Mio Restaurant

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Latin / Spanish

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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.

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4.1
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4.0
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vipMsdina
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really love the look and feel of the restaurant and added to that was the fact that the food was great. I will definitely be back.

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LAcosta
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am from Puerto Rico and this is an excellent version of traditional puertorrican cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great and very authenthic puerto rican dishes

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seveche was incredible and so was the pan roasted calamari with mushrooms. The entree of pan seared rock fish was cooked well but lacked imagination, it needed something to take it to the next level. Dessert of eggless custard, coconut and pineapple was a dream delivered on all fronts ,

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2015
Overall4foodserviceambience

Very good restaurant. I would definitively recommend it for a regular night out.

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SFermin
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. We found this restaurant through open table. Every time we visit DC is a must to eat here. Best Latin restaurant ever. Wish they would have one in NY or south jersey even Philly. Highly recommend it.

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Akil
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll keep this short. I took a friend to Mio for her birthday. The food was all very good, we had: tostones (fried plantains), arepitas (cheese filled savory fried dough) with black beans and slaw, salmon, and pork tenderloin. And for dessert we had Puerto Rican coffee (delicious!) and guava cheesecake (also delicious!).

The service was amazing and they were even nice enough to take a few pictures for us to commemorate the evening.

Definitely would recommend anyone visit Mio for a simple, elegant, and well-seasoned dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall2food2service2ambience3

would not recommed.

reservation with open table at 8:30pm, Mio's hostest advised 9pm on her system hasd towait an extra 30mins or so.

food not that great from what i have expected from a friends recommendation.

i will not go back or refer to any friends or mines

Regards,.

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PRFoodie92
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great overall experience a little bit pricey but it's a great place to reminisce and taste Puerto Rican food, or at least the closest taste I'll find here in DC.

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Larry
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Asked to be seated in quieter area so not noisy. Enjoyed the change from our usual food. Enjoyed the food as we had in Puerto Rico.

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vipljjh
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I got to know Mio when I worked a block away, and it's now one of my go-to business lunch places. They also have a marvelous happy hour. There is a warm and fun Latino vibe, which is enjoyable no matter your background or heritage. The food is superb and always fresh. This is a hidden gem in the otherwise ho-hum options around McPherson Square.

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AJA2
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nice ambience--Lots of big tables with big parties. Recommend: ceviche; yucca and or tostones. The arepitas sounded better than they were. For mains we had nightly special of halibut--very nicely cooked & presented with lentils--But, would recommend the Puerto Rican Seafood Stew--It was yummy! The service was very friendly but very slow--because we had theater tickets we had to forgo coffee and dessert.

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KVaughn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mio was an experience while savoring a well prepared delectable cuisine. We really enjoyed the ambiance, customer service and Latin culture. Great selection for special occasions. One of the best all-around eateries we've visited in quite sometime.

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DCinDC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Booked our anniversary dinner here because we spent our honeymoon in Puerto Rico. The food was awesome! Service was fine, except we had trouble getting the check because our waiter was also being the bartender. Also, because I made the reservation well in advance, and we had an early dining time when it's not crowded, AND told them it was our anniversary, I had hoped to be offered a more private table. As it was we were seated in the busier central section near the open kitchen. Guess we should have spoken up. But we'll be back, because the food really is terrific and is something rather unique for DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Mofongo is the best outside Puerto Rico. The same for the flan.

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gama
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always the food was superb and the service was great! No matter what you choose from the menu (a classic to a succulent creation) you cannot go wrong.

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MIniGT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The duck breast was delicious. The bar was hopping and the atmosphere was nice. Some of my friend's pork tenderloin was overcooked. The service was inattentive.

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Tata
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2015
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Waiter imposed his taste and would respond to every word you'd say before you finish saying it. We ordered two of the same entree; one was extremely salty and the other was not seasoned.

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vipMCCG
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Food Great company.. Even with the turonaround of chef's MIO delivers

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2015
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Met a friend for lunch. It was our first time at Mio. The food was delicious. However our server was awful. He would not come to our table unless we got his attention; a couple of times the hostess had to draw his attention to us and then a couple of other servers helped us when he did not come. It was comical. I would come back but ask for a different server if the same person was serving me again.

