About Us - Rosa Mexicano

About Us

Since 1984


Rosa Mexicano is a destination born of a unique vision. In our restaurants, you’ll experience upscale dining that honors the rich heritage, culinary techniques, and the global impact of Mexican cuisine. Rosa Mexicano offers an “elevated fiesta” deeply rooted in authentic Mexican cuisine, serving both beloved classics and sophisticated dishes in a stylish and festive atmosphere.

Rosa Mexicano opened its flagship restaurant on New York’s Upper East Side in 1984. Inspired by the colors, flavors, produce, and architecture of Mexico, it became our mission and passion to share the cuisine of Mexico with New Yorkers.  We made our mark as the first to introduce fine dining Mexican fare to the dynamic New York restaurant scene.

Eating Mexico

Fresh guacamole, made tableside and to order (Josefina’s style: no lime!); house-made mole crafted over three days using 26 ingredients; mouth-watering tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas – we’re proud to serve our versions of the classics you love. Or, embark on an exciting food adventure – from our Camarones Diablos, to our spectacular Parilladas mixed grill – you are sure to discover the flavors of Mexico, but uniquely reimagined.

A blend of traditions and culinary innovations, our menus reflect both the varied cuisine from all regions of Mexico and their time-honored preparation techniques, as well as modern food trends currently thriving in Mexico.  Rosa Mexicano is renowned for its cooking from scratch, utilizing the freshest, most authentic ingredients available. Moreover, we are proud to use the highest quality beef available.


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Rosa Mexicano’s margaritas have been named the best in New York City.  Our renowned beverage program offers a wide array of tequila and mezcals. With many of our locations featuring over 100 varieties, we’re certain you’ll find something at our bar to thrill your palate. From our signature frozen pomegranate margarita, to your favorite classic cocktail updated with mezcal, you’ll savor a unique experience in every sip. We invite you to join us at the bar (we also offer a festive Happy Hour seven days a week!), or imbibe in our dining room. Let the cocktail menu be your guide, or bring your own spirited inspiration. Our bartenders will not disappoint.

Highest Ethical Standards

Social corporate responsibility

Rosa Mexicano strives to maintain the highest standards of ethics and integrity in its operations, respecting the rule of law, human dignity, and the rights of the individual.

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