Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

4.1
7989 reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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As per New York City’s mandate, Rosa Mexicano will require proof of vaccination to dine in our Union Square and Lincoln Center.

We are accepting requests for patio seating. Please know that our patio is limited and the request is not a guarantee. We will do our best to accommodate but the requests are in high demand and we will not be able to accommodate everyone. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Located directly across the street from Lincoln Center, Rosa Mexicano is the perfect destination for dinner before a performance, or a cocktail after the show. This impressive space features our first, award-winning, 30-foot iridescent blue tile water wall inspired by the cliff divers of Acapulco, designed by architect David Rockwell.

Support Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Restaurant Week at Rosa Mexicano

    Jan 18 - Feb 13, 2022

    Join us for NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2022 from January 18 to February 13! Prix Fixe Lunch $29 + Dinner $39

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 7989 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
Value
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Kh26
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious and the pomegranate margaritas are definitely worth trying. Some of the best tortilla soup I’ve had!

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JANYC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Used to love this place. Wow, it's gone seriously downhill. The food was bland, some undercooked, some overcooked, and under seasoned all around. Service was frantic, guac cart and some items that came to our table looked like a dirty mess, menus crusted with old food, and the interior needs a serious facelift. Major bummer. Go anywhere else for Mexican food in the city.

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vipCharlesC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great

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AliCat
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place the food is great and it is the perfect pre or post show option. I can’t wait to go back!

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Diesel
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch is great , we had the Josephina entree with white sangria and loved it! Service was perfect & this is our go to place before we head to Lincoln Center

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Erben
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff. One of my favorite restaurants consistently come back

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ericaklein
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It's entirely possible to get a Weight Watchers-friendly meal here, which I am very grateful for since all of their food offerings are delicious. They have great ceviches, salads, light soups, and the service is both efficient and accomodating. If you're on the newish WW Personal Points Program, Rosa's justifiably famous guacamole (available in spice levels from extra spicy to not-at-all-spicy) is considered a WW zero point food. Skip the "free" chips and the somewhat forgettable red salsa and just ask for fresh, hot corn tortillas together with your guac. The combination is so filling that when ordered with a seafood ceviche, you may have to bring your salad home if you even order one!

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CEJNYC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Both my friend and I had superb meals, particularly the salmon with pumpkin mole sauce - salmon perfectly cooked with lots of veggies and topped with fresh guacamole. Will definitely return for that dish. Generous portions.

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vipMarshallT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had dinner outdoors in a heated secluded booth. Much appreciated during Covid.
The food was incredibly delicious. The service was attentive but not well timed. We had opera tickets but the dessert arrived too late so we had to it to go.

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vipbklyn
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had the restaurant week lunch special of bean empanadas for appetizers and tender cañitas with warm tortillas for entree. Food was authentic and flavorful. Waiter was very attentive and explained all dish preparations. I know I’ll be back before restaurant week to try the other lunch specials.

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AyOK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were outdoors alone so it was pretty quiet. Food/entree salads and apps were delicious and so was the dessert. The waiter and staff were very respectful. We stayed for 2 hours! The seating was heated and very comfortable. We had a huge booth to ourselves. What a nice place to have some good conversation and food!

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Chrisbrasileiro
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food and drinks were not really that special. Most entrees were too salty.

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CarrieC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Good food. Nice atmosphere Went to our my daughter for dinner and we will definitely come beck again when we come in to the City.

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diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

nicely prepared dishes. great presentation and atmosphere. a little heavy handed with the salt on dishes.

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HarlanH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time at Rosa Mexicano! Great margaritas, guacamole & chips, and food. Love coming here!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant was dirty. Food gross. Came out wrong and late. Never going back

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vipBonnieC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Everything was overcooked and dry. Tortilla chips in nachos were stale.

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localeater
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

It was just ' ok '. Food was boring and nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Rosa Mexicano was delicious, just like always. The thing we dream of, the Tortilla soup, was amazing. Sad it wasn’t served table side like normal but with the pandemic we understand. Still amazing. We had the foggy cocktail which was perfect after seeing Harry Potter. The only thing we were disappointed in was the service. Server was obviously very weeded. Took a long time for drinks, never got a steak knife for our carne asada, and no one bussed us except for the manager. Will definitely be back because we love the enchiladas and the soup!

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to go back!

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jmcg
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch was very great. Restaurant was convenient location to Lincoln Center with a great ambience.

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AllenS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Excellent food but lackluster waitstaff and tiny tables to serve food on.

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Ncfan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent! The sampler cerviche was awesome, Pulpo (Octopus), Camarones (Shrimp) and Bacalao (Cod) was prepared nicely! The Vegetales al Carbón (vegetables) entree was loved by my wife and I had the Tampiqueña de Carne Asada, Tampico (Grilled Skirt Steak) cooked as I liked it, medium rare!
Can't wait to come again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Go to for an UWS happy hour.

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melissah
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Outdoor seating was very nice, food was very good, service not great, several mistakes

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was great, very friendly and attentive
Especially with our 3 kids. We were seated upstairs towards the back of the restaurant, I imagine because they assumed the kids would be noisy (they weren’t) but it was perfect. The food was great and the drinks too. We’ll be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

New Year Eve

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Celebrating New Yeras

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing New Year’s Eve experience. The food was to die for

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really good mexican food

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vipJacquelineR
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Empanadas de Pollo con Chorizo was amazing. Also had Alambre de Carne very tasty and authentic. Bonus had the Cocojito drink. Nice Kick!

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lfdchris
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a lovely evening on guacamole, margaritas & tacos.
The guac and margaritas were outstanding, as was my very kind and attentive server. The tacos were so-so (but nothing's perfect)
I would come back to do it again. Next time maybe with fajitas. Thanks so much 🌹

JD
JustinD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The table side guacamole was great, and the esquites was AMAZING.

The margaritas are good, but not mind blowing for the price, but given the location it's worth it for a pre-theater / pre-opera drink.

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StephanL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Service was ok . Food was uneventful. Very dry chicken tacos. Expected better for the location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! The Mexican cosmopolitan was amazing!

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LizP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently delicious food and really solicitous service! Plus the atmosphere is always festive.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Service was poor, food was okay. Drink was good. Overall okay experience.

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LESLEYS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Perfect for dinner before a show at Lincoln Center. Food was surprisingly good.

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Wendy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was fantastic. I made a note on my reservation that it was my friend's birthday, and there was a candle on the dessert we ordered. Lovely

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center using the Order Online button. Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 977-7700.

Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center is rated 4.1 stars by 7989 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.