Mio Restaurant
Mio Restaurant
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Mio Restaurant

  • 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 - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Puerto Rican, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Roberto Hernandez
  • 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 tableside, in addition to Mio's standing menu.

  • Special Events: 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 Roberto Hernandez 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.



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Mio Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • We had a great time; food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    We had a great time; food was delicious and services was perfect.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ths filling in the rabbit
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Ths filling in the rabbit wontons was tasty, but the seams on the wontons were really undercooked -- hard and chewy. The suckling pig was simply fair, and memorable only for its mediocrity. The black cod, on the other hand, was delicious - the brandade, not so much. Chocolate dessert was cleverly presented, but lacking in taste. The chocolate sorbet had an unpleasantly grainy texture (hard to avoid, I know)and the white and milk chocolate mousses tasted more of sugar than chocolate. Server was pleasant and attentive, but dissappeared toward the end of the meal. Had to ask the busboy for the check. I'd like to give Mio another chance, but the noise level at this restaurant is out of control and enough on its own to keep me away.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was superb. Mio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    The food was superb. Mio has a great chef and it shows in the presentation and in the taste of the food. I went with a group of six for lunch and we had a great time. Everyone thought the food was the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best lamb shank I've ever
    DannVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    The best lamb shank I've ever had. Brilliantly prepared, mouth watering, succulant and really good too! On a scale of 1-10 it was a 14! I'll be back very soon ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The presence and presentation
    Phramer
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    The presence and presentation of fresh, seasonal vegetables was the highlight for me. Everything, from my veggie soup (with salt cod ravioli) to my snapper, had a freshness in taste, presentation, and texture. I would like to come back for dinner to see the decor in different lighting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant was empty when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    Restaurant was empty when we arrived and didn't understand why they seated the next party to arrive right next to us. My entree was nice. The dessert menu was great fun to read and hear about but they desserts didn't live up to their billing. I will go back because I like the restaurant. Seems like the menu could use a couple more lighter lunch options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We know the chef Stefano from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    We know the chef Stefano from his days at Maestro. As the chef himself indicated during our meal, Mio is still a work in progress. We think Stefano has tremendous potential, but he needs a good team to support him to realize that potential. We thought the food was excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mio accommodated our every
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Mio accommodated our every demand such as serving a total of 7 dishes (including cheese course & dessert) as separate courses for the two of us to share at a leisurely pace, and serving half-glass wine in two separate glasses for each course. Wine selection wasn't too impressive, but overall the meal was definitely above average. The 'Veal Sweetbreads' were one of the best we've had so far.....very memorable. 'Foie Gras Ballotine' was so good by itself that the corn pancake lying underneath didn't serve much purpose or add to the taste. The bread served with slightly spicy olive oil were superb as well. We really hope Mio survives these tough times (the restaurant was only 10% occupied even when the clock was pushing 7:30 PM).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef's tasting menu & wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Chef's tasting menu & wine pairings were a relative bargain for the quality of the dining experience and definitely how we'd recommend experiencing Mio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went on a rainy Monday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    I went on a rainy Monday night so not ideal for judging the noise level or ambiance as when there would be more of a crowd. Great music, although some will find it a little loud at the bar. Fine in the dining room. Our waiter was extremely gracious and patient with us on wine selection, and checking on accommodating some food allergies I have ( they did). The food , although portions are not jumbo-sized, was very good. Most delicious, rich and chocolate-y chocolate sorbet ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What would have been a very
    KathiR
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    What would have been a very enjoyable evening was marred by lackadaisical service and a noise level that made it extremely difficult to have a conversation with my dining partners.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pretty place with interesting,
    EstherVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Very pretty place with interesting, modern decor. Enjoyed the food a lot (I had salmon); good service. We were there at lunch, so it was quiet, but I bet the place is a lot of fun at night. I'd go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent culinary experience
    Antonio
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    Excellent culinary experience with outstanding sevice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was outstanding and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    The food was outstanding and the wine list unique, with many unfamiliar Spanish entries. The wait-staff was knowledgeable, but could have been a tad more responsive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    The food was great but the portions are small for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for food & conversation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    Great place for food & conversation. Fourth time now and every time has been quite enjoyable. Consistently high-quality, well cooked food; excellent service in a friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When we first arrived (~6:30),
    MortGVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    When we first arrived (~6:30), the noise from the bar crowd was overwhelming. However, as the evening passed, the bar crowd waned and the noise diminished. At one point, teh owner came over. We asked him about the noise. He said he'd be making some renovations to the restaurant which should reduce the noise level from the bar. The food was excellent, the server very accommodating. The wine list was good, with many unfamiliar wines at excellent prices. I would certainly go back (and will, after the aforementioned renovations).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is an excellent restaurant
    DinersFromDCVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    This is an excellent restaurant with the very best Edible Michelin style food for serious diners. It is also very welcoming and very very hip. Not a seen and be seen place, it is for the confident diner that enjoys excellent food, fine dining in a restaurant in touch with it's clients. The very best Washington restaurant in every facet of it's being. Mio knows who it is and it rings through as clearly as a bell.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was fantastic and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Service was fantastic and the food was really innovative and delicious. Loved the artwork on the walls, and the modern yet classic decor. We will definitely be going back to Mio!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I loved my first experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2008
