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Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

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153 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745-1138
+1 301-567-1005
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Manhattan Beach, California
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is tough to rate. It's a nice place - nice location, nice decor, nice staff. It makes for an overall nice evening. However the food is so-so and it's expensive (for Mexican food). I had carnitas ($22) which was okay - just lacking flavor. The rice was basically tasteless and the black beans were dried out mush. I didn't... More 

Thank ScubaLynch
Ada, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The fresh guacamole was good (not out of this world, but you won't be disappointed) and the pork carnitas were also good (4 out of 5). The La Suprema Margarita was just OK (3 of 5). I'd order another but it's not a "oh my gosh you've got to have their margarita". Service was good and quick, but I would... More 

Thank aljuarez2
Silver Spring, Maryland
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great view of the harbor. Excellent food and service. Always a good idea to have reservations - but you should be able to get in if you have a small group (2). Lots of specialty items, drinks are very good, and the guacamole is outstanding. Grew up in San Diego and this is the one of two restaurants that we... More 

Thank cajintl
Seattle, Washington
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of light during the day, great views just like everywhere else in National Harbor, and attentive wait staff for our two large tables, well done folks. Portion sizes are reasonable, which is great for Mexican b/c often they can be really overbearing and since a substantial % of Americans are obese, this is good! Yes the prices are on... More 

Thank John A
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and drinks were delicious at this restaurant. It's very busy, but you can get seated quickly. Service was good and the pitcher of water greatly appreciated. The menu has a great variety of options. Quesadillas are extremely good.

Thank love2gonyc
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was not impressed with the staff. Felt like they didn't wanted to service there customers. Food less than average. Way over priced for the quality of food.

Thank Felix A
canton nc
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a good choice !! Queso was the best ever!! Pomegranate margarita, yes please!! Great food and service!!

Thank flossy301
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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253 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server was very attentive and the food was good. They give you some chips and salsa, but we had also ordered the Nachos with Cheese and Beef which were very good. The chips with the nachos were thicker which allowed you to pick up the toppings easily. I had the Carnitas, the meat was good but I didn't care... More 

Thank fligster
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's awesome. Nothing in this area is inexpensive. But the food here is so good it makes up for the price.

Thank Greg S
Fairfax, Virginia
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199 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for lunch with a friend; we had been to other Rosas (namely in DC) and wanted to try this one out. Unfortunately, it was a little too chilly to sit outside on their patio. Warm tortilla chips and salsa are complimentary as you peruse the menu, which includes your standard Mexican fare. They don't stray too far from... More 

Thank Jan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?