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Rosa Mexicano - Boston, Boston, MA

Rosa Mexicano - Boston

3.8
3.8
1941 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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 dining experience. Known for tableside guacamole service and creative margaritas, Rosa Mexicano offers a fresh take on authentic Mexican cuisine, serving both beloved classics and sophisticated dishes in a fun atmosphere. Our beverage program boasts over 100 varieties of tequila and agave-based spirits, and our signature Latin hospitality is delivered with warmth and professionalism. A destination born of a unique vision, at Rosa Mexicano you will experience upscale dining that honors Mexican heritage, culinary techniques, and the global explorations and inspirations of our founder, Josefina Howard, who was a world traveler, entrepreneur, interior designer, chef, and innovator.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 34 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 476-6122

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ruben Lazo

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of off-premise catering options for groups of all sizes: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family-style menus, or passed hors d’oeuvres. To discuss a catering order, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com and 516-474-8308.

  • Private party facilities

    Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for all types of events like large social dinner parties, business cocktail receptions, as well as smaller gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com or 516-474-8308.

  • Private party contact

    Michelle Rosenberg : (617) 476-6122

  • Neighborhood

    Seaport

  • Parking details

    Validation for three hours available at discounted rate at the seaport garage

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,941 people are saying

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3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MW

    MarkW

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was great even though it was very busy. Overall the food was good but I was surprised that they were out of the half chicken (!) dinner. The supply chain problems can’t be THAT bad. We will certainly be back.
  2. l

    lesc

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We knew nothing of Rosa when we made our reservation and assumed it would be a passable, generic Mexican restaurant. Boy, were we wrong! To start with the restaurant is tastefully and comfortably decorated (not a sombrero in sight!). We were seated and attended to promptly. While there were many options for margaritas, all but the frozen ones used agave nectar (sugar), which we shy away from. We opted for a couple of frozen ones, and, well, they were excellent (and they didn't skimp on the tequila!). The menu was nicely tailored without the usual Mexican mix & match combos. We ordered the guacamole appetizer and it was very tasty. Also, the house salsa was warm and, like the chips, a couple of notches above the standard fare. For our meals, my wife ordered fish tacos and I ordered brisket (?!?) enchiladas with beans instead of the default rice. Both dishes were excellent with lovely presentation and nice portion sizes. Again, they differed from standard Mexican fare with simply plating and minimal cheese and garnish. The house hot sauce was an excellent red sauce that was very spicy. Our server was helpful, friendly and properly attentive. Upon departure, our only question was, "Why isn't this place packed on a Friday night like the other restaurants in the area?"
  3. MF

    MelonieF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Server didn't return to the table once after taking our order until we were about to pay
  4. KD

    KellyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent and they did a great job with Gluten Free! Service was quite slow. It seems they've been hit by the same labor shortage as everyone else. I'd definitely go again and hope they can hire more people.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Customer service was great. Quick & friendly check-in and our server was very personable. Food was just so-so unfortunately. We dined just before an event at the pavilion, so perhaps it was super busy and rushed, but my party of 5 felt that everything we ordered was on the bland side. Prices were reasonable. We wouldn’t necessarily avoid Rosa Mexicano but it wouldn’t be our first choice either.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I booked a table on the “winter patio.” Apparently this does not exist/was not available and the host sat us by a large private party, indoors. As someone who is still pretty COVID-conscious this was exactly what I was trying to avoid.
  7. b

    barbarar

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The food was very disappointing. We will not go back. It was my birthday.
  8. b

    bostonbankerchic

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was great!!
  9. JL

    JamesL

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Business lunch - great meeting spot. Very good food, convenient location in a great setting.
  10. R

    Riley

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The staff was incredibly rude and made us wait even though we had a reservation. We sat at the bar while we waited, which was extremely dirty. When our table was available, we were instructed to close out at the bar (terrible system) and bring everything with us - the staff then laughed at us as we carried our drinks to our table. The queso was overdone and cold - it took around 25 minutes to arrive. The food itself was cold (it took over an hour to arrive) but the mole was acceptable. The restaurant seemed to be over capacity and it was hard to hear each other while sitting at a two person table.
  11. G

