Urbano Mosaic

4.3
55 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 55 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.4
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Saramm
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mexican fare, strong drinks, and an overall fun atmosphere

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vipNicO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was great, but service was very slow, especially sine we were there before the dinner rush. The food and drinks came out fine, but when we were done eating, it took 20 minutes from our dishes being cleared to having the check dropped off, then another 40 minutes before the check was picked up for us to close out. It's a good thing we weren't in any rush for the rest of that afternoon.

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LorenaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! I ordered a steak fajita salad and it was really good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fast service. It's a great replacement for Brine, which was so-so. the margaritas were good too!

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KarenF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at a reasonable price. The only downside was the noise level.

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KenB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, and friendly staff. We will return.

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KimberlyM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was good. Portion sizes were smaller, but about just right.

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Laxx
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I’ve gone twice now. Great ambiance and very attentive staff. Place was clean and modern. Food:
Steak fajitas: meat could have been of better quality. Very fatty.
Guacamole: Amazing! Very small portion though.
Chicken tacos: great taste!
Shrimp tacos/ the shrimp should have been cooked more. Sauce used on top does not mix well. Should be changed

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Overall drinks were good and ambiance were great! appetizers were a bit pricey for quantity. Dip had hair as well as first drink, so made us weary. But would come back!

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LeaE
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch! Loved the breakfast tacos and friendly service.

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Drew
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I haven't been to terribly many Mexican restaurants in my day, but this definitely is my favorite so far. A bit loud inside but service was good and the food was incredible. Will definitely be coming back!

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JillW
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it. Chips and queso were great, so was the rest of the meal. Would definitely eat here again.

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vipChristopherB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

All soda was flat and server gave no real explanation. Service was a bit slow. Server was very pleasant and the food was good

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scar25
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, amazing food and great music! Can’t go wrong with this place.

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vipCarlosR
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On Sunday Brunch the fajitas were great, rock fish ceviche was light and fresh with a ginger, orange, lime juice.
Pozole was deep red and delicious...I usually like larger and more hominy, but the flavor was intense. Well done...we'll be back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
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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vipjds2214
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Urbano--and our first "dining out" experience in more than 14 months! We dined outside and had a lovely time; service was great, the music was not too loud, and the food (veggie chimichanga and cheese enchiladas) was quite good. I was happy to be able to celebrate with a virgin margarita. We'll definitely be back.

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Ella
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
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
13 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
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 4 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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viptrish
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 May 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
25 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Foodie7
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time customer. Great food. Will return.

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Francesca
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 April 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 3 April 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 13 March 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The quality of meat for steak fajita was not good

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GriseldaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 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 9 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!! We will definitely be back!

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Shoedog
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 19 February 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 17 February 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 14 February 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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vipLayanS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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 11 February 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 31 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salsa. Great service. Love this spot!

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vipAllisonC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 30 January 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 29 January 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

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

FAQs

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

Urbano Mosaic is rated 4.3 stars by 55 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 bookings at the moment.