MXDC

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Mexican

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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.
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AJ
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall good experience. We arrived 30 min early for our reservation but they were able to seat us. Menu dis not match the one online. But the food was good. They forgot part of my wife’s order but they did not charge us and gave us a fee dessert.

PD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointing lunch. The food was above, but barely, what you might get in the frozen food section.

JL
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Good place for some quick Mexican fare.

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Food is Good, not great. Good for groups. The ambiance is great.

AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I THINK IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OVERPRIZED AND FOOD WAS NOT VERY GOOD.

AR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at MXDC!! The food was very good and the service was great.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The place was so horribly loud I had to use earplugs. The jicama salad was very odd with a dressing that overwhelmed all components. Tacos were small and flavors mostly meh.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience, delish ceviche and tacos especially the Cameron’s Frita (sp)

MC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very good experience, we got the vegan tacos and traditional guacamole. Loved it. More vegan options please :)

OT
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service is always good, food is always good, margaritas are superb, but the tables are VERY close and when the restaurant is full, as it was Saturday night, it’s a tiny bit claustrophobic.
Nevertheless we always enjoy MXDC’s proximity to the theaters, and know we are going to be take care of and satisfied with our meal afterwards. Will recommend this tasty spot to all.

b
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The drinks were very good, the food just OK. They brought out our entrees while we were still eating our appetizers, we made them take them back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice evening, I would definitely go again. Great food, great service, an overall great experience.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was decent there were hits and misses. They were a bit stingy on the portions. The appetizers were disappointing. On the good side the drinks were very good. I would go there for happy hour and go somewhere else for dinner.

DW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great. Portions were tiny. Server was kind of rude when expressed that the drink was to our liking. Felt rushed.

RS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious, especially the lobster quesadilla! The cocktails were pretty good, but I've had better. Some people who were seated after us received their food first, so that was a little disappointing, but it's not like we were in a huge hurry anyway. But the waitstaff was friendly and helpful. Overall, a good experience.

R
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an awesome date night with my husband here. Margarita’s were killer and food was perfect portions, so flavorful. Had a great time!

L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed everything but the noise level in the restaurant.

VH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and friendly staff!! The mix and match tacos are a great option. Will keep coming back!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Not worth the price. There are far less expensive Mexican restaurants in the area, with better food.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was great. Service was great. Loud, but it was lunchtime.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, authentic mexican food

KB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great gluten free options! I was very impressed by the server knowledge of the menu and their accommodations towards me as I was trying to order. Really amazing food and drink overall

MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was fantastic and very quick for lunchtime.

BB
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food outstanding. Good, not huge portions.
Rockfish ceviche excellent.
We (2 of us) each ordered 2 different taco combos.
Had 6 different tacos all excellent.

MD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband and two young boys there for dinner during a weekend DC visit. Everyone loved the food and the boys loved the ambiance...it was moderately loud which is good because it drowns out our table.

DF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and the managers were very helpful. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and everyone had a great time. The food was amazing and the drinks were great!! I would suggest the churros fried ice cream for dessert. Will come back!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food ok - went most of the meal without cutlery on the table in spite of several visits by staff to take and deliver orders. Had to do the old “steal knives and forks from the next table.”

KA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and vibrant atmosphere! Loved the food and margaritas. The restaurant was very busy so definitely make reservations. Service was great too!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Chili Relleno was great. That was 1 meal out of 5. The rest were average to poor — and one was mistaken entirely and had to be re-made. And this took about 20 minutes which completely disrupted the flow of our family meal. Potions too were about 80-90% of what they should have been. Not a great night out.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food. Modern style Mexican food.
Overall very tasty

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Expensive margaritas.

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RA
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated quickly and service was good, albeit, a little rushed. We ordered guac for an appetizer but it arrived with our entrees. Not exactly what we were hoping for, but at least everything tasted good.

L
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super busy evening! Good food!

C
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Four of us went to MXDC to celebrate a co-worker’s upcoming retirement. Safe to say things did not go well. Before the others arrived, guacamole was ordered for the table and it was brought out quickly. Things went downhill from there. We wanted cava and the server brought out two bottles and neither was selected. Then asked for other options and was told that that was all they had. Appears MXDC was waiting for an order of cava to be delivered. Then the waiter reappeared with a bottle of prosecco. Important to note, that prosecco wasn’t even on the menu. By this time, decision had been made to switch to wine. Waiter had trouble locating the wine list. When he returned, pointed out that we had been there for 30 minutes and still had been unable to get a beverage. Finally said something to a manager. She went to the bar and brought back a) a bottle of cava that we had already not selected and b) something new that the waiter didn’t even know existed. Selected the new bottle and was told it was chilled. Of course, it wasn’t. Server was slow in refilling the glasses but did come over when he saw us filling our own glasses. People seemed to like their food. Three people ordered the mix and match tacos and one person had the rockfish ceviche. Don’t know if the server is new but management needs to be proactive. Even after it was brought to the manger's attention that there were issues, they didn't check back to see if things had improved. If we go back to MXDC, will only sit in the bar area. Disappointed that things didn’t run smoothly for the retirement celebration.

LM
London
40 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional modern Mexican. Excellent value. Loved the sangria. Service was excellent.

S
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like spice, I suggest asking for the habanero salsa to put on top of your food! It is delicious but oh so spicy!

SZ
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Had to send the queso fundido back it was gross didn’t even have the texture of cheese. Weird. Super loud tacos looked good but didn’t have them

JA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at this place great. Truly fresh Mexican food (no prepared yesterday tasting meats). The tortillas appeared to be made onsite. It was a huge happy hour hot spot in DC. We were there for dinner on business but were not deterred by the vivacious chatter around the room. Will definitely go back again. Nice find.

PM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was fantastic. The cocktails were well crafted and balanced. The guac and salsa were some of the best I've head in DC. The honey chile glazed salmon was delicious with a good balance of sweetness and heat. The fajitas had brilliantly fresh vegetables but the dish underseasoned to the point that perhaps it was unintentionally unseasoned. Overall, it was a good experience and I will be back.

N
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The main meal was good but the portions are pretty small for the price. The major issue was the churros were undercooked / very oily and when the waiter asked how the food was we said it was very good, other than the churros and explained and he said "ok excellent". The service in general was a bit lacking and overall a bit pricy for what it is

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