Rojo Mexican Grill - Edina

Rojo Mexican Grill - Edina

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rojomexicangrill.com/
  • Phone: 9525955495
  • 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 / Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • 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.
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Rojo Mexican Grill - Edina reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
64% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (17)great for outdoor dining (17)great for lunch (15)fit for foodies (8)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (7)special occasion (7)late-night find (7)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Friday night fun!
    AmyE
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My girlfriend and I caught happy hour and tried the house margarita which was great - quick service to go along with it. The dishes we both ordered were very good, but I deducted one star because I didn't think the variety of food on the menu was terribly impressive. However, we both enjoyed our food very much and will be back a 2nd time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Returned and disappointed
    GFdiner
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This was my second time back. It was not very busy and we had poor service. She was very slow and she put in our order wrong and did not check back with us after food was served. We brought our daughter and I was disappointed at how few choices there were on the kids menu. I will probably not return for awhile.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Muy Bien
    fatpantsmplsVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Best skinny margarita and chips & salsa I've ever had. Everything is good here and every one of my girlfriends loves this place. I can't understand why it isn't rated higher.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice surprise
    Pete
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I wasn't excited to go to this restaurant but my experience was great. We all had different tacos and they were outstanding. The rice was sweet and yummy too. We sat outside on a beautiful sunny day and service was great. Loved the chips and salsa too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Sunday Brunch
    Chrystalmyst
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service was stellar, food generally good, though the flavor combination in the chopped salad was odd to me, as is the rice. The fries are stellar, the tortas wonderful. Taco portions too small for my hubby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, ok service
    Doctordrem
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I was pleased with everything but one: the waiter did not offer us dessert. I never have dessert when I eat out, and i was actually looking forward to some fried ice cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service- unkind waiter
    Tamara
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Complete lack of respect & professionalism from the server. He complained about being too busy. The restaurant was nearly 1/2 full. Beyond awful service.He was very stressed & impatient with us!We were not difficult-nor high maintenance. We asked for 3 glasses of water & that bothered him. It felt like a joke having him serve us. I wondered if there was a hidden camera & we were gonna be commended after the meal for remaining calm & kind. Or at the very least get the meal comped for terrible service!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall quality= good
    Doctordrem
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was great, and the waiter was friendly and patient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SarahVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had an absolutely terrible waiter. We wanted to split our bill however he made a mistake 4 times and was very rude that he kept having to change it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing experience
    Denise2
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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 .
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  • Three Strikes
    ihatetocomplainbut
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinner with friends
    2plusfriends
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good but pricey
    PatTVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Marti
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I just loved this place. The cheese crisp was out of this world and the carne asada tacos were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Third time here
    GoodbyeRojoVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PeterhVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Second time we tried the restaurant with the same results. Unfriendly, unattentive staff and poor food quality. Never again.
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  • Can't get enough of this place!
    stcarlson777
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed at our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food was very good! We had three little kids and our server was very kind and patient. The patio was great as well!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 83 reviews are from the Rojo Mexican Grill - Edina reviews archive.
  • Fantastic Food
    foodforthought
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    food, service and atmosphere where perfect. Will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jenny
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great Tortilla soup. My friend's enchillatta was also very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food,but service was lacking
    areynoldsbell
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why the bad reviews? I love it!
    stcarlson777
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bland, poor poor service
    Foodiemama
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Very bland food, extremely slow service, really wanted to like it but, was very disappointed:(
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  • Disappointing
    Goodiefoodshoes
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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-
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  • Got to Love Consistency!
    RobinRVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Karen
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Excellent food & atmosphere. Service is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great margaritas.
    Terry
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Noise level too great, with music too loud. Why not play some soft Spanish guitar music?
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Jafo
    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.
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  • great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Server friendly and intelligence of menu. Offering suggestions.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rojo
    review
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rojo Lunch
    Eljohn
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what's not to like?
    RosevB
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Manager/No GF Training
    amzrns
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
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  • Always Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improvement needed!
    knhans42
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    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.
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  • We'll definitely go back!
    CdiMN
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    GFdiner
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.