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About MXDC

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, 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.

600 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 12am
Saturday: 12:00pm -12:00am

Cross Street:
14th Street midway between F & G Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 393-1900

Website:
http://www.mxdcrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Private catering is available, please use our Events Contact form or email nichole@mxdcrestaurant.com to inquire about catered events!

Parking Details:
Due to Washington, DC parking regulations, Valet services are available after 7pm Thursday-Friday and after 5pm Saturdays for $10. Street parking & garage parking are available in close proximity to the restaurant. We validate parking for PMI Located on G Street between 13th and 14th street after 4pm for $7.

Public Transit:
Metro Center

Executive Chef:
Todd English

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Several private and semi private options including buyouts of the entire facility. Please fill out our Events Contact form or email nichole@mxdcrestaurant.com for more information.

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Private Dining

MXDC Cocina Mexicana by Todd English is ideal for private events, offering a fresh perspective on traditional Mexican cuisine elevated by high-end ingredients. Treat your guests to an evening to remember with small plates, family-style dishes, and a strong tequila program.

MXDC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (21)
Happy Hour (21)
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Fit for Foodies (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Casual (13)
Fun (13)
Tapas (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Authentic (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Spicy (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Business Meals (7)
People Watching (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Romantic (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We selected to come here before an evening at the Warner Theater and we are so glad that we did. The portions of food were perfect as you never want to be stuffed before sitting in a show for 2 hours. We had a couple of drinks, split and appetizer ( shrimp ceviche) and each had a main course. We were both very impressed with the meal and though full were not uncomfortably so. The hand made tortillas were like air....very light. All in all a delightful evening for a very reasonable price.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service at the bar!! Recommendations for dinner were right on point.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous service that was able to accommodate some various last minute requests.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very lively place. Great service and great food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Way. Too. LOUD! Hubby and I were at a small table and we couldn't hear each other without literally shouting. Place was busy, and I felt very much just like a number at a table; waiter seated me then never returned to see if I wanted to order an appetizer while I waited. With the numbers of people it was impossible to flag him down.

Tags: Spicy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very noisy, tacos were great

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Disappointingly somewhat dumbed-down Mexican food, rushed service, crowded tables, noisy room, but a very good margarita. The wine was also good, but a very small pour for $9. We had three different tacos: the mahi mahi was excellent, the chicken was meh, and the carne asada was lousy. The quesadilla was good, although, served on a single tortilla, it was more like a pizza than a quesadilla.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lobster guacamole was amazing, but then the tacos were even better! I definitely recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a modern and delicious Mexican restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good food and reasonably priced for a restaurant in downtown DC.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The restaurant is very loud and you are seated on top of each other. Our table was half in the wait station. I could actually see the numeric password each server was in putting into their computer system to enter orders. The food was good but expensive for what you get. We started with the guacamole and it was sort of bland and we got maybe 3/4 of a cup of it for $11. The blackberry margarita was awesome but again expensive. If you plan to drink more then 2 between you and other person you are with, just buy a pitcher. The pitcher is expensive but you get around 5.5 margaritas out of it and it's slightly cheaper then paying $12-$14 per drink. Overall I would not go back for a meal but possibly for a margarita as that was the best part. The service was pretty slow as far as taking our orders but she was very nice. The thing that got me was when asked which item between 2 she would recommend she said I don't know I've never tried either. I guess I believe the wait staff should at least have tried most dishes so they can offer some perspective.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was not bad. It was not good, but it was not bad. The service was competent, but joyless, rushed and disinterested. Felt like a Todd English Incorporated production. Sort of appeared creative, but it wasn't. At least the prices were very reasonable.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Thanks for handling 15 for my birthday dinner, pre-show! Everything was amazing. Great service.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Met a friend for dinner at MXDC before a show at National Theatre. Overall experience at the restaurant was great. Food was a little pricey for the portion sizes, but great for small bites without leaving feeling too heavy.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

After trying multiple upscale Mexican cuisine restaurants, I am happy to share the hunt for the best is over. Excellent - especially happy hour.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service. Food was very good - portions were just right. Would definitely go back.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The freshness was so apparent from the 1st bite. Service was outstanding as well.
We were visiting the DC area & MXDC came highly recommended.
Outstanding experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was our third visit here, and it's gone downhill. My food was mediocre and not particularly warm. Service started out good but abruptly deteriorated as soon as the meal arrived. And, after that, there was some shenanigans with the bill which included a service charged automatically added and computed on top of tax (who does that), plus an inflation of the number of members in our party (count the heads and entrees, guys). Got to be better fake Mexican places to go and we're going to find them now.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were able to get a table for 5 on short notice, and enjoyed a great meal with our kids.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

