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“Unpretentious and delicious”

Rosa Mexicano - First Avenue
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Ranked #682 of 15,870 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: 58th Street
Transit: 4,5,6, N,R, W to 59th Street/ Lexington, M15 to 57th + 1st
Description: Our flagship location opened its doors on First Avenue in 1984 and was bestowed with a glowing, two-star review from The New York Times. From the moment you arrive, old world charm permeates your dining experience through authentic Mexican colors and rustic folk art. Traditional amate gods greet you at the front entrance and brightly colored papel picado hangs from the ceiling. Corn tortillas are made on site and an exposition grill further seduces your senses. With its warm ambiance and outstanding cuisine, this Rosa Mexicano location has remained a perennial New York favorite for over 20 years.
Reviewed October 22, 2017

While we love the fancy NYC restaurants, sometimes it's nice to eat somewhere comfortable and happy. That was Rosa for us recently. As everyone else has said, the table side guacamole was wonderful. The food was basic and satisfying. We were there on a weeknight and it was busy enough to have some volume. We did not have reservations but walked right in.

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Thank Debra128
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

The Guacamole at the table is a must! So every time in town, I have to taste it. It is such a good feeling to see that over the years Rosa Mexicano on the 1st Avenue hasn't changed its standards. The service is extremely friendly and competent. And do try a cocktail. Great for appetite and for the moods!

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Thank SandraCh23
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

From the time you walk in, Margarita's that are awesome, Chips and Salsa are GREAT and the Guacamole they make tableside is THE BEST

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Thank fredr474
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

Guacamole made at the table to suit taste. Excellent frozen pomegranate Margaritas. Lovely Mexican food.

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Thank 565BenJd
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times. Wonderful Mexican authenticity. Delicious food. Sitting at the bar you get attentive wonderful service from MIguel Baez. My only wish is #bringbackthemexicansundae ! Please!

Thank AimeeInNYC
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