Rosa Mexicano Restaurant

13 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly
61 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10023

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Celiac

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Great experience here! I ordered delivery takeout, and got the Budin with vegetables entree and the guacamole and chips starter. I labeled both items as celiac/gluten free with my delivery. The food was great and I didn’t get sick! Would eat here again. Only complaint is the gluten free labels are not consistent between the online menu and the Grubhub menu, but I ordered items that were labeled gluten free on both to be safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Really delicious corn based tacos and chips that they assured were prepared separately away from gluten containing items. No cross contamination issues!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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The menu is clearly marked with gluten free options! I had no issues and felt fine afterwards!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


Fresh Guacamole and salsa... Fantastic
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Celiac

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I had a wonderful experience ordering online from here. I was able to write a note saying I had Celiac disease and needed everything to be gluten free. Once I placed the order, the chef from the restaurant called me to tell me that she would take all necessary precautions. She told me cross contamination was limited (they have a dedicated gf fryer to their chips and tortillas). They included a handwritten note that specified that my meal was 100% gluten free. I would definitely eat here again and recommend it to others!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Safe for celiacs. There are many gluten free dishes which are not listed as such on the online menu. The chips and salsa are safe too. You need to make a reservation if you’re going before curtain time

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful, safe food! Items clearly marked on the menu as GF and the waiter explained to me how the chips are fried with just canola oil in a separate fryer. I had the portabella tacos and a margarita and it was absolutely delicious and inexpensive for NYC! Absolutely would return.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’m gluten and Dairy Free. After looking for dairy free on this app, this restaurant came up. The menu is clearly marked for gluten free, but not for dairy. And although they list the ingredients, they don’t always list dairy. I asked for no cheese on the main meal but didn’t know the zucchini noodles and beans and rice would have cheese on them. When our meal came everything had cheese on it and they told us they could not make that meal without the cheese. So I asked for the menu again and the waiter shook his head walking away. We re-ordered making sure there was no cheese. There were only about 3 options. I will give them points because the manager personally came to our table, explained what happened, and made sure our food was good to go and had the kitchen rush it out. It was very good in the end. Just some miscommunication.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable staff. Excellent food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food. We had the chips and salsa with queso (that would have we enough for a meal) but I also got the chicken fajita and they were great! Celiac and so reaction yet.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! I had the enchiladas and took one of my friends’ tacos. Really good! Neat atmosphere! Oh and the coconut cocktail was amazing!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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As someone w Celiac Disease, eating out requires homework, and a great server who understands dietary restrictions, and will communicate w the chef. Mine was perfect. All food was served properly, and he assure me that all were gluten free. Rosa Mexicano delivered true gluten free (no criss contamination) entrees that made me feel like a normal diner.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiacs and have not ever gotten sick here!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great GF options and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable..The flavors are clean and fresh..

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here several times in the past few months and have gotten so sick each time. I went back thinking maybe it was something else, giving them another chance, but now know it was most definitely the food.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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As a person who loves Mexican food, I can confidently say that Rosa Mexicano is one of the BEST Mexican restaurants I’ve ever been too! Their table side guacamole was incredible and the menu is labeled with what is gluten free and the staff is very knowledgeable. HIGHLY recommend visiting.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu has all GF option indicated clearly. Had a delicious meal ... ceviche on a hot summer night. Their sorbet was out of this world. Very helpful waitstaff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Really good-didn't get sick

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing dedicated gluten free menu, so many options. also very accommodating to dairy free! delicious!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent upscale Mexican food, try the fish tacos. Eaten here many times, servers always very helpful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Flavorful and safe!! The employees didn't bat an eye at gluten free and even assured us that certain tortillas and chips were made from corn, not gluten. This is delicious AUTHENTIC Mexican food! You have to try their guacamole salsa- it goes from a whole avocado and toppings to an amazing salsa right before your eyes! Even the shy ones with the green salsa in our party were addicted. It was so good that I hope to make a similar recipe at home! Rosa Mexicano is a celiac safe feast!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Although I'm confident it's not gluten making me sick here- it's all the fatty sauces, I just can't understand why anyone likes this place. I live so close, it would be the easiest place to meet people and enjoy dinner. But no matter what GF dish I order, I can't eat but a few bites before the fat is separating on the dish and I'm grossed out. So in a pinch I would go here because it's celiac safe but the food is sooo overpriced even as a New Yorker who loves her food and is willing to pay for it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Be careful! The GF menu has items with the same exact names as the non-GF menu. I ordered from the GF menu, but they brought me something battered and fried; they agreed it was full of gluten, and the GF version was supposed to be roasted, not fried. We're not sure at what point the mistake was made, so take extra precaution when ordering.

I also advised them to name the GF version "roasted..." and the regular "fried..." on the respective menus to avoid confusion, but a glance at the menu recently showed they didn't take my suggestion.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Tasty guacamole was made fresh. Waiter was knowledgeable about our celiac requirements. Great food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I ordered the chips and table guacamole because they said they were fried in a separate fryer. I also had a patron silver margarita and the cheese enchiladas with rice and beans. By the time the check came I was in pain. So, not sure what did it. Maybe just CC. But, it's really a shame.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Wonderful experience! Good service. Great guacamole prepped to our "heat" level, table side. Excellent food with unique flavors. What a treat! Right across from Lincoln Center. I'll be coming back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have had many Excellent GF meals. Top quality Mexican food (not The usual Americanized stuff). High end ingredients, service, decor, and price.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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good food and extra careful the waiter even went to check the bag of cheese to make sure there was no flour in it. it had potato flour as anti caking agent. very accomodating

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good GF menu get the GF flautas really good and you have to try the guacamole!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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AMAZING HIGH QUALITY MEXICAN REAL AUTHENTIC DELICIOUS OUT OF THIS WORLD! EXPENSIVE BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT! THE BEST IS THE FROZEN MARGARITAS!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My favorite gluten free place. It's always books so go in advance. I'm a super sensitive celiac and I've never gotten sick from them. Mexican food is naturally gluten friendly. Not sure what other reviewer is talking about with pasta water Bc rosa doesn't serve pasta. I'd highly recommend

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a large gluten free menu but according to our waiter, they take no precautions in the kitchen to avoid cross-contamination. No cleaning of the prep area, GF pasta cooked in water used to cook conventional pasta, etc. It may be a gluten-free menu in terms of ingredients, but that's only a partial consideration for celiacs. Great for marketing, unacceptable for celiac patients.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Yummy drinks and food! Not a hug Mexican good person but the guac was to die for and the other options were good too!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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The waiter didn’t really seem to understand what I was asking when talking about gluten free. While it was listed out on the menu what my options were, I felt uneasy about it. I ate it anyway and while it was delicious, I got violently ill.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Celiac

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Great experience. A lot of menu is GF. Chips are fried in dedicated fryer. Carnitas and guacamole were delicious

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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Great food and margaritas/sangria. Dedicated fryer for chips, etc. - salsa is delicious. I have the octopus ceviche - really good. Highly recommend

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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We ate outside and both ordered gf meals. Waitress was knowledgeable, food was excellent. Enjoyed a drink and chips and salsa before our meals came. The entire meal far exceeded my expectations.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

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