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Rosa Mexicano- Boston
Rosa Mexicano- Boston

Rosa Mexicano- Boston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rosamexicano.com
  • Email: bosteam@rosamexicano.com
  • Phone: (617) 476-6122
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH
    Monday- Friday: 11:30am – 4:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Ismael Garduno
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Regardless of your party size, Rosa Mexicano is the perfect venue to offer your guests a creative, upscale experience that few restaurants can match. We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, pre-fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d'oeuvres, etc. We also offer off-premise catering for groups of all sizes. For Large Party Reservations, please contact Nicole Thatcher at nthatcher@rosamexicano.com 617.476.6122 for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: No matter what type of event you're having, you can be sure our award-winning cuisine and genuine hospitality will make for a truly unforgettable experience. Let us cater to your every whim so you can focus on having fun!

    For on-premise or off-premise special event inquiries:
    Please contact Nicole Thatcher at nthatcher@rosamexicano.com
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Thatcher (617) 476-6122
  • Entertainment: On special occasions, we frequently have guest musicians and/or mariachis present to heighten the festive atmosphere. Please contact the restaurant directly for more information.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for Happy Hour Mon-Fri from 4-7pm featuring:
    $1 Tacos, Frozen Pomegranate Margaritas, Local Craft Beers, Sangria and Pitchers of our "Shameless" Margarita

    MEXICAN BREAKFAST | Served Every Weekend
    Start the day with a spicy spin on breakfast classics including Fried Eggs and Carnitas Hash; Nopales con Huevo (soft scrambled eggs and cactus paddle with chili and roasted peppers); and Cinnamon-Cascabel Chili Stuffed French Toast with caramelized plantains.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Rosa Mexicano- Boston
In 1984, Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine when it first opened in New York City. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a "new" cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano"s menu features a range of award-winning signature dishes, including our Guacamole en Molcajete, prepared in a traditional lava rock mortar. Described by Time Out New York as "green ecstasy in a stone bowl," it is prepared tableside and served with house made chips, warm corn tortillas and condiment salsas. Rosa Mexicano is also known for the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita, as well as the stylish and festive ambiance that includes the 15 foot water wall.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Waiter was a disaster. Brought the food all at once in stead of one course at a time. Was not familiar with new menu. Manager was very apologetic and helpful, but this was a disappointment."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is arguably a chain. But the quality of food is really high. At times you will see how the 'chain-esque' tenets bleed through but that doesn't make it a bad dining choice that just love exceptional food. There are some very ordinary but there are some very extraordinary dishes. The price is relatively cheap to the overall quality, unless you are the snobbiest of food snobs, you will not go wrong with a visit here."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Had some tacos: dry and flavorless meet, almost chocked on it. The beans were more of a soup......really runny..."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Good, fresh food. Service was friendly, timely and excellent overall. The carnitas (pork) tacos were excellent. My wife is gluten free, and they have a great gluten free menu as well. She was very pleased."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I ate here the other night. Our server was amazing he knew so much about the menu, and he was very quick to help us find exactly what we were looking for. Both of our meals were delicious. We will be back with some of our friends in the near future."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Really nice restaurant, made a reservation for 2pm, didn't had a table until 230pm. Reservations for a table I think why bother it didn't work, service was ok, I was not impress. Was not a busy afternoon and my food was warm not hot but still taste good. Willing to try again and hope thing from better next time."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Had the Guacamole prepared tableside. It was delicious. The tortilla soup was rich, and the chicken tacos were savory and filling. Nice ambience."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Situated with a nice view of the harbor, Rosa Mexicano was a clear choice for Mexican food in Boston. Although the food wasn't very spicy (the waiter was quick to bring peppers to add to my salsa), is was vibrant and inviting. Everything tasted fresh, and I wasn't rushed through my meal. The waiters were polite and knowledgeable about the menu, and waiter could even identify specific flavors in the food. Cost was reasonable for Boston: around $10 for a drink (alcoholic) and around $20-35 for an entree. The restaurant filled up quick, even at 6pm, so definitely get a reservation ahead of time. There were couples, business travelers, and families with small children dining making for a loud atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were recently at Rosa Mexicano for a friend's birthday and had an amazing time! The atmosphere and food were excellent! Will definitely go back soon."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Went with a group of co-workers and it couldn't have been a better experience!