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“Good mexican restaurant for lunch or dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor
153 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745-1138
+1 301-567-1005
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Metro bus line picks up from the Southern Avenue rail station, Indian Head Hwy & Southern Ave(DC line),Oxon Hill Park & Ride Lot and St. George Blvd. & Waterfront St. (National Harbor)
Description: In 1984, Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine when it first opened on the upper east side of New York City. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a "new" cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano's menu features a range of award-winning signature dishes, including our Guacamole en Molcajete, in a traditional lava rock mortar. Described by Time Out New York as "green ecstasy in a stone bowl," it is prepared table side and served with house made chips, warm corn tortillas and condiment salsas. Rosa Mexicano is also known for the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita, as well as the stylish and festive ambiance that includes an illuminated water wall.
Anacortes, Washington
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good mexican restaurant for lunch or dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Like each of the Rosa Mexicano restaurants, this one has great food, drinks, and is very conveniently located in the modern and growing National area. Ask to sit outside on the patio for a great view of the Potomac River and the territorial view. Meals were very reasonable, clean, and service great.

Visited May 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“It was okay and very EXPENSIVE”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

After reading other reviews, I was expecting a bit more from this restaurant. We ate on the outside terrace in early evening. Have had better guac at other places. Margarita was good but expensive and very small. Cheese enchiladas were a bit plain. Rice and black beans were served on the side family style at the table. For 2 entrees, 2 small mixed drinks, and the guac, total bill was over $75.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Al Fresco Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

It was a lovely summer day, and Rosa Mexicano has outdoor tables with a view of the Potomac. What a treat! We were there for lunch, and started with the guacamole made at your table. It was excellent. The fish tacos were a big hit, as well as the Tortilla Pie. Our service was attentive without being intrusive. All in all, a very pleasant experience, and one we hope to have again. When the weather is not as appealing, the inside of the restaurant is modern and quite stunning. Good idea to make reservations through Open Table since it is popular. Parking seems to be pricey throughout National Harbor--we got a space on the street close to the restaurant, which was $3 an hour (the meters take credit cards). Garages have similar prices.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Frederick, Maryland
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unique Mexican cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This is not your run of the mill Mexican resturants. It's more on the gourmet side. It has the BEST Guacamole dip you've ever had. I had a veggie taco which consisted of 3 small tortillas with shredded veggies. Very tasty Brad was an excellent waiter and the person making the Guac tableside was very efficient. Beautiful decor and great atmosphere

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Elmira, New York
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Delish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

From the freshly made guacamole - they literally have someone with a cart that makes it at your table, to the homemade sangria, this place was wonderful from start to finish!

Although National Harbor itself wasn't overcrowded during our stay, this place was a definite hotspot. There were few empty tables and the wait-staff was hopping. Service was friendly and efficient, prices reasonable, and the food was outstanding. Definitely a must-visit place if you like authentic Mexican food.

Visited May 2013
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