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About Rosa Mexicano - DC

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.

575 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
BRUNCH:
Saturday & Sunday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

LUNCH:
Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Sunday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR:
Monday - Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cross Street:
F Street NW

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 783-5522

Website:
http://www.rosamexicano.com/

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.

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

Public Transit:
Gallery Place - Chinatown

Executive Chef:
Antonio Contreras

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
BRUNCH
Sat & Sun | 11:30am - 3:00pm
Churros French Toast. Enough said.

HORA FELIZ
Mon - Fri, 4-7pm at the Bar
Specially priced Margaritas, Sangría y Cervezas!

EL MENU DE CANTINA
Mexico City Cantina Fare
$8.5 Tacos, Quesadillas, Antojitos y mas – Served All Day at The Bar

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Private Dining

Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for affairs of all types, from large dinner parties and cocktail receptions to the most intimate of gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Janice Conner.

Rosa Mexicano - DC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Good for Groups (40)
Casual (38)
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Authentic (37)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
Spicy (36)
Fun (36)
Happy Hour (29)
Special Occasion (27)
Business Meals (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Hot Spot (24)
People Watching (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Romantic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Healthy (5)
Live Sports (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Scenic View (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Tapas (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Cozy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I was pleased to get a reservation right after our event at Capital One Arena. Booked the reservation just an hour ahead while sitting in the arena. I thought the prices seemed extremely reasonable considering the location. The food was pretty good. It’s a little nicer than our average Mexican restaurant and had its own take on some of the meals which was nice. My only complaint was my skirt steak was a little tough

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great place, will definitely return next time in DC

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We love Rosa Mexicana! The guac is always great, and the tacos are very tasty. I love the real corn tortillas. The margaritas are very good, too. The service is fast, makes it good for pre-theatre in Penn Quarter. And they are open after the theatre, too for great desserts.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was decent, not exceptional. A bit overpriced for what you get. Good location for attending events at the Capital One arena.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a busy Friday, with event across the street at the arena, but online reservation worked. Busy, lively atmosphere. Cocktails were satisfying, with a broad assortment of margaritas and beer. Service was attentive and helpful at all times without being intrusive. Guacamole is handmade at your table and outstanding. A must! Our dinners were good portions and drew raves. I had the Tres enchiladas, and the sauces were the best I have had anywhere. Will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service and food! Always enjoy going there!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Our first visit to Rosa Mexicano. We were celebrating a birthday. It was amazing, and we will definitely return. Service was exceptional and the food very fresh.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

I agree with others reviewers. Everything was okay, but too expensive for the quality of food provided. The staff was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

I feel like the waiters could have visited the table more. The server I had was very nice but it would’ve been better if we saw her more throughout the dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

It was difficult to navigate the menu with my dietary restrictions but I was able to find something I could eat and it was delicious! My husband liked his meal as well. Water cups were a little crusty and dirty but service was great and everything else went very well.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great guacamole, although for the price I would have hoped for a lot more. The cauliflower soup was fantastic but the chicken skewer dish was just okay. Chicken was a little dry and there was a lot of rice and not a lot of chicken.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

My team comes to town once a month, and we always enjoy the delicious food, consistently great service and drinks. We’ve been meeting here for a year. They love this place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Rosa Mexicano is our go-to restaurant for Mexican when visiting DC. The place is amazing and the food is to die for!! We especially enjoy when the kids work with the staff for the guacamole appetizer (my daughter is 16 and still looks forward to this). Remember to make reservations though... it is very busy!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent -- Everytime! Been here several times and it's always good food and good service. We go before Caps games and recommend reservations to be sure you get a table.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Arrived early for our reservation but we were seated immediately. Waiter was a little quirky. He "explained" the menu to us which we didn't need. We expected him to ask if we wanted cocktails (which we did) but he didn't do so until 5 minutes later. Another waiter tried to put a bowl of gaucamole in front of us when we hadn't yet ordered. After that, everything went smoothly. The drinks were good. My dish, Pescado Primavera, fish w/veggies topped with shrimp and mushrooms, was excellent. The fist was hot and cooked perfectly. My wife had the Alambre a la Mexicana, skewered filet mignon and chorizo. She gave it a good. Not a rave review though she did find the accompaniments quite appealing

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great location, decor and friendly service at the front desk. The food was mediocre for the price and our waiter was really inattentive. I recommend trying their location at the National Harbor if this restaurant is a must for you. The service and food were both much better. This was surprising to me, as I expected the Penn Quarter location to be much more popular.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Truly a wonderful place to eat. The food was excellent and the guacamole was to die for!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always have a great experience at Rosa Mexicano! Great service, delicious food, good times.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Decent food but rather expensive for the quality. Very busy and overworked waitstaff. I might go here because it’s conveniently located by there are much better restaurants for the price.

Tags: People Watching, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Hmm well I made a reservation for two, got sat by the small bar which got packed fast and spilled over into our table. Food was average "Mole Enchilada", look good but taste was bland. needed flavor to enhance the chocolate. Drinks we great. Service was great. not so much on table or food... A bit Pricey, Take away container could have been improved with a piece of parchment. I am very disappointed.. :(

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food and drinks were excellent. Server seemed more interested in pushing people through the process, wasn’t very attentive and forgot simple requests like salt/pepper.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Servers barely paid any attention to us

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was very fried and there really are not a lot of options.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was over priced; the only good thing was the Guac.

My chicken was so tough I could barley chew it.

NOT WORTH THE MONEY; WILL NOT BE BACK

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great location, a little pricey. Overall very enjoyable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Back room is much quieter than bar and main part of the restaurant

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food, service and waiter Miguel will return

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Hockey game

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great night out!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food and very attentive wait staff. I’ll definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very good food and service. We enjoyed the experience

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Authentic food and atmosphere made my dad feel like he was back in mexico like he was a few weeks back. I do wish they would offer their old salsa vs the new style.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very kind staff. Service was great. Their guacamole is wonderful. Really nice place for outing with family or friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The corn was cold.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had food here before we was looking forward to dine again but it was not a good choice this time I am very sorry to write this I won’t go there again

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Really crowded on a Saturday night, but a varied menu and good margaritas. The fresh-made guacamole is a standout.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Rosa Mexicano was a good choice for us as a pre-theater dinner. It is a convenient location not only for the theater but for a night out on the town. Good Mexican whether you are looking for meat, fowl or fish. There was a nice mix of spices to provide the right "heat". You also might want to try the fresh guacamole. I really enjoyed the flan for desert; give it a try! Overall, good food for a reasonable price & I'm a hard grader.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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