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Mi Vida

4.7
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950 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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. Hand-crushed guacamole is offered in unique iterations including a version with blue cheese, grapes and almonds. Santibañez has also commissioned a Hearth Oven to create roasted presentations of roasted chicken, Bone-In short ribs and Fresh Seafood. For dessert, Chef Santibañez prepares classic sweets like Churros con Chocolate, Cajeta Flan, house-made ice creams and Tres Leches.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 950 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

View was great, but the waiter was a bit rude, I guess since the 20%tip is now automatically given to them they feel like they don’t need to be nice. Also the requirement that everyone in your party HAVE to buy an entree is a bit absurd. Like am already buying a lot of drinks and appetizers.. And to think that they will deny you service if you don’t buy an entree

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vipMarRhone
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and my second time dining out since the pandemic my sister and I had such a wonderful time. Danny V was our server and his service was excellent & outstanding. It was a very fun night out

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vipTinaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was grest

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LindaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food. Husband is celiac so there was lots he could eat there. Love that they mark food items that have gluten in them!

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LaurenJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great date night away from our newborn! We appreciated the service, especially when our server taught us about mole before ordering it.

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MissingNonni
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food good, but you are paying for the atmosphere. Service is excellent.

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MegD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great service and setting but food is nothing to right home about.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated multiple birthdays at Mi Vida and thoroughly enjoyed both the food and service. The shrimp cocktail appetizer was very flavorful and with a nice spicy kick and came in a generous portion size. The main dishes were also excellent, with the ribeye norteno being a standout.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff, good social distance

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vipAmyD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were really good. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The empanadas were to die for. Felt some of the dishes were on the salty side, but will definitely be going back.

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vipMichelleH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice! Our waiter Joshua was educated and very polite. Staff in general was attentive!! Food was good, guacamole was a little on the spicy side. Would recommend to everyone!

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Kier
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, great drinks! Churros are a must-try! We sat on the balcony and loved it, great views and great service! A tad pricey but worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and drinks were even better!

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MadisonS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars isn’t enough to equate the greatness of this restaurant.
The food was amazing!
The service was incredible.
And the cleanliness of the restaurant was immaculate. Thank you for such an amazing dining experience !

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vipRick
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great, authentic, flavorful food in a very safe environment!

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KalifR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Met up with my cousin!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great!

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Sara
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch with a girlfriend on a whim. So glad we did the family brunch menu, which was a pleasant surprise! It was three courses of delicious food. I did not have high expectations for the french toast, but it was to die for highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu with great service!

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TashaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Nelson was superb!!!!He met all of our expectations. He made certain we were good with our food and drinks. Great place and excellent service.

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GregM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very professional and courteous and very accommodating. The atmosphere is great for romantic dinners and good for gatherings with small groups of friends. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs. The food was superb and prepared picture perfect...compliments to the chef!. We felt safe with staff behind mask, sanitizer readily available. Good food, great location, nice views of the water, good wine and fun! The experience made my wife's Birthday very memorable!

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vipKattie
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Mi Vida. The food is always excellent and our server was great too. We went there for restaurant week so we had a real treat with being able to sample multiple items but their menu on any given night is amazing.

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anonymous
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was not worth the value. It was served cold and was unappealing. I would never recommend this restaurant.

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JessicaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! Tacos need a bit more flavor (the meat). Overall very nice!

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MarilynS17
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing much to say other than great service and food. Their happy hour drinks and prices are perfect and we would’ve stayed all night and continued spending money if we could. Great experience all around.

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vipFoodie19
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside for a wonderful Friday lunch. We did the restaurant week menu. Food was excellent, as were our margaritas. Service was also very good. This was our first time there, and I would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during restaurant week and the food was amazing and such good price for the amount of food we got!

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DeeD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant week menu at Mi Vida was a feast! We enjoyed every bite.

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TE21
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar service and soo much food. We got the restaurant week menu and could not finish our food there was so much of it. Fantastic ambience and we had a corner table on the balcony looking over the wharf. Would definitely I felt return.

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vipBillyA
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place.

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vipwrcmobile
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor Pandemic dining: great and creative food and service, lots of space, and a wonderful view of the Potomac. Highly recommended!

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vipPopPopWhat
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The mole was delicious with the right amount of heat. The esquites was spicy and tasty. The staff were very professional and friendly. I recommend requesting the upstairs outdoor seating for amazing views of the water and the surrounding environs.

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DCDiner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, with fully adequate physical-distancing for comfort, in a beautiful setting. Service was great, and the restaurant week menu is an incredible bargain (plus a great introduction to the range of their full menu).

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Everett
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was another great meal at Mi Vida!!! Always a favorite! And the server was one of the best I've ever had...at any restaurant...ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food amazing especially the drinks my fav is LA FROZEN

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch on the balcony

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CaseyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beauitful space, great outside seating. Friendly Service. Carne Asada and Ribs were big winners for the night.

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vipAdaRx
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mi Vida never disappoints! I went with some of my friends, and we enjoyed our meals. The restaurant had lots of signage regarding masks and protocol and there was plenty of sanitizer around.

This was probably my 5th time going, and I’ll be back while the weather is still nice.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and pleasant. Food was great. Will be back soon!

FAQs

Mi Vida does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates, Toast and Uber Eats. Mi Vida also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 516-4656 ext. 9.

Mi Vida is rated 4.7 stars by 950 OpenTable diners.

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