Salena's Mexican Restaurant

4.6
478 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 478 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Roc585
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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KathleenL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great margaritas and atmosphere. Food is delicious.

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JulieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
4 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
6 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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KMWill
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I ordered the Mexican Flag Enchiladas and was shocked with the 1/8" layer of cheese that covered all three enchiladas and there was more cheese within the enchioladas. I could not really taste unique flavors within each. I was expecting 3 Enchiladas with 3 different toppings. i had to first peel the cheese off and with that came most of the toppings to the Enchiladas. While I like the atmosphere and the service was good, I could not recommend the food. This was the 2nd time I have had a disappointing meal. I was expecting authenticity and did not get that kind of mexican food.

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Mich587
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was fair, wish it was hot or at least warm
Service was excellent !!
Table closely was a bit loud

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WalterM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Not the chain type Mexican food at some other local restaurants. Service was great. Our server was very attentive but not over bearing. Definitely earned a return visit.

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HeatherK
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All our food was delish and we had great service! Their margaritas are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food

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Nichole
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to sit outside on a cool night and be comfortable due to their outdoor heaters. Food was amazing and our server was very attentive and friendly. Camt wait to go back!!

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TammyO
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salena's is always delicious! We had 6pm reservations and when we got there at 5:50pm our table was ready and were seated! It was a great night to sit on the patio!

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TheTaylors
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment at Salenas!!! Food is great, hot when served, waitress and hostess were fantastic. Thank you for the icecream dessert for my Daughters Birthday! Drinks from the bar were perfectly made and not overloaded with ice. Thank you for another great experience!!!

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CrystalG
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Salenas, especially the black bean burrito with white sauce! One of the best restaurants!

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Luci
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Since we chose to sit outside, it was a bit chilly. Our pleasant server told us new heaters will be installed soon. Food was very good. We'll be back.

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JamieS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Salena's! The food, service and staff are always amazing

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NicholeL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Good portion sizes and delicious authentic Mexican food. Great cocktails! Quick and efficient service!

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Cindy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Salena’s!

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MaryY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was thrilled with how well the social distancing was done. The outdoor patio was lovely and I felt safe and it was SO nice to be there !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat for authentic Mexican cuisine

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foodieb777
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Salenas was very good. The food was excellent. The steak tacos were pricey but worth it! Chips and salsa were always great touch. The service was a little rough to start out at the host table (we made a reservation on Open Table but when we got there a few minutes before our reservation time there wasn’t a table for us but they made it right. Noise level was best ever but there is currently no bar and capacity is limited. Food and drinks never disappoint at Salenas!

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Janeobie
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was not of the quality I recall pre-pandemic. It was pretty run of the mill, lacking in any touches to lift it above mediocre. Service was fine, including high chair for toddler, and an addition to the order that came out with the other meals. Ambience was fine, outdoors but with the protection of a roof for threatened showers that did not materialize. I hope you can improve the quality of your food. I’ve had much better recently at John’s Tex Mex on South Avenue. Would not recommend at this time for lovers of Mexican food.

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Cindy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Salena's--haven't been since they closed back in March and was glad to get back for some yummy Mexican food and delicious Margaritas!

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DebP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very comfortable with the covid prevention practices. Thanks so much!

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NilsMiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is One of our FAVORITE RESTAURANTS!! We've always had an Awesome, Fabulous n FUNtastic time at Selenas!! They have a great menu full of choices to please you. Thetbhave a wide variety of Traditional Mexican Meals, Desserts (Tequila Pie or Flan are so delicious) & Mixed Drinks n Beers along with Great Service, Staff, Waitresses & Waiters to cater to your every need!! We always looking forward to returning.

They do take reservations so give them a call (585)256-5980

They also cater to large parties to celebrate whatever the occasion!

You will always be Happy, Glad & Pleased you choose Selenas Restaurant!!

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PaulS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Maggie was very attentive. The food was very good, my only negative were the thin and wimpy store bought style flour tortillas. Hand made flour tortillas would up their game. If they were hand made a little thicker would be better.

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HeatherK
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy as always. We felt safe there for indoor dining.

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vipLorenzoD
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice wait staff, welcoming,courteous and efficient in a familiar, comfortable way. My favorite Mexican dishes, from appetizers like their premium chips, salsa,guacamole and queso fundido...to delicious enchiladas filled with black beans, chicken, cheese and smothered in more of their wonderful cheeses.
Never disappointed at Salena’s and though it isn’t the absolute best Comida Méxicana I have had (I spend 4 months a year in SoCal- San Clemente, Costa Mesa, San Diego, etc) It’s real good bang for the buck. A great place to eat in the ROC!

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DianneN
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal. Service was quick and food was delicious. Not too noisy and I thought it was rather inexpensive. Definitely going in our restaurant rotation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is just ok but love the patio

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Shanna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The service was not the best, like waiting 15 minutes for a server to greet us but the food was good.

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vipDeanE
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was professional and friendly. It was nice to be back. Thanks!

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Cojo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was great. They are following all COVID guidelines.

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vipMattyWhips
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was huge and spacious which made us feel very comfortable. I had the Mexican Flag entree. The white sauce with the chicken enchilada was a flavor experience that I was not expecting, so complex, unique and muy delicious.

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Salena's Mexican Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.

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