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Mi Vida, 14th Street

4.7
4.7
148 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Chef Roberto Santibañez creates a menu inspired by Mexican street food and traditional home cooking of his country, but in a modern, elevated presentation. Guests can enjoy traditional dishes such as Carne Asada, a variety of Tacos, Seasonal Fish, Ceviches and other Contemporary Mexican creations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 80 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 597-5445

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Contreras

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    On the corner of 14th & T streets

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 148 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mexican

  • District of Columbia

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  1. DP

    DomP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Taco Bell quality with a Michelin star price point.
  2. AT

    AnitaT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is consistently delicious. Waitstaff attentive without hovering. Ambiance pleasant for date night or group of friends. Noise level low enough that one can talk without screaming about music. A nice place to dine weekday dinner or weekend brunch.
  3. J

    Jaypee

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service and wonderful libations!!
  4. KN

    KatherineN

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Nice food but service was poor
  5. LD

    LoganDiner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food good service overall. Good value for your money Excellent atmosphere
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Happy hour was fantastic!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and lovely decor and ambiance!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall the experience was amazing. Our server was very nice and was always checking with us to make sure we were OK.
  10. N

    Nina

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    This is a beautiful restaurant. Perfect for a date night. He food was just okay. Fish tacos were pretty basic but my husband really liked his beef tacos.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for restaurant week…it was such a wonderful experience I recommend. They serve everything on the dinner menu family style. Everything was delicious and I’d go back again!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was for my birthday but it was also restaurant week. The amount of food for the price was well worth it. I appreciated the waitress walking us through the menu and engaging in conversation. She was very patient and made the experience better. I’ve been to this restaurant before different location and the experience was amazing! Definitely recommend
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hubby and I ate here during restaurant week. Really delicious fresh food and good portions. However, it was really busy so we ended up waiting a long time for each course. But really nice server. Overall, we would come back again
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Server was rude, demeaning, and hovered uncomfortably around the table. Really put off what was supposed to be a fun birthday celebration dinner
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our new favorite restaurant in DC! We LOVE Mi Vida!! Favorites: La Buena Vida margarita is fabulous. The Birria entree is incredible. Chicken suizas enchiladas are delicious. All the tacos are great: chicken, steak, fish. Queso fundido with chorizo is excellent. Tacos dorados (like flautas) are so so so good. Rice and beans are terrific with everything. I love the cornbread. And the avocado mousse that comes with the wings is so good… we ask for it as a side with our meal and it provides some relief from some of the spicier selections. BUT. We do have a recommendation. There are a few things on the menu that are just too spicy! The tomatillo salsa that comes with the chips is just really too spicy. It blows out your palate and you cannot taste anything else for a while. Nearly ruined our delicious dinner last time. Really could use a salsa that is more accessible for those who can take the heat, but not that much heat. Same with the wings. They were so spicy that they were inedible. I also recommend giving some relief for the palate like having crema available with spicier dishes to help your guests out. We order that avocado mousse as a side for that purpose, and because it is super tasty. Please don’t change the menu to be boring, but I would love to be able to eat a few more things on the menu if there could be a more tolerable spice level offered. But Mi Vida is, again, our favorite new DC restaurant and we eat here a few times a month. The restaurant is beautiful and modern. Service is always outstanding. And the food is divine. We are looking forward to the opening of the Penn Quarter location in 2023. Please keep the delicious food coming!
  16. DI

    DavidInDC

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & food at the bar for happy hour!
  17. SJ

    SJXC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got the fixed meal for brunch. Delicious, great atmosphere, plenty of food. Would go back.
  18. E

