Casa Oaxaca - Bethesda

4.7
49 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
Located in beautiful Bethesda, MD, Casa Oaxaca Restaurant offers a menu inspired by traditional Mexican fare & cocktails.
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food good service.

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Alejandro
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing! Went here with my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day and it was moderately packed but the service was still great, the food was amazing, tried a horchata de melon for the first time and it was fantastic. We loved the place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Great food and service . Didn’t enjoy the outdoor setting so much

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AliciaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible. Our favorite Mexican place. Outdoor seating is great. Lots of heaters and a few fire pits make it a comfortable and warm experience. Definitely the nicest outdoor dining in Bethesda.
Food is very good and reasonably priced.
Since Nahum has become bar manager the drinks are superb wirh some very unique cocktails .

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AliciaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This has become one of my favorite restaurants in Bethesda. The molcajete is incredible. It is a enough to share with 3-4 people. The margaritas are good and inventive. Nahum, the bar manager, has done an incredible job with the drink menu. Service is fantastic very attentive and friendly staff. The restaurant has done a good job with heaters and a fire pit to try to keep patrons warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food & service were both wonderful! Beef tongue & ceviche were delicious. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful authentic Mexican food, great staff and very nice spacious patio seating. Going back soon!

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vipRegular
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor seating and ambiance were outstanding, well thought out, spacious, and warm with multiple heaters. Great service, really good food, especially the corn tortillas used to make tacos. Will be back!

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vipChrisA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had been hearing good things about Casa Oaxaca and, I knew I had to try it. It did not disappoint. The ceviche was outstanding, tacos were great with a good variety of different margaritas. But the Nutella filled churros stole the show. I think we just found our new neighborhood Mexican spot.

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vipJessicaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great time! Server Humberto was excellent 🙌🏽

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MarkM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant incorrectly reported to OpenTable that we were a no-show.

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vipChrisA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Be warned - Hours of operation are different than those stated on the OpenTable app. The restaurant was supposed to be open till 10, we showed up at 9 for our reservation only to be told they had already closed.

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vipBPass
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food at reasonable prices. Excellent outdoor seating arrangements with heaters.

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ValenciaS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have nothing bad to say about this place. The food was really good, the drink was perfect, the server was very friendly and the ambiance with the outdoor seating was nice. I will definitely go back.

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vipChristieL
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening out! sitting outside on the patio with a fun crowd and terrific service and delicious food.

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LisaE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and nice drinks. Pleasant atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Group of 16 people and they were able to accommodate and meet everyone’s needs

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Martin
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had never been to Bethesda, had a hankering for Mexican food. We found Casa Oaxaca on Open Table. We were pleasantly surprised that the food was authentic Mexican, and really good, too. Additionally, service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

If you’re gluten free, you can’t eat the chips! They fry a few batches in the morning to avoid cross contamination, but if you don’t get there early enough, they may be gone. All the tacos are gluten free except for one.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! And great drinks

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vipCatherineK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

The food was good and the service was excellent. The ambiance is like Chipotle almost cafeteria style which we did not care for.

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vipPamelasamaria
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was very friendly and prompt! Food and drinks were great too. We had steak fajitas and combo fajitas. Had frozen passion fruit margaritas that were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great service --- as always. My favorite spicy margarita in the DMV!

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vipRobertoG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent fish and pastor tacos
Thank to turn on the gas heater

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is amazing. Drinks are out of this world. And the ambiance is spectacular.

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vipDavidJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great outdoor restaurant during the pandemic.

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vipannabanana
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had our first experience eating at a restaurant since March (or February?) last week when we ate outside at Casa Oaxaca. We ordered the fajitas and enchiladas, both of which were outstanding. I also had a classic margarita (which was solid but not amazing) and my husband had some kind of liquor flight. We got an order of churros to go and enjoyed them at home because it was starting to rain.

Only some of the outdoor seating is covered, which is fine and definitely feels a little safer. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Long wait for a table and for food but it was worth it

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vipGaryD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly service. Delicious margaritas. Awesome tacos!!

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AlexT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious authentic food. I had the Enchiladas de Mole. Very tasty and filling. Quick service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great!

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vipBPass
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Set an on the patio and enjoyed the fresh air, good service, good margaritas, and very good food. Pricing is a bit expensive given the portion sizes, nonetheless, very solid authentic Mexican food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday! We sat outside and had a great time. Good music and the servers were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food like always amazing margaritas try the frida margarita and the tamarindo margaritas

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience5

Food took an hour and a half to come, waiter did not put order in — regardless, we were in no rush and the food was good and a great atmosphere; would go again I assume it was a fluke

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very nice experience! Waitress keep giving us lukewarm water in 101 degree weather.

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jims18
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for dinner the last weekend before the restaurants in Maryland all had to close because of the corona virus. There were few customers, which was good because our waiter gave us more personal attention than might have otherwise been the case. Casa Oaxaca is an upscale Mexican restaurant emphasizing that Mexican province, where the chef is from. We split a salad, and I had fajitas, my wife had an assortment of tacos. Everything was excellent. The salsa accompanying the chips was very interesting, with a unique almost smoky flavor. The mole was also excellent and very authentic. I would recommend this place to anyone. I hope it can withstand the downtime because of the virus.

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vipPamelaS
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Looks like a humble bar serving standard Mexican food but the menu is far more upscale and interesting. Plenty of taco choices spanning all proteins, including beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables — even grasshopper. A surprisingly large menu for a small place. Service was super-friendly and efficient. We visited on a Saturday night and were glad we made a reservation, as the place filled up fast. Looking forward to warmer weather as the patio will open up many more tables.

FAQs

Casa Oaxaca - Bethesda offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 858-6181 ext. 86181.

Casa Oaxaca - Bethesda is rated 4.7 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.