Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

4.3
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2532 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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4.2
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4.3
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vipFoodaddict
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was fantastic. The food was incredible and authentic. Our waitress Miriam was amazing. We will definitely be going back and asking for her to wait on us again!

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KristenS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The food, the service, location are amazing. Great place, highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and the ambiance!

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1231423
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Probably one of the best Mexican restaurants in the area!

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JenniferM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing! Restaurant was super packed so Service was a bit slow but staff were very nice.

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Susanluvs2kayak
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiesta specials were delicious! The Hibiscus, Pomegranate ice tea was very refreshing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Overpriced basic kind of bland food. The margaritas were also kind of bland, like they were missing something. I only went for the all you drink margaritas during brunch.

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vipelaines
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maddie & Lupe are awesome

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DeniseR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was amazing and service was fun and professional

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LeahS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I believe the quality at Rosa Mexicano has decreased over the past 18 months. Their tableside guacamole is still fantastic! However, I was unimpressed by the dirty menu (salsa all over the pages from a previous patron) and bathrooms. Also, the entree was underwhelming—the skirt steak was cooked nicely, but the cheese enchilada was ho-hum and the sautéed peppers were overcooked.

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vipJaneybelle
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday Was fun but waiter was really hard to understand

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ElliotW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food and service. Good selection on menu. Often very busy. Reservations a must.

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Dalila
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really good food, however the server wasn’t very attentive.

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NightOut
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The food was good. Our sever was polite, but overwhelmed. He never even offered us refills on our drinks. The greet was rude to the point of being obnoxious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every bite, as close as the “real Mexican” food as it can get. Made me miss my grandmother.

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wifemomMD
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls weekend...seated as soon as we walked in. Promptly greeted by server. Drinks were quick, food was quick, good was incredibly delicious. These are not large servings but are completely satisfying. The table side guacamole is not to be missed. If we wanted, could have been in and out in 40 minutes but never felt rushed. This is at least our third visit here and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time dining here during CPAC at the Gaylord Center. Delicious guacamole prepared table-side, fantastic salsa with bottomless chips, and such an extensive list of entree choices. We all loved our food, and the margaritas are out of this world! Can’t wait until next CPAC!

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vipjgolf
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very disappointed. I’ve been to the Manhattan location a number of times in years past. The DC location was mediocre, at best. Menu selection very limited, only one fish choice. Preparation of main courses was ave stage. Limited side dishes. Wait staff was tuned out and slow.

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Ready2DineWell
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, service was excellent, and location on the waterfront is great.

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KatyM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service! Had a mix up with our order and our service quickly fixed it and the manager adjusted our bill. Very friendly staff and food was delish!

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DonicaA
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Me and my friends has a great time. The food and drinks were amazing and our server was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great group dinner experience. Told the waitress it was a friend’s birthday and they

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Diner20744
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Received the email that bottomless brunch was extended for Presidents Day. A real treat. Service was great, food was yummy, atmosphere was unrushed. Great opportunity for us to talk, laugh & enjoy the last holiday until May!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time going to Rosa Mexicano. The food and prices where great. They give you more than enough food. The service Fantastic. The vibe was fun and festive. I can’t wait to go back. They definitely get a 5/5 from me.

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easyeater
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

When we arrived we were seated but a waiter dint come to the table. After 15 minutes of waiting I had to stand up and go to manager and ask who my waiter was to get served. The food arrived fast but everything was too salty. Then they forgot my side order I ate the main dish and when I was almost done they brought my side after I had to ask where it was. I do not recommend..... portions are too small and attention to customers was horrible.

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BrendenF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Rosa Mexicana is a great place for food. It was Valentine's Day when I went which wasn't too bad considering the crowd. I had reserved 2 window seats for 8:15PM. I get there on time and they sit me in the middle of the floor right as you come in/leave the sitting area. I explained I reserved the seats on OpenTable and their response was wait and additional 30 minutes for the seats I reserved at that time. My guest was hungry and I chose not wait. We sat at these seats we were not happy with and would never choose. We won't be using this restaurant with reservations anymore due to the lack of detail. Food and service was great but the mood was dampened with an uncomfortable atmosphere.

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AnnM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, beautiful location, wonderful service! You can't go wrong

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ChrisB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

This was our first visit to Rosa at National Harbor. The best items were the margaritas and guacamole. I ordered the skirt steak and my husband ordered the salmon. Our waitress did not explain that the dishes did not come with any sides. The steak was not well seasoned and the sauce was bitter. A couple of peppers were placed haphazardly on the plate along with a soggy corn tortilla. The fish was supposed to come on a bed of kale and corn. Not only was it tasteless but it only included a few strips of kale and 5 kernels of corn. We left the restaurant unsatisfied after spending $140. Never again

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Brenda
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of my favorites. I eat here at least twice a week.

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vip0714
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Maybe because it was late night, food was not well prepared, drinks were good

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BillS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had a reservation for 8, arrived at 7:55 and were not seated until 8:30. No one at the front desk seemed too concerned. My reaction from that is that reservations are not respected.

We then waited over 5 minutes at the table. I asked two members of the staff who weren’t busy and they told me I was not at their table. Never did see a manager.

We have eaten at this restaurant before and enjoyed the food so much we “waited it out.” Food was much worse this visit. Very disappointed. The table side guacamole was not even made right and we were sitting asking the guy for no onions.

Obviously my last visit. Too bad because I gave them great reviews in the past. My assumption is they are more interested now in volume not quality.

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vipMDAJ
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Restaurant week visit. Nice table, great view. My steak was slightly overcooked but was still very tasty.

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Shelia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Guacamole was epic! Everything else was sub par. Service was very slow.

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PaulB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible view, delicious food and selection. Average prices. Service was exceptable.
Fresh Guacamole made table side

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food!

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JAM1234
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was awesome. Margaritas and my salad was good. Got an amazing seat by the window overlooking the harbor. Overall a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing tableside guacamole
Loved the mango margarita but wish it was stronger
Overall great meal!

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MariannaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and serviced was great. We enjoyed the food and the view. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who stays at national harbor.

Thank you
Marianna

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Sandy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't have to wait to be seated. Our waiter was excellent. He checked on us frequently, helped us with decision on what to order. Very knowledgeable regarding the menu.

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 2532 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.