Rocco's Tacos - Brooklyn

4.2
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365 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Rocco’s Tacos offers a true taste of Mexico within a fun casual environment. When you first step through the door you become part of the atmosphere, joining a diverse crowd enjoying flavors picked directly from Mexico.

Experience guacamole prepared tableside. Sample from 400 varieties of tequila. Order a margarita with a sour mix you’ll taste nowhere else
What 365 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Terrible service and Luke warm food. I finally cancelled my 2nd margarita after I had finished my meal entirely and still hadn’t received it.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was very attentive, ritas were yum but guac could use a touch more salt....

KA
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The best guacamole hands down & they have a cart that they roll and make it front of you.

DS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

always good food and a good vibe. highly recommend

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

We were only offered a high tip even though we had a reservation. Was so loud in there.
Tables too close, we were bumped and pushed from all sides as other guests came and went.

b
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best homemade chips and fresh guacamole ever! Friendly service, great food. Can’t ask for more.

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We like to go to Rocco’s every few months for their amazing Guacamole made table side. This time our server was a little weird but he was still friendly and helpful. The molcajete was delicious and the half order of nachos is more than enough for two people. The drinks were ice cold and refreshing. Still a go-to spot for us :)

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing table side guacamole and tacos!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

I was asking the waitress a question about the meal and couldn’t hear her so she had the yell to explain the meal. I was so annoyed. The music is way to loud which result in customers and the staff haven’t to yell. My friend that was with me explained to the waitress the music was too loud and if it can be lowered. Result was the music wasn’t lowered.

MA
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food is always very good. Service is good but very slow. Don’t go at lunchtime if you are in a rush.

TK
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Rocco's is a great Mexican restaurant. The chips and salsa were possibly the best that I've ever had. I enjoyed a nice salad, then the mahi mahi with rice and beans, and then the churros with ice cream for desserts. Everything was delicious and my server Dean was fantastic. This is the perfect restaurant for groups, families or anyone who enjoys Mexican food in a lively setting.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Churros was the best thing on the menu. Tacos never disappoint, I will definitely be back soon.

ZB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Food and tacos were all awful. Blackened fish tasted rancid, chicken was okay as was pork belly but all the others tasted frozen and were not worth the high price. Drinks are overpriced and sugary and when ordering specific tequila, it was not served. Service could definitely be improved as well. Feels like an inauthentic chain. Save $100 on tacos and go to a food truck.

C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The hostess, upon entering, was rude and pushy. She seemed very agitated that we booked a reservation on open table before coming in. The food was sub-par and not edible in for one of the four of us. Even worse, the resulting indigestion stuck with us for 24 hours.

To make matters worse, I requested ‘NO SALT’ on my margarita glass (diet restriction). The rim was doused in salt 1/4” deep that dissolved in my beverage. I tasted to confirm and couldn’t tolerate. When I asked the server to remake as I had originally requested, she agreed that it was in error and proceeded to the bar. I watched the bartender dump the drink in the blender, add more ice and pour it into a fresh glass.
Needless to say, I called it out, along with the lack of concern for the customer’s well-being. A trifecta of bad experiences...

YT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall my experience was very good! The food and drinks were delicious!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Highly disappointed - I’ve heard from so many friends that Rocco’s tacos is incredible, so I had high expectations. I made reservations long in advance to be sure to have a table especially since we were in a rush. The restaurant was barely half full and the hostess told us we would have to wait a little while for our server. A half hour passed before we even received drinks. Then another 20 minutes until the waitress came by to check on us. Our waitress was running all over so busy yet there were 5 waiters standing around doing nothing?? The bartender wasn’t doing anything either and we still didn’t receive our drink order?? When the waitress finally came to clear garbage off our table, we had to ask to place our order. When I very kindly and politely said we’re in a little bit of a rush so if the kitchen could place our order immediately that would be great, the waitress passive aggressively said the kitchen prepares food so it will take a while. (Huh??) When the food arrived, I have to say I was disappointed. Not very flavorful, and the meat was very dry. Expensive prices for quality, even for NYC...

TL
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The waiter was awesome but it was nothing like I expected. Burrito Bar all the way for me.

