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Mio Restaurant
Mio Restaurant

Mio Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.miorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (202) 955-0075
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Bar menu available from 2:30 to close
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch-11:00am to 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, Latin American, Puerto Rican
  • Executive Chef: Manuel Iguina
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for catering questions.
  • Entertainment: "Puerto Rico Fridays" are a staple, where an authentic Puerto Rican focused menu, including roasted suckling pig and "mofongo", is offered as a specialty menu, in addition to Mio's standing menu.

  • Special Events & Promotions: Mio offers a raised floor VIP area with complete A/V set up. Perfect for corporate and fund raising meetings and/or happy hours.
    Please contact Francisca Iguina at Francisca@miorestaurant.com or at events@miorestaurant.com for further details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On the corner of L Street between 14th & 15th Streets
  • Public Transit: McPherson Square - Orange and Blue line - (two blocks away) - exit to Vermont Avenue and Farragut North, Red line (4 blocks).
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Colonial Parking is conveniently located right next door to us. They offer valet in the evenings.
    Also, there is plenty of street meter parking available.
A word from Mio Restaurant
Affectionately called the Embassy of Latin America in Washington, D.C., Mío has captured the hearts and palates of D.C.’s most influential Latin Americans and Washingtonians with a convivial table and “Cocina Abierta” (open kitchen) culture. Under the management and ownership of long time D.C. restaurateur, Manuel Iguina, and under Chef Giovanna Huyke's seasoned expertise, Mío presents daily a unique menu from Latin America’s most influential cuisine capitals - a menu sophisticated in flavor yet true to its origins. In our kitchen all are welcome, the summers on the beach in the Caribbean, a Sunday parillada, the corner taquería, cevichería, lechonera and the arepera, all in one place. Just south of Thomas Circle, Mío also features modern American selections in a convivial atmosphere where customers are treated with Latin hospitality. Don't miss "Puerto Rico Fridays" - with a genuine roasted lechón and expanded Puerto Rican menu.

¡La Cocina esta Abierta!
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Diner Reviews
  • "I enjoyed eating at this restaurant. The food is always great. The service is very good. They make recommendations based on what you want and know the menu very well. If you are looking for authentic Puertorican or cuisine this is the place to go. The drinks are also fabulous. The ambience is good. You can select to eat outside, inside or they have a very nice lounge in the bar area you can sit and eat/drink with your group. The restaurant is right beside a parking garage. You have to pay, however, the cost is reasonable. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "It was our first time in Washington DC and we were staying at the Loews Madison Hotel on 15th & M, which made the walk over to Mio a very close walk for us. We'd already spent two days walking all over the beautiful city, and we were tired and hungry! Mio did not disappoint. We left full and very satisfied. We shared an appetizer of squid and it was divine! It came with asparagus and its seasoning was tantalizing to the taste buds. I had their asopao and my hubby had the seared fish of the day. I was very pleased with how much seafood it had and again each one was cooked right! The streets were quiet when we went at around 8:30pm, and although the restaurant wasn't full it was a great dining experience. Service was prompt and friendly."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's birthday with a first visit to Mio. Upon arrival we were so warmly greeted and seated at our lovely table. We tried two appetizers and both were delicious. The tuna tartare is one of the best dishes in the city! The calamari is also really enjoyable. My husband got the whole red snapper and it was fabulous. It was so beautifully plated and served. I ordered the veal and plantain lasagne and it was really good and a very different dish. We were also given two delicious complimentary tastes of their homemade coconut ice cream and it was a winner as well but we were just too full to order dessert. Our server Cynthia was just amazing. She gave us great tips about what to order on our first visit."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Our server was absolutely delightful. The food was far from the everyday - delicious and exciting; great presentation. Highly recommend the mojitos."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We arrived during Happy Hour and the noise was a bit much, I was there with two business associates and for the first 30 minutes it was difficult to have a conversation. After 7:00, the noise died down and it was much better. The food that we tried was excellent. The appetizers were served in a manner that made it very easy to share and we each tried something different, so this was nice. None of us had ever tried Puerto Rican food before and even our least adventurous cohort agreed that the food was good! The flavors were different and flavorful, without being overbearing or to spicy. The meals were sized so that we all had room for desert and they were worth saving room for."