About Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

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.

153 Waterfront Street
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

DINNER:
Sunday - Thursday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR:
Monday - Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 567-1005

Website:
http://www.rosamexicano.com/

Catering:
Our Cactus room and Potomac Patio can hold parties for large groups and smaller more intimate parties. Our restaurant has gorgeous views of the Potomac River that make any occasion extra special. Off - premise catering is also available. For Large Party Reservations, please contact our Catering Manager, Maggie Nunn at 301.567.1005 or mnunn@rosamexicano.com for more information and pricing.

Parking Details:
Public parking garage is available with rates of $2.00 for the first hour and $3.00 for 1-3 hours.

Public Transit:
Metro bus line picks up from the Southern Avenue rail station, Indian Head Hwy & Southern Ave(DC line),Oxon Hill Park & Ride Lot and St. George Blvd. & Waterfront St. (National Harbor)

Executive Chef:
Andre Meza

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
HORA FELIZ
Mon - Fri, 4-7pm at the Bar
Specially priced Margaritas, Sangría y Cervezas!

EL MENU DE CANTINA
Mexico City Cantina Fare
$8.5 Tacos, Quesadillas, Antojitos y mas – Served All Day at The Bar

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Private Dining

Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for affairs of all types, from large dinner parties and cocktail receptions to the most intimate of gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Kaye Newsome.

Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (52)
Good for a Date (44)
Scenic View (39)
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Good for Birthdays (38)
Good for Groups (33)
Casual (30)
Special Occasion (29)
Fun (26)
Authentic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Spicy (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Kid-friendly (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Business Meals (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
People Watching (11)
Romantic (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

My previous meals were exceptional, this time however was very disappointing. I had to send my first margarita back and the second wasn’t much better. Very surprised by the poor quality of such an iconic drink!

Tags: Waterfront, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Nice family dinner before our daughter headed back to college. Guac is always delish, our server Dewey was great. Good food and good drinks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Decent food, but expensive and not better than food at other Mexican restaurants in the area. Lunch for 4 with 2 beers and 2 glasses of wine was $144 (including tip).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was delicious! I have seen reviews that comment on the price, but to us, it is worth it because of the quality of the food. The servers are all extremely polite and helpful and the food was fantastic! We had the tableside guacamole, queso fundido, and the chamorro. Fantastic!!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was great and it was a nice experience. We enjoyed our time

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Instead of the usual night out for NYE, my friends and I chose to celebrate with dinner and a small gathering at a private home. We thoroughly enjoyed Rosa Mexicano’s four-course meal option for the night. I had the salmon and it was grilled to perfection. Everything tasted so good. Not my first time and certainly not my last! The service and ambience were great and well exceeded or expectations.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I was very disappointed because when I made the reservation there was no information that it was a prefixe menu only. I found out about it when we checked on at the restaurant... we would have not gone there if we knew this because it was overpriced. Service was below average - our empty margarita glasses littered the table all night... my food came out cold....

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food and service was wonderful HOWEVER we were not told when making the reservations that they had a special menu. Menu was $49 pp and my husband and I didn’t come prepared to have a 4 course meal. They told us at the front door but on New Year eve, we wouldn’t be able to get into any other sit down restaurant so late. So although the food was good, it was not worth $49 pp. Based on the normal menu price, we would have paid less paying for each item. -(they gave us the wrong menu at first which had prices )

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love coming here when we stay at the Gaylord every Christmas! Look forward to it each time and we’re never disappointed! The carnitas are excellent!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding service and food. Atmosphere was very good and with OpenTable, there was no waiting.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was pretty amazing. Table side service to make the guacamole which was absolutely delicious. The food is pretty authentic; so if you have kids who like traditional mexican food (without the spices) then be weary/mindful. But definitely a great spot for adults.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome food and service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was great! Best Salsa I’ve ever had!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was extremely slow. Asked for kids menus multiple times, but never received them. Drinks took a very long time. We sat for 45 min before ordering. Our food was all very greasy & under seasoned. Server seemed flustered & overwhelmed. Was inattentive. The kids rice, beans, & veggie quesadillas were all to spicy to eat - and we like spicy food. The side of roasted cauliflower was nearly raw & cold. A disappointing experience for sure.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was great and good was delicious! We would definitely recommend this restaurant to any one looking for authentic Mexican food! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the staff was friendly. We were served our food very quickly despite the restaurant being busy! Everything was fresh and the portions were more than enough. Come hungry ...there will be plenty to eat and be sure to order the tableside guacamole!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Another great gluten free meal at Rosa Mexicano! The gluten free options are great, the staff cares, and they have gluten free chips and salsa! A Celiac can't find that at every restaurant. Awesome time and delicious food!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing meal! There wasn’t one bad thing about our visit to Rosa.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Known for their pork shank

