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Rosa Mexicano - DC
Rosa Mexicano - DC

Rosa Mexicano - DC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rosamexicano.com
  • Phone: (202) 783-5522
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Friday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Steve Lukis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, pre fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d'ouvres, etc. For Large Party Reservations, please contact: Janice L. Conner at jconner@rosamexicano.com or 202.783.5522 for more information.
  • Special Events & Promotions: HAPPY HOUR AT CANTINA BAR | DAILY, 4-7 pm
    Half-price select cocktails and appetizers will make you very happy for much more than an hour.

    Desserts inspired by classic savory dishes such as guacamole, tamales and empanadas, and paired with handmade ice creams and sorbets infused with Mexican flavors ranging from prickly pear to chili-spiced chocolate.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: F Street NW
  • Public Transit: Gallery Place - Chinatown
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available daily for dinner only. Garage parking available Monday to Saturday as space permits.
A word from Rosa Mexicano - DC
Directly across from the Verizon Center, Rosa Mexicano has been serving classic Mexican cuisine for over 20 years. Try the famous guacamole, prepared tableside, & sip a frozen pomegranate margarita while enjoying the festive, stylish and comfortable ambiance.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Diner Reviews
  • "Overall had a good experience. Chose the 3 course option, food was tasty. Service was slow and unable to understand how to accommodate guacamole requests."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I've have been to RM plenty of times and the service and food is always great but this time it was just ok. My chicken quesadilla was kind of dry and I had to ask twice to get some sour cream."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I have eaten at this restaurant several times and was excited to be taking my husband for his first visit. We ate outside since it was a lovely evening. I don't know if our waiter was new or just bad, but we had to flag him down to take our order and it went downhill from there. He brought the wrong entrée to my husband, who then had to wait for almost 15 minutes to get the right one. The waiter forgot to bring another glass of sangria also. The food was great and the guacamole was inspired! However, my husband said that he would never return due to the bad service. I love the food and will be back and hope the service improves..."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere. Love the chicken and steak tacos. And the guac is amazing. Fun atmosphere. The night we went service was a little slow."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "First time here, I will however say I was impressed. The service was great had reservations for 6:45 pa arrived early and was seated immediately. The waitress was awesome, she was able to recommend great dishes and drinks. The ambience is great for a romantic date."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I go there often and have a great experience every time. The food and service are outstanding."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Rosa Mexicano food quality has diminished over the years. I used to be a huge fan and was looking forward to Restaurant Week. It was sadly disappointed. The waiter was excellent but the food left much to be desired for my friend and I that dined together. The food was just "OK" quality which I could have cooked at home for myself. When I dine out, I want the "WOW" factor in my food but that is not what we got. The enchilladas were supposed to have shredded chicken but it was really chunks of chicken and the fish tacos were just bland with no real taste. I was TRULTY disappointed with this meal over all. The manager came over to check on us and voiced our concerns and she just walked away."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We were there for restaurant week and the reputation of the establishment. We were not disappointed. The guacamole is made on the spot and the food is good. Get there early, it fills up fast."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great for restaurant week! The serving sizes are huge and they let you pick from the entire menu. Also great that you can substitute dessert for a margarita. Loved it."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This is our 4th year coming here for our anniversary. I can never say enough good things about Rosa. We are lucky enough that our anniversary falls during the ice cream festival every year. We love seeing what creations they come up with each year and trying them, We will be back next years!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Good chip and dip kind of place...very very disappointed with entree. Plates were dirty and qualiry of meet were OK. didn't care for rice or beans."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My friend recommended this place while I was visiting DC with my 10 year old son. We had a lovely lunch with excellent, attentive service. The food was delicious. We will definitely be back when we are in town from Rochester, NY. This was the best guacamole ever! Delicious fish tacos, too!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had the pork shank and chiles rellenos and both were great. The pomegranate margarita was good also."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We really like this restaurant and have been here several times. Their menu is creative the prices are reasonable and the choices are diverse."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I had a truly enjoyable lunch at Rosa Mexicano recently. The drinks and food were very good; however, the service was truly awesome. There was a slight mishap with one of the dishes when it arrived at the table. The waiter promptly and coureously said he would replace the dish. I have a new dish within five mintues that was equisite."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great vibe when you enter the restaurant. And great guacamole. Unfortunately that is all that was good. Realized how a waiter can make or break your dining experience. Waiter was not helpful & rarely around. As it was our first time dining at Rosa we expected (like better restaurants in DC) for him to offer suggestions and guide us through some favourites on the menu etc. All he did was convince us to try a "Mexican mojito" which tasted nothing like a regular mojito (and when getting the bill found out it was $12) and was terrible! Food was very disappointing. Example: fish tacos-fish was breaded & then put in taco shells! What the heck! Expected much more for Rosa's prices."