Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Overlooking the Potomac River, with views of the Capital Wheel, Washington, D.C. and Old Town, Alexandria, Rosa Mexicano is located in the center of the National Harbor complex. Just a short ride from the MGM Casino; a meal or a beverage on our patio or in our dining room offers guests sweeping views of our Nation’s Capital.
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What 2396 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.3
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joseph was our waiter today. He was a delightful individual! We will definitely request him as our waiter for the next meal. He’s the best!

OT
Montana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very loud, felt very rushed through dinner. Waitress was nice but did not help explain the menu. Was not able to have a conversation with my wife sitting 2 feet away. We asked to turn down the music which they did but it got loud again. I had dinner there 2 nights before and it was fantastic which is why we went back.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Super loud. To the point the server couldn't hear us. Also the server had too many patrons so she didn't have the time to really build relationship with any of her customers

M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing , great food.

N
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was an expensive meal. Food was ok. Guacamole was great

ED
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. Service food and ambiance. We were kinda surprised about the price though.

b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

it's a very nice restaurant, good mexican food and it faces to the Potomac River so we were able to see the fire works from inside.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Jessica was amazing!

2
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was mediocre and the prices were too high for what you get. So disappointed.

AF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding business lunch. Delicious food, friendly service, the guacamole connoisseurs loved the tableside preparation and presentation. Can't wait to return.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food, drinks are okay, service very good. but there is a lot of noise, it was a birthday dinner and I could not talk to my husband because he could not hear well, there was too much noise !!

AA
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place- first time eating there. I got the shrimp tacos and they were delicious. Also, the spicy guacamole was on point. I will definitely go back.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went on a Saturday night and had reservations for our family of 6 but still waited an hour to be seated. Hostesses were not very friendly. The margs and food were delicious and our waitress Elizabeth was great.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

‪@RosaMexicano at National Harbor has gone downhill since they opened several years back. Slow poor service Saturday night combined with cold food, & sky high menu prices just isn’t working! Regretted recommending my friends on Sunday who experienced worse. #DoneWithRosas ‬

J
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The ceviche was poorly made. The tacos were bland. Only the guacamole was good.

M
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The service is terrible- slow, inattentive, careless. The music was truly awful- so thumping loud we could barely hear each other and really annoying, literally like some kind of torture . The food is fine, but it’s not worth dealing with poor ambiance and service

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff. Friendly. Delicious food.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was sub par and too overpriced! Our waiter was terrible and barely acknowledged us let alone be a decent server

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was AMAZING! A little pricey but since it was so good, it’s all good!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I finally was able to eat here. The food were really good. The service was great and the guy who made our guacamole was fun. Thank you. I’ll be back again.

Y
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My food was not hot. My friends’ Foods were small for the price and were not so delicious.
The texture of the dessert cake was strange. We thought it was a mistake. The interior design was good and so was the guacamole.

SG
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is consistently one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. Every time we come to National Harbor, we make sure to eat here. The food is consistently excellent from cocktails to tableside guacamole to entrees and desserts. Service has always been great as well. And if you're lucky, you can get a table with a nice view. Servings are substantial so make sure to come hungry. If you have multiple people, consider sharing. I can't recommend this place highly enough.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elizabeth was the best from the beginning to the end. She was very knowledgeable and attentive. Laurie-Mar (manager, sorry if misspelled) she was amazing as well. The food was great. Hands down a great Mexican restaurant.

CJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Poor service, very slow. Food was ok, it has been better in the past. Asked for more drinks when our food came. But drinks didn’t come until well after our meal was done and we were ready to leave. And still charged for the drinks.

ES
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Forgot to seat us for our reservation as we watched a few others that came in after us be seated.

Waiter forgot to place the order for guacamole. Then forgot to place the order for tortilla soup. Food was good. There were some open tables. Wright it off to an off day.

LD
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa Mexicano is a staple Mexican restaurant in the DC area. This location is close and within walking distance of the Gaylord. The food is delicious with a wide selection to meet anyone’s palette. The guacamole is made table side and is a signature appetizer. Their chips are warm, light and crispy. Service is friendly and fast. Very enjoyable restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great view of the waterfront.

AD
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Overpriced- could have had better meal at chipotle steps away. The service was great, several recommendations were not good. Wife bit into several large chunks of chicken fat and didn’t eat anymore. My tacos were not great. Guacamole for $16 was a joke. Staff was good.

T
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Elizabeth, was EXCELLENT! She was able to recommend a dish that would be good for my food allergy and low level of spicy-ness. She even surprised hubby with a birthday dessert and candle that he loved and best of all — no singing from staff as some restaurants do. The good was DELICIOUS and prepared do quickly. The view was amazing. We will be back soon. Thank you.

MJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Rosa Medicano. The service and staff are fantabulous

D
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The “new” menu was terrible and the floor was in desperate need of being swept.

p
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good as always, but they changed the menu.

BG
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Everybody in my party but me loved their meals, my salad on the other hand had hair in it. Ruined the meal for me.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mediocre meal for the price. Would rather end up at a local Mexican joint than come back here. Service was good and the highlight was the guacamole, but the entrees and desert and drinks were just okay especially given the price.

BJ
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food had no flavor and burnt (chicken fajitas and plantains). The Sangria was unflavorable. The waitress was inattentive and not as knowledgeable of menu. The manager Mary was very responsive offered a free dessert and drink for the birthday person. In addition to removing one of the food charges. Uncle Julio’s is so much better and we will not be returning.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and experience was overall great!

FM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great team, great food

CG
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I read the other reviews but booked my corporate dinner here anyways - staying at the Gaylord for a conference and it was convenient. Incredibly slow service and cold food. I’ve realized this place doesn’t need to be good since no one comes back twice - constant inflow of new customers for conferences. Too bad.

JG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday. They were very nice ! Service was great and table was ready when we got there. We love this place. We always have fun.