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Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

4.1
4.1
8067 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican

Located directly across the street from Lincoln Center, Rosa Mexicano is the ideal destination for dinner before a performance, or a cocktail after the show. This impressive space features an award-winning, 30-foot iridescent blue tile water wall inspired by the cliff divers of Acapulco, designed by architect David Rockwell. Known for tableside guacamole service and creative margaritas, Rosa Mexicano offers a fresh take on authentic Mexican cuisine, serving both beloved classics and sophisticated dishes in a fun atmosphere. Our beverage program boasts over 100 varieties of tequila and agave-based spirits, and our signature Latin hospitality is delivered with warmth and professionalism. A destination born of a unique vision, at Rosa Mexicano you will experience upscale dining that honors Mexican heritage, culinary techniques, and the global explorations and inspirations of our founder, Josefina Howard, who was a world traveler, entrepreneur, interior designer, chef, and innovator.

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Booked 97 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 977-7700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ishmael Lozano

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of off-premise catering options for groups of all sizes: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family-style menus, or passed hors d’oeuvres. To discuss a catering order, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com and 516-474-8308.

  • Private party facilities

    Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for all types of events like large social dinner parties, business cocktail receptions, as well as smaller gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com or 516-474-8308.

  • Private party contact

    Jacqueline Vasquez: (888) 331-4268

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Cross street

    62nd Street

  • Parking details

    The closest parking garage is at 61st and Columbus.

  • Public transit

    1,A,B,C,D trains to 59th Street. 1 train to Lincoln Center (66th)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 8,067 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. TB

    TomB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Aggressively poor service and mediocre food. No plates were cleared (though we repeatedly asked), after after dirty dishes piled up and another dish came, the foodrunner looked annoyed that he had no place to put the fresh dish down, but would not clear the dirty dishes away. As more than one person refused to clear the dishes, we surmised that this was a managerial instruction: "Do not clear the dirty dishes." Won't be back here again.

  2. D

    Dave

    Detroit

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rosa’s is our favorite restaurant whenever we come to NYC! Always, always the best guacamole, made fresh to order. We all enjoyed the duck - 3 of us had enchiladas and my wife had the tacos. Delicious margaritas, too!

  3. P

    Pansum

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Food was subpar, drinks were weak. Steak over cooked when we asked for medium. Took 20 mins to get water on our table, another 30 minutes for food/ drinks to come.

  4. ES

    EllenS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fun place to eat. The food is good and the service is excellent.

  5. S

    Seasons123

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Great ambiance, but the quality of food has decreased significantly since I last visited in 2020. The guacamole had no flavor at all, and the rest of the food itself was average at best.

  6. M

    Meghan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Good was okay, pretty bland. Drinks were very good the place was very busy but def not worth the prices. Also there was an old couple seated next to us that made uncomfortable jokes and they started screaming for a waiter over us.

  7. OL

    OperaLover

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Shocking that there was no coffee to be had at the end of the meal. If the coffee machine was broken, someone should have run over to Bed, Bath and Beyond and purchased a new one. There was part of a pit inside the guacamole. The flautas were dry. Slight improvements would have made a big difference. And it was very noisy. Rosa has been my favorite restaurant for a long time, and although I would still recommend Rosa, it was not up to the standards I had come to expect.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Manager was rude and unprofessional. Will not revisit.

  9. AL

    ArnoldL

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    Really gone downhill. Ambience, service still “nice”, everybody smiled. But food - “ugh”. Everything smothered in some gluey white sauce, Nachos actually cold (not cool - cold) in middle, big battle trying to cut steak (I lost). High point was marguerites, especially after the 3rd Plan to return … in 3 yrs

  10. s

    sunshine

    New York Area

    549 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    549 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Lots of good food and drink choices with pleasing presentations. This time, the host desk was more pleasant and the guacamole was served tableside, both being improvements from our last recent visit. Might they be listening?

  11. JW

    JWNYC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The drinks were delicious, the food was good, but the service was terrible. We waited with empty glasses as the server came and went and we were unable to get his attention.

  12. A

    Artnut

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Always a great experience...love the food.....best guacamole made at the table...a bit too noisey but upstairs better!

  13. r

    rtinvest

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    I wish you would put back some of the older items that were on the menu back in 2019. The food was good, but not as good as it used to be. I have been coming to Rosa's for many years so I know what I am talking about. Still good, but not as good as previous visits.

  14. MT

    MaryT

    New York Area

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Prices are up, amenities are down and staffing is thin. Same wonderful food but tacky to charge for chips and salsa after so many years of simply providing it. Wish staff could do something about out of control big tables with screaming guests. Next time, I'm going to go over to the table and ask the screaming, shrieking women to pip down.

