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Rosa Mexicano - DC

4.4
5042 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Authentic
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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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
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Phone number
(202) 783-5522
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Antonio Contreras
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
F Street NW
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Parking details
Valet parking available daily for dinner only. Garage parking available Monday to Saturday as space permits.
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Public transit
Gallery Place - Chinatown
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Special events & promotions
¡EL DÍA DE PASCUA!
Easter l Sunday, April 1st
Mexican-Spiced Easter Celebration featuring our Mixiote de Cordero and Pescado a la Veracruzana, y mas!

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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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

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.

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Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Come Fiesta at Rosa Mexicano!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat mom to our Mexican-Inspired Specials at Brunch or Dinner

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 5042 People Are Saying
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4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 14 hours ago

Very good service wish i could say the same about their food. Carnitas had no flavor...but I find Mexican food in DMV lacking.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

If there was the option of putting no stars, I will totally put that for the food. This is because it was not that great, falls below my expectation. Also, there was a weird smell of sweat in the restaurant. And definitely overpriced for such quality of food.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

The quality and taste of the food has decreased tremendously. The service was also poor. It took over 30 mins to get our lunch.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was over cook and really just not good. High price for low quality. Very disappointing.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Our table was 45 minutes late so we had to eat crammed at the bar, which was five people deep. It was a madhouse, and so loud we couldn't hear each other even though we were practically standing on top of one another - totally unpleasant.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

We were looking forward to a fun night before a concert nearby and made a reservation at Rosa even though we had many choices booking early. When we arrived, our server asked us if we liked mild, medium, or spicy guacamole, even before taking our drink order. Then we were brought a large cauldron of guacamole, which unbeknownst to us, was over $15. We also ordered the shrimp quesadilla to share, which was horrible and almost inedible. These two items and 4 margaritas, ( which were brought to us in small water glasses at $15+ each) cost us over $100. One of the worst meals ever. Never again at Rosa.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had frozen mango margaritas and they were delicious. The server came by often to check on us and I appreciated that. The food was very good and seemed to be made authentically. We arrived at 4:30 on a Tuesday for dinner and it was very quiet. By the time we left at 6:30 pm, people were standing three deep in the bar, every table was full, and the lobby was impossible to navigate. You definitely need reservations for this restaurant and I wonder if they can seat people on time as the evening goes on.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Guacamole was fantastic. The dish I ordered (Braised beef taco) was not good. It was dry. But I would be willing to try something else before making a decision to not come here again. Service was GREAT!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a terrible lunch. Every single thing was over cooked and dry. We did eat at 3:00 so maybe we got the leftovers of lunch, but for a $100 lunch for 2 adults and a kid with only one drink... not worth it.

On the plus side, beautiful ambiance.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great meal before concert.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic service all around...
Addie and other servers, in the bar area, aims to please her customers

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The homemade guacamole there is the best - like best guacamole I have ever had

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Had a great dinner! Server was excellent. Get the guac - you will not be disappointed! Margaritas were super strong - no complaint there! Great value for what we got.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The whole evening was great. We are already scheduled to go back next week.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Nice seating outside. Guacamole was great

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Came here for Saturday brunch. We were seated promptly and our food was awesome. The skillet cornbread was to die for. Atmosphere is laid back so be sure to leave plenty of time to enjoy.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food and drinks were excellent. Our server did take a little while to come back to us but our interactions were very pleasant.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We enjoyed our table and the atmosphere. The noise by the bar was excessive as one large party seemed extremely loud so we were happy to be seated by the front window away from the noise.

Service was spotty. The waitress did not come over frequently unless we called her over. The table side Guacamole was great, but the entrees we just ok. Seemed a bit over cooked for a few of the orders.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Love the margaritas, guacamole, and chips and salsa.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fabulous authentic Mexican. Guacamole made tabkeside is ace. Great margaritas. Server was fabulous. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

the food and service here are both spectacular. you can't go wrong.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Friend had found a table near the bar. It was towards the end of Happy Hour and things were very energetic. Had to ask for everything from chips/salsa and a glass of water to ordering and paying. It was busy but the waiter lacked luster. The brisket tacos I had came with a lot of spice heat. Not much balance. Margaritta was chunky and not evenly blended. Maybe table service is better?

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good food and drinks located right across from the Event Center. Even without a hockey or basketball game, the place was packed and loud. I think it’s a bit overpriced, but the amount of business they had would suggest others may not think that way. Service was okay.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Hostess staff were very friendly and gladly held our luggage while we ate

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Guacamole was awesome. Tortilla soup was so so

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great guacamole!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent choice for a birthday celebration. Great location and perfect for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful. Nice and clean. Good was very good and nicely priced. Beers are outrageous. The only bad was the hostess could not find my reservation because she could not understand my name.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had dinner at Rosa Mexicano during our visit to DC. We chose the restaurant because of the reviews it had. However we were very disappointed with the restaurant. We felt the service was terrible and the food wasn’t very good at all and extremely overpriced. The chips and salsa were great but everything else was terrible. It was by far the worse meal we had while we were in DC. Don’t waste your money.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Overall the food was good. I have not been there in awhile. It was a very full restaurant and the service was attentive and prompt. I found the portions, compared to the many times I have dined here, to be a bit skimpy, on the small side. We needed to order an additional guac order to accommodate 4 persons which was unusual. The other portions were also smaller than recalled. Perhaps it was the fullness of the restaurant but it is always busy and I do like the energy that gives off. I will be back but not running.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Tasty brunch selections, attentive wait staff, right ocross from Chinatown Metro stop. What's not to love?

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We ordered gauc which was amazing. The entrée took so long that they offered free dessert. I wasn't a fan of the way the fish was cooked, however my boyfriend was. The dessert was amazing. If I went back it would be for drinks, apps, and dessert only

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were a party of two. Our waiter was nice and we kept our order simple; we ordered two of the same thing for drinks and dinner. My mother was brought the completely wrong dish and the dish I received was not crispy as described; it was soggy. The food tasted good enough, however, it wasn't a top notch experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very good food and service. The lady's restrooms were dirty.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Noisy and slow service.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This is my new favorite Mexican restaurant in the city! I'm vegetarian, and my friend and I got the veggie fajitas (they were called something else, but that's basically what they were) and the Hongos (mushroom) tacos. Everything was delicious, and it was so much food! We only wish we had more people with us to justify ordering the tableside guac, which looked amazing but like way too much for two people. Fun atmosphere, too. Not too loud, but it was a cool scene and you can't beat the location off of the Gallery Place metro. Overall, highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Good food and lively atmosphere. Excellent service and welcoming reception.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great, fresh food and drinks. A DC favorite!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Traffic was very poor, we were late to our reservation. We called to let them know, but they gave our table away. We ate in the bar. All of this would have been fine, except the two hostesses were incredibly rude about missed reservation. We explained how we left at 5pm from our NoVA home, and before we could finish explaining the hostess cut us off and said she was too busy for stories. Have been to this restaurant probably 100 times plus. Have never been treated so rudely there or anywhere. Traffic happens. Not their fault and not mine.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

They serve the best guacamole I've ever eaten -- make fresh right in front of the table. Highly recommend.

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