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Rosa Mexicano - Penn Quarter

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
Mexican, Southwestern, Central American, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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575 7th Street, Washington DC, DC 20004 (F Street NW)
+1 202-783-5522
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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McLean, Virginia
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289 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had been there in past but felt service and good quality has slipped. They make a big deal of fresh guacamole made table which is good but small portions. Grilled shrimp was good but all in all felt that you pay a lot for what you get. Also red sangria was not very good. The white sangria was much better.

Thank jadon06
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Slow and very bad service! Not worth the walk! Never did get our food after waiting an hour and a half! Never again!! Please don't waist your families precious time like I did!

Thank Michael D
Baltimore, Maryland
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275 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a late lunch after the Spy Museum (which is one block away). We did not have a reservation but were seated immediately. The restaurant was very busy but the service was good and the noise level was fine. There were families with small kids, families with teens, couples, groups of friends, all seemed to be welcome... More 

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Naples, Florida, United States
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met up with some friends for dinner and it was excellent. The atmosphere and the wait staff were wonderful. I would highly recommend Rosa Mexicano.

Thank Cynthia G
Williamsburg, Virginia
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319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were going to a show at the Shakespeare Company down the street and made the mistake of deciding to eat in the area before the show--forgetting it was the hockey team's home game, across the street. Rosa's was swamped, but we found a space for two at the back bar and got excellent, friendly service from Seday at the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is good! The guacamole now got so expensive, 16dollars! But that's one of the reason why we ate there. I treated my high school friend from abroad and he said, food is great, guacamole was the best.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the large crowds, Rosa Mexicano offered the usual excellent food and great service. I never go to DC without visiting Rosa Mexicano; in fact, I remember first going there after a women's march in 2004. Great vibe. High quality food at reasonable prices. Creative drinks.

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Round Hill, Virginia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived over 20 minutes early for a 6:15PM reservation and while we saw people (apparently without a reservation) waiting to get in we were quickly seated. We really enjoyed the guacamole (specified it without jalapenos) which is one of the house specialties. Our meal selections were Tres Enchiladas and Carnitas and we loved them. My wife had a glass... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the perfect location to watch protesters out on the street - the Hotel Monaco was holding the OK State Inaugural Ball and the Pipeline protesters were out in full force. Besides that entertainment, the food was good - quite different than your typical Mexican restaurant. Pomegranate margaritas are great - though quite small for the price The ambiance... More 

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West Palm Beach, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been fans of this small chain for a long time, and were disappointed when one closeby to us closed several years ago. We'd eaten at this location in 2010, which we didn't recall until entering the restaurant and recognizing the decor and layout. We were seated immediately - we did have reservations. The house Margaritas were excellent as... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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