Gilt City Sangria Brunch for Two
We enjoyed it. Wish I knew our servers name, he was excellent.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
very nice restaurant . the
very nice restaurant . the food was good and the staff friendly . they make their own guacamole , which is quite tasty.if there is a downside it seems a little expensive .
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I feel weird calling it a
I feel weird calling it a "neighborhood gem" when there are several locations, and it's not as active as the Chinatown location, but it's kind of nice not to have to fight for bar space and still get those phenomenal margaritas.
I wouldn't mark it as kid-friendly just because we weren't there during the dinner rush, but early on in the evening it seemed like there was plenty of room for kids.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food presentation with
Great food presentation with delicious tastes. Will definitely go back.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really good. You are the center
Really good. You are the center of their world. They are so good.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very accommodating. Loved
Very accommodating. Loved that there was a Passover menu, and enjoyed what was on the Passover menu. Family enjoyed it too.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was great, waiter
Service was great, waiter was perfectly attentive and patient as we waited for a member of our party. We really enjoyed the food and each had a different variety of the tacos. Crab turnovers and Guac were perfect sharable apps and the sangria was delicious as well. Our apps/entrees were reasonably priced but our drinks did some damage, 3 people and the bill was $200 (total). Worth it for a good night out.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went specifically for the
We went specifically for the pre-fixe Passover menu, which wasn't strictly kosher for Passover (for instance, they used corn and beans in their menu). But, it all the food was delicious and very creative. The room was too noisy, however. It got very crowded and noisy at dinner. I think the wait staff tried really hard but were pretty stressed; however, they were all very nice.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Welcome to CH CH!!
Where have I been? Rosa Mexicano moves to Chevy Chase DC!! Didn't realize it till I drove by and noticed the sign. Went right away and had a fabulous meal in a quiet space, OK it was Easter night! LOL, but really downtown way too noisy for me. And I am delighted to have them so much closer with parking not such an issue. This is the only place in DC that I know of the serves a Michelada (sangrita or Bloody Mary type mix and beer)- my fav. The scallop tortilla/enchilada with salsa verde was delicious!! Waiter was patient with our wacky mood. Art on the back water wall with the Acapulco diver sculptures is awesome.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is wonderfully prepared
The food is wonderfully prepared - I'd never experienced gourmet Mexican before. Especially nice is the fact that they make the guacamole right at your table - and it tastes fantastic. Service is friendly and responsive. A little pricy - but not for this neighborhood.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mexican food at its best..
outstanding food. really enjoyed the Guacamole done at table side. we cannot wait to go back for dinner next time. i understand the pork shank is wonderful..
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, fast food preparatio
Great service, fast food preparation, great ambiance.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Felt Like I Was On Vacation
Went on a Gilt City voucher for Sunday brunch. Magnifico! Started off with 4oz tasters of Pomegrate Margaritas, a perfect balance of alcohol and fruit. Next came Rosa Mexicano's legendary guacamole and chips. Then a choice of entrees---in this case a chile-dusted stuffed brioche french toast with carmelized plantains and a lively scramble of eggs,tomatoes, and chiles with tortillas. To wash it all down, there was a pitcher of Sangria, red or white. Hope you aren't full, because the deal concluded with a small pitcher of Mexican Hot Chocolate and churros. Suffice to say dinner was a non-starter!!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good contemporary Mexican
Very good contemporary Mexican but overpriced - $26 for a large guac, really? Service was excellent.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The entire experience was
The entire experience was great until the host seating a family directly next to us when most of the restaurant was not full. The family had young children that were screaming and yelling constantly and being very disruptive. If the host had sat this family further away from us, I don't think we would have had an issue.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a Gilt City deal and it was amazing. We had 3 courses, including two margarita tasters and a pitcher of sangria. Guc and chips to commence, entree's and desserts. Overall this was a very good deal, and I would purchase it again.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was excellent. Table
Service was excellent. Table side guacamole is a must, and the white wine sangria is perfect for the summer.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
When we asked our waiter about
When we asked our waiter about how a dish was prepared, he didn't know. Instead of fobbing us off, he brought out the chef to answer our question. The chef was friendly and helpful, answered all our questions. We loved the service and attention and will definitely return.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went there because it is hard to find good Mole sauce in the NE. It is a nice place, but not nearly what the original restaurant in New York in the 80's was. One thing I would like to say is that our server "Rus" was extremely good and made the experience that much better.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thrilled that this restaurant has come North from downtown DC! Relatively easy to park at. GREAT food and drinks. Terrific ambiance with lovely artful glass everywhere. Amazing water wall in the back room that adds a peaceful aura to the dining experience. Love Rosa Mexicano!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, not enough servers
For a nice restaurant on a Sunday night, Rosa Mexicano was pretty empty, but it still took our server around 30 minutes to get half the table water and the guacamole arrived 20 minutes after we ordered it. We eventually realized that our server was also the restaurants only bartender that evening, so he paid little to no attention to us. I also watched the manager walk by several times, but we had to get his attention just to ask for water. I was pretty peeved about the service, but it was my birthday and I understood that our server was busy, so we didn't say anything about it. The food was great, especially the ceviche sampler, but I would recommend going to a different location because the lack of attention we received.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved food except flautas--too
Loved food except flautas--too hot, (spicy) and did not like bbq flavor of sauce--better if had tomato sauce without smokiness. Menu has some very innovative things, like the tacos with duck or scallops and pork belly. Good white sangria, enough to share in one portion. Guac, though expensive, is great!! and filling! Love the decor too.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The noise level is impossibly
The noise level is impossibly high. I would not return there for that reason alone.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
My only negative remark would
My only negative remark would go to the size of the Margarita. It was really much too small and did take a long time in coming to the table.
