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About Rosa Mexicano - DC

Directly across from the Verizon Center, 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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

From pumpkin soup garnished with pomegranate and toasted pumpkin seeds to a turkey dinner with your choice of mole poblano or traditional gravy, this Thanksgiving Day, leave the cooking to us!

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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

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (44)
Authentic (39)
Fun (38)
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Good for Groups (33)
Good for a Date (32)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Great for Lunch (24)
People Watching (24)
Spicy (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Hot Spot (22)
Business Meals (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Kid-friendly (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Romantic (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Tapas (6)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Cozy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, beverages and service! The restaurant atmosphere was lively and most of the patrons were smiling. We would definitely eat there again.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Spicy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fun but LOUD restaurant- delicious food - service was a bit slow as they were very crowded but great waiter and tableside guacamole!

Tags: Spicy, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good food. Loved the shrimp ceviche to share as a starter and the stuffed pepper was excellent. Good service and busy with good atmosphere but moderately noisy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We went for a special occasion in the evening and the restaurant was moderately busy. Our server was excellent as was the food. The problem began after we ordered desserts. My girlfriend and I ordered a Mexican chocolate cake with an exquisite Khahlua whipped cream and a raspberry guajillo sauce. When the cake arrived, my girlfriend noticed that the cake was missing the whipped cream. She called our server and asked him where the whipped cream was. The server ran back to the kitchen to inquire what had happened. He came back and stated that the kitchen informed him that the whipped cream had run out and they though the customer would not notice. We then asked for a manager. The whipped cream mysteriously appeared later as we were finishing our dessert. My girlfriend tried to address her concerns to the manager (Javier), who coldly responded to her: "I took it off the check". My girlfriend also made a complaint about the conditions of the ladies bathroom and that it needed to be cleaned. He blankly stared at her and went away. He never said I am sorry and and did not apologize for the mishap with our desserts. Truthfully, our server would have made a better manager...and Javier...well he would be better off not working in the food industry.

We were not looking to get a free dessert, we came for a pleasant dining experience and service. The food isn't cheap either but that was expected along with the service that should come with that, and of course the location - in the heart of Penn Quarter. We left with a disappointed impression of Rosa Mexicana and felt let down by it's lack of attention by management staff to remedy a kitchen mishap. A simple apology would have made this a whole lot better.

We also emailed Rosa Mexicana about our experience a few days after this incident. They never responded. So I guess it wasn't important along with their customer service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Margaritas were good but ultimately very expensive for what you get ($15 each for patron silver and equivalents). Guac had good texture but lacked flavor. Entres were also a little too heavy, stomach wasn't very happy afterwards

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We dined in after a Day Of The Dead celebration at the National Portrait Gallery. I️ ordered the Pre-fixe Day Of The Dead menu. The empanadas were amazing. Everything else was ok.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Good one, food tastes authentic Mexican and service is the best

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The guacamole is so amazing. The carnitas was also absolutely wonderful!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Very good! Good was delicious and wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Good was good, not great, as far as latin restaurants go. The guacamole made fresh in front us was good. We got one spicy and one mild. I stayed with the spicy. Was very good. But never enough. I got the fish tacos. They were quite small, and because small a bit messy. But the fish was crispy and texture contrast was goid. Flavors were quite nice. The fried corn was also taste.
Rice and beans were set on the table to share. They were not very good. Beanscwere very pasty and dry and rice was not hit. They shared the same bowl which made it difficult to gave one and not the other.
Prices average.
Service friendly but slow to refill drinks
Ambience was pleasant with lots of visuals to look at.
I may not choose again unless I have few options to choose for latin food.
There are many latin restaurants that exceed this standard , but not a bad place.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We like their margaritas.
The food is very good.
The beer selection is a bit poor, and comes as either bottles of commercially available type, or a can for $8.5 of "artisan" beer, which does not justify the price.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We dine at Rosa’s in National Harbor 2-4 times per month. This was our first and last visit to the DC location.
The food had no flavor and the service was horrible.
The DC location needs to take lessons from the National Harbor site.
Rosa’s is one of our favorite restaurants, but we will never visit the dc locations again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The guacamole is made fresh right at your table. So delicious and fresh. The food options are traditional Mexican cuisine to very unique fish dishes and more. I enjoyed my margarita made with my choice of of alcohol (Patron silver). It is a bit pricey for Mexican food. It was also quite noisy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Not what we expected,food was so so and my husband couldn’t even finish his food and he would not come back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food and the service was terrific. The vegetarian options are limited, but the ones we had were outstanding. As always, the guacamole is excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was awesome as always. They seated us in the middle of the family with kids section with food all over the floor and little kids who were somewhat well behaved but not always...it was an irritant and a distraction for a nice quiet brunch. There has to be a way to address this so one can better enjoy the great food and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Every visit is a wonderful experience. Food amazing, staff endearing and just the right amount of friendly energy. This visit was a night during the horse festival at the Verizon center so a lot of horse fans and owners. Delightful.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were in DC at a conference and decided on this restaurant because we’d had great experiences with two of their restaurants in New York City. Everything we ordered here was ‘meh’—underseasoned and definitely not worth the high price tag. The service was ok. We were seated at a small table and they left us with menus that we had to put under our plates while we ate our appetizers, so we felt very crowded. Our server was reasonably attentive though we had to ask the person who brought our dinners to remove the basket of chips so we’d have room for our plates. Honestly if the food had been better none of this would have mattered. We would have had a tastier meal down the street at ShakeShack.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is one of my favorite places. It has great Guacamole, and a variety of interesting and authentic Mexican dishes, not just your tacos, burritos and Tex-Mex. While it is very big, it is also very crowded and popular so reservations are recommended, especially where there is an event at the Verizon Center. It has a lovely atmosphere, big bright windows on the street on two sides, a jumping bar area and some private rooms for parties. I like their chocolate mole enchiladas so much that I took pictures of them and plan to serve them dish at my wedding.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, People Watching, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food and service were awful. Ive been there before, and it was good, so I guess they were having an off day.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Few options for kids. Pricing was a bit high for lunch.

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