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Rosa Mexicano

Rosa Mexicano

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, Washington
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  • Jim W.
    Jim WaltermanSeptember 19, 2013
    Great happy hour food and drink specials served by some of the friendliest bartenders in DC. Stop in and say hello to Pablo, Enrique, José and the rest of the staff. They certainly will treat you well
  • Pao V.
    Pao VictoriaDecember 26, 2014
    Very well priced! Good option for Christmas dinner. The Christmas dinner special had a four meal for $35. You will be very satisfied seeing the guacamole being prepared In front of you. Si
  • Dennis
    DennisMay 9, 2013
    Not your typical mid-Atlantic Mexican. Restaurant. Good stuff, unique menu, upscale Mexican food. Guacamole is great. Tequila selection is almost as good as what you get in Texas. Good service.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BanihashemiJanuary 18, 2014
    The best Guacamole I've ever had !! I would go again and just eat the guacamole for my meal :) the crispy rolled chicken taco was also tasty
  • Kim
    KimFebruary 23, 2014
    The beef short rib enchiladas are so freaking delicious! The beef was tender and the mestiza sauce was very tasty with a nice kick.
  • Dusk D.
    Dusk DargentMay 9, 2013
    The tacos with diver scallops and pork belly are AMAZING. Be sure to get a nice pitcher of sangria to go with it!
  • Laura S.
    Laura SchuckJanuary 6, 2014
    Fried plantains were delicious but ask for a table away from the window -- flashing lights from the Verizon Center jumbotron were a bit obnoxious
  • Kiara W.
    Kiara WalkerDecember 21, 2010
    pomegranate frozen margaritas are great! never had anything on the food menu besides the guac, which is also delish. they make it fresh at your table, or bar stool :)
  • Katherine K.
    Katherine Kennedy AllenMay 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the crispy chicken tacos, guacamole (delish w a dab of salsa verde on tortillas) & pomegranate margs or sangria! Enjoy!
  • Cory B.
    Cory BronzeMarch 1, 2012
    The crispy chicken tacos, short ribs and pomegranate margarita are the bomb! You definitely feel like you're in Mexico when you're here.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DeDeckerJune 13, 2016
    Happy Hour is everyday from 4-7 and includes bottomless chips and the best guac for $14!
  • David R.
    David RayMarch 17, 2010
    The Guacamole en Molcajete (which is prepared table side) is a must. Ordered the Mole de Xico enchiladas which was very good. Also recommend ordering one of their margaritas (La Tradicional)
  • Sam H.
    Sam HAugust 17, 2015
    Unlimited guan and great margaritas? Def one of the best deals around even though service is kind of "slow"
  • The P.
    The ProfessorAugust 22, 2011
    DISCOVER ROSA HAPPY HOURMonday - Friday4 - 7pmHalf-price select cocktails and appetizers will make you very happy for much more than an hour.
  • Kim D.
    They were great with the kids! They gave them aprons that said, "I rocked the Guac!", and let them help them make it table side.
  • Alex
    AlexAugust 18, 2011
    They make the guac right in front of you. So fresh and so delicious. Great evening atmosphere and fun happy hour.
  • Keneshia B.
    Keneshia B.December 30, 2012
    The best guacamole! They make it table side. Although it is $14, it is worth it.
  • Lynn P.
    Lynn PinaNovember 7, 2011
    The pork belly and sea scallops tacos are good. Get them with the plantains for a nice light meal.
  • Audrey A.
    Audrey AOctober 29, 2012
    Everything on their menu is superb! And, of course, the guacamole...oh, the guacamole!!
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGDecember 26, 2016
    They make great guacamole table side with whatever ingredients you might be in the mood for.
  • Tyler G.
    Tyler GilbertJuly 28, 2011
    Best Mexican Food EVER!!! Crab Impanadas are a must try! And the guacamole bowls are huge! Im Satisfied:)
  • Eboni C.
    Eboni CurryJanuary 16, 2012
    I'm officially re-naming the cheesecake "Transformers"- its more than meets the eye :) Can't go wrong with most if the desserts here....
  • Rita L.
    Rita LassiterJune 3, 2016
    The margarita menu is always a must have. The chicken enchiladas are deeLISH!
  • Me7sn
    Me7snDecember 22, 2015
    Don't miss the freshly made Guacamole 👌🏼
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarshallFebruary 2, 2016
    Great happy hour, the beef tacos and mango margaritas are amazing
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RaubAugust 11, 2014
    My birthday choice! By far my fav! Guacamole please! Cheers!
  • Road Unraveled
    Road UnraveledAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The frozen Pomegranate Margaritas are simply phenomenal. Definitely get the table side Guacamole too
  • B H.
    B HuttonAugust 31, 2013
    Guac is indeed fresh and plentiful. For calorie counters skip the chips and eat with fork.
  • Kate P.
    Kate PowersJuly 22, 2012
    Tableside guac is great. Drinks are strong. Chicken tortilla is delicious!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StarksJune 1, 2012
    The Chicken Enchiladas are unreal, as is the guacamole made fresh at your table!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SalcewiczFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Budin de Pollo - Favorite dish here, bar none. So tasty.
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MillerJune 9, 2011
    Amazing food here. The Guacamole is to die for. I had carne asada tacos. Delicious!
  • 亜米利加
    亜米利加December 14, 2016
    Quality seems to have slipped a bit compared to a few years ago. They forgot to bring out guacamole until reminded.
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GilmoreJanuary 29, 2011
    Really good guacamole! Awesome drinks too! The best dessert churros with three sauces!
  • Luci O.
    Luci OrkovJanuary 6, 2012
    Super hiper mega guacamole, made right in front of you, as you ask for! Yummy
  • Conner W.
    Conner WilbergerSeptember 6, 2010
    Pay no attention to the price of the guacamole it is COMPLETELY worth it!delicious & amazing experiance!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KitcesFebruary 24, 2013
    Be certain to check out the fantastic new Sunday brunch menu!
  • Boney V.
    Boney VargheseAugust 17, 2014
    Love the pork shank and the guacamole.
  • Robert T.
    Robert TrioJuly 29, 2016
    Chicken quesadilla with a pomegranate margarita - fin
  • Karen L.
    Karen L.December 16, 2011
    I'm not a drinker, so I can't attest to the margaritas that are given here high praise. But I did notice there are not many accolades given about the food which I found to be pricey for just average.
  • Mitch F.
    Mitch FordFebruary 18, 2013
    Get the double guacamole for a party of 4-6. It's so good!
  • Katylou M.
    Katylou MMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The people watching from the big windows is some of the best
  • Danielle R.
    Danielle RicksMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Sangria Organica. It's refreshing and almost healthy!
  • Rosalie D.
    Rosalie DechMay 20, 2013
    House made Margaritas were great. Chips were ok but the guacamole was divine.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MathiasJune 15, 2011
    The guacamole - you gotta do it! Delish! Great brunch, too!
  • Brent W.
    Brent WilliamsFebruary 5, 2013
    Popular joint. Great mole poblano. Getting too popular.
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SileoApril 5, 2012
    The grilled steak and chipotle shrimp are great
  • Daisy P.
    Daisy Perez EsparzaDecember 25, 2011
    Try the pork three ways with mole is mouthwatering
  • iChantha
    iChanthaAugust 31, 2014
    Chicken in quesadilla was stringy and cheese covers half the quesadilla, brown rice has butter which defeats the purpose of eating healthy brown rice. Plaintain was very good. Great outdoor seating!
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TrovatoJuly 10, 2013
    Get the home made guacamole. Worth it.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PlacenciaApril 22, 2016
    The guacamole is fresh and sangria refreshing.
  • Marlon Trinidesignz M.
    Staff is extra friendly and the guacamole is very tasty.
  • Mary S.
    Mary ScottJuly 25, 2014
    The guacamole and sangria are amazing!
  • DC Dining Adventures
    The Alambra ala Mexicana was good but not amazing. I'd stick with just drinks and guacamole here, not an entire dinner.
  • Tiana P.
    Tiana Prima DonnaJuly 26, 2012
    Have them make the guacamole in front of you!
  • Rosalie D.
    Rosalie DechMay 20, 2013
    Cool ambience and best guacamole in the city.
  • Marlon Trinidesignz M.
    You must try the la francessa drink if u wanna feel right!!! Lol
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HegelFebruary 27, 2010
    Guacamole and sopa de tortilla were great, plus on your bill they give you tip suggestions based on percentages.
  • Erica H.
    Erica HallMarch 5, 2014
    The Suprema Margarita is expensive but u only need one.
  • Flora S.
    Flora SanchezApril 15, 2011
    Ralph is an awesome server! He treated us like royalty.
  • dancingqueen f.
    Great happy hr ask for my buddy Enrique T. If he's atill slinging
  • Shane J.
    Shane JacquesJuly 23, 2010
    Kind of pricey but worth every penny. Try the Alambre a la Mexicana!
  • Laura F.
    Laura FarinaMarch 3, 2013
    Margarita guacamole and chips to start! Go Hoyas!
  • Nichole S.
