Mi Vida

4.7
1149 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. 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
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
What 1149 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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hungrydriver
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice night out! Parking -- even in the garage was difficult and expensive but it was nice once I got above ground!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipNora
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is consistently good. No easy feat in these uncertain times. And the restaurant itself is tasefully decorated to reflect the beauty of Mexican cuisine and culture.

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DylT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Great outside spot for lunch.

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ChanningS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and eat lunch there all the time. superior Mexican food and drinks.

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MichaelB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upstairs balcony is fantastic for a nice cool summer lunch. Margaritas are equally great.

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KamicaP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great and our waiter was really nice and recommended great drinks and desserts.

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JustinG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, although quite different than most mexican places I've eaten. For example, not chips/sales served. I ordered cheese dip as appitizer but it came with tortilla rather than chips. They did bring me chips upon request.

Also, my entre was carne asada, which was great. It was very different in that in came in a red mushroom cream sauce (very "Italian") but quite good. Also, the entres are very ala carte, so I had to order rice and beans.

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Hanna
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margaritas and tacos were both great! Patio ambiance was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing cocktails. Amazing staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Moving out of DC after 5 years. Good bye dinner

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vipstacha70
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Took my sister to Mi Vida for her birthday. The food and service were great. I especially appreciated the host who was so kind when some rando cut in front of us. The waiter offered recommendations from the appetizers to desserts to cocktails, and all were excellent. Thank you Mi Vida for an excellent night!

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vipStefanS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, good service, nice ambiance. Prices way too high though.

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lele
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ cuisine!!! Drinks and food was amazing. Will definitely dine here in the future!!!

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall my whole experience was good. We were promptly seated, how food arrived fast and was delicious. I had the La Frozen margarita and the Mez Skull, vegetales tacos, sweet potato fries and we ordered chips and guac. My friend had the branzino with black beans. Our food was delicious and the staff was attentive.

My only complaint was the automatic adding of gratuity to the check. When I arrived I could've sworn the hostess said that 10% gratuity would be added but when we got our check it was 20%. I could've misheard her so I didn't mention it to the manager plus I understand how the restaurant industry has been impacted by the pandemic. I just thought it odd to automatically add gratuity to a party of 2.

I'll definitely make this one of my go-to restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fab!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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SJWDC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood options are delicious. Interesting flavors and nothing is “too much”.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful..except steak tacos...over done and dry:(

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service all around. They were very accommodating as one member of our party was running late and they gave us the time and space to wait for that person to arrive. Loved the ambience and view. Will definitely be back next time we are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Waiter was terrible I would go back with hopes of another waiter because the food was awesome

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christad
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Drinks was good. Their 2 hour limit was a bummer and would have been good if that was communicated during reservation as for a large party that wasn't adequate. And the countdown reminders every few minutes 30 minutes to the time felt like we're being rushed out. That put a damper on an otherwise good night.

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vipHospdoc
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another slam dunk.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful and the food was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the location and the view over the Potomac! Just a little pricey.

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SharW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The tres leches cake is out of this world delicious... you should absolutely try it

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - food quality, service, view... could not say enough nice things. It is expensive but you get what you pay for! I’m also gluten free, and most of their food is safe.

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vipCourtney
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Host was a bit rude, but server was great as was the family meal deal

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Erina
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing; extremely personable and [just the right amount of] attentive! The whole server team in general was great! They all played a part in being attentive and making sure that our party was accommodated at all times. The food was great overall, and I will plan to dine at Mi Vida again in the near future.

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Vanessa
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Mediocre service and sub par food, especially for the amount you are paying.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Waitress was rude as well as the hostesses. Never again! Place is whack!

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MaryP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we had the family style for lunch - it was a great sample of a lot of the menu!

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tloc
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio. Leo el mesero fue espectacular

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christinaw
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very good place to eat. Very good food. Enjoyed my time

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Meli
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Went here for my anniversary and it was beautiful. We sat outside and it was perfect. Will definitely be back again! Carne Asada was delicious!

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Sanj
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff was awesome and the day was beautiful! My wife took me to Mi Vida for the first time and I loved it!! The drinks were also yummy! Good options for vegetarians and vegans!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best food I’ve ever had. Been to the nearby Del Mar which is WAY more expensive but the food at Mi Vida is better.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were amazing! Thanks for making the birthday amazing!

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RyanS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife and daughter out to dinner while on our vacation to DC. We dressed it up for a classy evening in a wonderful place - Mi Vida.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mi Vida using the Order Online button. Mi Vida also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates 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 1149 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.