Salena's Mexican Restaurant

4.6
523 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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 523 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraTwist
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming for years and never disappointed! Good food, drinks and service! Awesome time. Always go back when in town. Stay calm and tequila on!

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my daughter’s 28th birthday dinner-her choice. I have never been and was very impressed! Great service and great food! I will be returning very soon to try more dishes! Love Selena’s!

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Cindy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salena's is consistently good for food, service and Margaritas! Nicole is the nicest server and always takes great care of us!

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AlbertB
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food in a nice atmosphere. Ample parking was available.

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VictoriaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam is the BEST server!! The food was delicious as always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good—food and margaritas.

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Chels
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday. The food and drinks were delicious and it was such a good vibe. We also felt very safe with the covid guidelines in place.

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LauraR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

We had 6 people in our party. All of our food was cold ... not even warm .. quality of food was terrible

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ChrissyM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks snd our server was awesome too

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CraigM
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Been there many times, food was well below par this time

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AndrewB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at Salena's! their chips are THE BEST! we also loved the fajitas and margaritas! Our waitress what friendly and attentive. Really enjoyed our evening!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very happy with the food, outstanding. I have gone to Salena's for what seems like twenty years. The last few years were pretty average, glad to see their back - btw, margarita 's were excellent.

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Sierra
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night with friends at Selena’s
Good service and great tasting food!

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GloriaH
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food at Salinas was very good on Saturday night. We recommend it highly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was fantastic!

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Cappy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

No issue with our waitress but Restaraunt was understaffed. Our waitress was covering the bar area and dining room. Food and drinks were good.

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RobertC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Server took 10-15 minutes after we were seated to stop by and offer chips/drinks. Took another 10 minutes to get the drinks. Then took a long time before she came and took our food order. Each time she stopped she was in a hurry to get to another table and we couldn't even get a second drink without waving her down. Very disappointed with her service, especially since it was a birthday celebration for my brother-in-law.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love the food here and have returned many times. Because it is tex mex not for everyone but we like their sauces especially on enchilada dishes.

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Jmh65
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place for Mexican food.Price was about average for what you get. Food was excellent atmosphere pleasant service it’s very courteous and prompt.

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VictoriaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

This is one of my FAVORITE restaurants in Rochester, but this is the second time in a row that they did not have three different meals I was considering. As a vegan, I absolutely live the stuffed avocados and fried cauliflower tacos, so it was very disappointing that both were not available consecutive times. It makes the menu very limiting :( I still love the restaurant and my server was very great, but my meal was super boring...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

They were out of a few items. They should have been prepared since it was valentines day weekend but they weren't. Our server was the bartender and had too many tables to handle both jobs.

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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was very slow, and food was lukewarm at best. Times are tough right now. I would think extra effort would be going into their service and food to show appreciation for their customers keeping them afloat. Disappointed this time. Enjoyed my previous visits much more than this one.

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emilyP
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time going out because of the pandemic, Paula was our server and she was fantastic! We will definitely be returning.

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PerryS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Average At price
Average at service
Average at atmosphere
A solid 3 out of five

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JandDB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and margaritas! Our server was super friendly and efficient!

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Salenas is typically a restaurant my friends rave about, but this is probably the 5th time I've been there and I'm still not impressed. The host and server were not very friendly during this visit, the food was pretty bland and boring as per usual, and the margaritas tasted like lime sugar water. If there was Tequila in there I would have actually been surprised. I LOVE Mexican cuisine and frequent a lot of different Mexican restaurants often, and this is by far my least favorite in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great!

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ArtM
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasant experience. Good food, excellent service.

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CallaC
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a girls taco Tuesday night service was superb and food was even better! We have been to some places that have taken a huge hit with covid and the service is not that good we were so pleased to be accommodated so well by the lovely ladies at Selena’s!

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were tremendous! It had been a while since I had been there but Salena's never disappoints.

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Frankie
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Sunday and had a great experience. Good food great service- Hannah is an outstanding server!

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KathleenW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service.

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tomb
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Exceeded our expectations, great margaritas

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Cindy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love their food and service here! Great authentic Mexican for a reasonable price--and the Cadillac Margaritas are amazing!!

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EricH
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Took 50 min from time we were seated until we received our entrees.
Food was mediocre @ best.

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vipJenniferE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have set up the outdoor patio with big overhead heaters and it is very warm in cold weather. It was 40 degrees last night and we had to take our coats off.

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Larry
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and wonderful food served hot with just the right amount of spices. So glad they made it through the roughest time this past spring.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! Love the holy mole!

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CharliesMom
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The tofu tacos and chicken enchiladas mole style were outstanding! The peach margaritas were a bit sweet and should have been stronger for the price.

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