61 Columbus Avenue
Rosa Mexicano, New York
Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine in New York when it first opened its doors in 1984. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a “new” cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano’s menu features a range of award-winning signature dishes such as Guacamole en Molcajete, made in a traditional lava-rock mortar. Described by Time Out New York as “green ecstasy in a stone bowl,” it is prepared tableside and served with housemade chips and warm corn tortillas. Other menu highlights include Tablones (Grilled Boneless Short Ribs Served with a Tomatillo-Chipotle Sauce, Rajas and Charro Beans), Pescado Relleno de Jaiba (Seared Red Snapper Served with Crab), Chile Ancho Relleno (Sweet Chiles Anchos Filled with Chicken Picadillo) and a host of specialty cocktails such as Rosa’s wildly popular Frozen Pomegranate Margarita.