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Rosa Mexicano - Union Square, New York, NY

Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

4.2
4.2
5221 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Located adjacent to Manhattan’s bustling Union Square, Rosa Mexicano’s third New York location was designed with iconic bold colors and rich architectural details. Featuring both our largest bar and a private room for special events, Rosa Mexicano in Union Square lends itself to any occasion. Known for tableside guacamole service and creative margaritas, Rosa Mexicano offers a fresh take on authentic Mexican cuisine, serving both beloved classics and sophisticated dishes in a fun atmosphere. Our beverage program boasts over 100 varieties of tequila and agave-based spirits, and our signature Latin hospitality is delivered with warmth and professionalism. A destination born of a unique vision, at Rosa Mexicano you will experience upscale dining that honors Mexican heritage, culinary techniques, and the global explorations and inspirations of our founder, Josefina Howard, who was a world traveler, entrepreneur, interior designer, chef, and innovator.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 54 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 533-3350
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Raul Celiz
  • Catering
    We offer a full range of off-premise catering options for groups of all sizes: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family-style menus, or passed hors d’oeuvres. To discuss a catering order, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com and 516-474-8308.
  • Private party facilities
    Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for all types of events like large social dinner parties, business cocktail receptions, as well as smaller gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com or 516-474-8308.
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer Forbes: (212) 835-1739
  • Neighbourhood
    Union Square
  • Cross Street
    Between 5th and Broadway
  • Parking Details
    The closest lot is on 17th between 5th and Broadway
  • Public Transit
    Union Square Subway (L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

5,221 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tacos are very tasty and at a good price. The guacamole was also made exactly like we ordered. The $5 Margaritas were great as well as other drinks that were ordered although some had trouble with the pineapple Margarita which was very spicy.
    Rosa Mexicano - Union SquareResponded 1 day ago
    iHola! Thank you for appreciating the experience we provided. At Rosa Mexicano, we are constantly innovating our menu items and improving our service. Hope to see you very soon!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was horrible!! Took over 15 minutes just so someone came to our table when we sat down.
    Rosa Mexicano - Union SquareResponded 2 days ago
    Dear valued customer, we apologize for the service you experienced at Rosa Mexicano. It is unacceptable that it took over 15 minutes for someone to attend to your table. Your feedback is important to us, and we will address this issue with our team to ensure a better experience for all our guests. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn’t been to Rosa’s in awhile and was pleasantly surprised how great it was. Food was excellent, service went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable. I definitely won’t let so much time past before our next visit!
    Rosa Mexicano - Union SquareResponded 2 days ago
    iHola! Thank you for the 5 star review. We strive to deliver the best experience for you every time. We hope to see you again in the future!

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  4. RichardG

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure dining at Rosa. Food is amazing and delicious. Music volume tends to go up later in the evening. I prefer the volume mild.
    Rosa Mexicano - Union SquareResponded 3 days ago
    iHola! Thank you for leaving us a review! We are extremely happy you had a great experience, and we hope to see you again soon!

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  5. MariaH

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Best Mexican I’ve ever had. Great lively atmosphere and great service.
    Rosa Mexicano - Union SquareResponded 3 days ago
    iHola! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for your review and see you again soon!

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  6. Hallway

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food never disappoints! Hadn’t been to this location. Great vibe. Friendly staff.
    Rosa Mexicano - Union SquareResponded 4 days ago
    Hola Hallway! Thank you for your 5-star review of Rosa Mexicano. We are thrilled to hear that the food never disappoints and that you enjoyed the great vibe and friendly staff during your visit to this location. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another wonderful experience!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Rushed loud and expensive. It was difficult to talk over the loud music.
    Rosa Mexicano - Union SquareResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Customer, we apologize for your experience at Rosa Mexicano. We take your feedback about the rushed atmosphere and loud music seriously. Your comments will be shared with our team to make improvements. Thank you for sharing your concerns with us. Sincerely, [Shawn Mulholland] at Rosa Mexicano.

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  8. DavidD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The reception seemed unable to find my reservation, or maybe even partially unwilling, for two people--because the place has become nothing but screaming parties and loud tequila-fueled celebrations. Great for them--but if you want a quiet table, you are out of luck, at least on the night I was there. I have been going here for year, and knew Josephina Howard when she opened her place on First Avenue decades ago. I don't think her idea was what I saw last night. Plus, the maitre d' could not have cared less about the discomfort or the cold greeting. When I was led to a table it was in an aisle, though there was one right nearby it that was against a wall. I asked for that--the woman who was seating us had a look of "How dare you?!" I finally got the table, the food was good (there is a lot less guacamole than there used to be), and the service was lackadaisical. The drinks were excellent. Because I live nearby and because I like the food, I will try to return but not if there are, as there were last night, at least SIX big parties... I know they need to sell spaces, but this isn't what Josephina started.

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  9. Samuel

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, perfect ambience and excellent service.
    Rosa Mexicano - Union SquareResponded on May 13, 2024
    iHola! Thank you for appreciating the experience we provided. At Rosa Mexicano, we are constantly innovating our menu items and improving our service. Hope to see you very soon!

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  10. Morpstein

    New York City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server took over 15 mins to come greet our table. Drinks and dishes were forgotten during the meal. Clearly it’s a popular lunch spot but they need more staff to handle it. Food was good.
    Rosa Mexicano - Union SquareResponded on May 9, 2024
    Dear Morpstein, thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to Rosa Mexicano. We apologize for the delayed service and the oversight with your drinks and dishes. Your comments regarding the need for more staff during busy times will be shared with our team for improvement. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the food and appreciate your input. We hope to provide a better experience for you in the future. Thank you for dining with us.

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FAQs

Rosa Mexicano - Union Square is rated 4.2 stars by 5221 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 54 times today
Google Map for Rosa Mexicano - Union Square

9 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between 5th and Broadway
  • Neighbourhood
    Union Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    The closest lot is on 17th between 5th and Broadway
  • Public Transit
    Union Square Subway (L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Raul Celiz
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 533-3350
  • Catering
    We offer a full range of off-premise catering options for groups of all sizes: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family-style menus, or passed hors d’oeuvres. To discuss a catering order, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com and 516-474-8308.
  • Private party facilities
    Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for all types of events like large social dinner parties, business cocktail receptions, as well as smaller gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com or 516-474-8308.
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer Forbes: (212) 835-1739
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