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Mi Vida

4.6
4.6
1494 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 516-4656 ext. 9

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Roberto Santibañez

  • Catering

    Contact for details

  • Private party facilities

    We offer various private and semi-private options to 400 guests. We also offer custom menu options for parties of 10 or more. Please contact our Events Director, Kaye Newsome, Kaye@kneadhd.com, for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Kaye Newsome: (844) 487-4608

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Cross street

    9th Street and Maine Avenue SW

  • Parking details

    Street and Parking Lot available underground

  • Public transit

    Waterfront and L'Enfant Plaza Metro Stops

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,494 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mexican

  • District of Columbia

    Scenic View

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  1. SR

    SusanR

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service Delicious food

  2. n

    none

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food1service2ambience3

    The food was disappointing but they were nice enough not to charge us.

  3. R

    Roshan

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was absolutely amazing. Atmosphere and ambience are incredible, drinks were absolutely amazing. We had the tacos and the Chamorro and they were delicious. Our server Oscar, was incredible and went out of his way to make our experience great. We will definitely come back.

  4. IR

    IanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great view and yummy food! The huevos rancheros were excellent!

  5. JF

    JacquelineF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was absolutely delicious, from apps to dessert!

  6. m

    madisond223

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    Just disappointed.... Went there because of how awesome their "happy hour looked" and intentionally went super early... 5:15. Only to find out that the happy hour was only at the bar. Should've been clearer.

  7. SA

    SadafA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Terrible that they do not allow customers to use Happy Hour if you're sitting at a table. It was never mentioned when making a reservation or when we were being seated. Either it's a fault of Open Table or the restaurant. Either way terrible and feel misled.

  8. PO

    PaulO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Music next to Bar was too load but otherwise a great experience

  9. SE

    SophiaE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Overall decent restaurant, the food is good but not better than other comparable Mexican restaurants in the area. The margarita was very diluted and tasted like water and salty lime. The service was ok. Unfortunately I forgot my present at the restaurant and returned and hour later to find it gone. I received no help from the front desk and our waiter.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a party of seven which meant we had to order family style and it was wonderful! So much good food and it just kept coming. The atmosphere was fun and energetic. Great place, great food and great value!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the Tacos and they were really tasty and great. Frozen margaritas were really good!

  12. TE

    TomE

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was very tasty and hostess and wait staff attentive. Great place to have a drink and/or a meal

  13. BA

    Bruno52ATL

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Some of the best high quality Mexican I have had. Will be returning to Mi Vida on my next trip to DC.

  14. a

    anigbochic

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you so much for an awesome dining experience & for the birthday 🎂 shoutout to my husband when we came to dine in with family yesterday... special shout out to Orlando, our waiter! He was FABULOUS! One could tell by his energy & level of dedicated service that he truly loves what he does. Looking forward to coming back to Mi Vida!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Overall outstanding meal and experience. It was a fun environment. Food was excellent. We would come back in.

  16. MP

    MayaP

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ceviche was just ok. But the branzino was fantastic!

  17. GB

    GaryB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location along the wharf. Lively music and my wife and I really enjoyed our food. The cook on her salmon was perfect!

  18. JQ

    JaeQ

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Daniel was great! The bartenders were nice as well

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    This is a beautiful location and well designed space visually. While the food was tasty the service was so rude and poor it overshadowed our experience. Spent over $200 for a lunch for 3 with 2 appetizers and one mixed drink. We are are glad to spend for a great dining experience. However, the service did not reflect the quality of the food or its price. For example, no refills on water. No return to table to see if we needed anything or ask if we wanted additional drinks/desserts. One member of our group spilled some ice cubes out of his drink and a passing waiter simply threw a cloth napkin at him without a word as is annoyed. The waiter also kept telling us what to order in a pushy manner. It was all very disjointed from the presentation and taste of the meal. However, we noticed other dinners experiencing similar poor service and disgruntled servers. I would not return when there are countless dining experiences in this area of DC that would be better.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall1food4service3ambience1

    Was looking forward to a lunch with coworkers after the pandemic separation. This location felt it was more of a priority to keep us separated.

