MXDC Cocina Mexicana by Todd English offers Mexican cuisine with a modern touch. We're located on 14th St, a block from the White House and a short walk from the Washington Monument.
Our bar area is the perfect space for a happy hour with extensive cocktail and tequila menus.
The decor and ambiance makes MXDC the perfect destination for a romantic evening, a family dinner or to host your next private or corporate event.
Created by Todd English, MXDC's menu includes small plates, entrees, and family-style dishes. The menu offers traditional foods from various regions throughout Mexico. Taco options include Pork Belly; beer-battered Mahi Mahi; and Carne Asada. Other favorites include the Seven-Chile Lamb Shank, Tortilla Soup and our open-faced quesadillas.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 12am
Saturday: 12:00pm -12:00am
14th Street midway between F & G Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private catering is available, please use our Events Contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about catered events!
Due to Washington, DC parking regulations, Valet services are available after 7pm Thursday-Friday and after 5pm Saturdays for $10. Street parking & garage parking are available in close proximity to the restaurant. We validate parking for PMI Located on G Street between 13th and 14th street after 4pm for $7.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Several private and semi private options including buyouts of the entire facility. Please fill out our Events Contact form or email email@example.com for more information.
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MXDC is ideal for private events, offering a fresh perspective on traditional Mexican cuisine elevated by high-end ingredients. Treat your guests to an evening to remember with small plates, family-style dishes, and a strong tequila program.
MXDC Ratings and Reviews
nice menu of snacks, small meals and ful ...
nice menu of snacks, small meals and full meals. We had tacos & they were excellent. These are small, soft tortillas with a variety of toppings, similar to what you'd get in Mexico on the street. Hongos (huitlacoche with mushrooms & corn) were my favorite.
I have been here for happy hour before a ...
I have been here for happy hour before and it was a good deal. But we went for my boyfriends birthday and everything was great till the dinner. We ordered quesadillas, which were actually cheese crisps. for $17 i expected more on the "quesadilla" Ill just stick to going for happy hour.
I have been to MXDC several times, and t ...
I have been to MXDC several times, and the food has remained consistently good, with very good table service. I give a "poor" due to the amazingly rude behavior of the hostess. Upon a arriving, I told her we had a reservation for 7 and she just pointed to a table in the restaurant and said "there's your table." Didn't escort us nor did she even smile or acknowledge our presence when we arrived. This is not the first time this hostess has been rude, but this was far and away beyond anything before. Enough to make m want to stay away from an otherwise good restaurant.
MXDC was good. Got the three-taco combo, ...
MXDC was good. Got the three-taco combo, as did all of my friends, with various selections. They were all scrumptious. My only misgiving is that they run about $5/taco, which - while I know it's DC & all - is silly. The local taco truck is just as good and it's half that price. But the food was great, drinks were tasty. And actually I think I spent $15 on tacos and $40 on beverages... haha.
We had reservations at 6 pm because had ...
We had reservations at 6 pm because had tickets at the Kennedy Center for 8 pm. The guacomole was very good. The tacos were served VERY COLD. Either the kitchen was not doing a good job of overseeing the food service or the waitress did not pick up the food when it was ready.
Came here with a friend before a show at ...
Came here with a friend before a show at the Warner theater and had a great meal. The mix and match tacos are a great value, and are delicious. The service was friendly and attentive. This has also been my experience when I've come for lunch during the work day and for happy hour. The space may be a bit sterile to be considered a neighborhood gem, but I consider this a proven, solid choice for many different occasions.
Very nice restaurant. We went pre theat ...
Very nice restaurant. We went pre theater with friends. The menu is great and the service very friendly, attentive and quick. I was especially impressed that the waitress asked about food allergies when I ordered the mole. She also brought a candle for my husband's birthday.
The food was very good, portions a good size. The ingredients were fresh and well spiced.
The decor and atmosphere are very nice i ...
The decor and atmosphere are very nice if you are looking for a contemporary, upscale vibe. There was an energetic buzz to the room that created a nice environment. The servers were attractive and polite, but a little bit too distant and hurried.
The guacamole and chips we ordered while we sipped a drink and explored the menu were the first clue that the food quality was average, at best. Unfortunately, the food here just wasn't very good.
Nice place for a quick drink, but there are much better upscale mexican options nearby.
The food and the service were excellent. ...
The food and the service were excellent. The vibe, however, was very loud and clubby. Great if that's what you're looking for, but not so much if you want to talk to your dining companions. We had to lean in and semi-shout most of the meal.
The happy hour specials were good. My cocktail was a little disappointing. I asked for something smoky with mezcal, and was served a "Mexico Mule," ie a moscow mule with mezcal. Sweet, not smoky at all, and unimaginative. But it otherwise looked like a hopping bar scene, if that's what you're after.
The food was good, not large portions an ...
