Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

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2828 reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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Overlooking the Potomac River, with views of the Capital Wheel, Washington, D.C. and Old Town, Alexandria, Rosa Mexicano is located in the center of the National Harbor complex. Just a short ride from the MGM Casino; a meal or a beverage on our patio or in our dining room offers guests sweeping views of our Nation’s Capital.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2828 People Are Saying
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4.1
Ambience
3.8
Value
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vipDCEater
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food with great service. Generous portions also. Always a pleasure to come here!

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DougW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving lunch is always a special treat at Rosa’s. Their old-style Mexican twist on an American favorite makes this well worth the time to visit!

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated 36 wedding Anniversary. Had seat with harbor view. Seated at sunset. Very lovely all around!

JT
JabariT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Nice spot for a nice dinner and drinks.The food and drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

We were not seated until 20 minutes after our reservation time which we arrived right on time. Then we sat at the table for 20 minutes with two children, and no waiter ever came. After speaking with the manager we finally got a waiter and food. Food was good but service was definitely lacking.

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LeeR
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and drinks! The margaritas are so good and so was our shrimp dish.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved that the staff worked with my likes to make my meal for me

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Celebrating my friends 26th birthday, it was our first visit the apps were delicious, nice ambiance, waiter was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

The food portions were not acceptable for the price (i.e., 4 shrimp for almost $30 is not acceptable, and they weren’t jumbo either).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

!! Hemos ido a rosa mexicano por muchos años especialmente rosa mexicano downtown era el mejor el servicio, comida y por supuesto sus hostess!!!! Lástima que lo hayan cerrado , ya hemos visitado este rosa mexicano por varias veces y TODAS!!! Han sido malísimas en especial sus hostess!!! Siempre dan una cara de enojo o de molestia no sabemos cual es su problema!!!! Otra su servicio es malísimo sus meseros que tienen hoy en día no saben nada acerca del lo que están haciendo no saben el menú llegan siempre tarde a la mesa tardan para tomar la orden de bebidas y luego tardan las bebidas en llegar!!! Fatal servicio pienso que deben las personas encargadas del restaurante poner un poco de atención en eso !!! El restaurante es caro para que uno tenga esa clase de atención!!! Nosotros nos encanta su comida pero honestamente por el servicio que tiene no regresaremos más!!!! Y la gente que piense en ir piénselo dos veces y si quieren esperar por su mesero 10 minutos y por sus bebidas otros 10 ok !!! Buena suerte !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Veterans Day - Day of Remembrance- it was great!

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vipLovetoeat
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service is very good! It’s one of my local favorites!

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BirthdayGirl30
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

My meal had egg shells in it. Took several minutes for waitress to come back with my “bottomless” mimosas.

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FQT1
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I had a great time at brunch. The food was great and the drink selection was superb.

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Dannie79
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Never Dissatisfied with this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

Not really Mexican. My dish looked like it was microwaved.

Great ambiance but poor menu when compared with real Mexican food.

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Vince
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Had a great time but the Guacomole wasn't as good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we loved it. The food was amazing, the service was prompt, everyone was nice, and the customer service was on point

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was spectacular! 🤗

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AnalieG
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great.. got there early and the table was already ready for us. We really enjoyed every moment there and will be sure to return in the future.

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DavidP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Warren was OUTSTANDING! Once he heard it was my fiancée's birthday and that we became engaged just the night before, he treated with such care and special surprises; small bottle of champagne, margarita served on dry ice and special dessert. He was AMAZING. The guacamole at Rosa is unmatched. It is worth our 90 minute drive just for that.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my mom’s 61st Birthday. This was her first time at Rosa Mexicano (not mine lol). She loved it as we knew she would. Alfredo was our waiter. He had a great spirit, knew the menu, gave solid advise on choices, and provides overall excellent service. Another one down for the books as a A+! Will definitely be back in future.

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Kawehi
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

TINY PORTIONS available during happy hour. Not the best place to go to if you're looking to get your money's worth during happy hour. Our group was still hungry and we easily spent $50 after 5 tacos, 2 mini margs, 1 corona, and table side guacamole. Great food and very flavorful, however I would recommend for special occasions only.

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AriA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The ambience and menu are the highlights of our visit. We enjoyed the signature pomegranate marguerita and sangria.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Drinks were strong, food was hot and service wad good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, particularly the carnitas

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The food is just not good. The flavor isn't there and the options are bland. I think the bar is about it.

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vipStacyM
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

It was good. Server was good. Hostess staff was not really friendly. Bathrooms were a mess. Needed attention and cleaning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Waiter did not check on our table once. Did not even got the side of rice I ask for. Bad service from waiter.

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AshleyB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a server come up to us and ask us if we had any questions about the menu to ask and we said okay and then he didn’t come back after about 15 minutes of us looking at the menu. Then a random server asked if we had been helped and we said not really so she took the rest of our order and everything was great after that! Really good food too

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elimary is a great server we requested her every time we eat there because of her patient and great service to us.

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JessicaC
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in years. Get the salmon entree with chorizo, kale, and poblano cream sauce. You won’t be disappointed. Glad we ventured out from the typical steakhouse for our anniversary. We got a table with an awesome view of the harbor. Thanks Rosa Mexicana chefs, wait staff, dish crew, management, and all those who keep good restaurants afloat these days.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Poor service

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Lackluster
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The menu seemed way more limited than pre-pandemic, the service was so so, and our appetizer guac wasn't ready until we were almost finished with our entrees, in addition to getting the wrong desserts, no spoons for ice cream, and the outdoor seating area was closed. Hopefully it was just a one off/bad night.

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ChristinaK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

We normally love RM and this location but they were off their game. The service was incredibly slow, the employees were frantic, and half our entrees came out cold. We understand things aren’t up to anyones standards because of Covid but this was really below the bar. It took 45 minutes for our appetizer to come out, for reference.

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KennettM
1 review