Rojo Mexican Grill - St. Louis Park
Rojo Mexican Grill - St. Louis Park

Rojo Mexican Grill - St. Louis Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rojomexicangrill.com/
  • Phone: 9526575385x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Guinto
  • Dress Code: Business 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, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th St & West End Blvd
  • Public Transit: Accessible by MET Council Bus lines 9, 604 and 649. Ample bike parking available.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking available in a 5 level ramp and heated underground garage.
A word from Rojo Mexican Grill - St. Louis Park
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Rojo Mexican Grill - St. Louis Park reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (12)great for outdoor dining (11)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (6)special occasion (4)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)fit for foodies (3)late-night find (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • Salmon Salad
    LHuff
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I have been to Rojo's 3 times and have gotten the same thing every time! The SALMON SALAD! So good! It is one of the best salads I have ever had! Can't wait to have it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We loved the food at RoJo. The corn appetizer was so good....will order again. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    For the size of the tacos it's not worth the price. My drink was almost as much as the chicken tacos. Not worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and service as usual!
    FoodLover101
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My co-workers and I normally come here to lunch on special occasions and we always enjoy our time here. The service is awesome and the food is so delish. My co-workers had the chicken tacos with the yummy rice. I had the vegetarian tacos with the rice and wow, it's delicious! This place is perfect for big groups, hang out spot and good bar area for happy hour! I've raved about ROJO to my friends and family and everyone can't wait to try it. The only thing is the parking can be a challenge especially knowing that there is such great shopping stores and great food around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    MNNeneVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We go here regularly for a quick bite. Wait staff is always friendly, and food is reasonably priced. Outside tables on a first come basis are great for people watching. My wife loves the Chopped salad, and says the Tortilla soup is the best in the TC's. I like the tacos - any variety, as well as the Cheese crisps. Good, casual Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Banker
    BankerVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    beautiful day lunch on the patio great food lots of fun !!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • zest7
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Rather pedestrian Mexican food. Nothing you wouldn't make at home. I tried the Chicken Tacos. Grilled chicken with some pico de gallo, avocado and some white sauce on small soft flour tortillas. Fairly bland with nothing to recommend them. The Cadillac Rojo Marguerita, however, was quite tasty. With so many fine small Mexican restaurants in TC I would have no reason to return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NaniTutu
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We came here to make arrangements for our sons wedding rehearsal dinner. We got to sample all of the food we will be serving. Tried the corn on the cob for the first time and it is amazing. The person assisting us was great. She made suggestions and then left us alone to discuss what we wanted to do. We are doing a fajita bar! Can't wait for the wedding in September.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Do reservations even matter
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Had a reservation for a group of 8, showed up to an empty restaurant, but still had to wait for our table to be set up. And yes, we were on time, though why that would matter in an empty restaurant...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good appetizer, so-so main dishes
    ari8
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The in-house salsa and the habanero queso appetizer that we ordered was really great. I used to live in Texas and these appetizers will be considered pretty good, if not "outta park" down there also. But I ordered chicken tacos and the tacos were served on tiny flour tortillas, and both beans and "sweet" rice (which was indeed sweet) were all meh... So I'll come back for appetizers and snacks but perhaps not for a meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 176 reviews are from the Rojo Mexican Grill - St. Louis Park reviews archive.
  • Unprepared for summer dining crowd
    ShariVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Quite disappointed in our experience. We were celebrating our 25th anniversary with a few beverages and light appetizers. Beautiful day, decided to sit outside. Tables are first come, first serve outside, so we grabbed 1 that was dirty. Took 15 minutes to be acknowledged and we had to ask for it to be cleaned. Another 10 minutes until we were able to place a drink order and again had to flag someone down to place food order. Food was lukewarm at best. Check this location off my list to try again, which is too bad. Love to dine outside, but NOT here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food vs noise
    ARojofan
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Food is great! It was a bit noisy for visiting with folks I hadn't seen for a while.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Happy Hour
    GolfNujt722VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Great Happy Hour food and beverage prices. We split some quesdillas and they were excellent. So were the margaritas.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Banker
    BankerVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Had a delicious lunch. Loved the chips and salsa.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed Dining Experience
    HollyWVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My husband and I had a chance to make last-minute dinner plans, and he has wanted to try Rojo for a while (after my raving reviews), so the only reservation available was 4:30. We decided to grab it and plan an early dinner. The skinny margarita is one of the best I've tried in the metro area and I love the shrimp tacos and fish tacos. However, our service was rushed like they were anxious to clear us out for the next reservation. After 2 margaritas and dinner, we were out of there in 45 minutes.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jcon
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    overall vibe was good and the margarita with corona beer on side was a fun touch but the food seemed a little bland and uninteresting for Mexican
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    This was my 4th visit to Rojo, and every experience tends to be a little less positive than the previous. We got the fancy guac, which as far as I could tell was Holy Guacamole with a bunch of fruits, cheese, and nuts sprinkled on top which we then had to mix together. Bland and disappointing. We received a recommendation from the waiter to try the Tortilla Chicken, so my dining mate and I both ordered it. It came and was a pretty blah chicken breast, covered in extremely salty sauces that didn't really make sense together. Even the rice/corn, which is my favorite thing at this restaurant, wasn't as delicious as in previous visits. Overall this visit was tremendously underwhelming, and for $60 for lunch for two, it was totally not worth it.
