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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

€€ - €€€Mexican, Latin,
61 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-6901
+1 212-977-7700
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (456 reviews)
“enchiladas” (72 reviews)
“refried beans” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
61 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-6901
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a group of 8 arriving into a busy restaurant without a reservation. The manager immediately arranged for 2 tables in the bar to be rearranged to accommodate us. The service was excellent - fast, friendly and efficient. We loved the way the waiter...More

Thank roaming2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff very friendly, great service. Restaurant clean. Food came quickly. Guacamole made table side, sooo good, as was the salsa. I had brisket tacos, loaded with meat, great flavour. He has shrimp quesadilla, very cheese, also good

Thank mmroes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten hear often and have always marveled at how well they meet our expectations. As you would expect, the margaritas are exceptional, and are brought to the table immediately. The guacamole is prepared at the table, adding a theatrical note to a really...More

Thank Hedonicus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous guacamole made in front of you. It was awesome. We had great fish tacos and they were crispy and hot. All the sauces on the fish were delicious. The meals came with rice and beans - just average. The beef tacos were good as...More

Thank CathyV63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is attractive and nicely decorated. The service was extremely slow and we repeatedly had to request for more chips, drinks, and the bill. The food was nicely presented in what I term “pretty food” but it wasn’t as flavorful as it looked. Prices...More

1  Thank Jill D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a must stop on my visits to Manhattan. The guacamole is table side prepared and very tasty. Never have I had a sub par meal here and the service is great.

Thank Sean N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steps from Lincoln Center- a great place for pre-theater. Excellent service, foods and drinks. Creative cocktails.

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry but we simply didn't enjoy the food. The place was full and everyone was happy (clearly enjoying their meals) so we paid our bill and left but it wasn't what we hoped and we certainly wont be back.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it is a chain - we have been to the one in Washington DC - but not like the other BIG ones so almost unique. Large space in New York can never be an intimate restaurant, but the food was good and the service...More

Thank Norway_in_Stamford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the first night of our trip we tried to go here but it was booked out so we decided to come back another day for lunch. The food was bland and disappointing with guacamole costing $32 because it was chopped up at the table!...More

Thank Orla D
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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Susan C
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
US$22 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
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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