Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

4.4
7689 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
ALL RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INDOOR ONLY. OUTDOOR IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
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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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
What 7689 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was delicious, the staff was friendly, patient and accommodating. Most importantly the food was excellent and the margarita pitcher was perfect!

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vipBmkk
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal with a very kind server. Overall will for sure go back.

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BillK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margs + guac were exactly what I needed after a long day. I forget what my main course was but it could have been shoe leather (it wasn’t!) and I would’ve been happy.

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vipdollyg
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Underwhelming. Service was slow, portions small and not as good as on prior occasions.

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vipMarkS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service here at the Lincoln Center location is absolutely terrible. Front desk is the worst - never friendly, responsive, or helpful in greeting you or getting you to a table in a reasonable amount of time. It’s like they could care less. They’re much more concerned with the phone than with customers who are in the restaurant. Never pleasant and never going out of their way to actually deliver on the tenets of hospitality.

Upstairs the service was just as bad. It took 15 minutes to get the server back to our table to inform them our orders were incorrect.

Overall it’s the failure of management to let things in the hospitality business be run this poorly.

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DanielR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was well worth it. I'm definitely going back .

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ChristineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Perfect family friendly and delicious restaurant. Margarita's and Sangria were perfect! Guacamole soo good. Kids happy and adults happy. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic !

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Nikki
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was delicious, great spot for dinner night and reservation was granted as requested

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Reneec
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very nice. The food was delicious as well as our drinks. I highly reccommend Rosa Mexicana! This was definetly worth my trip from Queens!

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MediaSavvy
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

It took more than an hour to get water and two appetizers, one of which was wrong and we sent back. We usually love this place, but I don't know if it is COVID staffing or we came at exactly the wrong moment (the manager ended up waiting on us) but this was an experience we will write off.

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Christinemarienyc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is great, we celebrated a birthday and had 7 guests in total. They went out of there way to make it special.
Food is always so good.
I would say the hostess' up front need to be a little more welcoming but the rest of the staff is just tops!

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BlakeW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was good, but the service was terrible. Only saw our waiter a couple of times. Our drinks we all empty most of the meal. We got beer and water upon ordering, and got one refill of water when the check came. The water glasses are tiny and there was no opportunity to order another round of drinks.

The food was good though. Will probably give them another chance since they are in our neighborhood, but the experience wasn’t great.

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vipOpenTableDiner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Not the same place it used to be. Saturday night dinner. Understaffed waiters. Took 20 minutes to acknowledge we were seated. Had to continually ask for everything. Food was average. Poor value. Perhaps might improve after COVID.

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MimiO
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant. My family and I went for some drinks and appetizers and everything was delicious. I highly suggest the margaritas!

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vipEastsideLee
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. And this is difficult to say but our dinner was subpar. They changed up the guacamole and now it’s not done table side and it has different ingredients. We did not like it one bit. My wife loved her salmon dish but my steak dish needed a ton of work. They charged me 27 dollars plus tax plus a covid charge and it was nowhere near that. Streak was small and cold when it came to my table and they filled my plate with grilled onions to make the plate look full. Rosa Mexicana will not last if this keeps up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great service, nice atmosphere, amazing authentic Mexican food. 10/10 recommend!

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vipbierparty
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Waiter was excellent

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CarlosA
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The hostess that evening was rude.. She had a attitude keep letting us know oh we close at 9:30 we already knew that

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

This restaurant has changed a great deal. It appears that there are more people drinking alcohol than eating. The food was good but there were very few waiters. I don’t know if I will ever return.

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Nickd
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipBarbara
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and service at Rosa Mexicano were spot on. They have maintained their pre-COVID quality.

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Lothar
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening and wonderful to enjoy an indoor, socially distanced meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and place are great, would be five star experience if the hostesses were kinder.

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LouV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit.
Beautiful decor and amazing staff.
The food was exceptional.

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vipRicki
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The food was inferior to what we had experienced in the past. The menu was limited. The guacamole which was a specialty in the past was truly inferior. The menu was limited and what we did order was disappointing and didn't compare to what we could get at a local Mexican restaurant for a lot less money. We appreciate the challenges of the pandemic but we also want to enjoy the dining experience and that is not possible if the food is poor and the check is inappropriately high. Service was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the whole experience: delicious food, excellent service, and the location. I absolutely recommend Rosa Mexicano

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AnaR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come here, I am never disappointed. The food is delicious the drinks are good. I love this place.

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NJCasual
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Every accommodating even though we were late for our reservation. Rice and beans were on the colder side, but everything else was great!

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ChrissyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service really Dope.

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UWSfoodseeker
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing option for outdoor dining! Great service. Excellent food.

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HazelL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not the first time I have been to Rosa Mexicana and it will certainly not be the last. I could not have picked a nicer venue to have lunch on a sunny Tuesday in March.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was excellent. I was beyond satisfied

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and service! I hadn’t been to Rosa in about 10 years and it was even better than I remembered!

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vipTinaT
Grand Rapids
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

beautiful restaurant. Greeted warmly and were seated early as we arrived early due to rain. Our server was excellent but a little over extended. The drinks were good not as spicy as I would like but still recommend the spicy mango margarita and the traditional margarita made spicy. The sizes were a bit small but not skimpy on the tequila. The spicy guac was mild to moderate at most but still good. I had the Carne Asade and it was prepared perfectly. The Carnitas were excellent as well my daughter entree. Both desserts were excellent and get the Cafe Mexicano with it. Over all it was excellent if the guac was actually spicy had a little more salt and lime juice and the drinks were more than 6 ounes at most it would be a five

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I don’t like the changes they made with charging extra for chips when you order guacamole. Or not including rice and beans anymore with their entrées.

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Roxy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Loved the food