Rosa Mexicano - Boston

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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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New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I went for lunch on restaurant week. They offered 2 courses for $20.00. That was great value considering the portion sizes, selections available and the deliciousness of the food.
Again food not gourmet, but well cooked and presented.

CR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The bathroom was disgusting!! Most of the stalls had no toilet paper and the hostesses were slammed! Bar was closed for a private party so no place to have a drink and wait for our table. Food was good.. waitress was good!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food had no seasoning, service was slow and inattentive. Asked for refills, never received. Never she'd how meal was.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for a girls night and based off of a recommendation we chose Rosa Mexicano. I have Celiac (Gluten “Allergy”) as well as a milk allergy. The waitress (Kelly) was incredibly knowledgeable and assured me that my food would be safe which it was as I had no reactions. Our food was delicious. We had the table guacamole, shrimp tacos, portobello tacos, and enchiladas. Everything was fresh and even though the restaurant was packed, the wait wasn’t too long for food. Everything was reasonably priced. A reservation is a must as when we were leaving it was very crowded with people waiting on a table. We will definitely be back.

LR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location, good food, would definitely go back

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Great food. Attentive service. Delicious food! We went for Restaurant Week and were very happy [and full] when we left! The enchiladas suiza are soooo good!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We had a rude curt server that didn’t want to be there and she spoiled our meal. We barely saw her and when we did, she sighed when we would ask her for anything...including more drinks!

C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately the restaurant has gone downhill since last visit. Tableside guac is their specialty, but ours was only half mixed and rushed, we ended up having to make it ourselves. Also tried a cocomojito drink that was very off, likely coconut milk expired (they did not charge us for these). Sad because I loved my first visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favorites in the area

SG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

This is one of several 'upscale' mexican restaurants in the seaport area and I would recommend ANY other restaurant in the area. While the service was wonderful, the drink menu is sparse, the portion size is insultingly small for the prices, and the selection for main courses is extremely limited. I got a special for my main ' crab stuffed enchiladas ' . There was less than 3 tbs of crab in the entire dish, which was two, small corn tortillas with almost non existent filling and it would have been less insulting except the meal was $30. I mean there were more bites of tortilla & sauce than anything else. I paid $30 for two small corn tortillas and a plate of sauce. Honestly it was truly insulting. My husband got the street shrimp tacos and they were like mini slider tacos, you get three, mini tacos.... as a main. My husband is not a large man, average 160lbs and the sad look on his face when it arrived was heartbreaking. Needless to say, we actually went down the street to a local bar and ate an entire other delicious meal after our reservation at Rosa Mexicano, and we are not large people, we didn't expect the crazy large portions you find in most restaurants. We have ventured to many fine dining restaurants and never have had a problem like this. But when we go out for dinner, no alcoholic beverages, and get two mains and a desert for $100+ we expect to not still be so hungry we go out and have 2nd dinner in less than 30 min after.

BT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

During a conference it was a bit hectic and too expensive for the portion size. Maybe better other times.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall this is decent spot. The atmosphere and drinks are really good. The appetizer guac was great, the meals were a bit overpriced. Service was spotty, took 15 for someone to initially come over and again after we finished our meals were sitting there for a while wanting the check. Would recommend for drinks and app’s.

EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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 on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a nice restaurant but really difficult to have a conversation without talking really loud.

WB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening. Food was great and reasonably priced.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great but music is too loud for conversation

GC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

ES
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
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
16 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
33 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
23 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.

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