1110 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005Neighborhood:
Latin / SpanishPrice: $30 and under
- 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 email@example.com for further details.
- 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.Continued
¡La Cocina esta Abierta!
¡La Cocina esta Abierta!
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Mio Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since July 30, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelEnergetic
fit for foodies (58)good for groups (38)special occasion (35)romantic (31)neighborhood gem (29)great for outdoor dining (27)hot spot (27)great for lunch (24)vibrant bar scene (22)notable wine list (18)late-night find (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (5)Show More
- Amazing PR FoodhugefanDined on 11/22/2014My fiance is from PR and he is a complete snob about food, especially those that claim to be authentic food from the homeland! This restaurant had him floored. We had the tableside mofongo, churrasco, and the pescado a la plancha. If this place weren't so far away, I'm sure we'd be regulars. The server was fantastic, although it was strange that they took our main course dishes and waited what seemed like FOREVER to come and offer us dessert, which we were really looking forward to. Even then, my fiance had to flag someone down to give us some dessert menus. They were really busy that night, but the service was so great up until then that I had to dock a half a star for that. We had the cuatro leches dessert which was a little cake-y for my taste, but still super delicious. I like my tres leches cakes to be soakinggggg in leches. I expected this cuatro leches to be a borderline soup with cake in it. 9.5/10 would eat again. Overall, I will definitely be coming back to try their other dishes! This is a perfect restaurant for fancy dates and special occasions, or any time we miss the tastes of Puerto Rico.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent high end Puerto Rican foodJAMTDined on 11/21/2014It's just excellent food and probably fare most Americans have never tried. I highly recommend the tableside mofongo. The lechon had a deliciously crispy skin though the meat was just a tad dry. Drinks were very good and the flan de queso dessert is otherworldly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A DisappointmentTravelerVIPDined on 11/15/2014We sat in the bleachers which reminded my party of a rec hall from camp. The service was erratic at best. Our waiter was from Russia who had only been at the restaurant for two weeks; his food "expertise" was Japanese. A nice fellow but did not fully know the menu and wine list. The food was acceptable at best; no winners and generally disappointing as only 1 person of our foursome finished their meals. All of us agreed that we would not return.
- AuthenticityOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 11/15/2014My wife, who is Puerto Rican, thought the food was not very authentic, or good. I also wasn't too impressed with the tortilla soup, which tasted like tomatoe puree more than tortilla soup. The steak with steak fries was bland. We expected more flavor from this Latin restaurant. Great atmosphere with their open kitchen, but the food wasn't what we were expecting.
- ExcellentbrianDined on 11/13/2014Mio is a fantastic restaurant with a wide variety of Puerto Rican-style dishes, none of which failed to impress.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent spot and great service!K0RYDVIPDined on 11/8/2014Great Spanish/ Caribbean Food Choices . The menu was easy to read and rum and liquor choices was perfect. The restaurant is very comfortable with style and class. Our server Daniella was AMAZING.... If you go request her... I will definitely request her again .... 5 star restaurant with 5 star and detailed service ... One of my new favorite locations!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Gourmet Puerto Rican flavorGlbrt8VIPDined on 11/7/2014Mio has a traditional Puerto Rican menu with accomplished gourmet aspirations. The roasted suckling pig with rice and pigeon peas (a centerpiece of Puerto Rican Holiday cooking) was very tender and the seasoning made it the best pork dish I have had in the DC area. The yucca fritters stuffed with meat were perfect, but the "bolitas de mofongo" were more subtle (I expected a bolder, garlicky flavor). The plantain and veal "lasagna," topped with sweet tomato sauce in Mio's version, was good too. The server was friendly and made great recommendations. The "tembleque de coco" was the appropriate ending to a satisfying meal. But my favorite part: a well-done pisco sour. The place has a long bar and stylish lounge area I hope to visit soon.Special Features:
- Excellent food. Service needs work.phillydinerDined on 10/31/2014The food was fantastic the drinks were amazingly well done. As a Puerto Rican I'll say the food was true to its roots and somehow they made it a lot less greasy than the traditional Latin fare. Incredible accomplishment honestly. However the staff left a lot to be desired. I have been to hundreds of establishments across the country and I have NEVER experienced such rude and angry staff. The host and our waiter were charmingly nice people but the other staff gave us rude looks and when my elderly mother asked to have her food boxed they told her to stop wasting their time. They ignored us for most of the night for bigger party tables and rudely slammed plates on our table. I have never ever expierenced anything like this.Special Features:
- Fabulous!designfoodieVIPDined on 10/28/2014we arrived late in the evening and were seated in the last table available...our waitress was AMAZING!!! I think her name was Cynthia? she was so kind...I could not believe this was a DC restaurant.....everyone was so nice! the food was delicious...she gave us wonderful appetizer suggestions and once the meal was over, they even set up a table for us outside, after hours, so we could talk business and have coffee...surely going back soon....loved it!Special Features:
