November 21, 2005
Casa Romero is not the place to go if you would like to dine with a view or people-watch. The tables are situated so that diners don’t compete with each other for attention, and there are no windows in its subterranean dining room. Sound claustrophobic? It’s really not. Casa Romero is decorated with warm touches and Mexican folk art that somehow transform this basement into a cozy dining room.
The food at Casa Romero is the main draw. Authentic Mexican gourmet dishes are an excellent way to warm up from the typically chilly Boston weather. Atypical to standard American Mexican restaurants, Casa Romero includes ingredients like Cactus and mole (savory chocolate-based) sauce that you don’t always see on menus. Everything is prepared freshly, and they even have items marked on the menu that are prepared healthfully, so you need not worry about scheduling a bypass surgery after eating there.
The service at Casa Romero is very friendly, and they are good at making suggestions to help patrons navigate the menu with its unusual fare. Drinks like the sangria at Casa Romero are also excellently prepared, and the hostess has advised us wisely in the past to get a pitcher and split it amongst the table. They are also very attentive to making sure that all the food is alright and that everyone has enough to drink.
The prices at Casa Romero are low when you think of this on the par with typical gourmet restaurants in the area. Every dollar you spend here will be well worth it.
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