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Mio Restaurant

1154 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Latin / Spanish, Latin American, Puerto Rican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Bar menu available from 2:30 to close
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 955-0075
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Roberto Hernandez
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Private party facilities
Mio features multiple private dining areas available for functions during breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner. Enjoy Mio’s ambiance and maintain privacy from our spacious elevated dining room or semi-private dining room on the main floor.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator- Francisca Iguina: (888) 638-1208
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Please contact the restaurant for catering questions.
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Cross street
On the corner of L Street between 14th & 15th Streets
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Parking details
Colonial Parking is conveniently located right next door to us. They offer valet in the evenings.
Also, there is plenty of street meter parking available.
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Public transit
McPherson Square - Orange and Blue line - (two blocks away) - exit to Vermont Avenue and Farragut North, Red line (4 blocks).
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"Puerto Rico Fridays" are a staple, where an authentic Puerto Rican focused menu, including roasted suckling pig and "mofongo", is offered tableside, in addition to Mio's standing menu.

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Special events & promotions
Mio offers a raised floor VIP area with complete A/V set up. Perfect for corporate and fund raising meetings and/or happy hours.
Please contact Francisca Iguina at or at for further details.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Msdina (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2015

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.

LAcosta (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2015

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

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2015

Food was great and very authenthic puerto rican dishes

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2015

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 ,

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 20, 2015

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

SFermin (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2015

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.

Akil (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2015

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!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

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


PRFoodie92 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 6, 2015

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.

Larry (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2015

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.

vipljjh (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2015

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.

AJA2 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

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.

KVaughn (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2015

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.

DCinDC (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

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.

OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2015

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

gama (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

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.

MIniGT (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

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.

Tata (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on September 10, 2015

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.

vipMCCG (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2015

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

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 4, 2015

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.

Rayjavier (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2015

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.

vipPaul (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2015

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.

Juanito (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 21, 2015

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

RamiroBob (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 8, 2015

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on July 18, 2015

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

vipSkutchie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 17, 2015

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 6, 2015

Great as always!

vip13NWandM (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2015

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

vipChopla (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2015

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

Maria (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on June 30, 2015

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