    Gina

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food definitely lacked spice and acidity. It seemed fresh but was uninspired. Waiter was decent but not super attentive.
  12. VM

    VidyaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time trying them; service was great and food was even better. My husband loved the duck carnitas enchiladas!
  13. S

    Solea

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    It took our food 90 minutes to arrive with an explanation that our order had been lost due to wifi being down. The food, once it arrived, was mediocre. The manager was nice enough to comp our food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    One of the worst experiences I’ve had in Boston- I usually don’t write bad reviews but felt like I had to for this place. Started off with a reservation so we were seated quickly but after it took about ten minutes for a hostess to arrive at the front. After we were seated we ordered their “most famous drink” I suppose, which was a frozen pomegranate margarita, and it disappointed. Tried to order chips and guac and they were out of guacamole. I tried to order three entrees and every time I did the waitress said they were out of that. I finally just said to order what my boyfriend got because he ordered first without issue and I obviously hadn’t memorized the whole menu to be denied 3 times. The food came out timely but the runner just placed the tray next to our table for a few minutes and didn’t actually serve us until someone noticed and was like “is this yours” to which we had to reply “I think so”. Had to track someone down to get silverware. The waitress came over on her phone and asked how we were doing. The food was actually good… until I found two long hairs in my one and had it sent back. Thankfully the waitress had it taken off the bill which I appreciated. But safe to say I’m never coming back here.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    Showed up 15 mins early for reservation but was not seated for 30 mins after the reservation. Took another 30 minutes to receive drinks. Server was very friendly and did his best, but it was far too busy for what the staff could handle
  16. CC

    CarolC

    New England

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    We went to Rosa Mexicano last night for dinner. When we got to the restaurant it was complete chaos- we had a reservation, so we were seated fairly quickly, but it took 30 minto get our drinks and guacamole. The two tables next to us had been there waiting for their food for an hour - they had to get up and leave because they didn't have time to continue to wait. We ordered our second drink as soon as the first one came because we knew the bar was very backed up. I ordered chicken tacos which were okay, but my husband had the beef short rib enchiladas and they were totally grisly and just inedible. Really disgusting. We should have sent them back, but we were pretty much over that place by then. The queso was basically melted velvetta cheese. Bright side was that our server was very sweet and did a good job, but she couldn't wait to get out of there, even the manager looked completely miserable. We definitely would not recommend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    Over booked. Drinks took 20 minutes to come out after each order. Food took over an hour to be served.
  18. r

    robertl

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Service was very slow . Food wasn’t good . This was the second chance . All set thank you
  19. JG

    JessicaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I recently went here. I was excited to go! Everything tasted great! The guava colada was fantastic. The only thing I was disappointed with was how small the birria tacos (dinner size) were. They were half the size of a regular taco. It wasn’t that filling. The size was more for a food truck than a restaurant that’s charging $15 for 3 small tacos. Other than that, everything else was great.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Not recommended
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food took a long time to get served . When food finally came out it was cold. The customer service was nice.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Waiter was excellent once he was assigned our table after a twenty minute wait at our table.
  23. D

    Diamond

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience4
    My husband and I always go to this restaurant. Our last visits seem like something Has changed. We used to go every Friday. Last night all of the food was off with flavor. The guacamole and salsa was very Bland. The half chicken dinner was dried and didn’t taste like and salt and pepper was used. This dish is usually really good. Even the NY strip steak didn’t taste like any salt was used. The rice in both dishes had a lot of hard pieces in it. I was very disappointed with our dinner last night as this is usually our go to restaurant for Fridays.
  24. KW

    KateW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and fresh, and the service was great as well
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before seeing Blondie in concert—perfect combination! The food was excellent
  26. C

    Chris

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service great food and service great food and service
  27. C

