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Mi Cocina Chevy Chase
Mi Cocina Chevy Chase
  • Address:
    5471 Wisconsin Ave.
    Suite F1
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    Neighborhood:
    Bethesda / Chevy Chase
  • Cuisine:
    Mexican
    Price: $30 and under

Mi Cocina Chevy Chase Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.micocinarestaurants.com
  • Phone: (301) 652-1195
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Mi Cocina Chevy Chase
Welcome to Mi Cocina where everything we offer is hand-crafted and made fresh daily using authentic Mexican cooking techniques and the fines ingredients available. From our famous homemade salsa, to our mouthwatering hand-dipped enchiladas, you can taste the freshness and quality in every bite. Relax in our comfortable stylish surroundings with one of our legendary Mambo Taxis® served by our family of warm friendly and professional staff. Its our honor to serve you.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Diner Reviews
  • "Good tex-mex food isn't one of the DC area's specialties. Mi Cocina has a solid menu that's somewhat reasonably priced. The food we ordered was great and came in generous portions, as tex-mex should. My only complaint is that it took about 12 minutes after we were seated for the waiter to appear (the restaurant was not crowded at all), which I suppose can be chalked up to a failure to communicate between the hostess and the waiting staff. He was attentive and courteous once he was there."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Was super excited to try this restaurant after friends from Dallas raved...It sucked! Sorry to say, but no one in our party was pleased with his or her order. What a disappointment."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great meal this time. #4 dinner entree is nice combination of Mexican favorites--fresh and expertly prepared. Waiter was extremely accommodating in customizing dinner for dining companion who had food restrictions."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "They consistently deliver great food and service. We have enjoyed every visit. If available, don't miss the bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Before going as a family for fireworks, we had a July 4th feast at Mi Cocina! The weather was pleasant, so a number of people took advantage of the outdoor dining. We sat inside with the grownups enjoying the signature Mambo Taxi margaritas. We had some tasty Queso Blanco to go with the chips and salsa. My wife had the delicious Mama's Tacos with beef. I had Tacos Habana, which is a signature chicken dish. Our children split the adult Chicken Fajitas. It was awesome! We had the best time. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I met a buddy at Mi Cocina in Chevy Chase after a hot and sticky July day at work. My friend had the refreshing Cucumber Margarita, which he absolutely loved. I went with my beloved Mambo Taxi, which is so fantastic and really hits the spot. My friend had the Tacos Habana - Chicken Breast marinated in Chili Adobo served in three Warm Corn Tortillas with Cilantro, Onions and Pica-Pica, which he thought were phenomenal. I had Tacos Mi Tierra “Street Style” – Soft Corn Tortillas Topped with Grilled Fajita Beef, Serranos and Onions served with Guacamole and Pico de Gallo. We had the best time! Service was excellent. Food and drinks were superb. Parking is incredibly easy and cheap with validation. I cannot wait to go back. Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "From the minute we walked in to the moment we left, there was not a single smile. Service was abhorrent, had to ask several times just for a high chair, for water until it finally came. Really an awful experience, most kid unfriendly."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I have dined at Mi Cocina many time since its opening and sadly both the food and service continue to decline. Waited over 15 minutes to be asked for our drink order and then waited another 15 to receive them. Had to track down the wait staff just to ask for water and refills of water. Jumbo shrimp was embarrassingly small, cheese enchiladas cold, fajitas very little taste.....overall not good. Not sure I will return."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in the DC area. Originally from Southern California, I loved Cal-Mex (Tex-Mex) food and ate it frequently. It is in this type of Mexican restaurant that the quality needed to improve in this area. It is the closest to those that I considered the best in SoCal. The Brisket Quesadillas are out of this world, as are many other dishes."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great space, attentive service, but food was only mediocre and bland for Mexican. Fish tacos were best of 4 items ordered at our table, other dishes lacked interest, spice. Seems like a good place for people who find most Mexican food too spicy, like my aunts from Ohio."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were seated in a part of the restaurant where there were toddlers, and apparently, the staff kept coming through with floor sweepers...not very appetizing. Seating in the main dining room is much nicer, or on the patio. Fish tacos not as good as the first time we were there. Tilapia a tad dry...just not as enjoyable as our first visit."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "After an action-packed Father's Day with family, my wife, children, and I went for an early dinner at Mi Cocina. We sat outside on a gorgeous evening. We started with the fresh delicious guacamole. Our kids love the Chicken Fajitas. My wife and I had the spicy Street Tacos, and the Brisket Tacos. We decided to share them, so we could both enjoy two great dishes. Server Kira and the management team took great care of us. They were all eager to please, and did a great job. This dinner was the perfect ending to a fantastic Father's Day. We are most grateful, and we look forward to doing many special occasions at Mi Cocina in the years to come."