The food was very good and generous.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make it Special
My wife and I recently went here for our 15 year anniversary b/c they know how to take care of people and make them feel special. We don't ask for much but appreciate being catered to and they know exactly how to do it. Manuel (6420) was our server and he was excellent. You should ask for him and you will not be dissappointed.
All of the staff made sure we were well taken care of and the manager stopped by to make sure everything was to our liking. This place has a way of knowing its customer's panchant for attentive service, warm ambience and great food which is rare, even in the most pricest of restaurants.
We had a great time and wonderful memories to share.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, the food was excellent! As was the service and drinks. Who could want more?
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in Mazza has finally arrived for a pre-movie dinner...don't miss the happy hour margaritas!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
went for my birthday with a group of 6, service was great, food outstanding (don't miss the fresh guacamole prepared tableside for you while you watch)- excellent food and desserts (it was ice cream month). Highly recommend.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
consistently good food and service
Love the tableside guac, pomegranite margaritas, and crab dishes!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside on a lovely
We sat outside on a lovely night and enjoyed very fresh and flavorful food.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
yay for restaurant week
had lunch here during restaurant week... the food was amazing!! great deal and excellent service... highly recommend.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The BEST Restaurant Week Menu EVER!
Rosa Mexicano Bethesda really put together a superb Restaurant Week menu this time - my friends (from MEXICO!) and wife and I were very impressed.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Great drinks although
Good food. Great drinks although they are pricey. Guacamole is very good. Service us great. Restaurant is noisy but you can have conversations. We like this place.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always but a little empty
Rosa didn't disappoint tonight. Table-prepared guac was delicious as always (but where were the corn tortillas?). Fish tacos and scallops were delicious. I was surprised to see it so quiet on a Friday night, but was thankful to be able to get a table at 7 pm at the last minute. Skinny margaritas were yummy too.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch spot
This is one of my favorite lunch places in the area. It is never too crowded, so service is always great. The food is above average Mexican food, with many healthy and cost effective options. This time I had the Chicken Fajita, which was good but a little too heavy for lunch. I usually order off of the quick lunch menu. Get the guacamole. It is one if the best around.
A lot of people don't know this, but there is a public garage in the building. The entrance is located on the side of the building.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
TOOK MY HUSBAND HERE FOR HIS BIRTHDAY! WE WERE TREATED SO WELL BY THE STAFF AND OUR WAITRESS ANGELA WAS SUPER HELPFUL WITH HELPING US SELECT OUR FOOD AND GIVING US TIPS. ONE OF THE MANAGERS ESTHER CAME BY OUR TABLE TO CHECK UP ON US AS WELL. WHAT A GREAT RESTAURANT AND THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, friendly and tasty!
We had a lovely time. The food was excellent per usual, the staff was five star and friendly. We are looking forward to returning!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went last Friday for my birthday. Very considerate staff, fun atmosphere, and delicious food. I'm not a guacamole fan, but I really enjoyed their fresh recipe..that's mixed up right in front of you table side. The decor is very cool and unique, without being at all pretentious. It had a rare mix and flexibility, in that one could certainly dress up or come in smart casual. Our waiter Russ was phenomenal. Very nice guy, offered great suggestions, and was around enough for drink refills but certainly not hovering over. Highly recommend the pork shank! The best Mexican dish I've had since actually traveling to Mexico years ago. A great group of mariachis on Fridays too! A shot of tequila in my b'day cake to top it all off!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Whole Enchilada!
We were a party of six and four of us decided to have the enchiladas - wow, were they outstanding. The fish tacos were also excellent; the corn esquites served on the plate was a delicious accompaniment to the tacos. A couple of us started with the "Sopa de Tortilla" and that, too, was just plain great!
We will be back!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful birthday dinner
A wonderful time and great meal. Four of us celebrated my son's 19th birthday and it couldn't have been better. The waiters and service was fantastic and contributed to a relaxed, very enjoyable evening. Their home made guacamole was perfect and the person making the guacamole at our table was so nice explaining the recipe. The food was great and served in good time and was delicious. Everyone throughly enjoyed their meal. They even surprised our son with a nice desert. Al in all a great evening. We're looking forward to our next visit.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Relaxed, upscale Mexican restaurant
This beautiful restaurant is one of a smallish chain of Mexican restaurants that offer typical Mexican tortilla dishes as well as fish and meat main courses. Their signature dish is guacamole made at table side in a lava mortar and pestle; it was wonderful either with chips or soft tortillas. Sangria was unremarkable but refreshing. Indifferent crab empanadas (3 per serving) were shared as appetizers as were a tastier collection of 3 different forms of seafood ceviche. The four of us enjoyed beef enchiladas with mole (chocolate) sauce, cheese enchiladas, but the most enjoyable (and most expensive) of the meals was the "Alambre a la Mexicana," tender, flavorful filet steak morsels interspersed with veggies, as if cooked on a skewer.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We'll be back!
First time visitors. Had heard about the guacamole 'made-at-your-table', and finally had the experience. It was EXCELLENT! This restaurant is in a great location: lots of shopping, movies, METRO-accessible, etc. Great $5.00 'Happy Hour' specials including a PITCHER of Sangria! Service was outstanding. Food was delicious (e.g. fish tacos). Can't wait to return!!!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy food and excellent service. We were hesitant returning to this location as the previous service wasn't upto par but this trip was fabulous!! Thank you for taking such great care of us!!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pretty much perfect.
We took a large group for thanksgiving. The food and service were fabulous.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM