Update (Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1:30 p.m.): Rosa Mexicano will open in Friendship Heights on Saturday, Jan. 28, according to a restaurant press release.
The 150-seat restaurant includes "spacious indoor, outdoor and private dining seating." The "warm and vibrant decor features Rosa Mexicano’s signature hues of pinks and purples," and a "blending [of] traditional and modern elements of Mexican craft and architecture," the press release added.
Rosa Mexicano replaces the restaurant Bambulé, which closed approximately one year ago after it "lost its lease and [had to] make a complete liquidation of all kitchen, dining, lounge and decorative assets," according to Rasmus Auctioneers.
Original post (Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m.): Mexican food aficionados in Friendship Heights won't need to wait much longer to get their fix of freshly-made guacamole, frothy margaritas and chili-marinated steak without leaving the neighborhood.
After a few months' delay, Rosa Mexicano is set to open in Friendship Heights very soon—possibly by the end of January, according to the restaurant's publicist.
From the street the restaurant looks ready to go, with a colorful neon sign up above the entrance and the tables set.
Rosa Mexicano will occupy the former Bambulé spot at 5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC.
Rosa Mexicano was established in New York City in 1984, and now has 12 locations across the country. Read more about the restaurant on its website.