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.
One of the most fun restaurants in town. Friday nights for the pig roast is the best dish ever! You will be welcomed like family by Manuel and Giovanna and the staff. Everything is great!
Good food but lacks a level of sophistication for the kind if rating it has. I would describe it as as notch above good home cooked Latin food. The waiter we had wasn't very articulate and was confused on the ingredients of some dishes. On the other hand the maitre d' was welcoming and very nice indeed.
Had dinner here with family visiting from out of town. Everyone enjoyed their meal and servixe was excellent. Lovely decor, large place but didn't get noisy. Only critcism: nearly all the dishes were beef, pork or shellfish. There was a vegetarian entrée and app. If you have dietary restrictions, you might want to check the menu first. Great cocktails.
The Puerto Rican food at Mio is delicious and elegant. It is not what you would eat at your grandma's house but what you would eat at an expensive restaurant with a touch of a home-cooked meal. I have gone a few times and I'm looking forward to going again!
Cynthia made my hubby and me want to go back soon. Outstanding
Me and my brother made reservations to this restaurant to try it out and we were pleasantly surprised at the great food and service. We arrived earlier than our reservation time but while waiting they assured we were attended to immediatly with drinks while we waited. I have already recommended this place to quite a few of my friends as a place to go on a Friday night.
The food may be better than I rated it. Cabrito is just that, baby goat meat and lots of it. But this entree was well-prepared. The appetizer was fantastic. The service was very friendly.
Ceviche was too salty. Filete de Cerdo con Manchego Frito y Salsa de Guayaba was one note and far too sweet. Fried whole red snapper was delicious and perfectly cooked but the sides were one note and again very sweet. Mahi mahi, the Fish of the day, was cooked perfectly. Desserts were yummy and surprisingly less sweet than the main courses.
agree with other reviewer that there was not a kid menu, but they did have a bar menu with small bites appropriate for a young person. We loved the decor, the atmosphere, the energy of the kitchen behind us, the good service, and excellent food. Everyone at our table of seven raved about their meal - their speciality is the mofongo, traditional puerto rican dish. the guava cheesecake was a great way to end the meal. We will definitely come back.
After being written up as one of the area's top 100 restaurants Mio did not deliver the fine dining experience we've come to expect from restaurants on the list. Nothing we had provided anything like a culinary epiphany; nothing really stood out as being crafted or refined, elevated cooking. Many of the dishes presented the same slaw concoction (sauteed onions, peppers in a tomatoey kind of sauce) that seemed like it had been cooked in a very large batch in the morning and served throughout the day.
Virtually everything lacked sufficient seasoning...how you make what amounts to a savory plaintain donut filled with cheese taste bland, I don't know, but they managed.
Service was equally underwhelming.
I was expecting the food to be incredible because Mio made the list of top 100 restaurants in the DC area. As a group of four, we started with 3 apps: the calamari (which is supposedly one of their specialties), arepas, and the shrimp w/ mofongo. The arepas were cold and tasted as if they came from a freezer and a national chain food supplier. The calamari didn't nearly live up to any hype whatsoever. Entrees ordered were the duck, whole red snapper (another supposed specialty), & the pork tenderloin. I wasn't impressed with ANY of the food. The service, however, was excellent, and the cocktails were good, as were the desserts. For my money, there are much better tapas restaurants than Mio, and I'm surprised it made the Top 100 list.
My out of town guests, who were new to Mio, raved about the food, the grilled steak, and the lechon asado, and rice and beans. The drinks, mojitos made from scratch, won raves as well. The service was friendly, unrushed but efficient. The late-evening bar scene was fun, loud but courteous.
excellent menu and great service.
ordered special which was described incorrectly by waiter . when it wasnt what was expected they graciously took it back and allowed me to reorder
If you have not tried Puerto Rican food, this is the place to do it. If you know Puerto Rican food, you will reconized how great Mio is.