Washington, DC 20005
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
Good experience. The ambiance was really nice. For an upscale restaurant you expect the tables to be balanced I kept pushing down on the table and it kept wobbling which was frustrating. The server was nice but he wasn't too into wanting to try and explain the dishes since it was our first time. The food and drink was really good it's just the portions weren't that large. I would go back but maybe for happy hour snacks and not for dinner.
Having been to Mexico City many many times, I'm particular about my Mexican food and tequila. The cuisine was more authentic than usually found in US restaurants. Tacos were the highlight of our meal. Good location, and it seemed like many groups were gathering to enjoy their pitchers.
It's only been one visit, but MXDC is our favorite upscale Mexican restaurant in DC so far. (As recent transplants from LA, we've had trouble finding anything even approaching what we were used to.) The room is great -- active and interesting. Service was friendly and on-point. And the food was very good. The tacos were tasty, but would be even better if they were simplified a tiny bit. The ceviche was incredible. We'll be back to try more of the menu.
The food was not that good. I ordered the "pick 3 tacos". I selected the Mahi Mahi and Pulled Chicken. The Mahi Mahi had a real "fishy" tast to them. The pulled chicken had a "smokey" flavor to it. Both were pretty bad. I also ordered some cheese queso, to go along with my chips. The queso is "non traditional". It's more of a baked cheese and groundbeef dip (where I was just looking for traditional cheese queso dip). The drinks were pretty good, although it's pretty hard to screw up a margarita.
The service was average. The waiter was kind of pushy. My wife had questions about the menu and I could tell the waiter was getting annoyed.
The restaraunt is very loud, which was hard to have any type of conversation. The bar area is really close to the dinner tables, so it's unavoidable. Our dinner reservations were for 8pm, so we though HH would've been over by then. If you make dinner reservations, request a table up stairs.
All in all, I will not be back. I will probly stick to Lauriol Plaza or SOL if I'm looking for good Mexican food.
The food and service here generally are awesome and I will say the guacamole & ceviches are always on point every time I've been. This time however some little things were off. I came with a friend for restaurant week and I first noticed that the restaurant had more open tables that I expected for 7pm, even if it was a Monday. The food came out quickly, which was great, but the server seemed a bit rushed too, which was odd given the number of empty tables. The soup was really good. The guac, again, fantastic. Some of the tortilla chips were chewy and inconsistent. My friend had the wrong entree brought out first, however it was corrected promptly by the kitchen. We ate my salmon entree in the interim, which was fantastic. It had a really nice glaze or sauce on it and the rice underneath was extremely well cooked. Once his entree came out, we at that. It was a mole short rib that was quite tasty. Nice dark notes really that complimented the tender beef well. This experience was the first time I've ever had any issue, other than noise, so I will definitely continue to recommend MXDC to friends looking for a great latin inspired meal.
Excellent contemporary Mexican food and drink, including margaritas, especially if you get the waiter to omit the untraditional agave syrup. I would, however, appreciate it if, after I have asked for the check, the waiter didn't proceed to ask whether I wanted coffee or not.
It was our last night in DC- we were tired from walking for 3 solid days, it was cold & wet... happy to find this place. We asked the hostess for the booth to be more comfortable, but she was quite rude & told us it 'was reserved' clearly not the case as it was left unseated the entire hour+ we were there. I don't appreciate being lied to. The food & value were good, but not the best I've ever had.
On a day when the world converged on DC for the Women's March, I thought for sure our reservation (for 11!) would be lost in the shuffle, but we were greeted immediately and seated soon after. The place was packed, but we still got excellent service and delicious food. Staff was efficient and friendly, even on what must have been one of their busiest weekends ever. Thank you MXDC!
The food was delicious. The shrimp ceviche was so good we ended up getting a second order. Orders a bunch of tacos- all delicious especially with the hot sauce- ask for it. My husband HD the carne a la parilla and it was very good. The churros were the perfect finish. Tried some margaritas- they were just okay. But the food was excellent! Will definitely go back! And their service was fantastic. My cup was always full and they were sure to check in and make sure we were happy. Reminded me of the hoapitaliaty in Mexico City.
One of the best sources of classic and contemporary Mexican (not Tex-Mex) cuisine, along with an excellent selection of cocktails and wines. The margaritas are superb, especially if you ask your server to dispense with the non-traditional agave syrup, which is all too common in margaritas today. The ceviches are truly outstanding, and the MXDC definitely warrants repeated visits, both with business associates and with current and prospective lovers.
MXDC felt like a modern Mexican place. The dishes were yummy (I really enjoyed the lobster guacamole and the taco of the day - beef abogado - so many flavours!) To me, Mexican means comfort food and I feel that it can sometimes be a bit too heavy. I was pleasantly surprised that this wasn't a typical Mexican restaurant. The dishes were beautifully presented and the overall atmosphere was upbeat, chic, and fun. That same atmosphere was reflected in the dishes. I'd highly recommend MXDC if you're craving a new kind of Mexican restaurant.
Original reservation was for 8p. Received a call changing reservation due to "Open Table" error. They were hosting a private party for NYE. Message was either change or cancel. Could have offered us a discount or free appetizer for the inconvenience. Not a real warm and fuzzy experience. Food was just okay. Wait staff attentive. Drink was nice.
Restaurant is in great location near White House area of Washington DC. It is less than a block from the Willard Hotel. We were seated quickly upon entering. Our waitress was attentive and answered all our questions about the menu. Prices were good. Drink specials were only good in the bar. Most entrees were between $15-20.
I'm a frequent lunch diner at MXDC, and thought it might be a nice place to take my wife for a holiday dinner before shopping and seeing the National Christmas Tree. Honestly, it was the worst meal I've ever had there. The short rib with mole had zero flavor and was a minuscule portion (unlike the lunch portions which are generous). My wife's branzino was also small and uninteresting. Worst, we were overcharged for one of the items on the menu. Service was friendly but rushed, even though we had made an Open Table reservation. We'll think twice about going there again for any kind of meal. Another example of DC's mediocre culinary scene.
Servers MUST tell customers if the 'rice and beans' are extra - customers assume, like at other restaurants, that these are part of the meal. He didn't say anything to us... just "rice and beans for your side or other" when we ordered tacos. We were less than pleased that we paid extra for something that could have been optional. Menu was unclear. Server less than transparent. Poor experience.
We had a group of 8 (that included a range of dietary restrictions) and MXDC accommodated us extraordinarily well! Everyone was happy with food and drink and ability to converse in the upstairs seating section. We were in and out with a large group with plenty of time to make our show afterwards. The staff was timely and helpful and the food was delicious! We especially enjoyed Sangria Saturday and all of the taco options! Thanks for showing us a great evening, I will return!
MXDC has always been my go to DC restaurant, whether it's for a business meal with a client, myself or with friends. Travel takes me to Washington almost weekly and the Spanish hostess/front manager consistently treats me like royalty, is very helpful and she definitely understands how to initiate an enjoyable dining experience for customers, which is much appreciated during or after a work day. This speaks well when a restaurant knows how to hire good staff since it's not just all about the food. The servers are also very attentive and, of course, the food is incredible. The tacos are savory and the carne is delicious. It's all quite delectable, especially with their options of choice tequila. Highly recommended. I would suggest making a reservation beforehand as it does get crowded.
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.
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