Rosa Mexicano - DC
Pleasant Experience at R.M.Rosa Mexicana was recommended to us by a co-worker of my husband's. we were visiting D.C. For the weekend, and we enjoy Mexican food. I can say one word "Awesome." We enjoyed the whole dining experience from the homemade guacamole prepared at our table to the finishing touch with the homemade Churro with dipping sauce for dessert. Our server was efficient and knowledgable. My husband let her order for him, and he could not have done better himself! We had the nacho appetizer which was different than what we are accustomed to; however, delicious with the right amount of ingredients and taste. I cannot say enough positive things about our evening at Rosa Mexicana, and hope to get back there again some day!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMexican at its best!We enjoyed the guacamole appetizer, our shrimp and steak main courses and churros for dessert. We had excellent service to complement the meal.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasureRosa Mexicana does not disappoint. The at-your-table guacamole is incredible. The entres are always tasty. The service is phenomenal. We met for a working lunch and the crowd was a little loud, but nothing terrible. Always a treat to dine here!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood as alwaysAlthough I always find Rosa a little loud, it does manage to provide excellent food and service dependably. The ceviche sampler was spicier than I had anticipated, but luckily the skinny margarita helped cool things off (I love that they have one - I actually prefer them because they're less sweet). Guacamole was fantastic, as always, too. No soft tortillas this time, though... I remember getting those in the past.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMKeith's ReviewThe food was outstanding. the service was even better. But it was just too noisy. Please!! turn down the music volume. We come to eat and talk, not to listen to the music.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMService is 2nd to NoneWe originally had reservations for a party of 4. Then, as we get our table (for 4), a 5th shows. No problem, Rosa sets up another spot at the table. Even before we order, a 6th shows up. Without blinking, Rosa moves us to a (better) 6 person table.
We went to celebrate a colleague's recent promotion and the restaurant gave us a special appetizer on the house. Its a small thing, sure, but a wonderful gesture.
The manager visits our table to make sure we're having a good time & all of the staff really make us feel at home and special at Rosa.
Definitely my Go-To restaurant.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a very good choiceThis was a very good choice in the neighborhood before attending a play at the Landsburg. The Mexican food was indeed Mexican and not a mix of Tex-Mex. The food was delicious and the servings were of the appropriate size. The service was just at the right level - not ignoring us but also not being overbearing on selections, etc.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTable-side Guac is all you need!The entrees and drinks were incredible, but I would honestly just go there for the table-side homemade spicy guac! It's too good!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Food, Strong DrinksRosa Mexicano is a fun, energetic restaurant. The homemade guacamole is amazing and all the food was upscale and delicious. The Margaritas are strong, so be prepared! The restaurant can be noisy, but the service was friendly and prompt and the experience was great.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good!I brought an out of town friend to Rosa Mexicana for dinner and we had a very good experience.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food w inconsistent serviceStruggled with the hostess when we arrived a bit early who didn't want to seat us until the reservation but she figured out that there were plenty of empty tables and took us 20 minutes early. I told the manager who was happy to take the feedback. Food is good and drinks are always amazing!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mexican foodExcellent drinks, guacamole made at your table, interesting food5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Happy Hour!Rosa Mexicano has a fun atmosphere and an interesting menu. The happy hour specials at the bar offer a lot of great options if you don't feel like doing a sit down dinner.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat variety and delicious foodWe had the signature guacamole made table side - it is great! The sangria was delicious and full of fruit. The entrees alll were very tasty - chicken enchilada, fish tacos, and salmon mole. We then tried the trio of sorbet - very unique flavors - coconut, sweet potato rum raisin, avocado honey. The avocado sorbet was my favorite!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMinterior Mexico excellenceThis visit was the third, to be followed my more. The food is mostly from interior Mexico and is excellent. We have yet to have a dish that would be characterized otherwise. Good wine list and very interesting and good mixed drinks. Already looking forward to the next visit!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat for groupsservice was outstanding and food awesome; only problem for our group of 9 was one dish did not come out with all the rest so we had to wait five minutes until the last meal was served.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous fish tacos, and theFabulous fish tacos, and the ribs were fall-off-the-bone tender. Marlon was a fabulous server, and kept us on schedule to be able to get to the theater on time.