Rosa Mexicano Coming to Friendship Heights in Nov.

Rosa Mexicano’s 575 7th St, NW location.

From a press release:

Rosa Mexicano Restaurants has signed a lease with Grosvenor Americas for 7,304 square feet of ground floor retail space within 5225 Wisconsin Avenue NW, a 93,000 square foot office building in the Chevy Chase submarket of Washington, D.C.

The new restaurant, which is expected to open in November, will be the third Rosa Mexicano restaurant in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and the 13th nationwide. The other two national capital area restaurants are located in the Penn Quarter of Washington, D.C. and National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Rosa Mexicano’s most recently opened new restaurant is in Miami’s iconic South Beach neighborhood.

You can see their menus here. We judged the Penn Quarter location here.

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  • yeah i’m slow… didn’t realize it was such a chain (knew they had the natl harbor and penn quarter locations but thought it didnt extend much further than that). well, now i dont feel so bad thinking they are ehhhhh

  • Love their Passover menu. THe rest of the time, their food is one of the better Mexican options in DC, which is really not saying much. Makes me miss living in the Southwest.

  • They are delicious. And while they are a chain, they still only have probably like 20 or less restaurants nationwide. 3 just happen to be in DC.

    Is there anything less exciting than news about something opening in Friendship Heights?

  • expensive as hell

  • Rosa Mexicana might be a chain, but the food is awesome. Best guac in DC, hands down.

  • So is this going in the building with the Borders, Maggiano’s, etc.? There has been an empty storefront there for what seems like years. Also, pretty sure that Borders location is closing soon.

  • Who cares if its a chain? So if something has multiple locations it is inherently inferior? So if the same space had a restaurant with a different name and the same menu, it would be inherently better?

    We’re not talking about McDonalds or Olive Garden. I tend to judge restaurants based on the taste of their food, not their corporate governance structure.

  • This is the building that continually flips restaurants. I remember there was “That’s Amore” at one point. I am sure Cactus Cantina/ Guapos are also not too happy.

    Good luck to them!

  • The space by Borders and Maggiano’s (formerly Linens-N-Things) will be a Nordstrom’s Rack, scheduled to open in Spring 2011. This is a block south of Maggiano’s, where Bambuli’s used to be (before that, it was That’s Amore, and before that, it was Hamburger Hamlet).

    The Border’s is currently having its closing sale, and has already closed the coffee shop.

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