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Salena's Mexican Restaurant

302 N Goodman St, At the Village Gate, Rochester, NY 14607-1149
+1 585-256-5980
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
302 N Goodman St, At the Village Gate, Rochester, NY 14607-1149
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Salena's was crowded but we were seated immediately. The feeling is a bit claustrophobic with the tables so close. If there is a large person at a table next to you, getting into your chair is an issue. Waiter was johnny on the spot taking...More

Thank Cherie1971695
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great restaurant, generally friendly servers. We really enjoy the authentic Mexican food; cooked well, great flavor. It is expensive but worth it. Location has character.

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Have been here three times and each time I enjoyed it more and more. Its my son's favorite restaurant. I had the dish called Mexican Flag and enjoyed it. A friend had a stuffed artichoke which sounded weird but she said it was delicious. This...More

Thank Rhonda P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Incredible authentic Mexican. They do not skimp on portion sizes. The food was incredible and atmosphere was fun.

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Never had a bad meal at Salena's. Stuffed avocado with beans and rice. Wish had fish tacos which looked great also.

Thank K3657QOjohnr
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I grew up in the west and am familiar with many forms of Mexican cuisine. I certainly would not call what I had, Mexican food. Everything was bland. The highlight of the meal was the freshly made chips - they were great. However the "salsa"...More

Thank dlatch
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Boyfriend and I came here for a last minute date night. Alexis was awesome at accommodating our need when I called to make a reservation. Once seated, Erin was prompted and ready for us. Being our first time, we asked her what she recommended. Awesome...More

Thank Caci D
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night for dinner with party of 8. FaHour long wait turned into a little longer which is fine but it was fairly early 6pm. the place has always had an over packed bar area with fairly slow service and room to...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious authentic Mexican food with amazing margaritas!! I love margaritas but hate when people salt the rim!! I prefer sugar and usually have to specify sugar vs salt, which I do because most people don't even ask if you want/don't want salt. I pleasantly surprised...More

Thank N4066AJamys
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Authentic great food. In a repurposed factory, across from the Memorial Art Gallery and close the the historic Auditorium Theater, surrounded by cool art and other small businesses, Salena's continues to be great. Bright Mexican decor and always good service and speedy food prep. Try...More

Thank Francis A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 N Goodman St, At the Village Gate, Rochester, NY 14607-1149
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-256-5980
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