Rosa Mexicano - DC

4.3
5597 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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J
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great margaritas although a bit pricey. La Unicameral is their version of the Cadillac margarita is just a touch sweeter. The Guacamole was smooth and excellent. Shrimp ceviche was good but a little too salty. Service was superb!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

We waited 40min despite having a reservation for 9 people. I have been the the Rosa Mexicano location in NYC and this location is several levels below. The decor and ambiance did not reflect the prices. Also, besides the guacamole, everyone’s entree was pretty lackluster.

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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious and service good. Very noisy and crowded. Best guacamole around.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Retirement lunch

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M
Columbus
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated promptly ; great service; really good food!

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LC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great experience overall! They even accommodated our four month old twins and their stroller and thankfully it was loud enough in the restaurant to drown out their squeals so they didn’t bother anyone!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were going to concert across the street ! So convenient and delicious !

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service! Got us in and out for lunch without any issues.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun environment. Excellent food

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had cocktails and appetizers after a concert Friday night. We mentioned to our waiter the concert was a birthday gathering to celebrate our daughter’s birthday on Saturday. We returned for dinner on Saturday. Apparently our Friday waiter remembered us and told our Saturday waitress that it was our daughter’ birthday. After dinner our waitress brought our daughter a complimentary dessert. Very thoughtful and our dinner was excellent.

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LV
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Very over priced for the quality of food. The queso was Brie like and the sangria tasted like watered down juice.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, our waiter was attentive and nice, the food was amazing, the drinks were great, and the ambiance was fun! We’ll definitely come back again!!

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l
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess was a bit upset when we asked to be seated near a window (only 2 of us). No smile and got very quiet while she seated us. Mind you, the restaurant wasn't crowded at the time we went. So, it shouldn't have been a big deal. Other than that, loved the restaurant and our server was awesome!!

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Meal was wonderful but very loud in restaurant... couldn’t talk to each other at the table!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner before concert

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DT
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

My wife’s fish was delicious. My carnitas were very dry. Ceviche was great.

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KT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty food just before a concert at Capitol Once Center. Always a good time-just be sure to have a reservation!

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DE
Washington DC
111 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding drinks, great good. Great service. Shared guacamole got the table- yum. All of us had s different entree and everyone claimed it to be delicious!

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WC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. Some of the best service staff in town. One of our "go-to's" when we have friends visit DC.

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SH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Get the guacamole. Great happy hour red wine special. Great location. Pleasant people.

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W
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanks to staff to arrange our 20 people table in a short notice - service is impressive.

Food is very delicious. Nobody made any complaint.

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v
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was poor and expensive, I just came back from Mexico city, and the food has nothing to do with MEXICAN FOOD, just a really poor imitation not worth the time and money.

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SW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Not the place to go for real, flavorful Mexican food. Guacamole and salsa were bland, food was alright at best. Great ambiance and drinks, food was not at all worth the $95 we spent for two (guac, two entrees, two drinks).

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BG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very good and we were in a hurry. Margaritas and table side guacamole both table pleasers for our group. Thank you.

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JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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DC
Washington DC
154 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy Rosa Mexicano - for brunch, dinner or drinks. Never fails us.

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L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with excellent food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved Rosa Mexicano. We came here to celebrate a birthday and they made the whole experience special. The food and service were great. It was also really fun that they made the birthday guest wear a big pink sombrero for when his desert came out. I will definitely be back.

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a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was a great experience. I actually been to the one at the National Harbor but I enjoyed this place better.

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AS
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stop here often when we visit DC. The guacamole is fresh and exceptional. Staff is very courteous.

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HP
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service with very nice ambiance. My pork was tasty but a bit dry. The noise level is pretty high.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely worth going to, especially if you have gluten problems. The menu is clearly labeled, which I always appreciate. Our nachos were incredibly tasty. Even the beef brisket they use in the nachos were well seasoned and our drinks were fabulous. Pomegranate margarita was tasty but strong.

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Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Great food! Great drinks!

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great.

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k
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food, ok service, louder than normal. When I asked for a box, one of the servers asked "for that?" Yes, for the 1/4th of my meal that was still on my plate and the leftover 80% of a guac order- because y'all failed to bring more chips as requested. Such a strange experience.

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PL
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Honestly, too expensive for what we received. What we got was good, but just overpriced. It's a business meal/expense report/hotel restaurant.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was awful

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was decent (although overpriced), but our service was terrible

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E
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and the service were great. It is noisy, which is understandable for such a busy place. The one complaint is that it was very hot in the restaurant. We didn’t ask for a table outside to get out of the heat, it was cooler outside when we left the restaurant. Not sure if the AC was out or if someone messed with the temperature.

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F
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Rosa Mexicano before we attend evening performances at the Harmann Hall. Last night was so lovely, that, when we finished the dance program at Harmann, we went back and had dessert and wine outside on the sidewalk. Wonderful.

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