Mi Dia From Scratch
Mi Dia From Scratch

Mi Dia From Scratch

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.midiafromscratch.com/
  • Phone: 8174214747
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    For parties of five people or larger please contact the restaurant for reservation information.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Traditional Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Regional Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Gabriel DeLeon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Join us for Happy Hour at Mi Dia.
    Monday-Friday from 3-6pm with Complimentary Chips & Queso
    $5 Premium Margaritas (Rocks or Frozen)
    $2 Off Wine by the Glass
    $1 Off Bottled Beer

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Capitol Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet and self-parking are offered.
A word from Mi Dia From Scratch
At Mi Dia From Scratch, Chef Gabriel DeLeon has created a truly harmonious menu, blending traditional Mexico City recipes with modern Santa Fe and Tex Mex flavors, resulting in a fresh new twist on tried and true favorites. Let the aromas of our pecan wood grill excite your taste buds as you prepare to enjoy a skillfully crafted meal. Be sure to enjoy our patio with a delicious margarita or a hand-crafted cocktail made from hand-squeezed juices and well-integrated mixology with a selection from our extravagant tequila tower that features over one hundred of the finest one hundred percent agave tequilas.
Our casual yet refined ambiance combined with attentive and knowledgeable service completes the Mi Dia experience. We invite you to take a break from your day with us, come experience a little of old Mexico with our Cochinita Pibil or Duck Carnitas street tacos and experience the art of dining well.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Mi Dia From Scratch reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (18)great for lunch (17)fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (9)special occasion (7)good for groups (6)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (4)romantic (3)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent Food, Drink & Atmoshphere
    kbear
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The best Carne Asada I have ever eaten! Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    TravelgirlVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Make sure you have the table side guacamole. The food is excellent and the service is terrific. Outdoor seating is really nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • AWSOME!
    Shirleygirl
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had a great time, good food and pleasant waitstaff. Would definitely go again. The food presentation was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fumefoodie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great lunch spot! Reasonable prices to boot. You will want a picture of the tequilla tower.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Mexican food
    Shahreen
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    One of the best Mexican restaurants in Dallas! The tableside guacamole is amazing. I ordered the duck tacos and Sea bass best tacos and both were excellent. Great for lunch or dinner. I will come here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dont try to get vokda
    LunchmeetingguruVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I tried to get a vodka cocktail and there was some concern with the waiter that I might not be able to get it. I was granted "an exception" so I will have to keep this in mind next time. I just dont drink tequila right now! Love the salsa, love the chips, love the chicken tinga tacos. Tableside guac is great too but a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing food
    luvbrunch
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everythign was so tasty and our server Ricky was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    mondaymina
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. Their unique dishes are more trendy than Mexican, but still delicious nonetheless. The atmosphere is very nice during lunch. Lots of natural light in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific find
    TravelgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    You can't beat the table side guacamole! The food is great. Outdoor seating is terrific. Great wait staff. This is a new favorite of mine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holy Guacamole!
    paulewog
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My title, that isn't being cute. The guacamole at Mi Dia from Scratch is the best anywhere I've ever been and that is a lot of places across the globe. They prepare table side on a little trolley with loads of add-ins for you to choose from. My recommendation - if nothing else, add bacon. Everything on the menu is terrific including the chili relleno, duck tacos and stacked enchiladas. Is three times in one week too much?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mi Dia
    Wrigs
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Beautiful Restaurant; margaritas, guacamole, and corn appetizer were great. Tacos Al Carbon were mediocre. That's where it ends. Ribs were flavorless. Ox eye casserole had a sauce that was not good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Lunch
    DallasJVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    After hearing some great reviews of this restaurant we gave it a try on a Saturday afternoon for lunch - as we know this place gets quite crowded for weekend dinners. The margaritas are phenomenal! I tried the pineapple infused tequila margarita which was excellent. Not too sweet and not too much tequila, but not weak either. Try the table side guacamole with bacon. Awesome. The food was really well prepared with great flavor. We were stuffed by the time the meal was over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Mi Dia From Scratch reviews archive.
  • Great!
