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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guac” (86 reviews)
“enchiladas” (67 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (12 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
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 964 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the restaurant one evening and chose to sit at the bar. The restaurant gets pretty packed on the weekends with it being across the street from the Capital One Arena. I had a few drinks and the Quesadilla de Camarones. The food was good...More

Thank OnRoam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, all dishes were fresh and vibrant. I had the chicken with cuitlacoche and call me crazy, but it needed more cuitlacoche! The atmosphere is a lot of fun and the service was top-notch.

Thank MrFrump
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very chic, upscale Mexican restaurant with very reasonable prices for a big city downtown restaurant Outstanding food and desserts. Very helpful bar and wait staff.

Thank Dom D
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wanted a nice anniversary dinner but not too formal and Rosa Mexicano was a great choice. Service was great. Attentive and knowledgeable waiter. Great salsa. Nice bottle of wine. Food was original and spectacular. Nothing like we’ve eaten before. Only downside...More

Thank Diane J
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Early dinner reservation - great table, great FRESH food, and lovely margaritas (particularly helpful tequila suggestions from our server - much appreciated by this novice). Food came out timely & we never felt ignored by the wait staff, even though the place was packed when...More

Thank GoBlueinColorado
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Unless your mother is a mamacita. We headed out fexpecting a typical "mexican chain restaurant" experience, but wow. Gorgeous decor, superb staff, very authentic menu items. Beautiful, varied latin music. But, wow. just wow with the superb decor with beautiful modern art glass tile and...More

Thank leafpeeper
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here after many disappointing taco trucks and were pleasantly surprised. The food was great, wonderful tacos and awesome street corn, we both would highly recommend.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 19 October 2017

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 16 October 2017 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 16 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Steven N
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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