Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center

4.4
7713 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.

Support Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center during COVID-19

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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7713 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Restaurant was really under staffed, took 30 minutes to get a waiter for putting in an order and another hour before we got any appetisers. The order came out wrong and by then we didn’t even have the time to put in additional food.

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vipHardlee
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Drinks and food were very good. Service too. Nice setting.

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DavidH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Ambiance was very nice. Excellent job at spacing out tables. Food was good, guacamole was small portion, really servers seemed to be unaffected and in a rush to clean up our table even though there were other tables that were seated before we were. Felt rushed and that was appreciated.

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ELSAPL
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

La carne no me gustó y la guarnición menos. Pedí carne a la tampiqueña, no la recomiendo.
El guacamole sin sabor.
Lo único que me encantó delicioso la limonada con agua mineral, pero obvio no voy a regresar solo por la limonada.

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vipBarbaraR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service and delicious food and drinks. Outdoor seating was perfectly
spaced.

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vipMarcyM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rosa Mexicano never disappoints. The ambiance is festive without being intrusive. The menu is extensive and varied. The service is always accommodating. COVID protocols are observed so you feel safe. I'd go back in a New York minute!

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RamonaC
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and service. Rosa Mexicano gives the vacation feeling. It whisked you away from the city to Mexico for a fleeting moment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meeting & food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Food was meh. Coffee cup and cutlery were dirty. Surprised to see how nice upstairs is compared to downstairs. Would have been nice to sit up there or atleast offered seating considering I had one of the first seatings.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Rosa Mexicano has seen better days. I wanted to love my night out but we were rushed, service was not good and food was subpar. Next time we are going elsewhere for Mexican food. Sorry.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Your place had come recommended, and it did not disappoint. It is convenient to access near Columbus Circle via walking when staying at the Mandarin Oriental. The food, service, and beverages were fantastic. We will definitely visit again.

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StacyR
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We have always loved this location by Lincoln Center and while it was quieter visiting during Covid, we really wanted to go out for a birthday celebration. We felt very safe with lots of hand sanitizer, distanced tables, and mask wearing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
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 on 8 April 2021
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 on 6 April 2021
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 on 4 April 2021
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 on 4 April 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we sat outside across from Lincoln center. well heated and protected with phenomena service!!

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
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 2 April 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 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic !

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Nikki
Miami
1 review
Dined on 31 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 28 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 26 March 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 23 March 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 22 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Waiter was excellent

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CarlosA
1 review
Dined on 21 March 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 21 March 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 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipBarbara
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 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 20 March 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 20 March 2021
Overall4Food