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Casa Romero - 29 Reviews - 30 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115, Boston, MA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (617) 536-4341

Casa Romero

30 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115 (at Between Newbury St. and Commonwealth Ave, side entrance, Back Bay)
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 536-4341
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Casa Romero - Boston, MA
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Take it from the locals here, Casa Romero has been in operation for many years. It is not fancy Mexican, it is everyday Mexican prepared, served and owned by those who know this ...


I should have sensed the red flags when I saw the entrance was located in a public alley. Although the service was very friendly, the decor of the place was dingy and slightly mus...

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Upscale Mexican 2/13/2006

Unless you knew it was there, you would never spot Casa Romero, tucked behind busy Newbury Street in Boston. Just off of Gloucester Street, there is only a small sign in the alley indicating that there is a great restaurant hidden below. If you are in the Boston area, I highly recommend that you seek out this hidden gem. We had the pleasure of sitting in their outdoor patio. They do NOT take reservations for their coveted patio- it is on a first come, first served basis, so if you'd like to sit there, be sure to arrive early. The patio feels private and intimate, with the area lit softly by lamps around the perimeter of the patio, and there are only eight or nine tables. You will not be disappointed with the interior of the restaurant, however. It is on the basement level and is dark and cozy and festive at the same time. The walls are exposed brick, and there are colorful tiles and wood block tables. Although it is busy, it is not overly noisy and it's quite easy to hold a conversation. This is mexican food at its finest. Fresh and beautifully prepared, carefully thought-out, with all of the flavors melding together into the perfect meal. You will not find gratuitous globs of sour cream and guacamole here. The attention to detail is very impressive. When you arrive, you will be greeted by a friendly and charming waiter who will take your drink order and bring you a basket of warm tortilla chips and homemade salsa. The waiters are very knowledgeable about the menu, and are more than happy to answer questions or help you decide what to order. For drinks, I recommend either the margaritas (considered by many to be the best in Boston) or the sangria. We ordered a carafe of sangria, which seemed to be the perfect amount for the two of us. They also have many, many kinds of tequila, as well as beer and wine. We decided to split an order of shrimp flautas with guacamole and sour cream. They brought us two flautas, crisp and delicate, and the guacamole was the perfect complement. My boyfriend had the chicken fajitas with warmed tortillas, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. The chicken and veggies, however, were unusually tender and flavorful. They also came with homemade, very flavorful refried beans and spanish rice. I chose the enchiladas poblanas with chicken and mole sauce. They were also served with guacamole and sour cream. The chicken inside was moist and tender, and the mole sauce was incredible. I learned that mole sauce is made with unsweetened chocolate, (but it is not sweet or chocolatey in the way you'd expect), and it was so rich and flavorful and tasted amazing with the chicken. The portions are perfect- filling, yet not overwhelming. We were pleasantly full by the end of our meal, yet able to split a dessert. We ordered flan, and it was probably one of the best flans that I have had- delicate and drizzled with a delicious sauce. We also had mexican coffee, something I have not had before. Our waiter explained that it had chammomile tea, honey, and brown sugar mixed in. It was the perfect end to our meal. This is the perfect place to take a date or to celebrate a special occasion, without having to spend piles of money. If you haven't checked out this hidden treasure, you owe it to yourself! more

Awesome food in hidden Back Bay Ally! 9/9/2005

Down an understated ally just a stone's throw away from the over-hyped Boylston and Newbury streets there is a lovely Mexican restaurant called Casa Romero. Everything about Casa Romero is understated, accept of course for the taste of the food! The decor is rustic and lovely, the service friendly, and the feeling that you found a cultural hidden gem is unescapable. Dishes with the mole came highly recommended by acquaintances, but the dishes that were cactus based were both healthy and suprisingly delicious as well! Entrees are reasonably priced- few things cross the $20 mark. If you go, bring some pals and get a pitcher of Sangria--- it is awesome here! more

Authentic Mexican food in Back Bay 8/3/2005

Casa Romero is a bit hard to find since it's front door opens into an alley off Gloucester Street - but it is well worth looking for. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful. Especially great is the outdoor patio in the summertime. Friendly staff, they even have patience for families with children. more
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Owner Message

  • Since 1972, my customers still tell me what a delightful discovery it is to step out of a Boston alley and into the heart of Mexico. That is exactly what I had envisioned when I decorated the coffered door and walls of my restaurant with the bright Talavera tiles from Puebla, Mexico. Casa Romero is located in the midst of glamorous Back Bay at 30 Gloucester Street between Newbury Street and Commonwealth Avenue.


  • The Scene
    More than 30 years ago, Leo Romero decided against following in his family's political footsteps and opened this gem of a restaurant in an alleyway between Newbury Street and...

  • 8/1/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
  • Payments:

    Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Back Bay, Back Bay West