Rosa Mexicano - Boston

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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This stunning restaurant combines our trademark authentic, upscale Mexican cuisine and stylish, festive atmosphere. Just steps from the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston Harbor Cruise lines to Cape Cod and the Blue Hills Pavilion, Rosa Mexicano offers Boston a truly unique destination and dining experience.
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3.9
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4.1
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EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall good. Food was excellent. Drinks were pricey. Tough table near service station, but that happens I get it.

Had reservation and had to wait a while which made the table we got a bit more annoying. Server got off to a slow start, but overall was good and attentive. Food was excellent! Would return.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great but music is too loud for conversation

GC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

There's a new menu. It's much improved.

ES
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Got both me and my friends order wrong. But they comped the meal so I can't complain. Great hospitality. Would recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was on point servuce was great as well

l
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent with accommodating last minute changes to a large party reservation! Service and food were great!

CC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Valentines Night out - very disappointing! We had 9:45 PM reservations and not called until 10:33. Outrageous! This was our second time here due to not having a welcoming experience the first time. I travel all over the country and tend to book reservations via the Open Table app and this has been our worse experience. However, I am not done! At 10:20 my husband walked into the Bar area and found a high table for two. He promptly claimed it and the waitstaff was wonderful. You could tell they were overwhelmed not they did their best. Thank you bartenders! When I got the text that my table was ready I went to the desk to let them know we had gotten a table. The manager looked at me with disdain but after telling him politely we found a table in the bar area he did say Thank you for telling us. Really?! Rosa Mexicana!! Really?! Sorry to say there will not be a third time! Valentines Day or not! Respect your Patrons Time!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Over booked tables so had to wait an extra 45 minutes at 930 Pm.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Had to wait for an hour to get a table even after having a reservation

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Overbooked reservations for Valentine’s Day. Was over an hour past my reservation time.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The portions are insanely small. The service was slow, and the waiter forgot our drinks at some point, the manager fixed it and took care of the bill, but the overall experience was just unpleasant. The way it was handled though was very professional and respectable.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome all around. From pre dinner drinks at the bar to dinner and desert. Staff , Service, Drinks, Dinner, Price , all 5 stars

SF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guacamole rules. Good spot. Easy and fast. No pressure business lunch

MB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food was well prepared and delicious, however, customer service issues started the moment we stepped in. We had an 8:30 reservation, were told they were running behind 5-10 minutes...no big deal. 15 minutes later they needed another 5-10, by the time we were sat it was 9pm. Before a server came to take out order it was 9:30. We didn't end up eating until past 10 at night...

MC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The atmosphere was way too loud. The waitress we had no clue about the menu. She also used the words “hunny” and “sweetie” like she was talking to children. The guacamole was Amazing!! I ordered the Baja fish tacos and they were terrible, bland and over battered. The manager said he would take them off the bill and this never happened. My husbands credit card was charged 3 different times for 3 different amounts. Finally 4 days later and a call to the manager it was taken care of. I would not recommend this restaurant for a sit down dinner.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was adequate. The drinks were not good. They very expensive and very watered down. Don’t waste your money.

LR
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Slow service. Had to get up from the table to find our waiter twice. Enjoyed the fresh guacamole made at the table. Tacos were okay.

L
New England
31 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great for big groups, our server was terrific. Guacamole was fantastic- but not truly table-side. Drinks were not good, fajitas were small portions but the chicken was great.

MD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was great for me ..my kid tried something new and did not like..but that comes with taking a chance...waiter was very good and along with everyone else ..very welcoming and pleasant

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The meat was undercook although I asked for it to be well done.

PP
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great meat, authentic dishes, delicious margs

OT
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service extremely slow, never got drinks or chips/salsa...clearly they were very overwhelmed

S
New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed an early Saturday evening meal at Rosa - it met our expectations. The menu is small - the drink menu is larger than the food menu. The food we had was good - everyone enjoyed their meal.

m
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and great atmosphere. Great with a group

OT
Acapulco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with both a local and modern taste of traditional Mexican plates. Highly recommended.

W
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the wife there for New Year’s Eve dinner. Our waiter was very gracious and helpful. Was excellent service and the food and ambiance was exceptional. Will definitely return again.

CR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was not real mexican food. The size of the plates were small and the price was very expensive.
I would not recommend this restaurant if you are looking for real mexican food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The drinks were great! Service was very slow and food was average. If we are in the area again we would definitely go for drinks!

BE
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Until Christmas Eve we have only had great experiences at Rosa Mexicano in Boston and New York. Unfortunately, this was not. We were seated right outside the kitchen door. We had to wait forever once we ordered out guacamole. We saw the cart at other tables for people who came in long after we did. And then, after promising the kids at the table that they could watch it being made, it was brought over to us--no cart. Maybe being too hard on the restaurant but I felt it was a busy night and they were just understaffed. everyone was very nice but it just wasn't a great night.

LO
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Food and service were excellent.

KH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They validated our parking ticket for the Seaport Hotel garage, but machine did not take validation (it was less than 20 minutes) so we had to pay additional $17 which was irritating.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and good atmosphere for date night or dinner with friends

JR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

h
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have been to this restaurant and location before and usually have an amazing time. Something felt off Saturday night - perhaps short staffed? Food was generally good but I ordered the Tuna Ceviche which was terrible. It had barely any fish in a dish that is a fish dish! Children’s tacos had tons of veggies in them - Very nutritious, but should be noted - in case you have a kid who hates vegetables (as a lot of kids do!)

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good. No problem

CD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I already have and we are making plans for lunch. The guacamole is amazing.

OT
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The guacamole prep at your table was a tasty treat. And there tequila list is long and diverse.

WC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great waiter who explained everything to us. Wonderful service.

LP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Waitress came over, took our order, then never re-appeared. Another waiter came over, no drinks, we had to order all over again. Nothing on the menu was clearly listed so we didn't understand what sides came with which dishes. The music level was so loud, we had a hard time hearing each other. A woman at the next table, stood up then fell over. No one from the restaurant came to help her, my husband helped her up, she was clearly intoxicated and has fallen over drunk. Food was just okay, the steak fajitas were very tough, skimpy amount of veggies. My daughter ordered tacos, they were small and no flavor, my husband has the carnitas, he said they were okay, not spectacular. Quad was good, drinks were good but over priced. Decor was overdone.

SD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was okay. Service was fine as well. Nothing that would make us say we have to go back. Or hat we won’t go again.
The restaurant is rather loud.
We would probably go there again sometime if we were in the area.

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