    Claudia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was excellent, but when I ordered my food and asked to have parts off of my taco because of an allergy, my server said that I was plain and had no tastebuds.
  28. N

    Neil

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was ok. Service was ok. Drinks not great but ok. So overall just ok.
  29. g

    grannie

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and great service!
  30. MD

    MichaelD

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great, service, food and staff. First time experience, we will be back!
  31. S

    Sammie

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Ashley was great!
  32. C

    Cgold1925

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Not the best. Service was exceptional even though they seemed to be understaffed. Food was just average…. not horrible, not great.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Trying times for restaurants with service problems. I had low expectations for the service, but somehow Rosa Mexicano did not even meet those - seated, waited 25 minutes to be acknowledged, and server was non-existent other than when we had to track down to request food or drinks. One of the worst experiences I have had. On the other hand, the food was pretty good.
  34. LL

    LarryL

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was very good. However, we had a 6:45 reservation for outdoors. We waited 30 minutes to he seated. Then we waited another 15 minutes before anyone came over to our table. We planned out dining time because we had a show. Once we finally received our food my order was missing guacamole. Our waiter was nowhere to be found. Finally after eating most of my dinner the manager dropped by our table. He was very apologetic and brought me a large bowl of guacamole that he made himself. I know, I know restaurants are struggling with staffing issues but they shouldn’t take reservations if they can’t accommodate. I’m short, they have a great manager.
  35. MS

    MikeShaf

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    Sat outside. Noisy. Tough meat but otherwise good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    There were so many birds outside and they comically flew into my hair, and my friends cheek 😂. Service was very slow, apps came before drinks.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    I went to Rosa years ago when the first opened, and had great memories. Unfortunately, my most recent visit did not live up to what I had remembered. I think there are other Mexican restaurants in the area with better food, but this is not to dissuade people from dining here!
  38. AE

    AlisiaE

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    This is the second time I’ve gone since the pandemic. It used to be one of my favorite restaurants. I wanted to give it a second chance. Sadly I can safely say I will never go again. For the second time we had the worst service I’d ever experienced. 20 minutes just to get water. We then waited another 20 minutes for drinks to be told they were out of their signature margarita (aka why I go there). Then ordered other frozen margaritas - waited 20 to get those and they were melted by the time they got there. Our food orders were all wrong and appetizer came at same time as the food.
  39. K

    Kata

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Food was tasty as always, if expensive, and still one of the best margaritas in Boston. But service was dreadful - the restaurant was overcrowded (relative to waitstaff), with long gaps (30 mins+) between check ins from waitstaff. Used to be a favorite, won't be back soon.
  40. G

    Gill

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    I really want to like this place. We gave it another chance last night and sadly, it was our last visit. I'm not sure why they offer reservations if they cannot honor them. I reserved a table weeks ago, a 6p table for four outside before a concert. After waiting 45 mins we had no choice but to sit at a table in the bar. Our waitress was so friendly, my blood orange margarita was good, but the compliments end there. It took forever for drinks to arrive, they had sold out of our first choice of main, and the duck taco I ordered was swimming in something watery that made the taco completely wet and doughy. The ladies bathroom was tough to access due to a leak in the ceiling, apparently it has been like that since our dining companions last visit?! There are better options out there!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rosa Mexicano - Boston using the Order Online button. Rosa Mexicano - Boston also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rosa Mexicano - Boston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 476-6122.

Rosa Mexicano - Boston is rated 3.8 stars by 1941 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Rosa Mexicano - Boston

155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Seaport

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Validation for three hours available at discounted rate at the seaport garage

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ruben Lazo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 476-6122

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of off-premise catering options for groups of all sizes: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family-style menus, or passed hors d’oeuvres. To discuss a catering order, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com and 516-474-8308.

  • Private party facilities

    Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for all types of events like large social dinner parties, business cocktail receptions, as well as smaller gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com or 516-474-8308.

  • Private party contact

    Michelle Rosenberg : (617) 476-6122

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