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Mi Vida, District Wharf

4.6
4.6
1766 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 92 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (202) 516-4656 ext. 9

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Roberto Santibañez

  • Catering

    Contact for details

  • Private party facilities

    We offer various private and semi-private options to 400 guests. We also offer custom menu options for parties of 10 or more. Please contact our Events Director, Kaye Newsome, Kaye@kneadhd.com, for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Kaye Newsome: (844) 487-4608

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Cross street

    9th Street and Maine Avenue SW

  • Parking details

    Street and Parking Lot available underground

  • Public transit

    Waterfront and L'Enfant Plaza Metro Stops

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,766 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mexican

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  1. d

    digby723

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Came here for dinner with my boyfriend after a show at Arena Stage. The dim lighting was a bit annoying, but the service was great. The deviled eggs and crab and shrimp empanadas were delicious and my favorite parts of our meal. The corn was bit too “wet” for my liking (and needed some hot sauce), the brussel sprouts needed some more char, and while I really liked my branzio, I liked the red sauce it was smothered in more than the green (also, I wish the whole fish wasn’t smothered in sauce, but I’d had some on it). Overall, I would definitely return, but I’d try a different entree and sides.
  2. AN

    AmyN

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. The food and drinks were very high end. I had the Carne Asada and my husband got the ribeye. Both were excellent. Tried the deviled eggs and the Mezcal Classic Margarita to start and both were great. We’d definitely go again.
  3. T

    Tae30

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Our reservation was at 10:45pm. The restaurant closes at 11pm. We were RUSHED the entire time. Food was good. They need to offer fajitas. What is a Mexican restaurant without fajitas?!! The salsa was extremely cold! Service was not that good. Could’ve been better. Everyone was ready to go home. Don’t offer reservations 15 mins before closing time if patrons cannot enjoy the full extent of their meal. The check was given to us right after the plate hit the table. I wouldn’t recommend dining here right before closing time. They will start packing your food up mid bite.
  4. B

    Bethie

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is always consistently good. Nice meal. We were seated upstairs, close to the bar and it was a bit noisy. We will be back.
  5. LH

    LeeH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Was disappointed in the food honestly. Ordered tacos and they were not good at all.
  6. MM

    MnMPoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, we will definitely be going back!
  7. l

    luv2eat

    Washington DC

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was lunch before Arena matinee. Servers were friendly. All good was good. Definitely high end Mexican ! Tacos were especially good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, friendly service, chic and cozy atmosphere! We’ll be back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Gave me the wrong order and I had to wait long for my food. Waitresses didn’t check on us enough, and the food was just ok.
  10. SA

    ShireenA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks, friendly staff, and great ambiance.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Was hoping this would be better than it was. It was so highly rated. Food was good but not exceptional. Server was not helpful and seemed irritated with us the whole time.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Horrible customer service, had a reservation the lady looked at me took 2 minutes to say hi were just standing there was horrible asked to sit somewhere other then right by the door they didn’t even speak. Food was cold and the service was poor I didn’t even get an item I ordered the staff was joking around and playing running around just horrible I’ve dined many times before so I know the menu the waiter made no recommendations of house specials like the punch de lula or crab empanadas and his comments were was that he didn’t like seafood anyways der it coming back
  13. p

    portions

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The food was just really not good and on the colder side when it arrived for multiple hot dishes. No taste no flavor. Potentially an off night since reviews were decent but I imagine those are older and the place has fallen off. I’m not from the area so cannot know. Had much better casual meals in DC though like Unconventional Diner.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service was ok
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food, good service, great location. Our food was good and all the good around us wanted us to try everything on the menu.
  16. TD

    TiffanyD

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dined at Mi Vida for my 45th birthday! My party and I had a wonderful time! There were a few miscommunications with a couple of orders in my party, but it was fixed with no problem. Our server Orlando was amazing!! Will definitely return again!
  17. w

    waynec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place and food was pretty good. I loved the place
  18. E

    Eddie

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent; highly recommend. Party of 3 couples and had the Family style meal; great time had by all.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Engagement!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server was excellent.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was seated right away. Server was outstanding, knowledgeable on menu items and recommendations, attentive to table needs and very pleasant! Food was great. Brunch menu French toast and breakfast burrito with suiza sauce was excellent! Requested scrambled eggs with chorizo and kitchen was easily able to accommodate non-menu item. Recommend to all!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gotta love the drinks! They offer pitchers of certain drinks which is real nice no need to keep buying drink after drink.. love the fondue with chorizo on top! The Carnitas tacos are heaven! Plátanos and tacos dorados man I can keep going on.. if your looking for Latin cuisine this is the spot
  23. NB

