61 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10023
Rosa Mexicano locations dot the island of Manhattan, and this David Rockwell-designed two-story dining room on the Upper West Side provides a playfully elegant backdrop for an elevated Mexican menu. Guacamole is made table-side in oversized stone bowls, pork tacos come achiote-seasoned, and short rib is spiced with guajillo and pasilla chile. Some 40 tequilas remind drinkers that this is a Mexican bar after all, and the pomegranate margaritas will get your hips loose. It's hard to mind the bill too much when you've got a dramatic, 30-foot-tall blue-tiled water wall to distract you.