Mi Vida

4.6
1291 reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1291 People Are Saying
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Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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MarcC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great overall experience. Tried to go before, but couldn't get in. Well worth the wait to try it on another occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We we t to celebrate a birthday, and really enjoyed it. We’ll definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant for family get togethers

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Mi Vida! The food was delicious and the service was to notch. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The drinks were phenomenal and the food serving size was surly large. Liked the ambiance. The bathroom was very cool!

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ValentinesDay
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family style option is a lot of food and delicious!

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MariaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family loved the ambience and the food was excellent, and a value as well! Would definitely recommend!

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Ok. Food nothing special Very limited menu- could use more vegetarian options

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Susan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly and helpful staff!

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CalebJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and food. Reasonable prices.

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PatriciaO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent, we had the nachos appetizer which could have served up to 4 or 5 people easily. We were almost full so we chose to share one entree of the beef enchilladas . Nice sauce

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SamZ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was amazing as always, and our server Leo was exceptional! The third time I’ve gotten the carne asada, it’s so good! I brought my parents for my dad’s birthday, and they had a truly wonderful time and experience.

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vipVictor
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food, and ambience.
Mi Vida is a great restaurant.

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foodloverjb
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The food was amazing outside my friend's Brussels sprouts order being delayed so her main course - steak got cold. Sever did reheat it though. The server needs customer service training--we were not impressed. However, the manager (African american lady) was super apologetic and kind. Her along with great food decent our service will allow me to return in the future.

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MichaelT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We decided to eat a Mi Vida before going to a concert next door at The Anthem. Despite arriving early we were immediately seated outside (as requested) and our server immediately noticed our wristbands and said he'd be mindful of the time. He made good recommendations on cocktails and food. Service was efficient and the food was very good. Bearing in mind that DC is a world capital city the prices are very reasonable. Being that we were seated outdoors I can't really comment on the ambience or noise level. I will definitely return the next time we're at the Wharf!

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DateNightGuests
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and reminded me of Mexico City. The duck appetizer is fantastic, as are the corn bread and corn tortillas. Everything was excellently flavored and spiced. As someone who can't handle super spicy foods, I felt everything was well spiced and some dishes had just enough heat without being overpowering. We will definitely be returning.

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vipJulito1
Charleston
125 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I have visited over 15 times and I found the food to be extremely spicy hot even after inquiring with the waitress who is excellent. So disappointed as I did not finish or enjoy my meal.

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vipTomR
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We love coming to MiVida. Presentation is nice. Food always excellent and fresh.

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Christandk
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

The atmosphere was wonderful. The food, in general, was bland. The waitstaff was mediocre. They were nice but not friendly.

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vipKelizki
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Josh was outstanding! He made perfect recommendations for cocktails and food and was so incredibly welcoming.

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ConnieD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The dim lighting made it difficult to read the menus. The ambiance was disturbed by people having to use their phones to light up the menu.

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vipMauriceD
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

No one bothered to tell me happy hour is only served at the bar or outside. This was the main point of my reservation. The food isn’t worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect! Couldn’t have been any better!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Went for a birthday celebration. The experience was not impressive.

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great ambience. Will visit again.

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vipLondonP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was perfect, and the prices were affordable.

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Zeta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

First time here with friends. Everything was expensive. (Which expected because of location) Everything is al la carte. Hard to understand the waiter and gave us the most expensive options, but he was nice. The food was okay. Definitely not worth the money though.

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Danic
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Todo delicioso y auténtica comida mexicana, conservan muy bien su esencia y sabores muy recomendado!! Vayan por favor :)

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family visiting

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TorranceH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Despite 30+ wind gusts, my colleagues was impressed with the location (The Wharf), music, ambiance, and food. I loved ❤️ the GUAC!!

Our service lacked attentiveness

If I/we ask, you're too late.

If I/ we ask more than once, it's frustrating.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mi Vida is increíble¡ The food and its ingredients are fresh the drinks are strong and delicious and the customer service is five star! Not to mention the decor is a total vibe! We were welcomed and helped by this gorgeous and super helpful woman named Erin and she really helped make our night super special … definitely going back for every occasion!

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Jenn
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a nice view looking down at the Anthem (concert venue) crowd in line for the show. Chicken tacos were delicious. Take advantage of the lower floor restroom, since the one upstairs—well that’s just it, there was only one operational. Definitely recommend if going to a concert.

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Kortez
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Downstairs manager was very rude and aggressive when we walked in. We had a reservation for a party of 4. 3 of us was in the restaurant the other was parking the car, the manager with a very rude tone let me know that she could not sit the full party until we were all there. so we were waiting for 1 person to be seated.

When we were finally seated we asked for straws multiple times and did not receive one until 10min after.

It wasn't looking like we were going to have a good night, until the upstairs manager, I believe her name was Erin. She took good care of us after we were not having a great time.

Thank you to Erin and our waiter, they helped turn this experience around.

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MariaR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The mezcal cocktails and ceviche are always my favorite. Unbeatable view!

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vipJenniferS
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, yummy food!

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vipMarlenej
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treat. My guest loved his enchiladas, and our drinks - with strawberry and lime were exquisit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tremendous food - great service.

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vipAlanP
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Also delightful setting with great food and attentive service.

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FeliWray
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Not much to say, but that it was not special!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome. We had a wonderful time

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mi Vida using the Order Online button. Mi Vida also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mi Vida also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 516-4656 ext. 9.

Mi Vida is rated 4.6 stars by 1291 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.