Mi Vida

4.6
1226 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 1226 people are saying
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lmgpsu
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was great. The food options were limited. It appears they removed quesadilla off the dinner menu. Please add it back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food, ambiance and area was amazing! Service was a little slow

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ElenaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to sit outside and catch up with a friend. Food and cocktail were great. Service was great as well.

JJ
JakeJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Love the place but limited menu (eg no salads) is unfortunate.

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vipalexisp
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time here

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Sadie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and ambiance were all fantastic! Server went about and beyond to provide a wonderful experience for my boyfriend's birthday.

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SherylS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, high end cocktails and amazing service. Employees are professional and pleasant and work together to create a unique experience. Some successful establishments take their customers for granted. Never at Mi Vida! Each time I'm there feels like the first time. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice! They recommended us drinks and food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The management team was great after my server wasn’t doing his job and I had to keep calling him over to Tahoe my order but overall food and drinks were amazing 🤩

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NeishaB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff from the front desk to our waitress were all kind and amazing! I reserved our dinner for the wrong day & the front desk staff was so awesome and accommodating. Our waitress knew the menu so well and answered all of our questions thoroughly. We had a mango margarita that was DELICIOUS! 10 out of 10 would recommend.

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Gabriel
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Not the most amazing Mexican food, but definitely not the worst. The location is prime, the staff is friendly and the outdoor seating area is superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

I sat on the patio and after we finished I went to use the restroom and the person at the door refused to let me in to use the restroom until I showed him a receipt of our meal. It was extremely embarrassing. As a person of color I have to wonder if I would have been given this same trouble if I was white.

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KevinW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Mexican food on the harbor - I’d highly recommend Mi Vida!

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BambiBlack
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation on a Sunday night at 9:30 and they were able to accommodate us. The service was good and the food was so fresh. Fish tacos FTW!!

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Svperior
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Overall, Great ambiance, the food is ok. Perfect for date night.

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GBPresents
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Awesome!!

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Tally
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant and was not let down. The food was delicious and our waiter was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Visited for my birthday. Beautiful location with view of the wharf. Excellent service. Napkin smelled horrible. The house margarita tasted of soap. Enchiladas were not as expected. Mango frozen margarita was good. We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. Easy parking, friendly front desk, professional service and excellent food. Boom!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I a regular at MiVida so I see the details since opening. Overall a great spot.

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vipTFore
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was spot on with every recommendation. Presentation was lovely especially the Birria (everyone must try this dish). The mole enchiladas were so tasty. Maybe the best mole sauce I have had since the Yucatán.

If you are a mezcal fan, the choices seemed endless.

Reservations highly recommended

JG
JessicaG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I LOVED every aspect from appetizer, entree, to desert.
I wish there were more nonalcoholic drink options but overall was great. Nice view or the pier and the water our waiter Ana was very nice too. Overall t was great

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MaddieS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a great spot to grab drinks with a friend! very cute vibes and great cocktails

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vipKristen
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Used to be one of our favorites in town but the service and quality isn't the same. Really bummed!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate here for our 7-year wedding anniversary. The food and service were great. We had an outside table on the 2nd floor lanai and it really added to the ambiance. The outside seating is definitely much quieter than the inside.

5 stars from us. We will definitely be back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food wasn’t great, but at least it was also expensive!

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PhilS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so good
If I lived in the DC area. I would be
here at least 2-3 x a week

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KikiM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Menu looked great but everything was very spicy. Salsa was hot, enchiladas were too hot, even the beans were hot. Flavors were good but just not enjoyable for those of us who don’t like everything on fire. Very good margaritas. Decor is beautiful but food was disappointing.

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DCDiner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had yet another outstanding experience at Mi Vida. We were delighted to find out it was Restaurant Week and did choose that menu. Each one of the three courses was amazing. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive, accommodating simple requests. I read some recent reviews that panned Mi Vida on every count, and I’m happy to say that our experience was totally the opposite.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It's a really good place, and food is delicious!!

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CK72
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our waitress was great. Highly recommended!

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JenniferR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Excellent guacamole and mole enchiladas. The service was horrendous, and Im not too picky on service. Just come by, ask me if I’d like another drink, something . Three tables that got sat after us left before us.

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vipSophie11
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The roasted chicken dinner was horrible. The chicken was dry and sides simply awful. Cercvi

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CindyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter we excellent. She knew the menu well and had great recommendations.

KM
KimberlyM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Mi Vida. Food is so good. Spacious. Staff is really good.

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Kasceim
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak is great and the venue is beautiful. Staff is wonderful

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miscalane
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Expensive limited dinner menu where most things revolve around heat. Sides are extra. We ate around the corner at a counter place yesterday and it was just as good, if not better, for less than half the price.

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DCDining
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and service was fantastic. It's the same quality I've grown accustomed to at Mi Vida. It never disappoints.

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vipTsilver
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch. Great service. The patio wharf view is nice. Kick back and enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The noise level was extremely loud. We were seated on the third floor in the back where the waiter station was located.
The meal was salty and not worth the price, maybe it was a bad day for the cooks.
The staff seemed nice and the waiter was attentive.

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 4.6 stars by 1226 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.