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Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Southwestern
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153 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745-1138
+1 301-567-1005
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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All hours
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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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was excellent! Really similar to the authentic food I have had in Mexico City. Loads of coriander, mm, love it! Service was not that good though. They did not bring me water without asking twice, forgot lime from my Corona, again needed to ask twice before they brought some... noticed the same level of service in neighbouring tables as... More 

Thank Satu S
Congleton, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff are a great laugh and serve well. The food was really good, and we all enjoyed our meals .. not the best Mexican I have ever eaten, but we all enjoyed ourselves and that's what counts!

Thank Ryan D
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to authentic Mexican Restaurants and upscale dining ones. I don't know where to put this one as is wants to be both but disappoints. What I read on the descriptions from the menu is nothing of what you might expect you will get served. Flavor was good but not great, portion size is small so nothing to... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The setting, decor, frozen Margarita were tops, but for the price, the food was average. My favorite dish was their chips and salsa, which I could have had seconds.

Thank William B
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a business group of 30 there on a Thursday evening in September. Staff was great to help plan this. Service was magnificent and food was splendid. This is a great restaurant to visit when you visit National Harbor.. My wife and I have been there a couple of times since we live near the area. This is somewhat on... More 

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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique food choices, and well prepared. Great view and service. The ambiance was very nice also. You will love it!

Thank Tim G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Mexican food, have the table side Guacamole. A bit pricey but everything is at National Harbor. Good service, god beers.

Thank Sunk5
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An expensive place to have such a bad service. It seems the waiter and/or the people at the kitchen were distracted, the food we ordered came over cooked twice and ruined our dinner.

Thank Deods
Charlotte, NC, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This upscale, Mexican restaurant is a favorite among my co-workers when traveling to National Harbor. The interior design is clean and modern with pops of color from dusty rose on the walls and booths to blue-violet from tiled walls and chair backs. However, on this occasion, we went for dinner and chose seating on the patio. Our group of 8... More 

Thank tarheelblue89
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually go to the location near the Verizon Center, and this location was just as great. Excellent service, amazing food and they were very gracious and responsive in handling two elderly members of our party that used scooters to get to the table, helping us find places to store the scooters during the meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?