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Casa Romero
Casa Romero

Casa Romero Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.casaromero.com
  • Phone: (617) 536-4341
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday: 10:30am-9pm Brunch/Lunch/Dinner

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Leo Romero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a very cozy private dining room that has a capacity to seat 23 people. We also offer a smaller private space that accommodates private parties from 6-8 people. Our restaurant is also open to private functions daily to celebrate birthday parties, bridal or baby showers or whatever it is you would like to celebrate.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Monis (617) 536-4341

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Newbury st and Commonwealth Ave.
  • Public Transit: Hynes Convention Center Station (Green)
    Prudential Station (Green)
    Copley Station (Green)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter parking is available on Newbury Street and there is also parking lots at the Prudential Center and on Newbury street
A word from Casa Romero
After 40 years, my customers still tell me what a delightful discovery it is to step out of a Boston alley and into the heart of Mexico. That is exactly what I had envisioned when I decorated the coffered door and walls of my restaurant with the bright Talavera tiles from Puebla, Mexico. Casa Romero is located in the midst of glamorous Back Bay at 30 Gloucester and offers the best traditional Mexican food in Boston.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Fabulous food and ambience. Have eaten there 3 times. Not crowded last time, but service not great. Had to chase down waiter several times for drinks, check, etc."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for Sunday brunch and everything was absolutely phenomenal. 100% authentic Mexican food, on par with what you you would get in the homeland. Being a Mexican who cooks, I am extremely picky about Mexican food, but have always found Casa Romero to have the most authentic, perfectly balanced dishes with vibrant flavors. Also, the service was top notch from beginning to end! We sat outside (even though we expected rain) on the adorable little patio nestled in between the Boston brownstones. Once it started raining our server quickly lowered the awning to make sure we were covered. He gave just the right amount of attention without being too smothering. Highly recommended for any meal!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I invited a group of 10 friends and family to Casa Romero. Although the door of the restaurant was opening towards an small alley and I did not expect it, the atmosphere inside the restaurant and their food and services were excellent. We enjoyed the environment and the food and all of my guests were very happy with everything there."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is a Boston institution - and deserves to be. Such a great spot, delicious food and all around good service and ambience. Such a gem. I just wish they would take reservations for outside!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Service was extremely slow. It started with the hostess who ignored us when we entered to help a customer who came in just behind us to find something/someone in the restaurant. Upon her return she was far from welcoming and seemed disdainful of our presence. Later observed her twice fawning over young, beautiful couples to find them the perfect table. It took forever to place our orders and to get our drinks. They sat us outside beside a noisy air conditioner, the hot exhaust of which made the dining experience almost intolerable. The food was exceptionally delicious and flavorful but lacked heat that makes Mexican cuisine even more enjoyable. It's a solid "meh" for me. May come back but given the cost, will probably go for someplace else."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I frequent this place quite often. I love the food and the ambience. But tonight I was truly let down. Our waiter was totally spaced out (I am not sure if there was a language barrier as well). He was not attentive, we had to ask to get refills on water, order more drinks, and just general followups on our experience. He definitely did not have a "Can Do" attitude. I don't request much from wait staff, I am not one of those foodies that calls for managers to fix things. So for me to write this really took me a while to think about. This must have been a total off night for everyone. Our food took over an hour to be brought out. The wait staff just kept saying its coming. They did not even offer to bring out apps or more chips."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Just kind of missed the mark on most items. Long greet time by server, their "signature" orange-chipotle pork tenderloin tasted literally like it was swimming in a plate of orange juice. Friends beef dish had potato chunks which were seared but still literally rock hard. Better places out there."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I will begin by saying the food and drinks were good. After that…all downhill. If you don't mind entering this basement establishment through the alley, dine here. If you don't mind being greeted by an aloof server posing as a host, whom rolls his eyes whilst asking if you have a reservation on a Thursday evening at 5:45 and can't be bothered to check you in, please dine here. If you would like to be seated at the server's station in an almost empty restaurant and be forced to listen to the servers congregate, speak spanish to one another and think no one understands what they are saying, please dine here. This establishment needs an overhaul, major cleaning of the staff and restaurant itself."