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Rosa Mexicano - Lincoln Center

) #295 of 9,240 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%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (417 reviews)
“enchiladas” (67 reviews)
“refried beans” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-6901
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start with the positives... nice atmosphere and pretty good guacamole - need to cut back a bit on the cilantro and the onion. Now for the disappointments - I had a cucumber mojito that was served in a rock glass with a cucumber thrown...More

Thank zwischen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here several times and have never been disappointed. Upon entry you are greeted by friendly staff who see that you're seated promptly. Service is great. The menu even better. You'll find all your favorite dishes and then more. Love the quesadillas, tacos salads...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love their tacos de tinga de carne, my friends tried different dishes like quesadillas and they were pleased. Their drinks rock, I had mojito and margarita, very nice. It is a little pricey but you are across (almost) Lincoln Center and it is New...More

Thank Juantoronto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Top service, great tasty food and drinks. The guacamole is amazing!! It is a bit expensive bit it is worth it. A must in NewYork.

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
How close to Lincoln center
6 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
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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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