the are tacos terrible. Don't go here if your craving some mexican food. just go to chipotle.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall, very good experience. Food was very tasty, service friendly and efficient. Would reccommend, and go back.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Lobster, crab and shrimp quesadillas were amazing. So were the mushroom and corn truffle tacos. The Paloma was made with in-house grapefruit soda which gave it a super fresh taste. We were really excited to share the vegetarian Chile relleno but we’d skip it next time. Ambiance is very loud so it’d be great for happy hour and big groups.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This is a great spot for a drink, or for dinner. Upscale Mexican and Mexican-inspired dishes, excellent Margaritas, fun, dim-lit atmosphere and pretty good dishes. The Guacamole is with the trip, but my quesadilla (huitlacoche) was disappointing by comparison.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Spicy
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was good but overpriced, especially considering that if you make a reservation and sit in the dining area, you don't have access to the happy hour food & prices. However, if you sit approx. five feet away (in the bar area), you get happy hour pricing for some reason.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I was in the mood for Mexican food and this looked like a great place near my hotel. The guacamole was tasty, not the best I've had but above average. I ordered the quesadilla for a main course and it was a bit disappointing. Somewhat dry and flavors didn't blend as well as expected. Tables are very close together so it's difficult to have a private conversation. I would go back and order something different next time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

LOVE LOVE!!! Amazing Staff and the food was DELICIOUS!!!! That lobster guacamole was so amazing!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Accomplishments are something to build on, not rest on. Regrettably when it comes to food MXDC is definitely resting. This was my fourth and most disappointing visit by far. We ordered tacos--six different varieties and only the fish taco was worth eating. The rest were dull and largely flavorless. Black beans tasted bland, like they had come directly from a can--no seasoning, no flavor, no kidding. Salsa is doled out in large thimbles, too small to dip a chip. The bright spots? Guacamole. Handcrafted cocktails. Friendly staff. Sadly, until the food improves, we'll be eating Mexican elsewhere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very tasty but small portions for the prices.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Overall the experience was very good. I ordered the salmon: the honey chipotle glaze was good—although I think I'd prefer more of an emphasis on the savory aspects of the dish, rather than the sweet. The sides of rice and greens were also good: all were cooked to the correct doneness. The service was very good: our server was attentive and friendly. The restaurant was quite a bit darker during dinner time than my last visit (during lunch time). The restaurant was also much more busy during dinner, so it was quite a bit louder, and I sometimes felt like the tables were too close together. Given the food and overall experience, I would say this restaurant provides a good value for your money, although, like lunch, I wish the dinner portions were a little larger—but hey, it's DC.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing food, excellent service! MXDC never disappoints. Not only is the regular menu chock full of goodies, the special menu offers some tasty choices as well. The lobster and corn guacamole is THEE best. Tacos are yummy and a great deal. You can even mix and match. Seafood fishes are awesome. You just can't go wrong. And please have some cocktails! All around super dining experience!

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great recommendation from friends after a long day at our D.C. office 2 blocks away. Classic margarita was great, classic Paloma was good. Guacamole, salsa and chips were also good. We shared tacos...pork belly and short rib were delicious...mahi mahi was just ok. Sebastian was a great and attentive server. 2 diners, 2 drinks each, shared guacamole and shared entree...$64.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Very attentive service! Food and drinks were solid - flavors and textures well balanced!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was good, not great but good. Guacamole was very good. Nice atmosphere and service was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We travel from VA because we really like the food here. Very good Mexican with some healthy options for my health conscious partner. Service is good and when we dined this last time on Saturday for lunch the restaurant was very quiet. We will keep coming back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Good food and drinks at a convenient location and a reasonable cost for a relaxing evening with friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We were on vacation looking for something tasty after a long day of sightseeing. Delicious food and a yummy margarita hit the spot. The place was lively for a week night.. a good sign. Very enjoyable all around. We made a reservation but were able to get in sooner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We took our co-worker to MXDC as a birthday surprise. What a great experience for all of us but a great surprise for her. Service was good for a busy day and the food was excellent. Worth doing!

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wonderful food! Margaritas were great too! Service was a little slow due to a large party seated near us, but definitely would go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food was a little spicy but very good. The wait staff was friendly and on top of our food and drink needs. The ambience was right for an after work get together.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Birthday dinner!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was okay, I was disappointed that I requested for a birthday desserr for my wife prior to showing up and then confirming with the host once I arrived, however, the waitor never brought it out. It was embarrassing to ask again in front of my wife when I was hoping to surprise her.

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