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDependably goodI enjoyed some delicious fish tacos and tasty guacamole made tableside.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect - and the guac was amazing!Went with coworker friends... so delicious. I usually go for the fish tacos but tried the chicken enchiladas this time. SOOOO delicious. Of course, the guac was fantastic as well. I can't wait to go back!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh StandardsI'm from Chicago, so when it comes to restaurants I can be pretty picky. My family and I came after my brother graduated from GW, it was delicious and the service was great. I would definitely go here again when I come back to visit.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!!!I always love it here. The guacamole and the frozen pomegranate margaritas says it all!!! It's a little pricey for Mexican fare but its so much fun I don't even mind the prices. My most recent visit was for brunch and it was great! We got french toast which was topped with crispy sweet plantains and they were so good. We also got the carnitas hash with fried eggs on top and it was great...slightly salty with shredded potatoes and onions mixed in and the runny eggs on top brought it all together. I highly recommend it. The espresso flan is sweet and creamy too.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good foodWhat a great place to meet your friends and colleagues for appetizers, drinks or a fabulous meal! I have always loved their fresh guacamole. Each time I go, I have explored a new item on the menu and never been disappointed.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Mothers Day Lunch!We dined at Rosa Mexicano for Mothers Day. The food was outstanding. My husband isn't big on guacamole. But we devoured the guacamole made table side - it had just the right balance of flavors. My husband had the Carnitas Huevos at the recommendation of our server and raved about them. I enjoyed the Beef Mole enchiladas and was thrilled with the flavor of the mole. Our daughter enjoyed the couch chicken nachos (appetizer) as her meal and it was for than plenty for her. We can't wait for our next opportunity to return.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were terrific! My only complaint is that it was very loud.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat againWe love to celebrate at Rosa Mexicano and this time was no different. Had reservations, got seated promptly, and got their awesome guacamole right away. Food was great as always, as were the margaritas. Valet parking makes things easy too. We will be back for our next celebration dinner.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat GuacamoleWe weren't originally planning to get guacamole (I'm not normally a fan of avocados). But we decided to try it anyway. What a great choice! Being made table-side, it was very fresh -- we ate almost all of it! One tip, though. Some of the pieces were a bit large (too big to be picked up by the chips) so you have to use your fork and smash them down a bit. But the flavor was worth it. The margaritas, however, were pretty small. Good but small. I wouldn't order them again as they were also a bit pricy (but isn't all alcohol in the city?).5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRosa Mexicano is a great placeRosa Mexicano is a great place to eat before a show at the Harmon Center for the Arts or an event at the Verizon Center.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding serviceWent there for cinquo de mayo and had a great time. Guacamole is always great there, even though I think they should do a better job with the chips. They are too thick and never fresh/hot. We had a very attentive server who did a great job all night.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCinco de Mayo!Great flavors of dishes, wonderful service, and we had quite a party!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNoisyFood was very good, service was generally good but a little slow (they were very busy, probably due to Cinco de Mayo). The noise was so loud that we had difficulty hearing what our server was saying to us, and carrying on a conversation was impossible at times. The guacamole is highly recommended.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMRosa Mexicano on Cinco de MayoWe were at Rosa Mexicano on Cinco de Mayo and it was even better than usual. The service was stellar, unfortunately, I can't remember the woman's name. We had the guacamole, which you don't want to miss. The table side preparation means it's fresh and they modified it a bit because of my low sodium diet. I had the carne asada which was fabulous! Served with their black beans and rice it was amazing. My sister had the chicken similarly prepared and said it was great too and it must have been since I wasn't offered a bite. We always go to Rosa Mexicano when she's in town. It's fun, the house marguerita is great and the food excellent. Expensive for Mexican food but never disappointing for a special ocassion.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Cinco de Mayo dinnerOur friend from out of town was visiting on May 5 and we thought it might be fun to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Rosa Mexicano. We had a great time. Despite the crowds, we were seated fairly promptly. The guacamole served tableside was wonderful as usual and our meals were very good. Considering how many were there, our service was super and we had a very nice time.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and AtmosphereFood was excellent. Nice atmosphere, since it is right across from Verizon Center in downtown DC. We went there right after the Washington Capitals beat the NY Rangers in a playoff game. So great location to go to after a game and let traffic die down.
