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Rosa Mexicano - Burlington, Burlington, MA

Rosa Mexicano - Burlington

3.5
3.5
47 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Rosa Mexicano is a destination born of a unique vision. In our restaurants, you’ll experience upscale dining that honors Mexican heritage, culinary techniques, and the global explorations and inspirations of our founder, Josefina Howard. Rosa Mexicano offers an "elevated fiesta" deeply rooted in authentic Mexican cuisine, serving both beloved classics and sophisticated dishes in a stylish and festive atmosphere.

Our Founding Chef, Josefina Howard, opened the flagship Rosa Mexicano on New York’s Upper East Side in 1984. She was a world traveler, pioneer, entrepreneur, interior designer, chef, and innovator. Sharing the cuisine of Mexico became her mission and her passion, and Josefina made her mark as the first chef to introduce fine dining Mexican fare to the NY restaurant scene.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (781) 352-9190

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of off-premise catering options for groups of all sizes: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family-style menus, or passed hors d’oeuvres. To discuss a catering order, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com and 516-474-8308.

  • Neighborhood

    Burlington, Massachusetts

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 47 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.3Value

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  1. JN

    JamesN

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely modern-Mexican with heavy traditional fare that is tasty and affordable. great place to have a lunch/dinner either on a date or with a group. highly recommend
  2. J

    Jsea

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Was looking forward to dining here! Unfortunately, was lackluster - It was a lovely evening, sunsetting and nice weather. We requested the Patio. Patio seating unavailable due to “Bee problem we haven’t figured out how to address.” Ordered drinks before meal, drinks arrived mid-meal (simple glass of wine and a sangria), second order of drinks never arrived and we were done eating, ready to depart, so cancelled them “we only have one bartender” Food ok / we had chicken enchiladas and tacos, table-side quac. The table was sticky - would not recommend or return.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great - food and beverage was slow. But - we didn’t feel rushed. Our waitress was attentive. Cannot wait to come back for more tableside guacamole.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The server we had was nice, a young girl with no previous service experience who is trying but navigating making guacamole, taking orders, serving food and following up w/ drink refills, bringing the checks, etc is too much when you have a few tables. She had 3. She also had no idea of the actual dishes. The food was okay. I think there was a salt and seasoning shortage because everything was bland. From the guacamole to the steak. Unless if you count on the mole sauce to add the flavor Just returned from a month in Arizona and was dying for some good authentic Mexican. We gave it a try because we live nearby. Ehhhh. Not worth $100. Neither the food or service will make me return.
  5. DD

    DeniseD

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was very good. The food was delicious and fresh.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Mexican food I’ve ever had. Guacamole was outstanding
  7. N

    Nomie

    New England

    201 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    201 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I was assured the tuna ceviche did not contain raw onion so I ordered it only to learn on my first bite that it was mostly onion. I could not eat it and even if I could, our entrees arrived minutes after appetizers. Tortilla soup was so salty my husband couldn’t finish it. Adding insult to injury when my a la carte chicken arrived it had a whole half white onion, uncooked, on the plate! My husbands enchilada was decent however. Margaritas were well made but a bit skimpy for the price.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My husband and I went for a brunch date. The Table side Guacamole and the mimosas were great!!!
  9. KT

    KimberleyT

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing table side quacamole and chicken quesadilla appetizer.
  10. l

    lulil

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Clearly the restaurant has not been open for a long time and they are still ironing out the “kinks”. There was a blond woman walking around whom I believe was a manager, not welcoming at all…her facial expression the entire time we were there was as if SHE did not want to be there and even how she spoke to us and her staff was NOT pleasant…in addition I have visited the NY and Brickell location and the ambiance and experience is very different from the Boston location, example the guacamole was not made at table side. Quite disappointed with this location. I was embarrassed as I had told my guests what a great restaurant this was based on my experience at the other 2 locations I mentioned.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    They still have some kinks to work out since they are new. Food was not well seasoned or hot when we got it. Service was friendly. Timing was off so we received a drink we’ll after we completed the meal. I like Rosa in Boston but I might wait a few months before trying Burlington again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Overall our waitress tried really hard and did her best. She was very polite, friendly,and tried to go above and beyond. We did not make any complaints to her or management. We ordered queso and it took a very long time to come out and when it did it was like eating cold melted cheese. The plate was warm but the queso was ice cold so maybe it was frozen and did not get microwaved long enough. The queso also came with barely any chips and our waitress did bring more. We did not get any chips while waiting for our queso or drinks to come out. My enchiladas were ok but again not very hot just barely warm. The rice was way undercooked. Our dinners did not come with beans which I think was listed as a side (rice and beans). I was also disappointed in the children’s menu, a quesadilla was as Mexican as it got for food for the kids. Both of my kids were disappointed they did not have tacos on the children’s menu. My kids ended up splitting the steak tacos and took off all the toppings. Presentation of food seemed to lacking for the cost. The margaritas had a nice flavor but lacked oomph for 16$ and 18$ a piece. My family still had a nice time out only complaint would be the food.
  13. RM

    RobinM

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Good drinks, good guacamole (a little salty though), stale chips. I decided to try something other than my go-to favorite and ordered Roasted Mushroom Huarache. It didn't resemble the menu description, except for the mushrooms, lots of garlicky mushrooms. But instead of sauteed spinach, it was covered with green beans. I didn't see/taste any salsa, pico de gallo, or queso fresco. The server never said the kitchen had run out of the ingredients, so I assumed I misread the menu. I would have ordered something else! My date had the shrimp and chorizo over noodles, which he said was good. It was pricey. Nice patio.
  14. CC

    CeciliaC

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We were seating outside and l was a mouse. The Carnitas were over toasted but enchiladas were delicious
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The staff needs training. They were all incredibly friendly, which was awesome, but they didn’t seem to know what they were doing from the front desk to the waitress to the folks who delivered the food. The restaurant was not busy and they all seemed frazzled and confused. One person in my party of two ordered a margarita when the waitress first came over. It took so long to get to the table - after the appetizer and then the entree - and it arrived with the ice melted in the drink. The waitress put it down and commented on how it was overflowing (because the ice melted) but that’s all she said. When the food was delivered, it felt like it was thrown on the table with fear we would ask what it was. The food tasted great, but it was such an odd dining experience it overpowered the food itself. I think once the staff is trained and the bugs are worked out, it will be amazing.
  16. E

    Eatoutalot

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice atmospher, nice service, and food was good. We would return.
  17. PF

    PeggyF

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was a little slow . But our server Nicole was very sweet ! Food was delicious! Duck Mole Enchiladas were great ! Drinks were just ok . Rosina Margaritas need a little more oomph !! Will definitely be back !
  18. s

    surfun

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food and service a bit rough. Cocktails good. Needs some time to work out the kinks.
  19. SF

    StevenF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    You should have fajitas at lunch. There is no excuse. Also, you should have brewed iced tea in lieu of that terrible iced tea out of the tap. Otherwise, good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They had no wifi so had to go take out cash. Ran out of all drinks and food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Food was underwhelming, cold, and actually forgot to bring tortillas with the dish.
  22. JD

    JoanD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent and she made great guacamole!
  23. B

    Broadway

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience2
    We waited a half hour for our drinks, which were just okay. And we also waited a long time for our appetizer. None of this was the fault of our waitress, who was attentive and apologetic. There was not enough staff on duty, including there being only one bartender.
  24. D

    Denise

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We sat down and forgotten for over a 1/2 hour..until I said something. The AC was not working and although I was told it just happened I can see by other reviews that it hasn’t worked for a few days. How can you serve people inside with no AC when it’s 90 degrees outside? Drinks took almost and hour and food was not what we expected. Waitress tried to make it better but won’t be going back.
  25. JL

    JennieL

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Please turn the AC up. Thanks!!!
  26. j

    jess

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    good but drinks were way too overpriced for a restaurant at the mall
  27. C

    Coco

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The A/C was not working well, it was very warm. The wait staff was clearly being over worked. Our table side “guacamole “ service was not up to the standards of the seaport experience we had previously. The utensils for the guacamole were clearly used multiple times before ours, there was food all over the cart, and we told them we had a diner who could not have cilantro- no problem- but the dirty utensils had cilantro on them. Ordered drinks - came out with salt when asked for no salt. We had a reservation and got set at a table in a busy “intersection” of wait staff and carts and were bumped into repeatedly while trying to eat. There were open booths and tables along the edges of the room that remained open our entire dining experience. The table was not clean when we sat down and one of the chairs was wet. It just was not a good experience. Overall, very disappointed.
  28. MT

