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Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

$$ - $$$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” (155 reviews)
“enchiladas” (22 reviews)
“churros” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-1903
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1 - 10 of 312 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been here before as we enjoy the food. We asked for among other dishes Guacamole- spice- it was not that spice but comfortably spicy. The other dishes were Empanadas de Pollo con Chorizo and Suizas. The thing we do not like at all,...More

Thank Tomberra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were waiting for friends so we stopped in for apps and drinks in the late afternoon. We ordered the guac and yucca fries with the cheese sauce on the side. Big mistake! I should have ordered extra sauce ON TOP. The sauce is a...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large restaurant with seating for small and large groups. Interesting layout. Very popular. Service excellent. Good food - for me a bit spicy - I had the chicken enchilada. Reasonable prices

Thank Marylyn L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rosa Mexicano was one of our favorite restaurants. It was one of the most vegetarian friendly restaurants with a large vegetarian menu. We had a fabulous dinner at the New York location the last time we were in the city and were looking forward to...More

1  Thank BeatleFanFCB
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We didn't have a reservation but were seated straight away, Trevor our server helped us with the menu as it was our first time here and he couldn't have been any more accommodating. We had the fantastic and famous Guacamole as a starter (freshly prepared...More

Thank Bea Q
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This restaurant is always a winner - Be sure to make reservations because they are always booked. They have great food. Don't miss the table side guacamole!

Thank mmarkey2018
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Excellent Mexican food!! I really like the place and the environment. You may reserve a table to avoid waiting. The waiters were kind and well prepared. If you are looking for Mexican food I strongly recommend this place.

Thank Mattia R
Reviewed July 31, 2018

We went after a play around the corner for late night happy hour. Great service, great happy hour prices. We had the 12 tacos, and they were very delicious. Table side guacamole, too!

Thank Michelle E
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

You are the best server. These are the people that these companies should hold on to. The service from Christian was impeccable. I appreciate you for making our visit a memorable one. We visited this restaurant for nyc restaurant week. We looked at the menus...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Wandered past, dropped in and ate! Special watermelon margarita and excellent guacamole. Prompt and friendly service.

Thank Bethianhope
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Jane R
June 2, 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
June 2, 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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