- Always performs!Julito1VIPDined on 10/28/2014Mio always performs well. Food was excellent and our guests totally enjoyed it. We had a large variety of apps and then dinner. Our waitress was a little pushy. Otherwise Buenissimo!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Iowan in the big cityIowaBudDined on 10/25/2014Interesting menu with a slow roasted goat as the specialty of the day. Our pork and salmon dishes were both very good. Waiter was helpful but was stretched a bit thin on Saturday night. Interesting bi-level layout.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Exceeded expectationsTortugaDined on 10/24/2014Choose Mio for our anniversary night out. We were drawn to the variety of latin dishes from S. America and Caribbean countries. This was our first time at Mio, chosen because their stars/dollars ratio was great (and consistent). Our experience: Our waiter was attentive and informed. Excellent job by 2-3 efficient busboys. The meal was outstanding from end to end - the star dish was the incredibly delicious seafood stew. Milo was a memorable dining experience. THANK YOU!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A DowntownTreatRay2youDined on 10/22/2014For something different you must check out Mio. The flavors of Puerto Rico are underrated and worth the trip to Mio to learn that Latin Carribean cuisine is more than just Cuban. Savory spices and assorted roots accent seafood, steaks, and pork dishes, leaving your tastebuds dancing salsa routines. Owner Manuel is a gracious and generous host, and the servers are attentive and knowledgeable. Friday night is extra special, with a broader array of Puerto Rican specialties. Go for the Monfongo, made at your table, and you won't ask for guacamole again. Give you and yours a taste of Puerto Rico and you'll be back for more.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIPDined on 10/21/2014Our table of 4 has six dishes altogether of which 4 were excellent and 2 very good. Noisy, especially near the bar.Special Features:
- Thank you, Mio!ThisNicknameIsStupidDined on 10/18/2014A friend was in from out of town with his new girlfriend, and I wanted to show them a good time. Well done, Mio. Every bite was a pleasure, and the service was terrific.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great PR foodrufusDined on 10/18/2014Of you have a hankering for nouvelle PR food, this is the place. The mofongo is better than any I have had on the island or elsewhere...Special Features:
- Outstanding/ ImpressiveOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/18/2014besides the great service, food and scenary my wife and I felt very comfortable. Prices were affordable for a stylish dinner. I would eat there regularly. Thank you to MIO's staff and owner. I felt like I was back home.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Mio is mineCollierCulinaryCritiqueaVIPDined on 10/17/2014This is now my daughter's favorite place. The Mofongo is very tasty and having it made table side is a real treat. The service was ok. The entrees were superb and cuarto leches cake was pretty spectacular as well. It's not my favoritems for Latin foodsSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It's like eating in Old San JuanFurloughed1VIPDined on 10/16/2014Our first visit. Exceptional food that reminds me of some of the great restaurants in Old San Juan. I ordered 3 small plates, octopus (fabulous), calamari (fabulous) and croquettes (good but will not order again). Or waitress was a delight. The only disappointment was the pace of service (slow) because our waitress was covering a lot of tables and the hostess stand. She should have received double pay for that evening (Oct 16).Special Features:
- A nice surpriseLorraineVIPDined on 10/16/2014Tried this restaurant because it's close to my DC office. Great food. Delightful service.Special Features:
- Great customer serviceIsladelencantoVIPDined on 10/6/2014The many times I have been at the restaurant has been great; food is delicious; portions as well; and the waiters are great and pleasant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- excellent foodjuevero1Dined on 9/29/2014excellent food excellently presented and the best tempranillo wine i have ever had.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Business Lunch SpotOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/22/2014Mio is a go-to spot for business lunches. The service and food are consistently good. Service is quick without being rushed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The BestOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/19/2014An awesome dining experience! MIO deserves to be in the Top 10 restaurants downtownSpecial Features:
- True gourmet Puerto Rican food!SFerminDined on 9/19/2014Outstanding food! Service was outstanding too. Everything we had appetizer: we shared a mofongo cart! Loved the fresh taste of the chicharones crunch in the mofongo. Dinner: we shared the pork medallions w/guava red wine sauce. The mixture of the guava in the wine exquisit. It just had a touch of sweet which pairs nicely with the pork. The pork was rubbed with taste island oregano. Dessert: shared a flan highly recommended by our lovely waiter. Unfortunately I forgot her name. Everything she suggested was to perfection. The flan taste like a mixture of creme brûlée and Latin homemade flan. Doesn't taste or smell like eggs. The mojitos were super fresh mint! Went the next day for lunch unfortunately was closed on Saturdays for lunch.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AuthenticFoodieAuthenticFoodieDined on 9/16/2014This restaurant serves authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. I've been 3 times and each time has been great. I've had the Arroz con Pollo, Skirt steak salad, Fried yucca and it's all great. To drink, get the Lime-Mint ade. Yummy.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best Puerto Rican/Latin Food @DCjonapVIPDined on 9/13/2014The restaurant, the ambiance, the service, the character of MIO is unparalleled. Manuel and Karla plus family and now Chef Roberto Hernandez have taken MIO to a higher level. They have put Puerto Rican and Caribbean Latin food on the map in DC and the Northeast. MIO fares well and even better than some of the high profile restaurants in Puerto Rico. Chef Roberto Hernandez brought some roasted prok cracklings as an appetizers, delicious. The mofongo cart is a hit, a must try! I tried the breast of duck over malanga gnochis and was to die for. Everything, food, drinks, wine, was fabulous, including the 'Chichaito' pitcher for after dinner was great!Special Features:
