Fodor's Expert Review Rosa Mexicano

$$$ Union Square Mexican

Although the spacious, colorfully lighted interior might tip you off that authenticity is best sought elsewhere, if you're looking for high-quality Mex-flavored fare, step right up, hombre. Start with an order of guacamole (made tableside), moving on to the pork belly and scallop tacos, soul-comforting chicken tortilla pie, or the crispy pork shank—all of which taste better with a margarita. The daily happy hour at the bar is a great deal, but it gets crowded fast. There are other locations, too, including ones at Lincoln Center, TriBeCa, and Midtown East.

Mexican Modern Mexican Lively Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$

Quick Facts

9 E. 18th St.
New York, New York  10003, USA

212-533–3350

www.rosamexicano.com

Known For:
  • Popular happy hour
  • Potent margaritas
  • Excellent guacamole

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