  15. MF

    MariaF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant close to Lincoln Center. Our food was excellent. Perfect choice for anyone wanting to celebrate after a Lincoln Center event.

  16. MA

    MARISOLS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience2

    The guacamole was tasteless, the ceviche was ok not spectacular and the chips needed salt

  17. N

    None

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Not up to our usual experience No iced tea, only American coffee. My favorite dish no longer on menu. Chicken and steak were not hot, but were dry.

  18. BM

    BirgitM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant always exceeds my expectations. The food, service and ambience were amazing!

  19. H

    Helen

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The food is very good. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

  20. D

    Ducky

    New York Area

    363 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    363 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was great. Servers attentive and friendly. The place was very busy and the bar area especially was quite vibrant and noisy. Much quieter dining upstairs, although some of the noise is still heard, but not at such a high volume. The back area is a lot quieter but you don't have the window view and the brightness and colorfulness of the window side. The seasonings in the different dishes were well balanced and had a kick to it, which was just right and not overpowering. The cocktails were also very smooth with a nice balance of flavors of the liquors and juices. Although it was very busy and the wait staff was hopping, they were all very efficient and courteous.

  21. JM

    JulianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The severs were amazing and the bussers are very polite. I received my food quickly and it was excellent. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits the area.

  22. JT

    JenniferT

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Was going to Lincoln center so location is great. Good is so so particularly for price but I guess it’s location warrants that.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Family time

  24. R

    Raddad

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Food remains excellent. Very good pre and post theater/Lincoln Center. Service only so so this time although food came out quickly. Expensive for what it is but I enjoy it. Not a bad date place.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    I’ve been here over a dozen times and it used to be reliably good. Now that they’ve got the extra outdoor space, it looks like their staff can’t handle the additional work.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    This is not as good as it once was.

  27. j

    judyi

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Tacos were delicious but service was poor and room was very noisy

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great place for a group our size. Very accommodating! Thanks for a great time!!

  29. s

    sunshine

    New York Area

    550 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    550 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Had not been here in a very long time and it was good to be back. There were several large groups around us for special occasions so it was a bit hectic and our waitress who was excellent really needed extra help. Was also disappointed that the guacamole was not created tableside as was stated on the menu and as we remembered from before which is a lovely touch. The food and drink were excellent and we will be back. I must also say that the people at the host desk were very perfunctory and not at all professional nor welcoming. Surely the staff there can be improved.

  30. p

    paigeapple

    Chicago

    131 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    I have long been a fan of Rosa Mexicana. The pommegranite margaritas and guacamole are still first rate. Service was so disappointing... we were invisible to our waitress Food was good and portions good... just missed several items that are no longer on the menu.

  31. AB

    AmandaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was pleasantly surprised by how great the service and the food was. I sat outside and the noise level wasn’t high. The server was phenomenal, kind and funny. He frequently checked to make sure we had everything we need. The food was incredible. Well seasoned and cooked to perfection.

  32. M

    Manhattandiner

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rosa Mexicano always delivers from good and service perspective. Highly recommend.

  33. D

    Dell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant will go again great staff good food can not beat that

  34. LA

    LisaA

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Enjoyed too much margarita, tacos, guacamole and churros. It was all delicious and service was excellent!

  35. SA

    SigridA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    We had a wonderful evening and were very comfortable in our outdoor booth. I really appreciate the positive response to my request for an outdoor table. Service was a bit slow because the restaurant was very busy. But the food and drinks were good and our server Mattias was very cordial. Overall a positive dining experience.

  36. NY

    NYCity

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Overall it was good and our server was friendly but once he brought our food we didn’t see him again until we’ll after we had finished.

  37. FR

    FranciscoR

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    the worst experience, the food is literally garbage and the service is the worst, the restaurant is very dirty there are even mosquitoes on the first floor

  38. J

    Jackie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was great! Food was very good as were our drinks. Loved the outside dining - we were in a separate hut, so felt very safe regarding Covid.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pride margs were delicious!

  40. LL

    LizL

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good lunch! Try the ahi tacos! Yum!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center using the Order Online button. Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 977-7700.

Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center is rated 4.1 stars by 8067 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 97 times today
Google Map for Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

61 Columbus Avenue New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    62nd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The closest parking garage is at 61st and Columbus.

  • Public transit

    1,A,B,C,D trains to 59th Street. 1 train to Lincoln Center (66th)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ishmael Lozano

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 977-7700

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of off-premise catering options for groups of all sizes: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family-style menus, or passed hors d’oeuvres. To discuss a catering order, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com and 516-474-8308.

  • Private party facilities

    Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for all types of events like large social dinner parties, business cocktail receptions, as well as smaller gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com or 516-474-8308.

  • Private party contact

    Jacqueline Vasquez: (888) 331-4268

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