- latin food in DCdiningprofessorDined on 9/12/2014Mio's menu is Latin American with a special emphais on Puerto Rican. My wife and I shared the octopus appetizer (very good but could have used a bit more spice). I had the asopao shellfish stew which was outstanding (it comes with avocado and a couple tostones), and my wife had an excellent skirt steak daily special. Portions were very large, which precluded us having dessert. Another special, mainly on Fridays, is a portion of whole roasted pig, which looked good, too. Wine list is reasonable but not exciting, so we had two pisco cocktails and excellent draft beer. In a week of dining in DC, including many places with higher online review ratings than this, Mio was, in my view, our best meal and one of the cheapest.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very good foodTomSVIPDined on 9/6/2014We had dinner here the other night and were pleasantly surprised at how good everything was. The ceviche was outstanding and I would order it every time I went.Special Features:
- Amazing!PNyeMaillardDined on 9/6/2014I almost passed on Mio, but could not escape the menu and consistent phenomenal reviews. I am here to add to them! Our server was attentive but not overbearing, the food excellent (dessert was to die for!), beverage selection was fabulous (my Malbec was delicious!), it was overall an amazing experience, and I will definitely be returning!Special Features:
- Mio is myCollierCulinaryCritiqueaVIPDined on 9/4/2014my absolute new favorite. I love this place. Great food, vibes, and service. The Mofongo is amazing. Actually everything we had was superb.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Peace of Paradise on W. DCOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/30/2014The food was excellent, and the Puertorrican lady, Daniela was the best. She knew how to make things right, even when the food came out cold.Special Features:
- Good as AlwaysLuisVellonDined on 8/22/2014I visit the restaurant many times and the service is good and the food is exquisite, no complain, keep it up Mio's and we will be visiting you for a long time....!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Simply FantasticDinersFromDCVIPDined on 8/21/2014We were mesmerized by the fabulous new menu at Mio! The savory Puerto Rican appetizers of breadfruit and mofungo were just delicious with special sauces and cooked to perfection. Grilled shrimp was amazing and a perfectly cooked trout! Mio is such a great restaurant where everyone seems to be having fun! Perfectly cooked hangar steak and fantastic desserts. Mio was so good, we can't wait to return for the food and the best Mojito on the mainland. Their new chef is awesome!Special Features:
- Authentic Puerto Rican foodAuthenticFoodieDined on 8/21/2014I've now been to Mio twice for lunch. I had the flat iron steak salad and it was super tasty with huge portions. I also had the Arroz con Pollo (chicken & rice with peas, and sautéed peppers and onions) which was equally delicious and big. It comes with both fried plantain chips and juicy, sweet sautéed plantains (so delicious). We started with fried yucca, which was spectacularSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 8/19/2014The food has been excellent every time. The service is a bit slow, but when the server arrives you get what you need.Special Features:
- My new favorite restaurantNearbyfoodieDined on 8/18/2014I was introduced to this restaurant 2 weeks ago when a friend recommended we meet there for dinner. The atmosphere is vivrant and stylish and the Asopao de Marisco made me come back a few days later for lunch to savor another dish. My 25 year old daughter who joined me for lunch was equally in love with this restaurant. I've since been back for dinner with my boss for yet another great experience. The menu is comprised of lighter and more sophisticated versions of Latin favorites that are full of flavor.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- excellent food, great servicefoodiebellyDined on 8/16/2014I went with my husband for restaurant week and the experience was very pleasing. I ordered the skirt steak with root vegetable hash, it was cooked to perfection and was delicious. My husband ordered from the regular menu, ordered the fish of the day which was swordfish. The fish was slightly undercooked to his taste, but server quickly returned it to the kitchen and it was diligently corrected. The swordfish was delicious too. For dessert, we ordered the guava and cream cheese empanada, and it was out of this world amazing! I would definitively come back again. Although the restaurant is a little pricy, it is worth every penny.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent dinning experience!RobOVIPDined on 8/15/2014A highlight of DC Restaurant week! We have to go back! Cynthia made very good recommendations to best enjoy the night at MIO! Lechon Fridays are a magnet for puertorican food lovers.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- phenomenal authentic experienceCulinaryParadiseDined on 8/15/2014Mio is the embodiment of Puerto Rican culture. From the delicious, authentic food to warm, effusive staff, a meal at Mio will take you as close to being on the Island of Enchanment as is possible stateside. And they have the best mojitos EVER!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.