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Casa Romero, Boston, MA

Casa Romero

4.5
4.5
1500 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 43 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 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

What 1,500 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Mexican

  • Boston

    Mexican

1,500 Reviews
  1. afo12

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and authentic. Our server was lovely! We had the chance to sit on the patio for their first day of the season. Everything was wonderful - really cool spot tucked into back bay.

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  2. EeBee

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was delicious, but the noise level was really high and the service was really disappointing. We weren't even given menus until we asked for them.

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  3. Katm

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some more vegan options would be great! Also we were asked to leave because another party was waiting less than 90min before we arrived. I know it was busy but that felt a little quick to be rushed out

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  4. JonC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, excellent service, and quaint atmosphere.

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  5. ETorres

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience Good, service, location, ambiance All a joy

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  6. SuzanneH

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting for Easter weekend with family

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  7. JulieA

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Mexican food in Boston! Great service too!

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  8. BostonGirl

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing authentic mexican food and a great atmosphere!

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  9. Alex

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was terrible and the waiter was basically throwing plates and cutlery on the table. Food was okay.

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  10. rltanner

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was such a treat!

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  11. JennaS

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was great, food was great, drinks were great but the drinks were expensive.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    my favorite and only place i’ll dine is in the little lanai area at a cozy table for 2! I love it there!

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  13. goodeats

    Greater Boston

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the old Casa Romero I remember. Disappointing bland food and very noisy.

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  14. DaveT

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    food can vary, but this time it was amazing. The drinks were flavors that i've never tasted before.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time ! The drinks and food was really amazing !!! I will definitely be back !

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and drinks ordered at Casa Romero were very good!

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  17. Jody

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I have LOVED CR for years-maybe as early as 1985. The wait person suggested an entree; I agreed. It was not good. I said so. He responded, "Yeah sometimes there are too many peas and carrots." The drinks were great. No longer serve Mexican coffee. Was told that Mr. Romero liked it and he never stops in now so they took it off the menu. No flan. Friday night, busy of course. OUT of flan by 7:30?? The NOISE LEVEL was unbearable. OUTRAGEOUS. The room was crowded; Friday night I guess. Guac, salsa, chips...great. Good rice and beans. Service? But very busy.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We went out to dinner with vegetarians who ordered vegetarian fajitas. We ordered rice and we’re not told it was made with chicken broth and the vegetarians ate it.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were both fantastic! We got the chips and guac to start and for entrees the chicken enchiladas / Baja fish tacos. This place has some of the best Mexican food I’ve had in Boston. The one thing is it is a bit expensive for the portions. The margaritas are fantastic but $20 is a lot for a drink. I guess it is in Back Bay and will be more expensive given the cost of real estate. Either way still a great place to try!

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  20. CityGuy

    Greater Boston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and sevice. Only wish is that they didn't play the music so loud as the rooms are small.

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  21. Michrch

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service but the music over the speakers was SO LOUD! We could barely carry on a conversation.

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  22. BostonDiner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fine, but far from the best Mexican available in the area. The $20 margarita was the most expensive of the three margaritas I had in Boston over the weekend, but offered nothing noteworthy to warrant the higher price tag. We were seated in a drab area in the back of the restaurant next to tubs used to collect dirty dishes. The waiter brought our check before we requested it and didn’t show us the breakdown of the bill- just a total on his handheld device. The most disappointing part of the evening was the staff urgently trying to rush us out the door the moment we finished eating. Frantically collecting everything off our table like it was midnight when we were still chatting and finishing our drinks— it was only 9:30 p.m. As we exited the restaurant, all of the chairs were already piled on top of the tables, even though there were still people dining. You’d find more hospitality and the same level of cuisine at a Chili’s. An expensive and disappointing dinner out. We live in the neighborhood but won’t be back.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! I have a gluten allergy and the Menu was well marked and staff was knowledgeable. The chips are GF (not cross contaminated). They can sub most things to make it GF.

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  24. Katm

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dinner was great and the ambiance and service was excellent. We had the best time. My only suggestion is to have a few more vegan options available!

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  25. Adam

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent drinks, make a reservation because they're busy.

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  26. MichaelG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Host/Owner super friendly helped us with getting a better table with our res. Food was great, Typical Boston Prices.

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  27. ChrisH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great job thanks- we enjoyed ourselves and will definitely come back

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  28. CeciliaN

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful meal at the bar, I love this place!

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  29. xxxxxx

    Washington DC

    199 reviews

    5.0

    199 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had not been to this restaurant in 45 years! The ambiance was much as I remember, as was the food. My three companions were first timers. We all enjoyed our meals and the overall experience.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, lovely ambiance. Amazing food and outstanding cocktails.

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  31. MarcelaF

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As a Mexican implant, I can confidentially say it’s the best Mexican food I have had in Boston!!

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  32. Gabby

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Casa Romero! We have been going for years and will always return! Food, drinks, service are always amazing!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in and we will be back. Food was great and our server was super too! We had chips/salsa and guac and a chili relano as appetizer. We had the neighborhood spicy shrimp and fajitas as mains. Both were temperature hot....and delicious! And enjoyed spicy margaritas with all of the above!! :-)

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will definitely return here again on our next trip to Boston!

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  35. GSWard

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come once a year and have been enjoying casa Romero for close to 20 years. Such a treat each year! Amazing service by a new dad with a 6 day old baby at home— took great care of us and our young kids. Food was insane, as always. Left feeling really elated by the lovely meal and place we can relax with our kids while enjoying great food and drinks!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best most authentic Mexican food in Boston! I travel to Mexico often and this not Mexican with flavors or recipes integrated with other Latin countries. If you want authentic Mexican food, this is your best restaurant in the Boston area unequivocally!!!

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  37. MERF

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, cool location. Have been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Great place for large groups too.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took work chums here during a sales trip to the city. I had been before in previous trips and loved it. We are from New Hampshire where food options can be limited, especially when it comes to authentic flavors from other regions of the country, let alone the world. After confidently walking down the wrong alley and not finding it initially my colleagues became skeptical. But the rave reviews after eating quelled all that nonsense. We started with chips and guac as well as the baked cheese with chorizo and pablanos. All deliciousness. Between the four of us we chose fish tacos, al pastor tacos, mole enchiladas and chicken quesadilla. Maybe it was the wonderfully crafted variety of margaritas and sangria but all left full and happy. Our server Chris was attentive and super friendly as well. We will certainly be back.

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  39. queenofswords

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Casa Romero is excellent. I had the best mole of my life. Highly recommend.

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  40. Danielle098

    Greater Boston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious & great service! One of our favorite Mexican places in back bay! The hidden nature of it makes it fun to find and a spot only locals know.

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Casa Romero is rated 4.5 stars by 1500 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 43 times today

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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
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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