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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

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (49)
Authentic (45)
Fun (41)
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Good for a Date (39)
Good for Groups (37)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Spicy (34)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Special Occasion (29)
Happy Hour (27)
People Watching (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Hot Spot (23)
Business Meals (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Romantic (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Live Sports (4)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and great service!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

love this place. food is outstanding, service is as well. a go-to when I'm headed into DC for a night out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

I walked and few friends took the metro from various locations. Located right across from the metro exit, so easily accessible. Even though Thursdays are big HH night, we had rez on Open Table and we were seated as soon as we arrived. The waiter was great and helped us with drink and food selections. The food was so delicious! Best, freshest guac ever.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Margarita was excellent. Chips and salsa very good. Guacamole is fantastic - definitely worth ordering. Entrees were good, but nothing special.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is so fresh! Everything was great, the nachos are quite spicy but still SO delicious

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Good food, sporadic service, inaccurate descriptions of food by server, meager portions.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always a great time at Rosa Mexicano! I highly recommend the sangria and shrimp tacos. Sooo good!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Many fans of the Washington Capitals hockey team were having a great (LOUD) time when I arrived. Thankfully, nice hostess found me a table where my friend and I had a least a reasonable chance of hearing each other speak. Food mediocre. Fajitas came with cheese melted all over them -- not what we expected. Fish taco had too much sauce on the top. Waiter was pleasant, but I don't believe he checked in once after serving the wine. Someone else delivered the food. I enjoyed being with my dinner partner, but the meal was underwhelming.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Need margarita pitchers drinks very small and filled very Nice and very expensive

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

The guacamole is amazing! The service was impressive and the food was delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Rosa is always a reliable bet. I haven't been here in a while, and I think they've raised prices in recent years. Not so easy to get an inexpensive light lunch. But the food is tasty and well done, and filling. Guac is always good, and a good variety to choose from.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Outstanding food and service. Great location. The ambience is conducive for a business dinner or for taking that someone special out to eat. The fresh quacmile is to die for.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Both our table and the table next to us did not get a Brunch menu, which ended up being a six dish list anyways. The Huevos Josefina was great, Eggs Benedict not so much.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Just great all around experience. Server, food runners and food were all great

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great location with big windows to see a lot of downtown DC. Table side Guac is to die for! 3 of us went and each got something to share, like the 3 beef short rib taco's, 3 enchilada's, etc. Don't miss the Mexican corn either.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant. I absolutely love it. The food and drinks are so good, the service is very friendly and welcoming. I don't generally like corn tortillas, but here I love them. I also don't generally even bother with rice and beans, but here I'm obsessed. The chef is amazing, I'm pretty sure you can't order a bad dish.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

La host horrible el servicio, nos atendió de mala gana y el servicio muy regular como aperezados y como no había mucha gente todos hablaban y nadie atendía de buena gana. La comida estuvo rica y el guacamole inigualable pero me ha ido mejor en NYC.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My only negative was that it took over 20 mins to be seated. With a 5:15 reservation and the restaurant quite empty, we were told to go to the bar and wait.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years eve

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

News Years Eve- stuffed into a small table - food and drinks were terrible. Service was worse. Waitress apologized multiple times but things just kept getting worse. This is my fourth and final visit. Save your money.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve - There was a pre fixed menu for $49 although I found it online advertised for $35. After hearing the hype, I was excited to try the food. This Mexican food is definitely not the best I've had. The Guac had no lime juice, shrimp we're dry, and my friend hated her enchiladas.

