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Rosa Mexicano - 5 Reviews - 575 7th St Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Washington, DC - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (202) 783-5522

Rosa Mexicano

575 7th St Nw, Washington, DC 20004 (at F Street NW)
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 783-5522
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Rosa Mexicano - Washington, DC
Rosa Mexicano - Washington, DC


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I made my boyfriend take me there just for dessert on my birthday to get this cake. It's so good. Each person gets their own personal mini-cake, and it's covered in marshmallow ...


I really and truly did want to like Rosa's but alas the hugely long wait time, the so so food, and teh watered down margs keep me from going baove 2 stars. Sorry Rosa's I will try...

Very expensive, very crowded, very trendy 8/11/2005

The food here is good. Not the world's best, but better than Chi-Chis, Don Pablos, and maybe even Rio Grande. Certainly the dishes are fancier versions of Mexican dishes (they tend more towards real Mexican dishes than the Tex-Mex stuff you find elsewhere). But you'll spend a lot of money here for what is essentially "peasant" food. It's proximity to the MCI Center means that parking will run you $15 (there are plenty of nearby garages and the restaurant offers valet). Waits can be long, although my recent visit claimed an hour wait and we were seated in 30-40 minutes. Drinks are good (large margarita and tequila menu), but expect to pay $8-$12 for a small-sized drink. The grenadine/tequila lemonade is available only for a limited time, but it's tasty and strong ($10!). The thing everyone praises is the guacamole, which they fresh make on a cart wheeled to your table. Like it spicy? They'll do that. Want it mind, they'll do that, too. You won't get fresher guacamole than this. But... it's $12! Yes, it feeds 2 or 3 people and comes with chips and a basket of tiny tortillas. But, somehow, $12 for avocados, tomatoes, peppers, and onions seems a bit high. Expect to pay $18-$30 for an entree. It's good food, but you just know that a restaurant in a less expensive part of town could deliver this same food for $8 a plate. I've been to many "dive" Mexican places with food like this and my bill (with a margarita or two) rarely tops $20. The decor is stunning, although it's really just a bunch of blue bathroom tile. Bottom line: If you don't mind blowing $100 (for 2) on a Mexican meal that you have to wait in line to eat, this is a great place. If you want good food in a more "relaxed" place, save $80 and an hour of your life and try Adam's Morgan, Arlington, or other nearby location. Let's be honest: you eat here because's it's trendy and cool. Not because it's the best you can do, food-wise. more

Not really authentic mexican, but interesting dip 8/5/2005

I think the biggest thing this place has going for it is the table-prepared guacamole dip. Your server will prepare guacamole fresh from avacados at your table while you watch. That said, I'm not sure there's much else about this restaurant that would draw me to go there. The place was packed at 8pm on the Saturday night I ate there. Apparently that guacamole dip rakes in the customers! But alas, the food was very boring.. it was not even memorable. The bar couldn't make any of the cocktails I asked for (be sure to stick to margaritas only if you order drinks). The restaurant was so noisy I had to cup my hands around my ear to let my table-neighbors talk to me so that I could hear.. and it was so crowded it took me about 5 whole minutes to get from my table to the bathroom door - which had a line trailing outside of it. This place seems like an obviously popular hangout, and the guacamole dip is no doubt an interesting flare.. however this is not a good place to get a good authentic mexican dinner. Go ahead and go for that dip! more
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  • Plush and inviting, Rosa Mexicano has all the markers of a fine dining restaurant. Its upscale reputation hasn?t stiffened the Latin love of a party, though: Enormous stone bowls simmer with liquid...

  • 4/28/2010 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun 11:30am-10pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11:30pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Northwest Washington, Downtown, Northwest