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Rojo Mexican Bistro - Novi

Rojo Mexican Bistro - Novi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rojomexicanbistro.com
  • Phone: (248) 374-4600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday 4:00pm - 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12 mile and Novi Rd in Fountain Walk
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Rojo Mexican Bistro - Novi
Authentic Mexican fare, great drinks, and extensive amounts of tequila have never looked so good
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Went to Rojo on a Saturday night. Our table was ready for us on time. We enjoyed the table side guacamole very much . The salsa wasn't bad and they had hot sauces in two flavors to add to it which helped. The chips were somewhat fresh. We live across the street from a popular Mexican restaurant and we drove 20 minutes to go to Rojo. It was worth it , we will return ."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We went to Rojo's on a recommendation from a friend. We do not live close to the Novi location, but we decided to try anyway. I was kind of disappointed that the restaurant was kind of dirty and the booth that we were sat in, was ripped and taped up. I found the pricing a little high for Mexican, but figured if it was great food, well worth it. My husband asked the waiter about the fish (Mahi Mahi) tacos and they were recommended. When he brought them, you could smell the fishy smell right away. My husband could not eat them and sent them back. I ordered the chicken enchiladas which the chicken was in chunks, not shredded. And I thought a small portion for the price. I do not think we will be going back. Sticking to Mexican Village."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Rojo has terrific food----great guacamole made table side. Service was very good."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Rojo is our go to Mexican food place. We've never had a bad meal and the prices are reasonable. Great margaritas as well!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Love Rojo's tableside quacamole, Tastes like my homemade"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I love it when I order the guacamole and they come right to the table and make it right there. The food, drinks, and atmosphere is fabulous."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Rojo was an excellent dining experience. Our waiter Ryan was awesome he was personable attentive and offered numerous suggestions. He was very knowledgable about the various menu offerings and took the time to interact with us on various occasions. The food was phenomenal the stuffed jalapeños were amazing. The shrimp diabla was just the right amount of spicy and flavorful. Awesome experience great for date night. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "food is good, good for groups and i like the ambience. Waiter checked for water and stuff promptly. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Disappointed with my main course. The Chimichanga was more like a Chick Pot Pie. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great selection of tequilas and the sangria was yummy. Red wine was ok. Table side guac was fresh, needed salt and lime juice, then it was very good. Server was new and made some errors, but effort was good and she was pleasant. Very moist strawberry shortcake-like cake. We will go back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This was a good place for a quick dinner before heading over to the movies."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was good, the ambience good - our service was outstanding! It was a slow night so the noise level was low - but perfect for an evening for visiting with a group of people."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Everything was great. The margaritas are delicious and so was the calamari and enchiladas. Service was excellent as well!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was delicious & the dessert was mouth watering. Great place!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was the first time I have dined at Rojo and I'm so happy I made reservations! This place was CRAZY busy! My girlfriend & I had a very small table & seemed to run out of room before our dinners even came out! We tried the guacamole - prepared tableside was nice, but we were hoping it would be made to our order - more tomato, less cilantro, etc. Luckily, he did ask how spicey we wanted it. Between the salsa, guacamole & chips & HUGE JUMBO Margarita's we were filling up. Dinner - wet buritto was great & her tacos looked good, beans & rice were good...rice wasbn't dry like some restaurants. To top it off - a dessert to die for!!! It was moist! Tthe table worked and the service more than made up for it!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Excellent food and very good service - well above average"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was the 4th time I've been to Rojo in Novi, I brought 3 newbies with me and they truly enjoyed their meals and their drinks and are quite likely to return. We love the Taco Tuesday specials and it cushioned the blow to my wallet since it was my treat. The table side guacamole is a great option since you can have them customize it to your taste, ie not to spicy."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I was not satisfied with the food, I also feel the food was over price. I had the burrito bowl and I think Chipotle burrito bowl is much better and cheaper. Sorry :("
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Menu has been totally revamped and the dish that I used to get was not on the menu. I believe it was called the Relenos? It was stuffed jumbo shrimp. I opted for another shrimp dish and I was not pleased. The calamari was the worst calamari i have ever had. the stuffed peppers had No spice to them at all. I will not be dining here again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were in a party of four - the food was very, very good. It came in a timely manner and was hot and fresh. Your bar seemed to be a bit behind- we waited a LONG time for our cocktails. The server said he were running low on glasses:(. He also told us the house margarita wasn't very good - we should go with the "Special" margarita. It was okay, but way too expensive. Our bar bill far out-priced our food bill and we only had 2 drinks each."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "While the food was good (not great), the restaurant is getting a little tired. My chair was so wobbly that I had to switch it with a chair frmo another table. This location has gone downhill since it opened, Our server, on the other hand, was wonderful. I was disappointed that we were not permitted to pay with gift cards because we had taken advantage of the Sunday night special. Evidently, there is a policy that you can't do both, but that policy is not on the specials menu (or anywhere else that I could find)"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We eat at Rojo a few times a month but this last visit was a disappointment. For a place that was not busy service was slow even the guy that made guacamole table side took forever and over salted it. I witness the wait staff having more personal conversations time then time spent servicing their customers. We eat out a lot and I don't appreciate when you have to wonder where your server went or have to nap someone else to please find them. Again if the place was busy I would of understood."