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Rosa Mexicano - Boston

4.3
973 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
In 1984, Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine when it first opened in New York City. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a "new" cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano"s menu features a range of award-winning signature dishes, including our Guacamole en Molcajete, prepared in a traditional lava rock mortar. Described by Time Out New York as "green ecstasy in a stone bowl," it is prepared tableside and served with house made chips, warm corn tortillas and condiment salsas. Rosa Mexicano is also known for the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita, as well as the stylish and festive ambiance that includes the 15 foot water wall.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

LUNCH::
Monday- Friday: 11:30am – 4:00pm

DINNER
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm - 3:00pm

HAPPY HOUR:
Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 476-6122
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ismael Garduno
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Catering
Regardless of your party size, Rosa Mexicano is the perfect venue to offer your guests a creative, upscale experience that few restaurants can match. We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, pre-fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d'oeuvres, etc. We also offer off-premise catering for groups of all sizes. For Large Party Reservations, please contact Katie Kosel at kkosel@rosamexicano.com or 617.476.6122 for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Validation for three hours available at discounted rate at the seaport garage
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Special events & promotions
¡EL DÍA DE PASCUA!
Easter l Sunday, April 1st
Mexican-Spiced Easter Celebration featuring our Mixiote de Cordero and Pescado a la Veracruzana, y mas!

¡BIENVENIDOS BRUNCH!
Sat & Sun | 11:30am - 3:00pm
Churros French Toast. Enough said.

HORA FELIZ
Mon - Fri, 4-7pm at the Bar
Specially priced Margaritas y Cervezas!

EL MENU DE CANTINA
Mexico City Cantina Fare
$8.5 Tacos, Quesadillas, Antojitos y mas – Served All Day at The Bar
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for affairs of all types, from large dinner parties and cocktail receptions to the most intimate of gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Amy Mateo.

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Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Come Fiesta at Rosa Mexicano!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat mom to our Mexican-Inspired Specials at Brunch or Dinner

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 973 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was fantastic. Our server, Anthony was fantastic.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I have been here a few times and each time there has been at least one issue, some minor once major. Each time, with the exception of the most recent, the restaurant has managed to make it right in some way. However, this time no. While we arrived 45 minutes early, the very friendly and helpful hostess was able to seat us within 15 minutes which was awesome.

Our server, unfortunately, was not very attentive and also never placed our appetizer order...which we didn't realize until our entrees arrived. When we asked about it we received a very quick, "sorry" then she walked away. It took a while for our meals to arrive and when they did they were lukewarm at best. As I had two of my children with me I decided not to make a big deal about it.

Bottom line, our server barely paid attention to us, she failed to place our order correctly and was less than empathetic when we pointed that out. Whenever we needed more water or even the check we had to wait until we could flag somebody in the restaurant down. A less than great experience in a restaurant that I like a lot. Not sure if I'll be going back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The best mexican food I have ever eaten. The churros are amazing. The homemade corn tortillas are amazing. I don't think I can fit enough superlatives in this review to explain how awesome this place is. It was so good that we almost went back there two nights later.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great service and food. Drinks were amazing, but pricey

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always so friendly!!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I knew when we went to this restaurant that they basically served Mexican food. I love Mexican food mostly because it is difficult to screw up and it is always cheap. Not in this case, this was a $100 meal for the two of us and we left not happy with the value. The food was ok, not great, just ok. We've been to other upscale Mexican paces and felt like they lived up to the price. Lolita Cantina, go there instead!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fantastic service. Our server was so friendly and helpful. Food (fish and brisket tacos) were very good. Dessert (flan and churros) amazingly delicious. Drinks (pomegranate margarita and Mexican Colada) not so great. The margarita was too sweet and the colada was nasty. I thought it was too strong so I sent it back but the tweak didn’t help. It tasted bitter and sour. Stick to the classic margarita.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The restaurant is large but comfortable. The food was very good; even our Mexican American companion enjoyed it. We did find the waitress very uninvolved. Although we had two young children with us, we had to ask for the children’s menu, she never brought their drinks, and we had to ask for their ice cream. The worst thing was that we ordered a pitcher of margaritas, which she brought, but she didn’t bother to tell us that they don’t do pitchers and we would be charged at $12.50 a glass (small tumblers, not large, salt-rimmed margarita glasses). We ordered another pitcher, which we didn’t finish, and ended up with a bill for $125 for margaritas! Of course we protested, but to no avail. Customers beware! I gave her 2 stars because she wasn’t actually rude, just very unhelpful.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great Food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I had received a call from restaurant on Friday March 23 to confirm reservation which I did however when we arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation I was informed that it had been canceled. We were asked to have a seat in the bar and we were seated around. 7:30.
I understand mistakes happen and would return to Rosa’s in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was great! Service was outstanding. A bit noisy but overall enjoyed the experience.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

the service was awful, I had to get the waitress attention three times during my dinner. I will never recommend this place to anyone. besides the service the food was overpriced for the taste.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It was good. service was great

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We enjoyed our visit here for one of my friend's birthday dinner. While we attending during Dine out week we mainly ordered from their standard menu. The mole tasted great, I will be back for new twists if placed on the menu. The cocktails were made to perfection with a perfect balance of alcohol and flavor. The only drawback for me was the rushy nature of our waitress. It was a Monday night and the place was less than 50% full after the dinner rush, but she seemed like she was in a hurry to get away. It made us feel a little anxious taking us partially out of the mood. Everything else about Rosa's was great and I will be back in hopes of patient service.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service was bad. 45 min and never asked us for our dinner choice.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food, great service, much too loud. It was impossible to have a conversation between the acoustics of the very loud room, the crowd's volume, and the fun but too-loud music. If there were a quieter section of the restaurant, we would absolutely return.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My 50th! Was so much fun and delicious!!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Fun vibe! Great drinks & food was delicious!
Great place for a large group get together.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Solid rosa mexicano experience
Friendly helpful staff

