Urbano Mosaic

4.3
39 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Contemporary Mexican Fare in the heart of the innovative & urban Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA. Brought to you by Common Plate Hospitality.

* Please note that outdoor tables are NOT available for reservations, we will be happy to accommodate you outside on a first come, first serve basis.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 39 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Chips felt a little stale. The service was just okay. Food took a very long time until it arrived at our table. When the food arrived it was hot and fresh. However, it was no better than your average Mexican restaurant. They had a good playlist though.

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Ella
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait was not long at all, the food was amazing, the waiters were super nice and were always checking in on us.
Food came out pretty quick, food was hot when coming out. The vibe inside the restaurant is great, it’s an amazing environment. I love this restaurant after coming.

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Debra
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food. Steak and shrimp fajitas were delicious! Guacamole fresh and huge margaritas. Rosa Mexicano was booked up. So, now we found this neighborhood gem at Mosaic in Merrifield! Great service! Nearby boutiques.

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JoeL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and drinks very good. Menu a bit pricey and somewhat spicy.

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trish
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside and the music was quite loud, plus the song kept changing every few seconds, which was weird. Would love to be able to chat more and listen to music less - otherwise very great experience!

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vipCara
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great margaritas, great service, great food. We love it!

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vipFoodie7
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time customer. Great food. Will return.

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Francesca
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was good and the server was really nice. The manager was rude about us wanting to sit outside (rolled his eyes etc.) I guess bc it had rained earlier that day and he didn’t want to dry a table off.

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BillD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! First time eating in a restaurant since the pandemic began and this was just the spot to do so. Our waitress Nicole is exceptional. Food is delicious and all special dietary requests met.

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Caleb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The quality of meat for steak fajita was not good

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GriseldaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

If you want authentic Mexican food, this is not the place. Very beautiful but the food was disappointing. I tried the birria tacos and they did not taste like birria tacos (not well seasoned, bland) the consommé also bland tasted more like tomato paste. The tacos barely had meat especially for the price. Guacamole wasn’t good either, it was blended and served in the molcajete not mashed and also not authentic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!! We will definitely be back!

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Shoedog
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went to celebrate her birthday. She had the grilled fajita salad and loved it. I had the grilled shrimp entree which was amazing.

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vipFrequentDiner
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was quite tasty, but the service was atrocious. The manager spoke with us and made everything as right as he could. We’ll try Urbano again in the future because we’re hopeful that this experience was an anomaly.

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BLove
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

First time visiting the Mexican/American eatery and left with a pretty good impression of the place.
-The food was pretty good in relation to other Mexican/American eateries I have tried
-The ambience for an evening meal was exceptional. Not to bright and not to dark. Also the option to eat inside and outside is up to par with Covid-19 in the air
-The service does need improvement as it would seem that there was short of staff; thus the host/waiter was not as attentive. When a customer has to ask for refills and even the check this signifies a lack of attentiveness
-The drinks were OK. The margarita was sweet and watered down with minimal alcohol

Nonetheless I would give this place a very good rating BUT has room for improvement

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Maya
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Mexican restaurant in town! loved the food and the service .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Really enjoyed the rockfish ceviche and the fajitas.. only onions served where many places serve peppers which is a bit of a negative and the amount of protein is on the small side but good quality meats and very flavorful. The staff were super attentive except we were left minus silverware and had to steal from another table. Drinks good but seemed light on the tequila. Overall a good night and we will most likely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience at Urbano was great! The tables were socially distanced for COVID-19, the menu (besides the small specials menu) was digital, and everyone who worked there were wearing masks. They brought out chips with two different types of salsa to start. We ordered the street corn and nachos (which they made vegetarian for us) as appetizers. For our entrees, we ordered the seafood burrito with black beans and the grilled shrimp entree. It was my mom’s birthday and they brought out churros for her. Will definitely go back!

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EstherK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The decor and mood in the restaurant is beautiful! I ordered the wings and shared a combo fajita order of steak and chorizo. I would say that the food isn't outstanding. All three proteins were bland and tough. However, the side dishes were decent.

