Enjoy Fine Authentic Mexican Cuisine at Rosa Mexicano
Rosa Mexicano is everything that is RIGHT with Mexican cuisine. In city where restaurants are here today and gone tomorrow., Rosa Mexicano remains a staple charm within the Penn Quarter district of DC. The DC location makes its’s home inside the restored 1924 home of the original Hecht’s department store. Its just a few feet away from Capital One Arena, The National Portrait Gallery, and the Shakespeare Theater Company.
I’ve dined here several times and each time I walked away appreciating the authenticity and love given to the preparation of my meal. Right away you’re met with warm and friendly staff and though the restaurant is usually packed, the wait time is usually never long.
I love that you can witness the freshness of the ingredients used to make your salsa, as server prepares it for you table side.
The array of entrees include a mix of chicken, steak and seafood dishes. I have a divine love of seafood, so I usually order the dish with seafood. At Rosa Mexicano, the dish for me was ALAMBRE DE CAMARON’S. You have large grilled shrimp, which has been marinated in a garlic vinaigrette complete with tomatoes, onions and serrano chiles, over achiote rice with salsa verde picante. The added bonus was the entree being gluten free.
While I didn’t stay for dessert, I would most definitely return for lunch, dinner or brunch and you should too. Rosa Mexicano actually originated in New York City in 1924. The flagship restaurant is located at First Avenue near 58th Street.