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Unfortunately, all the reviews suggested this would be an upbeat, fun restaurant with tasty nuevo latin food. So no true. We were there Saturday night and it was over half empty. And, you can see why. My fish was over cooked, the sauce was rich and tasteless. And, my salad was drenched in salad dressing. All for the reasonable price of $150, with tip, for two people. You can do better."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything was very tasty. I went with a group of 5 and everyone enjoyed it."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I went to Mio for the first time recently with a coworker ... Food was great and I highly recommend the guava lemonade. Service was friendly enough but nothing special. They also have outdoor seating which would be great for a nicer day. I'll definately be going back."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We recently enjoyed a Monday night dinner at Mio. The service was fabulous, from the bar to hostess to server. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Mio can be loud if crowded but that night was perfect."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Mio Rest. was a great place to celebrate our anniversary, food was great and the service was amazing, our table was never with dirty plates because the staff was always checking and taking it away, customer service was friendly and first class. Unfortunately one of my favorite dishes was not available because there was a guest chef but I'll be back to enjoy."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very good food. Wine list had a number of great selections in all categories. Service was excellent. My wife has certain dietary restrictions. Server confrmed choices and followed up. The manager came by to see how we enjoying ourselves and chatted briefly. Drinks were served quickly. Each course was served in timely manner. The entire evening was very relaxing and enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent latin food, I had for apetizzer the grilled octopus and the duck chest with cilaantro rizotto and was excellent."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Dinner for 2; great kale salad; the seafood "stew" was very good."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This is a very good restaurant in all respects. Puerto Rican food at its best. The grilled fish on yucca mofongo was outstanding. Attentive and courteous service and elegant décor. It will not disappoint."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I was extremely impressed with the service and the food. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, I'm pretty peculiar about hispanic food and I can say that I love every single bite. The food was amazing and the service outstanding. We went there for lunch and left wanting to come back to try their dinner menu. Is definitely a place I would go back to eat again."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "While my main course was really good, others at my table were not blown away. We were quite late and the waitress did not make me feel bad about it which I really appreciated. The rating says that the costs of the meal should be at $$ but it was extremely pricey for what we got. Don't know that I'd go back sadly unless I were just going for the asapao which I thought was really tasty."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • " I had gone there for lunch and thought of it for dinner. I wanted a place with good energy and atmosphere and interesting menu. Mio fit the bill. Mio is a beautiful restaurant with different eating areas. There was a good selection of appetizers. We had the pan roasted calamari that was excellent. While fried calamari is always a sure bet, it was nice that they prepared it differently, and it was tasty. The fritters stuffed with crab were a slight disappointment, but not enough of a disappointment to stop eating them. We both ordered the whole fried red snapper. The presentation was superb and it was prepared very well. I enjoyed the sides that came with the snapper. Mio has a good beverage selection and love the mojitos. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My salmon, which was served on spinach and brussell sprouts was excellent. It was a beautiful day so we sat outside. The service was great. I would definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Foodies would love this place. I know I did! I had business lunch meeting. Had the salmon and switched out the vegetables for the kale salad. We also had an appetizer that was also good. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Mio is a beautiful restaurant and the service is great! BUT when it comes down to food... it needs flavor. Puertorrican Lechon meat was a bit blend. Arroz con Gandules tasted like yellow rice and not to Gandules. We were there for Mofongo which traditionally is made out of plantains... Mio only offers yuca mofongo. The 1st 2 drinks we ordered during happy hour, were charged without the happy hour saving. So... my point is... got to make the food better"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My friend had the rockfish, I had the seafood soup, we had the calamari/mushroom appetizer and everything was sooo delicious! We sat outside on a beautiful day and caught up for the first time in months. The waiter was average, but I will say that he described the menu well and never pressured us to leave. We had a wonderful night, wonderful food and drinks and I would definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "A lovely experience from start to finish. Food was interesting and tasty. Service outstanding. Good wine selection. Pleasant outdoor setting. We will return as we are neighbors. