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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

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Upper West Side
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61 Columbus Ave, 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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Top service, great tasty food and drinks. The guacamole is amazing!! It is a bit expensive bit it is worth it. A must in NewYork.

New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always love to go to Rosa Mexicano, whether for a casual lunch or a special dinner. The food is great, the atmosphere is fun, and of course, the guacamole is delicious and made at the table!

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New York, NY
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573 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great marguaritas & table-side prepared guacamole -- best in the city. Friendly service. The food, however, is just a bit above average. Still, so convenient to Lincoln Center it's a great choice for for a pre-theater dinner.

Thank damg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very good. Enjoyed the chips and salsa, the enchiladas and the churros. Not a guac fan, but they make it table aide and every one else thoroughly enjoyed it. Even saw a celeb while dining. Great experience!

Thank Monic H
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came here recently for dinner before taking in an evening performance at the Opera at Metropolitan Opera House. It's just a very short walk to the theater and our schedule was a little tight but even though we had no reservations we were seated straight away. The waiter came promptly, took our drinks orders and returned... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice restaurant, exceptional service. Our waiter and his staff(w were 17 attending) di\d a terrific job. The waiter ran things like a general. Always nerarby and attentive without bothering. Good food and drink.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent guacamole. But very noisy and over priced. We go there when all other places are busy for. Pre. Opera dining. Service is crisp. But indifferent. We have tried. A number of dishes which are all okay but not overwhelming. Except. For the guacamole. . Better to try a more authentic place with less over head.

Thank Allan S
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here on a first day, the Guac was like sweet better cream in my mouth. Margarita most amazing thing that has ever touched my lips. I had such a wonderful time it was a perfect even. As a main entree I had the Salmon... perfection. I look forward to dinning there again.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rosa Mexicano delivers a tasty and well-made meal and is an ideal location if you are attending an event at Lincoln Center. Friendly, efficient servers prepare fresh guacamole, keep your drinks filled, whisk plates to your table, and easily clear them away. The attractive, simple decor gracefully invites you to sit back and enjoy.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit Rosa Mexicano when in the city. Such a great location to head to Lincoln center or Central Park after. We arranged a 11 person table on cinco de mayo. For some reason the reservation didn't get processed as we had to go through catering for more than 10. Long story short, we were scrambling days before and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 80
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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Upper West Side
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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