Mio Restaurant is well known for serving outstanding cuisine from Puerto Rico while at the same time cultivating a fun, inviting and warm atmosphere. The chefs are dedicated to preparing each meal with only the finest ingredients, and they are constantly refining and experimenting with new creations. Whether you want to sit at the bar for drinks or in one of the leather booths for a full meal, Mio has plenty to offer.
Those dining at Mio can order things such as the local fresh catch with pineapple and mango, pan seared salmon, fried plantains or a 12-oz grilled ribeye steak. Both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are available, and be sure to top off your meal with one of the many wonderful desserts.
We went to Mio to celebrate Mother's Day! I had the best Mother's Day dinner I could possibly ask for. I was born and raise in Puerto Rico, so to me, the flavor of my cuisine was very important, and I have to say that Mio hit the spot. Flavors were there, they just added a good twist to it. Service was great and our hostess' dinner recommendations were just perfect. We were pleased with our appetizers, dinners choices, and drinks/juices. And the dessert, OMG, THAT WAS THE BEST DESSERT IN YEARS!
we will be back soon!
My wife and I went here with some friends for Cinco de Mayo. We chose this location mainly because of seating availability and the specialty themed menu. I found the items on the specialty menu to be well made, the entrees were presented well and the drinks were okay. Overall the food tasted good but was overpriced. I enjoyed the specialty menu items but would probably not return for the entrees.
My wife and a friend from out of town came to dine here for dinner on Cinco de Mayo. When asked what was the difference between the "Sweet Plantains" and "Plantains" the waitress replied the sweet are "savory". The waitress left us alone for half of the night and took the check so quickly we could not ask for change. The food was okay but for the price I have had better. My duck was exquisite though.
AGAIN WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. EDWIN IS A GREAT SERVER. I'M NOT INTO SEAFOOD BUT THE WAY HE DESCRIBED THE SEAFOOD DISHES SOUNDED DELICIOUS. I AM SO IN LOVE WITH MIO'S.
Staff is energetic and is passionate about their food.
Wanted to impress some LatinAmerican friends visiting from Boston with some Puerto Rican food and they thoroughly enjoyed the drinks, food and ambiance of Mio. Thanks for one awesome evening!
I moved here from Chicago about 8 years ago. Being a Puerto Rican I had a hard time finding a restaurant that served traditional Puerto Rican food. I found MIO!!! The food and service is excellent. I will definitely become a regular guest.
Best Puerto Rican food I've had outside of PR. Our waiter was excellent. Very attentive and made recommendations that were amazing. The Miojito was excellent as well.
I can never get tired of this place! The mofungo and the Quattro Leche cake are exceptional! Yummmmm
Engaging and thoughtful service despite a busy Brunch scene. A great balance of Criollo classics with some innovative twists in presentation and flavor. This place gets better with each visit
I needed a last minute reservation when my family was visiting - we happened to snag the last 7PM reservation at Mio and it was SO MUCH MORE than expected. The food was AMAZING. We were expecting homey, tasty food, but this was gourmet - in good sized portions.
Apps - Calamari and Fried Yucca (comes with free bread and a herb spread which is to die for)
Main Course - Steak, Fish of the Day, Duck Gnocchi, and Red Snapper. It was all amazing!
Desert: bread pudding x2....amazing!
I recommend checking out Mio for an interesting Latin-based menu. The food was very tasty and the service was perfect.
The new chef at MIO Robert Hernandez is excellent. Being Cuba/Puertorican his seasoning is fabulous.
Authentic Puerto Rican food. Great find. Great food.
The most authentic puertorrican cuisine I have tasted outside of the island. Highly recommend the Lechon, best experienced on Fridays when the whole pig is on display by the kitchen..
Delicious dishes, amazing service. Best PuertoRican food in the greater DC Metro area. Must haves: mofongo, fried yuca, pork tenderloin, duck breast, spicy pisco
Really excellent food is being put out from the kitchen. Fixed price lunch is a tremendous bargain. The restaurant itself feels like it needs a facelift. I'm not sure why, but it feels like a hotel-attached restaurant in its genericness. Look beyond that and the food is well worth the visit. Nice selection of wines by the glass.
Our first visit was on a Tuesday. The bread was extremely good, crunchy and soft. The Mio ceviche fresh and appetizing. And we love the special suckling pig rib. It was absolutely delicious! The service was warm and casual. We loved it.
Our second visit was on Friday. The place is much more crowded. We had Aposao, the seafood soup, which is great. But the Lechon, roasted whole pig, is just good.
Best mojitos...outstanding Puerto Rican food. Seafood dishes are excellent.....Seafood 'Asopoa' was thick rice soup with shrimp, calamari and fish...flavors were superb. Appetizers are wonderful. Desserts are unique - coconut brulee or quattro leches (yes...one extra milk).
Booked this reservation on open table as a last minuet dinner party for my husband. Everyone was very kind and the hostess acted like we were old friends. The waitress was super sweet and from the bus boys to chef, I even think the resturant manager came out for our champagne toast. food was amazing. I fet at home and not rushed. It was the perfect night
Had the prix fixe lunch -- lobster bisque, trout and tres leches. The trout was superb: beautifully prepared and a generous portion size. Also loved the dessert -- a tres leches served in a glass, with a meringue top. The service was a bit slow, but very friendly. Mio's has become one of my favorite restaurants in DC. You can enjoy a great meal and actually have a conversation!