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Liked it better the last time. This time the server was not as helpful and my husband had some indigestion after eating the fajitas."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We met up with two other couples for a fantastic evening at Mi Cocina. We started at the bar with margaritas, and watched the end of one of the World Cup matches. Then when it was time for food, we began with some nachos with delicious Fajita meat on them. We also had some fresh and tasty Ceviche. We ordered a variety of entrees including the incredible Brisket Tacos, and the margaritas continued flowing. We sat outside on a gorgeous June night. It was perfect! Thank you all very much. We will see you again soon."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is the second visit. In both cases the service was slow and the staff often forgets requests. The food makes up for it. Don't go if you're in a hurry for a quick lunch."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "For lunch, three os us ordered two types of salads the quincenera and the rico. You can order salads with additional proteins (as the waiter referred to the chicken or shrimp that can be added if desired). The salad portions were just right, not as huge as some other restaurants. The inevitable nachos and salsa were good but not notable. The setting was bright and light nut a tad loud."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "A friend and I had a killer dinner at Mi Cocina! Chips, salsa, and queso blanco got us started. I went with the Mambo Taxi margarita, which is phenomenal particularly after a long hot Washington, DC day. I had the Brisket Tacos, which melted in my mouth. My friend went with the Chicken Fajitas. We had a great experience. Service was excellent. They let us talk, but also had the instinct to approach us at just the right time for more drinks, more chips, and ordering the next course. Well done! I highly recommend. Mi Cocina is superb upscale Mexican, and they treated us like family. It was my friend's first experience. He says he's definitely going back. I already have!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I would highly recommend the fish, shrimp or brisket tacos! "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We had a great dinner on the patio the other evening - the weather was perfect, and the food is so good. Although not cheap, it is priced reasonably, given its location. All in all a good find for us."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The food was great, but unfortunately the service was atrocious. We were seated for 15 minutes before a drink order was taken. We ordered good at same time. 55 minutes later our food arrived. And mine was ceviche...it isn't even cooked. Really too bad because it probably won't make it "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Have been meaning to check this place out since it opened - family in Texas enjoys the one down there. Friends here mentioned being underwhelmed by their experiences, so I went in with an open mind and bar not set very high. The patio is nice, not directly on Wisconsin Avenue, so no traffic noise and an interesting fountain to look at. Popular with families with young children running in and out of fountain in warm weather, then running back and forth to their tables, so if rug rats are not your thing, eat inside. We thought the food was quite good, if a bit spicy, but we like that. We had chicken enchiladas, a salad, soup, ceviche, and tamales. Chips were hot and crispy. Margaritas were fairly strong and large, so good value:) We'll return"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "This part of town isn't the most vibrant and the restaurant suffers from a slightly sterile feeling/empty feeling. But you can feel there is some real passion in the kitchen which is it's saving grace. Starters were average - guacamole that was just ok (when Rosa Mexicana does amazing fresh guac at the table just two blocks away) and curiously flavourless ceviche. Frozen Margharitas good, regular ones watery (again, better @ Rosa M which takes it's tequila seriously). The restaurant's saving grace was it's entrees - which were better than at any other Mexican rest. I would return but Mi Cocina needs to up its game in a competitive market - more effort, more atmosphere, more attention to detail. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Except for the Guacamole, the food was mediocre. The service was very slow and sloppy. The manager tried to be helpful but overall a poor experience. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We wanted to keep the fun going on Memorial Day weekend, so we went to Mi Cocina for an early dinner on Sunday evening. Since the weather was SPECTACULAR, we were hoping to sit outside. But a lot of other people had the same bright idea, so we sat at a great table indoors. The Mambo Taxi margaritas hit the spot on a warm sunny day. The fresh guacamole was phenomenal. My wife had the Mama's Tacos, which she loved. I had the Tacos Habana, which is a uniquely Mi Cocina dish and is fantastic. Our children had Chicken Fajitas, and they loved them. Service was outstanding. Next time, we will plan more strategically to get an outside table. It was just a matter of timing, but we still had a superb dinner. We look forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Awful. Bartender actually left and mgr took over. Kind of service where u r trying to get any waitperson's attention. My order was wrong and I waited for new entree. Brisquet dry and boring. Loud. Loud. