Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

4.4
2117 reviews
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Mexican
In 1984, Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine when it first opened on the upper east side of New York City. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a "new" cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano's menu features a range of award-winning signature dishes, including our Guacamole en Molcajete, in a traditional lava rock mortar. Described by Time Out New York as "green ecstasy in a stone bowl," it is prepared table side and served with house made chips, warm corn tortillas and condiment salsas. Rosa Mexicano is also known for the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita, as well as the stylish and festive ambiance that includes an illuminated water wall.
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. Our waiter was awesome and accommodating. We enjoyed the evening.

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SP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

For National Harbor, Rosa Mexican is a bargain! We had a party of 6, and the bill came in at just under $160, and every one was pleased with their selections! We have a variety of tacos and heartier dishes, and left very pleasantly full! We will be returning.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and ambience were all great! An excellent view of the harbor is a plus!!

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K
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great waiter who found ways to make our two year old happy!

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CD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The women at the hostest stand was so rude to me and the other employees. Complete nightmare

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JH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, delicious food and a FANTASTIC server! We sat in the bar area and were lucky enough to have Maddy as our server. She is awesome - recommends delicious foods, remembers what we like (either she has a great memory, or we go to Rosa waaaay to often) and is an overall fun person. I highly recommend this restaurant. #bestrestaurantever

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LD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I love this restaurant but not on a holiday. Please call ahead to make sure they aren’t doing a fixed menu. My girlfriends and I went for New Year’s Eve. Worst expirence we have ever had. $50 per person and we didn’t like the starters, so we didn’t eat them, the entrees weren’t the best and were small, the desert was not the greatest. In my opinion if your gonna charge $50 a person a least give us more to choose from. My girlfriend asked if she could just get all chicken and they told her no, so she ended up giving me her her steak while she ate the small 4 pieces of chicken it came with with a tortilla. We were all disappointed and felt like it was a waste of money.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, food quite pricy for the quantity you receive.

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JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

rosa mexicano in national harbor is good...however not always consistent. our food sat for a little while before it was delivered to us so that was unfortunate. however they have excellent table-side guacamole and even after sitting the food was pretty good.

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CA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Poor service. Good food.

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JK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I have enjoyed all of meals (3) at this location. The table side guacamole (not spicy) for me is an excellent starter.

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Had the tableside guacamole and salsa along with some ordered meals. The tortilla soup and salad my friend got looked tasty. As did my grandma's braised beef tacos.

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EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best guacamole hands down. Fabulous service too.

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PT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

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FM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove more than 2 hrs to get to this amazing place to have a "Real Mexican Food Experience" in the USA

We will definnitely come back several times !

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Enjoyed the location and food was excellent.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great time and dinning experience!

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C
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

It was really cold outside and where we sat was in the direct pathway of the wind and front door. Every time the door opened we got a frigid burst of wind. Also this is a Mexican menu with no classic fajitas?

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mole sauce is excellent

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V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food left much to be desired; the food was bland and did not satisfy any of us. I ate there when it first opened and it was much better. The guac was still good though.

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ML
Key West
63 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Table side guacamole is very good, Food overall is fair, at best. For our table of eight, we tried a number of different dishes, chicken and fish for the most part, and no one was impressed. Have visited before and this was far and away the worst.

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SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always excellent! Service was good overall

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We made reservations well in advance and arrived 15 minutes early but were offered the only table in the place where you could not see the fireworks. They refused to serve my 22 and 25 year old sons a drink because their VA Drivers License are vertical and not horizontal even though they are not expired and clearly show their birthday. The food is average with limited vegetarian options but the prices are high.

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SO
West Virginia
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas visit to the harbor. Food is outstanding! Guacamole is so good! My wife hates it usually from other places but ate a lot of it. Very great experience

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s
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yearly dinner with ICE show.

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OT
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very popular lunch spot. Authentic dishes, Well prepared and presented.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was AMAZING with our 18 month old. He offered to put in his food early, without me having to ask. He was prompt with his food, knowledgeable about the menu, and made great recommendations.

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We waited 30 minutes for our table. That was disappointing

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BS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks and many authentic dishes.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was fantastic but the service was just ok. Things seemed disorganized and not well put together.

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DH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with excellent service. Always enjoyable for lunch.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! The guacamole is to die for!

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JF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful day at the Harbor! Great guacamole dip and fajitas!

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SM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Service was ok. Restaurant seemed to be very dark.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service

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b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was less flavorful than the the food served in the NY branches

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner while having friends staying at the harbor. Elevated Mexican food ... delicious.

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N
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere was very nice. Service was good. Food was ok. Servings were small and two of us had shrimp meals and were disappointed with the quality/size of the shrimp. Overall, ok experience.

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AW
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we've been here. Food is great. No need to think twice about it, go for dinner, you won't be disappointed.

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