Mio Restaurant
Mio Restaurant

Mio Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.miorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2029550075x
  • 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
97 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (58)special occasion (36)good for groups (36)great for outdoor dining (32)romantic (31)neighborhood gem (31)hot spot (26)great for lunch (24)vibrant bar scene (22)notable wine list (16)great for brunch (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    we 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always performs!
    Julito1VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Mio 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iowan in the big city
    IowaBud
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Interesting 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:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    Tortuga
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Choose 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:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A DowntownTreat
    Ray2you
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    For 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Our table of 4 has six dishes altogether of which 4 were excellent and 2 very good. Noisy, especially near the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thank you, Mio!
    ThisNicknameIsStupid
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great PR food
    rufus
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Of 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding/ Impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    besides 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:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mio is mine
    CollierCulinaryCritiqueaVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This 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 foods
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's like eating in Old San Juan
    Furloughed1VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our 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:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice surprise
    LorraineVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Tried this restaurant because it's close to my DC office. Great food. Delightful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great customer service
    IsladelencantoVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The 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:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    juevero1
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    excellent food excellently presented and the best tempranillo wine i have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    An awesome dining experience! MIO deserves to be in the Top 10 restaurants downtown
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • True gourmet Puerto Rican food!
    SFermin
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Outstanding 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:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AuthenticFoodie
    AuthenticFoodie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Puerto Rican/Latin Food @DC
    jonapVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • latin food in DC
    diningprofessor
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Mio'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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    TomSVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    PNyeMaillard
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mio is my
    CollierCulinaryCritiqueaVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    my absolute new favorite. I love this place. Great food, vibes, and service. The Mofongo is amazing. Actually everything we had was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Peace of Paradise on W. DC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The 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 for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as Always
    LuisVellon
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I 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:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Fantastic
    DinersFromDCVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Puerto Rican food
    AuthenticFoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I'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 spectacular
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food has been excellent every time. The service is a bit slow, but when the server arrives you get what you need.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new favorite restaurant
    Nearbyfoodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food, great service
    foodiebelly
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinning experience!
    RobO
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • phenomenal authentic experience
    CulinaryParadise
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Mio 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - slow service
    Nicole
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We took my boss there for her birthday lunch. The food was amazing! We had a group of 6 people, and every single person enjoyed what they ordered. The portions were huge, so if your looking for a light lunch - don't order something so heavy or consider sharing. The only complaint I had was our service was a bit slow. It was restaurant week, so some of our group did the coursed meal, and the timing was not right. It took forever for the main course to come out after the first. By the time dessert came - we were ready to go. It took us about 20 mins to get our check and cash out as well, which was a bit irritating since we still had to go back to the office and finish the rest of the day. Other than that - our experience was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My entree was raw - a trout with a pesto on it. The edges where the fish was cooked was tasty but vast majority was not edible. Further, servers were non-existent - so I had no opportunity to inform them or request another plate. We finally had staff from the bar help us - but by then we had to go. The place was super noisy - it was very hard to hear my friend across a small table. I will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Experience
    dcwriter360
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Waitress was very helpful with thoughts about what we might enjoy given that we were unfamiliar with the items on the menu. Glad I followed her advice and had the trout. Though the cost is a bit on the pricey end, and I doubt you'll need a to-go bag, I'm glad I had the Mio experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not a puertorrican restaurant
    primarie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Overall, the restaurant is good except for the food! Im boricua and the food they have is not puertorrican. Its like a fusion with boricua cuisine. We dont have duck in PR, wtf? Lol i will never came back except for the mojito (not puertorrican) the mojito is the best that i have ever tastes here in DC.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just great!
    montorrio
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was amazing... the service is always good. We just really enjoy eating here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mio
    AlexEatsFood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place was a bit loud and definitely expensive to me but the food was fantastic and while not strictly Puerto Rican in origin my girlfriend who comes from that part of the world was impressed by the authenticity of several of the dishes. The Quatro Leches for dessert was a my highlight of the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    First time and enjoyed the experience and very good food.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Servie, Great Food
    Gourmand18VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our server and the daughter of the owner Manuel (so I found later), Daniela, was very good. All the appetizers that she suggested were loved by my group. We could feel passion from her when she was explaining us the menu and giving us suggestions. That is important. Thank you Daniela for your great hospitality!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Might try again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food was good but they indicated that they were transitioning with a new chef so many things that were on the menu they didn't have. The decor of the restaurant is quite nice. And the wait staff was attentive. They also sat a group with a child right next to us when there was room to put them at least one table over where it might have been better for all of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate