Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor
A must try at least onceDessert is lacking, but great food with large portions. Friendly wait staff and great view.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSunset dinnerThere were four of us & it was our first trip to this restaurant. We have eaten at the one in the Penn Quarter several times, but usually for lunch. We shared a large order of guacamole, which is first rate in Rosa, made at the table & incredibly fresh. For meals we had the pork shank, succulent & delicious; carne asada, subtle, tender, & very good; short ribs were tender & beautifully presented; ceviche & empanadas as a meal were also very good. This is a very good Mexican restaurant that is very far away from a taco & bean joint. The ingredients are fresh, the recipes are innovative, the presentation is gorgeous.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAn outstanding restaurantWe've dined in more Mexican restaurants than we can count -- from Minneapolis to Tucson, New York to Oaxaca, Poland to Australia. Rosa Mexicano has, by far, the most original Mexican cuisine, providing the most enjoyable taste sensations, and was a uniquely pleasurable dining experience. Even the old standby Cheese Enchiladas take on a unique and surprisingly pleasurable flavor. Another standard -- the guacamole -- is the best we've had, and having it made table-side is an added attraction. The wait staff is pleasant and attentive, without being pushy or interruptive.
The prices at Rosa Mexicano aren't cheap, but they're not outlandish. The noise level was occasionally a bit high, but that was because people were enjoying themselves.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThey stook behind their work.They stook behind their work. I would go back and recommend them.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicioso!Rosa Mexicano is always where I take my friends & family when I want to assure them of my good taste. The Guac & Cheese Fondue (i go with Choriso) is fantastic! I always get the Chicken Tortilla pie - can't beat it; however the Mexican Tuna Salad with fruit is certainly challenging the top spot. Event the sides of rice & beans are delicious in their own ways. Also got the Watermelon & Rosemary Taquila cocktail - very refreshing. Thanks for making me look great again!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMManager Brian is a gem!What a great time we had here. Everything was so delicious and every detail was just perfect from the amazing drinks down to the last bite of homemade donuts. Brian made sure everything was too notch for our group of 9. Couldn't have asked for anything more! Best guacamole ever! Yum!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great first experienceWe had a great first experience and we will definitely go back. We also recommend making reservation ahead of time4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness lunch was a great successGreat restaurant. Food was excellent and authentic. The staff were cordial and professional. Business lunch was a great success.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will return for the foodRosa Mexicano is not your usual Tex-Mex. It has many unusual Mexican dishes that are far from the beaten track. We enjoyed the short-ribs with sides of beans and rice, and the very hot filet and chorizo on a skewer plated over rice. They have fish selections like red snapper. A typical drink list with margarita specialties, plus a huge selection of tequillas, grouped by type and price. Expect to pay more than $100 for dinner for two, including drinks and tip. The staff was very engaging and helpful, paying attention to our stated needs. On the downside we were initially seated right next to the server's station, a place that seemed to be right in the middle of activity and not conducive to our date night. Many servers looked disheveled.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPrices are a little high andPrices are a little high and you need to take into account the extra charge for parking at National Harbor ($9 for 2.5 hrs). I am glad we made reservations with Open Table since the restaurant was very busy. Guacamole made right at the table is very good. Chicken Tortilla Soup was also very good. Setting is very relaxed and there is a great view of the marina and Woodrow Wilson Bridge.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest: tableside guacamole,Best: tableside guacamole, frozen pomegranate margarita (excellent!) , chicken enchiladas4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Mexican food we've everBest Mexican food we've ever had! Great Sangria, too. Loved the sunset view over the river from our table!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the only places toOne of the only places to get authentic Mexican food in the DC area.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMRosa Mexicano ~ Fantastic!We will definitely return to Rosa Mexicano! We were immediately seated per our reservation and our server Keith made our dining experience fantastic with his knowledge of the beverage and lunch menus. All four entrees were delicious ~ fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation.
Thank you Rosa Mexicano!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go to Rosa's for the tableWe go to Rosa's for the table side guacamole-so good-but the entrees are delicious too. Service was friendly and efficient. Food came out quickly and hot. The view was amazing. Next time would love to try and get a table by the window!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Rosa Mexicano forWe went to Rosa Mexicano for National Harbor's 2013 Restaurant Week -- and lunched there on a Saturday. It was a sunny day so we water-taxied over from Old Town Alexandria for our lunch reservation. We'd been to the Rosa Mexican across from the Verizon Center but it was our first trip to the NH restaurant -- and everything was just as delicious as expected. Great experience, good value -- made a sunny Saturday even more special.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGUACAMOLE - IT'S A MUST!Took my staff of nine to enjoy a nice outing and got some push back from several of them when I told them they HAD to try the guacamole, spouting they didn't care for guacamole! However, after the first taste of that fresh, incredible guacamole, they were soon all fighting over the bowl! And, if this place makes one of their appetizers so delicious, you can only imagine what the rest of the menu is like! FRESH! FULL OF FLAVOR! SIMPLY AMAZING!12/22/2012 12:00:00 AM