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Rosa Mexicano by Lincoln Center
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
Our Signature Guacamole
Since 1984, we have been preparing freshly made guacamole with avocado, jalapeo, tomato, onion and cilantro. Served with fresh tortilla chips and salsa
Served with rice and beans.
Ceviche de Camarones
White shrimp marinated Baja-style in citrus with jicama, avocado, roasted habanero, red onion and cilantro.
Overall experience good good margaritas food was tasty although the rice was a bit dry probably shortage of staff due to pandemic We will return we want to support our local business.
Celebrating our daughter being in the city for 24 hours - it felt so nice to be back in one of our most favorite places! Thanks!
Everything was great and the food and drinks are great!
We ate inside and the spacing felt very safe. Food and drinks were good as always.
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.
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.
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
waiters were amazing and so kinf! Good service + food
Great service even in the pandemic
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
Not their fault, but the payment system crashed and added a lot of extra time to our visit.
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.
Felt very safe and good was delicious! The best margaritas and guacamole in the city. Everything is delicious and service is impeccable.
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!
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!
Doing a great job with indoor dining, lots of space to spread people out
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!
Are outside. Food and service were very good!
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.
Great vibes. Server was super nice and was informative of the specials. Definitely will be back for the margaritas!!
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.
It was great pomegranate margaritas are the best as is the guacamole
Great service! Felt safe!
Great dinner. Delicious food. Had the chicken enchiladas.
Always a win!!! Great food, great service and reasonable prices!!!
Great place near Lincoln Center for yourself or to take friends or guests since it's a beautiful restaurant. Food is good too
I have no time for this job...the place was great!
Loved the fresh salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips! the pomegranate margarita was amazing! The food was delish. Great service as well!
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.
Great. As usual.
Fresh guacamole made at tableside is a great way to start an enjoyable dining experience as you pick the regional cuisine you like best.
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.
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.
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.
Food and service is wonderful.
We got some street tacos, guacamole and shared a tiny pitcher of red sangria. Everything was delicious. Our wait staff was attentive and friendly.
My group of girlfriends and I loved this place! Delicious food, nice ambiance and great service !
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.
We loved our lunch! The guacamole was a wonderful start. Then our salads and quesadillas were delicious. We look forward to going back.
Very enjoyable evening!
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 7627 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 reservations at the moment.