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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” (159 reviews)
“enchiladas” (21 reviews)
“churros” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hours
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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous food and great service. Not cheap but price reasonable for the quality and location. Great atmosphere and nice interior. Would return here with no hesitation.

Thank dawnwills2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always need to visit this restaurant when we´re in NYC. Great atmosphere and delicious food. Not very expensive either. Perfect for our family.

Thank Arvid75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chips, salsa, guacamole, enchilada, churro, pantain....corn on the cobb, .i can go on and on. Delicious, original and a treat. I am a vegetarian and there were many options. Clearly one of the best mexican food I have had outside of Texas. Good service...More

Thank halfdomehike
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

I've heard great things about Rosa Mexicano from friends, so I had to try it out. I wasn't disappointed. The chicken mole was nearly perfect. The table side quaucamole was just ok.

Thank lonelychair
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We were advised by a friend living in New York. Nothing to say about the place: very nice Mexican atmosphere, great food... we went for two of the House specialties: pescado primavera with vegetables and chicken. The food was delicious. We would advise for sure...More

Thank RobbyRoma81
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

A friend and I made a reservation for a Cinco de Mayo lunch, arrived early and were seated quickly. We enjoyed our meal -the food was really good, the atmosphere very fun and we did not feel rushed at all, despite a full house. But...More

1  Thank NJreviewer74
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Big, crowded, colorful place with every seat occupied with people tearing their voice cords trying to be heard above the incredible din. clearly a popular, happy place with good vibes. Large menu, indeed a bit too large. The food itself is good - no more...More

Thank Toni13
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Very busy place despite being huge inside - reservations being essential. Great choices in menu and food very tasty. Gluten free options available in abundance.

Thank Advisor1967
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

It’s a good address in the Union Square neighborhood. Nice, relaxed atmosphere it’s ideal for a group of friends on a Friday evening. Good cocktails and the food is quite good: perfect to share a few tacos and enchiladas. Very reasonably priced. Service is friendly...More

Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is value for money with delicious food. I highly recommend the guacamole as they make it fresh and can even spice it up. The drinks are really well made and their enchiladas are to die for. I really think this restaurant has its...More

Thank chikoo108
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
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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
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June 2, 2015|
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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