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About Zona Rosa

Traditional Mexican food, street food and amazing fresh juice Margaritas in a beautiful and fun setting. Zona Rosa's kitchen it's inside a 1946 Airstream trailer converted into a "Taqueria".

We have a rooftop deck & bar with spectacular Brooklyn views. Our roof deck feels very open and breezy during the summer, making it perfect for sunset watching with friends, and during the winter months is fully heated, warm and cozy, with a snow globe feeling.

Our Chef Ivan Garcia is also Chef and owner of nearby MESA COYOACAN, the highest Zagat rated Mexican restaurant in NYC and a Bib Gourmand Michelin "critics favorite" for 4 years on a row.

ZONA ROSA pays homage to the bohemian neighborhood of Mexico City with the same name that during the 60's and 70's was the home of many influential Mexican artists and a place where great food and a lust for life was found everywhere.

571 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday to Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Lunch: \ Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm -12:00am
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -1:00am

Cross Street:
At the Corner of Metropolitan Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(917) 324-7423

Website:
http://www.zonarosabrooklyn.com/

Entertainment:
Great music always! Great people watching!

Catering:
Our Menu items can be ordered in large quantities and for any event. Please email us your request at info@zonarosabrooklyn.com

Parking Details:
Street parking easily available.

Public Transit:
Subway transit to Lorimer Street Station on the L train or the Metropolitan Ave Station on the G train.

Executive Chef:
Ivan Garcia

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Treat your loved one for exotic Margaritas and the most delicious Mexican food in NYC! Our restaurant gets sexy with rose petals, romantic music and the perfect atmosphere for a night out with that special person in your life. We will offer our regular menu plus a few "Especiales de San Valentin".

Zona Rosa Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Groups (6)
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Cozy (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Went to Zona Rosa for a birthday celebration. The waiter was incredibly kind and the food and atmosphere was absolutely fantastic. I plan on going back very soon.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Casual
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Hands down the best Mexican I have had outside of Mexico. The mole was to die for the margarita’s were strong and the service was impeccable (shout out to Rob). Cannot recommend this place enough.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great for groups

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Middling generic Mexican and noisy. Awkwardly shaped tables and cramped space. Fine if you need a bite in the area but nothing to write home about.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was good and the service was attentive, but they also literally rushed us out the door to make room for other people. We were lingering over our drinks and they had someone come over and talk to us. There were 2 other empty tables, so this seemed unnecessary.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service was great and the fresh chips were a nice touch, but the margaritas were average and the food was average, too. In short, it's a fine choice if you are looking for something like this in the area, but it isn't worth traveling for -- the prices are close to what you'd pay in Manhattan for food and drinks that would be much, much better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was amazing! Food was delicious, as always!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wish drinks were a little bit more stronger but other then that everything was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of my favorite Mexican place in the state of New York!!!

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

It was just a casual Saturday night until we stepped into this wonderful restaurant! We were a party of 4 and we all loved it!! Every single dish was surprisingly delicious. Speedy service , amazing ambiance and original Margaritassss!!!! Love it love it love it!!! Thank you!!!!

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

Adam is the person whomade this night go so well. Had made a reservation at Zona Rosa and it was an unusually warm night for October. It was perfect actually. We were seated on the rooftop, the last available. Adam was our server and immediately offered the special with Poblano peppers stuffed with meat and a cream sauce...see the pic posted. It was quite nice, that and watermelon margarita plus a Modelo Especially which came nice and chilled. The peppers also came with a side of rice. Adam was constantly checking on us, making great short conversation and was a pleasure to deal with. I originally had a 4 star rating, and I changed it to 5 star after his total service. Also ordered mango margarita and a shot of Casa Nobles Añejo Tequila . Did not realized the tequila came with fried grasshopper...yes this was the 1st time I had it and a bloody mart type chaser. Like I said it was a perfect night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Went here for a birthday celebration. The food was a little overpriced but good, and the margaritas were tasty. The location is great--right by the Lorimer L stop and close to a bunch of bars.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

My brunch would have been great if it weren't swimming in bean sauce. The non breakfast food looked much better, next time I will try that. The drinks were good but how come there was no boozy brunch option?

