Cinco de Mayo commemorates the underdog Mexican Army’s victory over the superior French forces in the battle of Puebla. It has grown as an American celebration of everything that is Mexican.
As a reveler’s holiday of sorts, there are many places you can go and find a quick bite or drink this week. But when you want to really celebrate in style, one elegant UWS gem offers elevated cuisine and tequila pairings. Curating a menu for a true fiesta, and donning over 150 bottles of Tequila, Rosa Mexicano carries on their own tradition of celebrations with three days of Cinco. What makes it truly special is no secret.
When Josefina Howard first opened in 1984, she didn’t mind that the best way wasn’t always the easiest. When creating the menu, she decided the guacamole would be made table side so guests could see the freshest avocados being selected. When creating her signature Pomegranate Margarita, she didn’t have the bartenders pour bottled juice into the cocktail; she had them squeeze Pomegranates to create the freshest Margarita. The famed Mole sauce coating enchiladas and chicken specialties didn’t have a bunch of ingredients and take a long time to prepare, it had twenty-seven ingredients, and took over six hours to prepare.
Many of these experiences and stories can be heard at the bar and in the dining room, where a staff who has personally learned the traditions continue to create culinary specialties and libations guests have enjoyed for over thirty four years.
It can simply be described as passion. When stepping into Rosa Mexicano, you venture into something special. This Cinco de Mayo weekend, as you battle the crowds in search of that fantastic Margarita or amazing dish, just know this top choice for Cinco celebrations is steeped in tradition and pride.
UNO. DOS. TRES. ¡FIESTA!
CELEBRATE 3 DAYS OF CINCO DE MAYO AT ROSA!
Fri, May 4th – Sun, May 6th
Fiesta at the Cantina bar with three feet of bocadillos, three feet of tacos and specialty bottled Jala-Piña margaritas. Enjoy Rosa’s Cinco de Mayo brunch menu and a la carte specials in the bar and dining room. ¡Salud!
61 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10023
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9 E.18th St.
New York, NY 10003
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412 Murray St.
New York, NY 10007