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Rojo Mexican Grill - Edina

Rojo Mexican Grill - Edina Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rojomexicangrill.com
  • Phone: (952) 595-5495
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch& Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Mario Rojas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Southdale Center
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Rojo Mexican Grill - Edina
Rojo Mexican Grill serves new culinary creations and many traditional dishes, such as quesadillas, tacos and enchiladas, but with bold new flavors or in unique presentations. Ingredients, such as the tortillas, guacamole, and salsas, are made fresh from scratch each day. And Rojo uses special proprietary blends of Mexican spices to create the unique recipes. The stylish restaurant seats more than 280 guests and was designed to evoke traditional Mexican décor, but with a modern influence. Warm woods and soft red upholstery are offset by accents of leather, stone and steel. The dining room offers traditional table service and a generous view of the kitchen where diners can watch food prepared throughout the process. Three centrally located tables are dedicated to preparing hand-rolled tortillas, fresh guacamole and salsa in full view each day.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was like an average chain restaurant and expensive for Mexican food. We ordered the fajitas and they came with four inch tortillas which barely held anything and there were hardly any meat and veggies. The margaritas were average Not worth the money ."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Strike One: The name Cheese Crisps suggest the major ingredient would be cheese, and that the dish would be fairly crisp. When you add chicken and poblano peppers you expect that the cheese would still be a significant player. What you don't expect is that the pico (which isn't even mentioned in the menu) would be so overpowering that it is all you can taste. Strike Two: The tacos were laughably small, particularly given the price they charge for them. Strike Three: In a Mexican restaurant you don't expect the rice to be sweet more akin to rice pudding than a Mexican side."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "For the 4 of us, trying to peruse menu whilst chatting non-stop, the waiter caught on and was charming about awaiting our lead. We ordered guacamole as an app = good. Then we all ordered versions of the open-face flour tortilla tacos. They're small, served in a group of 3, I believe, and were good. Light food, great for a light dinner. We all had water, so inexpensive as well."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Even though this is a chain, I was still hoping for somewhat decent food. The chips were like thin cardboard and had no flavor. The food was OK and nothing more. Won't be back. Too many other good options in the Twin Cities."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Good food, but prices seemed to reflect the high cost of being a mall restaurant. $16.95 for house special of approx 3 pork tacos with fixins? $8.95 for cheese dip? $10.95 for (3) chicken street tacos? Quality was good, but not sure Rojo will be a regular stop for us at those prices. Also, 90% of diners were sitting outside. Service for the few seated tables inside was sporadic. Watched server "chat" with co-worker instead of checking on table for drinks & chips refills."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I just loved this place. The cheese crisp was out of this world and the carne asada tacos were fabulous."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "On this our 3rd visit, the service was so bad (even though there relatively few people dining there) we will not return. Each person in our party of 4 received their food at different times, with long periods of time in between each meal being delivered. We sat and waited, and waited, and waited until each of us FINALLY had received our meals, and then one of the orders was completely wrong. We looked for our server, and she was not to be found. We finally got the attention of a man bussing tables, and he brought over another man to see what was wrong. The meal had to be re-prepared, & by the time it arrived the other 3 of us were nearly done eating. Still no server, and when she finally returned, there was no apology whatsoever."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Second time we tried the restaurant with the same results. Unfriendly, unattentive staff and poor food quality. Never again."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Why is it not busy at lunchtime? The fish tacos are to die for. Actually, everything we've eaten has been above and beyond fantastic. Check it out!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Patio seating on the gorgeous night we visited was "open seating," which meant the staff with almost nothing to do at the host stand would not be helping us find a table, taking a list for the patio, nada. we dragged a table away from the server station on the patio with the blessing of -- not the help of -- a server. Another person came by and quickly wiped the table with a dirty rag. So, not a great start. The $10+ margaritas were weak and not very cold, service was very rushed (because everyone was on the patio) and the food was just average. I so wanted this to be a great Mexican place close to our home but was left feeling it wasn't quite clean and was average."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was very good! We had three little kids and our server was very kind and patient. The patio was great as well!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "food, service and atmosphere where perfect. Will definitely return"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great Tortilla soup. My friend's enchillatta was also very good."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "After eating at Rojo's in the West End, I was very pleased to find the new Southdale location offers the same quality food and experience. We were celebrating a friend's birthday, and staff made it a special meal. Great food, great service, terrific menu. This is an excellent addition to Southdale which can be reached from inside the mall."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Dined here for dinner with wife. After living in TX, we miss good Tex-Mex. There are few options in Mpls. Could only get reservations in Edina, and the times available were limited. Rojo was MAYBE 1/2-2/3 full when we left, which was when I originally wanted to dine. The menu is limited, but the food was good. Our server was not attentive. It was not busy and she had our table and 2-3 others right near ours. One was a group of four couples and the others 2 were couples like us. She never brought or even offered us water. My wife had a Perrier for her beverage, so I hope that was not why. I had a beer and waited 10 minutes with an empty for a 2nd. Waited 10 minutes to order more tortillas for my fajitas. Could not get her attention."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Every time I go here, I get the fish tacos and they are delicious! Seriously, try it for lunch. I love Mexican food and am super picky!