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great food. But wish the meat portions for the fajita were a little more. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Chain food. Complementary over-spiced salsa:You pay extra if you prefer something more refined. That announcement from our waitress set the tone for the evening: Mi Cocina expects customers to adapt to its sense of priority, timing and preference. Drink orders took forever to be fulfilled. 30 minute wait for appetizers to arrive. The busboy was more attentive than the waitress. The prices are no bargain. And the restaurant does not fully comp the parking charge. All told, one does better at locally owned Tex-Mex restaurants in Tenley Town. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • " When it comes to the food quality the fajitas were cold and completely flat. Unfortunately no improvement at all since the last time we visited. The ambiance is very nice, the speakers very loud, and the service was OK although our server forgot to bring a milder sauce requested by one of the members of our group of 4. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My family and I went to our favorite place Mi Cocina on Saturday night. After a brutal winter, the weather is finally pretty enough to sit outside. So we were able to enjoy the best of both worlds: chips & salsa, fantastic margaritas, fajitas, tacos, great service, and the ability to sit outside and enjoy a beautiful evening in Chevy Chase. It was perfect. The man in charge of the restaurant Max made sure all of us sitting outside were getting famous Mi Cocina service. Server Michael did a phenomenal job of making sure we had chips, salsa, beverages, and when we wanted to order the next course. It was a PERFECT night! We love eating inside at Mi Cocina. But now with the great weather, we're excited for the outdoor option as well. Thanks!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Mi Cocina, and I enjoyed it more this time. I appreciated that they had several gluten free menu items. And the cocktails are pretty good. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The very attentive staff at Mi Cocina made my mother's day extra special. The staff presented us with a momento which was a picture of us. They tastefully presented the picture in a happy Mother's Day card. The food was great. I am a big fan and have gone to the original one in Dallas. My favorite is the fish taco. My daughter is a big fan."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The outdoor setting is a wonderful secluded gem in busy Friendship Heights, and the decor is lively and relaxing. Although the food was fresh and well plated, it lacked any character. The quac was just meh, and the our meals has no real flavor. It felt as though if the chef had gone one step further the dished could be great. Our server was totally inexperienced and couldn't remember anything we ordered asked for. Really hoping they can get their act together, as the idea is wonderful and it's a big almost!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Have eaten at this outstanding Tex-Mex restaurant in Bethesda and all over Texas. NEVER disappoints. Omnipresent managers! Quality food. This place leaves other Tex-Mex places behind. Real Dr. Pepper, too! Texas pralines are righteous!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Let me start with the highlights of our dinner the guacamole & flan were superb! The salsa was too fiery they should offer 2 versions. The dinner was fiasco the dishes arrived lukewarm as well as tasteless. The waiter was indifferent at best. We expected a lot better for the prices they charged!!!. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "good food, excellent values and beautiful space. will definitely return"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I finally got a chance to visit Mi Cocina over the weekend and it was amazing. We loved the ambience and both the food and service were amazing. We will definitely come back soon!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had a party of 9 people on Sunday night and they handled us perfectly! The food, service and drinks were great! Plus, they had a live gutarist that was totally amazing!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "mi cocina is a great spot in friendship. i went with a group of girls for dinner, but we heard about happy hour, so we arrived early. it was so fun to sit outside for a margarita and chips and salsa and guac (both of them are excellent btw). then the staff was so accomodating when we wanted to go inside for dinner. food was delish, and our waiter/s were so attentive. the margaritas are dangerously easy to drink. i'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Really good Mexican/Tex-Med food and friendly, skilled, knowedgeable and quick service. Will be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Met a friend @ Mi Cocina in Friendship Heights. Loved the guacamole but everything else about happy hour disappointed; they didn't have HH Merlot so the bartender recommended a pinot. When I got the bill he charged us full price for the pinot - not cool. At our table in the dining room the server was confused when we asked for a bottle wine list; he ended up quoting us a seemingly made up price for a bottle of red. After pouring he vanished for 20 minutes. When we (finally) ordered, they sent out beef fajitas and I had ordered chicken. All in all, I love the area but there are so many dining options I won't be frequenting Mi Cocina after this underwhelming night."
    Dined on 3/27/2014