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Mio Restaurant - Permanently Closed

4.0
4
1008 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Latin American, Puerto Rican

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (202) 955-0075

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Roberto Hernandez

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for catering questions.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator- Francisca Iguina: (888) 638-1208

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    On the corner of L Street between 14th & 15th Streets

  • Parking details

    Colonial Parking is conveniently located right next door to us. They offer valet in the evenings. <br />Also, there is plenty of street meter parking available.

  • Public transit

    McPherson Square - Orange and Blue line - (two blocks away) - exit to Vermont Avenue and Farragut North, Red line (4 blocks).

  • Entertainment

    "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.

  • Additional

    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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,008 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 1.7Value

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  1. M

    Msdina

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 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.
  2. LA

    LAcosta

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am from Puerto Rico and this is an excellent version of traditional puertorrican cuisine.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was great and very authenthic puerto rican dishes
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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 ,
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2015

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Very good restaurant. I would definitively recommend it for a regular night out.
  6. SF

    SFermin

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 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.
  7. A

    Akil

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    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,.
  9. L

    Larry

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 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.
  10. l

    ljjh

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 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.
  11. AJ

    AJA2

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  12. DC

    DCinDC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Mofongo is the best outside Puerto Rico. The same for the flan.
  14. g

    gama

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  15. MI

    MIniGT

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  16. T

    Tata

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    1.0

    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.
  17. MC

    MCCG

    Washington DC

    108 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Food Great company.. Even with the turonaround of chef's MIO delivers
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  19. R

    Rayjavier

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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.
  20. P

    Paul

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 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.
  21. G

    Great

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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!
  23. S

    Skutchie

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 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.
  24. JN

    JoseN

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!
  25. NW

    13NWandM

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sit at the bar. Excellent experience. The dining room service is generally slow and inattentive.
  26. C

    Chopla

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great quality meal, deliciously prepared mojitos and sangria, and cortaditos to die for!
  27. M

    Maria

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    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!
  28. N

    Nisha

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  30. L

    Lpstkbizdiner

    West Palm Beach

    203 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    203 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
  31. OD

    OperationDinnerOut

    Philadelphia

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best duck I've ever had. Everything was great. Service was extremely friendly.
  32. k

    kiki

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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.
  33. N

    Nicole

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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.
  34. D

    Dcling

    Washington DC

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 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.
  35. O

    Osvaldo

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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!
  36. TB

    TeeBee

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad Mio's is gone!😔
  37. 4

    4happycustomes

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  38. GS

    GinSoakedBoy

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2015

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    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.
  39. SI

    SamIAM

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2015

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    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.
  40. P

    Papo

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.

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

Mio Restaurant - Permanently Closed is rated 4 stars by 1008 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the corner of L Street between 14th & 15th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Latin American, Puerto Rican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Colonial Parking is conveniently located right next door to us. They offer valet in the evenings. <br />Also, there is plenty of street meter parking available.

  • Public transit

    McPherson Square - Orange and Blue line - (two blocks away) - exit to Vermont Avenue and Farragut North, Red line (4 blocks).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Roberto Hernandez

  • Entertainment

    "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.

  • Additional

    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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 955-0075

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for catering questions.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator- Francisca Iguina: (888) 638-1208

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