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Rosa Mexicano - Penn Quarter

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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575 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1607 (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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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an excellent afternoon margarita and homemade guacamole! The guacamole was made tableside and was so fresh!

Thank 165melanien
Auburn, California
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in from the Metro exit across the street for a quick freshly made giant guacamole appetizer while waiting for more family to arrive for an event at the National Portrait Gallery. What a great snack in a convenient location!

Thank robgriffith5365
Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not your typical Mexican restaurant. Dishes are inspired by different parts of Mexico. Everything seemed very fresh: guacamole made to order, cocktails, appetizer, entree. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Maria N
Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stumbled in here rather late at night because it was just a few blocks from our hotel. The staff was super friendly and the food was outstanding. My wife said the beans and rice were the best she ever had! My only criticism would be the price of the cocktails. The Margarita was nice, but tiny... More 

Thank Jeremy J
Naples, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of the best Mexican Meals I have ever had. They are known for their guacamole-made at table side- which was excellent. The tacos were a combination of authentic and fusion. Great desserts and the drinks were very good. Service was as good as the food. Definitely would not miss this fantastic restaurant.

Thank kregertony
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were good moderately priced for DC. Higher end Mexican food would recommend it. Mushroom Tori's was very good

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rosa Mexicano is an upscale Mexican food restaurant. A good meal is a guarantee, but the price will be higher than a Mom/Pop Tex-Mex restaurant. We usually start our meal with the guacamole dip which is prepared at the table and can be ordered spiced to taste. Tres enchiladas and most fish dishes are some of my favorites. Rosa is... More 

Thank leesf2017
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and my family love coming here. We have also been to the location in the National Harbor but Penn Quarter's is the best in our option. There has not been one dish that we have not liked from here. They also make great drinks.

Thank Stephanie D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Years ago, this restaurant was a novelty - a bar and restaurant that was filled with charm, excellent drinks, and amazing food. Ten years later, we found that the combination of service, food quality, and ambiance could no longer offer the experience that we grew to love at that point in time. Staff require training; the food requires inspiration; and... More 

Thank Luis R
Widnes, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday night. Made a reservation thankfully because it was really busy. The food was fantastic - it was the best guacamole I've ever had, empanadas were great and so we're the Churros. Only problem was we were massively rushed - our mains arrived before we'd even finished our starters then our mains were cleared when we... More 

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Restaurant Details

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