Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

4.2
2854 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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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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Experiences

  • Restaurant Week Prix Fixe Menu

    Jan 17 - Jan 30, 2022

    Join us for Restaurant Week Winter 2022 in National Harbor from January 17-30! Prix Fixe Lunch $25 + Dinner $40

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2854 people are saying
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johnw
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really enjoyed the food and the waiter was quit friendly

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jamiel
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good as usual and I always get the signature drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing ! They made guacamole right at the table and I loved the selection of brunch drinks and the fact that you could choose from them all for bottomless. Will definitely visit again

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COLAKA
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All around great. Wait staff awesome, meal great and the managers came and checked on our experience

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CandyC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Would have preferred not to get brunch but that was the only menu offered. I thought at 1pm on a Saturday we’d have a choice of menus.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Celebrated my

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Photography conference

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vipPGDJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy myself at Rosa!!

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DCpatron
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All dishes were prepared very well. Waitress was prompt and polite. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and drinks. Also a great view. Brunch specials are the best in the area.

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joningoglia
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here. Excellent service, and the best food in National Harbor!

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vipJillian
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was great, but the service was not. Also did not like that you had to pay extra for chips and salsa.

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TiaJ
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The Service person at my table didn’t want to sanitize the sticky table as we requested 4 times. Reservation was Tia Richardson 1:30pm. The wood table and floor was filthy. We weren’t given menus and were told the brunch menus was it. I asked twice more and then received it. Food was amazing but service was not. I was at the hard wooden table next to the booths. We were also rushed after being given a menu just 1minute prior. There should be more service training. We were been rushed to leave when we didn’t ask for the check. It was given although we were still eating.

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KierraC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is great. the brunch is amazing. I would def recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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RosaS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food3service3ambience4

This is our third time here. Food was delicious the first time, but the past two times the food didn’t meet out expectations. The rice was overly seasoned with paprika & cumin. I ordered a cheese quesadilla for my son and received two small quesadillas (street taco size). Not worth the price!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience5

I made reservations for the NYE dinner after seeing a promo email. The promo said that the $67 per person dinner would include an appetizer, entree, side, dessert and champagne toast (where legal). I figured this location would be able to provide the toast. My actual dinner was a $15 appetizer, a $23 entree and $7 dessert. This is much less than $67. No side or toast included. I’m not sure why we paid $67 for the NYE dinner at this location. I was able to make the reservation for 10:15pm and my booking says that the table would be reserved for 1 hour and 30 minutes. I felt rushed to leave as staff mentioned that the restaurant actually closes at 10pm. I would not have planned my entire evening around this had I known. I feel ripped off.

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vipjdrob
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Was a bit disappointed with Rosa Mexicano. It’s been a while since I’ve visited but the service was not good this time around. Took about 10-15 mins to have the server greet me once I was seated. Once my drink and app order was in, server took a long time to come take my entree order. When I finished eating, the server did not check on me and bypassed me multiple times waiting on tables around me when I was clearly done eating. I had to flag him down to request my check.

As far as the food, they did not have my desired cocktail so I had to order something else. The guacamole was delicious as always so that was a positive. The enchiladas were good. The street corn was tasty but cold.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very nice and funny. He made the experience great. The food was very good and quickly served despite the amount of people. o

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JamesK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

very good food.
Menus were dirty/stained/sticky. This detracted from an overall very good experience.

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Brit
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Brought our two children and everything was great. A nice place to get a great meal while being kid friendly.

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Lovetoeat
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Lovely, chic atmosphere. Table side guacamole was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Christmas Eve dinner, often looking for the waiter. Also barely any steak in my steak quesadilla. Guava margarita had large frozen chucks & very very tart. However the mango margarita on the rocks was good.

Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for spending Christmas eve with us , as well as your feedback on the experience. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the Mango margarita.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday lunch it was great food and service. No acknowledgment of birthday by staff even though it was noted in the reservation.

Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for spending your birthday lunch with us! we look forward to seeing you back before the next one.

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EnDeeGee
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The food was good but service was dissapointing.

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clairef
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Guacamole got smaller not worth the price. Presentation if desserts was lacking. Waiter wasn't that attentive.

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vipGloriaC
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great! Love the food here at Rosa Mexicana!

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JEnniferB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice afternoon lunch. Menu is not extensive but gluten free items are marked and that helped us. Kids enjoyed it too.

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vipVegasDon
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Thing are challenging right now with a shortage of people & that was evident. Our server was hustling so we appreciated her effort. Guacamole is always great & brunch was solid just slow…

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FancydiNer2521
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went there for brunch. Even though we had reservations to the main dining room , the males in my party wanted to sit where the tvs were, which is by the bar. This is a first come first serve area. Do not sit in the first come first serve basis area/ bar if you have expectations of service because the service is inconsistent/ poor in this area. We had a server that was struggling with his section and we noticed he did his best so we don’t blame him. It’s the “nature of the beast”.
2 of our dishes were not cooked properly and the presentation was sloppy for all of them. The guacamole was very good but we had to wait sometime to get chips. The brunch deal is good so we give points for that as it includes a lot drink options.
The location of this restaurant is lovely.

Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for the feedback on your brunch visit. Please do not hesitate to let a manager know if anything is not to your liking . We look forward to seeing you back soon.

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monaf
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service . Dirty classes . I'll never eat at this location every again

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MeredithF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was not the best. Though the restaurant was crowded, we were often looking for the server to order, refill drinks, get the check!!! Not an excuse.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guac was amazing, great location, amazing food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughter’s birthday lunch! Everything was awesome.

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StephanieA
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food were amazing. Very crowded for it to still be a pandemic. Lighting is very dark as the sun goes down.

Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor
Responded on December 16, 2021

So glad to hear the food and service were a hit with you! we look forward to having you back again soon , an please keep an on us as we remodel the restaurant in the new year! Jason

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vipMikeB
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Mole sauce

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StevenG
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We're dined here numerous times and always enjoy our meals.

That said, we thought the service was a bit off this time. Our server was a little less than friendly and seemed somewhat annoyed by some questions about the menu one member of our party had.

It took an exceptionally long time to get our guacamole and it wasn't prepared tableside, even though we saw that being done at other tables. Our server just came over with a molcajete already filled. It was delicious though.

Overall, minor issues in the grand scheme of things, but enough to stand out based on prior visits. We would still happily return and continue to recommend the place to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location of Rosa Mexicano is easily accessible. Although parking rates have increased for National Harbor garages. The food was delicious, especially the table side guacamole, made to order exactly as requested. The grilled shrimp was extremely tasty. Service was relaxed and well paced.

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BarbaraS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. We normally go to the New York location and National Harbor did not disappoint. Lovely decor for Christmas time!

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Magnum
Orlando
57 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall good, but not as good as pre-Covid. We didn’t get guacamole prepared table side and thought it was because of Covid but then couple next to us did get table side preparation. Churros were wet and greasy

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You can order delivery directly from Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor using the Order Online button. Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor also offers delivery in partnership with 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 4.2 stars by 2854 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.