I wouldn't recommend it just because there are better places in the area you could go.

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LayanS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding! My fiance and I were blown away by the amazing service, food and ambiance. It was an amazing valentine's day experience.

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Thursnightout
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was pretty good - prices a bit high for the value

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salsa. Great service. Love this spot!

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vipAllisonC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to the Urbano on old town Alexandria. First time at mosaic and we will be back again! Great food, service and atmosphere!

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IlianaM
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Bland taste and waited a long time for food. More of a drinks and appetizer place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. The restaurant however was completely packed and operated at 100% capacity which is not good during the pandemic. The tables were somewhat spread out but not all tables.

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viplegalcounsel
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Birthday. The service was good but the quality of the food was not impressive. I ordered the salmon and asked for it to specifically be well done. It was raw and very pink on the inside. The server was very nice about it and gave me a veggie taco on the house but I was a little disappointed by the chefs attention to a request. The margaritas were great.

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Gourmet2go
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, cooked to order food, good drinks, fun place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second dining experience since they’ve opened. I always anticipate a learning curve and kitchen mishaps for new restaurants but the two times I have been here have been great. The food is great and the service is knowledgeable. Both times we got the fajitas and shrimp ceviche and this last time we tried the new grilled oyster appetizer which is so good! I love this place and will be back time and time again.

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TammyN
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We reserved a table for 2 on a Saturday afternoon and tried a number of items to give this restaurant a real chance. The gratis chips and salsas were great. Gave us a lot of hope for the meal ahead.

MEZCAL RIBEYE. 1/5 - No smoky flavor, no char. Arrived at the table grey in color, cooked medium and served warm. The grilled cheese was room temp: not melty or gooey; again, no grill or char. More onions on the plate than steak. Could have used salt and a lot more of the cilantro chimichurri.
CRAB CAKE. 5/5 - This was the best thing that we tried. It was hot, full of flavor, big chunks of crab and delicious!
CRISPY GARLIC CHIPOTLE SHRIMP. 2/5 - Underwhelming. It was certainly crispy and covered in sauce but could have used a little something. A hit of salt, herbs, acid, a smokier chipotle or less mayo? Was hoping for something special and this was just "ok."
URBANO WINGS. 3/5 - Great smokiness and good size drumettes and flats.
CHEESE ENCHILDADA w BLACK BEANS. 3/5 - Well portioned, served hot, flavorful and they made their black beans well.

After a couple beers and spending over $100, we are unlikely to return to dine.

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LLee
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

All good at Urbano's for lunch on Saturday. Covid policies in place, although as there were plenty of available tables, I don't understand why customers arriving after us were seated at a table directly adjacent to ours, barely making the '6 foot' guideline.

Pozole and tortilla soup were very good. The entrees were very good as well (typical selections of tacos, enchiladas).

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lucilepvn
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food and decent cocktails. Just wish they would keep serving alcohol past 9:30pm, or at least give a heads up that the bar is closing. A little bit loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

First time there, probably won’t go back. Food was not great, fajita salad dressing options were so hot I had to down three glasses of water.

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Sharon
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The waiting staff was unclear on the menu. They gave us substitution options for items not even available at the restaurant. They couldn't explain what certain dishes came with. The waitress also spilled a drink all over the table, then the entire table was sticky for the remainder of the evening. No manager came to apologize for anything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and price were AMAZING!

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Pooja
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The host is not friendly enough to change our table even though there were plenty available. They gave us a table that’s at the walking pathway where so many guests are passing by. It’s not safe to sit there during these times. I did not like the ambience of this place due to unfriendliness of the host.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and flavorful food! The 2 salsas are awesome and have some kick!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!! Had the seafood chimichanga, shrimp taco, and birria taco. Drinks great as well, not many places do michelada and it was soo yummy.
Great service too! Harvin was awesome! Will def be going back.

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MattT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

TL
vipTaylorL
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Definitely try this place.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Urbano Mosaic using the Order Online button. Urbano Mosaic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 282-3358.

Urbano Mosaic is rated 4.3 stars by 39 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.