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Casa Romero, Boston, MA

Casa Romero

4.6
4.6
1270 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
After 40 years, my customers still tell me what a delightful discovery it is to step out of a Boston alley and into the heart of Mexico. That is exactly what I had envisioned when I decorated the coffered door and walls of my restaurant with the bright Talavera tiles from Puebla, Mexico. Casa Romero is located in the midst of glamorous Back Bay at 30 Gloucester and offers the best traditional Mexican food in Boston.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 536-4341

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Leo Romero

  • Private party facilities

    We have a very cozy private dining room that has a capacity to seat 23 people. We also offer a smaller private space that accommodates private parties from 6-8 people. Our restaurant is also open to private functions daily to celebrate birthday parties, bridal or baby showers or whatever it is you would like to celebrate.

  • Private party contact

    Nicole Monis: (617) 536-4341

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    between Newbury st and Commonwealth Ave.

  • Parking details

    Meter parking is available on Newbury Street and there is also parking lots at the Prudential Center and on Newbury street

  • Public transit

    Hynes Convention Center Station (Green)<br />Prudential Station (Green)<br />Copley Station (Green)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,270 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Mexican

  • Boston

    Mexican

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  1. PB

    PegB

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time last night at Casa Romero. Usually we order chicken enchiladas but last night we tried the fish tacos Baja style and they were wonderful. We had the chef grill the fish instead of batter fry and will definitely order them again the same way. The Margarita Classico was a great way to start our meal. Thank you for another wonderful evening at Casa Romero.
  2. LL

    LauraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating hear since the pandemic. We had a reservation and we were seated right away. They sat us in the corner and tables were very close together I wasn’t sure how they would get our food to us but they did. They did not let us know to look at menu from QR code on a small drink menu which I happened to notice. The food was very good as expected we had chips with salsa & guac. enchiladas verdes and mole and sangria. Will definitely go back when in Boston.
  3. x

    xamimim

    New England

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The dining room was packed with people by 5:30, and tables are very close together. There was an unpleasant odor near our table. I know the building and restaurant have been around for years and it’s age shows. The service was very good. The waiter was very quick to offer chips, salsa and guacamole before seeing the menu. There is a $15 dollar charge for that, which you might not be aware until it’s too late. Also, we ordered a glass of tequila and another one was brought at a higher price, didn’t realize that until we got the bill. We had the chili reillano that was excellent. The tamales were average. We also had a pork dish that was tasty, but the pork was tough. In the end there was a kitchen charge of $6, which I haven’t seen before. Overall an expensive meal, paid more than we expected.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Overall a nice dinner. The food and service was great, and the portion sizes were perfect. The guac was totally worth it! We did feel a little rushed when OpenTable said our reservation was only for 1.5 hours, and then the hostess told the group in front of us that she needed the table in an hour. Ambiance was good, but bustling and a little noisy. I had to keep my coat on because we were seated next to a cold window in Jan.
  5. MW

    MichaelW

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Private back room and Vladimir waiter - all fantastic.
  6. MS

    ManalS

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Offered chips salsa guac repeatedly at the start as if it was complimentary but it was not, and added almost $20 to the bill. Also included other fees on the bill without explanation. Food not great and overpriced.
  7. SB

    SB49

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I first visited Casa Romero when I first Moved to Boston, in 1979, I enjoyed it very much then as it was one of the two Mexican Restaurant in Town, I had a pleasant experience then, so I wanted to try it out with My daughter after all these years. What I found is that they have maintained the same decor as it was then, it was more crowded now, and the food was what I expected, the server was very nice and helpful, the noise level was on the higher side, but it was a warm and cozy place. I am sure the people in the neighborhood would welcome an upscale Mexican place, near them.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and cozy atmosphere. Our waiter was attentive and gave excellent recommendations. The food was fresh, hot, and tasted amazing. Highly recommend the ghost pepper tequila margarita!
  9. DH

    DavidH

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Seriously? The issue is not the food, it’s the drinks. A $17 margarita which was literally a glass full of ice with minimal drink, and virtually no tequila…and contained two small sips! Lol. DO NOT ORDER THE MIXED DRINKS IF TOU COME HERE. What a waste of money. The bartender should be reprimanded. I feel like I was ripped off and we have been very loyal diners at Casa Romero for well over two decades. I will no longer recommend. :(
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! Most consistent restaurant in Boston
  11. TC

    TC529

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food, good drinks, great Selena soundtrack playing in the background. Not too hard to find, but fun little entrance in a public alley.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wait staff awesome. Food solid, but at Mexican restaurant would expect chips and salsa included. Also, for the ambiance
  13. H

    Helen

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and really good drinks, the environment goes with the decoration of the place, happy and takes you out of Boston.
  14. LS

    LenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. the food was excellent as was the service.
  15. JM

    JanineM

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and good ambiance. Service was a bit slow but we were in no hurry. Overall a great experience!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Casa Romero was a great place to enjoy our annual dinner before the Pops. The food, atmosphere and service were up to expectations and the price was reasonable. We’ll comeback again.
  17. WS

    WillS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food, good drinks. Cochinita pibil and carne asada were both great.
  18. R

    Rick

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere. Terrific waiters and great food and margaritas Our favorite Mexican place in Boston
  19. RW

    RobertW

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. My favorite authentic Mexican restaurant in Boston.
  20. CD

    ChrisD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and service as usually. Casa Romero is a Boston legend
  21. JK

    JohnK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Noisy. Pricy.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    very very expensive for what you get
  23. CM

    CarolynM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have eaten here several times. Food has always been good. If busy it can be a bit noisy. Good efficient service. Will definitely go again.
  24. EH

    EricH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was decent, but not worth the money. May go back.
  25. MW

    MichaelW

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic! Service was very good. Excellent value.
  26. N

    Nonni

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super busy on a Friday night, but we were seated immediately for our 7:00 reservation. Food and service fantastic. The ahi tuna tacos were amazing, spicy and delicious. The noise level was high, but nothing a margarita couldn’t fix.
  27. CC

    ChristianC

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Casa Romero for 30+ years and it is always excellent. Everything is good but we especially like the Sangria and the baked cheese with chorizo and also the chili relleno are all incredible and many other menu items.
  28. TK

    TKV1025

    New England

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    smelled like a moldy basement and bleach - killed my appetite . weak drinks and rude service . $40 for a marg and some guac … never again
  29. G

    Giller

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoints. Great good and excellent service.
  30. JB

    JimB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming here since Leo opened. It’s a time capsule of the early 70’s. Great food, best Mole I’ve ever had. Nice to see it packed on a Wed. Service was a 10!
  31. DW

    DanielW

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always a pretty place, we still enjoy coming here. We were shocked at how the portion sizes have changed (guacamole, salsa, chips, beans as a side on the dish. The food remains good as does the service. Not the same experience as it used to be however.
  32. EL

    EileenL

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very average Mexican good. We had reservation for 6 people- drinks and dinner and check was on table by 9:50- we felt pushed out the door. Food was lukewarm. We will not be back.
  33. MS

    MatthewS

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience at Casa Romero! They have wonderful staff most of whom have been with the restaurant for several years. Food is always tasty and the cocktails are delicious as well. Has a great neighborhood feel. Truly a back bay institution.
  34. PB

    PegB

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always have fun at Casa Romero! Last night it was quite crowded and everyone there was enjoying the food, margaritas, and festive atmosphere. William was our server and did a great job getting our food and drinks to us in a timely, friendly, manner. We will definitely be returning to Casa Romero the next time we are in Boston. Thanks for a fun evening!
  35. DF

    DonF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bladimer was awesome! Great food and service! Can’t wait to go back!
  36. NN

    NickN

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions are a little small, but quality is excellent all the way around. Delicious! Service was awesome, and our waiter was funny and friendly. Great fun, funky vibe, and excellent margaritas! We've been going for years and Casa Romero never disappoints!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and ambiance!
  38. PT

    PamelaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to Casa Romero twice before. Consistently great.
  39. KR

    KathleenR

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three friends + three different dishes = a fun evening with delicious food and beverages. I especially loved the shrimp in huitlacoche sauce! We enjoyed dining on the patio, and the service was great. Will definitely return.
  40. H

    Hiexpectations

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to Casa Romero often and it was as good as ever. Some of our party had a dish with a stuffed chicken breast with mole sauce which we had not seen on the menu before - it was delicious. Others in our party has Enchiladas Verde and Chilis Rellenos. At our request they made us guacomole which was not spicy. All was delicious. Once again a great meal.

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You can order delivery directly from Casa Romero using the Order Online button.

Casa Romero is rated 4.6 stars by 1270 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Casa Romero

30 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between Newbury st and Commonwealth Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Meter parking is available on Newbury Street and there is also parking lots at the Prudential Center and on Newbury street

  • Public transit

    Hynes Convention Center Station (Green)Prudential Station (Green)Copley Station (Green)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Leo Romero

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 536-4341

  • Private party facilities

    We have a very cozy private dining room that has a capacity to seat 23 people. We also offer a smaller private space that accommodates private parties from 6-8 people. Our restaurant is also open to private functions daily to celebrate birthday parties, bridal or baby showers or whatever it is you would like to celebrate.

  • Private party contact

    Nicole Monis: (617) 536-4341

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