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Mi Vida

4.6
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899 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Chef Roberto Santibañez creates a menu inspired by Mexican street food and traditional home cooking of his country, but in a modern, elevated presentation. Guests can enjoy traditional dishes such as Carne Asada, a variety of Tacos, Seasonal Fish, Ceviches and other Contemporary Mexican creations. Hand-crushed guacamole is offered in unique iterations including a version with blue cheese, grapes and almonds. Santibañez has also commissioned a Hearth Oven to create roasted presentations of roasted chicken, Bone-In short ribs and Fresh Seafood. For dessert, Chef Santibañez prepares classic sweets like Churros con Chocolate, Cajeta Flan, house-made ice creams and Tres Leches.

Support Mi Vida during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 899 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKyleM
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been here twice a while ago and I thought it was good but this time they’ve really stepped it up and the food was great! And excellent margaritas. Also really impressed with their covid practices. Overall was very impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great margs and quest fundido, went for happy hour with a gf!

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HungryLikeTheWolfe
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good food. A bit boring but nice. Ceviche was the best item on the menu.

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SanjivK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pleasant setting for our Jade anniversary with good food ( drinks, not so!) and decent weather.

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JP45
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, our waiter even made some personal suggestions. Drinks were good but could have been a little stronger. Food was a little spicy for my boyfriend's taste but if you like spicy you'll be ok. Overall good experience, will go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

I didn’t like the seat placement.

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KevinA
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food, relaxed location near Potomac River.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Awesome customer service by Orlando
Drinks was good
Everyone wore mask and social distancing was excellent

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anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! They have a second floor balcony with outdoor seating which has a beautiful view of the water, and they were careful to keep tables appropriately distanced. Highly recommend.

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Elaina
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for happy hour. Drinks were cheap and STRONG. Will be back. Our server was great too, we had a 2hr seating limit and forgot all about it but he was very courteous when reminding us. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was absolutely amazing! Food and drinks were great!!!Would definitely recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was perfect!

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Laura
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great brunch experience this weekend. Mi Vida is set to be contactless--they can give you a QR code to view the menu, and you can use a QR code to pay for your tab at the end of the meal. We got the family style brunch offering and the food was delicious. Our server was awesome. Attentive, friendly, and offered suggestions when they were out of an item that we asked for. It was a great dining experience all around!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful view, ambiance and food! I love this place, great date spot one of my favs. After not eating out for months. It was great to visit again, my wife loves Mi Vida!!! You can't go wrong, request a seat upstairs with a view. Worth it so book a couple weeks out. Enjoy!

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MMPREVATTE
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

It was just ok. But the ambiance is nice. Margaritas are way over priced.

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India
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked for my birthday dinner & I could not have been happier! I loved ever second of it. If you love Mexican you will love it here!

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vipShelly
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good job with Social Distancing

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AndreaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a pleasant outing with friends. Restaurant made us feel safe with social distancing in place, hand sanitizer on every table, wearing of masks enforced. And of course, good food and service

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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Over-priced for the portions. Food is very rich.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch. Best fish tacos I’ve had in D.C. My husband had the steak tacos and he was very happy with his choice as well. Sat outside and had a wonderful time.

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vipMiamifoodie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great time. I’ve been going here since they opened. I do wish they’d add more variety to the menu but I’ve been so much I’ve had a lot.

Waiter was good. Social distancing was practiced. I appreciated the fans and the shade and sitting outside.

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vipJacquelynZ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service, including all of the prevention steps taken around Covid 19, was nearly impeccable. The good preparation and presentation was excellent but the quality of the beef in the taco with the side of beans was very tough. The drink suggested in lieu of sangria, which is not offered at this restaurant, was good but I much prefer sangria. Please consider inclufing sangria as a menu item. The setting of our table with a view of the water, sky and boats was very soothing.

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UrsulaD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and Loved it! Exceptional service and every dish was bursting with flavor! Will be back!

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EatonAgain
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In light of the social distancing guidelines, this place still did all that was needed. I felt safe. The staff was very attentive while keeping themselves. The food was delicious. I would recommend .

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy hour apps were really good

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Jenna
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried plantains are amazing. Chips could be a little saltier, but the guac is so good. Drinks are strong (I highly suggest the mango infused one 11/10). Loved my experience here, and I will be going back!

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ShaRonG
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place to eat amazing food. I can’t wait to go back.

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SusanN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Mi Vida is exceptional - the food, drinks, atmosphere but above all else, the level of service and gracious and friendly vibes from everyone who works there. We celebrated a special occasion, and from the moment we walked in the door until leaving the restaurant, we were treated like VIPs. Their attention to detail is amazing. We loved the food (the brisket enchiladas with molè!), the views, the margaritas, the staff, everything! Cannot recommend highly enough.

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vipBeenThereDoneThat
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service.

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Brunch
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was great and the drinks were fantastic. Our server Lindsey is the best! She was my server once before so I asked for her again today and she was just as wonderful today. I will.ask.for her each time

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service was very slow

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was superb! Food was delicious, tasty...

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Selena
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Drive from Richmond is worth it for this restaurant. My father is Mexican and feels as if this restaurant can be considered authentic Mexican just based on the salsa alone. Food is amazing every time.

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ChrisK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good Mexican food. I realize that the Wharf must have very expensive rent but the value for the meal is not appropriate.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and the food was delicious. The view from the restaurant, the taste of the food, and the cool weather made you forget of the difficult times our Nation is facing with the Pandemic. I will come back to this nice place for sure.

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dread
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

third time dining there in the last year. recommend highly. great tasting food and remarkably high and consistent level of service from three different staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and patio with water view were excellent. It's our go to spot for happy hour, and I'm sure we'll be back soon.

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Foodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, socially distancing! Service was incredible. Anticipated our every need. Delicious food, large servings. A perfect outing during these crazy times.

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KiaraW
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Mi Vida! The food is to die for, service is impeccable and the ambiance is amazing.

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vipdcdining
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful Father’s Day meal on the patio. Everything was delicious.

FAQs

Mi Vida does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Mi Vida also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 516-4656 ext. 9.

Mi Vida is rated 4.6 stars by 899 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.