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The open table seating was great. While shopping in the area, I did a search for restaurants. I had come across the name Rojo several times reading magazines and reviews. I only had a table for 2 as this appeared to be a happening spot with several large groups. It took awhile to be greeted at my table for drinks. No alcoholic beverages were purchased. Lemons had to be requested at least 4 times for my ice tea. The waitress recommended the Margherita Chicken (I believe this was the dish) over the Chimichanga. The Margherita Chicken was totally bland with no flavor whatsoever. I asked for limes to give the chicken taste but this didn't work either. My dog ended up eating the chicken. -sorry but true -"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food was great with reasonable prices! The atmosphere was very inviting. This was my first time at Rojo. I will be back!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "It was not my first time in Rojo and I m very pleased with food, as usually. I cannot say the same about service. This time it was very slowly, non attentive and very forgetful. It was look like the server either never work in this field before or just filled the spot because of busy night. Other than this its no complain."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is one of my favorite mexican restauraunts. The food is fresh and the service is great!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We made reservations for New Year's Eve for an early dinner with our 14 year old son. We got seated right away, which was nice. The guacamole that is made table side was excellent. The calamari was horrible, very weird texture. The steak and chicken fajitas were just OK. Nothing great. The steak was grisly and over-cooked. We've been there before and the food is usually good, but it was not on New Year's Eve. We may give it another chance."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our server was inexperienced but friendly and tried his best. The bar was poorly managed: it took no less than 25 minutes to get our first drink order. A Margarita in a Mexican restaurant should not be a challenge. Our appetizer arrived, but we were out of chips for the guacamole and had no silverware. I got the chips myself. We wanted to have a draught beer and were told the draught was inoperable, but then I saw one go by with another server, so eventually I got one. We'll try this place once more; hopefully they've just opened and haven't figured it all out yet. Good food, but inexcusable service."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Everything was great but the music at the bar was loud & not relevant to the restaurant theme. I've eaten in the main dining room before & enjoyed that more. However the food & service were both great!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This place is not the best place for mexican food. The food was edible, but not good. Very bland with no spice or flavor. The best thing I had was the cocktail, which was full of flavor. I enjoyed my time at the restaurant, but it will be a place i will never visit again."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Food was blah! My husbands dish was not very hot. I havent been there in a ear but it appears they have changed their menu and prices. It use to be a hgh end Mexican restaurant now it is nothing special. Salsa tasted like tomatoe sauce no flavors. They use to have little ottles of spices to add to salsa to get the degree of hotness that you desired. They no longer have it just a dish of sauce. Service was good"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I've eaten at a couple different Rojo's and they've all been very good. I had lunch here the other day and was not disappointed. Quick service and excellent food. Considering the location, Rojo did an excellent job with the patio."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "My husband and I had a date night so I made reservations for a nice quiet dinner. Our service was horrible. We received chips and salsa but nothing to drink. We ordered an appetizer and received it and ate it and still nothing to drink (we asked for water repeatedly). We then ordered dinner and waited another 10 minutes and requested water again. We were then told that they have been out of glasses (as we saw other tables receiving their drinks). We literally sat there for 45 minutes without a drop to drink. Our waitress also came back to the table and told us that the item my husband ordered was completely out. He had to re-order. Lastly, I ordered the steak fajitas and received a ton of peppers but only about 6 pieces of steak."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "The service was very good our waitress was excellent, need improvements on the salsa it needs to be more traditional like a mild a medium and hot adding the bottled sauce to make it hotter or spicier does not work for most people i know that have been there, the fish and lobster tacos need more fish and lobster even if you raise the price a little. jerry"
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "The food at Rojo was excellent and great value. Service was great too!"
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "Was very good. However, the server could have been a little more attentive. We asked for more Salsa and she forgot it. We asked for the check and we waited for at least 10 minutes before she returned with it. She was nice but very slow and hardly returned to the table."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "The table side Guac was the highlight of the meal, but the rest of the food was very good as well. A tad too cheesy, but still tasted good."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Absolutely LOVE Rojo....the food and service was wonderful as usual, however the air conditioning must have been broken. We met friends for dinner and it was so uncomfortably hot we had to cut our time together short. It was way too hot! My husband dressed up and he was even more uncomfortable than I was. It truly ruined our evening. :("
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "Our service was horrible. After waiting 15 minutes for drinks, we waited another 30 minutes for our server to return to take our dinner order. We finally had to walk out and go to Black Rock next door."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "Rojo has the quality that we have come to expect from Andiamo's but with a mexican flare. The guacamole made table side is great and while their red sauce has an italian sweetness to it, it is a nice balance with the heat you can get from that sauces at the table. Tacos el pastore are reminicent of the street tacos of mexico but definately add the third as they are a little small."
    Dined on 6/14/2013