We chose Mio for lunch with colleagues based on its location near the hotel where they were staying. I had asked for a quiet table suitable for conversation, so we were seated in a corner in the back room, and indeed it was quiet. The only problem was that occasionally we had to seek our server's attention, as the back room was not busy, but he was very friendly. We ordered a variety of dishes (a chicken stew, a salad, a meat dish) and everyone seemed satisfied. The bread and a special pesto-infused (?) butter was especially delicious.
My seafood stew was amazing. So was the ambiance. Loved it.
I had visited Mio several times before the new Chef made this a Puerto Rican mecca. While previously I liked but didn't love it, I was very pleased on my recent (March 2015) visit.
The food was outstanding. Lechon on Friday nights (roast pig with crackling and all the trimmings), mafongo, and other delicacies.
The service was, if that's possible, even better. The server was a delight and even shared a family recipe with me that I had enjoyed in my youth and had never been able to find. The owner even recommended a bottle of wine that was not on the wine list, was less expensive than the one I was ordering, and was fabulous!
My only minor negative point was the noise. Admittedly it was peak hour on a Friday, but I'm of an age where I don't like shouting at my dinner companion just to be heard.
But, in spite of the noise, the lechon and that wonderful crackling will keep me coming back on Fridays!
We had an outstanding experience at Mio! Our server walked us through the entire menu, offering his suggestions along the way - we went with many of his recommendations and they were spot on! If you like Calamari but don't love that it typically comes fried, try it at Mio - unbelievable flavor!! Will definitely be back!
Everything is so absolutely tasty! A must for all foodies!
Mio is a superb latin restaurant, The service, the ambiance, the wonderful flavors of our appetizers, main dishes and of course their drinks were 4 star! I had a seafood, and others had chicken and beef entrees.
Having never been before, we were all wondering why!
Great change of pace in DC. We will be back!
Fantastic! Overall great food, knowledgeble, friendly & efficient server (kodos to Elena). Friday night is a most for "cochinillo" lovers. I give it a 10- Not only I'll be back but will tell others to visit a piece of San Juan in DC
Near my hotel with really great Puerto Rican cuisine and interesting wine list. The wait staff was exceptionally upbeat, knowledgeable, and helpful. He offered assistance on food and food/wine combinations that were right on. We singled him out to the management as we left; he deserved it! At 6pm, it was quiet in the back room but the noise level was considerably higher when we left at 8pm.
I went here for at night for an anniversary appetizers,desserts, and drinks date and it was fantastic! The minute you walk through the door the staff and customers are so friendly and in great spirits. The ambiance was upbeat yet romantic (I especially liked the lighting). Our waiter was very friendly and knew the menu well having personally tasted many of the options. We ordered the Mio fries, calamari appetizer, Pasion Urbana cocktail, Passion fruit lemonade, and the Chocolate cake for dessert. All were really delicious. It is my second time going there and I will definitely return!
I recently celebrated my birthday with a friend over dinner at Mio and could not have been more pleased. The mofongo was delicious (plenty of garlic!) as were the tropical cocktails and the rest of the dishes (pastelon de berenjena, ensalada de remolacha, etc.). The live traditional Puerto Rican music made me a bit nostalgic por la isla, but made the evening even more festive. Thanks for a great time!
Our group had a lunch meeting at Mio Restaurant, and we were pinched for time. The wait staff were very professional, friendly, and accommodating. The food was excellent and the table and room where we were placed was perfect. We were able to have a productive meeting and exceptional meal, and make it to our next meeting in plenty of time. The same evening, we had a reception at Mio Restaurant, and again all staff were very helpful and kind. It was a bit loud, but not a hindrance for a reception at happy hour. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to others. Thank you for accommodating our needs so well and for your fantastic food and drink!
We loved Mio; the food is fantastic and the ingredients are fresh and not modified for the dishes, The ceviche was divine and we shared arepas that were delicious. The sangria was also delicious. Latin music playing with moderate light.
My husband and I recently went to Muo to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we had such a great time. The server was phenomenal as he provided great food and wine recommendations. We had such a great time that we didn't want to leave.
Service was excellent and food was delicious. Loved the table side mofongo!
Whe we first got there, it was very crowded and noise. Seems an office was having a get together. But can you blame them? This place is great! Our server made several recommendations that were spot on. And the food was great. After the group left, it quieted down and was almost like a family place. This was not my first time dining here and I can say for sure, I'll be back!
I was celebrating my birthday with my boyfriend. It was our first time at Mio. We had a god bottle of wine, ordered 3 apps, 1 at a time, and when we went to order our entrees we were told by our server that the kitchen was closed...2 hours early! It was raining out, and there was a possibility of it turning to snow so the staff wanted to leave early. Really? Instead of entrees, we were able to order another appetizer, and deesert. At least we should have been told in advance that the kitchen was closing!
Puerto Rican food brings to mind simple dishes like roast pork with rice and beans, but the food here is among the most sophisticated Latin American cuisine in D.C. The dishes are quite original, with ample portions to boot. My pomegranate duck breast was really outstanding, as was the Puerto Rican seafood stew that my wife ordered. This is my second time here and I am sure that there will be a third!
The only downside is the restaurant is really, really noisy. So you might want to visit on a weeknight is high decibels bother you.
came here for restaurant week and everything was mediocre. In addition, the food did not taste fresh.
I love the special Rockfish.. plus the Malanga soup everything was delicious