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Rosa Mexicano is a an amazing restaurant. The staff are nice, there is an amazing ambiance especially when you go during the evening. The food was quick and delicious. Would recommend for a date night or a family night out. Great location for walking around the seaport area pre or post meal.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The soup was cold, service was so so and prices were high.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Noisy. Tables too close together. (And a loud talker next to us). Food was so-so. Sat us close to door, which is fine, but cold night in Boston. Hostess did a poor job telling people to keep door closed while customers peered outside looking for their uber to arrive (should be common sense by hostess. Windy, cold night. Wind blowing in like crazy). Dumb dumb.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

As busy as this restaurant was, it was surprising to see so few staff/waitresses. We were seated and weren't served drinks for roughly 15 mins. After which our server only appeared to check on us every 30 mins after that. Food was good but was hard to enjoy being that we couldn't get drinks refilled quick enough and couldn't get servers to come around to our table. The 2 seater tables are long and skinny, meaning you have to sit miles away from your date and practically scream at each other. Not a place I would recommend for anyone unless you are planning to go eat with someone and not talk to each other.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food is good. There wasn’t a wow factor or anything that impressed me on the menu that made me want to come back soon. But it is worth the visit. Service is great and fast!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

great food, good (but very overpriced) margs

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Went here previously for restaurant week and decided to come back and try other menu items as we were very satisfied during restaurant week. Cocktails taste very nice although maybe a tad overpriced. The food is certainly upscale mexican and did not disappoint. Our entrees were delicious but the star is certainly the guacamole and chips. I have never had guacamole this good (I usually do not eat it as in many places you can tell it came out a can or is just avocado mashed up). Made right in front of you with many additions to it to season and taste, a must have. We shall be going back and that appetizer will be ordered.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We had a very enjoyable high end Mexican meal. The waitstaff is very attentive and the food arrived fast (though not pre-made too fast) and was delicious. We enjoyed the decor and the ambiance.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I made an 8:15 reservation for my husband & I to celebrate his birthday. We got to the restaurant early, the Host/Hostess told us our table would be ready around our reservation (we expected this) and proceeded to the bar. As we got closer to our reservation time, my husband went back to the Host/Hostess and checked in again to ensure we wouldn't be overlooked. While waiting we noticed at least 6 parties come in after us, some without reservations as we heard them put their names in, but yet they were seated before us. (We could see open tables for two.) It's now almost 8:30 and we still hadn't been seated; we weren't even acknowledged. My husband went up to the Host/Hostess, for the third time, to ask about our reservation. Suddenly a table appeared and we were brought to the back of the restaurant where it was freezing! The food was OK and over priced. We finished our meal and asked for the check. The waiter came back saying that it was our Anniversary, it was not, it was my husband's birthday - which I explained to him. He said that dessert was on them for the occasion but we didn't want dessert and just wanted to leave at this point. We literally waited 30 minutes for our check, mind you we had to ask him more than once for it. It was so bad that we could have left and nobody would have even noticed - we clearly were invisible! I will never go back here nor will I ever recommend this place to anybody. The way this place treated us was wrong and ruined my husband's birthday dinner! Giving them one star is far too generous.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food, great service, awesome margaritas and really like the atmosphere, They have a cool waterfall wall the the kids really liked

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

An outstanding selection of local Mexican dishes from various places around the country, coupled with excellent drinks and fresh guacamole mixed at the table - Rosa Mexicano is a prize addition to the Seaport District. It's a trifle loud, and there's an annoying habit of turning the lights low - sometimes too low to read the menu! - but the food is worth the inconvenience. At the busiest time service can be a little slow, but it's all freshly prepared and tastes superb (and authentic). Recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent Mexican food - very unique dishes. Great Margaritas too! The service was excellent and very friendly. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Server was nice ,atmosphere was amazing ,the valentines decorations were perfect the food was delicious..could’ve done better service but overall it was good

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Love the one in NYC. This one was nice and the staff was great. Drinks, chips and salsa were good but The food we ordered for dinner was awful. Very disappointed because the NYC restaurant is always amazing.
Won’t be going back unless it’s just for drinks and chips.

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was mediocre at best. They sit you on top of each other. The salsa had little flavor. The iced tea had zero flavor. My enchiladas had a very strange taste to them. For the money not worth it.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This place was great and also has a good view of the seaport. The service was good and the food was what sold us. I would recommend it to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Everyone thoroughly the dinner - from the drinks to guacamole made table side to their entrees & lastly, the churros!! Wish we had a bag of churros to take home with the divine raspberry sauce!!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

It was great! Service was great, didn’t have to wait for a table on a Saturday night, food was great, and reasonably priced!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This was my first experience. Food was great. Service was excellent. But,except by the time they brought the guacamole dinner was served. I was slightly disappointed that they didn't play Spanish music while we dined. Mexican restaurants should play mariachi music. Over all it was a great birthday location. We had fun!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great! Food and service awesome!!

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Overrated and overpriced. The menu offers a variety of options that sound interesting, but the quality does not meet the menu's description. I've given this place a number of tries and despite quality service and a nice ambiance, the place is simply overrated and overpriced.

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