03/19/2013 08:33 am ET

Rosa Mexicano Mexican Passover, Plus 3 Other Places Serving Passover Dinner

Rosa Mexicano

Passover begins Monday and many Jews observe the holiday with ancient rituals dating back thousands of years -- forgoing leavened bread for eight days and participating in a seder during the first two nights.

But if a non-traditional Passover is more your speed, look no further than Rosa Mexicano. The Mexican restaurant (with a D.C. locations at Gallery Place, Friendship Heights and National Harbor) hosts its annual Mexican Passover this year with a diverse menu that blends Jewish and Mexican flavors.

Love matzo ball soup? Rosa Mexicano's twist on the traditional includes chipotle-marrow matzo balls in Jalisco-style pozole soup.


Meat lovers know there's nothing better than ultra-tender brisket; here you'll find barbecued beef brisket wrapped inside a banana leaf with dried fruit tzimmes.


And for dessert: "Grandma Shapiro's Strudel a la Mexicana" with tropical fruits, chipotle chocolate and whipped cream.


Rosa Mexicano may be D.C.'s most creative Passover supper, but it's certainly not alone. Here are three other places to enjoy dinner during Pesach (bring your own Haggadah).

Passover In D.C.