Service was great! Food just not what I expected.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Here with another couple for NYE. Expected a normal menu but was only given option of $49 per person per couple, which included appetizer, guacamole, entree, and dessert. Food was ok, portions were large and we were full after. Service was great. Alcoholic spirits were weak and overpriced. Overall for the $49, it would have been a better value if it had included one beverage.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very enjoyable brunch. Very good service, excellent food and drink. The guacamole prepared at the table is very good, as are the margaritas!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved our first visit to Rosa Mexicano. Our meal was absolutely incredible, and our server Silvano was excellent! We loved the tableside prepared guacamole and questions fundido. We enjoyed the flautas, quesadillas, empanadas and the tortilla soup. Everything was just so wonderful!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very attentive polite service. Absolutely delicious food and very tasty drinks. Authentic Mexican. On the pricey side but you get what you pay for. After a wonderful meal the only complaint I’d have was the flan tasting so-so (compared to the rest of the wonderful food).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Made reservations a couple months out to celebrate our Anniversary prior to a Caps game. Busy night (game night always is). Three people at the hostess counter, all focused on one confused customer. We waited in the busy doorway for them to finally finish. Once that was done we were seated quickly. Food was great, but service was slow—bordering on neglectful. But it was just our waiter. The table next to us had great service. I could chalk it up to a bad night, but I don’t think he’s very efficient. If we go again, we’ll be sure to sit in a different section.

Did I mention that the food was great? Ceviche Camarones and Quesadilla de Tinga de Res as appetizers . Pescada Primavera (that the waiter didn’t put in until *after* we had finished our appetizers (?!?)) was cooked perfectly. Portions are large. The salsa and the tableside guacamole had just the right amount of spice and flavor. We really could have gotten away with splitting one appetizer and the main dish and left very full.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Miguel our waiter was outstanding. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the overall experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My son and I like to have dinner before the Wizards game. Good food, specially guacamole is the best. Must stop place before the game for a drink and dinner. Good service. Highly recommend....

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Super experience yet again. Reliable and delicious.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Thought it was a bit overpriced -- $15 for guacamole, really? Good location, nice atmosphere, but unlikely to go back anytime soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our family had dinner there while on a brief vacation in DC. Wonderful table side guacamole preparation, great enchiladas, great flavor combinations. Definitely elevated above the usual Mexican fare. Very attentive service, too. I would highly recommend!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Spicy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food but prices are very high for what you get.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Sometimes the service is excellent. Sometimes the wait staff disappears, like when we were waiting for our Christmas Eve bill so we could go home. In their defense, the restaurant had several large parties. In our defense, we waited about 20 minutes with our food and drinks finished and the table cleared before someone finally showed up with a bill.
Maybe it takes 20 minutes to take the food and drink orders for another table, but maybe the staff that had cleared our table might have told someone we were ready to leave so a bill could be prepared.
We'll come back. It might not be right away as we look for a better ending to a night out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Love this place! Love the guacamole!! Always good!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was very poor for the price. Servings were small, quality was low, flavor was bland. I've had much better food at small "cheap" Mexican restaurants. The only thing that was acceptable was the margarita. I would not recommend spending your time & money in this restaurant.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, People Watching
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

My experience at ROSA Mexicano was not what I expected. When making the reservation I asked for a nice table for two (because it was my husband’s bday), somewhere next to a window. Upon arrival, they wanted to seat us in a back room that looked like a cafeteria, no ambiance at all. Aftter objecting and rejecting the original table they found us a better table in the front by a window.

Then the food was just ok, nothing memorable. Finally, the waiter asked if we wanted to see a dessert menu, we said yes, next thing we knew we were getting the check. I guess no dessert.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

I had ordered an item with an exotic ingredient to find out that they used the exotic ingredients name, huitlacoche, for the menu, but used ordinary mushrooms for the food. I was looking forward to trying something different and was disappointed by the lack luster dish that was delivered. Truth in menu must not apply to restaurants in DC near the theatres. Oh well, I just won't go back

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My son and Inarrived minutes apart and were seated on separate and distant locations. We finally figured it out with text messages. The desk upfront bungled it but no one seemed to care. Very sloppy.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Horrible experience. Service was terrible..seated and waited 10 minutes for someone to come by with water. Food listed was not what was delivered...ordered a quesadilla with peppers and onions and it came with cauliflower. The problem is not with the food it was just that this wasn't on the description of the food. Waiter also failed to refill drink order until 3rd reminder. Restaurant is right next to Capital One Arena and there was a game. The police lights in the street were quite annoying.

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