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“I really wanted to like this place but the food is not good”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Rosa Mexicano - Chevy Chase - CLOSED

Rosa Mexicano - Chevy Chase
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ingomar St NW
Transit: Red Line - Friendship Heights.
Description: Chevy Chase is our third Washington, DC area location. Launched in February 2012, this 150-seat restaurant includes spacious indoor, outdoor, and private dining seating. Blending traditional and modern elements of Mexican craft and architecture, the warm and vibrant decor features Rosa Mexicano’s signature hues of pinks and purples. Multi-dimensional art work complements rich fabrics and textures, as well as a floor-to-ceiling display of tequila bottles. Directly over the bar and extending into the dining lounge area, the ceiling glows with pink haze lighting that is set against an electric blue tiled cascading water wall, inspired by those at sister Rosa Mexicano locations. The enclosed patio area features a wall of vertical colored glass bands, creating a focal point from the street and exhibiting arrival for the Rosa Mexicano experience that awaits.The restaurant’s location is just steps away from Chevy Chase Pavilion and stores such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, Barneys, Gucci and more, among a variety of restaurants and hotels.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I really wanted to like this place but the food is not good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Last Friday night we went to Rosa Mexicano. The service is good, the manager is really charming...however, with the exception of the guacamole, the food is not good and the place felt so empty and sad (It was pouring rain but still it was Friday!). I had been to the one in downtown and I liked it better but now I'm not sure I want to come back to this restaurant again. Sorry Rosa Mexicano, I really wanted to like you.

  • Visited June 2014
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New York
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nicely Surprised”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

First time here, have been to their restaurant in NY. Made reservations on Opentable for 3 plus a high chair. Upon arrival our table was ready with the high hair waiting at the table. This is very nice and usually you have to ask two or three times and stand around with the kid in your arms waiting.

They were very kid friendly, bringing our 6 year old samples of food to see if she liked it and making a special Quesadilla with Chorizo for our little one who won't eat it any other way.

Our dishes were excellent and highly recommend the Carne Asada or the short rib enchiladas. Both are excellent!

Visited April 2014
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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376 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Excellent food odd service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Ate there with family (w/teens) on a busy Saturday night. We were told there would be a 25 minute wait, we took a buzzer and went to the bar, passing empty tables en-route. Sat at a large bar table and was asked if we would like to eat there. So after a 5 minute wait to set the table we did.
The service was problematic with long occasional waits but the food was excellent. Guacamole was best I have had, though pricy; frozen Pom drink was tasteless, the only downer.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Solid 'ritas, food, and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

Their margaritas are quite good, can't go wrong. Food is solid, not average Mexican chain. I had great empanadas and mexicaesar salad for a nice balanced dinner. Their black bean refritos and (brown!) rice accompaniments to my wife's enchiladas were full of yumminessball. Sleek atmosphere, comfortable, and not pretentious.

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Ottawa, Canada
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Upscale Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

International feel to this modern Mexican restaurant. The guacamole made fresh at the table was very good. My enchilada was covered in a mild tomato sauce. The kids' quesadillas were good, but unremarkable. My wife's flautas de pollo were interesting and tasty. Overall, it was a step up from the usual Mexican fare, and the prices reflected this.

Visited March 2014
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