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“Expensive for Mexican”

Rosa Mexicano - Penn Quarter
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Ranked #252 of 3,666 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: F Street NW
Transit: Gallery Place - Chinatown
Description: 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.
Reviewed 11 October 2017

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.

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Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 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. Make a reservation because this place is very popular and you may wait over an hour if you don’t call ahead. The service is also very good. We can’t wait to go back!

Thank Passport502896
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 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 JanL1136
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 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 dessert and turns out it was delicious. My only issue is that they took a while to take away our dirty dishes once we finishe our first course (tortilla soup) and brought our entree without taking again those plate, so since the table was small it was crowded and made our meal a little bit annoying. I had to stand up and look for someone to come and pick them up. Besides that, the rest was nice. Greece, our waitress was really nice.

Thank VanessaGV23
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