Washington, D.C. Area Mexican / Southwestern Restaurants

Washington, D.C. Area Mexican / Southwestern Restaurants
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Mexican | Penn Quarter
644 reviews

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana combines Mexico’s rich regional culinary traditions with modern urban fare. Guests experience an array of antijitos—traditional Mexican snack or small plates—along with authentic tacos, ceviches and an impressive selection of cocktails and tequilas. This is like no Mexican food you have ever experienced. Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Head Chef Omar Rodriguez takes traditional ingredients and techniques and elevates them to deliver dishes and drinks with exceptional creativity and refinement.

Rosa Mexicano - DC
Mexican | Penn Quarter
380 reviews

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.

El Centro D.F. - Georgetown
Contemporary Mexican | Georgetown
150 reviews

Chef Richard Sandoval invites you to gather, dine and raise a glass at El Centro, D.F. Authentic Mexican comfort food and fine Tequilas are served in three vibrant spaces.

Contemporary Mexican | Downtown Washington DC
255 reviews

MXDC Cocina Mexicana by Todd English offers Mexican cuisine with a modern touch. We're located on 14th St, a block from the White House and a short walk from the Washington Monument.
Our bar area is the perfect space for a happy hour with extensive cocktail and tequila menus.
The decor and ambiance makes MXDC the perfect destination for a romantic evening, a family dinner or to host your next private or corporate event.

Created by Todd English and Juan "JC" Pavlovich, MXDC's menu includes small plates, entrees, and family-style dishes. The menu offers traditional foods from various regions throughout Mexico. Taco options include Pork Belly; beer-battered Mahi Mahi; and Carne Asada. Other favorites include the Seven-Chile Lamb Shank, Tortilla Soup and our open-faced quesadillas.

Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor
Mexican | National Harbor
153 reviews

In 1984, Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine when it first opened on the upper east side of New York City. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a "new" cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano's menu features a range of award-winning signature dishes, including our Guacamole en Molcajete, in a traditional lava rock mortar. Described by Time Out New York as "green ecstasy in a stone bowl," it is prepared table side and served with house made chips, warm corn tortillas and condiment salsas. Rosa Mexicano is also known for the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita, as well as the stylish and festive ambiance that includes an illuminated water wall.

Rosa Mexicano - Chevy Chase
Mexican | Chevy Chase DC
130 reviews

In 1984, Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine when it first opened in New York City. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a "new" cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano's menu features a range of award-winning signature dishes, including our Guacamole en Molcajete, in a traditional lava rock mortar. Described by Time Out New York as "green ecstasy in a stone bowl," it is prepared table side and served with house made chips, warm corn tortillas and condiment salsas. Rosa Mexicano is also known for the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita, as well as the modern and festive ambiance.

Mi Cocina Chevy Chase
Mexican | Bethesda
91 reviews

Welcome to Mi Cocina where everything we offer is hand-crafted and made fresh daily using authentic Mexican cooking techniques and the fines ingredients available. From our famous homemade salsa, to our mouthwatering hand-dipped enchiladas, you can taste the freshness and quality in every bite. Relax in our comfortable stylish surroundings with one of our legendary Mambo Taxis® served by our family of warm friendly and professional staff. Its our honor to serve you.

Mexican | Logan Circle
77 reviews

Diego Restaurant features a traditional and diverse Mexican cuisine. The complex flavors from the kitchen are complimented with creative drinks, selected Tequilas, and beer and wine from the bar. Bienvenido a Diego Restaurant y buen provecho!

The space also features the Frida Lounge upstairs at Diego. This is a beautiful and large space with a huge Private Dining Room separated from a vibrant bar area. We are open for your private functions.

The Frida Lounge also offers DJ entertainment with Thursday - 80s night, Friday and Saturday - Latin Nights.

Agua 301
Contemporary Mexican | Navy Yard
100 reviews

Aqua 301 celebrates the culture and cuisine of Mexico taking contemporary Mexican cuisine and infusing it with modern flair. This is not Tex Mex! Chef Antonio Burrell tweaks traditional Mexican ingredients and flavor profiles through experimental ingredient combinations and serves it up waterside in Yards Park.