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "So I went to this place expecting something great since a cheese enchilalda costs $16. I sat down and looked at the menu. 3 vegetarian choices. I then asked the server if they had any burritos. Nothing. Absolutely none. What kind of Mexican restaurant charges 16+ per enter and doesn't have one burrito? I then asked for a veggie enchilada and the server made a face at me as if I was an alien. I would never go again."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "A bit pricy and small portion size. For example, guacomole was great but $14.00 for one avacado's worth."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Staff bent over backwards. Accommodated the change of our reservation an hour and a half beforehand, gave us wonderful service and treatment, served top notch food that was out of this world and even accommodated us as we needed to leave for an emergency just after we ate our apps and before we were served our dinners. They took the dinners off the bill and expiidited the payment service so we could get out the door in a hurry to respond to the emergency. Incredible service, friendly staff, delicious food, beautiful ambiance. I can't say anything better about this place! I'm really looking forward to going back next time I'm in Boston. Handsdown one of the best dining experiences I've had."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My friends and I have eaten at RM a number of time through the years both in Boston and in Washington, DC. I've never been disappointed. The food is always very good. I can't call the food great, because RM is a large chain aimed to provide consistency well-made, fresh food. So, there is no great chef back in the kitchen. As with the food, the service is well-trained and competent. The only problem I've ever had is noise, because the RM is usually filled with people, and they all have large bars. So be prepared for that."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Awesome food, guacamole made table side, very good!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "3 girlfriends looking for a brunch on Saturday afternoon found a gem! Great recommendations from our waitress who was all around fabulous, fun and funny. Gave us the low down on the menu according to what each of us was craving. We were so full but well worth it!! I look forward to coming back this week! Waitress was Kat (Kathleen) who spoke Spanish and seemed to work so well with her team. She made the experience wonderful in addition to the food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Fresh and high quality. Good portions. The service was great. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a very delicious dinner and drinks at Rosa this past weekend. The service was great and the place had a great buzz once the loud music was turned down a bit. Our only complaint on the very creative Mexican cuisine was that the portions are HUGE if you order the tacos or enchiladas. With moderate prices in place, it would be a much better dining experience to cut the portions in half and have an attractive presentation of the entrees with their interesting sauces. The dessert was awesome."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Overall it is a large space with lots of groups, but we were lucky to have a quiet corner. Wonderful Mexican food, lots of variety."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The restaurant was very disappointing. The chips looked and tasted like they came out of a bag, not warm and authentic and very salty, The guacamole was made at the table and very good. The choices were boring and the food wasn't very hot. The drinks were very small! All in all it was a run of the mill chain restaurant that doesn't measure up to Boston standards!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We went there on a Saturday night. I thought the service was good - but that was all that was good. We had 5 in our party and no one really liked their entrees. Too bad..."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "the food was amazing - i ordered off the gluten free menu (ceviche, plaintains and chipoltle cremed spinach) and they didn't bring the spinach. turns out the chef said it wasn't gluten free because of the tequila. my sensitivity isn't severe so i decided to have it anyway - it was so worth it!!! just thought it was odd the chef and front of house weren't on the same page as to what was gluten free - the gluten menu was a separate printed menu. it was crazy loud and a little hard to talk but the food makes it worth it."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food here has a nice edge of difference to it. Sure there's table-side guacamole making, but it's really GOOD guac. The house margarita is excellent too. I was lucky enough to have the mole' which apparently has recently come off the menu and I can say it was top notch as good as I had recently in Jalisco. Portions are appropriate, the service seems a bit harried, but overall good. The proximity to the World Trade Center makes it a great after-conference stop."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Not good! The service and food were terrible. Too many young inexperience staff. We were seated at the rear of the restaurant by ourselves while there were empty tables in the middle and front of the restaurant. Waiter did not ask if it was our first time there. Never told us the specials, if there were any. We ordered appetizers before we ordered cocktails. . . .had to ask waiter if we could order a cocktail. My margarita was served in a whiskey glass filled to the top with ice. . . 3 sips and it was gone. Waiter never came back to ask if we wanted another cocktail. My carnita tacos were cold, dry and lacked any seasoning. Mexican restaurant and no seasoning! Enchiladas were too spicey, it made me cough and eyes tear."