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Rosa Mexicano - Penn Quarter

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Downtown / Chinatown
Mexican, Southwestern, Central American, Latin, Gluten Free Options
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575 7th Street, Washington DC, DC 20004 (F Street NW)
+1 202-783-5522
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Mon 16:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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167 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate here with my elementary-age son and he loved it. Especially the made-at-your-table guacamole. He ate almost the whole bowl himself. If you ask, and your kid enjoys this type of thing, they will let your child help make the guac. The service was friendly and attentive. We were not rushed and had a lovely and relaxing pre-game dinner. Very... More 

Thank Todd H
Westbury, New York
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171 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed by many times, and opted to try Rosa Mexicano DC on a weekday evening in January. Our reservation was honored promptly, and we were seated by the window--the better to watch fans streaming to the Verizon Center! Décor is bright and modern, but quite comfortable. Service was great, pleasant and efficient, and our server was careful to honor our... More 

Thank Mary L
Falls Church, Virginia
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very delicious mexican food with very fresh ingredients. Prompt service. They tend to push their signature guacamole on you, but you don't have to get it in order to have an enjoyable meal.

Thank SKL2010
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife , daughters and I carne to DC and decided to book a reservation at this restaurant for Dec 24th since we have been here 10 years ago Se got there at 9:30 just as we have made the reservation. Órdered entrees, and drinks. Then a Waiter that i think his name is Roger told us this was the... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to the downtown D.C. location, went on NY's Eve. Everything about the early-evening visit was perfect. The valet was professional, courteous, and efficient. The hostess was friendly and prompt. Service was prompt, friendly, and efficient. The fixed-price, 4-course menu was fantastic. The table-made guacamole was amazing as always, the empanadas appetizer was great - and the skirt steak... More 

Thank LuckyJEDI
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a late breakfast and had the huevos rancheros (delish and bug portions) and a big bowl of guacamole served with tortilla chips. Food was fabulous and probably the best guac i ever had. My husband concurred and we decided we will always eat there when in DC which is often.

Thank Ayesha K
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last night prior to catching a Wizards game... service was horrible, skirt steak was tough and they never brought a proper knife, made me saw it with a butter knife. Overpriced for the quality of food!

Thank Laurie P
Durham, NC
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179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to Rosa Mexicano twice, this time with my wife for lunch. It's at the high end of Americanized end of Mexican food. I can recommend the tres enchiladas, and my wife very much liked the fish tacos. The pomegranate equivalent of a Margarita is delicious. Service was good, although it's a busy, boisterous place. I work near Rosa... More 

Thank NCDoc
Menlo Park, California
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229 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I was last here in Dec 2013 and had dinner here again this week. My meal was terrific, and the signature pomegranate margaritas are as usual wonderful. Service was very attentive and efficient, and the room was not very noisy at 6:30 on a Sunday evening (though it was fairly busy). I'll come here again on my next trip to... More 

Thank JerryR10
Ottawa, Canada
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Rosa Mexicano was recommended by a friend but it was disappointing. The server, once he knew we were waiting for my husband to join us before ordering food, seemed to neglect us. He told me I could not order the pitcher of sangria because happy hour was over but it is part of the regular menu. He should have known.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Mexican, Southwestern, Central American, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 7th Street, Washington DC, DC 20004
    (F Street NW)
  • Public Transportation: Gallery Place - Chinatown
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-783-5522
Just west of our nation's Capitol, Rosa Mexicano Penn Quarter location is situated in the exceptionally restored 1924 Hecht’s building across from the Verizon Center. As the first Rosa Mexicano to open outside of New York City in December 2003, this D.C. location remains true to its roots by delivering authentic Mexican cuisine in a stylish, festive atmosphere. The interior features eye-catching details that include 14-foot wraparound windows, a spacious bar and lounge area, and a tequila bar offering a wide range of premium selections and margaritas. Traditional folk crafts have also been incorporated throughout the restaurant, most notably in a dramatic series of illuminated pilasters featuring festive Mexican masks mounted on the wall.It’s a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.

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