    Nichole SykesMarch 22, 2014
    The food is excellent but our service was terrible. Once our food came we never saw the waiter again. We had to hunt the manager down to get our bill so we could pay to leave.
  • JB- K.
    JB- KangDecember 16, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    You have to get the freshly-made guac and whatever frozen drink they serve (probably the most potent drink in DC).
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GrayMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the pomegranate margs and spicy guac!
  • JP S.
    JP StayTrueorDieJune 22, 2011
    Pomegranate frozen margarita and the fish tacos!! YUM!
  • Misty M.
    Misty MartineauMay 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the budin de pollo, you'll be happy!!!
  • Vanessa B.
    Vanessa BernerJanuary 16
    Beautiful, good food. Expensive
  • Tina A.
    Tina AnthonyApril 7, 2010
    Get the guac made at your table, if eating that doesn't make you happy you are hopeless.
  • Christy B.
    Christy BatesOctober 30, 2010
    Get the guacamole and the steak tacos.... Amazing!!!!
  • Katherine K.
    Katherine Kennedy AllenAugust 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ceviche sampler. Trust me.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SpikesJuly 1, 2011
    Came on a Thursday night. Waited 40 mins for a table, service was slow, food is expensive, and it wasn't well flavored. If you like Tex-mex, prepare for tasting paper at this place.
  • gautam s.
    gautam singhNovember 1, 2013
    The guacamole is super fresh!
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PolzinSeptember 15, 2016
    Guacamole was amazing. Made tableside!
  • Madison L.
    Madison Levin-EpsteinNovember 21, 2011
    Great margaritas and chip&gauc (tableside)
  • Brian R.
    Brian RayJanuary 6, 2016
    yummy mexicano foody stuffings
  • Lainey C.
    Lainey CanevaroAugust 15, 2014
    Table side guacamole is delish!
  • Amita R.
    Amita RussellApril 19, 2010
    Wish I had known they have Valet service for $12. Plus, there's a garage right next door on F St, between 7th and 6th.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew McManusJune 4, 2016
    Pomegranate margs + spicy guac tho
  • Phillip T.
    Phillip TiongsonJuly 31, 2013
    If you have ever eaten in rosa Mexicana in NYC, do not eat here. The food is totally different, and is not that great. All they kept was the prices.
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenJanuary 9, 2013
    The guacamole is the bomb.
  • Bethany C.
    Bethany CecereDecember 17, 2011
    They have an entire gluten-free menu!
  • Pete D.
    Pete DeCarolisFebruary 28, 2015
    Good happy hour prices.
  • Meghna S.
    Meghna ShahDecember 5, 2012
    Try the Micheladas!!!
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LopezJuly 6, 2010
    In general this is s good place but is too expensive. The guacamole is not amazing and it´s around $13.00, that is too much.
  • ShannonRenee M.
    ShannonRenee Mouton GrayNovember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Table side guacamole is the BEST!
  • Jaya R.
    Jaya RaoFebruary 2, 2012
    Give the white sangria a chance!
  • gautam s.
    gautam singhNovember 1, 2013
    Must eat Mexican food!! Yummy!
  • Scott J.
    Scott JensenMay 24, 2011
    Try the Queso Fundido - delicious
  • H
    HOctober 16, 2011
    Three words: life-changing guacamole.
  • Lacey C.
    Lacey CraigAugust 15, 2011
    If you don't get the guacamole, your life is a cruel, sick joke.
  • Carlo M.
    Carlo MaioranaAugust 17, 2014
    Great Mexican food
  • Adrian B.
    Adrian BraunDecember 4, 2009
    Get a margaritta and some table side guac. Both are tops.
  • Caroline W.
    Caroline WrenJanuary 13, 2012
    Best restaurant in DC!
  • Sally R.
    Sally R.November 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Chips and homemade guac!
  • Donise C.
    Donise CameronApril 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Skinny margarita!
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FosterMay 18, 2012
    SUCH GOOD GUAC!!
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FalsettiAugust 11, 2012
    Margaritas are strong!
  • Mike R.
    Mike ReidAugust 22, 2012
    Great guac....
  • Anthony N.
    Anthony NjokuJanuary 16, 2012
    I'm all about the desserts: Pastel de Queso, Pastel de Plátano y Chocolate & Tres Leches de Zarzamoras!
  • Mariana B.
    Mariana BergesJanuary 2, 2015
    Muy rico!!! Los tacos son para compartir. Las margaritas están geniales!
  • Oswaldo G.
    Oswaldo Gomez RodriguezOctober 24, 2012
    La comida es deliciosa....recommended!
  • Diana E.
    Diana EfimovaMay 31, 2013
    Гуакамоле - безумно вкусно!!!!
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