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The menu, drinks and service were incredible..servers are so informed and passionate about the food. The atmosphere is really upscale but the food is very approachable. Some of the menu items were exactly like what you would find alone the streets of Mexico. How about the hand smashed guacamole tableside! This was a great experience from start to finish. Location is perfect if you're staying in the Seaport Hotel."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food here is great, but unfortunately everything else detracts from the experience. From little things like having to ask for the chips with our appetizer that came with chips, to big things like waiting thirty minutes for our table despite having a reservation, everything other than the food was poorly done."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had been here before for drinks and had a great time. Let me start by saying that our servers were very nice and our fish tacos were good. Aside for that, my drink tasted very water downed and the meal was average at best. I don't mind spending money for good food, but this seemed very over price for very average food that didn't come out hot."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food very good but not great...service very good but not great....above average for standard Mexican but nothing particularly creative or original."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was only average. My meal was cold. The guacamole was good, but a bit bland (we ordered it medium). Typical chain food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Relatively crowded Sunday evening (but not overly so). Host station was not up to the standard of the rest of the operation. Once seated, the waitstaff was excellent, however and the food is on par with the other locations (e.g. NYC). Worth revisiting for sure, to see if things even out."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My wife and enjoyed an early Valentine's Day at Rosa Mexicana. The service was friendly and attentive, the 4 course prix fixe menu offered a variety of options to suite all tastes and the overall experience provided tremendous value. It felt like they cared and wanted to make sure we had a great experience. We were even given a parting gift of "desert" salsa which was delicious. Thanks for an enjoyable evening in the seaport."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was my first time here, the food was great and the sangria was awesome. Generous portions all around! The guacamole made fresh at the table was perfect. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We used to frequent Rosa Mexicana in Columbus Circle, NYC, so I was happy to see that we now have one in Boston. The food (especially the guacamole) is still as good as we had remembered. The restaurant was a bit on the quiet side (1/2 empty), but it was the middle of the week."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I brought four guests to the restaurant for lunch. It wasn't crowded at all; only about eight people in the restaurant during lunch time. However, it took a long time to receive the food; it was room temperature; and my other guests were disappointed because of the built up expectations. This is the second time that this has happened. The first time I set aside because everyone deserves a second chance to make a first impression but, there will not be a third."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Loved the tableside guacamole. The kids were invited to help and had a lot of fun. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "In town for a convention? This place is right down the road. Walking distance. They just revamped the menu with lots of new items. I came here twice in one week and the chef and staff went over and above to make a special dish for me. Make sure you get the tableside guac. Its amazing!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "My only issue with it was for a seaport restaurant on a Friday night the crowd was surprisingly either not-young or too-young (people with small children). Across the street everyone seems to be 20-30s and single. It's a bit ridiculous of me to call this an "issue" when I'm over 40 and have children myself, but..when out dining on a Friday night in Boston I prefer to not to be around my kids or anyone else's. I also prefer to be one of the older people in the room. So I can kid myself that I fit in, of course, when I actually do not. That said, I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was and will definitely go back. With all the other old people."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The hostess refused to seat us - even though there were open tables available - until our whole party arrived.Having to stand around and wait started the night on a sour note for me. It was cold and very very loud! Our waiter was great. The guacamole was to die for, though $28 was too high a price. I ordered the crab enchiladas. The crab was very strong smelling, which surprised me. The crab meat filling was not particularly tasty, but the sauce on the enchiladas was very very good.The portion size was too small for the price. I splurged and ordered the La Ultima margarita. It was very yummy, but for $17 it should have been twice the size. The four of us spent just under $300- I felt Rosa Mexicana was not worth this price."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Terrific food - guacamole was superb. Everyone's entrée was gobbled up quickly. Service was a bit slow at times - took about 15 minutes to get our second drinks, but other than that, it was great."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The guacamole was very good and is served very quickly tableside. The chips are much too thin IMO. It was hard to scoop guac with the delicate chips. I ordered the baja fish tacos and they were very good. The sauces were good and the fish was fried elegantly. My wie ordered the chicken enchilada's and enjoyed them. The beans were refried and the rice is interestingly similr to chipotle. Overall, it was good but nothing extraordinary."
    Dined on 1/31/2014