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Perfect night out

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

As I walked in the host was ready to seat me (i had made reservations on open table) I requested seating with a view but was told we'd have to wait at least 20 mins for that. The food was good nothing to write home about. I had the tamale (pork) which was very good as well as the asada steak tacos. The other food i had which was the fish tacos and chicken mole was mediocre. I wouldn't recommend those. The waitress was not the best she never introduced her self but came to the table and said "drinks?" I was confused and thought that maybe she had the tables mixed up but nope she was actively trying to take our order. Then the waitress rubbed me the wrong way when we were leaving and I asked her to wrap everything. She did not include the chips and guac that was $10 and when I asked her about it she went back and forth with me to say that I didn't specify that i wanted the guac ... which was a little annoying and a bit unprofessional. Other than that this place is cool for quick drinks and appetizers I def wouldn't make it a date night place or go for anything special.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

charge me wrong for drinks ( same drinks priced differently)... also the drinks weren't all that good for the prices..

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was fantastic but the wait staff could use a little more training

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Got seated quickly and we got to choose where we wanted to see. The Mexican food there tastes authentic and it is amazing.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Went here the other night for the first time with my husband. We were seated on the rooftop, which was so lovely. Prices were decent for Manhattan. Got our food surprisingly fast, but mine was barely warm. Suspicious. Left kind of a bad taste in my mouth (literally).

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I asked for guac on my tacos and got charged $7 without being told.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food was excellent. Drinks on the other hand.... just keep it simple.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I went here Saturday night, 7/16 The food was ok, drinks good. The problem was the waitress. She was drunk and rude. I paid by cc and she asked me did I have an issue and why didn't I leave her a tip. I politely stated her tip was left in cash on the table. After she looked and saw it she laughed it off. Very rude and unprofessional.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Repeatedly messed up on drink order but got it resolved

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent margaritas (many fruit flavours) served with terrific small plate food - had a great time there......

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Place was amazing, the food and drinks were great. Never felt rushed by waitress. Keep up the great work, will be back again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

I was really excited about dining at Zona Rosa since most of the reviews I read before arriving raved about how great this place was. Sadly enough I end up being very disappointed with my visit here. My complaint with this place is not so much about the atmosphere, but rather the food and the waiter service. The steak tacos I ordered were super bland and the chicken dish (sorry the name slips me) my boyfriend ordered was covered in a really dark weird tasting sauce accompanied with bland rice and super stiff refried beans. The pina margarita I ordered was just meh! and the Jamaican margarita my boyfriend had was very nasty. I can't even begin to identify the type of alcohol used in that thing. The waiters were friendly; however, after having to ask for napkins several times and each time only receiving two it became quite clear we would need to stretch what we had since receiving anymore then two at time is just against their rules.

All and all it was not a terrible experience; however, I would not recommend my friends or family to come here and I won't be rushing back myself anytime soon. To each is own and it's just not for me.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The space is cool - inside/outside/"hothouse" garden - and the ambiance is fun but the food was incredibly mediocre. Probably some of the worst tacos I've had in NYC. If the food were better, it'd be a no-brainer to go back.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Trendy, Delicious food, Great service. We enjoyed happy hour food and drinks on the roof top patio

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Overall, a really enjoyable time. Worth the trip. The guac and chips were so good (but you have to pay for it even though when it's mentioned, it comes across as complimentary). Was not a fan of the shrimp ceviche BUT the chicken enchiladas were AMAZING!!!
Very busy for a Wednesday night - very friendly and comfy. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

We were a party of five looking for a place convenient to the Brick theater. Two of us had been before and we were excited to introduce the others to a novel Williamsburg spot. We had a delicious dinner and a really fun time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Loved the design of the place, the food was average & the drinks were horrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Was such a fun experience! Our waitress Meaghan was awesome! The queso was delicious and the drinks were amazing! The three of us are officially making this our go-to Mexican food place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Good for happy hour and interesting Mexican meals and tapas; be careful - they push the guacamole and it's expensive

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Really beautiful for sunset on the roof, fish tacos were a little lacking in flavor but the margaritas were pretty good. More there for the atmosphere than food

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food and drinks delicious. Would definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and drinks. Excellent service! Will be going back !

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great experience aside from high volume music blasting upstairs

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Good food but totally overpriced food and drinks and not very credit card friendly

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The ceviche and carnitas tacos were delicious! The corn off the Cobb and fish tacos were ehh. Decent margarita and really fun atmosphere, service was good.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Good for tacos and guacamole, of course! My favourite is the one with pork!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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