    NathanBishop

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent
  24. MM

    MarinaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Didnt really feel anything extra special but its alright. Got a table with a view in the back room right at the sunset. Wish candle was lit a bit earlier bc it was dark. The ladies behind us were super loud. In general though we had a good meal and experience
  25. B

    Blannca

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious , the ambiance as well: the service was really good our server was really attentive, they did take a little long with the food but it was okay because it was delicious and worth the wait. Will be coming back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Terrible service and the food has drastically gone down hill
  27. ME

    MelodieE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for New Years thinking I would just get some great food and maybe see some fire works over the water, but it was really an experience! There was an amazing DJ, we got complimentary champagne and new years hats and bands! So much fun! I think I’d like to do this again next year!!! Our waiter was so nice to us also! Very personable! The Managment staff is so nice! We wanted to adjust our seating somewhat last minute, and she was so sweet to adjust to accommodate us. She also danced with us! Lol so sweet! Love this place!
  28. A

    Andydandy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience dining at Mi Vida. The food is excellent and the service is always top notch. We love the atmosphere at both the wharf location and 14th street. The food and drinks are delicious!
  29. A

    Amanda

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Loved the food, didn’t really like our table. When we asked why we received the table we did, which had a draft the hostess said the other tables were reserved - yet, we made a reservation as well. Luckily, another woman was able to accommodate us.

    Mi Vida, District WharfResponded on January 24, 2023Dear Amanda,   We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. I have informed our management team as it pertained to your seating challenges. Our apologies for the inconvenience and are happy our team was able to relocate your reserved table. Best wishes, Joe-Jo Jennings Guest Relations Manager

  30. KG

    KhadijaG

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  31. CC

    ChristopherC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken enchiladas were delicious! We also had a great view of the Channel and East Potomac Park.
  32. CL

    CaraL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The guacamole was the best we have ever had. The enchiladas were delicious. The ambience great and wait service friendly. Great spot
  33. H

    Hacome

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service and the food was delicious! We will definitely be returning to this restaurant.
  34. M

    Maracaibo

    Richmond

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Menu was a bit eclectic and tried to get too fancy. Drinks were great. Good service
  35. ML

    MLDM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely time on the wharf - always delicious food with great service yet again! Really enjoyable evening.
  36. DD

    DynamiteD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service great. Good vibe. Delicious food. Nice view from third floor! All around good stuff.
  37. JJ

    JonesJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The food presentation was very beautiful, but the food itself was disgusting. The deviled eggs have no seasoning although they looked beautiful. They tasted like straight mustard. The empanadas with the seafood were gross. It was like eating a seafood pot pie in term of consistency. The green soup with the beans and potatoes was the most edible thing. The tatanachos weren't bad but nothing to rave about. All of my friends who recommended the spot only recommended the spot because the drinks were good, and the drinks were good, but that's it. I won't be going back to the restaurant for a while. Perhaps I'll try the restaurant in a couple years, when improvements/changes have been made.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved my time at Mi Vida. The food was amazing and so was my service. I always enjoy my time at Mi Vida
  39. BH

    BrianH

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd year spending our Christmas dinner at Mi Vida and again was another fabulous dinner. Great service and food.
  40. J

    Jones

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants at the Warf! We ate here for lunch on a very cold and windy day. The view (from inside) was beautiful overlooking the water. Our food was delicious and the service was impeccable, as always!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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You can order delivery directly from Mi Vida, District Wharf using the Order Online button. Mi Vida, District Wharf also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mi Vida, District Wharf also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 516-4656 ext. 9.

Mi Vida, District Wharf is rated 4.6 stars by 1766 OpenTable diners.

Mi Vida, District Wharf does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 92 times today
Google Map for Mi Vida, District Wharf

98 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th Street and Maine Avenue SW

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street and Parking Lot available underground

  • Public transit

    Waterfront and L'Enfant Plaza Metro Stops

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Roberto Santibañez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 516-4656 ext. 9

  • Catering

    Contact for details

  • Private party facilities

    We offer various private and semi-private options to 400 guests. We also offer custom menu options for parties of 10 or more. Please contact our Events Director, Kaye Newsome, Kaye@kneadhd.com, for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Kaye Newsome: (844) 487-4608

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