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Rosa Mexicano

9 E. 18th St., New York, NY 10003 40.738289 -73.991203
nr. Fifth Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-533-3350 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
  • Price Range: $$$

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Sun-Wed, 11:30am-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-11:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Teen Appeal
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

4th St. to 30th St., First Ave. to Eighth Ave.


This David Rockwell-designed downtown addition to the upscale Rosa Mexicano chain is neither chic like its West Side brother, nor intimate like its East Side sister, but over-the-top gaudy, with a 50-seat bar in the front room, bright colors blasted on the walls, and a shimmering blue-tiled centerpiece depicting a water wall, out of which emerge hundreds of teeny cliff-diver figurines in neat geometric form. In the back, the scene is more sedate. Main dishes are hit-or-miss: Unseasoned Chilean sea bass with pineapple-passion fruit sauce strikes out, but rolled corn tortillas stuffed with sweet crabmeat and surrounded by rich, satisfyingly bitter tomatillo sauce are expertly done. One item definitely worth the price is the restaurant's famous guacamole. Ceremoniously prepared to order in a tableside lava-rock molcajete, this chunky mash of creamy avocado and tomato makes a fine dip for warm corn tortillas.


For fiestas grandes, Rosa Mexicano has private party facilities for up to 200 guests.

Recommended Dishes

Crab enchiladas, $24; guacamole, $14