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I love to have the steak and plantains with rice and beans here and they also have some really awesome empanadas! Great service and very accommodating."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Simply great food and outstanding service at reasonable prices in a wonderful atmosphere...would highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Already made reservations for my 2nd. trip! Have also recommended MIO to several of my friends. My new go to place when I want to feel like I'm back in San Juan."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food-- amazing bread-- solid place for a good business lunch. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Love this place...I absolutely thought the food was delicious...Could not get enough. The Spicy Machu Pisco is amazing. However, the service for lunch was quite slow which is a huge deterrent when you have limited time."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My husband and I were in DC for a week, which meant 6 dinners out. We tried to set up a variety of reservations looking at the information and reviews provided on Open Table and Mio was one we selected. This ended up being the best meal we had all week! We even considered cancelling our reservation for the next night and going back! Delicious! If you have a chance, check them out! Also, plan to have dessert. Two were recommended to us, so we each had one and shared. They were outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The food and service were good, but I will NEVER go back. This was one of the noisiest restaurants I have ever visited. By the time my wife and I left the restaurant, what was supposed to be a relaxing evening ended up as a miserable time. We both left tense and with headaches. After walking for about an hour around DC, we finally were able to relax and unwind. A restaurant should not result in more stress, which is precisely what Mio did. Clearly there are ways the restaurant can reduce noise, such as having a solid wall between the bar area and tables. But, the restaurant has chosen to keep noise at this unacceptable level. Too bad, because the food and service were good. But I will never return."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "food was tasty, but portions were ridiculously small. The over all experience was confusing in that it just did not work well: the main course would have left any small child hungry (and broke). $85 for two for lunch was excessive and there was no alcohol consumed. (I brought a client who confessed he was still hungry when finished eating. Ouch!) The experience was so poor it drew my attention to other inconsistencies... PS: it had been my second time to the restaurant, and the first - which was a weekend and not weekday visit - was fine. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I have never had a bad meal there. Manuel, the owner is a terrific host. The food brings me back to my Mom's home cooking. Love it!!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Incredible experience and delicious food fit for foodies everywhere! A real gem, not to mention the ambiance was romantic, and welcoming."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Mio offered great service and awesome food... The ambience was relaxed with a touch of intimacy. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Took my former manager to lunch there as he is retiring after more than 30 years of federal service. The food, service, and ambiance were all great. This was a repeat visit. You should try it if you like moderately priced, upscale restaurants."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We went to Mio two times after a few very good friends and restaurant owners in DC recommended it. The food was absolutely delicious & the service impeccable. We went there for brunch this weekend, particularly I wanted their ceviche, but to my disappointed they could not make ceviche because the limes are too dry. However, that was the best disappointment I have ever had, because Daniela (our server) was so nice & did not let us down. The grilled calamari dish was the the best - absolutely delicious. I really do not like seafood soups, but the Asopao de Mariscos was so delicious I just couldn't believe it is a seafood soup. This is most certainly one of our favorite restaurants in DC. We cannot wait to try their roasted pork on Fridays."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Mio never let's me down . The service the food all wonderful. The only thing I say is I find it that is pricey.for me is a once a month treat."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Good food, good service, no wait for a table. It is a bit pricey, but everything was good!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "It was the best Pig I have had since I left Cayey in Puerto Rico. The food was Fantastic"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Mio came highly recommended from a friend who loves food and I consider a very reliable judge. Definitely didn't live up to her billing. Everything was OK but wouldn't return. Too many other choices in DC."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was simply fabulous. The calamari dish was an unexpected take on an appetizer. The halibut and black beans were great comfort food but also upscale. And the Mio coffee....incredible! Can't wait to go back. Only draw back is the service was a little slow (too many big parties and not enough servers)."
    Dined on 3/27/2014