We're heading to Manhattan soon, and my husband wants to go to Rosa Mexicano, for the tableside guac and margaritas (and for sentimental reasons). We've always gone to the First Ave location, as it was the only one in existence when I lived there in the 90s, but I can't get a res this coming weekend at that location although I can at the Lincoln Ctr and Union Sq locations.
We've always liked the vibe at the First Ave place. Are the two newer places like that, or are they big and loud? I've been to the Rosa Mex in DC and it's a nightmare - huge, loud and crowded, with an over-the-top water wall thingy.
Thanks for any input.