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Casa Romero

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Back Bay
Mexican
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30 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 536-4341
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
No Leftovers

Tasty and unusual Mexican fare but small portions (no left overs here). The early bird special is the way to go ($22 for 3 courses). Otherwise it's pricey for Mexican, but not for the area. The back alley entrance made it feel like you were in on some secret. However, I never got past the smell... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
lh00q
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Tasty and unusual Mexican fare but small portions (no left overs here). The early bird special is the way to go ($22 for 3 courses). Otherwise it's pricey for Mexican, but not for the area. The back alley entrance made it feel like you were in on some secret. However, I never got past the smell of cat urine (?)... More 

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The location of Casa Romero is classically Back Bay. The restaurant is tucked in a little alley that's easiest to find if you just let your smartphone navigate you. The restaurant is small and charming with waiters who are experienced and very helpful. The dishes are creative and include a full range of meat, seafood, and vegetarian options. The portions... More 

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Windham, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The restaurant is a little hidden, but its well worth the hunt. It's a cozy welcoming traditional place. The food is wonderful with plenty of interesting options. The margaritas are fantastic and potent. The service is excellent. I was with a group of 10 and we had a blast. I love Mexican fare and this place in particular ranks very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Meh. I''ve been coming here for years and have always been pleased with their offerings. Sadly, they seem to be trying to save money by compromising portions. Bad decision. I hate leaving a restaurant hungry. firstly, with my entree the menu specified a choice of black beans or refried beans. I ordered black but was told by the waiter that... More 

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Port Orford, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Boston is not a city where you would expect to find great Mexican food. Scratch that idea when you go to Casa Romero. It's a small restaurant down an alley off of Gloucester Street in the Back Bay but well worth the trek. The Mexican food here is orignal, well prepared and an upscale version of the Mexican fare you'd... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Tucked in off an alley, this quaint basement-level eatery featured winding paths and tight staircases decorated with traditional Spanish decor. The service was very good, as was the food (be sure to order the guacamole!). I have to rave about their beverages - their margaritas were very well priced and well made. Looking forward to going back soon!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife grew up in Texas and lived on Mexican food. There are not many great Mexican restaurants in immediate Boston except Casa Romero, Ole and Zocalo. Casa Romero is a hidden gem and fun for adult family or romantic night out. Great guacamole and margaritas! My favorite dish is their Pechuga de Pollo Rellena with mole sauce and stuffed... More 

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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We've been enjoying Casa Romero for many years, but tonight signaled a consisent decline in the quality of service and food. In short, the experience has transitioned from dining to eating, cooking to fixing. Mole was less than inspired, but more inspired that the mediocre service which strived more to place plates multiple arm's length away than to deliver good... More 

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Boston
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I have been coming here since the 1980's-and I have never had a bad meal. But you must understand, this is not Taco Bell or Chili's--this is authentic interior Mexican food, expertly made under the watchful eye of Señor Romero-an 80 something Hemingwayesque character who is beloved by Boston chefs and patrons alike. The setting is great-you enter the basement... More 

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Edgartown
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Enjoyed an excellent dinner here last evening. We stared with guacamole and chips and Shrimp flautus both excellent. I had the Shrimp cilantro dinner it was superb. My husband had the enchiladas Verdes and basically scraped his plate clean. The margaritas were great. I would probably ask for a different table next visit as we were seated next to a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: (617) 536-4341

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?