Casa Oaxaca - Bethesda

4.5
100 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
Located in beautiful Bethesda, MD, Casa Oaxaca Restaurant offers a menu inspired by traditional Mexican fare & cocktails.
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipluv2eat
Washington DC
147 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Cute place. Chips snd salsa are fabulous. Tacos just okay

Service was just average. Cute outside area

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vipemlo
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great variety of tacos! Loved the língua/beef tongue, mushrooms and the pulpo/octopus tacos! Had a lovely mango salad and excellent guac!

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AlexandraT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate a birthday with a small group. The menu is versatile with options for everybody.

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vipOsfan
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent dinner on the covered patio. It is a very comfortable setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was great! A ton of outdoor seating. Great service and food! Would definitely come back!

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AnibalR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best tacos in the area!

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StefT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Quick service, fun atmosphere. Food was good but not amazing. I would give it a second shot to try some other dishes. Mojitos were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time on the outdoor patio. The tacos were very good and the margaritas were excellent!

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vipDebsteve
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food and service. Excellent tacos, ceviche, tres lechencake. A bit noisy, like all inside restaurants.

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ToniB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great. Best Mexican food in Bethesda!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Definitely have to get the birria tacos, the other seafood tacos like the fish tacos and octopus tacos are also very good, and the usual suspects like the al pastor are tasty as well. I am an adventurous eater and I tried the grasshopper tacos but I personally didn’t like the flavor that the grasshoppers were cooked in or perhaps their natural flavor. But otherwise everything else was enjoyable and I will be coming back in the future.

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Mlch
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is good. Mole was disappointing. Good margaritas. Friendly service

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vipChristinaH
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Oaxaca in Bethesda is such a treat with its copious outdoor seating. There are tables for two, four and picnic table-style for larger parties. The Mexican food is outstanding and the service is attentive. There are a variety of tacos and entrees. Make sure to try the side dish of cactus - that's something you don't see every day!

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vipAprilG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Very accommodating by having lettuce wraps instead of tortillas. Nice relaxing outside dining area, which the pup enjoyed too.

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vipMolly
Washington DC
137 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Enjoy sitting on picnic table and cool air outside.
Great service. Food very mediocre. Tasteless black beans and rice. Margaritas ALL taste same.

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vipMmmm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was nothing special -- maybe better for lunch than dinner. The service was really good -- all of the wait staff was attentive and made us feel welcome.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This should be rated higher. The food, especially the carne asada, is amazing.

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LynnC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun and delicious brunch. My kids had fun, music was great!

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Nancy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service from the waiter was not great. I ordered two drinks and he questioned why. Did not want to give me my second drink until I finished my first. As my first time at the restaurant I wanted to try the different drink flavors. Definitely would not that type of service recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Party of 10 for a birthday celebration with colleagues. The covered patio was great. Service once we were seated was great. Street tacos were delicious and creative (cactus, grasshopper). Delicious drinks. Only challenge was that the host was very hesitant to seat our party when we arrived, even with a reservation. But I acknowledge patience is required for large parties these days. Overall a good experience and I would recommend it and go back.

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AmyR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Waiter seemed overwhelmed but food was really good, patio had a lovely breeze. Overall good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio. Service was fantastic, warm and welcoming. Food was terrific and options for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked Casa Oaxaca for a casual night out and it was everything we were hoping for. Sat outside so we could bring our dog and shared a pitcher of margaritas - fantastic experience. Food was delicious and the margs were great. Fun but low key environment. Great place to grab a few drinks and hang out!

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GerrenM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great contemporary Mexican food with entrees, generally in the $18-23 range with generous-sized portions. Will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic and delicious food, outdoor dining, and fantastic service! Our new favorite place!

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CheN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food- average, but they do have some interesting dishes not commonly found like grasshopper tacos, grilled cactus, etc.
Ambience- great. Bonus- covered outdoor seating so you can eat outside in any weather!
Service- terrible. Except for our waiter who was friendly, we had to ask multiple people multiple times to turn in our heater. The waitresses also kept taking away our food before it was finished. She cleared my friend's beer bottle without asking when it still had some left, also took away our chips/salsa we were still working on when we ordered a 2nd one. I was the last to finish, but she took my plate that still had a partial taco on it and stacked in on the other plates that were finished without asking me if I was done. I also asked for an extra napkin but she never brought it so I had to take one (a whole set with silverware) off of another table.

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vipKimoP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and it always has the best atmosphere and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pros:
1) drinks were fantastic! We had margaritas and mojitos and I haven’t had drinks that good in a long time.
2) overall, the food was really good.

Cons:
1) waitstaff seemed overwhelmed and it took quite some time for our drinks and even placing our order

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vipTeresaT
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We arrived and were seated right away. My only issue was that we requested outdoor seating which we got, but it was picnic style benches. It was a little difficult for my 92 year old mother-in-law to be on a seat with no back. Server was great. Food was delicious and plentiful and came out quickly. Drinks were good as well. Would recommend. Parking was a challenge otherwise very good experience.

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vipVulture
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Had to wait a long time each time we needed a waiter. Service was unfriendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We sat for 30 minutes with no drinks

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ShannonL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great outdoor dining space with a nice open tent to shield from rain /wind. The tables are bench style and was perfect for our party of 6 (5 adults and 1 toddler). Sad to say that service was terrible and very very slow, servers not attentive at all. But the food really was top notch and made up for it. Everyone had an empty plate. Best tacos I’ve ever had. Awesome tres leches. We went for brunch and I wanted to return for dinner.... and we just might have if the service hadn’t been so bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a fun place wish it had a few more veg and seafood options

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RosaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Casa Oaxaca, the food and drinks were amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is great!! Service even better :) they had a mariachi band for cinco de Mayo, super fun!

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vipFrancisco
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place. Food was very good and the service amazing!

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Kakamy
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice patio, friendly service and good food! Good brunch options too

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fast service,great customer service. Food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!! Love the outside ambiance too. Highly recommend!

FAQs

Casa Oaxaca - Bethesda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 858-6181 ext. 86181.

Casa Oaxaca - Bethesda is rated 4.5 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.