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Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

££ - £££Mexican, Latin,
9 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-1903
+1 212-533-3350
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (150 reviews)
“enchiladas” (19 reviews)
“churros” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
9 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-1903
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1 - 10 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant. Service and food could not be faulted and would definitely visit again f visiting New York. Thank you very much

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was here for an office Christmas party. The place is bright and airy with a modern Mexican vibe. The bar is big and buzzy. Food is fine, but nothing special. The service was prompt.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The Union Square location is quite exquisite. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Seating: We were celebrating the work promotion of a family member. They seated the seven of us in a very cozy area near the front of the restaurant. We booked through...More

Thank Tarak P
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Rosa has been one of my favorites for years but has deteriorated and is simply unimpressive. Recent visit was on a Saturday and was an early lunch reservation so the restaurant was quiet, however, the waiter seemed super impatient when it came to ordering -...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Luxuriously spacious restaurant with great Mexican food unlike any I have had before. The guacamole is made fresh at the table and is fantastic ' so very tasty, as are the home made corn chips. The mains are unusual, interesting and delicous - very generous...More

Thank Peterk9999
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Rosa Mexicano is always, delicious! Whichever city you are in, you will find consistency in atmosphere, and, food quality! Where any restaurant differs is the service. This particular restaurants service is very good, in my case, due to the support staff. The second waiter, dining...More

Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Always my go to place for Mexican food in New York. Good atmosphere, good food and great margaritas. The service is good and always lively.

Thank Bret G
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Don't go out of your way to come here as we did! Homemade guacamole was delicious and the margeritas were fine , we only had 1 starter , 2 mains and 2 drinks and it came to 100 dollars and they expect you to leave...More

Thank rosie f
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner, food was average nothing special, very plain tasting. The restaurant was clean and had a nice vibe, but it’s expensive! $80 dollars for two people and no alcohol consumed! That included guac and a main meal each! - I probably...More

Thank Happypenguin33
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The vibe in this place is great, very New-Yorky, with nice music. The food is also very tasteful, but at what price?? We've found out that the double guacamole we took - from two avocados - was 30$!!! The whole dinner cost 100$ for each...More

Thank hadarg1
Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set
amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd
Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
which makes a good picture no matter what angle you
photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
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Jane R
2 June 2015|
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Response from Robin B | Reviewed this property |
We only had regular margaritas and I don't remember seeing it on the menu but we weren't looking either. sorry
Jane R
2 June 2015|
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Response from MendoPOM | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and they are AWESOME!!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-1903
    (Between 5th and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: Union Square Subway (L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-533-3350
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 and launched in October 2005, this stunning 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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