MXDC

4.3
1361 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Mexican
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 1361 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
o
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fine mexican food in a trendy but noisy environment.
Friendly service.

Report
Helpful
L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience and prompt service, which was nice because we were headed to a show at the Warner. My only complaint is that the noise level was out of control. We were quite literally shouting at each other. Please do something about the acoustics.

Report
Helpful
T
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The taco choices were great. A wonderful place.

Report
Helpful
DC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service I should say excellent. My water was filled up like 6 times. He was like eye balling us the whole time. The food was excellent as well. We got seated right away. I would come here any time I am in dC prices good also

Report
Helpful
S
Detroit
56 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is the best place for food and has the best customer service. I am so impressed that I would recommend this place to anybody.

The food is very delicious and everybody had a great time.

Report
Helpful
CY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks!

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

MXDC before a matinee at the National was a good choice! Ceviche was tasty, if a little different than expected, and the margaritas were delicious, but small.

Report
Helpful
BH
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting family and friends while in town. Our friends recommended MXDC. We were not disappointed. Cocktail, wine, and beer choices were excellent and the food is outstanding! Lots of big groups, so it was noisy, but hey, if you have a table for two it will be so very romantic!

Report
Helpful
LT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service. Creative dishes, delightful flavors with Mexican origins. Watermelon gazpacho...fantastic.

Report
Helpful
BR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and good service. Staff was friendly and very nice. Will come back!!

Report
Helpful
VH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad we made reservations as it was very busy. We enjoyed the margarita specials. The passion fruit was amazing. Would come back!!!

Report
Helpful
FC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for Cinco de Mayo so the crowd may have affected service and sound level. Overall the tacos and guacamole were excellent. Margheritas were on the small side. We would return.

Report
Helpful
t
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Chips tasted stale and both guacamole and entrees were a little bland. The waiter never checked on us or inquired how the meal was — only asked if we wanted another drink. We were ready to celebrate but the food & service were disappointing.

Report
Helpful
c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Didn’t like the service at all.

Report
Helpful
JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and delicious food. The staff was very attentive and nice. Would recommend!!

Report
Helpful
MD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Cocktails were great. Service was inattentive at best. Loud. It was too warm in the dining area and worse in the restrooms. Food quality ok, but in all, it was a meh experience.

Report
Helpful
JR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good, service all over the place. We were not even halfway through our apps when our mains were delivered, awkward. Server seemed indifferent and uninterested.

Report
Helpful
S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food. A bit loud to have a conversation with friends at a small table.

Report
Helpful
C
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and inventive. However, the noise level made conversation difficult.

Report
Helpful
KA
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, our server was very nice, and the ambiance was good. Thanks for the great time!

Report
Helpful
DC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food, reasonably priced and excellent service. However, it’s really loud at lunchtime and difficult to have a conversation.

Report
Helpful
KA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with great decor. The dimming lights make for a more private and upscale atmosphere. When we first were seated, the place was nice and quiet but they got completely full within the hour. Then it did get very loud quickly. However we enjoyed the vibrant scene. The food was great especially the enchiladas and salmon. We also got the guacamole and tacos to start. They have a nice selection of margaritas and my bf loved the old traveler cocktail. Great service, will definitely keep coming back!!

Report
Helpful
JC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food here, the service is great, and sangria saturday is the best!!!! Would (and will) 10000% recommend

Report
Helpful
AW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food at the restaurant was good, but I was disappointed at the limited selection of options for vegetarians. Despite the good food and the good location in DC, I won't return to the restaurant because the noise level was so high that I had difficulty hearing my dining companions, which greatly impacted my experience.

Report
Helpful
H
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Not a great first impression. Probably won’t be back.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful, space was gorgeous, staff was excellent. Cocktails were unique and delicious, we only had one, so will definitely be back for more of this dining experience. Thanks, MXDC!

Report
Helpful
AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Very expensive for what you get. Service also tends to be slow.

Report
Helpful
VF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and fantastic service!! We tried their brunch menu and it didn't disappoint. We also tried the bottomless mimosas which were very yummy.

Report
Helpful
J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was very quick and pleasant. My fish tacos were just not that good -- they were fried so hard I couldn't really taste the mahi mahi. More fried batter than fish. I've had better from food trucks. The thing that struck me most, though, was how small the portions were. I know my husband left still hungry (even after I gave him one of my tiny fish tacos). My 'eats-like-a bird' 13 year old daughter ate her entire adult entree and then asked if she could order more food. If we hadn't spent $102, it probably would have been funny.

Report
Helpful
OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very loud. The food was good but the portions were pretty small.

Report
Helpful
TM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I loved the unique dishes and the quality of the food. I thought the value was well matched to the plate size/food choices. Our service was fair primarily because it took a while to order and the bill was provided and the server attempted to pick it up 3 times before we paid (I eventually moved the bill so it wasn't taken prematurely). I was also asked what I wanted for my side dish and was charged $5.00 extra for the grilled avocado. Although I did not ask for this to be taken off the bill, I was still surprised it was implied it was a part of my meal by the manner the server asked me to pick a side when I ordered my meal. We stayed for dinner for approximately 2 hours and the noise level was energetic but we were seated in a quieter corner which was good for conversation. Overall, glad I went and would recommend but not necessarily frequent.

Report
Helpful
CJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place

Report
Helpful
TF
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

There should be mention of when and where happy hour is offered by host and on reservation site.

Report
Helpful
SC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience at MXDC. Good service and amazing food and drink- we'll definitely return in the future.

Report
Helpful
e
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I personally found the menu a bit on the limited side. The food was really good, albeit a little expensive. Excellent service, would recommend.

Report
Helpful
NB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too loud. People don't want to have to shout to each other to be heard.

Report
Helpful
NT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, but slow service and a very noisy environment. We couldn’t talk at all. Hard to get attention from the staff, we wanted to order a dessert, but our server never asked. My tacos and freshly squeezed juice were delicious !

Report
Helpful
TT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Overall it was just an okay experience. The portions were small, the food was okay, and it was expensive. Our server was not attentive. The food took a long time to make it to our table. The restaurant was busy but not pack yet you had to shout to talk to the other people at your table. I will not be going back.

Report
Helpful
KD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy Hour with friends to celebrate April birthdays! We had a great time!

Report
Helpful
B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very small portions, very loud interior. Not the ideal combo. The "three tacos" for lunch is literally the size of an appetizer. I won't be going back. But the food was delicious! Just not the best bang for the buck.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
35

Tweets by MXDC