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  • We enjoy the interesting food
    ChefMateVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We enjoy the interesting food choices. Our favorites are the avocado egg rolls, tacos, and enchiladas with green sauce. So glad this is in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Atmosphere
    prairiediners
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Vibrant energy, persistent server (we delayed her getting our food and drinks to the table due to our talking), solid menu, good tasting food. Overall an nice place with groups of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold Day Warm Lunch
    simbaba
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Perfect spot for a cosy lunch on a very cold day. Then an easy walk to the Icon theatre.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    MeganVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    I got the quesadilla off of the appetizer menu - it is definitely enough for one person... I had some leftovers to take home! The chips and salsa are really good here, the chips come out warm. Sitting by the windows in the winter is not the best idea, it was super chilly and almost to the point of uncomfortable. If I go again in the winter, I would sit in the dining area, not the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Services Doesn't Seem to Cut It
    Search4Yummy
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    I have been to Rojo a few times, and I feel that the service has been mediocre. The waiter dropped drinks off and walked away before we could even say anything, not allowing us to order our food - we had to ask him if we could order. He seemed very distracted and not happy to be there. As I was going to Rojo this evening my husband asked if this was the place with bad service, and I couldn't recall, but afterwards I felt like it was safe to say he remembered it correctly. With all of the other choices in the WestEnd, I don't think I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Really enjoyed my tacos carnitas at Rojo! The service was attentive, particularly when I noted that my dining companion and I were on a tight schedule.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere. I had the
    Chadcarter
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Great atmosphere. I had the fish tacos. The flavors were sight on!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than CRAVE
    LuvsFood911
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    RoJo has a good vibe and is a great place for meeting for a drink, dinner date, meeting a friend, or even the place to meet up and 'pre-game' the evening.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went on New Year's Eve.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We went on New Year's Eve. Tried to make a 5:00 reservation we were told they were full so we made a 4:30 reservation on line. They were not very busy when we arrived (maybe 25% full) and yet our server was slow to get our orders taken, served and the check to us when we were done. She seemed to be spending the majority of her time flirting with the waiters and other staff. When we left at 5:45 (we were there for over an hour because our sever was "busy") the restaurant was still only about 25% full. Still not sure why we couldn't get a 5:00 reservation. The food was at best fair. We will not be back.
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  • Fun Place
    plymouth
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Great margarita's the food is good as well. When the weather is nice sit out side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm a repeat customer!
    Courtney
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Very fun and relaxed place to enjoy appetizers and catch up with friends! We were there for 2 1/2 hours and ordered a bunch of different appetizers...but they always kept those chips coming :) Our waiter was attentive, but was not overbearing which was much appreciated. The margaritas are also fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was great except
    RockyVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Everything was great except for the urgency to clear our table. Anybody who is clearing a plate should make sure the customer is done. My husband had a few bites left and someone came by and just grabbed his plate without even asking if he was done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot at WestEnd to grab
    BigRig
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Good spot at WestEnd to grab a quick bite for lunch. Two coronas, some nachos and a carnita tacos-$40. If your guy is 250 lbs + make sure he knows the serving sizes are small, this isn't 6 pack and a pound place to pack it down.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoy this interpretation
    ChefMateVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We really enjoy this interpretation of Mexican food. The avocado egg rolls are especially tasty and different. The sticky rice side dish is also very good. We are very happy to have this restaurant in our neighborhood. I don't usually like margarita's but I always order the Rojo version because it taste so good. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum Yum Yum
    Heather
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    You can't go wrong with Rojo! This place is awesome! I personally love their Carna Asada tacos. They are are so delicious. The atmosphere is energentic, modern and classy. The food is reasonably priced and great quailty.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Good food, excellent staff, fast service and good amiance
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mexican food around!
    CraftBrewKiller
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Been here a handful of times and never have been disappointed with food, drinks or service! It's a must try place if you haven't been!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service
    ColHan
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We had the best waitress! She was very attentive but not overly so and too time to make sure we were happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Freshie Fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Part of me doesn't want to like a chain restaurant, particularly an ethnic one. Shouldn't a sweet little Mexican grandma and grandpa be in the kitchen stirring the mole' sauce? But I can't help it -- the food is consistently super fresh tasting, nicely plated, and reasonably priced. Whatever you do, do NOT forget to order the Strawberry Jalapeno margarita. It is a MUST! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    LizP
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    Rojo was a great choice for lunch. Food was delicious and service was friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed our Sunday lunch.
    ChefMateVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    We enjoyed our Sunday lunch. The avocado egg roll is a very tasty appetizer. The sticky rice side dish is addictive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great for meeting friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Met two friends for happy hour before a movie and this was the perfect spot. Food and drink were excellent , wonderful service, energetic vibe made for a great get together. I can highly recommend the fish tacos and the sangria. Quesadilla was one of the best I have ever had - the cheese blend was very tasty. One in my party had been there before a time or two and recommended it and it was a great spot-will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Salsa!
    Joey
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    I love the salsa here! Service is good and friendly. My tacos were delicious. You should go here!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate