Salena's Mexican Restaurant

4.6
507 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!
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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Cappy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
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
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
10 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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AshleyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waitress amazing food, will be returning! This was the first time my boyfriend has ever been and he loved it!

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vipMichaelB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Very nice looking place. However the food wasn't good. The sauces and salsas are bland, plates go through broilers too long. Tamatillo sauce (green) is tasteless. The red enchilada sauce was good. Shredded chicken was tasty. Excellent ice tea. Beans and rice were dry.

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JamieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salenas is the best!

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KathleenW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love Salena's and have dined there often. Good meal, lovely staff.

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Roc585
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The asado pork stew was overcooked but cold when I got it. The rice and beans weren’t seasoned at all and were cold too.

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KarlH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This may sound strange but get the chicken wings!!! They are incredible! probably top 5 that I have had in Rochester.

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RichM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious made with fresh ingredients. Love the margaritas.

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KathleenL
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, as always! We had the empanadas, stuffed avocados and the Holy Mole. They were all delicious, and we even had leftovers!

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CheriT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great margaritas and atmosphere. Food is delicious.

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ShannonC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Excellent service. See you again very soon.

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JulieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio seating & reservation option was a plus. Good spacing of tables. Friendly service from all staff. Food & drink never disappoint! Always get the queso! Nice night out!

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Brian
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food generally pretty good, but service was a little slow.

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Keema
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salena’s is amazing! The staff is wonderful and the food is so fresh and authentic! Can not wait to go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!

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BarbaraS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food. It was too loud. They have walls between booths for 2020 regulatuons; i liked that.

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vipRCBB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The enchiladas were delicious, especially the pork with tomatillo sauce. The queso is also delicious, seriously, get it!!!

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