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MXDC

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1586 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Outdoor Dining Now Available - Patio Service first come, first served
Indoor dining available as well - Reservations are encouraged

Now offering take-out through:

https://mxdcrestaurant.square.site


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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Offers

Happy Hour Specials!!!

Sep 3 - Oct 31, 2020 · Tue - Wed 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Thu 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 3:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Enjoy $6 Margaritas and many more items from our Happy Hour menu!! Monday through Friday: 3pm - 7pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1586 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDanC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried for the first time on Friday, had to go back Saturday. All staff was very eager to accommodate. Nicole was server on both visits and the recommended entrees and wine were brilliant.

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vipBigMeatNoWhammy
Seattle
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster guacamole! Need a say more? Food is always delicious!

LD
LudwingDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service!!! They accommodated our group even though we were late for the reservation!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Staff was nice. The restaurant was very quiet

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The habanero margarita is sublime. The service impeccable.

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PatriciaI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, the whole family loved the place. It got very busy right after we arrived but their tables were nicely spread out. Glad we made a reservation!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Made my reservation for “standard seating,” not high top. But we were seated at the high tables anyways. No worries, I just asked if we could move - but the hostess was really hesitant and that was annoying.

We moved to a regular table, but didn’t get our waitress for awhile. And at the time we sat, there was only one other party in the restaurant.

The drinks were quick and good. The spicy marg was really unique. The tacos, however, were pretty bland. And very small.

Overall it was just an okay experience.

MF
MarvinF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks!! The salmon was delicious and my new favorite. Beautiful restaurant and great service.

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AnnaRose
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't visited in while but MXDc is still as great as ever!!! The weather was nice so we sat at their patio. Their menu is a little reduced but they still had our favorites like the honey glaze salmon and the carne a la parrilla. They are also offering $6 margaritas all day so that was a great surprise!! Great and friendly service!!!

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ValerieH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited MXDC again for restaurant week and it didn’t disappoint. Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I took my wife here for her birthday dinner. She lived in Mexico during grad school, and absolutely loves Mexican food. It was restaurant week, so the options were fairly straightforward. The pitcher of blackberry cilantro margarita was dynamite!! The food was good, we were simply expecting more at that particular price point. A good experience nonetheless, my wife enjoyed her special day.

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JavierF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. We love this place. But it was a bit cold and buggy ( mosquitoes). This is not our normal experience so this is definitely not the average situation. There were some loud folks at the bar watching a basketball game, and I don’t consider this to be a sports bar so would suggest turning off the tv so people can disconnect and relax.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Guacamole was good. Salmon had a spicy rub on it that was good. Tres leches was not as moist as expected.

GM
GeorgeMartinez
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service!!! We had to wait a few for an outdoor table but it was well worth it. Their restaurant week menu was great and went both went for it

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AlanZ
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening spent at MXDC celebrating a coworker's going away dinner! Many thanks to Tony and Javier for making this experience so much fun!! Delicious food and great service!!!

JK
JulieK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour deals and margaritas!!! They have both indoor and outdoor seating. Our server was nice and friendly!!

LD
LudwingDC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a dinner date and enjoyed it very much. We sat at one of their patio tables enjoying the nice weather. Great food and service!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was bad and the server did nothing to resolve it

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Roth2011
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good happy hour specials with great margaritas!! Friendly and quick service. Will come back!!!

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PatriciaI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time during our visit. Their tables are nicely spread out for social distancing. Will come back!!

GM
GeorgeMartinez
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent enchiladas and margaritas. Our server was great and kept the experience fun. Will come back!!!

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KaylaA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!! Quick service and friendly staff. Great margarita specials!!

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ValerieH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We missed MXDC while they were closed due to COVID. Glad to see them open again. Still the best margaritas in town!!!! (You can reserve tables for happy hour too)

DF
vipDcFoodies
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First post covid visit. The food And margaritas were great as always. They have virtual online menus but also paper ones. We were glad to see that their tables are actually spread out too. Great dinner, will come back!!

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BrandonC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

MXDC is a great upscale Mexican Restaurant in the DC area. It is a great lunch spot. I do wish the tables were slightly farther apart, as the noise level can get high during lunch, making it harder to have conversations with other guests at the table.

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noname
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was average and prices high. The service is not great - the waiter refused to write separate bills for our part (he said they do not do it as mxdc) - this is contrary to every other restaurant I have been at in the USA. Plus, my credit card bill showed up with a higher tip than I gave (disputing it now). Not happy with the waiter.

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DetroitMattie
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great place but much crowded and LOUD! Food was very delicious as were the margaritas 🤗!

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vipsweetpea0929
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked the table that day and was glad we did because it was busy. Slight wait to sit down because our table wasn’t leaving but eventually got seated.

Incredibly fast and efficient service as we said we were headed to a show. Helpful staff.

Delicious food, consistent with past visits.

DF
vipDadFather
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Packed restaurant with a big party in the bar. However, service was still excellent and the food was delicious. This is becoming our go-to before theatre shows.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Decent. Fast. Menu is limited.

DM
DianaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic ambiance and food. I absolutely loved everything.

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MelissaH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love guacamole , it was good but considering the cost there should have been way more. Margaritas were just ok. Dinner was good but pricy.

JB
vipJBurella
Washington DC
125 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first time there and we were very pleased. It was national margarita day so they were priced down and so delicious! It's a busy place with a lot of energy - the food is worth the hustle. Try the jicama salad and Mahi Mahi tacos. The ceviche is unique but pieces are small for what you pay. Queso fundito is a table pleaser!

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vipNotHomeTonight
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food and drinks were terrific, but it was SO LOUD, even upstairs, that we won’t go again in the evening. Maybe at off-hours.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were sat near the bar and it was expressly loud with the people that were standing there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Preshow dinner before heading to Warner Theatre. Great location, easy to walk to, paella was awesome- highly recommend!

RM
RichardM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

A group of four foodies, high expectations, very disappointed with food quality. Margaritas were excellent. Worst queso fundido we've ever had. Ever.

DC
vipDCDiner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this restaurant, but prix fixe menu was a bit ridiculous, not price wise but selection wise. I was told I couldn’t substitute mashed potatoes with corn. No corn at a Mexican resto? Disappointing that they couldn’t make a basic substitution, especially given how common food allergies are and now preferences differ.

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Tonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overpriced food that was not that exciting. Service was slow and made us late for our Valentine's day show even though we asked them to be sensitive to our need to leave fast. For the price we paid I was expecting something better. The ambience was nice and not crowded.

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reviewer
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Effective, efficient, and cost effective for a tasty meal. Great value

FAQs

MXDC does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. MXDC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 393-1900.

MXDC is rated 4.5 stars by 1586 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.

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