Everyone was very friendly. Energy in the restaurant. Very nice bar area, and plenty of tables for the dinner crowd.
Will be back for more!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly Recommend!It's worth it for the guacamole alone!!! Make sure you get it to start, do not order anything else before you order your guac!! After that, the sagria is great! and the rest of the menu is a can't miss! I had the Filetes con Hongos....Q' Rico!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food but WAY too noisy.Good food but WAY too noisy. We literally had to shout across the table to be heard.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and lots of fun.Great food and lots of fun. Very noisy and very busy.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLove, love the guacamole.Love, love the guacamole. Wish we had gotten the large!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad friends with us for firstHad friends with us for first time and they thought everything tasted great.Always our favorite before a hockey games.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMthe staff was incredible goodthe staff was incredible good knew our name since we have eaten at Rosa before it was a very pleasant dining experience4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch was delicious, somethingBrunch was delicious, something compeletely unexpected. Try it out, I highly recommend it!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and attentive service.Great food and attentive service. The noise level can be a little excessive, not ideal for a date or romantic evening.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, I have been thereGreat food, I have been there on several occasions, and it never disappoints. I always think Rosa's when I am near the verizon center. With my reservation, it was a terrific dinner pre-Shakespeare theater. I cannot go there without ordering their trademark guacamole as a starter.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNice restaurant, nice serviceFood was very good. The main items took a while to come out after the appetizers but not too much of a wait. The chicken course was well prepared. The fish and shrimp dishes were bit overcooked. The shrimp was a firm to the knife&fork. The fish a bit dry. The ceviche was outstanding.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Mexican food! WeFantastic Mexican food! We sat outside before a game at the Verizon center and we couldn't have picked a better spot. We sat outside and the service was fantastic and quick. Will definitely return!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM**** ServiceDouglas, our waiter, gave us exceptional service. Food was good. Sangria was excellent. Tres Generations was perfect.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoy the quality of theI enjoy the quality of the food at Rosa Mexicano. I've been 3 or 4 times and I was not as impressed with the service this time around as usual, but overall, can't give it a bad rating because the service has been good every other time I've been. We had to ask for tortilla chips and salsa this time, which is usually something that we've complimentary received. Also, the presentation of the salsa was poor and we had to ask for plates to eat the chips and salsa on. My Short Rib Entree was fabulous though - meat was so tender! We sat outside - and it was great to people watch next to the Verizon Center as people walked in and out of the building. Overall - good experience. Get there.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTHIS IS THE 3RD TIME I HAVETHIS IS THE 3RD TIME I HAVE EATEN HERE FOOD IS WONDERFUL FUN PLACE TO EAT AND
SOCIALIZE4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe whole experience was great,The whole experience was great, the food was amazing, and the service was good too.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was, as always, great.The food was, as always, great. Sitting outside is great on a beautiful evening, except the amateur drummers at the Verizon Center, playing the same riff over and over was deadly.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI ordered the cheese enchilada,I ordered the cheese enchilada, but was served the chicken enchilada. Since I am a vegetarian, no meat substitutions are ok. When I did receive the cheese enchildada, it was essentially a glob of melted cheese smothered in sauce. There may have been some corn tortilla in there somewhere too. If I go back, which I cannot rule out since people I work with seem to like it, I will definately not order the cbeese enchilada.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AM