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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 good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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“burrito” (14 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
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302 N Goodman St, At the Village Gate, Rochester, NY 14607-1149
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little hard to find because it is in the Village Gate complex, but worth the trip! Went for dinner with a group of friends. They have a great bar and decor. We had made reservations for 8 and we're disappointed that the only large...More

Thank swsny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with family to Salena's recently and was pleasantly surprised. I had been there many years ago but this was the first time in a long time. Since a granddaughter has a tree nut/peanut allergy, we were assured by the wait staff and the kitchen...More

Thank grammabanana11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place. A great spot to take out of towners for food & drink. The staff is always friendly & welcoming.

Thank cdfanning44
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We visited Salena’s on a Friday night. The restaurant was packed so we assumed that the food would be great. The food is very average and not authentic at all. We think the crowd was due to the huge portions. No one could finish their...More

Thank Nosnowinfeb
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I had heard great things, but the service and excellence of food was still amazing, I had burritos and my wife had chicken with savory chocolate (mole) sauce. Outstanding ... and the salsa is fresh, flavorful enjoyment. Not fancy but very satisfying.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Located in the Neighborhood of The Arts in East Rochester, Salena's offers good quality and quantity of food. We ate there around 1:30 on a weekday. Tip: parking was tough as they are resurfacing neighboring parking lots and the lots for the shops around Salena's...More

1  Thank Scott C
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I do not recommend. Bland food. Bad servers. Where do I start? The service here was bad. It took a long time for the waitress to arrive at our table to take our order. The food wait time was long. The nacho chips were funky...More

1  Thank Alexenjoyinglif... R
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Great Mexican food at a reasonable price. I don't believe that you'll leave hungry. Great bar with good selection of liquor. Good sized menu with plenty of selections. I always go for a triple but end up taking some home. The fresh chips and salsa...More

Thank sprkdude
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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
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Christine O
29 August 2017|
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Response from dlatch | Reviewed this property |
If they do, I wouldn't hire them. There are several Mexican food restaurants in the area with better tasting food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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