Perfected Guac and Margaritas, Plus The Most Opulent Bar
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Rosa Mexicano, open since 1984, is a solid spot to get Mexican food in the Columbus Circle/lower Upper West Side neighborhood. What we love most about this place is the buzzing atmosphere and quick service. The tableside guacamole made just how you like it and the perfected margaritas are also reason enough to stop in. Go crazy over the chile poblano relleno or the carnitas, and be sure to try this spot’s tasty frozen agave cocktails. Not in the mood for alcohol? Rosa Mexicano also features an impressive mocktail list with options like hibiscus pomegranate iced tea and a non-alcoholic michelada. Plus, that diving water wall when you walk in always amazes us. Next time you’re seeing a ballet or opera at Lincoln Center, make a reservation ahead of time to grab a bite here.
Afterward, keep the romance going at Ascent Lounge. From City Nights Hospitality, the company responsible for the gorgeous 48 Lounge, Ascent Lounge brings the opulence you want on a special night out. Think crystal chandeliers, beautifully stitched banquettes, a custom mirrored back bar with floating shelves, and incredible views of New York City, all enjoyed with the one you love by your side. Nothing really compares to that.
61 Columbus Avenue, Manhattan
10 Columbus Circle, 4th Floor, Manhattan