• Rosa Mexicano

  • Latin American Mexican $15-$29
  • 9 E. 18th St.
    New York, NY 10003
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron
  • Phone: 212-533-3350
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.
http://rosamexicano.com/Default.aspx
  • Hours

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

  • Prices

    $15-$29

  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

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

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Recommended

  • Delivery Area

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

  • Delivery Hours

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

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