Rosa Mexicano Restaurant

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 17 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Late Night + 3 more
90% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

61 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

(212) 977-7700
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    5 ratingMarch 29, 2017

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

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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2017

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

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2016

    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!

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    3 ratingSeptember 26, 2014

    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.

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    2 ratingSeptember 17, 2014

    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.

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    5 ratingSeptember 01, 2014

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

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    1 ratingApril 11, 2014

    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.

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    5 ratingFebruary 19, 2014

    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!

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    5 ratingDecember 22, 2013

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

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    4 ratingOctober 14, 2013

    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

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    4 ratingJune 19, 2013

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

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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2013


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    5 ratingNovember 10, 2012

    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

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    1 ratingMay 21, 2012

    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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
11 am - 10:30 pm
11 am - 11:30 pm
11 am - 11:30 pm
11 am - 11:30 pm
11 am - 11:30 pm
11 am - 11:30 pm
11 am - 10:30 pm

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