Casa Romero
Casa Romero

Casa Romero

  • 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 6175364341x

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.
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Casa Romero reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (62)fit for foodies (39)good for groups (38)special occasion (21)romantic (20)great for outdoor dining (16)great for lunch (9)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (6)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wonderful family dinner
    Nonna
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We came here for a family dinner/birthday party one Sunday. They accommodated 8 of us easily and the food and drinks were all delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meals, nice appetizers and the cucumber margaritas were a surprise treat. The place was packed by the time we left but the noise level was fine. It's a lively place. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican Delight!
    Easterbruncher
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Casa Romera has been one of Boston's top Mexican restaurants for decades. We come here occasionally for old favorites: puerco adobado and enchiladas verde. Relative to the pricing of other good restaurants, Casa Romero has become a better value over the years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casa Romero!!!!
    Tavo
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was great to go back to Casa Romero with friends who have never been there, and everyone had nothing but praises about it after. While the place is a bit tight it didn't take anything away from the nice experience. Mr. Romero was there as always receiving the guests, we had a brief conversation with him on our way out and he was as gracious as always. I don't have any single negative about event. Very courteous and prompt service, great Margaritas, Guacamole, fish ceviche, Tilapia al Mojo de Ajo, (Cooked on Garlic) flan, Café de Olla (Mexican coffe), great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    With a discrete entrance in a public alley off Gloucester street, the restaurant could easily be overlooked by passers by, but clearly the word has gotten out as the multiple rooms in the below ground dining area were completely full. The food is traditional, and so is the bar, and the service very friendly. It seemed to this diner that the flavor and quality of the food were special. Perhaps it was attention to the ingredients or very careful seasoning, but the overall, the meals we had were surprisingly tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and lots of fun
    JLO18
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Amazing margaritas and delicious food. Great spot for a fun group of people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait and you'll see
    Porsiemprekarenly
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The mystery behind making a reservation for a 5pm onwards restaurant is definitely a thrill. It's like visiting another country for a while, in this case Mexico. The staff is really friendly and have high expectations of what you're gonna order. They want you to really try everything and look happy with your choices of "out of the box" plates. The food isn't served hot which was a bit of a turn-off for me. They have a great Piña Colada and you should find the server named Alexander. He was really considerate and asked if it was okay to put certain ingredients in the plates that we ordered. I'm gonna go back to try the "Early Bird" special which features a fixed price for an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!
    FroggyVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The shrimp with tomatillos and cilantro sauce was delicious! As was the shrimp with mushrooms!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat Hidden Gem
    Katy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The entrance to this great Mexican restaurant is in a public alley, just off Gloucester St. Open the door and head down the steps into a lively dining room. Even though we weren't all in attendance they sat us anyway. There is lots to choose from and the food is well flavored and nothing like a chain. They were great about checking on Gluten Free options. Our server went back to confer with the kitchen and was quite gracious about it. Nice margaritas, good choices of tequila and made from scratch drinks (no sour mix in the drinks!) Salsa and guacamole was great. Sorry I can't remember the name of the dish i had (a enchilada versa) but it was yummy & nicely spiced. My dinner guests seemed happy too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Great After All These Years
    Pfd1234VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I have been coming here for almost 30 years, and it never disappoints. Slip into the basement of the brownstone and feel like you are transported to another replace and time. These are authentic mexican dishes-so ask for a chimichanga and you will get a blank stare. But if you want some of the best mexican food in the USA, visit Señor Romero's time tested spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Food; Fantastic People
    CARIBDIVA
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wait staff friendly, service oriented and you get your money's worth
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ILoveFood
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food and drinks were excellent! Definitely coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • would NOT recommend
    MyKazan
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Would NOT recommend this place: we were waiting for our food for 1h 45 mins!!! the quality of the food we had is low and not presentable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have been dining here for over 30 years and it never disappoints. The food, ambiance and service have made us return year after year. This past time we dined on the outside patio, another charming area. Lingering to talk with our dining guests, we were never rushed. Find this hidden gem down an ally off Gloucester St.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • attentive staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    delicious margaritas, great sangria. food was very filling, don't order too much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic and Muy Rico
    Dsiejka
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The only truly Mexican Resturant in Back Bay. I travel to Mexico to visit family a few times a year and Casa Romero is like being back home. The michelada is made perfectly, as well as the tamales, Pozole, and the enchiladas verde. My wife's is from MTY and this is her favorite place for dinner in Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They're Back and Worth the Wait
    Sammie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Casa Romero has always been a favorite destination for me and my family for celebrating. We tried several times to return to Casa as they were renovating. It was worth the wait. Casa has returned with the same warmth and excellent food - refreshed and rejuvenated. The menu has some subtle new enhancements and all four of our dinners were excellently executed and scrumptious. And - the perfect Margarita is still appropriately named.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic
    Delish
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    One of the few authentic Mexican restaurants in Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr. T. Blade