Cafe Citron
Latin American | Dupont Circle
Reviews coming soon

Latin American Cuisine from Central, South America & Latin Caribbean. The BEST Mojitos in DC w/ late night dancing of Salsa, Merengue and International Rhythms! Best Latino happy hour in town MON-SAT! We offer FREE Salsa Lessons every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday and extended specials throughout every night! There's always something going on @ Café Citron

Contemporary Mexican | Georgetown
123 reviews

Opened May 24, 2012, Bandolero is a modern Mexican restaurant in the heart of Georgetown. The two-story, 5,000 square foot, high-energy space reflects a Day of the Dead motif, and plenty of bar space to imbibe. The menu showcases classic Mexican dishes with untraditional flavor profiles, including dips served with housemade chicharones and masa crisps, tacos, taquitos, enchiladas, empanadas, and quesadillas.

Tortilla Coast- Logan Circle
Mexican | Logan Circle
25 reviews

Tortilla Coast Logan Circle serves fresh and flavorful Mexican fare in a lively and colorful space with true south-of-the border ambiance in the DC"s vibrant Logan Circle neighborhood. From our juicy margaritas and house-made guacamole, to our savory entrees, rich desserts, and impressive array of beers, wines and tequilas, our offerings celebrate the unique ingredients and culinary styles of Mexico's Yucatan, Puebla, Veracruz and Baja regions. Signature dishes include Lomito con Mole Negro Oaxaqueño, an adobo marinated grilled pork tenderloin, Tilapia a la Veracruzana, pan seared tilapia in a rustic lemon caper sauce, and Mama's Enchiladas, stuffed with pulled chicken Mexicana in a ranchera and tomatillo salsa. Margaritas, served on the rocks or frozen, are made to order with fresh juices and organic nectars paired with any one of Tortilla Coast's 99 tequilas and mescals. Standouts include prickly pear, blood orange and white peach.

Crios Modern Mexican
Mexican | Dupont Circle
39 reviews

We are sisters, Joanne and Julie Liu, and our parents immigrated to the United States over thirty-five years ago and started Jenny's Chinese Restaurant. Through years of hard work and resilience, they created what is now Jenny’s Asian Fusion on the Southwest D.C. waterfront. In 2009, we opened Scion Restaurant. We’ve always had a love for Mexico’s vibrance and dynamic, and especially for its fresh and bold cuisine. With Crios Modern Mexican, we aim to create a welcoming and energetic neighborhood restaurant serving delectable food and drink.

Banana Cafe & Piano Bar
Cuban | Capitol Hill
20 reviews

Banana Café and Piano Bar is renowned for its Cuban, Puerto Rican and Mexican Cuisine.

The Piano Bar upstairs has one of the best Happy Hours on the Hill as well as live entertainment every night.

Los Cuates Restaurant
Mexican | Georgetown
22 reviews

Los Cuates of Georgetown invite you to come and experience for yourself our delicious and extensive menu featuring traditional Mexican dishes. You will find your favorite beverage and also "The best margaritas" in town. We use only the fresh ingredients, and all food is prepared daily. We are also pleased to be able to offer you such quality and quantity of food at reasonable prices. We look forward to your visit and we are ready to serve you the finest in Mexican cuisine.

Pacifico Cantina
Mexican | Capitol Hill
Reviews coming soon

It"s a rooftop party on Capital Hill! Pacifico is open year-round, but when it warms up we heat up in a way that no other place does on the Hill. We look over the historic Barrack's Row from a rooftop that has a full bar, plasma screens tuned to all sports, and a party that could be straight from the islands. Our interior is colorful and hand crafted from "Tiger" wood, a sustainable rich wood found in the tropics. If you like the action on the street we have a large canopied patio. Though we sell fun and a unique location, we cook serious food, only offer fresh guacamole, sustainable seafood, and natural meats.

La Sandia
Mexican | Tysons Corner / McLean
68 reviews

Casa Oaxaca
Contemporary Mexican | Adams Morgan
86 reviews

In 2007, we opened Casa Oaxaca in Washington, D.C., a traditional restaurant that brings the flavors and colors of Mexico to the capital city of U.S. Our main objective is to give Washingtonians a better exposure to the richness and diversity of Mexican cuisine. At Casa Oaxaca, mole sauces are our specialty and we have six types that you will be able to taste with chicken, beef, seafood or tortillas.

