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Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

) #571 of 9,269 Restaurants in New York City €€ - €€€ Mexican, Latin,
9 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-1903
+1 212-533-3350
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (141 reviews)
“enchiladas” (21 reviews)
“churros” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
9 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-1903
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few of these restaurants in New York. The one on 18th street is the Old America restaurant and it's large. The space in the bac has a skylight ceiling and while it may be too bright for some, it makes for a...More

Thank E. E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good restaurant with a nice service. Food is tasty. They prepare guacamole in front of you. Cocktails are excellent For sure we'll come back

Thank Valerie374
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an expensive (I think) restaurant. The food is excellent, but we only come here for drinks and the bar food. There is a daily (I think) bar food menu. The guacamole is excellent, as are the margharitas. We come here every time we...More

Thank ewender
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rosa Mexicano has great margaritas, I think the rock version is slightly stronger. We ordered the chicken taquitos, which disappeared in seconds. We also ordered the 'nachos' and we were very surprised with what was delivered. It is actually 3 large taco sized tortilla chips...More

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner with two colleagues. Restaurant was busy but we got a spot at a table in the bar. Food was good although after a while I found the mole poblano a bit boring - starts ok, but once you run out of other...More

Thank Duncan P
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We came for late lunch/pick-me-up and enjoyed the margaritas by the pitcher. Fresh, made at table guacamole and choice of salsas got us started and we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves... appetizers and tacos satisfy without breaking the bank.

Thank rebmans
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The guacamole made at the table is absolutely amazing and very generous portions. In fact the 2 of us could probably have stopped eating right there! Having said that main courses were also delicious. And there's a great buzz about the place.

Thank deborahsmith
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Yes, yes. Rosa Mexicano does tableside prepared guacamole like whoa. They take requests. Spicy? Or nah? Whatever you want. We didn't even bother this time around. Dinner on a JAM PACKED Wednesday evening was still great. A whole Last Supper table (13 across one side)...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Love the upbeat atmosphere. Large bar area with table seating. The pomegranate margaritas and mojitos are excellent. Go for the guacamole made table side. You'll only need to share an entree or get an appetizer after you enjoy the guacamole and chips Entrees are expensive...More

Thank Flora P
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The guacamole is ( the only ?) well worth it . They made the guacamole on the spot in front of us in a very original way. We had also tortillas with steak and shrimps - good taste but nothing special. The service and the...More

Thank Cynthie2013
Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set
amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd
Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
which makes a good picture no matter what angle you
photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
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Jane R
2 June 2015|
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Response from Robin B | Reviewed this property |
We only had regular margaritas and I don't remember seeing it on the menu but we weren't looking either. sorry
Jane R
2 June 2015|
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Response from MendoPOM | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and they are AWESOME!!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-1903
    (Between 5th and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: Union Square Subway (L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-533-3350
Just blocks away from Manhattan's lively Union Square, our third New York location provides a warm and vibrant setting for our award-winning authentic Mexican cuisine. Designed by David Rockwell and launched in October 2005, this stunning restaurant features architectural accents inspired by the late, famed Mexican architect, Luis Barragan. The internally illuminated electric-blue tiled water wall features cliff diver figurines and candles among the cascading water to separate the bar from the main dining room. Warm terracotta and yellow colors with hot pink accents are featured throughout the restaurant as well as traditional, one-of-a-kind Mexican crafts, fabrics and artwork. This combination creates the perfect backdrop for the festive atmosphere and innovative Mexican cuisine of Rosa Mexicano.
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