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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

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (15)
Good for Birthdays (10)
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Fit for Foodies (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
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Hot Spot (4)
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·Dined 4 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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 4 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.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New England)·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.

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 (New England)·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!!!

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 (New York Area)·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!

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 (New England)·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!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great! Food and service awesome!!

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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing all around

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Good service. Food was good . Slightly overpriced.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Business Meals, Spicy
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 (New England)·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!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was delicious!

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 (New England)·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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

great spot to celebrate bday parking is expensive but the food is amazing

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great, authentic mexican food. Our waitress was really helpful in suggesting her favorites. It was quiet early on a weeknight but I know it gets really busy later and later in the week and weekends.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Service was great! Food amazing. Atmosphere comforting. A must go!!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 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 10, 2017

Delicious!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 9, 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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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 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 4, 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 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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 (New England)·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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 (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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 (New England)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Las Vegas)·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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