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Rosa Mexicano - DC, Washington, DC

Rosa Mexicano - DC

4.1
4.1
5882 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican

Directly across from the Capital One Arena, Rosa Mexicano has been serving classic Mexican cuisine for over 20 years. Try the famous guacamole, prepared tableside, & sip a frozen pomegranate margarita while enjoying the festive, stylish and comfortable ambiance.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 783-5522

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Wilmer Carcamo

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, pre fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d'ouvres, etc. For Large Party Reservations, please contact: Jennifer Gladsden, jgladsden@rosamexicano.com or 202.783.5522 for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    F Street NW

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available daily for dinner only. Garage parking available Monday to Saturday as space permits.

  • Public transit

    Gallery Place - Chinatown

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,882 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great nachos and guacamole!

  2. PR

    PhillipR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A little pricey, but so worth it!!!! Excellent experience!

  3. MS

    MelodyS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and excellent service in a really nice but casual place. Steps from gallery place metro.

  4. C

    Craig

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best table side Guacamole anywhere!

  5. LM

    LMReynolds

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We always love dining at Rosa when we get to visit D.C.!

  6. RM

    RobM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Out with family. Good experience food was good also

  7. JW

    JamesW

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Service was spotty and inconsistent and it was not a busy night.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    👍🏾 it was a great time for my wife and I

  9. M

    Mary

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great meal on appetizers. Perfect on a perfect-weather Sunday.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Didn’t get seated until 25 min after our reservation

  11. J

    Jojo

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent guacamole! Great margaritas and flautas. Will be back!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food recommendations and excellent service

  13. P

    Peal

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Drinks and guacamole are both great. The food was not hot, disappointing.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    They didn’t have the churro French toast - which was why my 9 year old picked the restaurant

  15. CC

    ChevyChaseout

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Menu is varied and interesting but the carnitas were...bland.

  16. B

    Bobbi

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, food, location! I like valet parking also1

  17. WW

    WW2OT

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Mexican food and an upscale operation. Loved the chicken enchiladas with the mole poblano sauce. Can’t find those at most Mexican restaurants. I’ll be back for more soon.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We did make our reservation. We called and told them on a recorded message we were running late. They sat us right away which we appreciated because the restaurant was very busy because it was right before a Capitals game. Thank you for still accompanying us!! Food was excellent! Lisa Rice

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Will was an amazing big server, the managerial team was top notch, and our food was tasty. The minor issue we experienced was eclipsed by the staff’s professionalism. I’ll definitely go back.

  20. L

    Luigi

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Authentic Mexican food upscaled with regional varieties.

  21. AS

    AnitaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food was good and the chef did a nice job of accomodating my wife's dietary needs. Our guests were very pleased, as were we.

  22. S

    Shelly

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelente food

  23. MB

    McBob

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rosa Mexicano DC always delivers. It was super busy but our waiter Javier did a great job taking care of our table!

  24. KE

    KEM63

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We waited a bit longer than I think we should have had to wait for our reservation however it was very very busy. Once we were seated the service was excellent.

  25. JM

    JMJr

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Waaaaaay too loud, could not hear table partners talk. Too few wait staff for busy time before Caps game. Lost order delayed our meal service and did not have time to finish our meal in time to make the game (arrived at 5:15 to make a 7:00 game); but at least the manager made it right by reducing our bill, which was appreciated.

  26. PS

    PapaSmurf

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We were disappointed that our drinks arrived after our entrees

  27. MP

    MaryP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious. Love your place!! I always enjoy eating in your restaurant and bringing new friends to sample your fare!

  28. RP

    ReneeP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The service was just ok and the crab enchilada had a very fishy taste. I also was able to try my friend's steak quesadilla and the small sample I had contained a lot of fat.

  29. R

    Rick

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The place was a mad house in the lobby. Even with a reservation we waited 30 minutes to get seated. The lobby was so crowded it was impossible to walk around. Once seated the service was very slow and when the food was served it was warm to almost cold. I’ve eaten here many times and this was the very first time I have seen the place in such out of control. Very disappointed in the experience.

  30. KA

    KevinA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We had reservation for 7:00 pm and arrived at 6:50 pm. When we checked in the host said it would take 15 minutes to get us a table. The 15 minutes went by and we still did not have a table. I asked the host and he said the table was being cleaned. In the meantime he kept giving tables to other dining guest. My wife asked him why it was taking so long to clean the table and he said he could not kick out the people at the table, so we had to wait. She pointed out that he was seating other dining guest as they came in and we had a reservation for 7:00 pm and it was 7:30 and we did not have a table. He said we made the reservation online, so if we wanted a table we had to wait. With that we left the restaurant. At 7:49 I received a text that out table was ready, 49 minutes after the reservation time. I did not know there was a difference if you made the reservation online vice calling the restaurant. If that is the case then why bother with OpenTable?

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall2food4service4ambience4

    I made a reservation back in January for my wife and myself. Got there at 6:25 my reservation was at 6:30. We saw how people that came after us was given a table then came a woman saying to the manager I called from the metro for a reservation , you asked me to be here at 6:45 , table for 4. To our surprise she and her party were seated a few minutes later. What a disappointment , now we know not to go to Rosa Mexicano .

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    Overall a nice experience. The usual, over price food.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our waiter, Javier, was fabulous. He was attentive, knowledgeable, polite and did not rush us. Food was good as well as ambiance.

  34. LD

    LindaD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    We love coming here when in DC but the noise level is too loud to have a conversation.

  35. KS

    KSholas

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Everything was delicious & the service was wonderful.

  36. BS

    BethS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I love the food here. We went in before a Capitals’s game and it was packed - no surprise. I did have a reservation so we got seated promptly but it took awhile for our server to get to our main course order. When our meals did come they were lukewarm. They evidently had been sitting. Since we were in a time crunch I dint send it back. The food was still good. The guacamole and drinks were great. I’ll be back and chalk this up to how but they were.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The Tablones I received was a very small portion (especially for $34). There was meat on approx 1/4 of the bone. And of the “meat” about 1/3 was just fat. I can understand fat on a spare rib, but for such a small portion and a $34 price tag, it was too much. Perhaps if the whole rib had meat and quarter was fat, that would have certainly been more acceptable.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Surprisingly we went during a busy time-Caps game and the staff was very accommodating. Fast but great service. Will definitely go again.

  39. DD

    DonnaD

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great restaurant to go to before an event at the Capital One Center. Food excellent - the pomegranate margaritas are exceptional. Table-side guacamole delicious.

  40. s

    sharonj

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great Guacamole as usual...Service was great..I selected the pork belly which was not a favorite of mine..I have experienced several outstanding dishes here..this one not so much

FAQs

Rosa Mexicano - DC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 783-5522.

Rosa Mexicano - DC is rated 4.1 stars by 5882 OpenTable diners.

Rosa Mexicano - DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    F Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available daily for dinner only. Garage parking available Monday to Saturday as space permits.

  • Public transit

    Gallery Place - Chinatown

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Wilmer Carcamo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 783-5522

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, pre fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d'ouvres, etc. For Large Party Reservations, please contact: Jennifer Gladsden, jgladsden@rosamexicano.com or 202.783.5522 for more information.

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