  21. LS

    LifeShortEatGood

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and yummy mezcal cocktails. Tremendous service thank you Felipe, assisted by Allahchi. (Parking is very expensive at wharf fyi)

  22. EW

    ErinW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious mole!! Great drinks and our waiter was so friendly

  23. AM

    AmandaM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We did the Sabores de Mexico (the Chef's tasting menu) and it was delicious. But way too much food! We both left uncomfortably full. His favorite was the carne asada, mine was the enchiladas. The shrimp appetizer was also very good. The churros were too greasy in my opinion, but we were too full to eat them anyways.

  24. KB

    KarrieB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had an amazing table with a view of the water. The nachos were SOOOO good! If I went back, I would order a plate of the nachos for my dinner. My fish tacos were ok- the slaw on the tacos was very sweet and did not work with the dish. My daughter loved her enchiladas. My cocktail was great! Service was excellent!!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    202 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    202 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Very loud! Food is just OK. Service is excellent.

  26. C

    Cristian

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Was hoping for real mexican food and was disappointed.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday Easter Brunch, everything was excellent. Love coming here anytime we are in town

  28. HC

    HaileyC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was absolutely to die for. Our waiter was a little slow and the drinks were just okay

  29. L

    Lovetoeat15

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food. Nice scenery and decor. Will definitely visit MiVida again!

  30. IR

    IngelaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was great! no complaints, were sitted right away and our waiter was very considerate

  31. KJ

    KJA20772

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always enjoy dining here because of the locations and views. I was very upset because they don’t offer happy hour anymore at the tables outside. There’s no notice on ur website or on OpenTable that it’s offered only at the bar areas. This should be on your website. I would of never came yesterday knowing that it’s only available at the bar area. I also wish MiVida would allow guests to sit on the patio area and enjoy happy hour but have a DESIGNATED Happy Hour Menu. Or u can’t order entrees during a certain time.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Overall great. The black beans were pretty much paste is my only upset

  33. KA

    KatherineA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Mexican food in a fun atmosphere.

  34. K

    Kick

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Authentic Mexican. The Cod tacos were very good and skinny margaritas even better!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was amazing and my husband and I had a great time. The decor is stunning and so was the food and the service. We will be coming back

  36. NC

    NiquelleC

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love, Love, LOVE MiVida! Erin Lucas, you need to be cloned 10 times for the world to experience your charm and exquisite professionalism. We come for YOU... then the amazing ambiance, outstanding menu, and please keep me away from your blended margarita! I dare say, I'm in an entaglement with that beverage. 😀

  37. MV

    MariaV

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome Mexican food. Had the codfish tacos. Nice thick pieces delicious and very filling.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    FOOD WAS SO GOOD!!!

  39. J

    pattyJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    No free chips and salsa. Small guacamole bowl for $14. Taco Tuesday only at the bar. 3 very boring tacos with only a small serving of salsa for $19. Good drinks, but $14! Sat at the covered patio but had to keep my coat on. I won’t be back.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent lunch experience. The waiter was extremely attentive. Able to order eat and pay within our lunch hour. Beautiful space!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

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 1494 OpenTable diners.

Mi Vida does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 67 times today
Google Map for Mi Vida

98 District Square SW Washington, DC 20024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th Street and Maine Avenue SW

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street and Parking Lot available underground

  • Public transit

    Waterfront and L'Enfant Plaza Metro Stops

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Roberto Santibañez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 516-4656 ext. 9

  • Catering

    Contact for details

  • Private party facilities

    We offer various private and semi-private options to 400 guests. We also offer custom menu options for parties of 10 or more. Please contact our Events Director, Kaye Newsome, Kaye@kneadhd.com, for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Kaye Newsome: (844) 487-4608

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