H Street Country Club
Mexican | H Street Corridor
28 reviews

We do fine Mexican food. What else would you expect from your local country club? Our dinner menu will surprise you with unique classics from Mexico like duck in mole, ceviche, and tacos de carnitas. You can get flavorsome dishes for dinner any day after 5 pm. Come see what the excitement is all about.

Don Lobos Mexican Grill
Mexican | Georgetown
7 reviews

'...the sangria brims with fruit, the fajitas are tasty and the tortillas are made from scratch.'- washingtonpost.com

El Centro D.F.
Mexican | Downtown Washington DC
188 reviews

Internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval combines traditional culinary techniques with fresh, high quality ingredients to create authentic Mexican comfort food at El Centro D.F. Designed to reflect the bustling street shops and colorful rituals of everyday life in Mexico, the restaurant is comprised of three distinct dining spaces all under one roof. The Taqueria features a casual atmosphere where a lively open kitchen serves authentic favorites. The Tequileria allows guests to dine or lounge as mixologists craft Latin cocktails from 200 Tequilas & Mezcals. Along the rooftop guests raise a glass at two open-air bars. Warm, Latin-inspired service and welcoming hospitality will round out your experience.

Alto Plaza
Mexican | Centreville
19 reviews

Contemporary Mexican | Silver Spring
12 reviews

Our Mexican and Latin foods are prepared with the freshest ingredient. Try our salads, soups or tortas, all served with chips and salsa. Our famous taco salad is served in a crispy tortilla shell filled with crisp romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, and beans served with cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream for only $6.95. Our tasty rotisserie chicken is marinated overnight in a delicious blend of Latin herbs and spices and then slowly cooked to perfection. Try a quarter, half or whole chicken with two or four sides. We also grill tender cuts of steak, after it is marinated overnight then slowly cooked on the grill to create our steak and two sizes or solo dish.

La Villa
Mexican | Logan Circle
Reviews coming soon


Las Placitas
Mexican | Capitol Hill
9 reviews

Las Placitas is a Salvadoran and Mexican restaurant located in the Capitol Hill community of DC. It was established in 1990, and our past 22 years have been quite an experience for us as well as for the clientele we have had over the years. As time has passed we have worked hard to constantly create new dishes and serve the freshest ingredients daily. We have taken our time to evolve and provide new daily specials, and Happy Hour. At Las Placitas it is not just lunch or dinner; it is an experience of great food, service, friendly staff, and exceptional Margaritas. Join Las Placitas and be a part of the present and future that has made a successful business in the Capitol Hill community. Salud!

Thunder Grill
Southwest | Capitol Hill
38 reviews

Incorporating towering, adobe-like wall fragments at the entry hall of Union Station, intricate mosaic surfaces of turquoise glass, and a menu reflecting the many cultures that have influenced the region, Thunder Grill is a visual and culinary celebration of the American Southwest.

El Andariego
Mexican | Ashton
17 reviews

Come visit us for authentic Mexican and Salvadoran cuisine. We've been serving these scrumptious dishes for over 10 years. And please, if you enjoyed your visit with us, we encourage you to write a review on our website review page. Join us for a unique experience and beautiful ambiance. The atmosphere is always warm and friendly to make you feel comfortable and at home. You will get personal attention from the owners, giving you a very special evening.

Contemporary Mexican | Dupont Circle
Reviews coming soon

Mission is a restaurant and bar featuring traditional Mexican comfort foods and craft Mexican cocktails and beers with one of Dupont's largest outdoor patios. Our Executive Chef, Rodrigo Albarran, is an award-winning Chef.

Mariachi Restaurant
Mexican | Frederick
15 reviews

Mariachi Restaurant was established in 2008 in Frederick, Maryland. We feature Spanish, Mexican, and Latin American cuisine, as well as a bar, fine wines and spirits, and delicious desserts. Enjoy happy hour with us from Monday to Friday, and celebrate holidays here with special entertainment.

Mexican | Chantilly
1 review