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For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at MXDC.
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1021 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 12am
Saturday: 12:00pm -12:00am
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Phone number
(202) 393-1900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Todd English
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Private catering is available, please use our Events Contact form or email to inquire about catered events!
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Cross street
14th Street midway between F & G Streets
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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.
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Public transit
Metro Center
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Special events & promotions
Several private and semi private options including buyouts of the entire facility. Please fill out our Events Contact form or email for more information.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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.

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What 1021 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious and the Margaritas are dangerous, but yummy. This was the most social interaction we’ve had with a server in all the times we’ve been. Normally, they are pretty robotic. I would recommend it for dinner with friends. Definitely try the Queso Fundido with Chorizo.

Alex (Memphis)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Guacamole and tacos were delicious. Drinks were great. Service was sufficient. Perfect for an upbeat Friday date night.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Tables are packed too closely together. Waiter knocked my wife's coat off the chair several times just trying to get through. I've had more elbow room at a cafeteria table. Might as well have been dining with the couple right next to us. Noise level was so high that my wife and I had trouble hearing each other.

Nabby (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great place to go if you like Mexican food. Great options and the drinks are good

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall MXDC was a good option. We selected this place for a valentines night dinner and ended up being overall satisfied. We selected from the valentines menu and got the paella to split. It’s was slightly more dry thank expected but good flavors nonetheless.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My boyfriend uses a wheelchair. The dining room is down three steps. After letting them know we had arrived for our reservation, we were led back outside, down to a separate door through a hall to the back door of the kitchen where we wound through the kitchen area to the dining room. Seriously??!!! This is 2017. The building was remodeled in the last few years and it is not reasonably accessible. I typically take my money elsewhere on principle but didn’t want to make a fuss on Valentines Day.

And we did not know dinner was only offered as a pre fixe. Over priced and nothing special. Servers were kind and attentive, but we won’t be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food came out in under 5min when we ordered, it was clearly sitting in the back pre-made and just tossed together. Quality was mediocre at best, certainly not up to the typical standards of a Todd English restaurant. Honestly I didn't have super high expectations going in, and even those were not met. So many better places you could go for Mexican in DC. AVOID

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, server took a few minutes to greet us, but was very attentive.

TravelFreaks (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Interesting, diverse, fresh and inventive menu, and wonderful margarita's made for a nice dining experience. The restaurant has a great vibe and the staff were great at checking in with us, etc. Opportunities for improvement: The price point is a bit steep. More than $10.00 for a one avocado sized helping of guacamole is too much (though in their defense it was very, very fresh). The kitchen was also overwhelmed with a large number of pre-theater diners (our group of four included). Given that the National Theater has the restaurant at the top of their recommended dining establishments, AND a Broadway Smash was playing, management should have really known and anticipated the surge. For us, it meant unnecessary long delays in receiving our food. Overall, the place has promise....especially for those seeking a different (and improved) type of Mexican cuisine experience.

KevinC (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was a great place to eat before the show at The National Theater. It was in walking distance. We had a reservation for 5:45 and were seated immediately upon arrival. The restaurant really got packed while we were there. The pace of the meal was very good. The food had very good flavors. The margaritas (we got the cadillac) were just right. We definitely will go back.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

MXDC had incredible tacos for a great value! Server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu

TextCrash (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Somehow I thought it would be...better? Or more Mexican maybe. I don't know. It was good, but I never need to go back. It struck me as oddly unmemorable. And the beer list was not good. There is no reason anymore for any restaurant, let alone nice ones, to not have a great beer list.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Just when you think you have tried all versions of Mexican Food, here comes MXDC. I enjoyed the creative style. The flavors were amazing and the cost was great! A bit cramped (tables were too close together) but I understand trying to maximize seating and lighting was a bit too bright for my liking. But overall, I enjoyed it. I would go back. Perfect place to eat before a show!

Beth25 (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a great experience at MXDC. The food was pretty good and for a great price! I love the option of mixing and matching the tacos and they were the perfect size. Great atmosphere !

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great tacos and shrimp ceviche!