    Eric

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were great. A bit pricey it but is DC. Our waiter was attentive and we defintely want to go back soon.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant! The manager Madeline always tests me and my guests so well. Our server Sarah was great, and tented told all of our needs. Truly five start service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I love trying new spots, have previously been to Mi Vida on Wharf. When we arrived we got the table we wanted, the server came and greeted us. She was extremely nice and helpful. We got the Queso Fundido, when it came out it had chorizo, I do not eat pork due to religious reasons, she was quick to catch that and fired a replacement right away. For this reason, I waited a while to get my queso and felt left out of the appetizers round. The food here feels like a hit or miss, the cornbread was not good, it had a random lemon taste to it. The plantains were okay not enough sour cream or cheese. The esquites also needed more Cotija cheese. For Entrées we got the carne asada and the birria short rib. I asked for Medium Well but my carne asada came out undercooked. The short rib was good, might’ve needed to cook for a little longer because it was a bit hard/not easy to shred. Lastly, the food just took a while to come to the table, I felt like we were waiting for food most of the time we were there.
  21. m

    mtm10000

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We felt rushed the entire evening and the server was a bit dismissive when we opted not to order cocktails. The food was ok but generally one dimensional and overly salty. We had a more pleasant experience at the Wharf location.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Food was subpar and I wondered if that was why this lovely large space was empty.
  23. MH

    MiguelH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything Ok
  24. JF

    JFlo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The staff was amazing. I truly appreciate the patience they bestowed on me as my toddler decided to have a melt down and even brought her chocolate ice cream. Couldn't say enough nice things about the service and the food was great too!
  25. D

    Dinnerlover1

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food, super cute ambiance. I loved the branzino with salsa on top, it was unique and delicious the nachos were amazing, unique Smokey flavor! The corn bread with chunks of corn inside with lemony tones was to die for, I got a side too to-go. We will totally be going back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The was my first trip to Mi Vida and I will definitely go back. The atmosphere and decor of the restaurant was very cool and they did an amazing job turning the old Matchbox into a really beautiful space. The service was excellent from the moment we were seated until we paid the check. It was really easy to get a table for our party as well. And the best part: the food! Everything was delicious and I haven’t had mole that good in a long time. I highly recommend Mi Vida!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was the cutesttttt Mexican restaurant. The food and drinks were delicious. It had such a nice vibe, waiters were so nice. I can’t wait to get back. @mividamexico 10/10 recommend. I had the Mariscos empanadas, guacamole, margarita flight, carne y pollo tacos and quesabirilla🤌🏽 the 14th street location is a hit🙌🏽 #foodie #dmv #dmvfoodie #eatwithme #fyp #mexicanfood #mivida #instareels #eat
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Service. Great food.
  29. K

    Kathi

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I like the ambiance. This restaurant is very pretty. The remodel was done very nicely. The food was too salty! I had to wipe the chips off because there was so much salt. The meat in the taco was also very salty. I may try it, again….but, I’m not sure.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    All of our food came out together, rushed . Appetizers and the meal. Dinner was delicious. Though a tad salty.
  31. T

    Taylorr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was 10/10. Drinks and food was so fresh and amazing!
  32. V

    Vittorio

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    Dinner was for my friend's bday so I didn't want to make a complaint, but the steak - tho tasty - was far too rare (I'd asked for medium.) The margarita was weak and the music doesn't really need to be that loud. Waiter was very nice but forgot the utensils and he disappeared once the food was served. Guac was good also, but too small of a portion. Great atmosphere, nice decor, cool building.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice for a birthday dinner
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The food was just ok and overpriced - not worth it.
  35. AL

    AndreL

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Bette Ethan expected.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service, and beautiful restaurant!!
  37. SF

    ShawnF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We did the family style Sabores de Mexico to try multiple dishes. Everything was delicious, but we were too full to enjoy the last course and had to bring that home. Would definitely go back again.
  38. K

    Kaki

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The food was delicious and the portions were huge. The drinks were just as delicious. Will definitely be back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such amazing food and atmosphere
  40. L

    Laura

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Very loud although it wasn’t crowded. I’d been excited about the mushroom tacos but they were not good at all. The entrees are overpriced. The salsa is too spicy.

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Mi Vida, 14th Street is rated 4.7 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 80 times today

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Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Mi Vida, 14th Street

1901 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the corner of 14th & T streets

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Contreras

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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