Salena's Mexican Restaurant

4.5
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412 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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!
What 412 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MartyK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice experience. Great staff...each and everyone.

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JeffS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fajitas.

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CindyD
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had an excellent waiter and the food was very good. Great Blood Orange Margaritas

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HeatherK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was Delish. We sat outside which was really nice and had a great chill vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice patio table roomy enough for 6. Waiter suggested a carafe of margaritas as a money saver. Able to split check easily, even the cost of the carafe. Able to pay from our phones. Oh and food was yummy.

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NateW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Waitress was very friendly - service was quick!!!!

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RogerT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The server was very helpful with our questions. Free refill of chips and salsa.

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Cornchild3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite places. Took my sister for her birthday. Everything was great. So happy they are opened back up for inside seating.

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JessicaG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. I’m on a Keto diet so it was limited, but I got a big portion of chipotle chicken with a side salad. It was a Friday night at 6:30 and there were only 3 white claws left in the restaurant so that was a bummer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing as always

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AlyssaG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Salena’s is my favorite place in Rochester and had a great first visit back after Covid 19

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Jayy
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing! I think for the prices, the portions could be a little bigger however the taste is always phenomenal

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DamarysW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Selena’s. I’ve been coming he’s for years and they’ve been very consistent! It’s one of those places you don’t mind stopping at often. I will be back soon!

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Yummy
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent and the food was delicious and reasonably priced. We will be back!

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LynnM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Reserve your table as seats are limited. Don’t plan on walking in and getting a table without one. Worth taking the time to plan ahead!

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TimothyF
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been coming to Selena's for a number of years. We always enjoy the food and drinks. Great to have it make open to serve all that love this restaurant.

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EricaS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was very friendly and worked really hard to make things comfortable even with the pandemic. The food was excellent as always. Overall a happy, delicious experience.

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KathleenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Always delicious and great service.

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HeatherK
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad to be able to eat there outside! : )
We had a wonderful experience and our waitress was outstanding.

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Kristine
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Maggie was fantastic! She is always so friendly and offers great menu suggestions.
She is our favorite server!
Thank you for a great "re-entry" to dining out!

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MichelleM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Josh, our server was attentive and fast! Food came out quickly and was delicious as usual.

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Queend4
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so authentic will return again.

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BenjaminY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love this Restaurant. Salena’s go to Restaurant before RBTL.
Service spit on, Hanna did a great job.
I should go more often.

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JulianneG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food for special lunch date with my kids!

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vipJSfoodie
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My family, including three kids, ages 3 to 10, dined here for the first time, after visiting the Strong Museum. I made a note to our reservation that my son was anaphylactic to peanuts and tree nuts. The hostess at the front was super attentive to my son’s allergy and warned us to stay away from the mole sauce. She also made sure the kitchen and our server knew about it. From that moment, I knew we were going to have an amazing experience at this charming restaurant!

The food is very delicious and fresh. I ordered the stuffed avocados and it was incredibly tasty and super filling! My husband ordered the steak tacos and the meat was cooked a perfect medium rare. It was tender and very delicious. My son had the beef and bean burrito with a side of rice and could only eat about half of it. Positions are very large, even for the kids menu. My daughters shared a kids cheese quesadilla meal with rice. It was the perfect amount for them to split. We didn’t know until we received our bill that kids eat free on Sundays, so that was a pleasant surprise!

Our server was super friendly, however since it was a very busy evening, we waited a while to get her attention most times. However, it didn’t ruin our experience. She was so nice and helpful. The food took a while to come out, but it was worth the wait! We would definitely dine here again, the next time we visit Rochester. Thanks so much for a great experience!

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SARAHH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

This was our second time at the restaurant. I give it a pretty good rating the only thing I would say about the most recent visit is the two seater table that we were set at was kind of in the way of other things going on. So we did feel like we were kind of in the way at times.

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ThomasM
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall very good experience as usual. Service was outstanding.

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DawnP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our servers were energetic and friendly, and seemed really dedicated to us having a great experience. The food as always was fresh, colorful and delish! We have been going here for a while, and have had no bad food. Spiciness wasn’t manageable. We will certainly eat here again.

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GinaB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Reservation for 6:30pm , seated right away.
Prompt and friendly service .
Food very good.

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LeeS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific food with great service and decent prices

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BenjaminY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My go to pick before RBTL. Anastasia was very good. But I think I enjoyed the meal better.
Fun, great food and service.

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SharonE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated right away, had water on the table before we even sat down and service was fast food was great.

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vipDeWayneL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great customer service and food! Always feel welcomed when I visit and enjoy the experience.

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RichardM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

It was a terrible night from the table in the waiting area, 1/2 hour wait for drinks, an additional 1 hour wait for food . Two children were starving for our food. Several of the meals were cold and tasted like they had bee warmed up in the microwave. The only saving grace after several complaints to both our server and the manager was that the entire bill was complemented. Just a family birthday celebration to remember for the wrong reason.

We salvaged the evening by going across the courtyard to The Gatehouse for desert and coffee. Everything was excellent. They even have the birthday celebrant a free dessert.

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JanetE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot before the theater. Fresh, delicious food & drinks, great waitstaff, and fun, vibrant vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food! Always consistent!

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vipAnnie
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pre-theatre meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

The food was not good at all and far from authentic.

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John
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Salena's is our "go-to" restaurant before seeing a show at the Auditorium Theatre. The food is always great and the people are friendly.

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JessP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food and atmosphere! This is the perfect place to go before seeing a show at the auditorium - but my recommendation is to make sure you have a reservation!

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