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Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

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153 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745-1138
+1 301-567-1005
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu 5:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 5:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Manassas, VA
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thnk this location is resting on it's touristy destination. Service was kind of down and if I mentioned something forgotten to the waitstaff, there was a defensive tone in their response. For example our margarita and beer came out but they forgot our granddaughter's Shirley Temple. So when prompted what else we might need, I asked, and the defensive... More 

Thank VAtraveler2x
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice mexican place in National Harbor. Friendly staff, good selection , tried the salmon , shrimp and both were very good. My friends tried the steak and were very pleased as well.

Thank Parvez K
Tampa, Florida
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to eat and drink. Lots of tequila choices and the freshly made guacamole is to die for!!!

Thank bignellie
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110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere but the food was much spicer than I expected. The staff were friendly. There were limited options for a vegetarian.

Thank Liz N
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The MGM is spectacular and the restaurants too (Very Expensive $$$$) but at National Harbor.. I still like Rosa's for great Pomagranite margarita's and freshly made Guacamole at your table. If its nice ... sitting outside is the best!!! They have a great happy hour every afternoon during the week... That's a great deal with drinks and many appetizers to... More 

Thank Judy G
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my Boyfriend and I's anniversary and decided to go to the national Harbor to enjoy our day. We walked around looking at all the restaurants menus and chose Rosa Mexicano, big mistake! The BEST part of the restauarant was the table side homemade gaucamole, Which leads you to feel like the meal will be just as good. I... More 

Thank Brittney H
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Harbor location of the sizeable Rosa Mexicano chain is wonderfully situated, with sweeping views of the Potomac. It's attractively decorated but certainly not in Mexican style. Although the rather limited menu offers familiar names, everything is essentially bland and under-seasoned. The touted guacamole is, indeed, prepared tableside, but that doesn't mean it's any better than what you'd get... More 

Thank longtimefoodie
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the guacamole, which is normally made at the table, but they were too busy for that, which was disappointing. It was tasty though. I ordered the Pineapple Mojito, which was amazing. The glasses are WAY too small and the waiter did not come back nearly enough. Maybe that is a good thing, because I would have drank 10... More 

Thank Toni H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a blast the sangria is divine the guacamole can be made any way you needed to be made any by his food allergies let them know ahead of time to ensure that they make it to your expectation. If you do paint night not far from there, conveniently diagonal from the restaurant. The dishes are very tasty the places... More 

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Orinda, California
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494 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delightful dinner here....the margaritas were delicious, the guacamole was made tableside, and the main courses very nice...not your typical neighborhood Mexican restaurant. But delicious.

Thank Kesslane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 am - 11:30 pm
5:00 am - 11:30 am
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745-1138
  • Public Transportation: 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)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  National Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 301-567-1005
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.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?