The food was good, not large portions and definitely not a "delicious" thought on the first bite or the last. The service was adequate, having to search for our server, brought the wrong wine twice and no refills on water. I would probably not go back again. To many other restaurants to experience and the favorites to return to.
Two stars for one of the oddest dining e ...
Two stars for one of the oddest dining experiences...made a reservation through OpenTable. No one called or e-mailed to let me know that the day I reserved for was a day they were featuring a "celebrity chef" (whom no one at our table had heard of), which meant, apparently: (a) you'd be asked multiple times if you had bought a ticket (ticket for what? no one ever explained); (b) a very nice three-piece ensemble would be playing; (c) the menu was truncated to a small brunch menu, which you could do as a pre fixe ($55.00) meal, which seemed less economical than a la carte, plus a make-your-own omelet station (which was obviously not manned by said celebrity chef); and (d) a camera guy would come by to interview you for your thoughts on the meal (I'm glad he didn't come back around, 'cause he wouldn't've been pleased with my on-camera responses). The customer service was unclear and slightly pretentious from the beginning. This would be a one-star review, except apparently the Braised Short Rib Nachos (slow cooked & braised, shredded short rib on top of house made tortilla chips finished with loaded topping of queso blanco) was quite tasty. Our diner who ordered El Pollo & Waffles (golden fried crispy chicken alongside a warm fluffy vanilla bean waffle, topped with banana butter and warm chipotle syrup) had to ask for the syrup and didn't receive the banana butter. The waffle itself looked like a large eggo waffle and the chicken were wings. The Brioche French Toast (topped with house made banana butter and warm chipotle syrup) made it to the table with the banana butter on the side (as requested), but again, the syrup had to be requested (and oddly, even though we gestured to both plates when we made the initial syrup request, we had to ask a second time for a second ramekin). MXDC seems to be another hyped-up DC restaurant without anything to back it up. The main positive was that a la carte, the prices were reasonable.
It is hard to find Mexican food that is ...
It is hard to find Mexican food that is not heavy or too saucey or overwhelmed by melted cheese. This restaurant struck the right balance of bold flavor but done in a light way. The lunch sizes were not too large or too small. The ingredients were fresh and zesty, yet also delicate. All the flavors were able to shine through.
We reserved ahead to celebrate a birthda ...
We reserved ahead to celebrate a birthday/anniversary; colorful lively setting is fun, but main seating area was deafening...we were thoughtfully relocated to quieter window area. Our food was mixed...good guacamole, tasty grilled romaine, an excellent 'pescado' (branzino filet), but truly mediocre chicken enchilada (tepid, flavorless)...and a forgettable flan. Our fruity red sangria was pleasant. Our server completely forgot our coffee order, apologized, & 'comped' our flan (which we didn't eat). Overall, a disappointment for our special occasion :(
As a vegetarian, I am hesitant to try ou ...
As a vegetarian, I am hesitant to try out unique restaurants. Everything was made clear on the menu for my options. My husband and I loved it and even stopped back for a late night snack after a hockey game on Saturday night.
Decent food but not up to Todd English s ...
Decent food but not up to Todd English standards. Food delivered to my wife was actually cold and had to send it back. Ended up eating at different times, which was unfortunate for our date and delayed us getting to the theater.
Our drinks were inventive and quite good ...
Our drinks were inventive and quite good. I had I Know What Boys want
The guacamole was lame sort of bland.
The mole was excellent and tacos were okay not that original
Overall we had a nice time and waitress was cool and helpful
In town to visit my son at college. Wan ...
In town to visit my son at college. Wanted to get him a good meal away from local fast food that he is accustomed to. We started off with a mix n match taco trio. These were fantastic. They were short rib, pork shoulder and chicken. Excellent authentic flavors. We felt like we were back in Mexico. Smoked chilies and fresh guacamole with the salsa verde was a great compliment to the soft tacos. For main course we had the paella for 2. This was also excellent; however, the portion was very large. It could have easily fed 3 or 4 people. It was served in traditional large pot tableside. The tres leches and churro desserts rounded out the meal, and they were nothing less than perfect just like our entire experience from service to ambiance to the delicious food. Todd English has outdone himself with this eatery. It is My favorite restaurant in DC by far...
The General Manager Jordan Wroblewski to ...
The General Manager Jordan Wroblewski took special care of our 2 11yr olds with a special entre not even on the menu! Ceviche all of them fantastic Halibut amazing and the churros perfect ending to absolutely fantastic evening!
Restaurant location and ambiance was gre ...
Restaurant location and ambiance was great. Paella was not as tasty as the last time I was there. Was told by maître d that they now bake it which may have changed the taste. Service was absolutely horrible. However, once the maître d was informed he was very helpful & accommodating.
Great food and knowledgeable staff, but ...
Great food and knowledgeable staff, but we had a light over our table flickering the whole time!! Distracting and the staff didn't seem to notice at all. But really, if a failing lightbulb is the only fault I can find, then it's a great dining experience.
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