    MargaretT

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great! Desserts need a little work. I would visit again once they have worked out some of the opening issues.
  29. NH

    NatoshiaH

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service wasn't the greatest & slow but she was nice. Food was ok, needed seasoning & salt. Ceviche was dry with no salt, tableside guacamole had no lemon or lime
  30. SY

    SusanY

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    If you like good Mexican, Rosa Mexicano is a great place. Don't be put off by the fact that it's in a mall, it's food is excellent. I have several food allergies and both the manager and the server were extremely attentive, explaining their procedures and making sure everything was safe for me. We had the guacamole, which was some of the best I've ever had. My husband had a shrimp dish and I had the duck carnitas tacos with pineapple jicama salsa -- would recommend and would eat again. Lots of gluten free and vegetarian friendly options, good heat to the things that were supposed to be spicy. They're in the process of building a patio. Can hardly wait until that's ready. This will be a summer go to!
  31. L

    jackL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was excellent. We had guacamole, mushroom enchiladas, cheese enchiladas and beef tacos. We sat at the bar because our table was not ready. Service was slow at first. Menu could use more choices. Margaritas were very expensive
  32. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Used to live in NYC and loved RM there so excited to try it out in Burlington as it recently opened. They still had some kinks to work out with slow service but the food was amazing. Special shout out to the table side guac lady, she let my 4 year old help and he absolutely loved it, huge thank you! The Jose margarita was good, thought could have been better for the price. The side of corn was amazing! And would go back just for that. Tacos were also very good.
  33. s

    ss2017

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Still getting organized - expectations were high after eating in their Boston location - limited wait staff, slow bar service and reduced menu wasn’t expected - sure it will improve once they have time to scale up service - once delivered meals were excellent
  34. A

    Anitha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall good place to try out. They made guacamole right at the table which was cool and cool vibe. I had the Mexican fried rice with shrimp but my rice (main part of meal) came out hard and tasted like day old rice that they microwaved. Waitress took care of it right away! Would definitely try out the place again but just won’t get the rice.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience1
    Drinks are good, food is not what I expect from a Mexican restaurant. Ordered steak taco, and the meet was burned . That is a basic plate from a Mexican restaurant , will not go back
  36. TO

    ToyinO

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was great, guacamole was delicious, however the food (entree) was very salty.
  37. JL

    JorgeL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I went for Brunch with family and oh surprise, brunch menu was not yet available in this location but missed to inform customers ahead of time. Anyway, we had regular menu and the food quality was really good, service was great.
  38. SB

    ShBR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    Entrees, while overpriced, were very good! We had the Brisket Enchiladas and the Birria Quesotacos. That was about all we enjoyed. Sides ( particularly the black beans and Frijoles Borachos) were the oppoite. They tasted awful and we did not eat them. Waste of almost $20 in side dishes because entrees dont come with anything extra. My husband ordered a michelada that he could not stomach and did not finish. I ordered a sangria that was OK. The menu said it came with fresh fruit and while this was true, it only had a few pieces of red apple on top... not very exciting. So, while this restaurant had a nice atmosphere and exceptionally good entree dishes, nothing else was worth it. GIve it a try but expect to spend $100 for 2 people if you want rice & beans and chips and salsa with your meal...
  39. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The food lacked flavor. The drinks were fine. The decor was nice. And waitress was nice.
  40. SS

    SusieSunshine

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I went to this lovely spot last night when our usual place was over crowded. I’m so glad we found it! This place is fantastic. Lovely ambiance, delicious cocktails, and excellent food was enhanced by our pleasant banter with our server Kelly. The tableside guacamole was a highlight. I’ll definitely return!!’

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Rosa Mexicano - Burlington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 352-9190.

Rosa Mexicano - Burlington is rated 3.5 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Rosa Mexicano - Burlington

75 Middlesex Turnpike 1015c, Burlington, MA 01803

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Burlington, Massachusetts

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (781) 352-9190

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of off-premise catering options for groups of all sizes: buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family-style menus, or passed hors d’oeuvres. To discuss a catering order, please contact Michelle Rosenberg at mrosenberg@rosamexicano.com and 516-474-8308.

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