Rosa Mexicano Restaurant (Temporarily Closed)

53 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
100% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
575 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

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The waitress was very knowledgeable about what was gluten free and what happens in the kitchen. My wife is hypersensitive to cross contamination. We had the chips and salsa. The waitress explained the chips are fried in a different fryer. It was the best Mexican restaurant I have ever eaten at. Definitely will be revisiting.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Wonderful place to eat. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Nice gluten free menu very welcoming

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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They accidentally gave me a flour tortilla quesadilla instead of corn. Luckily, I noticed before eating and they made me a gluten-free one. While this was a stressful experience and made me lose some confidence, I did not get sick from the chips/guacamole or the quesadilla after. Just be care and triple-check with them if you need to! I asked twice when I ordered if the quesadilla would be made gluten-free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Staff a little harried but the food was very good. Many gluten free choices!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac safe! Staff very knowledgeable. Most items are gf. Everything was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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My wife and I went here tonight for dinner. It was meh! The food wasn’t great (good enough) but nothing special. Food was pretty bland and didn’t have a lot of flavor. I had 3 enchiladas (I’m celiac), my wife had the Budin, and we shared the chips/salsa/guacamole. The guacamole was very tasty but could’ve been spicer. Ordered medium (for my wife) but didn’t have any kick unfortunately. The guacamole was the highlight of the food. Now keep in mind the guacamole was $16, which is over the top for price.

Personally, out of the meals we have had during the past 3 days this the our least favorite.

On a side note I have celiac and I DIDN’T get sick. So the food is safe but just not very tasty.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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We went there for lunch with our two daughters (both celiac). The gluten-free meals were mentioned on the menu. We enjoyed the food and the girls stood healthy. A bit pricy, but still ok.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Highly recommend! They had a lot to choose from as well as dessert. Staff was very knowledgeable

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Chips are made in a dedicated fryer! The staff was extremely knowledgeable and could tell me which drinks I should stay away from. Their food is made out of fresh ingredients and they offer most of the menu as gluten free. It’s also delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Chips are gf and many menu items

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The food was great, but the service wasn’t the best. We had to ask for refills a couple of times. The restaurant should really be $$$, not $$ for costs. Overall ok, not sure I will come back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The food was great. My server was really confused about what is gluten free. It ended up being ok but was just a little more stress than necessary.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Love love love this place. sad the one in mn shut down. had the chips and salsa and guac and then some chicken meal that was baked with 3 layers of corn tortillas. and the margaritas are amazing! I have celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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very specifically asked if the tortilla chips (listed as gluten free on the menu) were fried with other items. Was very clearly told no, it's 100% safe, by the server but here I am with hives and a migraine.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Not celiac

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Awesome. i left feeling ill because of how much I ate. . It was all too good! The mild guacamole, made at the table, was perfect. . Our son had GF taquitos. . He loved the guacamole, rice, and beans. We went back to DC this year and had enchiladas and what the manager referred to as Mexican lasagna (chicken, corn tortillas, and cheese layers). Stuffed ourselves again. Only complaint is that there isn't one in our home town.

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I had a really great experience here. There's a dedicated GF menu with lots of options. I ordered the suizas enchiladas with a glass of sangria and it was delicious. My husband (who can eat all the gluten!) wasn't impressed with his chicken nachos that were a little burnt but he really liked what I ordered. It was a little pricier than what we planned to spend on vacation for lunch but it was definitely worth it for the peace of mind and tasty Mexican food.

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You are treated like a real person here and actually asked if you need a gluten free menu before you sit down! Food is excellent and servers are wonderful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This was absolutely fabulous! Wonderful gluten free menu!

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Excellent good & large GF menu.

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Not celiac

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Excellent food, extensive GF menu. Enchiladas and fish tacos were excellent, and so was the tableside-prepared guacamole. Very good margaritas and palomas. Absolutely no adverse reaction for my Celiac wife and daughter. Great experience!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This is my go to Mexican restaurant, the chips are in a dedicated fryer and the staff is very knowledgeable on the menu. The margaritas are delicious too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Amazing food. Margaritas are wonderful too

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Awesome mahi mahi tacos! Corn tortillas are hand made.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Amazing Mexican food, wow! I'm highly allergic to gluten. They provide designated gluten-free menu and provided great options. Price is reasonable and I enjoyed it very, very much!