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The restaurant was very busy. And our server was in the weeds (had too many tables at once). The food was Luke warm and the presentation was terrible. Our server seemed very rushed. I was a little embarrassed because I invited my whole family for dinner. However, I've been to this restaurant many times before and had a great experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Overall the low rating was due to the food , food was expensive and the taste was simply okay for the cost. I would rather visit Chevys ....

Tags: Vegan, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have had Mexican Christmas Dinner every year for the past 10 years at this restaurant. The family loves it and we will continue this tradition in the future.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

#hasbeen is the best set of words for this place. The decor, food and service have all had their day-and are all now bland! #hasbeen

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We've been to this location a number of times and we have never been disappointed. Excellent service, very friendly staff and outstanding food. The table side guacamole is a must to start off with! Margaritas are too shelf and they have a huge tequila selection. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had reservations here, got there about 20 min early and my family and I were seated immediately. Loved that. The ambience of the restaurant was very nice. The food was good my children enjoyed there dishes my husband wasn’t as impressed but he is picky. This place is rather pricey for a Mexican restaurant but that’s to be expected given the location. I would come back our waiter was very attentive and personable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The made to order guacamole is fantastic.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We were out for a Girls' Night and were very pleased with the service and food. The noise level was a little high, but not something the restaurant can control. Our water was pleasant, friendly and very attentive. We will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Spent half the time looking for our waiter. Could've been a more positive experience

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful meal- their corn tortillas are amazing. Big recommendation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The Tres Enchiladas and street corn are amazing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

They need one person hostess to seat customers not three or four! Be more hospitable & professional and greet your customers with a smile so they will want to come back for your food.Bad service will drive local customers like me away since there are so many great restaurants out there. Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, People Watching, Spicy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Had a great time- cycled there with friends and they let us put our bikes in the closet. Very helpfu!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Awesome top shelf drinks! The table aide Guacamole service is the best around. You won't have a bad time

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Surprisingly good Mexican food for the DC area. Excellent service and great drinks. The restaurant also worked with us when we needed to change the reservation time. I would be happy to recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good food and a good dining experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Disappointed with food, drinks and service. Does not compare to other Rosa’s we’ve been too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Warren, our server, made our meal with 3 children enjoyable. He brought their drinks quickly, talked to them directly, and explained the menu and drinks to us. It is a noisy but fun place, and the food is great - we ordered two servings of guacamole!

Tags: Spicy, Great Beer, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Had my wedding anniversary hete. Great food i love to mood the music fit the setting and all of a sudden i am in south america. Really nice

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This time we were visiting family in Washington DC, we really enjoyed Rosa Mexicano every time.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Good food, good service, nice pace; the birthday brownie ala mode with a shot of tequila was an interesting surprise!

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food was overpriced. If I wanted to pay $170 for four people I would have enjoyed sending a bit more i.e. $230 and dined at some other fine-er restaurant. The service was weak at best. I felt like I was at a place where servers don't really care for my dining experience. Never going back to Rosa Mexicano. I would have spent about the same at Oyamel and actually had good Mexican food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always a treat! I couldn’t ask for anything more. I love everything about this restaurant. We were seated immediately, chips and salsa came out almost immediately after we were seated. Our waitress followed shortly after. She was attentive, but not annoying and the food was amazing as usual. It’s a little bit on the pricier side, but I don’t mind because everything is top notch!

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