Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

4.4
2139 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 19 hours ago
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

I wish I had an experience to share. I waited 40 minutes for my boyfriend to find parking, but he never did. I regretted buying sangria, even though it was good. I ended up having to leave before even getting to really try the food because he could never park the car. He called the restaurant and they said they would comp my drink, but I had already gotten my check and paid. I'm disappointed in National Harbor that we never got to have our dining experience together, all because they couldn't get their act together with parking.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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F
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

This was my 3th time going there, this time it was awful. We made reservations for a romantic Valentine’s Day. We waited one hour for our meal. The manager came to apologize because they were busy. He offered to discount our bill. So I can understand they were busy, but when our food came out, it was cold and our main course was the size of appetizers. The fajita had 3 pieces of chicken and 3 pieces of beef finger size pieces. The sauces were hardly one tea spoon. I paid for this $26, way over priced and not enough to fill you up. The chicken Lasagna it was awful too, it was the size of a small pancake, it was $24. We don’t recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, amazing food

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C
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I was not overly impressed with this restaurant. Items was over price, was not worth the cost. Waitress did not seem knowledgable about the menu.

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NB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I’ve been coming here for years and can’t get enough. Lovely decor and the food is always fresh and the margaritas are always perfect. Portion sizes are large enough to share. They definitely don’t skimp on them. It’s always more than enough for my partner and I to split.

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. Excellent, friendly, prompt service. The menu selection and price was very reasonable. The food was exceptionally authentic and delicious!

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MG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good customer service, food and environment.

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BS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great as per usual..the only complaint that I do have is that I let Open Table and Rosa's know on two separate occasions before the reservation date that it was my boyfriend's 30th birthday and they guaranteed me that he would get the birthday treatment and they completely forgot about it even with the special note and reassurance on their part that they wouldn't. Other than that..great food, service and ambiance.

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious; server was great! Food was delivered correctly and in a short time period. (We were on lunch from work.)

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S
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I went for resturant week so the menu was interesting. Definitely enjoyed their guacamole though. Will have to try their regular menu next time. Service was awesome! Overall was a good place!

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LF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Good food but not great. Rushed service even though the place was half empty. NIce place and great view at National Harbor location.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was friendly and knowledgeable of food menu. He made recommendation of food and drinks. He was very attentive to our table. Kid friendly.

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RA
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time diner, will be back

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon entering the restaurant, I was greeted warmly. The restaurant is beautiful overlooking the Potomac River, and the ambiance was inviting and beautiful. Our waiter provided excellent service with a warm smile and recommended dishes. The food was delicious! The guacamole is made fresh at the table and it is heavenly! I will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends!

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PC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, nothing great, but pretty good. The issue is the pricing for what you get.

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SC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place its my all time favorite mexican resturant up scaled if you ask me. Its way better than aleros, or even lauriol plaza I would live here if I could.lol

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SR
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

their Idea of medium heat food is off, 2 of the 3 of us had stomach upset (too spicy) for the next several hours, and they set us in the middle of a busy area, and there was more seating around the room, it wasn't necessary to put us in the busy area.
Even the Guacamole was hotter than anyone of us thought it should it should be! the food looked great, and plenty of healthy choices, our food came in a timely fashion, and it all looked great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed meal, better than I expected. Service was good but slow at time due to volume of customers. Staff was very nice and helpful.

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TR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with water views. Service friendly and attentive!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Yummy yummy good for tummy

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! Rosa Mexicano at the National Harbor never fails to have good food and great service, all at a reasonable price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
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
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service

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OT
Washington DC
5 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
9 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
3 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
3 reviews
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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