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vipRayjavier
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I had the alcapurrias and the trifongo and it was so good. The lasagna wasn't the best because of these sauce. Service seems lost. Employees all over the place but food compensate for service.

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vipPaul
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, and what a terrific find. Everything we had was exceptional. Great flavors, well-presented. A little pricey for a "regular" lunch, so this will be more for special occasions or dinner. Also, the decor and ambiance are eclectic and comfortable.

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Juanito
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is very good quality and taste delicius. Service is friendly and excellent. Parking garage is very convenient. Excellent option for lunch.

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RamiroBob
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were excited to check out this restaurant as we are big fans of Puero Rican food. The menu was good b ut not completely authentic. Looks like they had a few typical dishes and then added some other "americanized" items. Overall, looks like an upscale version of Puerto Rican food.

The Mofongo, however was a BIG HIT. It's made table-side and absolutely delicious. We opted for the green and sweet plantain combination. And although we've never seen this combination in Puerto Rico, it was fantasctic - Highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our duck breast entree was outstanding. The other dishes were good. Warm service, pleasant ambiance: definitely recommended!

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vipSkutchie
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Mio a few times now as it is really close to my office. I had a business lunch and decided to choose Mio. I enjoyed my lunch so much that I had to go again the next day to eat the exact same thing. The service was great the food delicious, and I would easily recommend this restaurant.

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vipJoseN
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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vip13NWandM
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit at the bar. Excellent experience. The dining room service is generally slow and inattentive.

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vipChopla
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great quality meal, deliciously prepared mojitos and sangria, and cortaditos to die for!

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Maria
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2015
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nothing really fantastic about Mio's. I'd say for the price , food quality, and flavor, it's so-so!

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Nisha
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their food!! Go there just to taste "Latin" food in a whole new way. Service is great and the food is better.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2015
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The staff needs to realize that being attentive to customers is important I should not look for you in order to get the check. Should not have to wait so long for dessert menu that resulted in me not wanting dessert.

Food was good but the service was so bad that I may not return. They just stood around talking to one another.

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vipLpstkbizdiner
Miami
147 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2015
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Prime time Friday night. Great vibe but not what we were going for. Too loud for conversation. Food ok very Puerto Rican expecting more Spanish. Service slow but friendly

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vipOperationDinnerOut
Philadelphia
142 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best duck I've ever had. Everything was great. Service was extremely friendly.

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vipkiki
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We let the server, who was extremely pleasant and helpful, recommend our dishes. The calamari and the octopus appetizers were excellent, and the main dishes (a seafood stew in tomato broth, and a duck dish) were incredible. The bread pudding dessert was so-so, but it did not take anything away from an outstanding meal.

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vipNicole
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved our waitress. I loved the steak I ordered, but my mom wasn't a fan of the pork she ordered. Regardless, our server made our experience awesome.

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AfroRicanNelson
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Off, the food was excellent. I'm from Agudillia, PR and I'm getting married to a half black and half korean Queen. Her Korean family wanted to experience fine Puerto Rican dining. I searched and searched DC, VA, and MD and this is the ONLY restaurant thats not "Latin Fusion" or Cuban/Puerto Rican. MIO is the ONLY restaurant that is 100% Puerto Rican C‎uisine. The food was GREAT, the servers were awesome, and the chef came to the table to greet my family. it was such a good experience. we also ate outside which I recomm‎end when the weather permits!! 5 Stars all the way! Thank You MIO

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vipDcling
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to Mio 4 or 5 times and have enjoyed it each time. I took a friend from Phoenix who is frequently in DC and she said it would be her new "go to" place. Pork tenderloin was fabulous as was the special salad. The service from the host and the server was friendly and efficient.

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vipOsvaldo
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with group of friends on a Saturday night. Well crafted interesting drinks at the bar before dinner. Dinner was a great experience. The service was impeccable. The food was fresh and delicious. The table side made from scratch Mofongo preparation was awesome. Great modern twist on Puerto Rican cuisine maintaining lots of traditional elements and flavors. The owner Manuel Iguina was a great host throughout the evening. Fantastic restaurant!

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TeeBee
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad Mio's is gone!😔

FAQs

Mio Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 955-0075.

Mio Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 1155 OpenTable diners.