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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Upper West Side
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61 Columbus Ave at 62nd St, New York City, NY 10023-6901 (62nd Street)
+1 212-977-7700
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on recommendation from a friend. Service was incredibly friendly and helpful. Food was lovely. Would recommend the freshly made guacamole and the roasted poblano chile. And good value. Best meal we had on our trip.

Thank steven p
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here a handful of times now, it is truly one the best in the city. A little on the bigger side, so if you are looking for a more smaller more intimate spot, this may not be for you. Nevertheless, it is still very authentic, terrific food, great service. And really delicious guacamole and margaritas.

Thank Zarif K
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal here. The guacamole is YUMMY!!! I like the interior and the staff is very service-minded. My food was ok, not to exciting. But when I added the guacamole, it tasted great. It was a Saturday night, so it was very busy. The sound-level was very high. And the waiter was a bit to eager to... More 

Thank Lena F
Wilton Manors, Florida
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349 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Mexican food for a chain. I am Not a chain fan. Super guacamole prepared table side. Good salsa. Good drinks. Plenty of chips. Excellent service. Second floor windows are great for sightseeing and watching the Lincoln Center crowds. Very good enchiladas and good seafood. Worth a visit. Besides the staircase to the second floor there is a hidden elevator--ask.

Thank randy s
Belleville, New Jersey
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had lunch at this restaurant after attending a full dress rehearsal at the Met. We wanted to go to another establishment but time was a a factor, as we had appointments at five, so we opted to walk across the street to eat here. We had both been here before and were never disappointed. Again, we were quite satisfied... More 

Thank sradmd
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Room is tall and airy, warm colored lighting. Environs nearly as plush and luxurious as the Met across the street. The waiter encourages ordering the tableside guacamole, medium or hot to taste. There is one waiter whose job it is to make guacamole. pomegranate margaritas are festive but small and probably not worth the upgrade from a house margarita that... More 

Thank Wlad K
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Food was great, staff was great, sangria was delisious, price was expensive, but that is NYC, walking distance to Lincoln Center, I would highly recommend this venue.

Thank Jodi D
Fairfield, Connecticut
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200 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I've eaten at this restaurant a few times, most recently yesterday after seeing La Boheme at The Met. As always, the staff, service, and food is superb! Table-side guacamole is delicious! I recommend the Beef Brisket tacos, which are bursting with flavor. The regular margarita and the mezcal-isco are very tasty. Ambiance is cozy and modern with table views over... More 

Thank Andrea G
Melbourne, Australia
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107 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Guacamole was good....but that's it. Tacos were cold, stuffed with leathery, bland scambled eggs. Accompaning salad limp and the dressing was too sweet. Habanero sauce watery with no flavour impact. Beef quesadilla, flavourless and greasy. Service OK but background music both loud and inappropriate for a brunch session making conversation difficult. This used to be a competently run restaurant. Don't... More 

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New York City, New York
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

i remember coming to this restaurant in the past and was looking forward to a good margarita and some good food..... the .margarita was average and the fish tacos were .for want of a better word...just AWFUL....it is surprising that a restaurant in one of the premier locations in nyc would serve such food....if you like average to poor ..this... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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 at 62nd St, 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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