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Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

1802 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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

Monday - Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Phone number
(301) 567-1005
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andre Meza
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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 for more information and pricing.
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Parking details
Public parking garage is available with rates of $2.00 for the first hour and $3.00 for 1-3 hours.
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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)
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Special events & promotions
Mon - Fri, 4-7pm at the Bar
Specially priced Margaritas, Sangría y Cervezas!

Mexico City Cantina Fare
$8.5 Tacos, Quesadillas, Antojitos y mas – Served All Day at The Bar
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 1802 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TravelingDean (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined a day ago

Interesting menu. Excellent Service!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Love the atmosphere, speed of service, and friendly servers!! I’ll go back soon!!

JosephY (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Overall very disappointing. Not the restaurant I remember.
We ordered the table side guacamole, and to our shock it wasn’t made table side. They just brought it out and put it on our table.
I ordered the stuffed chicken based on other reviews and I was really surprised that it came out dry and cold.
My wife ordered the shrimp quesadilla’s and they were awful. Came to table cold and were very weak. She noted that the Qdoba quesadilla’s are far and away better.
We will not be going back anytime soon.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The salmon was EXCELLENT! My compliments to the chef!

OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

I was there right on time for my reservation at 7:45 cause I had to be at 9:30 in the fare wheel for a ride that I bought before. The waiter didn’t come until 8pm cause it was so busy and I understand that, but the food took over 1 hr to come to the table and it was horrible; cold and the steak over cooked. Anyways we rushed to eat it (we literally just took a bite and we left). Of course it ruin my date and I missed the rest of my plans cause I got out to late.
This used to be my favorite restaurant I love their guacamole and the service. Definitely not going back anytime soon it makes me sad cause when people use to ask me what was my favorite restaurant I have always said Rosa Mexicano “the one in National Harbor”.

lizzy (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was ok. The food use to be better. The noise level of the music was too loud to hear the waiter. Several times I had to ask the waiter to repeat what he said.

OpenTable Diner (Tallahassee)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great place to sit down to eat. Would recommend the medium guacamole if you do get it. Mild tasted somewhat bland, the medium has a bit more flavor.

Avoid the table that is at the corner of the open floor area, foot traffic will surround you from all sides (like you are basically sitting in the middle of a hallway or sidewalk).

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great customer service, Elizabeth was very professional.

YogiBear1 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was good but not hot. It seems like Rosa has lost a little something. We were celebrating our 20th Anniversary and no one wished us a Happy Anniversary even though it was stated within the reservation. Just a little disappointing.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and excellent service!!! Will return again.

vipLori (Adelaide / SA)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I am not sure why you took the short ribs off the menu. Bring back the short ribs...

vipMauiann (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Awesome guacamole - and I don’t eat guacamole!!

Chicago (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Particularly slow service especially when the restaurant was not full. For example, 20-25 minutes after ordering our dessert which had yet to be served, we asked to cancel as we had to head to a show. Our response was actually declined. She brought the dessert, which included barely warm churros. Drink order was also incorrect twice. Food was very good, esp tableside guac, but overpriced unless you need to eat at the National Harbor for an event etc.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Celebrated my friend’s 40th Birthday and it was Restaurant Week as well!! Food and drinks were amazing and the ambiance and view were awesome!!

Flashygirl (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The two young ladies at the hostess booth were not welcoming at all. I said hello to them and received a cold look in return. That started the evening off on a bad note. Our server seemed irritated by our questions about food selections. He talked really fast which made it hard for us yo decipher which menu item he was making reference too. Overall it wasn't the worst experience I've had but not anywhere near a 4 star experience. I will not suggest this restaurant to anyone.