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great overall experience; we sat outside - I recommend"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Not sure how long it's been here, or how long we've been going. But it is very good Mexican food. With very good margaritas. And their guacamole, you must try the Caramelos, and the cerviche. Excellent restaurant. Loud, but that's Boston. Can get crowded in there, but their food is just terrific. Reservations a must."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Excellent authentic Mexican food. Orange pork is amazing. Cerviche is fresh and flavorful. Best salsa in town. Sevice is friendly. Recommend you make reservations."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We met family at Casa Romero on Saturday evening. Casa Romero was wonderful as always. Our visitors were surprised at the slightly hidden entrance on the alley, but enjoyed it greatly. It always seems like a private hideaway. The décor warm and inviting and the food was as always very authentic and delicious. The ceviche and the chicken mole were wonderful as were all our orders. After dinner, the proximity to Newbury Street made a walk very appealing . It was an evening to remember. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was fine. Service was ok as we were on the early side in the evening. Menu appears to be limited, with few daily specials. May have been due to the holiday weekend."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Wonderful Mexican restaurant tucked charmingly in the darling basement space, entered from an alley off Gloucester Street. But the best is the inside--thoroughly welcoming, Mexican tiles and decor, great chips & salsa, and terrific food. We love their early diner prix fixe ($29 for 3 courses). But anything you choose will be delicious. Great sangria--flavorful, not too much ice. We keep coming back--happily!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Still a favorite after 25 years. Great margaritas and outstanding red sangrias. Love the Mole sauce."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Casa Romero did a great job with our large party. Our waiter was fantastic I wish I could remember his name to personally thank him. DELICIOUS drinks and a really great atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was good but the service inconsistent. Our meals came out quickly but we never got the appetizers we ordered. We told them to cancel them and concentrated on the meal. Our waiter did come over and was very apologetic about the appetizers. The meal was very good but we had to ask for more tortilla shells as they only come with two. I did not care for the Margharita, but I was in the minority on that. We were seated outside which was very nice, but the tables are very close together. Overall I would say the service is good and the food we got was good. It is a little expensive, not somewhere I would go all the time, but would go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This restaurant has a lot going for it -- excellent drinks (Margaritas, sangria), lovely ambiance (garden patio, Spanish tile work), great hidden-gem-in-the-city feel to the location, not terribly expensive. The selections on the menu are varied enough, and sound good, but the food disappoints. It's bland and uninspired -- from appetizers through to dessert. A fresh start in the kitchen would really transform this place. Start by providing tableside guacamole, add some heat to the dishes, make sure ingredients are fresh, use more herbs & spices."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My dinner companion and I wondered if it was because we were two middle-aged women dining out together. We had a reservation on the early side on a Saturday. The restaurant was mostly empty, yet we were seated in an undesirable place. When my dinner companion objected, they seated us again, in another undesirable place (employee exit where they had to walk around the chair to get in and out). My friend protested again, and we were told that although it was mostly empty, they had many reservations. Apparently they forget we had a reservation. That entire drill took about 15 minutes, because the waitperson had to check in with someone in the front each time. Once we were seated the service was very good, as was the food."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Nothing too much to say, just a nice place for Mexican food. Not your standard burrito, quesadilla sort of place. The meals are a bit fancier, the service more refined. It's really just a nice place, not terribly pricey and to the extent that what they do, they do well, you don't feel taken. A lot of value for the money. I will say, there is limited outdoor seating so if you can plan for good weather, and you would need reservations for these seats, but it could be nice. We had great weather but no reservations for the outdoors so we sat inside. Anyway, if I were in the area and need somewhere to dine, I wouldn't hesitate to go back. I really liked it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere was great. However once our food was delivered our server never returned to check on us until we had been finished for a while. Also the host was unorganized and seemed overwhelmed."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had out first date here in 1972, when we attended college in Boston. We returned this week for our fortieth reunion, and had a wonderful evening. Once again I ordered the enchiladas verdes, and they were delicious! It was a memorable evening in 1972 and again in 2014!