    TBladesay
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had not been to Casa Romero in many years - happy to say and report it was terriffic - as good as memory told me. Food was delicious - great service - loud in there - great vibe. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't get over the terrible service
    AlmostDrJ
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    After being away for a year, we recently returned to a former favorite: Casa Romero. We were excited to get a last minute reservation and to see that it wasn't crowded. However, we sat at our table for more than 10 minutes before being offered water, we had to remind the waiter about the appetizer we had ordered, and the entrees were served to the wrong people--mixing up chicken enchilada verde and vegetarian enchilada verde was not a big deal since neither of us is vegetarian, but was representative of the overall sloppy service we received. In this light, the mediocre food and stale ambience suggest this place needs major changes or it will soon go the way of the Cactus Club: broke / out of business.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ethnic food, casual dining
    MrKlanky
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Tucked away in the northern end of the Back Bay, this restaurant prepares fine Mexican food. There are many choices; some standard fare like enchiladas, and a number of dishes that you would not find at a typical Mexican restaurant. The seating area is small, and can be loud: this is a popular restaurant. There is a small courtyard seating area that is nice when the weather allows. Definitely recommended if you like Mexican food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back Bay Hidden Gem
    backbayresi
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food and the staff is very nice. Do yourself a favor if you want some great Mexican food and visit Casa Romero.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • newinboston
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Enjoyed the guacamole, fish taco platter, and enchiladas verdes. However, server was hard to track down, even on a Sunday night. Also felt rushed to finish dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was served cool to like-warm, service was poor, management was rude when we complained about the temperature of food. The bachelorette party in the main room made it impossible to rate the noise level. Cacophonous comes to mind.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food, poor service
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've been here many times and was excited to introduce it to some of my friends. Unfortunately, we had the worst service I've ever experienced. Towards the end of our meal, one of the servers accidentally spilled a drink that got on my friends food. He was very apologetic and we were given some free drinks as a result. A short while later, a different server spilled salsa all over that same friend (on her blouse, pants, shoes). Instead of offering her meal free or at a discounted rate, our server offered baking soda for the possible stains. The worst part though was when our server already had our cards to pay for the meal and the host came over and told us we had been there too long and needed to leave!! It was humiliating and rude.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casa Romero
    Nimis
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Drinks and foods were good, I just felt that the service lacked a little.For example I didn't take another round of drinks but was not offered more water so I didn't have anything to drink for the rest of the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casa Romero continues to deliver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Once again a soid meal at Casa Romero. Patron Margarita's were very good. Ordered my go to dish, the chicken stuffed with cheese and cactus and covered in mole sauce. I just love this dish, the uniqueness of the cactus, the well executed mole and the kicker, the sauteed plantains on the side. I'll be back again soon as I can't go too long without enjoying this tasty dish....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DineOutOftenVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great restaurant overall. Service was terrific, food was tasty and served in a reasonable time, even though the restaurant was full. But it was too noisy. We could not talk across the table and be heard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casa Romero
    foodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a nice dinner but from what I had heard about this place I expected more. I got their signature dish which was pork sautéed with oranges. The meat was a little tough and the orange sauce overwhelmed it. Not bad but nothing great. My partner ordered the calamari which was overcooked. I wouldn't go out of my way to return there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming outside; delicious
    G222
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Neighborhood gem in the alley - the outdoor patio is a cozy and pleasant spot, decor overshadowed by an ivy tower next door. Margaritas are strong, quality ingredients and well-made. Food goes above and beyond, without much flash on paper but very well executed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Missyzim1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were looking for a Mexican restaurant in the Newbury area and read about this one in Open Table. It sounded great and it didn't disappoint us. The atmosphere fit the genre and the food was delicious. Loved the guacamole! We will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy and enjoyable
    adaminboston
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Really enjoyed dining outside on the small patio. Only one nitpick was that there was a couple of ants that were on the fence next to our table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    Rich
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great meal and a awesome birthday song! Waiter was attentive and in addition to the food being great the drinks were even better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food!
    Hbuniotto
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Boston. The food is amazing and the service and awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrations abound
    All605
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a lovely celebration for a special birthday with a group of 12 recently. Have not been to Casa Romero in many years since we left the area, but the ambience is just as charming as ever. They seemed to have a quite a few large groups celebrating birthdays and bachelorette parties amog other things, and yet our service never suffered. The quality of the food was not as high as I remembered, but again it has been a long time! A lovely evening had by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lizzie
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent brunch!
    MCsquaredVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good for inviting friends
    OmideIran
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 61 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 67 reviews are from the Casa Romero reviews archive.
  • LOVE Casa Romero!
    LTC123
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but not spicy
    LeQuif
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Night - Service
    Maverick2676
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate