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About Rosa Mexicano - Boston

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.

155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 476-6122

Website:
http://www.rosamexicano.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Validation for three hours available at discounted rate at the seaport garage

Executive Chef:
Ismael Garduno

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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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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.

Rosa Mexicano - Boston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (21)
Casual (20)
Good for Groups (18)
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Good for a Date (18)
Spicy (14)
Authentic (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Waterfront (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Bar Seating (10)
People Watching (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Business Meals (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great Beer (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Romantic (4)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Too many kids. Just didn’t expect it reasonably late, and service was terrible. Good food though.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wife, myself, and our two daughters (9 & 11) were out and about and decided we were in the mood for Mexican. Very impressed with the flavors, we all made a point to order something we hadn't had before, and none of us were disappointed. The guacamole was also amazing. Loved the decor for dia de los muertos.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Just ordinary. Overpriced for what it is, aspires to more but doesn’t deliver.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We got seated right away. The server gave us a great recommendation on cocktails and they were delicious. A bit spicy but perfect combo with the meal. They make the guacamole right in front of you and it’s by far the best guacamole I’ve ever had. Overall, great experience.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Carnitas dinner was very dry and bland. Disappointed with food as dinner was birthday dinner for my husband. Martini not good, but bartender was happy to make it better.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall really nice dining experience. Waiter was very friendly and attentive. Their margaritas are great! Food is pretty spicey so make sure to ask about how spicey your meal is before you order. Lighting is a little dark and the tables are kind of big for a 2 person so you have to speak loudly to have a conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Spicy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 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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·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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·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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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (New England)·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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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Healthy
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·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Spicy, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Happy Hour, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Naples)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New Mexico)·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...

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Organic, Fun, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Tapas, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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·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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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·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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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Salt Lake City)·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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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

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vip
 (New England)·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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 (New York Area)·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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·Dined on August 27, 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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·Dined on August 25, 2017

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

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great service and drinks, food was authentic and fresh.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Spicy
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great Mexican food. Good drinks. Three types of enchiladas were outstanding!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Ambience, service, appetizers, drinks were all excellent. There were 5 people in our party and it was unanimous that our entrees were just "okay" and I disliked my fish dish. I guess that's what you get for ordering fish at a Mexican restaurant? Would return for drinks and apps but not dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I've tried many Rosa Mexicano's (3 in NYC and both Miami ones) all served great food. The Boston one was a real disappointment compared to the others. This is a far cry from the original Rosa's on the upper east side. Service was pleasant and efficient, drinks were good, a few of the dishes were ok but most were not very good.

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