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Very bland food, extremely slow service, really wanted to like it but, was very disappointed:( "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "After having really good experiences at the St. Louis Park location I was hoping for at least the same. The SLP restaurant was lively and the food was, well, close to delicious. In fairness, we were at the Edina establishment on a Sunday, so, the not so lively factor was understandable. But the food is the most important criteria, and it was below average. No one in our party of four could come up with anything better than just okay. Speaking for myself, I ordered the salmon salad. I had ordered the same salad at SLP, and was actually surprised how truly good it was. My biggest complaint about the Edina salad was I had to pick out all the brown pieces of lettuce. It was obviously dumped out of a dated bag of premade salad. Grade:C-"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Another delicious dinner at Rojo! Invited my brother and sister-in-law this time- it was their first visit, and definitely will not be their last. Love, love the Cheese Crisp - especially the Chicken Poblano version. Chicken Tacos rocked and 1st time trying the Veggie taco's interesting and yummy. Best margarita in town."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Excellent food & atmosphere. Service is wonderful. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Noise level too great, with music too loud. Why not play some soft Spanish guitar music?"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "First time eating here in May. My friend arrived early and sat for 15 minutes before she had to ask for service. When I arrived the service continued to be extremely slow. It was a late lunch and the place was pretty empty so I am not sure what the deal was. They did not seem to care whether we were there or not. Disappointing. Won't return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Server friendly and intelligence of menu. Offering suggestions."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Good food and great service. It was a little loud, though - I was there with a friend, and we each commented that we felt like we were yelling to talk."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The service we received was excellent. The three of us picked three different tacos so that we could try each of them. The chicken didn't have much taste but the pork and the shrimp were very good."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The wife and I had fish tacos with re-fried beans and an unusual but excellent side or rice. The re-fried beans were as good as I've ever had, as far a re-fried beans are concerned. The tacos were very tasty as well. The staff was quick and friendly and they anticipated our readiness to order, and for the check. We had large comfortable both and the lighting was atmospheric. The restaurant wasn't very full so this may also play factor in the excellent service. We had margaritas and they were delicious. The price was reasonable. Really I would be hard pressed to find anything critical to say. Perhaps I'm easy to please, but good is good and they earned 5 stars from me."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "While the food is fine, the service and assistance provided by the manager was extremely poor. Servers do not have training on gluten allergies, and the manager provided lazy, irresponsible answers to gluten-related questions. Better food and service are available elsewhere - we will not be back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I've been to Rojo countless times both at the West End and Southdale. The food is always good and fresh. And you can't beat the chips and salsa."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We brought in a group of 6 professionals for a lunch & discussion period from 11 AM to 1 PM. The wait person was attentive and gave us time while all arrived. Chips and dip was good and appreciated by all. We all ordered different items from the menu and the waiting time to receive the food was a little long, but OK. As far as the food we only rated it fair and in one case it was rated poor. The items were not as good as we had expected. Most of us will not be back for sometime, maybe next year and try again."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Overall, our experience at Rojo was great. The food came out quickly and was hot and fresh. We shared the ceviche and chicken fajitas, both of which were very tasty. We also each had a margarita (I had the skinny, he had the Rojo) and we both enjoyed them a lot!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "First time at Rojo. Needed gluten-free options and the fish tacos which were wonderful and had a variety of other interesting menu items. Will be sure to come back."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The person seating us was kind enough to move us from next to the kitchen to a quieter table. The server guy was friendly and made good recommendations. Good but expensive margerita, good fish tacos according to my wife. I had the meatloaf which had a good sauce and great rice and refried beans, but I wasn't personally into the flavor of the meatloaf itself. Nobody's fault."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was delicious! Margaritas were made the right way..."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We made our reservation through open table and were seated right away upon arrival. The restaurant was pretty full, so glad we made it in advance. It took a little time for our server to come get our drink order and then food order. She was less than enthusiastic, but she was right on top of refilling our water. The chips and salsa were great, the salsa is not spicy, more of a sweet flavor. I ordered the beef enchiladas which came with sweet rice (to die for!) and refried beans. The food presentation was very classy, and was just enough. It wasn't giant portions like you receive at other restaurants. Our food was also quick to arrive, even the dessert. Loved that they clearly mark the gluten free options right on the menu. Kudos for that!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Rojo served up a Salmon Salad that was hearty and delicious. We felt unhurried, tho the place was very busy. Reservations on a Saturday evening were a must. Have been there for lunch, and Rojo serves light and healthy options. Try it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great service, generous drink pours, and fantastic flavors. A bit too noisy for lower-key dining, but a fun atmosphere for groups."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "After being initially seated, we sat for over 15 minutes being totally ignored. When we finally flagged a staff member down, we still did not receive service. When we went to complain to the hostess someone finally came and brought us chips and took our beverages and said they'd be right back. After another 10 minute wait it took another trip back to the receptionist to finally get a server to come take our order. If we hadn't booked through open table and didn't want to lose our points, we would have walked out. Oddly there is another Rojo in St Louis Park where we've enjoyed dining several times. We'll never go back to this one. I think this should be removed from Open Table's list."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Attentive service, and great choices. Loved the meatloaf (with chorizo), and my partner liked the shrimp tacos. Refried beans were delicious."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The Mexican corn was really good. My tacos however were too salty and really dispointing. On that note, I wanted to give Rojo another try, so I scheduled my birthday celebration there. There were 7 of us, and only 2 of us has meals that were decent. The chimichanga's and the ribs were awful. My familty didn't want to say anything, too Minnesota nice, but I can't let it go. The meal was expensive and we were all disappointed. The only thing we ate that I would recommend to anyone, is the flan. That was excellent."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Location is next to AMC theaters. Rojo chips,salsa and Guac is Way better than movie popcorn - so come here first! I ordered the Chopped salad, grinds ordered seafood tacos. Our server LUKE, was fun and efficient. Nice experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014