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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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“guac” (90 reviews)
“enchiladas” (69 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (12 reviews)
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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 6 days ago via mobile

They don’t have Mexican food like this in Albany! The guacamole is made of fresh, chunky avocado seasoned perfectly. I had the beef tacos which were unique and very good. Service was friendly and very quick, and the restaurant is situated on the corner of...More

Thank DonFD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner of fish tacos and chicken flautas. The guacamole was delicious too. Our server was very attentive. Great place for dinner.

Thank TroisChatsLies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty Mexican food, great service and good cocktails. Their guacamole is excellent. Casual atmosphere

Thank Irena K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the handmade guacamole at your table. Fun, upbeat atmosphere. Good service..our waiter let us take our time to enjoy each course. Delicious enchiladas and churros. Can’t wait to go back.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is located across the street from Gallery Place metro stop, the Portrait Gallery, and Museum of American Art. Can't beat the location. Whether you want to have a fast meal, or have the time to spend with family and friends, the staff is...More

Thank M.E. A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good, the bad, the ugly: 1. Vegetarian dishes are VERY few and those we sampled were poorly-made and bland. If you've had true SW food (think Santa Fe or Taos) do not expect anything like that here! The Chile Relleno was particularly bad (big,...More

Thank GoBlueinColorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the best waiter experience and service, and lunch was very busy. The whole meal for all four of was very satisfying The Gaucamole made at table side outstanding! The tacos, mole yum worth the trip go before a game, or concert event at...More

Thank Ptdavey
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Located just across the street from the National Portrait Gallery, this was a pleasant surprise to a great day of touring activities. I love Mexican food, and Rosa Mexicano, takes it up a notch. We had the table side guacamole...be careful if you order spicy,...More

Thank Eric J
Reviewed August 4, 2018

My children (ages 13 and 9) and I really enjoyed our lunch at this restaurant. It seemed like the food was authentic mexican food, and each of us enjoyed our dish. We would definitely return to this restaurant.

Thank laurathehokie
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We were a little disappointed with our visit. The food was ok, but not great. I had the enchiladas and found the portion a bit small, may be i needed to add a side order. The decor and buzz made the restaurant feel fun, but...More

Thank Peter_simpson_1
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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
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
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
  • Neighborhood: 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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