    I loved my first experience at Mio! My meal was outstanding (hamachi and escolar) Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a Monday, so hard to
    DCFoodTravelersVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    It was a Monday, so hard to say it was a scene, but there was a large group there for a private dinner and it was VERY loud. The two level space is nice, but the main bar area and the dining area are so bright I think you could perform surgery. Some places have gone the other way, but please - turn down the lights. Food was interesting - not your average meat and potatoes (e.g., goat ragout and chop (actually pretty good), tasty beet salad, but entrees were really half portions - and you really have to order the sides. Well prepared, but overall - not sure I would rush back. Nice South American heavy wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    The food was good, but the noise level and poor service left us feeling ambivalent. We don't plan to return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food quality and presentation
    DCdiner
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    Food quality and presentation were great. Food did not have assertive flavors, halibut bland and surprisngly, suckling pig 3 ways was also timid tasting. Hamachi tartare was the most flavorful item ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Washington, DC needs more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    Washington, DC needs more places like this one, with an excellent piano background (unfortunately only Wednesday evenings, hopefully to be extended soon)that after dinner invites the patrons to seat at the bar or next to the talented lady who plays it and enjoy her melodies. Very pleasant ambiance!!
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  • I was really pleased with
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    I was really pleased with Mio. We are big food people,but we do not have an unlimited budget. The food was pretty well outstanding across the board. The prices were extremely reasonable. Mio could really be something that Washington lacks in that regard as we have many high end dining options, but few that can compete with Mio for mid-moderate pricing. I will be back again soon. I really couldn't have been much more pleased with our experience. The foie gras was our only disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The salad that we ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    The salad that we ordered ( with fennel) had absolutely no taste of fennel and no taste at all to remember. It was bland to say the least. The fish dish was good but nothing special to remember. I have tasted that fish (rockfish) in many restaurants but with better accompaniments.Not memmorable. The dessert was the biggest surprise . Ordering key lime pie should not be served with just the filling on the plate. Silly presentation. The chef I am sure is very talented, but I would recommend not to get so experimental that you lose the flavors of the dish. The menu was also limited . The look of the restaurant is very striking.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's rare to find a restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    It's rare to find a restaurant in DC with food quality as outstanding as this one, with such excellent and friendly service in what has to be one of Washington's most stylish restaurants. It really is quickly becoming one of Washington DC's best dining destinations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed Mio--the only
    MYSC
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    Really enjoyed Mio--the only thing I would change is the lighting. It was pretty harshly/brightly lit (even for lunch)! We otherwise thought it was really great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our meals very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    We enjoyed our meals very much. The service was professional and attentive. The food was inventive and good. Most of all I liked the modest portions. It allowed me (who is constantly dieting) to try things I would not otherwise eat, in moderation. Non foodies will probably balk, though, at the normal entree prices for smaller entrees. Not me - quality always trumps quantity. Also we liked the two sizes wine by the glass menu. The "splash" is a good bargain and yet still a healthy pour measured against the regular glass. I'll go back. Even though it's not located in my normal "stomping grounds".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice ambiance, tasty food,
    BrunchLover123VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    Nice ambiance, tasty food, good service. The salmon was well-prepared and the deconstructed key lime pie was delicious. (Salad of field greens was a little disappointing - overdressed?)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was quite poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    The service was quite poor for a restaurant of this expense level. I was told that I had to order my entree at the same time as my appetizer which made me feel rushed. In addition the grilled pear in my dessert was very tough and undercooked. The small plate was wonderful though and the ambiance is nice. Finally, It would have been more enjoyable had we not had two servers. I was confused about who was taking care of us.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Manuel Iguina is a great welcoming
    Penmanship
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Manuel Iguina is a great welcoming general manager and the chef, Stefano is brilliant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant quiet at 6 PM on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Restaurant quiet at 6 PM on a Saturday. We were the only early diners through the latest time slot available through Open Tables. Boisterously noisy when we left. Gave us the best of both worlds even though we would have preferred to dine later. Nice selection of entrees.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice ambiance, very nice
    EasternMarket4brunch
    Dined on 3/8/2008
    Very nice ambiance, very nice food, although, this place is exactly like the Amex commercial - the portions are made for elves. We ordered the beef carpaccio as an appetizer and there were four of us and three pieces of carpaccio, for which we paid more than $15. This is just an example, everything was tiny - delicious, but tiny. We all laughed about it. It was just so laughable. I am not a fan of huge portions, I typically don't eat much at all (I'm five feet tall and 100 pounds) and I still left this restaurant hungry. The food is delicious, but you'll need to go somewhere else as well or put a lot of cash to be full.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hadn't heard much about this
    Drew
    Dined on 1/14/2008
    Hadn't heard much about this place, but have been twice for lunch now. Both times during restaurant week. Very pleasantly surprised both times with the quality of food, presentation, service, etc.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mio has outstanding food at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/4/2008
    Mio has outstanding food at reasonable prices. It is never particularly packed, which concerns me that the location may hold it back for attracting a dinner crowd. The service is great and not too much or too little, like some DC restaurants. Definitely ask the waiter for their favorites, they always have great suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was alright. I really
    slider1578
    Dined on 12/22/2007
    Food was alright. I really did like the wine selection. The service was great. I have never had such great service. At the end of the day for the prices, food, wine, and service. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good place to eat and relax.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My boyfriend and I went to
    fillyfoodie
    Dined on 10/6/2007
    My boyfriend and I went to Beacon during a weekend trip to DC. The waiter sat us and then a family of five (three small children) within two tables of each other in an empty restaurant. He then proceeded to wait on them first and essentially ignore us throughout the evening. Our appetizer came with our dinner, cold. When we brought this to his attention, he offered to "nuke" it. We were highly disappointed at our experience here and will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate