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Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

4.4
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7625 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican

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Pre/post Theatre
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 & 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 7625 People Are Saying
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ArmandoA
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and the food and drinks are great!

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RickO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate inside and the spacing felt very safe. Food and drinks were good as always.

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KLM1
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The atmosphere and service are very good. The guacamole is not as good as it used to be, it's a small portion made in the kitchen, as opposed to table side prep, and they serve it with raw vegetables. A raw radish or carrot with guacamole is not authentic. The corn tortillas were thick and didn't have that grilled corn flavor. The mains were fine, but I feel like the food here used to be better. The frozen pomegranate margarita was great as was the selection of mezcal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food came out cold and waiter took back. Was curious how a $24 enchiladas comes out cold. Pretty bad. Then go to pay the Bill, I do mind paying the extra covid fee but they charged us $5 for chips and salsa and we even bought a guacamole. I hope I hear from someone because I will never be back. Plenty of Tex mex I can visit that serve hot food and don’t charge dumb fees. Very disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They charge a covid 19 recovery fee. Businesses need to clearly state this charge on their menu and they did not and charged it anyway

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

waiters were amazing and so kinf! Good service + food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service even in the pandemic

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The female receptionist at the front desk completely ruined my day cancelling my reservation without notification because I was 10 minutes late. Was traveling from NJ. Should call before you cancel reservation made days ago

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Marsh
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Not their fault, but the payment system crashed and added a lot of extra time to our visit.

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viprjgarnold
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience2

Good food, great pomegranate margaritas, slow service. Didn't even acknowledge my husband's birthday, even though i told them twice. View was of a mobile gas truck, rather than Lincoln Center.

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Jazz
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe and good was delicious! The best margaritas and guacamole in the city. Everything is delicious and service is impeccable.

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vipScott
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Ate inside, they did a great job keeping us safe during Covid while maintaining quality and a nice atmosphere! Thank you for being open Rosa Mexicano!

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BirthdayBoyFriend
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat inside and it was extremely quiet and the current guidelines for social distance and masks were well-followed. Guacamole was excellent although nit prepared at the table as we thought it was—probably for health reasons. Food was very good and good portions and there were several waiters and busboys who took very good care of us. I'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Doing a great job with indoor dining, lots of space to spread people out

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vipDoubleE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful INDSIDE dinner and margaritas at Rosa Mexicano. Rosa's food and dining experience is as good as it's always been. Rosa's was also very well prepared to reopen in these covid times. Inside set up is super clean, well-spaced and geared toward safely. Masked Servers do a superb job providing attentive service but giving patrons room. The restaurant has done a great job re-opening and providing it's traditional experience in a safe way. Go enjoy!

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vipvillager
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Are outside. Food and service were very good!

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vipTK719
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic experience at Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center. I was greeted by the manager Caroline, who made me feel so welcome and right at home. She offered me my choice of tables, on either the inside or outside. (I chose a lovely indoor table near the window.) I started with some chips and salsa and the Caesar salad. Both delicious. I then had the grilled swordfish with mole sauce - it was outstanding. I finished with the caramel crepes, which were just fantastic. The service was excellent and the prices were shockingly low given the quality and location. They're also doing an amazing job keeping the restaurant as clean and safe as possible. I look forward to returning very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes. Server was super nice and was informative of the specials. Definitely will be back for the margaritas!!

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Terry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I loved trying five different Mexican street tacos on National Taco Day. They were all tasty and at a good price. I hope they have this promotion again next year! Service was slow but friendly. The other day the manager was trying to push us out so we wouldn’t linger after our dessert. Kinda rude but if you wanted us out faster the best way was not to make us wait so long for our entree and desert.

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vipCarolynM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great pomegranate margaritas are the best as is the guacamole

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vipPickyPicky
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Felt safe!

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vippipsy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Delicious food. Had the chicken enchiladas.

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RitaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a win!!! Great food, great service and reasonable prices!!!

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vipYummy
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place near Lincoln Center for yourself or to take friends or guests since it's a beautiful restaurant. Food is good too

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vipNewyorker
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have no time for this job...the place was great!

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karenm
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the fresh salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips! the pomegranate margarita was amazing! The food was delish. Great service as well!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Have eaten here several times in the past. Tonight service was very slow and poor attention to our table. Took an exceptionally long time to get our food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. As usual.

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LARRYV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh guacamole made at tableside is a great way to start an enjoyable dining experience as you pick the regional cuisine you like best.

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RichardL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably good Mexican food in an upscale setting at (for NYC) reasonable prices. Copious menu, with dishes representing all areas of Mexico. There may be more “inventive” Mexican food in NY (or Mexico); but everything we’ve had here in our numerous visits has been delicious and without sticker shock at meal’s end. Guacamole is a must.

JD
vipJulieD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This was our second time to Rosa - and the food was mediocre at best this time around. Unfortunately our server was inundated with a huge teen birthday party, so service was average at best. She was polite but we quickly realized it was not going to be as good as experience as the last time. When our food arrive, the carnitas was very dry and not nearly as flavorful as the first time around. The tableside guacamole is always a must, and their margaritas are great.

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KatieC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I enjoyed most of my experience. I felt that the $31 guacamole was insanely overpriced and didn’t like that we were approached by the guacamole maker before we even settled to our seat. The table was a tad tight. Overal the food was good, the tacos were okay but a little small.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is wonderful.

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JenniferN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got some street tacos, guacamole and shared a tiny pitcher of red sangria. Everything was delicious. Our wait staff was attentive and friendly.

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CeciliaM
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group of girlfriends and I loved this place! Delicious food, nice ambiance and great service !

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RochelleW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The salmon salad used to include rice and beans and salmon portion was larger. It's a very good salad but not as good as before. The bowl salad was very good. I included chicken with it.

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Jimi
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our lunch! The guacamole was a wonderful start. Then our salads and quesadillas were delicious. We look forward to going back.

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vipABSHamptons
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening!

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vipdeanb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was not well prepared and cold. Very surprising from this place

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SalvadorD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible atmosphere and spectacular food. I absolutely love the new redesign to the menu. The plates are perfect and you are left satisfied after eating here. The drinks are another strong suit of theirs. I’m sure they‘ll have one suited to your liking. I’ve been coming to their restaurants for over 10 years now. Truly one of my favorite go to spots in New York City.

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 Caviar and 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 4.4 stars by 7625 OpenTable diners.

Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.rosamexicano.com/store/gift-cards/.

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 bookings at the moment.