Mi Vida

4.8
1044 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.

Support Mi Vida during COVID-19

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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1044 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The waiter was awesome at explaining the menu . Everything we ordered was amazing

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vipNafiA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I loved the scenic views on the top floor. The decor was nice as well in the restaurant. I always like a server that gives their opinion on food and drinks. It really makes a difference when you don’t know what to choose.

We ordered the nachos, enchiladas and carne tacos. All of which were delicious. They even gave us a free dessert because of cold food. That was thoughtful to make up for the food. The second plate came out very hot.

Would definitely come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The brunch experience is definitely worth it. Best French toast I’ve ever had. Great food and ambience, I’ll return soon!

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vipPatrickM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice bit too expensive

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MattJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

I asked for an outdoor table because that felt safest. They seated us on their "balcony," which was totally sealed up in plastic sheeting, so functionally this was an indoor table. I was disappointed in this, having made the trouble to make a reservation for an outdoor table a week in advance. In addition, they informed us when we arrived that there was a 2-hour time limit, but I don't recall this information being conveyed when I made the reservation. A manager asked us to leave after the 2-hour limit had expired. This was really annoying because we spent a lot of money at this place - it is quite expensive. I did not appreciate the time limit - had I known about it, I would have found somewhere else to eat. Nothing worse than being rushed and hustled out the door when you're trying to enjoy a nice meal out with friends on a Friday night. Other than that, food was excellent and our waiter was very good.

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RamseyR
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Experience! I enjoyed the food. The restaurant have beautiful view towards the river, great location in the Wharf, very close to downtown.

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KarenP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect sunny Sunday late lunch. gorgeous water views, scrumptious cocktails, satisfying meal.

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JasonP
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful! Service and food were the best. The scenery was energetic. I’ve been coming to Mi Vida for almost two years, and each time I dine hear it is a great memory. Will continue to coming to Mi Vida in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience3

Too expensive. Have a 20% tip for all tables included. 2 hour time limit for tables. Small menu and overpriced everything

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ELiako
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing extraordinary food and service. We really enjoyed everything we ordered.

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JoyS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very beautiful interior and patio view. The food was amazing! Looking forward to coming back. I had the salmon and plantains.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great view for Valentines Day!

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TomasP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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JessicaG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for valentines day and had a great experience. Our waiter was so nice and provided great service. Food was really good! I recommend the queso fundido and churros! I sat on the heated balcony which had a great view of the wharf which was a plus!

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ElissaL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and food! Restaurant had in place great COVID protocols - it felt very safe and clean to eat there.

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JasonW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went for Valentine's Day and I enjoyed the food very much. Our waiter Orlando was extremely helpful in helping us to choose the perfect meal. The empanadas were incredible as was the shank steak!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

great food, great service!

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jocelynd
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter knew the birthday girl was gluten free, and brought a special birthday dessert that she could eat, instead of the usual one.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was amazing food was great

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vipShelly
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Gratuity is included so expect average service. They won’t wow you, you’ll get just the basics.
We will come back when the weathers warm so we can sit outside.

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MattyB
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Dinner. One thing to keep in mind is the city's Covid ordinances. We were seated at 9:30 and told it was last call. We are not from DC so we didn't know this. Seems like they probably shouldn't seat people past 9PM if you have to finish a drink by 9:40.

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Maria
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing Mexican food! The menu and flavors are as authentic as it can get for DC. The guacamole was delicious, and all the food was very well seasoned. Drink menu was also diverse and fun. Highly recommend.

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JTJones
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

We went here to celebrate our engagement. The server was amicable but did not take to time to explain anything to us. We had never visited the restaurant before and it would haven been nice to be given the opportunity to ask questions about menu items. We were reminded about the time limit and rushed to make a decision on all food items at one time. It was an okay experience but nothing very special for our special day.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Buen lugar para comer comida mexicana

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John
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and a great vibe. The top story had a great view of the waterfront

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Mayaeleni
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a fantastic time at Mi Vida. Our server Josh was extremely knowledge about the menu and had a upbeat, positive attitude throughout dinner. The food came out promptly as well since we did the tasting that they had. Though we were late they sat us right away and we sat indoors which was preferred. I would definitely return to enjoy some drinks, food and atmosphere.

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vipJustCause
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and setting was phenomenal on a Saturday afternoon. We sat outside and were kept warm and well socially distracted. Our waiter Oscar was the best!

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Kris
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. Staff is always kind and helpful. You definitely get what you pay for.

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vipDavidW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Sat outside near heater and felt very warm and safe. Service end food were excellent. Will definitely return.

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Catherine
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere at Mi Vida is what sets it apart from simply good food and service. It’s the perfect date night or friends get-together spot. It’s lively and upbeat, but you won’t be screaming to make conversation amongst your table.

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AlexM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place on the wharf. Excellent cuisine and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will not disappoint . Great food . Great Drinks. Good people.

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vipNice
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. We particularly enjoyed the zarape de pato as an appetizer and the buena vida margarita.

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TeekS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience2

The low markings were due to the outside dining experience. It was not good. It was too cold to get comfortable and where I was seated I was getting wet from the rain.

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johng
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Truly enjoyable break from pandemic closeting. Can't say enough about Mi Vida from start to finish.

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night was amazing. We sat on the upstairs patio and it was fabulous. We felt comfortable with the atmosphere and safety measures. The guac was amazing. Our server was incredible. Overall, great experience and meal.

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Fallon
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My sister and I went to Mi Vida for a Christmas Eve brunch and had a blast the food was amazing we have a few of the deviled eggs, the french toast and ham it was so tasty! The service was great we were greeted by a very nice host at the door and our waitress was extremely attentive. All safety protocols were observed. They made our rainy Christmas eve a lot of fun!

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CPhillip
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were great! The drinks are definitely overpriced and not well made!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely recommend the spicy cranberry margarita and the guacamole!

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ClintonM
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great location. Nice food. Great service. Nice drinks.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mi Vida using the Order Online button. Mi Vida also offers 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 4.8 stars by 1044 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.