    KittyCat5
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    First timer and it was great! Wonderful service and the food was amazing. Bomb queso and even better duck tacos. My entire group loved it and we look forward to dining again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    MakG
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great Service, excellent authentic mexican food. Frozen Margaritas are awesome. We love the appetizers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mi Dia now my (dinin) in N Texas
    MiDiaDFWVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    If you are flying into DFW and have a car available and want a really great TexMex meal (with New Mexico overtones.... Hatch Chilies to start) then head to Main Street Grapevine and Mi Dia From Scratch.... its just off the highway and easy to find... and be sure to have the guacamole cart! you won't be disappointed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Experience!
    EatBigVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I found this restaurant last minute, so we took a small group there for lunch. The service was very good and all the wait staff came by with a smile. The tableside guac service is awesome!! The tortilla soup was a little more like a chip stew, but the flavors were good. The tacos were super tasty. We'd go again if we lived in town!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mar-ga-rita
    DJMAN37VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    As always, the guac was excellent and the margaritas excel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Baby tacos never tasted so good!
    ddillard
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The pork tacos and tortilla soup were the perfect lunch combination......everything was so fresh and well made and presented, it was a real delight. Our table was ready, the service was quick and knowledgeable and we were in and out in an hour. Great lunch getaway. I will definitely do it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!
    Rich
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Awesome!! Excellent food and service, great atmosphere very cool contemporary setting This place was as good as advertised and was worth the drive to get there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food; Worth the Drive!
    JenniferS
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We live in Richardson, but we'll make the drive out to Grapevine for this gem. The salsa is great-- a mix of a few varieties in one bowl, very inventive. Table side guacamole is delicious. They use serrano peppers instead of jalapeno; the heat is addictive. :) You won't be disappointed in the menu- I highly recommend the beef fajitas. We never manage to save enough room for dessert, but maybe we'll try it out on our next visit. As for the margaritas- I'd suggest house; the difference of the upper-tier options aren't worthy of the extra cost, in my opinion. They make a mean house marg. Reservations highly suggested for weekend dinner. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dining experience
    MMMMVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Terrific service and outstanding food in a beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MY FAVORITE HOME TOWN MEXICAN
    NonRomanticDinner
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great food - great location - great service - reasonably priced
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, but not a brunch place
    jford
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Love the food but wish they had a Brunch Menu- It comes up on Yelp as a Brunch place, but has the same menu. Still great food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, you can really
    RoyW
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Excellent food, you can really tell it is made fresh and not just put together from precooked stuff when you order like most Mexican restaurants. Service was great, our waiter Zander was very attentive without being a bother. Would have been 5 full stars if there was a dessert option that I had liked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    reedthekid
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    I tried Mi Dia for the first time, and it was fantastic! The food was delicious, the salsa was superb, and the atmosphere was elegant yet fun. The service wasn't "great", but I'm 17 years old, so I never really expect great service when I go out to eat. Overall, it was amazing, and I would recommend it to anybody that can afford it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie menu and standby tex mex fav
    Randt
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Delish everything! Good price point on margs... Only downside is the drive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    We sat at the bar and our bartenders were wonderful. Very informative about the menu and their drinks. Was able to make recommendations with confidence and immediately. I ordered the Heat of the Desert margarita and it was spicy and tasty. The ceviche appetizer was delicious. The steak and relleno entree was delicious and also very tasty. My husband ordered the relleno huataloche (sp) and this also was a flavorful vegetarian dish. Flan was perfect. Loved being able to see and watch the kitchen at work from the bar area. Chef was very involved with every dish that came out of the kitchen. Impressive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food very good, service not great
    billpVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    The food here is quite good and I could see that if you were served by a good wait person you might really like this place. Unfortunately, our service wasn't great. We had 9:30 reservations (we made reservations through open table, it was NOT the last reservation available) the first thing we were told when we were seated was that the kitchen would be closing in :15 - so we had to hurry up. Well, why have a 9:30 reservation available if you don't really want folks at 9:30? Our drink order came incorrectly (no salt on the margarita came with salt, no lime for the beer, came with lime in the beer). Then, our waiter disappeared for 10 minutes while we waited with menu's closed, wondering if we shouldn't have just gone across the street?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. But it was Labor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    Good food. But it was Labor day weekend (Sunday night) and our server said they had a lot of staff call-ins so they were short-handed SO the service was inattentive for the $ you pay for this type of restaurant. We ended up having to retrieve our drinks from the bar because no one to serve us. We had late reservations, but hostesses were still dazed and confused. One actually pointed to our table to go ahead and head over there. I hurried to the table before my wife had a chance to "reply". But stuff likes this can happen, so we'll try again on a non-holiday weekend and give it a another shot. It is a neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, pathetic service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    Went at 8:30 pm on Sunday, Labor Day weekend, with family of four. Many empty tables, but a queue for seating. Sopes, Pato a la Parilla, Shrimp Brochette, and Cochinita Pibil were truly DIVINE. Overall experience was absolutely MISERABLE, due to inattentive and even inept service. Server able to talk endlessly about from where the chef drew inspiration for various menu sections and from where the ingredients of each dish were sourced; however, we had LONG delays for food and drink, and bill had to recalculated twice (at my insistence) to remove double charges. Also detracting from excellent food was the ambiance: a pathetic attempt to create "urban" vibe in downtown Grapevine, from glitzy bar (also terrible service) to stark decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The hot spot in Grapevine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Our waiter Joel was the best. He was informative and funny and engaging. He truly enjoys what he does and it reflects in his great personality.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly staff, good food
    Foodie68
    Dined on 6/26/2012
    Friendly staff, good food and no long wait for food after order placed. Will go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There are to many other Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/12/2012
    There are to many other Mexican restaurants for less money and better food and service. My husband ordered quesadillas the meat was black, like the chef had burned the steak earlier and then threw it in the quesadillas so know one would no. Needless to say he didn't finish them. I had a small change on my order and my waitress did the opposite then looked annoyed when I needed it corrected! The quacamole was nothing special Anamias in southlake does the same amount for $4 less. We went here for our anniversary hoping for a good change but was extremely disappointed. If your into alcohol especially tequila they have alot unfortunately I'm pregnant and was not able to try them but i did see a lot of pretty drinks leave the bar.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Room for Improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/12/2012
    While we arrived for a 5:15 reservation, the restaurant was fairly empty and quite; we were tucked in a back corner; with 3 waitors assigned too us (too many!) once the restaurant picked up with several large parties around us, it felt as though we were ignored; our drinks went empty several times for us to struggle to find someone to get us water; the spice level of your food does require water in your glass. While I was not impressed with my dinner, for it being generic items, flauta, taco, encillada, I was expecting more from the impression I was given of this restaurant. I have received better food and service from On the Border. There is definitely some room for improvement by the wait staff and organization of the restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really enjoyed the atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    I really enjoyed the atmosphere here. The food was great, people were having a good time, and it was open late. This was a hidden gem that we ran up on and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The location is awesome, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/16/2012
    The location is awesome, but make a reservation in advance as the weekend nightlife makes it almost impossible to get in. The atmosphere is welcoming as though you are having a family reunion. The wait staff is very knowledgable about the menu and had great suggestions. Plenty of choices at great prices. I look forward to going back and trying other things!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our 2nd time there. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Our 2nd time there. Food was fantastic. Will definitely recommend to friends who want to have a nice experience of upscale Mexican dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first experience at Mi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2012
    Our first experience at Mi Dia. Will definitely go again & suggest to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The bar and restaurant are
    Top10VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    The bar and restaurant are above the league for most of the restaurants in the area. The staff do a good job of making you feel like you have come to a special venue, and you have.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was not all that impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/25/2012
    I had heard from so many friends that this place had the best Mexican food ever. I was not impressed at all. Rather bland, salsa served cold and in such a small serving that it was like they were rationing it, chips appeared to be from a bag and for all of that extremely over priced. It is my opinion that people think that the food is great because they have to wait so long to get in they are starving when their food arrives. If you want to show off that you have tons of money to spend for mediocre food this is a great place, especially if it is to impress folks from up north. The wait staff were wonderful, attentive when should be and left us a alone to enjoy as should.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet