Mi Vida

4.6
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880 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.

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What 880 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service was very slow

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 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.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended for Locals and Visitors. Excellent place to visit at The Wharf. Their frozen mango margarita called La Frozen is as good as it gets. The food is also great. Service, ambiance and setting overlooking the Potomac river, 5 Stars.

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Foodlover
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep in mind that d/t the pandemic, there was no inside seating. Went for lunch last wknd. Food is excellent and not over the top expensive. Service was perfect. Can't wait to try it for dinner.

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vipBillyA
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with COVID-19 restrictions and percussions, the staff was still able to provide excellent service.

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RayW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very accommodating on the patio in the rain. Great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very reasonably priced and extremely fresh food. Possibly the best Mexican food I’ve had.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the pandemic era, we've been quite careful about going out and haven't gone to sit outside at any restaurants. But we're celebrating our 25th anniversary (and going a bit stir crazy). BTW - the service staff and patrons were very good about masking. I cannot say the same for the majority of the people taking strolls on the Wharf... It was a most beautiful weather evening and our table was perfect for the family. FIrst up was the wonderful margarita!! We also ordered two appetizers including the guac and chips. Each also ordered a main. It is a LOT of food and all of us took away half our dinners.

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vipXsecure
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In today's world (COVID19), where everyone is attempting to find a way to do things at all...or even better; Mi Vida excels. Safety is immediately addressed at the host stand. 2 hour time limit per seating is explained and made the opening honest and credible. The food taste and presentation was the best I've had after multiple visits. It was a really good meal. I ordered a few personal cocktails not listed on the menu and was extremely pleased with the audible provided by the bartender. We ate outside and ordered multiple menu items just to fill the 2 hours. The service couldn't have been better and the flavor is ALWAYS why I return. At the two hour mark the host returned with a kind nudge "wink" and we departed with a to-go drink! Support this restaurant.

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Zeke
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch at Mi Vida. The location is fantastic and the food was very good.

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SeemaS
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We came over from Virgina.
So sad bad service. Server was not friendly at all. It made us feel we r bugging him. Its terrible if economy opens you get business and still you are not happy to help . Woooo bad tase .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out! Great food! Will return

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vipMoniqueS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary in the midst of COVID~19 and social distancing and we had a fantastic time.

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RamonS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Despite the limited number of food options, food was AMAZING!

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ShekeraS
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Management and staff were great! And you definitely get a good amount of food for the cost

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Blackmermaid53
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. I chose this place for a first date and he was so impressed! I will be back

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OpenTable
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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IsySays
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great seating overlooking the harbor!

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SusanN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful evening, with lovely table on balcony, didn't feel rushed for dinner, food and drink were outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately due to Covid they did not have many of their normal options on the menu. Otherwise great outdoor dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mango frozen margarita was probably one of the beat margs I’ve ever had. Food was great too!

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 880 OpenTable diners.

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