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Just west of our nation's Capitol, Rosa Mexicano Penn Quarter location is situated in the exceptionally restored 1924 Hecht's building across from the Verizon Center. As the first Rosa Mexicano to open outside of New York City in December 2003, this D.C. location remains true to its roots by delivering authentic Mexican cuisine in a stylish, festive atmosphere. The interior features eye-catching details that include 14-foot wraparound windows, a spacious bar and lounge area, and a tequila bar offering a wide range of premium selections and margaritas. Traditional folk crafts have also been incorporated throughout the restaurant, most notably in a dramatic series of illuminated pilasters featuring festive Mexican masks mounted on the wall.

It's a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.

About Rosa Mexicano Restaurants

When we opened the first Rosa Mexicano (which means "Mexican pink") with chef and co-founder Josefina Howard in 1984, New York Magazine applauded us for introducing New Yorkers to a "hitherto unfamiliar, elevated version of Mexican cuisine." Today, we continue to redefine expectations with our contemporary Mexican cuisine rooted in authentic flavors utilizing socially responsible ingredients combined with stylish spaces and festive atmosphere.

All of our award-winning dishes remain faithful to their traditional roots while incorporating regional accents and inspired innovation. You'll know just what we're talking about when you try our Pomegranate Margaritas or Guacamole en Molcajete, made in a traditional lava-rock mortar and prepared tableside.

While the original Midtown location continues to serve our signature menu amidst rustic, handcrafted furnishings, our new generation of restaurants is defined by stunning modern interiors. Many of the new Rosa Mexicano locations feature dramatic architectural details such as cascading water walls against a vibrant palette of purples, pinks, reds and oranges. With fifteen locations from New York to Miami to Los Angeles, our restaurants continue to win rave reviews and loyal patrons everywhere we go. And now, you can even bring the unique flavors of Rosa Mexicano into your home by visiting our online store or select retailers nationwide. We invite you to enter our world and experience our passion for the flavors of Mexico.

Editorial Reviews

Review - Rosa Mexicano - Washington, DC
Thomas Head, Washingtonian Magazine | October 17, 2006

In 1984, Josefina Howard, Spanish by birth but a longtime resident of Mexico, opened Rosa Mexicano on First Avenue near 58th Street in New York. Mrs. Howard's knowledge of regional Mexican cuisine and her dedication to providing genuine flavors and tastes quickly made the restaurant a destination for lovers of Mexican cooking.

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Features

  • Attire: Casual
  • Parking: Private Parking Lot
  • Average Price ( Per Person ): Under $30
  • Family Restaurant: Yes
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Beer & Wine, Specialty: Sangria
  • Carry Out: Yes
  • Outside Seating: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Has TV: Yes
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express

Restaurant ID: 268

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