Just west of the Capitol, the
Rosa Mexicano Penn Quarter location is situated in the
exceptionally restored 1924 Hechtís building across from the Verizon
Center. As the first Rosa Mexicano to open outside of New York City, the
D.C. location shares the spirit of its sister restaurants 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. Itís a feast for the eyes as well as
the taste buds.
When the first Rosa Mexicano location opened in 1984, New York Magazine
applauded them for introducing New Yorkers to a ďhitherto unfamiliar,
elevated version of Mexican cuisine.Ē Today, they continue to redefine
expectations nationwide with authentic Mexican cooking, stylish spaces
and festive atmosphere.
Guided by the vision of Corporate Chef Christian Plotczyk and Culinary
Director David Suarez, all of the award-winning Rosa Mexicano dishes
remain faithful to their traditional roots while incorporating regional
accents and inspired innovation. Youíll experience that first hand when
you try the Pomegranate Margaritas or Guacamole en Molcajete, made in a
traditional lava-rock mortar and prepared tableside.