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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (410 reviews)
“enchiladas” (68 reviews)
“churros” (22 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
575 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1607
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve honestly never been quite as shocked ... this restaurant has the same filthy nasty drapery it did 15 years ago... and that’s not the worst of it ... the hall to,as well as the men’s room are just awful .., this place is expensive...More

Thank Jak K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great guacamole made at your table. With whole pieces of advocados. Great mexican dishes with a spicy touch

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ok. The food at Rosa Mexicano was so bad no one in our party finished their plate. In fact two out of four didn’t eat even 1/4 of their plate. They claim it’s Mexican food but I’ve never had a plate of Mexican food that...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is not only beautifully decorated, but the food is superb. The alcoholic drinks we all had were all amazing. Don't leave without having some freshly made guacamole.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, but not great. We enjoyed the salsa and it has a convenient location, but we wouldn’t go back.

Thank Travis R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the mood for Mexican and having tried this place before-we decided to go back. I think the guacamole is very good. Coming from Texas where I eat a LOT of this-it is legit guac. They let you season the heat according to...More

Thank cityslickerindasouth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to have a sit-down lunch for the 4th and be inside. We found Rosa online. Tried to make a reservation on Open Table, but kept getting an error. Called the restaurant and were first told no, but called back and were able to make...More

Thank Steinbrenner
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in for lunch prior to visiting the Smithsonian across the street. The waiter was attentive enough on his own yet another person helped a couple times also. Can't beat that. The food was very good but not quite excellent. My enchiladas with appetizer...More

Thank pinnacle-project
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came during the holiday to DC and stopped off at our favorite restaurant here. The chips were fresh and hot, the carnitas and carne asada were delicious. But the desserts were AMAZING!! Flan and Tres leches cake were best we have had. We would come...More

Thank bmorris1929
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second visit for us. Out first visit was great. This time, we did not get our guacamole and we had to go up to get ice tea sweetener. Overall, the service was not so good. The food was fine but they are...More

Thank mrpar3pro
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August 5, 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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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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