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El Secreto de Rosita, Washington District of Columbia, DC
Award-winning

El Secreto de Rosita

4.4
4.4
594 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
El Secreto De Rosita seeks to create great tasting food to be enjoyed in an eclectic "hacienda" atmosphere that warms the heart.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Peruvian, Latin / Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 234-8400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Cristian Granada
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (202) 234-8400
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 594 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

594 Reviews
  1. DanaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    3 under seasoned shrimp for $20, and it gets worse from there. Waitstaff was nice though!

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  2. Acrasia6

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cool place! The wait staff were amazing and patient with us during our visit as it was almost closing time and they let us stay as long as we liked. Food was exceptional and interesting (a good thing because I like to be adventurous). The ambience was also interesting…we were looking for an easy adventure (nothing too strenuous physically as we had a long and strenuous weekend) and this was a good place for that adventure. Thank you for a great memory.

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  3. HalleBros

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Unusual but tasty food. Service was friendly and informed. Front dining room a bit dark for our tastes and the background music was too loud for comfortable conversation. But would definitely return to try some of the other dishes.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, great ambiance, parking was a little bit challenging but the food was worth it. We will go back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed every dish. The lomo saltado and sudado de eggplant were standouts. The drinks were all terrific as well. We all very much liked the decor and lighting too. Recommend!

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  6. Jleiva

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very good food and service nice place to eat coming back

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  7. Sroo

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had heard great things about this place but definitely wouldn't recommend going there for brunch. I ordered a dish only to have it delivered to my table incomplete (without the items listed on the menu). When I asked the waiter, he checked with the chef who said they "ran out" of that part of the dish. I'm flummoxed why I would have to ask why my order is incomplete, and why they wouldn't mention anything sooner? And why would I still be charged for the full price of the item? Save your money and avoid brunch here. Hopefully dinner is better!

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  8. franco

    Baltimore

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place. Good food and service.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks here were delicious! I’d highly recommend the cucumber jalapeño cocktail. Ceviche, burrata salad, Arroz con Mariscos were all fantastic. The decor and vibe of the restaurant was awesome.

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  10. CPRN

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would like to thank the team at El Secreto de Rosita (that’s a mouthful haha) for their outstanding hospitality. From the time we were greeted, until the time we left, the entire staff was delightful and more than accommodating. We were celebrating a special occasion, and they took every measure to make us feel special, and I truly appreciate it. Unfortunately, we had to leave emergently, but they were all too happy to pack our desserts to go. The cocktails were fabulous, and the decor is thoughtful & unique. I’m looking forward to my next visit.

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FAQs

El Secreto de Rosita offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 234-8400.

El Secreto de Rosita is rated 4.4 stars by 594 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Secreto de Rosita

1624 U St NW, Washington District of Columbia, DC 20009

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Peruvian, Latin / Spanish
  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Cristian Granada
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 234-8400
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (202) 234-8400
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