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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Upper West Side
Mexican, Latin, Central American
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61 Columbus Ave at 62nd St, New York City, NY 10023-6901 (62nd Street)
+1 212-977-7700
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Belleville, New Jersey
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank ted m
New York City, New York
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on NYE and had a 4 course set menu which was very good value for money. The guacamole was the best I had ever had and it was made right at your table, you could also select how hot you would like it. All the food we ate was fantastic and the margaritas were extremely good too!

Thank Livi2014
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old standby for us--a beautiful dining room with gracious service, good food and right across the street from Lincoln Center (there are few options in this neighborhood worth recommendation). When it opened, the authentic Mexican cuisine was unusual in NY and drew rave reviews. Now this is more common and there is not much that is innovative... More 

Thank JAnneBNYC
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rosa Mexicano was all about the ambiance. It's showy, it's touristy, it's impressive to look at. Immediately upon entering you see a large staircase leading to the 2nd floor. Behind it is a sculpture with rows of divers. The top row shows the divers beginning the dive heads up and each progressive row show the divers arching downwards until the... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun place and atmosphere. The food was fantastic as well. Carne asada tacos & spicy cucumber margarita were wonderful. Would definitely be a repeat customer.

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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 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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