Rosa Mexicano - DC

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5883 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican

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Casual
Directly across from the Capital One Arena, Rosa Mexicano has been serving classic Mexican cuisine for over 20 years. Try the famous guacamole, prepared tableside, & sip a frozen pomegranate margarita while enjoying the festive, stylish and comfortable ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great nachos and guacamole!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, but so worth it!!!! Excellent experience!

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MelodyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service in a really nice but casual place. Steps from gallery place metro.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best table side Guacamole anywhere!

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vipLMReynolds
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always love dining at Rosa when we get to visit D.C.!

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RobM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Out with family. Good experience food was good also

JW
vipJamesW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was spotty and inconsistent and it was not a busy night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍🏾 it was a great time for my wife and I

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Mary
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal on appetizers. Perfect on a perfect-weather Sunday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Didn’t get seated until 25 min after our reservation

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Jojo
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent guacamole! Great margaritas and flautas.
Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food recommendations and excellent service

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vipPeal
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Drinks and guacamole are both great. The food was not hot, disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They didn’t have the churro French toast - which was why my 9 year old picked the restaurant

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vipChevyChaseout
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Menu is varied and interesting but the carnitas were...bland.

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Bobbi
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, location! I like valet parking also1

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vipWW2OT
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Mexican food and an upscale operation. Loved the chicken enchiladas with the mole poblano sauce. Can’t find those at most Mexican restaurants. I’ll be back for more soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did make our reservation. We called and told them on a recorded message we were running late.

They sat us right away which we appreciated because the restaurant was very busy because it was right before a Capitals game.

Thank you for still accompanying us!!

Food was excellent!

Lisa Rice

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will was an amazing big server, the managerial team was top notch, and our food was tasty. The minor issue we experienced was eclipsed by the staff’s professionalism. I’ll definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Authentic Mexican food upscaled with regional varieties.

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AnitaS
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good and the chef did a nice job of accomodating my wife's dietary needs. Our guests were very pleased, as were we.

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vipShelly
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente food

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vipMcBob
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa Mexicano DC always delivers. It was super busy but our waiter Javier did a great job taking care of our table!

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enjoygoodfood
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch. We will be back often.

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vipUMD85
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We waited a bit longer than I think we should have had to wait for our reservation however it was very very busy. Once we were seated the service was excellent.

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vipJMJr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Waaaaaay too loud, could not hear table partners talk. Too few wait staff for busy time before Caps game. Lost order delayed our meal service and did not have time to finish our meal in time to make the game (arrived at 5:15 to make a 7:00 game); but at least the manager made it right by reducing our bill, which was appreciated.

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vipPapaSmurf
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were disappointed that our drinks arrived after our entrees

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MaryP
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious. Love your place!! I always enjoy eating in your restaurant and bringing new friends to sample your fare!

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ReneeP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was just ok and the crab enchilada had a very fishy taste. I also was able to try my friend's steak quesadilla and the small sample I had contained a lot of fat.

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vipRick
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The place was a mad house in the lobby. Even with a reservation we waited 30 minutes to get seated. The lobby was so crowded it was impossible to walk around. Once seated the service was very slow and when the food was served it was warm to almost cold.

I’ve eaten here many times and this was the very first time I have seen the place in such out of control. Very disappointed in the experience.

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KevinA
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservation for 7:00 pm and arrived at 6:50 pm. When we checked in the host said it would take 15 minutes to get us a table. The 15 minutes went by and we still did not have a table. I asked the host and he said the table was being cleaned. In the meantime he kept giving tables to other dining guest. My wife asked him why it was taking so long to clean the table and he said he could not kick out the people at the table, so we had to wait. She pointed out that he was seating other dining guest as they came in and we had a reservation for 7:00 pm and it was 7:30 and we did not have a table. He said we made the reservation online, so if we wanted a table we had to wait. With that we left the restaurant. At 7:49 I received a text that out table was ready, 49 minutes after the reservation time. I did not know there was a difference if you made the reservation online vice calling the restaurant. If that is the case then why bother with OpenTable?

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

I made a reservation back in January for my wife and myself. Got there at 6:25 my reservation was at 6:30. We saw how people that came after us was given a table then came a woman saying to the manager I called from the metro for a reservation , you asked me to be here at 6:45 , table for 4. To our surprise she and her party were seated a few minutes later. What a disappointment , now we know not to go to Rosa Mexicano .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
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