Legend has it that in the 18th century, the Convent of Santa Rosa was home to 29 Dominican nuns who, upon hearing that the Archbishop was coming for a visit, decided to mark the occasion by decorating their kitchen in beautiful Talavera tile and preparing a feast with what little they had. They put together spices, peppers, and chocolate, cooked an old turkey in it, and served it to a very satisfied Archbishop. When he asked what they called the dish, a nun replied, "I made a mole." or a “mix” in English.
Today, the Convent of Santa Rosa is considered the culinary Mecca of Mexico and we honor it at Santa Rosa Taqueria by serving meats braised for hours, char-grilled Mexican Street Corn, amazing margaritas, and the best freshly made guacamole.
Make sure to check out the entire menu of the incredible Santa Rosa Taqueria! Featuring everything you could want from Loaded Shrimp Nachos to a Santa Caesar Salad. Then with tons of different tacos like Pork Belly to Crispy Fried Spicy Shrimp to Short Rib Barbacoa!
Santa Rosa Taqueria is open Monday through Sunday from 11 am through 10 pm. Located at 301 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003.