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Rosa Mexicano - Boston

4.4
946 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • 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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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
¡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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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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4.3
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Lots of great choices on the menu, and many dozens of tequilas.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Table side guac is amazing! I found the salmon to be very good, but actually too big! I would have paid the same amount for 1/2 the serving. And make sure to ask your waitstaff how spicy something is. The waitstaff is instructed only to "warn" if it's a 8 or above. My friend ordered something that was considered a "7" (however nowhere on the menu does it say what level it is). He could hardly finish it, very spicy!

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MexicanAnniversary (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

We always celebrate our anniversary with Mexican food. This was our first visit to Rosa Mexicano. They offer delicious upscale Mexican food (not your average neighborhood place) that was beautifully presented with well-balanced hand-crafted cocktails. We were delightfully surprised by the variety of tequilas they offered. The service was lovely and they were very attentive to us. We will definitely return with friends and family soon!

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vipNik77 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

Exceptional food and drinks overall. Our server Emerly was extremely attentive, friendly and fun. The Restaurant Manager Elisha was outstanding and definitely created our desire to return very soon!

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hungry (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Our 4 th visit this year. The food and staff are always amazing. We will definitely e coming back.

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Eliza (New England)
1.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

I was looking forward to a quiet dinner, and booked a reservation. Unfortunately, the restaurant was hosting a large halloween party at the same time, so it was very noisy, crowded and uncomfortable. If they had notified me of the concurrent party, I wouldn't have booked the reservation. Very disappointing. But food and service were very good.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic guac!!! Was so loud though that it was a challenge to have a conversation :(

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food everyone dish was fabulous. Two of us ordered a margarita it was 15 dollars and came in a small rocks glass loaded with ice. Not a very good values or presentation with the margaritas.

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IslandQueen (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

The service was superb, our waiter returned often to make sure our needs were met, we were very impressed and ensured that our happiness was reflected in the tip. The red wine sangria was good, as were the chips and guacamole. The carnitas entree was well seasoned but the portion size was rather meagre. I will dine there again to try another entree.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Good but busy Friday night. Good and tasty food with fresh Guacamole and varied dishes.

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Reliable (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Started with delicious margaritas and handmade guacamole. Dinner was very tasty but not memorably delicious. Service was more attentive than average with a friendly conversation. I eat here with some frequency because it's solidly reliable. Note it's in Seaport area in Boston so prices will be high.

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vipBeagleMom (Naples)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

The budin de pollo, Puebla Braised chicken tinga layered with soft corn tortillas, Chihuahua cheese, roasted Mexican peppers and grilled corn served over poblano cream sauce, was fantastic! See attached photo. I highly recommend the Guacamole en molcajete appetizer, which is made table-side and customized to your desired level of spiciness.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

Great food and attentive service, our waiter was amazing (normally bar tends but was called in last minute) he went the extra mile to make us smile and have a great time...

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vipBabyBack2Bill (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

We stopped in for the guacamole and nachos and drinks. The servings were ample and the drinks were great. It was nice to sit outside on a sunny, unseasonably warm fall afternoon taking in he harbor view. It does not get any better than that!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

It was great. Waitress was very nice. Margaritas were good and food was dope. Huge thumbs up

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here during our trip to Boston. We loved everything about it. Great food portions, friendly and professional stuff, and it had a great vibe. It was close to our hotel in the seaport area, and it was nice that it had other options than just seafood. I would definitely recommend Ross Mexicano.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

I was excited to try this restaurant per Phantom Gourmet and my daughter, who goes to Suffolk. We ordered the "table side guacamole" which was made somewhere else and brought to us. That being said, it was the best guac we've ever had! We ordered the corn on the cob...it came as one big over ripe cob slathered with accouterments...needed more lime and less mayo...was hoping for the three small cobs so we could share but it's now a one cob deal. My meal was eh. My daughter had the beef tacos and they were ok. My husband had a chicken dish on top of a cream save. He LIVED it! I thought it lacked flavor. The desserts??? AMAZING!!! Save room. The margaritas were so strong I ordered wine instead.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was very good although a bit pricey in some areas : $15 for a small portion of guacamole made at the table and $14 for a rather weak margarita . beers were fine and the enchiladas, fish tacos, and shrimp tacos excellent. Our waiter was very good- attentive but not obtrusive. We got the table we reserved - quiet, away from doors which we appreciated a lot! recommend, especially since the staff were very nice and seated us about 40 minutes early since it was 5pm and cold and rainy.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Our Waitress was very friendly and attentive, the ambience was festive. The only down fall was the airplanes were noise while we dined outside.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Wanted the food to be better than it was. Not that all of the food was terrible, but none of it was great. I had Mole Pablano , my wife ordered Pollo Adabado (Chicken fajitas), we had the queso fundido as an app, both had (2) margaritas and with tip the bill came to $160. We were out for a nice dinner so I don't mind paying a little extra for good food and better service but something was lacking in both. The salsa they bought with fresh chips started things off well, we both really enjoyed the salsa. The queso app was very bad. It came out in a cast skillet but was just a solid glop of cheese that over time separated and became a glop of cheese sitting in milky, watery fluid. My Mole was good to very good but my wife's fajitas were average at best. Margaritas were good but nothing great. The service was ok but felt like they should be more attentive considering it wasn't that busy when we were there. My wife asked for flour tortillas with her dinner and got corn. The waiter never came back and asked how our food was and I had to flag him down to order the second round of margaritas. I will look for a better Mexican experience next time I am in the Seaport.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was just ok. We got their version of fajitas. One chicken, and the other steak. The meat and peppers were good. It came out in a skillet with too much cheese and cheese juices all over the meat and the peppers. Would not recommend this dish to friends. The guacamole was good as were the drinks. Don't think we will return here.

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Kristy (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Delicious guacamole made at your table. The fish dishes were flavorful, fresh, and healthy. Great place to go before a Pavillon show!

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Djazz (Denver)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

I've only been to Rosa Mexicano a few times now - once in Miami and a couple of times in Boston. Every time has been a joy! The tableside guacamole is a treat, as is the super fresh and delicious ceviche. The cocktails (especially the frozen pomegranate margarita and the super smoky poblano infused margarita!) are strong and delicious. The location - especially in Boston in the now-trendy Seaport District right across the street from Boston Harbor - is excellent as well. But what has made each trip particularly special has been the pleasant, helpful and attentive staff - there when you need and want them with smiling faces, not hovering but not leaving you hanging either. They truly get what hospitality is about and it makes being a patron there feel like a treat. We'll keep coming back for more.

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Boss43 (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Guacamole fantastic. Great service even late. Easy to please everyone with menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

Great for a group meal--separate checks, amazing (& quick) service & even took our group photo!

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vipConnieA (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

The Food was good but a bit pricey. Guacamole was 26.00 for 4 people, for example.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

Service was good. Food was not as good as I expected, specifically the chicken flautas and beef quesadillas.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

We ate here on our last night in Boston for different flavor than all the seafood we had been eating. That was a great decision! My husband had the carnitas and I got the quesadilla tinga and They were both fantastic! Full of flavor and perfectly tender! The accompanying sauces were a great match for each of the dishes....not too overbearing. I will have to say though, the carnitas won between the two. I had to switch over and help my husband with them bc they were that good! Would definitely go back again. The server was super attentive and anticipated all of our needs the entire meal!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent food...incredible guacamole...really great atmosphere! Will be returning for sure!

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
4.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

Great service and drinks, food was authentic and fresh.

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