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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

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Happy Hour (25)
Fit for Foodies (22)
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Creative Cuisine (19)
Fun (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Casual (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Tapas (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Spicy (11)
Romantic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Authentic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 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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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 3, 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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·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 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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on December 14, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was great. We had paella for two. Very tasty, not too spicy, plentiful serving with lots of food leftover. The only drawback was that it was so noisy that my date and I had difficulty hearing each other. Not at all suitable for a quiet, intimate date but but great for a quick bite on the way to National theater. Very tasty food and very good service...very little wait for the food. All in all, a good time that we will repeat in the future!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was great but the service was slow. Took 20 minutes from the time we ordered our appetizer to have our meal order taken. Food took long to be delivered as well.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent as always!, I would only suggest that it would be good when you have carne asada to have a salad instead of just corn to balance the meat.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner here. Came for a 7:30 reservation and was immediately seated at a table for 2. Enjoyed the margarita list (get the habanero one)!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

This meal was a let down. I've gone before and always had the tacos, which I remembered being very good. This time I tried the enchiladas and they brought the wrong dish to start (though quickly swapped), my food was only luke-warm, and quite mediocre. Given the prices, I expect some combination of better quality or larger serving. It's also too loud to have a business meal with more than 2 people.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Nice place tasty food albeit small menu. Our server was bad- seemed annoyed and never stopped back after our order was taken, so no water repoured, never asked if we wanted 2nd drinks(we did), never asked about food-

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

MX DC had our reservation ready and we enjoyed a vary good meal with drinks and wine. The food was very good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent dinner and the paella was loaded with different meats. Good job on the Brussel sprouts as well.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

MXDC is always an amazing experience. This is one of my go to restaurants in DC; no matter why quadrant I'm in. Cheers.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Bar area is small, but nice. Overall good food. Somewhat disappointed with the quality - expected an A+ experience in terms of taste,etc. (note, my parents are Mexican and I have traveled throughout Mexico a lot...so I know Mexican food well). It wasn't bad - but wasn't as good as I expected from a higher end restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was mediocre to good but service was subpar. After delivering the food no one came by again until we were ready for the check. No one asked us if we needed anything (I would have liked some hot sauce) and no one asked us how the food was. When we left, we passed by four employees who appeared to be immersed in their own conversation, none of whom said anything to us as we exited. Nice sophisticated atmosphere with subpar service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was my 3rd time here but it was the 1st time for my friend here is what she said - I liked everything. Great service, good food, and good drinks.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Pre theater dinner with friends. Our waiter made several suggestions on our menu selections. We enjoyed!!! The chorizo guacamole was amazing!!! Definitely plan to return!!!

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Terrific lunch spot.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Was looking for a Mexican spot near our hotel. Perfect spot. I would love to recommend this to everyone.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great spot for dinner before a show at National Theatre. Good food, friendly service, great location.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had a nice evening dinner with family on a saturday night. Not to busy which was great. Food and drinks were on point, service was good as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We selected to come here before an evening at the Warner Theater and we are so glad that we did. The portions of food were perfect as you never want to be stuffed before sitting in a show for 2 hours. We had a couple of drinks, split and appetizer ( shrimp ceviche) and each had a main course. We were both very impressed with the meal and though full were not uncomfortably so. The hand made tortillas were like air....very light. All in all a delightful evening for a very reasonable price.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service at the bar!! Recommendations for dinner were right on point.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fabulous service that was able to accommodate some various last minute requests.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very lively place. Great service and great food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Way. Too. LOUD! Hubby and I were at a small table and we couldn't hear each other without literally shouting. Place was busy, and I felt very much just like a number at a table; waiter seated me then never returned to see if I wanted to order an appetizer while I waited. With the numbers of people it was impossible to flag him down.

Tags: Spicy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very noisy, tacos were great

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