Celiac friendly?

No

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Celiac

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Food was fantastic! Chips were gluten free! I asked a few times and they reassured me they are fried in a separate fryer. I had the fish tacos and they were phenomenal. They have a separate gluten free menu that has many choices on it. If you're in the DC area and looking for a great lunch or dinner, this is a must eat at place! Enjoy!

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GF menu, knowledgable. Great environment. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I was here about a month ago and I got really sick for 4 days because of this place. However I don't think I asked for a gluten free menu since we went for happy hour, and I thought the corn chips and guacamole would be fine. I am dairy free too so my choices are even more limited. It's because of how sick I got here that I am now very picky where I eat. Maybe down the road I will give this place another chance but not any time soon.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Fantastic. Servers are always prepared to discuss gluten free options and will go out of their way to make sure the food you are served is gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Very accommodating to those with celiac. Made a special batch of chips and was very aware of the need to avoid cross contamination. Food was fantastic!

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Celiac-friendly, with the holy grail of gluten free chips and salsa. A fairly extensive menu is available, and it's basically impossible to leave the restaurant without a full belly! Love the duck and the enchiladas.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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We had an amazing experience. We ate gluten free without fear. Our waiter, Rodger, took the time to speak to the chef and ensure all foods that we ordered were gluten free down to the chips, salsa & guac. Highly recommend for those with Celiac & gluten sensitive issues. Thank you!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Had a great lunch. I could eat the chips and salsa served to the table and ended up with chicken enchiladas. The waiter didn't seem to bothered or interested by my allergy, but everything was still great.

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Not celiac

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My family loved it! It was difficult for me because I have additional food intolerances. They were accommodating but, there was not much for me. The guacamole is awesome and, I wish I would have just ordered more of that.

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Not celiac

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Very tasty food, except the guacamole the asked me how spicy and I asked for medium, but it was more like none...plus expensive compared to the cost of ingredients. Crab empanadas are not gluten free!

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Celiac

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Great gluten free menu. Crab empanadas! Service is great also

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Celiac

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Great food, great service! Extensive GF menu, and was marked with stickers to make sure the servers identified it as a special menu. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and talked all about what they do to avoid cross-contamination. The tableside guacamole is a MUST!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great menu items! Double check when your order arrives that it was prepared gluten free. On more than one occasion I've had to sen food back because accommodations weren't made or were forgotten eg fried onions on a taco even though I ordered from the GF menu. They are great at taking food back to double check though!

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Celiac

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Delicious tacos from GF menu- 2 small tacos. Would go again. Waitress told me the chips had possible cross contaminated. Too bad.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Really interesting and delicious gf veggie tacos that featured figs and jicama. Quite a few gf options on menu. Great margaritas too!

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The guacamole was beyond fantastic and the waiter was very knowledgeable about what was and was not gluten-free (in addition to the gluten-free menu).

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Lots of gf options! Try the guacamole!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Great restaurant, three page gf menu, very tasty but not low-end. Love Mexican, I will dine here frequently!

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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The menu is clearly marked with gluten free options! I had no issues and felt fine afterwards!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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They have a dedicated fryer for tortilla chips and they change their gloves for allergies. I didn’t get sick.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Had dedicated fryers for the corn tortilla chips, gluten free menu was decent and didn’t get sick

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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I loved my experience here! I went because I was in the area and saw all the other great reviews of this place on this app and it lived up to the expectations. So many gf options, I had chips and salsa as well as tortilla soup and a frozen margarita. I have celiac and I had no issues at all of any kind and the server made it clear that they understood I was gluten free. Great place!! Will probably return!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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I had a wonderful experience ordering online from here. I was able to write a note saying I had Celiac disease and needed everything to be gluten free. Once I placed the order, the chef from the restaurant called me to tell me that she would take all necessary precautions. She told me cross contamination was limited (they have a dedicated gf fryer to their chips and tortillas). They included a handwritten note that specified that my meal was 100% gluten free. I would definitely eat here again and recommend it to others!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

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