Permanently Closed - Rojo Mexican Grill - Edina

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Mon–Thu 8:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(952) 595-5495
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ezekiel Garcia
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Private party facilities
Rojo Mexican Grill welcomes the opportunity to work with you in hosting a private event. The Rojo Room is perfect for birthday celebrations, anniversary parties, or office gatherings.
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Private party contact
Todd Brier: (952) 595-5495
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Catering
Rojo Mexican Grill is the perfect option for work lunches, weddings and graduations. We offer full menu items and can customize options to your personal preference.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
France Ave & 66th
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Public transit
Southdale transit center
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0
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3.9
ambience
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JV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was good. We had a reservation for an off peak time with a larger group (+10). We still had to wait because they didn't have the tables prepared at the time of the reservation, very slow beverage service, and we had to flag down servers for second round of drinks. The food was tasty. My carnitas tacos were very good and the rice is always a hit.

JS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the food and the decor. Service has always been great. Bring your stretchy pants if you order the Nachos.

CC
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food, not too many people there!

BL
Minneapolis
140 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were seated right away in a 2 booth near the kitchen, very busy and loud would have preferred a different seat but the hostess did not offer 3 other booths we passed up. The salza with the chips was really watered down and no flavor, asked the waitress for small plates twice before bringing them to us. Had the tacos. Shrimp tacos were great the chicken not so much. beans nothing special and the rice was ok, not that into sweet rice. I was a little disapointed but it was date night so tried to make the best of it. We do not drink and most people were drinking margaritas, it took quite awhile to get our food and the waitress was not very attentive.

JW
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

cost was a little high and due to high open ceiling was pretty loud even though not a lot of people but the food and service was really good. The carnita pork tacos were wonderful. However, 3 very small tacos, a scoop of rice, small bowl of refried beans and glass of wine came to $31 after tip. I would return

KS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived for our Easter reservation and Rojo was closed. Perfectly reasonable to close for the holiday but you’d think they would indicate that when I made the reservation. We had to scramble to find something at the last minute which was stressful and annoying with 7 people.
I usually love Rojo so was very disappointed.

SS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They gave us a reservation for a large group on Easter. We got there and it wasn't open. Epic fail.

TB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation for nine on Easter at 11am and received confirmation. We all drove there and stood outside waiting for them to open at 11am only to find that there was no one inside!!! They were closed on Easter but accepted our reservation. 😡

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

That lobster enchilada was not good. Chewy and mostly flavorless.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Th food was great - service was not. Server never asked to refill drinks, had to ask for water. He was not proactive.

H
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing Service - delicious and fresh - ambiance is sassy - pepsi products

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, excellent service, definitely one of the best Mexican restaurants I’ve been at!!

SE
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was incredible. Kelly was awesome. The food is really good, bid portions and quick. The rice is really sweet...which I didn’t enjoy but great experience

L
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The thing I like about Rojo is consistency - regardless of which location I go to, the food is the same. I would have given it a higher rating, but the new feature of a guitarist/singer (with a really bad voice) totally ruined it for me. I was having a nice conversation with normal voice control, then all of a sudden this bad singer, that was rather loud - interrupted the free flowing conversation.

RT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Normally I'm not a big fan of the rice and beans offered at most Mexican restaurants, but Rojo's rice and beans were out of the world. My wife was surprised by how well they tasted too. Our entrees were both great. We will be coming back.

h
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Sam, was excellent! It made for a wonderful experience.

S
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

They sat us nest to the door and it was positively polar every time someone came in or left. I tried to mitigate the vortex by raising the hood on my parka, and thought this might intimate our discomfort, but finally stated that we needed to move. Our waitress (a paragon of virtue) moved us right away. Then 2 minutes later someone else was seated at our old table demonstrating the vacuity of the taciturn matradee. It's ironic that you can freeze in a restaurant featuring food from a warm country. The food itself was mundane fare and came quickly. The ambiance was dull and a little noisy. A man was playing guitar and singing, and he was super nice, but hard to listen too because of a poor sound system. We decamped to the mall to which the restaurant was anchored as soon as we could. This may have been a one-off experience and the restaurant was at least serviceable so we might try returning for tacos for lunch during the summer.

a
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

In general its very hard to hear conversations at your table. This evening they had someone playing and singing on a guitar. Just awful. Couldnt wait to leave

C
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enchiladas we excellent. The Shrimp Tacos were a bit spicier than expected. Maybe that info could be on your menu for future. The chips and salsa were fantastic! Overall a great experience.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Cario was so attentive. He was great.

L
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was alive music.

i
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for a table away from the door. A lot of cold air comes in during the winter.

TB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We LOVE Rojo Restaurant! Always great food and drinks. Nice and relaxing. Good service. Highly recommend.

BL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's always a good experience at Rojo...the food is delicious and the service is fantastic. Valentine's Day was no exception. Their specialty drink of the night, Cupid's Arrow, was a decadent treat, and our meals were wonderful as always. Our server was extremely attentive, sweet and friendly. I took off only one star for the fact that one side of the restaurant is very cold, due to a door that opens frequently. Several diners had to move to different tables for that reason. I wish there was something they could do to combat that. But overall, it's always a great time at Rojo!

KB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Rojo for my daughter's 21st birthday. We were seated right away. The service was very good and the food was tasty.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

Cold wind blew in from the mall on a regular basis

VC
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waiter was wonderful and the atmosphere was nice. The food was a little bland and the guitarist was ok. I had the chicken enchiladas and my husband had the chicken chimichanga. I enjoyed the margarita and again the staff was great!

J
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had reservations, but went on an odd night. Extreme cold weather was shutting the place down not long after we arrived. I can't say if our experience was typical with the odd weather and early closing. Okay food (the meat in the house special was really fatty), slow but good service, Cadillac Margaritas were good. Overall we left full and in good spirits, but it was nothing that left us saying "wow."

R
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a family get together and had a great time!! Chelsea did a great job waiting on us and was super friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant! The food was great too!

MO
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Unfortunately, we were sat near the side entrance door, and the cold air really made for a less than ideal dinner for our family.

R
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. Sam was our waiter and he was super friendly and did a great job. I would highly recommend Rojo, Edina!

JB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food, great service, worth the trip from Farmington. We will be coming back!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Company was great but food was just okay. Hostess was unhelpful and server was fantastic considering how busy she was.
Nachos came out on a hot plate but were cold.

DP
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. We will go out of our way to eat there.

HS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress very kind and quick. Food came out quick as well. I got the tomatillo side salad and steak kabobs. Salad was delicious, steak was rather dry, but OK.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I booked the reservation ahead of time for a birthday get together. The table was ready on time and the margaritas were amazing. Great choice for a birthday!

T
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really like the margaritas.
I have not had a bad meal there,

BF
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Rojo was simply "meh". Nothing great, nothing terrible. I would not recommend going there, and personally will not return. Not because it was bad, but because I would want better. Better food, better selection, better staff - just better.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can never go wrong with the queso!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent food, a bit expensive. Service was good but not excellent. Makyala was pleasant but the follow up on service wasn't great for refills etc. Food did not come out all at the same time either.

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