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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.
Washington, DC 20005
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 Cocina Mexicana by Todd English 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
After a very good first visit, we ate at MXDC a second time, this time with a friend. Service was great, and the room is fun. But the food wasn't as good this time. Guac was a bit runny -- never a good sign. The regular menu tacos were fine (if a bit dry), but the night's special was pretty bad. It was a fried oyster taco -- which is a great idea and sounded fun -- but it turned out to be an overcooked oyster with way too much batter. We're still on the quest for a great Mexican restaurant in the DMV.
Went with two teenage boys. Had excellent service. The food was fine, but not amazing. Habanero Margarita had a nice, smokey kick to it. They made mocktails for the teens, which they appreciated. Tacos were tasty, though we needed to ask for hot sauce. We tried 5-6 different ones and all were well-prepared. The desserts were pretty bad, but I generally don't expect great desserts from this type of restaurant.
I've eaten here before and loved it - even the sangria which got poor reviews elsewhere. I actually made a reservation and then when I arrived and sat down at the table, I learned my friend who I had scheduled lunch with had gone to the hospital ill. The staff was so incredibly kind and accommodating as I was clearly shocked by this. The host even offered me a shot of tequila to calm me down. I'm looking forward to actually getting to eat here at some point and to thank such an excellent staff for their kindness.
This was my second group outing to MXDC and it was very consistent. The restaurant is very loud so keep that in mind. The food is delicious! Drinks are good and since it was cinco de mayo, we got margaritas on special! Definitely recommend for a glamorous type of group event- make a reservation though!
A friend had recommended this place for the Tacos and Salsa. The food was great BUT service was very disappointing. When we got seated about 15 minutes later a couple sat next to our table and they got served there Chips and Salsa even Entrees way before us. Even though we had the same waiter and he asked what we wanted first. Everything took forever to get and we had to keep waiting and asking about our food. When we got our dessert we didn't get our coffee till 20 minutes after the fact by the time the coffee came the Churros we had saved where cold. Felt as if we where indivisible to the staff.
They are trying to hit her in the market but I missing on all counts. They certainly don't make Mexican food. I I think they should reconsider their menu and I don't know what they can do about the noise level in there it's all hard surfaces . Definitely not A relaxing experience.
This is a very common complaint from me. My wife and I are approaching our 70's . As soon as I say that we have a reservation the host looks for an alternative table that will send us to the darkest remote table in the restaurant. I always reject that and get relocated. But that should not be, as it is, the norm.
The food was innovative as was the drink menu. Everyone should have a Paloma if you have not before. We stuck to seafood. Both the salmon and Branzino were very well prepared and spiced. Just had a few too many bones in the Branzino. May return.. but will recommend to 30ish niece.
MXDC was a perfect way to start a romantic weekend getaway for my girlfriend and I. We decided to eat at MXDC before seeing a musical about a block away from the restaurant, and I've been raving about it to everyone since we got home. The food is amazing quality for an amazing price - we spent maybe $50 for the two of us? Their guacamole is top notch, and my girlfriend's salmon was perfectly done. If we make this a yearly trip, I think we'll be including MXDC in our anniversary plans. Can't wait to go back.
A lively place with an attentive wait staff. Guacamole (classic version) was outstanding—if I went back I'd make a meal of it.
The paella was mostly rice, with a handful of shrimp and a little chicken. The flavor was good, but I want more goodies in my paella. Desserts (mango ice cream and churros were OK, but not outstanding).
Our group of 8 decided to dine here after the March for Science and were all very favorably impressed. Apps, entrees and cocktails were all rated as superb and the service was equally good. I think it's rare in a party of that size to have no complaints at all but MXDC delivered. There was even a vegetarian version of chile relleno that got rave reviews. Other entrees sampled included the grilled branzino, a pan seared salmon with a honey chile glaze, a half roasted chicken with a different honey chile glaze, chicken with mole verde sauce and a trio of fish tacos. We also shared an excellent guacamole and a fabulous ceviche as appetizers. The only dessert we tried was a plate of churros which were a tad on the greasy side but still delicious. All in all a great dining experience for a diverse group that included a couple of die-hard foodies. Be warned that the noise levels become quite high when the place is full. They really should consider adding some noise dampening materials to make it an even more enjoyable experience.
We were a group of seven for dinner on a Saturday night and it was loud. Shout-at-each-other loud. We are all mid-30's to 40's, so it wasn't an age problem. The food was good, and the lobster quacamole was excellent, but the noise level combined with the darkened room made it feel like "club mxdc." The service was fine, but I will go with a smaller group next time and hopefully have a better experience.
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