Temazcal Tequila Cantina - Framingham

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Mexican
Temazcal Tequila Cantina is a vibrant Mexican restaurant and tequila bar delivering the hottest dining trend America has seen in years – upscale Mexican cuisine. Offering a combination of authentic recipes, warm hospitality, award winning margaritas and an attractive atmosphere, Temazcal perfectly captures the essence of old world Mexico with a contemporary twist. We look forward to your next visit!
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New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was my second visit to Temazcal Tequila Cantina in Framingham. The first visit was right after it opened. The service was poor...mainly a bad attitude from our waitress. The food was good..not great. My second visit this past week was not much of an improvement. After making a reservation through Open Table well in advance we were greeted by a not so nice hostess who told us we couldn't get a regular table and only be seated in the bar at a high-top, but after complaining she sat us at one of the many open regular tables..not a good start. Our waitress however was excellent this time. I ordered the Verde Enchiladas which came out burnt. I noticed the manager running around making sure the customers were taken care of but he never stopped at our table. Not a very happy return engagement for me.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good was ok. Kind of an odd menu to me. Service started out strong then was non-existent. I was not happy with our meal and will not be returning

Temazcal Tequila Cantina - Framingham
Responded 4 days ago

I am sorry to hear that your experience was not great. We just started a new drink menu which I think you might enjoy. Please contact me directly as I would love to have you back. Thanks. Bill Ledbetter General Manager 774-505-7744

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B
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was fantastic and very substantial portions. Wait staff very friendly. Only disappointment was that our meal felt rushed. Our main course came out while we were still working on out appetizer, and our drinks didn’t make it out until after our main course arrived, so didn’t really have a chance to enjoy them.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice food, good drinks and service. Recommend using open table to do advance booking so you don’t have to wait.

R
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Mediocre food. Waitor spilled salsa, splashed on us, our clothes and table. No one apologized. Understandably accidents happen. But NO apology is unacceptable. Waitor never came over to us and the hostess asked us if we were waited on yet
I’ve been to the seaport restaurant and it’s been great. I won’t return to Framingham

Temazcal Tequila Cantina - Framingham
Responded on October 21, 2019

I am very sorry to hear that you had such a terrible experience, this is not norm for us. Please contact me directly as I would like to invite you back and get you some great food coupled with fantastic service. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and I hope to hear from you soon. Bill Ledbetter General Manager 774-505-7744

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B
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second dinner at Temazcal. Another great experience! The food is delicious, the menu is varied, the service is friendly and efficient, and the ambiance is lively and warm. I would highly recommend Temazcal—-from the chips and salsa at the start, to the tasty desserts at the end!!

MW
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was absolutely kind and accommodating. The manager, Aleks was just wonderful & friendly. Our server, Tony was very attentive to our needs & very helpful with selections on the menu.

OT
New England
77 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. Food was excellent, service was exceptional. Martin was our server, and he was so pleasant and attentive. In addition, the manager and other staff helped out, so we never waited for anything. Will definitely be back.

C
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Worth the prices! Did not love the margarita- too much OJ.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My husband and I had been to the one in Boston multiple times and always have a phenomenal experience, so we wanted to give the one in Framingham a shot. We were greeted by the host when we walked in, and she was extremely sweet and personable. Very much unlike our waitress, Caitlin, who has no personality and incapable of smiling. She was extremely stingy with the ice in our first drinks (iced tea and ginger ale). When she offered us a second round, we asked for her to fill our glasses up all the way with ice, it was only half full. As a bartender, that’s a huge pet peeve for me.
She dropped off our first round of drinks, and we were ready to order, but she dropped them off and didn’t even ask if we were ready. We placed our Order for our appetizer and main course. Yet it all came out together. By the time I finished the appetizer and got to my main course, tacos, they were cold, so I didn’t really get to enjoy them.
Halfway thru our meals, instead of asking if we were still working on our food, she simply asked “do you guys want boxes now?” There are so many politer ways to ask and not make your guest feel rushed and unwelcome.
Maybe I have higher expectations because I’ve been in the industry for years, or maybe because their Boston location is so much better, but I was very unimpressed by my experience there & will just go to Boston next time for a superb dining experience.

Temazcal Tequila Cantina - Framingham
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. We have addressed the service issues you mentioned and are continuing to coach. I hope you give us another chance. I would like the opportunity to make things right. Please reach out to me directly so I can set up a date and time when you can come back. Thanks again. Bill Ledbetter General Manager 774-505-7744

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B
New England
89 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A little too spicy for two of the 3 at our table. If your not a fan of spicy don’t go.

JR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I have been here four times now and it’s gone down hill each time, especially on the service end which was atrocious. The waiter brought out our entrees before our appetizer. When we said we’d like the appetizer first he looked put out and confused. When they came back the next time they brought the entrees with the forgotten app, and once again we had to say we specifically didn’t want them at the same time. He said, well I guess we can just find a spot to keep your entrees warm (apparently never considering his mistake might warrant remaking them). Less than 5 minutes later two other servers brought the entrees out yet again. We asked if we might finish the appetizer first and they asked us how long we thought that might take. We said maybe 5 minutes and they seemed to time it to the minute. Sure enough the plates were hot from the warming corner and the cheese and sauces of the entrees had crusted over, so they definitely didn’t think to remake them. No real apology was given. Nothing was taken off the bill. It’s not like they were very busy. A total of maybe 20 people in the place at 8:00 pm on a Tuesday. I guess they just couldn’t get us out of there fast enough. They don’t need to worry about us returning now.

