Casa Romero

4.6
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861 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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TiffanyL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience5

The setting was very nice. The hostess was amazing. The food however was not good at all. It was cold and not very tasty. We had enchiladas and the meat tasted old. The chicken from the fajitas tasted like it was cooked in a tomato sauce which was not good. We paid $84.00 and didn't even eat half of the meal. Not worth the money we paid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! I’ve been coming here forever and never had a bad meal.

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Fantod13
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a near-lifelong fan of Casa Romero - 51 now, was 14 when I first ate there, and have actually now known the lovely owners for about 15 years. It's always a pleasure eating at the Casa, and they've adjusted well to the pressures of Covid-19, with a pared down excellent menu of favorites (I had the ahi tuna tacos, which were fantastic - recommended - with a delicious red cabbage slaw; my companion had the always-tasty Cochinita Pibil & liked it). We dined on their small outdoor terrace, and noise level was only 'moderate' (vs. quiet) because of an enthusiastic table of four young women at an appropriate distance from us. Service is always attentive and courteous, and pricing is truly excellent value for money, particularly in Boston where it's been hard to eat well without breaking the bank for years now. Highly recommended (and I do to friends all the time).

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vipEvelynS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best margarita in Boston! The enchiladas verde was very good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on a great experience at Casa Romero. Great food and drinks and excellent service. Nicole, the manager will go out of her way to make sure everything is perfect and the wait staff is always fun and pleasant. Can’t wait to go back!

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Sali
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going there for a long time. Nothing has changed- Still same yummy food, great service and fun atmosphere! Always stop by when visiting Boston!

JF
JaneF
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a one of a kind experience. You feel as if you are eating in a close friend's home (More often now outdoor patio because of Covid). My favorite restaurant in Boston.

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GreciaCast
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As a Mexican I find the plates a bit overpriced. Overall the quality is great, loved the decoration and I’d say is very authentic.

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vipkarmcr
New England
38 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with great food and warm, friendly service.

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MonicaI
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Romero is my favorite place. The food is fresh and well crafted, and the service is above and beyond. I highly recommend. The tuna tacos are my favorite.

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ChanayaS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was bomb, ambiance was calm and inviting and our server so attentive

JW
vipJeffW
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food - Service was excellent - Need more beer on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

KC
KanC
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The food and waiter was fine but the manager was rude and rushing us out like we weren’t paying customers

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vipLisaL
New England
25 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It must be the pandemic. It was a little off from normal very high quality. Mr Romero wasn’t there, in fact, we were the only people there. We will try next year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was REALLY good; fun atmosphere

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vipMert
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some of the best tuna tacos I've ever had (and I eat them in Mexico all the time)! The ambiance and decor are authentic and the service was fantastic. Only thing better was the tacos...seriously.

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Mediocre
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Well, I was hoping for some outdoor seating (not priority) and authentic Mexican cuisine. Instead, was served lackluster fajitas, with no sizzle plate, reheat rice, and spoonfuls of mediocrity - the reviews fooled me. They had only one wine available and one beer selection - everything else was out or unavailable - blame it on the delivery guy.... Not worth going back, nothing to boast about.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fajitas I’ve ever had, and best margaritas on the face of the earth

ED
vipErinD
London
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Wonderful service and delicious food! We’ve been coming here for years and always love it. Thank you!!

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MaxP
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. Some of the best tacos we had ever had! Great spot and location. 10/10

JP
JaPr
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Server was fantastic! The food was quite good but the drinks a bit pricey for the ambiance. Go for the entree, but head to Capital Grille for the desserts.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Romero never disappoints. The most consistent service and excellent drinks always make it a sure bet that I’ll enjoy my meal. Thank you!!

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DarioP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was outstanding! First time visit and I really enjoyed it.

JG
JadeG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a beautiful space the staff is so nice and the food is always good.

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CameronR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined there on July 4th. The ceviche was great and so were the fish tacos. The ghost mango margarita was tasty.

LC
LauraC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was really good, but for the portion size, it was super expensive. $18 for only two tiny enchiladas with a bit of rice and some beans. The service was good and the drinks were really good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best friends birthday and it was great service, drinks, food and more. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We were sat late due to Covid, which is completely understandable. However, we were sat close to 8:15/30 (again the time is relevant, but not why I am upset.) We ordered margaritas and were enjoying them. The waiter came over and asked for our order, we said we needed a minute. After approximately 15 minutes (again not an issue, but relevant), I called the waiter to place out order. The waiter informed me that the kitchen was closed and apologized for forgetting to give us a heads up. We asked for chips and salsa, he obliged. Then we asked for a refill on margaritas and he told us the bar was closed, again apologizing for forgetting to inform us that it was last call. We salvaged the night eating at a restaurant down the street. I will likely never return and, but for my wonderful company, hated my experience.

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AllisonF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Hostess was INCREDIBLY rude. To me and all my friends separately. So she was rude on 4 separate Occasions. Server, Vlad, was awesome. It was their first or second night with the Guidelines so he was a little off his game but still really great service excluding the hostess.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite back bay restaurant and by far the best Mexican in the city

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Great service, truly kind and attentive, service was worth the dinner, the food was not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We waited forever for our server to pick up our check. We finally stood up and put on our coats to leave. We found him at a distant register and settled the bill.

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GlenH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been a patron of Casa Romero's for over 40 years. During those years I had my bachelor's party at Casa and on many occasions my Wife and friends have also enjoyed Casa Romero's food and atmosphere. Casa Romero is one of our all-time favorite restaurants. Many thanks to Senor Romero for his dedication to offering a consistently high quality dining experience.

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vipRaulnLuis
New England
51 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived there was no host(ess). And took a while to be taken to our table - we had made reservations... even though this was odd, the food was good. I had a tilapia veracruzana and it was simply amazing! The tomato sauce was spicy enough for a nice kick without overpowering the other spices ( loved the capers and green olives). My husband had a carne asada - it was cooked how he likes it- med/rare- and he said it was soft and flavorful - delicious.

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RD25
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Even though the menu tries to replicate traditional Mexican food, people who have tried food in Mexico (I’m from Mexico City) will be disappointed. The price was too high and food was not what we expected. Service was slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and margaritas are delicious and the service is great! If you’re feeling like authentic Mexican food in a unique, adorable dining space then you should come here!

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vipNeighbor
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this neighborhood restaurant that welcomes locals.

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noname
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful setting - small grotto with gorgeous Mexican tiles everywhere. Reasonably priced and helpful service. A+

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Casa Romero is rated 4.6 stars by 861 OpenTable diners.

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