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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (42)
Authentic (40)
Fun (40)
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Good for a Date (38)
Good for Groups (31)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Special Occasion (28)
Spicy (28)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
People Watching (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Hot Spot (23)
Happy Hour (22)
Business Meals (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Romantic (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Tapas (6)
Healthy (5)
Scenic View (5)
Cozy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great tacos, delicious sals and chips and well made cocktails.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food with good service in a good atmosphere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was very slow. Took us forever just to get a drink. We had to wait long periods just to ask for simple condiments.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I have been to the Rosa Mexicano restaurants in NYC and was curious to see how the D.C. compared. Well, I loved this location! As per usual, excellent guacamole and margaritas. Their menu consisted of full mexican entrees, fresh tacos, quesadillas, and delicious appetizers. We had the fish tacos and shrimp quesadilla, along with an order of guacamole, and empanadas. Everything was absolutely delicious. If you are looking for upscale Mexican food, the best guacamole you will ever eat, and a fun atmosphere .... this is the place. Once again I am happy with my experience at a Rosa Mexicano location. Thank you.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Love the tableside guacamole! I'm enjoying my leftover chicken mole for lunch today. It was great!

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

This past visit the guacamole - which is usually outstanding - wasn't up to par. My dish , which I also have had before, shrimp tacos, were also not as tasty. Maybe due to a different chef/kitchen staff? However, I'm sure we will return because we usually have better meals at this location in Gallery Place.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was good, although far too spicy to eat in some circumstances, even though the mild was requested.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

The Sangria was absolutely perfect. Chips and salsa were also excellent. Would highly recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good. Four of us ordered our meals. One meal was served 15 minutes before the other three. When we asked our server, she said the quesadilla was an appetizer (although it’s not listed under appetizers) and offered no solution. Nor when it was ordered did she inform us that that dish would be served before the others. Very disappointed in this.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Good blend of gourmet and Mexican Southwest. Loved the cornmeal encrusted shrimp tacos. Right across from Capital One Arena.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We go to Rosa Mexicano for the tableside-prepared guacamole. It's always fabulous! The entrees are also good, particularly the tacos, which are light and filled with surprising combinations.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Ate here prior to a Wizards game, the location was perfect, directly across the street from the arena. Fabulous margaritas and table side guacamole, shrimp tacos were delicious. Service was outstanding! We will come back again !!

Tags: Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food, great service. My only complaint is the noise level, it was hard to carry out a conversation across a round table meant for 6 people

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food as always. excellent guacamole made table side.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Last minute lunch stop with family. Place was jumping, and yet after waiting 10 minutes, we were shown our table. Great service and great food, as is expected at Rosa. Thanks for a great afternoon!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great choice for authentic Mexican Cuisine. The pomegranate margarita was really a treat!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Family outing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Rosa Mexicano is always a good spot. Food is fresh, service is good and price is pretty reasonable by D.C. standards. The location for someone who attends a lot of events at Capital One Arena is ideal and the wait staff always gets me out before the game. It's a place you really can't go wrong with if you like Mexican.

Tags: Live Sports, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Good food and drinks. Nice people. Best place to eat before Caps games.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved the decor. The appetizer, nachos de tres quesos, was big enough for a entree.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Before we got I received a phone call to checked on my reservation, the hostess was very helpful. We seat on the bar and have a few drinks, the bartender was friendly and always checking on us. When we got to out table, we order appetizers and they came quick, the waiter was very professional and friendly. Overall the experience was amazing, the food was amazing.

Tags: Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everyone was awesome. Waiter (Abrahán) was on point! Food was amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food. Too expensive for what it is, though!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My friend and I️ went to Rosa Mexicano after work before a show at the National Theatre. We made a reservation ahead of time, which was a good idea because it was very busy (which is expected for a Friday evening!) It was a bit crowded at our table, but the drinks and food were quick and delicious!

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The o my complaint I have is that our reservation was at 630 and we didn't get a table until 7. Not happy

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Was impressed that they were so busy, but we got seated, drinks and food quickly! Everything was delicious. Thank you!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Went prior to a concert. The location is convenient to the venue. Drinks and food were good. Service was great.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food but so loud we couldnt have a conversation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food is excellent--but the prices seem to have gone up yet again. It's quite overpriced, particularly for lunch. They have also cut some of their vegetarian options, so it's less appealing for a vegetarian. But again, the food is great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Guacamole was excellent as always. Entree was good. Service was terrific.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dinner was great. The service was awesome. The experience madefor an awesome date night.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very nice dining experience with my family!loved the food options and the drinks where well done

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Very expensive when compared to my hometown (Dallas, TX) Mexican restaurants. However, they have best mole sauce in the country!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent as usual. We know Rosa Mexicana from NY and we’re happy to know that it’s In DC. Food is delicious. Guacamole is the best. I had shrimp and the sauce was scrumptious. It’s convenient to the mall and next to a Metro station.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was not what we expected. The food were too spicy, more than the median for an USA Mexican restaurant. Do not try it's Michellada!! I can't describe what it taste to, very bad flavor. The portions are smaller than the average Mexican restaurants.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

very expensive for the food received. way too small portions

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Staff was exceptional

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I totally love this place. The spicy guacamole is to die for and come with "warm chips". Usually. For whatever reason, the chips were not warm. Asked for some warm chips. Got more of the same. Asked again.... still not warm. Not sure what the problem (warming lights not on/not hot) was but for whatever reason, the lack of warm chips left something to be desired. I REALLY enjoyed my spicy cucumber cocktail though.... and the Caps won!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Noisy, tasteless food, polite service, poorly located table, there are better and more vibrant Mexican Restaurants in DC

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