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Rosa Mexicano - Penn Quarter

££ - £££Mexican, , Latin
575 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1607
+1 202-783-5522
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“guac” (86 reviews)
“enchiladas” (65 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
575 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1607
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1 - 10 of 958 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We had reservations for three at noon on a Wednesday, and the restaurant was mostly empty when we arrived. The hostess seated us right away and we were waited on promptly. Since they make their guacamole fresh we shared an order which we all agreed...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening meal here. Guacamole was to die for, with excellent tomato salsa. Good atmosphere and service - good atmosphere suiting families as well as those looking for a fun night out in a vibrant area of Washington. We had the 3 enchiladas...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Mexican food, although not necessarily authentic. Nice ambience with great service. The fish was perfect.

Thank Steven N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off make sure you make reservations as the place was PACKED with a concert going on across the street. They did a good job though moving tables and we enjoyed some time at the bar during happy hour. The guacamole was excellent and so...More

Thank ldauer1415
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location in Penn Quarter, nice ambiance, excellent guacamole made at the table. My husband and I both had mole chicken enchiladas which we didn't think were very good, particularly at the price.

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From beginning to end, this restaurant is excellent! We started with margaritas and sangria - both were exceptional. Then the fresh guacamole made table side along with fresh salsa and chips - excellent! For dinner we had enchiladas and quesadillas and they too were delicious....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like it when they make the guacamole by the table and don’t chicken out on spicy! Set the mood - good tasty meal but on the other hand not a stand out - more a safe bet.

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So good. And the spicy cucumber margarita!! Try it! Everyone liked their food. We went with 5 adults a teen, a tween and a 9 year old. All plates were empty.

Thank Heather E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised the food is really good. I've had a hard time trying to find good Mexican food. The plus in this place are the desserts. This is the first Mexican restaurant that I see "Tres Leches cake" in its menu. That's my favorite...More

Thank VanessaGV23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took a friend out here for his birthday lunch and the food was so delicious! Everything was beautifully presented. I had the trio enchiladas which came with three different enchiladas- beef chicken and cheese. The enchiladas each had their own different sauce-mole, cilantro sauce,...More

Thank caroltan888
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Questions & Answers
5 August 2016|
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Response from James L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is great for kids but if you can I would eat outside. The tacos are little spicy so be aware what you order for them. Other than that, that atmosphere is great and casual!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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 St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1607
    (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
  • E-mail
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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