E
New York Area
285 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent drinks and guacamole followed by tasty quesadilla. Chill place.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was pretty good although i was disappointing with the guacamole which wasn't prepared table side because we sat outside, and it didn't seem fresh.

RS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Honestly, I was really looking forward to coming here, but from the moment I got there, the hostess was as cold and anti-social as they come because I was there a little earlier than my actual reservation time but yet there was definitely enough seating still available within a 25 minute window of my actual reservation time...drinks were definitely the best part of the evening!!...and the last but not least the waitress we had was pretty rude and bothered initially because we brought over the bowl of chips and guacamole with drinks and voiced her displeasure to one of her co workers literally 1 table away from our table!! In any case, this is the last time I’ll be coming here even if it was the only restaurant open in a 5 mile radius...I had a better experience in a Taco Bell drive thru in Queens minus the drinks!

C
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Service was a bit slow. One guy taking orders for 5 tables or more. Bottomless mimosas, I only had 4 drinks because server was not around. They should give people a pitcher instead of waiting for a glass every hour. Also, appetizer came at the same time as the meal. Ordered something for my daughter and was told an hour later that they didn’t have it.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food was good and so were the drinks. The service was ok but I felt rushed. Word of advice..let people eat in peace. Ask if everything is ok and go away until needed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ottimo ristorante messicano . Tutto molto buono , consiglio il guacamole , lo preparano davanti al tavolo fresco . Prezzi nella media , ambiente molto bello accogliente. Servizio molto gentile e veloci .

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Very slow service, food was decent, ambience and decor is amazing!

DD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

I wanted to like this place, but it consistently not good. Dry, flavorless, food with friendly service, but not worth the price. It is an expensive disappointment.

CF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

We reserved a table so we’d have one after work. We got to the restaurant on time and they put us outside while it was drizzling and hot and humid out. We wanted to be inside, but they said the open table reservation didn’t mean we’d be inside. Very disappointed.

C
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome food, drinks & a pretty atmosphere (and clean)

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Hair on the limes that came with my tequila flight. Tableside guacamole was made - then we had to wait about 15 minutes for them to bring chips over. No napkins at table then we were brought one cocktail napkin. Also waited about 20 minutes for 2 margaritas. Was really looking forward to this dinner but I will never go back.

JP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Staff was friendly and watermelon Rita was delicious

JD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere the waiter wasn’t always attentive but still good

U
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

We arrived at 1 pm by 1:50 our food was no where to be found so we notified our waitress we needed to leave and we were just going to pay for our drinks.

After we paid and we were getting ready to leave the wait staff brings our food and ask if we still want it. We were like sure we guess. Shortly after she brings the to go boxes the manager come to us with a bill for the food and said

"sorry for the wait I took 50% off the bill"

At which point we all kind of laughed, left the food and walked away disgusted. How dare you request payment for late, cold food? Especially that you are going to have to throw out anyways?

Never again.

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Guacamole was real good, but everything else was pretty terrible. Tortillas with the enchiladas were stale and chewy. Also my wife’s vegetarian enchilada had pieces of steak in it which she ate by accident. They were kind enough to take it off our bill though. Way overpriced for what they have to offer.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it here. Food was great, service was even greater. I loved the drinks and the fact that the guacamole is made right at your table. Great atmosphere, definitely coming back!

m
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

as always good value 4 ur money

A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent value for Brooklyn and large portions. Yummy Mexican!

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

I use to lovvvveee this place and come a lot with my classmates and friends after my grad classes 3 years ago but they took so many things that I use to love off the menu. The server was GREAT but food was okay. They use to make the guacamole in front of you and they didn’t that day. They don’t have the prickly pear Margarita and they don’t have the quesadilla with plantains and shrimp which was my favorite. Still very clean and the staff was nice but definitely not the same. Thanx anyway.

LK
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fresh & tasty! Service was excellent! I will be back!

PA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my 2nd time dinning at Rocco’s Tacos and as with the 1st time I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The ambiance and relics gives the place a very authentic feeling. Took some pics of some awesome Mexican art.
Will definitely be back again 🙂

GH
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

The venue looks beautiful. The service was amazing. But the food was not great tacos. I was not a fan. Did not taste fresh.