  24. T

    Tess

    London

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Normally a favorite but it was Restaurant Week, so it was a bit jammed. Waitress did her best but i think they were short staffed. I will definitely go back again, and the offering for Restaurant Week was pretty good - our party of three all ordered a RW pre-fix and we all enjoyed it. Drinks are always fabulous there.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We have been going here since 1997. Today was a real disappointment. Service was slow. Food was not up to the quality we had come to expect, including the guacamole. On our drive home we both said we would not go back :(
  26. E

    Estel

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    I’ve been here several times but this is the first time I’m so disappointed. First, they let me wait for 20 minutes for the table even though I’ve made a reservation. Also, the guacamole wasn’t as good as it used to be and there wasn’t much avocado given. There’s only few in the bowl. I can make one better than the one they served.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great location. Spacious. Authentic! Flavor. I recommend this location and this restaurant.
  28. NC

    NCAMP

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, staff top notch. Will be back.
  29. BG

    BarbaraG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our server was fantastic, and the outdoor table was spacious and comfortable in the covered space. The food was okay, but they used to have a great nacho plate, and now it's soft corn tortillas with toppings, which are nothing like the crunchy gooey plate of goodness you used to get. I think that it's a serious mistake, and hope they will offer the old-fashioned nachos again. Drinks were tasty, but very expensive. I'd recommend with caveats.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Hostess didn’t mark us as attending our reservation despite looking it up, the ceviche was disgusting, slathered in some weird sticky sweet sauce, guacamole was good as always. I usually really like this place, it was disappointing this time… hoping things will improve in the future, back to how they used to be
  31. SP

    SeaPinesGuy

    Washington DC

    114 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We dined for lunch with our granddaughter. They didn't have a printed kids menu so she ordered mac and cheese, which was no better than Kraft in a box. The cheese quesadillo and the Chicken Soup were nothing special - certainly not worth the price (which included a $4 charge for chips and salsa). The French fries were the only thing truly exceptional. We should probably know better thn to go to a chain restaurant in a City with all of the other choices for Mexican food /
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great table side service for guacamole!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience, great food, and friendly staff!
  34. F

    Food2

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    New ownership team -"private equity" has ruined what use to be some of the best Mexican food inNYC.
  35. N

    Niamh

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very courteous staff and really great service.
  36. I

    Irishfan

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  37. JS

    JasonS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We have been to Rosa Mexicano many times and have enjoyed the experience. However, this is the first time that we had a negative experience. We were dining with our two daughters and a friend and my youngest daughter made a request for a minor modification to a plate on the menu. This request was quickly denied, which resulted in me buying an expensive plate of food that she did not eat. The waiter was not very considerate and made the experience very negative. Considering the price, I really expected more. I will truly think twice before going again!
  38. GT

    GeorgiaT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Had a new server and it was a problem…..one entree was served and the second forgotten . When it came,it was cold. I miss the old menu. Can you imagine a Mexican restaurant with no chicken fajitas?
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  40. PM

    PaulM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming, spacious environment with great recommendations and attention from or server and the staff. Refreshing margaritas. Yummy warm tasty chips which we ate with all our food items----guac, ceviche sampler, beans, rice. Shrimp tacos were delish.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center using the Order Online button. Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 977-7700.

Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center is rated 4.1 stars by 8111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

61 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    62nd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The closest parking garage is at 61st and Columbus.

  • Public transit

    1,A,B,C,D trains to 59th Street. 1 train to Lincoln Center (66th)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ishmael Lozano

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 977-7700

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of off-premise catering options for groups of all sizes: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family-style menus, or passed hors d’oeuvres. To discuss a catering order, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com and 516-474-8308.

  • Private party facilities

    Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for all types of events like large social dinner parties, business cocktail receptions, as well as smaller gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com or 516-474-8308.

  • Private party contact

    Jacqueline Vasquez: (888) 331-4268

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