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Review of Rosa Mexicano - Chevy Chase - CLOSED

Rosa Mexicano - Chevy Chase
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ingomar St NW
Transit: Red Line - Friendship Heights.
Description: Chevy Chase is our third Washington, DC area location. Launched in February 2012, this 150-seat restaurant includes spacious indoor, outdoor, and private dining seating. Blending traditional and modern elements of Mexican craft and architecture, the warm and vibrant decor features Rosa Mexicano’s signature hues of pinks and purples. Multi-dimensional art work complements rich fabrics and textures, as well as a floor-to-ceiling display of tequila bottles. Directly over the bar and extending into the dining lounge area, the ceiling glows with pink haze lighting that is set against an electric blue tiled cascading water wall, inspired by those at sister Rosa Mexicano locations. The enclosed patio area features a wall of vertical colored glass bands, creating a focal point from the street and exhibiting arrival for the Rosa Mexicano experience that awaits.The restaurant’s location is just steps away from Chevy Chase Pavilion and stores such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, Barneys, Gucci and more, among a variety of restaurants and hotels.
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2013

I was delighted to find a Rosa Mexicano near my hotel in Chevy Chase/DC. The food is delish. The guac can't be beat. I was pleased to find such a great children's menu too. The margaritas are great.

Visited November 2013
Thank Flymore
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51 reviews from our community

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Bethesda, Maryland
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Relaxed, upscale Mexican restaurant”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

This beautiful tablecloth and cloth napkin restaurant is one of a smallish chain of Mexican restaurants that offer typical Mexican tortilla dishes as well as fish and meat main courses. Their signature dish is guacamole made from scratch at table side in a lava mortar and pestle; it was wonderful either with chips or soft tortillas. Sangria was unremarkable but refreshing. Indifferent crab empanadas (3 per serving) were shared as appetizers as were a tasty collection of 3 different forms of seafood ceviche. The four of us enjoyed beef enchiladas with mole (chocolate) sauce, cheese enchiladas, but the most enjoyable (and most expensive) of the meals was the "Alambre a la Mexicana," tender, flavorful filet steak morsels interspersed with veggies, as if cooked on a skewer. Service was friendly and helpful, freely offering recommendations that were taken and enjoyed.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Dr_J_F_M
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Overpriced but creative Mexican food”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

My friend wanted to go to this restaurant and as I have never been, I went. One of their selling points is for someone to come to your table and make guacamole. This is not unusual (a number of restaurants do this now) but is still a nice touch. The chips and salsa they brought were nice, but not enough of either (tiny bowls of salsa).

The menu is unusual and has a lot of pork - makes it a challenge to find something that does not have pork. I also noticed that it was $18 for most dishes - a bit on the high end for a Mexican restaurant. Yet the food was tasty. I was just not anticipating a $50 bill for my lunch that day.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank jonekn
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Woodstock, Georgia
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Favorite Resturant in the Area”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Modern look, great food , great service. Their guac is amazing and made right in front of you. The drinks a great, the mole is amazing. Price for quality is good. Best place to go in the area if you like Modern Mexican. .. better then Mi Cocina!

Visited June 2013
Thank Chuck M
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Germantown, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A delight for the gluten-free diner”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

My wife and I went here for our 15th wedding anniversary. We had heard about it because of its plentiful gluten-free menu. The GF menu had about as many options as my wife had ever seen.

The meal started off with two glasses of champagne, compliments of the restaurant (a nice touch). We then ordered the guacamole, hand made right at your table. We ordered it mild (spiciness), but would probably order it a higher spiciness level in the future. It was tasty, but definitely could have used some kick.

We both ordered the vegetarian soft tacos (I'm a vegan) and both really enjoyed it! There weren't a lot of vegan choices, but this one suited me just fine. Overall it was a good meal & left us satisfied. The service was just right - helpful with out being intrusive.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Gary G
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