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Rosa Mexican never disappoints! I love the fresh tableside guacamole and the enchiladas suizas topped with tons of fresh cilantro and chopped onion. Their wide variety of tequilas and margaritas are also a nice addition. Service is friendly, portions are large and the restaurant is lively without being so loud that you have to shout."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The fresh guacamole at the table is unmatched. All the dishes were delicious! Our server was very humble, friendly, and patient."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I have never been let down by Rosa's palmagranete margaritas, guacamole, or general fare!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Have dined here on several occassions. Enjoyed each one. Food, service, drinks and ambience are wonderful. Will dine here again, and again, and again."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "A perfect summer day in DC and just right for enjoying lunch in the outdoor area of Rosa Mexicano. In addition to the terrific guac (which we especially love since they will make it for us without onions), we had an outstanding salad. Beautiful kale with veggies and perfectly roasted salmon. So glad we decided to share the salad since it was huge! All of that plus the musicians on the street - such fun!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I've been to this RM location a few time and, following my visit on Saturday evening, it will be my last. I want to begin by saying our server was great: hospitable, accommodating, attentive. The issues I have are with the smaller than usual portions of food, the relatively "bland" quality of food for the premium price, and the seating (my party of four - including my sister who was visiting from out of town - was stuck in the crowded back party room when there was ample seating in the front of the restaurant.. We had a 7:30 reservation). The overall experience was simply not good. We walked out feeling as though we'd wasted our money and still in need of a full meal."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Friends from out of town vaguely remembered this Mexican place that made guacamole right at the table.....I knew right where to go! We ate in the back dining room, noise level was much better....Our table was called up right on reservation time. All the food is good, it was hard to decide. I had the skirt steak, excellent, juicy and tender. Friends were happy with their meal."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I took my date here whom is of Mexican heritage and she absolutely loved the place, food, service. My first visit was very enjoyable, her umpteenth return was likewise."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I had been to Rosa Mexicano a few times before and recall enjoying the food. But this time I had the shrimp tacos and could not have been more disappointed. They were cold and bland and nothing that I could not have done in a few minutes in my own kitchen. For the price I was very disappointed and it will be awhile before I try the restaurant again. However the chips and guacamole were great as usual."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The service was okay but the food was delicious. I would definitely go back. As for the décor it was very bright and cheery."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was great as always. Sometimes the service can be a little spotty, but this time quality of servic e matched quality of food."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was great but the service was really bad. Hopefully they were just having an off night or it was the waiter we had because it is a nice restaurant. I will go again and give them another shot in the future but with this experience will consider it vs. it being automatic."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Across from Verizon Center, outdoor eating a bit too noisy, great food, friendly staff. Perfect before a game but need to make reservations."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Rosa never disappoints!! It is our favorite place - the guacamole is so good! The enchiladas are fabulous. It's the only place I go to where I have no complaints afterwards. Can't wait to visit again!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Delicious guacamole modified graciously when I asked for the onions to be served separately. White wine sangria is a lovely summer treat. Entrée portions are generous and delicious."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Once again we had a great dining experience at Rosa Mexicano. We went there to celebrate our anniversary and were not disappointed. The table side preparation of their guacamole is always excellent and I highly recommend getting this as an appetizer. My sangria was the best I've ever had!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The entire experience was great. The guacamole was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food is delicious and the staff is great and very knowledgeable about GF options which is so helpful."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Had some very significant issues with a manager but the regional manager stepped up and made things right. Food is always good, service is generally attentive and ambiance is nice. It is pricey, however. If using an opentable cheque for payment inquire with the server regarding change prior to paying with it."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "attended with large group, seating was easy and quick. was not thrilled with my dish (crab enchiladas- was spicy and menu did not indicate this) but very much enjoyed tastes of other entrees especially fish tacos! service became someone slow towards end of meal/dessert/paying however to the restaurants defense we were a large chatty group who didn't seem to be in a hurry."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Hadn't been here in a couple of years. In the meantime, the menu has been streamlined and many old favorites are no longer featured. Some portion sizes (e.g., guacamole) seem to have been reduced. Food is no longer as interesting as it once was. Fortunately, the margaritas are still expertly made and potent. After an uncomfortable start when no one took our drinks order, an alert manager intervened and thereafter service was perfect. The guest of honor certainly loved her meal so all in all a success."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our waiter was personable and knowledgeable. The made at the table guacamole was so good we had two!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Shredded kale and bits of shredded salmon, terrible salads! So many better options for Mexican in penn quarter such as oyamel."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I had a shrimp special that had tacos and corn on the cob. The presentation made your mouth water and the food tasted delicious. Rice and beans were so good. And of course the fresh guacamole is to die for."
    Dined on 7/10/2014