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.View Private Dining Details
The food was good. But the service was really lackluster and the music was really weird. Early two thousands linkin park and similar music is not exactly what you want to hear on a date.
I LOVED how aware they were of celiac and the requirements for SAFE gluten free food. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was fun and exciting, and the drinks were wonderful! Only negative is how loud the restaurant was and how close the tables were to one another. We felt like we were on a date with the couple next to us.
The food was fantastic, all but the beans. They needed some zest and salt. The drinks and service were also fantastic. I will definitely recommend this place to friends
The food was mediocre at best. The service was kind of rude. Tough to see this place thrive when there are so many great restaurants around.
Truly enjoyed ourselves. They will pack you in but this is ideal for people watching and the food and drinks were great!
Excellent Restaurant. More than we expected.
MXDC is consistently a great place to meet up for lunch -- great food and friendly, efficient servers.
Sebastian was wonderful — great service and recommendations!
Great place for a meal. Non-traditional Mexican cuisine. Really tasty food. Wish there was more space between tables. It feels like the goal is to pack in so many people that privacy is somewhat sacrificed.
Great-looking menu. Actual food is very underwhelming. Food is bland, as are the drinks. The paella for two had very few spices and very little seafood. Would not go back.
Great vegan tacos, and the meat eaters enjoyed their food too! The sangria was especially delicious.
We had an early dinner before a concert. Excellent service and cocktails. My husband loved the margaritas. Lots to choose from on the tapas menu. I would go back any time.
Awsome margaritas, properly made! Also had a great meal that was reccomended by the waiter. Love the place.
Great food, cheerful service. Too loud for any conversation except shouting
Went for lunch during the work week. Great value for lunch, considering other food options in the area. The food is outstanding, but service was a little slow so I wouldn't consider this place for the traditional "DC power lunch".
Was visiting DC from Jersey for the weekend and found this gem. Fantastic food and drinks, I would recommend to anyone who loves Mexican food and in the area, I would definitely go back.
Javier did a great job. Pork shoulder tacos were great. Guacamole and chips even better.
Serviced felt rushed. Food was bland and mass produced. Drinks were low on character. All in all the restaurant didn’t have much character and felt like it was trying to turn tables quickly without concern for cuisine or customer enjoyment.
Wonderful food, amazing music, great overall!
Food was mediocre at best service was good. Expected to be satisfied after eating appetizer,entree and dessert.
It was great. Ricky did a great job. I got the mild guac which was perfect as well as the three tacos--one was better than the next. Great space, good people, terrific service and food.
I've been to MXDC a few times now and it is always spectacular! I brought friends from out of town here to catch up. Our server Ray made sure everything was perfect, and Yorlenys checked up on us to make sure we had everything we needed. My friends were very impressed with the different flavors of margaritas. After dinner we stopped by the bar, and Tony helped us pick out some tequila to try. All of the food is amazing- the lobster guacamole is a favorite of mine, and I could eat their tres leches everyday! I will definitely be bringing more friends here!
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.
Guacamole and tacos were delicious. Drinks were great. Service was sufficient. Perfect for an upbeat Friday date night.
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.
Great place to go if you like Mexican food. Great options and the drinks are good
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.
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.
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
Great food, server took a few minutes to greet us, but was very attentive.
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.
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.
MXDC had incredible tacos for a great value! Server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu
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.
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!
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 !
Great tacos and shrimp ceviche!
Nice atmosphere and the food was terrific. The scenery was also very enjoyable
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.