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Rosa Mexicano - Boston

946 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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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Hours of operation
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Monday- Friday: 11:30am – 4:00pm

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

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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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 or 617.476.6122 for more information.
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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
Sat & Sun | 11:30am - 3:00pm
Churros French Toast. Enough said.

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

Mexico City Cantina Fare
$8.5 Tacos, Quesadillas, Antojitos y mas – Served All Day at The Bar
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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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What 946 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

1.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

hotc (New England)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 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

KellyfromBoston (New England)
2.0  Dined 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.

ChrisM (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 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.

Kfab (New England)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 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!!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 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!

CharlesP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great! Food and service awesome!!

vipMike (New England)
2.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing all around

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Good service. Food was good . Slightly overpriced.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The space could be more intimate, but food and service were great.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

The table side guacamole order was great! It took a very long time for our server to take our order (I could see him socializing with the hostess) and at the lunch hour when everyone orders water it should be a sign that it’s a business lunch that needs to move quickly. I ordered the salmon salad, which I usually love and it was terrible. No flavor, and the tortilla strips were soggy. It tasted like it was dressed with water and had sat out for an hour. 6 months ago I ordered this salad and loved it, so obviously something has changed (the chef? The recipe?) I could not complain or send it back because it was a business lunch and it would not have been appropriate. That dish should be removed from the menu!

vipEric (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was delicious!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

The table side Guacamole was average at best (way to many onions, and tomatoes, not creamy at all, and medium spicy was very very spicy...and I like spice.) Kayla salad was 90% spinach, and carnitas was more like shredded pork. Very disappointed all in all. Now I understand why the lighting was so dark...they don’t want you to see what your eating.