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Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

4.3
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2597 Reviews
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2597 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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RBmom
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Service was very attentive and nice.
Waiter was extremely difficult to understand his English. My family member gave up trying to understand them and diverted to me for help. They needed to slow down their speaking so that words did not roll together.
Food was tasty but average for Enchiladas.
Chips and guacamole were excellent.
Table was sticky, upon request they cleaned it with disinfectant wipes, it needed hot water and soap.
Bathrooms were clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was super relaxing, and the food was great, as always. I live almost an hour away, but it’s one of my favorite restaurants. I thought it was the perfect night out on a patio by the water with some great food and drinks shared with a good friend. Thank you!

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NikkiL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, I will definitely return. My friend and I thought the food, service, and ambience was great.

We sat outside and enjoyed the scenic view at the National Harbor.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing, however the host wasn’t very friendly, and the service was slow.

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elegantlady
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to go for great service, good quality food and fun. I thoroughly enjoyed our server, Elizabeth and the manager was on point. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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TomC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Not a good experience here this time as we’ve been to this restaurant several times before. Also very poor greeting by hostess who said they had no outdoor seating even though we requested that in advance with this app. She basically said requesting it didn’t matter. Later, we saw her take another couple outside to a table that opened up after they had been seated inside. On top of this, my wife’s meal had dried out chicken and looked
like it had been microwaved. Will not return here ever again unfortunately.

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JacquiseP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! I definitely plan to go back again! I strongly recommend making a reservation prior to going at least 24 hours in advance because they get booked very quickly especially the one in the Harbour due to the nice scenery. Perfect for taking photos inside the waiting area as well as the rest of my by the waterfall. Food was very affordable they have bottomless mimosas for $20 per person. Brunch options were really good with a twist on Mexican cuisine. I really liked the churro French toast it was amazing! As well as the taco hurevos which is also really good but You’ll need a side with it because it’s only three mini tacos

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Happy2bNappie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch. Food was good. $20 bottomless drinks was GREAT. We sat on patio & enjoyed the drinks & food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We waited for almost 15 minutes before I got up to find out who was our server. Additionally, the guac was runny and tasted funny. My entree and drinks were good can’t complain to much about that. Overall, the experience may have been better outside of the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Bad service & the food looked good but had NO flavor what so ever! Very disappointed

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vipPoonamS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Booked in advance . Gave us bad seats and all white people had the best view . Poor service . Never going back .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garlic shrimp entree was amazing. Great view of the water from the outside deck seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

My waiter didn’t check on us more than twice. Didn’t even offer me a refill. Very unsatisfied.

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imahtmoura
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tacos camarones was a bit spicy but the guacamole appetizer is so good and salmon is delicious. Don’t finish your meal without ordering the churros, they’re great!

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SiaB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Our waitress did not write down our orders, which were admittedly very plain. My adult sister wanted tacos with just beef, lettuce, and cheese on them, nothing else. However, the tacos on this menu are super complex— there is no “simple” taco. Every taco has many ingredients. The waitress didn’t understand this very plain request, so the first set of tacos was wrong. We politely sent them back. My sister then said, “Well, maybe if I order them from the kids menu, they’ll make them more simple.” She has sensitive gastrointestinal intestinal issues, so she tries to keep her meals straightforward. We also noticed that the beef tacos that came were made with shredded beef, not ground beef, which is more difficult for her to chew and digest since it is typically a stringy meat. So we took the incorrect order as an opportunity to change from beef tacos on the adult menu to chicken tacos from the kids menu. Again, she just wanted chicken, lettuce, and cheese. These tacos came incorrect as well, as the chicken was cooked in tomato chunks, which she didn’t want. We were not told this would be the case. When we asked, we were scolded for being adults ordering from the kids menu. We were not trying to get a cheaper meal, just a simpler one for a sensitive eater. Because of the scolding, we didn’t send the food back again. It just remained on the table uneaten and we still paid for it. The other meals were so-so; not the best Mexican I’ve ever had but a good outdoor view. I wish we would have had better service. It was extremely disappointing and we will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always at Rosas. We had a great table outside, the food was phenomenal, and our server was friendly, polite and had awesome recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We sat at the window while it was raining and ate! Very good experience!

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TamaraT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Guacamole was delicious. Covid protocols were in place; however, the women’s bathroom was nasty at 9pm. Paper towels and toilet paper was on the floor in several stalls. Unflushed toilets and a stopped up sink and another nonworking sink.

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went for a year anniversary and they never brought anything out . They wanted to kick us out after we had a reservation at 8:45 . They’ve said kitchen closes at 9 and said we couldn’t order

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! I had lunch on the patio with my mother and young son, we all enjoyed the food, the ambiance & the service.

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GiovanniB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Rosa Mexicano never disappoints. It is upscale Mexican food. Everything is fresh and flavorful. Prices are on par with other restaurants at National Harbor.

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BaldBeautifulOne
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chile Braised Pork Shank & Queso w/chirizo Fondito was AMAZING! Great view on patio for outdoor dining!

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Gabriella
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outdoors and felt very safe given the current circumstances.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my COVID birthday and had a great experience. We only felt comfortable sitting outside and they accommodated that despite the fact that you can’t make a reservation for outside. Our waiter was great and even comped a couple of drinks.

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chayk
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for family and friends. Great food, great service

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GinaE
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose this as our brunch spot on our weekend girls trip. Whenever we go back this will be our priority. Great margaritas and excellent food. Plating and taste was like nothing we’d experienced before.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrangements (via Open Table), 0 wait time, excellent service, excellent food, excellent view, and excellent restaurant.

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vipDaniB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. However, towards the end of our meal, a group of diners kept getting up from their table, moving about the restaurant unmasked. We brought it to the manager’s attention but nothing was done. It breaks my heart to say that I will not be visiting again.

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EleanorC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is great. Food was delicious and the view was so amazing. I would just suggest them putting out some off candles. Otherwise it’s great

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JohnB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to eat out again. Sat outside and found it very comfortable.

MR
MonicaR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

no. comments

Keep tables spaced 6 feet apart on patio

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall great experience. Outside seating not recommended on hot day but made up for it with great service and food

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Muffy8025
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Safe welcoming environment. Excellent food and superb service.

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RenateB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was my first visit. My friends and I really enjoyed it. The only issue was that the waiter seemed to forget we were there at times when we needed something.

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vipNotasgoodashoped
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

not my favorite of all the Rosa's - orders were all messed up - drinks and food; food was not as good as all the others and the menu selection was different as well

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good suggestions

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TametrishJ
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service ok food GREAT drinks good service...

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C141FLYER
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 30th Anniversary. Our waiter was great. Food really good.

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Jendayi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love the customer service and the food is bomb!

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BrendaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I never had a bad experience at Rosa Mexicano the margarita and guacamole only always has me coming back.

FAQs

Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 567-1005.

Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor is rated 4.3 stars by 2597 OpenTable diners.

Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.rosamexicano.com/store/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.