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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
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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
I was in the mood for Mexican food and this looked like a great place near my hotel. The guacamole was tasty, not the best I've had but above average. I ordered the quesadilla for a main course and it was a bit disappointing. Somewhat dry and flavors didn't blend as well as expected. Tables are very close together so it's difficult to have a private conversation. I would go back and order something different next time.
Accomplishments are something to build on, not rest on. Regrettably when it comes to food MXDC is definitely resting. This was my fourth and most disappointing visit by far. We ordered tacos--six different varieties and only the fish taco was worth eating. The rest were dull and largely flavorless. Black beans tasted bland, like they had come directly from a can--no seasoning, no flavor, no kidding. Salsa is doled out in large thimbles, too small to dip a chip. The bright spots? Guacamole. Handcrafted cocktails. Friendly staff. Sadly, until the food improves, we'll be eating Mexican elsewhere.
Overall the experience was very good. I ordered the salmon: the honey chipotle glaze was good—although I think I'd prefer more of an emphasis on the savory aspects of the dish, rather than the sweet. The sides of rice and greens were also good: all were cooked to the correct doneness. The service was very good: our server was attentive and friendly. The restaurant was quite a bit darker during dinner time than my last visit (during lunch time). The restaurant was also much more busy during dinner, so it was quite a bit louder, and I sometimes felt like the tables were too close together. Given the food and overall experience, I would say this restaurant provides a good value for your money, although, like lunch, I wish the dinner portions were a little larger—but hey, it's DC.
Amazing food, excellent service! MXDC never disappoints. Not only is the regular menu chock full of goodies, the special menu offers some tasty choices as well. The lobster and corn guacamole is THEE best. Tacos are yummy and a great deal. You can even mix and match. Seafood fishes are awesome. You just can't go wrong. And please have some cocktails! All around super dining experience!
Great recommendation from friends after a long day at our D.C. office 2 blocks away. Classic margarita was great, classic Paloma was good. Guacamole, salsa and chips were also good. We shared tacos...pork belly and short rib were delicious...mahi mahi was just ok. Sebastian was a great and attentive server. 2 diners, 2 drinks each, shared guacamole and shared entree...$64.
We travel from VA because we really like the food here. Very good Mexican with some healthy options for my health conscious partner. Service is good and when we dined this last time on Saturday for lunch the restaurant was very quiet. We will keep coming back.
We were on vacation looking for something tasty after a long day of sightseeing. Delicious food and a yummy margarita hit the spot. The place was lively for a week night.. a good sign. Very enjoyable all around. We made a reservation but were able to get in sooner.
Food was okay, I was disappointed that I requested for a birthday desserr for my wife prior to showing up and then confirming with the host once I arrived, however, the waitor never brought it out. It was embarrassing to ask again in front of my wife when I was hoping to surprise her.
Overall the experience was very good. I ordered the pollo burrito: it had a good balance of savory and fresh flavors, and the ratio of chicken to other ingredients was good. The side of mixed greens was also good: the greens were dressed perfectly. The service was excellent: our server was attentive and friendly. The restaurant was well lit with natural light—it was lunch time—and not very busy, so it was quiet. Given the food and overall experience, I would say this restaurant provides a good value for your money, although I wish the lunch portions were a little larger—but hey, it's DC.
Lackadaisical service, cold food, small portions- there have been times in the past when I've liked the place. This is the 2nd time in a row I've told my friend who makes me come here "Let's skip it next time". I always hold out hope, but my chicken enchiladas arrived to the table 2 minutes after I ordered - plate was warm food was barely warm, hard tortilla, dry & small portions of rice & beans add to the let-down. I can take a lot but not food that is not freshly prepared & that is not hot.
One bright spot was the generous pour of wine (+ my friend got a free sangria), highs unusual. DC is dead in August, for once we could hear each other across the table & the place was empty.
Food was excellent as always. I've been here a few times now and I highly recommend it. Started with tapas (3 tacos). Had chicken, pork belly and short rib tacos. All 3 were excellent. Lobster and corn guacamole and chips for the table was another hit. Finished the meal the seafood papaya which was phenomenal. Couldn't ask for better. Will definitely dine here again...
Very disappointing meal. Started with guacamole, which based on the $11 price, I assumed would be prepared table-side (not the case). Not only did the texture indicate lack of freshness and ample refrigeration- no trace of the cilantro or jalapeno referenced on the menu.
Seasonal Ceviche was next-Lobster, Shrimp, Corn, Watermelon and Strawberry. While the meat was delicious, it was overpowered by the watermelon strawberry juice-as if a Popsicle had melted on the middle of the plate.
The tacos were next, and these (along with the salsa verde) were the highlight of the meal, especially the pork shoulder.
Will not be returning.
Outstanding, from the greeting at the door to the service and then the food, oh the food. If you like Tacos, best Mahi Mahi ever. If you're really hungry, start with the Lobster and Corn Quacamole, you know no matter what, get it, that was some to curling good food
This is a classic Mexican dining spot, near the Willard, the White House, and Pennsylvania Avenue, offering reliably consistent Mexican food and drink. This visit, however, was marred by the restaurant's attempting to charge me more than the price listed on its menu for the two (excellent) margaritas I had as part of my dinner, because I had ordered them straight up. The waiter was of no help in resolving this problem, and it took conversations with two different managers to finally get this issue resolved. Although I am a regular at MXDC, should I run into this problem there ever again, I will not return.
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