Salena's Mexican Restaurant

4.4
576 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Salena's is a family owned and operated restaurant in the heart of Rochester's Neighborhood of the arts. It has been a Rochester staple since 1998, serving the freshest Mexican inspired dishes. Salena's is a family friendly restaurant with a full bar. Our Bar is open late night Friday and Saturdays and maintains the finest selection of tequilas! Go to salenas.com for more information!
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NancyG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always tasty…always great service…and always enough for leftovers!

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Fergy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We will definitely be returning for another visit whether it be lunch or dinner, good experience 🇺🇸

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blurrylu
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service from Maggie was excellent! Food was delicious and as always, an all around great experience!

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I was very disappointed in our server, who barely came around to our table of 8 and got an order incorrect. The food was also disappointing and not as good as I remember it to be. The black beans that came with my tacos were so bland. Bad experience.

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DeborahH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was average at best. We dine out frequently and the atmosphere was boring, food was Luke warm and margarita was served in a water cup 😞

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RocKnicksFan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and plentiful, service was friendly and we sat at an outside table. Loved the whole vibe. A great place for a date night or just dinner with friends.

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TraciB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious and the service is great!

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RichardH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin’s meeting friends for dinner and to catch up

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our Salena's experience....particularly our server Maggie. She was delightful, professional at all times but with a fun, light and cordial approach. Thank you for a lovely and fun evening.

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vipPamW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was good with the following exceptions- the fact that you don’t have wings and won’t have them until Fall is a huge disappointment. Other restaurants have them even if there is a shortage, and they just charge more for them. Also the music in the past has been great, but on this night it was rap music and it was annoying.

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JimD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a table of 10 to celebrate a birthday. With 4 kids 9 and under we were very pleased with the kids menu and create your own cookie dessert!

Our service was timely and friendly anticipating what we might need before we asked.

We are very excited that they are open again for dining.

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585Baby
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just wish they had their famous wings!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! I got the avocado salad with shrimp and mango margarita

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KevinW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Salenas but only for drinks. My fiancé and I went there last night for dinner and the food and service was phenomenal. Thank You Olivia for taking great care of us and we’ll be back soon!

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ShannonB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is consistently good at Salena’s, and I especially love that they’re offering some non-meat options on their menu now, and that they’re taking reservations. The service was OUTSTANDING on this visit. Well done, Salena’s!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maggie is awesome. So attentive and friendly.

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Edith
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. Our server Hannah was really nice. We had a great birthday dinner!

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PaulE
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great drinks and good food, I always recommend Salena’s.

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Weezie
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have always enjoyed Salena’s, especially their margaritas. We had a good meal, I just feel they are struggling with some COVID repercussions I.e. limited menu.
I will definitely go back though. Location is classic.

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Diane
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The hardest part about Salena's is getting a reservation. They have restricted seating so your best bet is to reserve a time before 5:00. Everything we ordered was very good, and they have the best tequila menu in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience! Our waitress Nicole was the best!! She was super friendly, our food came out in a timely fashion, she made sure we always had everything we needed. She went above and beyond!

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TiffanyT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Salenas and it was the best. Everything tasted amazing. Our waitress was super sweet even though we could tell they were extremely busy. Everyone was in a great mood. 10 out 10 recommend

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here last night and let me just say that everything was amazing! From the delicious margs, to the great food, and ultimately the BEST service provided to us by Sam! Thanks for a great night! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a 30th birthday celebration and our server was amazing!!!

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PhilH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had a great meal and the service is always great as well.

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GailO
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress added so much fun to our birthday celebration! The food and margaritas were superb.

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StevenF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My parents came back to Rochester, NY for a visit as they moved out of state 8 years ago. Before arriving, my Dad asked me to make a reservation to Selena’s. The food and service was great! An awesome way to end my parents visit to Rochester. Thanks for great food and a great time!

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ElinaA
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salena’s is one of our favorite places to dine in. The food is great, staff is wonderful, and their margaritas are out of this world. What more can you ask for?

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Anne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. An employee dropped our food and no one came back. My husband and I had to share a fork. When someone finally returned I asked for a fork and when the fork arrived we were finished.

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SusanV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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40somethingfoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The meal was good but I felt like all of the food had the same flavor profile

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Alexandria
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our dinner was great! food and drinks were delicious and came out fast! our server was kind of slow as we sat for a long time before being helped, but understandably it was a busy night! she did her best :)

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NancyG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our times at Salena’s. It would be wonderful if the noise could be dampened...even with reduced capacity, it was awfully loud. Our server was very good.

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Haley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very bad service even though I made a reservation for a birthday dinner. We waited almost 30 minutes after ordering drinks before anyone came back to take food orders. Drinks were not worth the money and the food was alright. I understand being busy or short staffed but receiving this service ater making a reservation is unacceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Maggie, was nothing short of amazing!

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Elizabeth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to Selena’s in a while due to COVID. I was excited to have the same wonderful experience as I have had with previous visits. The food was delicious, prompt and generous portions. The margaritas were a hit and our server was amazing! This is a must visit staple for Rochester. Glad to see that Selena’s survived this last year!

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Shanique
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall great experience! Would dine again.

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location has great staff and amazing food options!

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KrisN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great girls night out! Excellent drinks, amazing food and advice and beyond service. This restaurant never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was terrible

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Salena's Mexican Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 576 OpenTable diners.

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