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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Upper West Side
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Gluten Free Options
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61 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-6901 (62nd Street)
+1 212-977-7700
11:30 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called Wednesday to make a reservation for 6:00 Friday pre-theater at Lincoln Center across the street. Was told by employee on the phone there were no more 6:00 reservations, but if we were there by 6:00, we would be seated without much of a delay at all and done with our meal in plenty of time to get to the... More 

Thank Ileen R
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I came to this restaurant with my adult children and their spouses to celebrate my birthday - it was a huge disappointment. The drinks and the appetizers were okay but the service was slow and the main courses were horrible. You would get better fajitas at Applebee's. My skirt steak entree was cold and overdone. The presentation was horrible. The... More 

Thank Ludwig D
New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is incredible for food and ambiance. But the service is atrocious. Any of the other locations would be a better choice. I called to make a reservation for my family of 3 for the day after Thanksgiving in late September. It was going to be opening night of The Nutcracker Ballet at Lincoln Center and I did not... More 

Thank venicerules
Naples, Italy
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this restaurant for a business dinner and found out a very nice place with a good bar service to help us waiting for all the party to gather to the place. The restaurant itself is not too big on two levels,with nice furniture and a sort of "mexican elegant" feeling,appropriate enough for the ambience. Service has been even faster... More 

Thank Nuccio77
north of nyc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived a little late for dinner. We were immediately asked if we were going to Lincoln Center and were assured that we had plenty of time. Service was exemplary. Drink and appetizer orders were taken and delivered in a very timely manner. The tableside guacamole was prepared to order. The tortilla soup was rich and flavorful. Our main courses... More 

Thank Grancy06
Gothenburg, Sweden
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went her for after marathon dinner. Pretty good food but a bit expesive for what you get. Strong drinks.

Thank Lisette_karlsson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very tasty, and creative. Nice twists on some old dishes. I like how they indicate on menus the region of central america where the food type originates. A little thing, but shows Mexico is a diverse place. This is NYC, so similar food in, say San Antonio, would be about 2/3 the price.

Thank S Brent P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good restaurant and service. Their guacamole is something you cannot miss, and the choice of food is very good. The enchilada in mole poblano sauce is just amazing. A margarita is a must!

Thank ka9
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As anything in NYC this place is also expensive. Came here a few times, it is good and has decent service

Thank Sergio P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love new york and everything about it! It is such a beautiful state. I went to Rosa mexicano to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and the food was spectacular!

Thank Georgia K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$80
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-6901
    (62nd Street)
  • Public Transportation: 1,A,B,C,D trains to 59th Street. 1 train to Lincoln Center (66th)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-977-7700
Our highly anticipated second Rosa Mexicano location opened in July 2000. Just steps away from Lincoln Center, this impressive David Rockwell-designed space features a 30-foot iridescent blue tile water wall that spans both levels of the restaurant and is adorned with 240 miniature cliff divers. Here you’ll also find a dramatic “floating” staircase made of orange and red terrazzo slabs and backlit panels behind the bar embedded with rose petals. Awarded “Best Restaurant 2000” by Interiors Magazine, this unique, contemporary look ushered in a new era for us at Rosa Mexicano.

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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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