Casa Oaxaca - Bethesda

4.6
149 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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AnthonyH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time to Casa Oaxaca and I've wanted to go back since. It was just as good as the first time. This time tried the steak quesadilla and mango margarita and easily will return for this order another time. The staff was great with their suggestion for items for the table and nothing order was disappointing. Next trip will start trying the list of tacos.

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Steve
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A higher end Mexican restaurant with a pleasant interior and very good food for the price. Much better than your typical Tex-mex

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vipQueenoculture
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The regular margaritas were balanced just right between the alcohol and the juice taste. The Mole Oaxaca was outstanding. The mole was a rich but not sweet chocolate influenced by nuts and raisins. The underlying chicken leg/thigh and breast were juicy/tender. The fried cactus was a different but good taste. The prices are quite moderate; the Mole Oaxaca entree was about $20. There are more expensive (steak) entrees. The ambience is a bit rustic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. The fish ceviche was outstanding. We had a variety of tacos and they were all great. Also loved the hibiscus margaritas!

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Brady
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food.
But Expensive. The food was a little late.

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FoodMonkey
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

It may be that we went during a busy time but the food we received was not good quality. The pozole we ordered was mostly just cheese and the quality of the cheese seemed off— it was very rubbery. The mole dish we ordered came out burnt. The restaurant did make an excellent cocktail and the appetizers were good, but the entrees were really off.

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LisaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food. Service was superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Oaxaca never disappoints! The staff is so nice, friendly, and attentive. The outdoor area is large and very warm. The food is always delicious! Highly recommend the carne asada tacos and the guava margarita.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time
Great food

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vipCapitolHill
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Mexican. Authenic and very well done.

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SarahM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We sat on the patio which was heated and enjoyable even on a cold night. The hostess sat us outside without any distance to the only other table that was on the patio, we asked to switch. The service was friendly but very, very slow which was odd since it wasn't busy.

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BBCG
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outdoor seating is lovely, servers are a bit “rushed” but food is amazingly fresh and well done

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vipMichelleP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nicely warmed outdoor seating, friendly and attentive service.

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MauraM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks and great service! One of the best spots in Bethesda

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HillaryC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and service was exceptional. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff. Fun environment. Tasty food.

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MonaM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helen, our server had great recommendations and sense of humor!! We had a wonderful evening and felt comfortable with outdoor seating and plenty of heaters. Would highly recommend.

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KeithH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's a nice place but the tortillas were like eating a dry sponge.

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vipMargaretZ
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fun spot, excellent food and very authentic Mexican options, good prices. Service was very friendly and improved through the night but initially it was very slow. Our servers were great, but initially things seemed a bit disorganized. This may have been due to a large rush of diners with insufficient numbers of service staff. Towards the end of the evening when things cleared out, our servers were incredibly attentive and their attitude was just great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding ambience. Food was outstanding and very esthetic. Price was reasonable for the amount of food. Great job accommodating outdoor dining. Loved it. Will be back.

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vipChrisC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service. The margaritas are fantastic! We sat on the patio which has a wonderful atmosphere and patio heaters to warm it up in the cool evening air. Will definitely be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night!!

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Amber
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Good was ok but the service was terrible. Took them 10 mins to ask them if we wanted drinks. No one came to check on us to see if we liked the food or ask if we wanted anything else. We both wanted more drinks but we didn’t get to order them because of this. I wanted dessert but had to literally flag someone down to order it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great overall. Definitely worth a revisit. Outside table was nice and service was prompt.
Any mistakes were efficiently corrected. Food was delicious.

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vipAmyL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. The mocaljete is the surefire winner of the dinner menu. Will definitely return!

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NancyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place is hopping outside, must have been 100 diners at narrow picnic style tables. Server was very friendly, stretched pretty thin though. Fun atmosphere but pretty loud. Cocktails were good, ceviche excellent, food (mostly tacos) could have had more seasoning (not just heat but spices). Overall a good choice. Inside is very small, not sure what will happen when it gets really cold.

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KwangwookA
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fine experience. I think it's totally worth to revisit this restaurant. I probably will.

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vipPaul
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, generous portions. Large ourdoor dining area but, as of now, no heaters.

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vipJulieZ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

It was all good except for the rat that ran across the floor at the end of the evening outside. Need more traps!

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vipMichaelC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

This place is slightly better than fast food. Food and drinks were barely mediocre.

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Chill
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food, good service. The cactus margarita was extraordinary (flavorful but not sweet). Not really "Oaxacan"--more like TexMex--but we don't really have real Mexican food in the DC area. Still, I liked it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tacos are delicious

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EatOut
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this spot. The food is always delicious and the staff are friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect venue for a birthday party! The staff was awesome, the service was superb, the ambiance was magical and the food and drinks were delicious. Highly recommend!!!

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vipotberbur
Washington DC
333 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My sister and I enjoyed our weekday lunch at Casa Oaxaca. We had a comfortable table on a spacious, covered patio. The staff was responsive and did not attempt to hurry us. We had a pleasant get-together for nearly 90 minutes.

But one thing wasn't great: the food. We left a good portion of our guacamole unfinished. My sister thought it had too much garlic, I thought it had too much onion, and we agreed (despite it being visually attractive and served with crisp chips) it had insufficient avocado flavor.

Our tacos got mixed reviews. I had a fish taco that was quite good and a creditable mushroom taco. But the two tacos made with pork (a pastor and a carnitas) were mediocre. The predominant flavor was salt; despite plenty to drink at the restaurant, I still needed a couple glasses of water once I got home.

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vipswimmom
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun outdoor space with delicious authentic Mexican food and drinks!! Fun girls’ night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fajitas! Fun outdoor patio

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

There were 4 of us and all of our entrees arrived cold.

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vipJanet
Washington DC
197 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our drinks and the food. Super value! They have a very large outdoor covered patio. The tables are quite close together and there were a lot of families dining the night we were there. So just be aware that social distancing can be a little tough.

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Flocculus
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nicely presented food with flare from Oaxaca. Filling and tasty! Our only issue was that the mosquitos didn't allow us to sit outside.

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 4.6 stars by 149 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.