Temazcal Tequila Cantina - Framingham
Responded on September 15, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. It sounds like we really dropped the ball multiple times during your visits. We are addressing the service issues with the staff. Although you might be not want to at this time, I would like the chance to win you back. Please contact me directly as I would like to buy you an entrée and make sure every aspect of your next experience is great. Thank you for your business. Bill Ledbetter General Manager 774-505-7744

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TA
New England
765 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love coming here for a casual meal and a margarita (or two). The chips w three sauces are great. Tonight, the chow was excellent. Chopped salad, street corn very good. Loved the corn chowder... without the green chili's, which are too hot for my taste. Flan to finish.

B
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Grains salad is all kale, no grains. Gross. Food was average. Service was INCREDIBLY slow. Hard to get water refills. Will stick to Margarita’s.

Temazcal Tequila Cantina - Framingham
Responded on September 5, 2019

Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. I am addressing the food and service issues with the staff. I would love the opportunity to win you back. Please come in and have a salad made to your liking on me. Please contact me directly so we can make the arrangements. Thank you. Bill Ledbetter General Manager 774-505-7744

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SD
New England
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The fajitas where bland. Too much oil

MM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

nice place; drinks great; food alright
don't really have much to say to use up 50 characters

Temazcal Tequila Cantina - Framingham
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to post a comment. It seems like you were not really "wowed" by your experience with us. We strive to make everything perfect all the time. Please let me know when you plan to come in next. I would like to make sure everything is perfect. Thanks for you business and hope to see you soon. Bill Ledbetter General Manager 774-505-7744

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Drinks and appetizers were good, main course was below average. Will not recommend.

Temazcal Tequila Cantina - Framingham
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the drinks and appetizers. I would like the chance to win you back by getting you an entrée that you would really enjoy. Please reach out to me directly so we can arrange this. Thanks again. Bill Ledbetter General Manager 774-505-7744

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B
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time, food, service and Tequila!!

BM
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the chicken fajitas. Interesting complimentary chips and dip. Server was fabulous! Unfortunately, it was very noisy.

TA
New England
765 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good spot. I really like the chips served with 3 excellent dips... bean, green, red. Street corn and the grilled chicken tacos, flan. Nice service.

SH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

TVs everywhere to a ridiculous amount, food just average, everything with an unappealing sweetness to it.

Temazcal Tequila Cantina - Framingham
Responded on August 15, 2019

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy the atmosphere and that the food did not impress you. I would like the opportunity to get you a table away from the TVs and some great fresh food you would really enjoy. Please contact me directly so we can make arrangements. Thank you. Bill Ledbetter General Manager 774-505-7744

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DD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for helping us celebrate a very special birthday! Everything was perfect

s
New England
38 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The salad was great but the “Grilled” fish tacos were steamed and horrible
Sent back and ordered chicken fajitas and they were the worst imaginable. An entire tray of sautéed onions and propane smelling and tasting chicken two small strips of pepper. Waiter very good and apologetic. I blame the chef
I went to a restaurant in the same chain Saturday night and had a complexly different experience
Would never go back to Framingham location but would frequent the restaurant in Dedham again

Temazcal Tequila Cantina - Framingham
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to send this review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the salad but it seems that the rest of your experience was completely lacking. I would love the opportunity to make it right. Please contact me directly so I can do so. Thank you. Bill Ledbetter 774-505-7744

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always a great meal

ED
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The only complaint I had about our experience was the reservation process. When we arrived, they only table they had available was a high top table. I had made a note when I made the reservation that there were 2 children. If we didn't take that table they said we would have a 35 minute wait. We took the high top and then we noticed that a table needed to be cleared and that would accommodate us. However, we had to find this on our own. Once we sat down, the service was slow at first and then they were attentive and the food was good.

p
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the great service, welcoming decor/ambiance, and good food. Loved the nachos and three dips/salsas to start, the chicken nachos and the entrees--the food was so wonderfully presented too. It was the perfect place for a family dinner.

P
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food. Service was great.

SD
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, dietary gluten free and dairy free watched/served carefully. Front area quieter, main dining area very noisy.
Overall, great restaurant.

S
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Overall we had a fantastic time. The food was delicious. My wife's salmon was overcooked but the rectified the problem very quickly. The only criticism is there are way too many televisions. It was extremely distracting. Luckily a table opened up in the front room so we didn't have to deal with that. But as long as you get seated in the non tv area it is a fantastic night out.

C
New England
124 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I met our friends here for dinner, it was our first time.
Great menu choices, love the chips / salsa / dip they bring at the beginning. We also got the guacamole for an appetizer, Really yummy!!!
I got the chili relleno, which was so delicious! Everyone else’s food looked delicious and they were all pleased!
Our server was phenomenal!!

HB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Zoey was so friendly and helpful suggesting popular dishes. The price was very reasonable and the food was absolutely delicious.

T
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Zoe was the best. Knowledgeable, attentive and fun.

MW
New England
137 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The mixed grill was good, with a reasonable portion size.

With one soft drink each (we were two people) and tax + tip, the meal was almost $40 each. Seems excessive for a chorizo sausage, four small shrimp, about two ounces of chicken, and a big glob of mashed sweet potatoes. Everything was good; it just seemed overpriced.

TA
New England
765 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another fine meal here. Love the complimentary chips with 3 dips. Excellent margarita. The quesadilla, tuna stack, and taco soup... all very nice. Fine service.

VB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, place was a bit empty. Food was good

SA
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the Margaritas were amazing

OT
New England
77 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time there, really good experience. Our server, Mario, was friendly, efficient, and attentive. Food was really good, and we liked the three salsas served with the chips.

M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Top notch fish tacos and nachos. The garlic shrimp dish was delicious. Nice selection of 3 salsas served with chips. Next time we’ll save room for dessert! 🤨

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Third time dining here and the food has always been great. Only critique is the should pre-bus the tables better. We were in

BE
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. Manny was our server and he made sure we were happy.
Definitely be back!