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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

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (27)
Good for a Date (25)
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Creative Cuisine (21)
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Fun (19)
Casual (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Tapas (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Spicy (10)
Romantic (8)
Authentic (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
People Watching (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (5)
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Cozy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Happy Hour
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·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 4, 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 !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great tacos and shrimp ceviche!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Nice atmosphere and the food was terrific. The scenery was also very enjoyable

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food and drink were good but the noise level was insane. We could not manage to have a conversation (at a table for dinner, not the bar.) Having to crane over the table and shout to be heard robs the meal of the enjoyment of the food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Limited vegetarian/pescatarian/vegan selection. Found the non-meat tacos very bland & not much to them. There are better Southwestern/Mexican “upscale” restaurants downtown for non-meat eaters.

Very good service - particularly for DC.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The ambiance is great for dates and get together with colleagues. The noise level of the restaurant was quite loud during lunch on the lower level. I switched mine upstairs to the high tables where it was easier to hear my colleague. Great food and service. The food wasn't stellar, but the service was great.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 29, 2018

MXDC is a great spot for happy hour! It has all the pizzaz you expect of an urban DC bar. Variety of seating options and a nice bar to look at, if that's your preference. Food and drink specials are reasonably priced for happy hour and they even have happy hour twice in Saturdays. Service was good, but inconsistent. Possibly bc I was a small party, but I never knew who my waiter/waitress was. The is upside is multiple ppl checked on my party and anyone who was asked for assistance was able to provide it. The food was good, but it did not come out hot even though there wasn't many people there. I had a margarita that was quite tasty and strong enough to count as a double.

Overall, I would definitely go back and I recommend it to others.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything we tasted was delicious. Both my wife and I loved the Jicama Salad. The staff could stand to be a bit more social, but don’t take it as them being rude, just saturated. Some of the drinks had a strange aftertaste. I’m being very picky. I just wanted to be as specific as possible. You have to try this place if you’re seeking Mexican Cuisine. They even have Molé!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great Margaritas! And Tacos... would go back again!
Also- Brussels sprouts were on point!

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We got there just at opening. Waiter was awesome. Food delightful.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Looking for upscale Mexican without upscale pricing than MXDC fits the bill. The menu has something for everyone and every selection was delicious . The Branzino and Salmon were prepared with beautiful and tasty seasonings. the individually prepared guac was fresh and very tasty. Traditional Mexican dishes like tamales and tacos were also perfect. The service was attentive and fast. Great food, Great service = great time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, looks like it’s great for happy hour. Good service and drinks. Wasn’t super impressed with the menu...but my food was good. Just nothing to write home about.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Yummy food, fantastic service by the team- Alejandro was our server and was awesome! Great spot to dine before going to the National Theater...

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Spicy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good was great. Carne asada taco didn't have much flavor but the short rib was delish. The salmon entree was fantastic. Only negative was my waitress brought the check out while I had a full drink in front of me. She didn't ask if I wanted another one.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Steak was cooked perfectly for tacos. Chipotle corn was amazing. Everything was delicious. Fun atmosphere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

It was a prefect pre theatre dinner and location. Would definitely recommend and go back if in the area again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was my second visit, but my first at dinner. Really enjoyed the jicama salad and the hongo (mushroom) tacos. Was a bit loud, and tables are a bit close, but was a lively atmosphere and expected it from prior reviews. Arrived at reservation time and told they might need a few minutes as someone was just leaving. Took just a few minutes as promised. Service was helpful, with an offer to answer any questions about the menu. My water glass was refilled multiple times. Food arrived at a nice pace and was quite tasty. Overall, it was a nice meal at a nice place. I'd definitely return.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised with the restaurant. It is located a few short blocks to the National Theater so it is an ideal location for a pre-show meal. The food was spectacular particularly the Huegos & the churros for dessert. Chicken enchilada was simply divine. We’ll definitely come back the next time we see a show or come to downtown DC.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We were in town for a night and found MXDC through OpenTable and it did not disappoint. The food and sangria was delicious! Highly recommend the Pollo Enchiladas and Carne A La Padilla. The 3 variety tasting option for the tacos is also a great way to taste the delicious flavours of tacos MXDC has to offer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We were visiting the city. Food prices appeared a little high, but like I said we were not from DC. Plates were attractive, if light on the portions for the price.

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Best value was Happy Hour! Bar food and drinks were good!

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food and beverages were very good, however, we felt unattended and the rushed

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This is not Taco Bell! Our server was very professional and yet warm and open. He described huitlacoche in a way that made it a lot more appealing. Very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was excellent & the food was to die for! I’m in The culinary field so I can be a bit picky & this met my expectations

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was solid. Guac was kind of small...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

While we enjoyed the drinks, the food was truly tiny portions for the prices. I also thought everything was sweet, which was strange given that I got tacos. Unfortunately, we also were seated on the balcony area, which only had one waitress and one bartender, and they were overwhelmed. Overall we enjoyed for a special occasion, but I don't have any need to return.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Went here after the Arlington Wreath Laying on a Saturday afternoon. It was relatively quiet. Food was very good and the sangrias were very tasty and we recommend them. Service was fine, but nothing special. We would happily eat here again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Spicy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

What a nice surprise. I have been walking by this restaurant for three years and never went in. The lunch menu was just the right size: not too many choices, not too few either. I ordered three different tacos for ($12) . Each was delicious and nuanced. The waiter was very friendly, efficient but not overbearing. Unfortunately, we did not try any of the alcohol offerings.

My only complaint is the incredibly high noise level. Our "table neighbors" were the first to complain about it and THEY were the loudest! Only because of that, I will hesitate to return... or arrive at around 1:30 p.m.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

First time, very nice from the beginning to the end! Hostess, was staff, etc...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Spicy, Tapas, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Servers were all very friendly. We lucked out with a booth in the corner or it would have been difficult to have a conversation. Loud. The food was tasty, decent selection. We had the octopus ceviche which was way more onion than octopus, but still delicious. I had two white sangrias which would normally knock me off my feet. I didn't really taste the wine at all...

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was great, very friendly service. Overall a thumbs up!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options
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