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We are regulars here. The food is so good, real Mexican, and they know how to make a margarita! This evening was a Sunday and was quiet enough to talk, but if you come on Friday or Saturday nights this place can be quite boisterous! I did say they make a mean margarita! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Our waiter kept rushing us to order. He then brought us the wrong drink and didn't offer to exchange it for what we had ordered. He mixed up the side dishes. He tried to clear the table before we were done. The food was good. I haven't decided if I will go back though because of the service."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This restaurant has been around for a long time and even though we hadn't been here in a long time, it did not disappoint . Our original table was under the air conditioning and when I asked if we could be reseated, they were very accommodating . The food was excellent. I had enchiladas verses and my husband had stuffed calimari. We are every last bite! Service was very good too. We will plan a repeat visit the next time we are in Boston."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went to Casa Romero for my daughter's graduation from Boston University. I ordered the recommended pork house specialty after reading reviews. It was $25 and awful. My daughter did the 3 course early bird. Everything bland or tasteless with the tortilla soup being the exception. My husband hit the jackpot for that evening. A chicken dish stuffed w cheese and catcus. Waiter was polite but removed unfinished drinks from our table without asking. Probably will not return."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Th food was really good and so were the drinks. Great, fun atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "When the guacamole is $8, I expect a mound of deliciousness. Instead, it's filled with tomatoes, we couldn't find the cilantro or lime, and the scoop was paltry. The food was decent... nothing special. The shrimp & crab enchiladas were "fishy" smelling, the rice was dried out. The mole sauce was great, but the tortillas were mushy and chicken dried out. I would have rather spent $58 (and that's only the guac, 2 entrees and tip!) on lunch from the food truck and pocketed the rest - it would have been fresher and more authentic. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Went there for Mother's Day. Food was excellent as was the service. We would go again. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is now one of my favorite Mexican places. Popular weekend spot and interesting converted basement layout. The menu is solid and a good value. Attentive staff with only very minor hiccups. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The best Mexican food in Boston. Excellent service. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Shrimp with cilantro & tomatillo sauce is superb. One of the best guacamoles anywhere."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Food was authentic not to mention delicious. We went there for Cinco de Mayo and loved celebrating there. It is one of those places that you will keep on coming back to time and time again. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times and loved it. The other night when we went for our 7th wedding anniversary was just ok. We sat at a little table in the back corner. The food was just ok and the service also just ok. We don't plan on going back. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "It's only 50 feet from Newbury St, but is hidden away from the tourist noise. The entrance is tucked away in an alley. The interior is covered in tiles, and charming"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Perfect Margarita is Perfect. Guac is fresh salsa is great. Service is awesome- I love this little hidden gem around the corner from bustling Newbury Street down a little alley. The decor is quaint."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Hadn't been in a long while. It looks nicer than ever with beautiful Mexican décor. The food was good, not great except for the Puerco adobado, now a "classic," pricey at $25. The service was weird... restaurant was empty when we came in early, yet we were led to the worst table in the tiny room... asked to change, and were led rather ungraciously to the second worst table in the second tiniest room. Tables too close together so we heard a long unattractive "dating" interview next to us. When we left it was still half empty. Server was nice. Bill was high for medium Mexican food in a pleasant setting with good Mexican music. Mr. Romero's influence was very much missed. This longstanding good value is on the downturn now, sadly. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I go to Casa Romero for the Puerco Adobado. Everything else is good, but the sauce for this dish is special. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I had a reservation for six people. They sat us down quite promptly. However, the server didn't offer us water when we sat down - we didn't get it until 30 minutes later. The server was also rude when we asked questions about menu items. However, I'm pleased to say that the food was really good and the drinks were good as well. It's a pretty decently priced restaurant. I'd go back again in hopes of better service. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We have been going to Casa for years, but were a little hesitant about going back with our infant. It has always been an amazing experience- the staff is SO friendly and so accommodating. They are quick too- they get us in an out. The food and margaritas are the BEST. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014