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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

) #288 of 9,250 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ Mexican, Latin,
61 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-6901
+1 212-977-7700
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (417 reviews)
“enchiladas” (67 reviews)
“refried beans” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-6901
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of my major food cravings for New York was to eat the best guacamole while sipping the perfect margarita. In this case Margarita included pomegranate juice and guacamole was chunky and rich with tomatoes. Ooo what a delight. Started the meal with them and...More

Thank Evrim78
Reviewed 2 days ago

Every time my wife and I are in NY and go to Lincoln Center, we dine in this Mexican restaurant. We were never disappointed. Perfect margueritas. Absolutely. How can I describe the Guacamole from Rosa Mexicano? If someone is in doubt where to go after...More

Thank Riowinelover
Reviewed 2 days ago

We just stumbled on to this restaurant looking for a Mexican food restaurant while in New York. It was fantastic! The guac is amazing, the food was great, service great! Loved this place!!

Thank Jamie T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Guacamole is great. All burritos, tacos, enchiladas and etc are comme il faut. No complaints, good as expected.

Thank Talgat D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Rosa many times over the years and its always great. Usually go when friends come to town and everyone always has a good time. The food is consistently great and the menu changes so there is always something new to try. The...More

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The conveniant proximity to Lincoln Center fills up the restaurant every evening , probably , also due to professionally correct service and good mexican food. Having had Arrachero, Costilla Mestiza and a Ceasar's Chicken Salad we left satisfied, but not overwhelmed but still remembering the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always good and consistent. The shrimp tacos with kale were very tasty and crisp the chicken tacos awesome. Plus they come with a corn salsa of sorts that is sweet and savory. The huevos Rosa were really good. The shrimp ceviche yum. And nothing beats...More

Thank mkd_travelmania
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for a few drinks and appetizers. We had the tableside guac which was very disappointing after the build up. Very bland and we ordered the spicy and it had no heat at all. Most of the items were not worthy of mention outside...More

Thank Passport_Memories
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this. Ate at the bar while traveling alone. Fresh and tasty but NOT cheap. I would recommend this.

Thank Stacy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, ours was a very rushed visit prior to the Opera, and I would love to go back! Very well looked after by the staff. Loved the meal!

Thank Andre1892
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,
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Susan C
How close to Lincoln center
7 June 2015|
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Response from Hewitty15 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe three minutes bar to box office.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 80
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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