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Mi Vida, 14th Street

4.7
4.7
46 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (202) 597-5445

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    On the corner of 14th & T streets

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mexican

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  1. R

    Ryan

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Gorgeous space, great food. Seems like they are still working out the kinks with staffing/front of house. Our server was great though.
  2. SP

    ScottP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  3. b

    brandyw

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, food, and drinks (especially the la frozen margarita) Andre was our server and he made our entire experience. The manager stopped by to wish me a happy birthday and check on us, she was lovely! Will definitely be returning in the very near future!
  4. t

    tawl

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was good, but that didn't make up for the atrocious service. It took a half hour to get the drinks we ordered when we sat down -- despite asking about them on three different occasions. I don't think they even comped us for them either.
  5. M

    Maudie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Very tasty! Maybe a tad expensive for what it is, but very good food! Inside was noisy but the patio is very chill
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrate a birthday for my wife with friends! We had a lot of expectatives about the restaurant and they went above and beyond our expectatives, for sure we coming back! We loved how they treat my wife, we felt special even if the place was full, they make time to give us the best service! The staff was friendly, helpful and awesome!
  7. AG

    AustinG

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience, our waitress was super quick to refill water and recommended great food!
  8. NS

    NeftaliS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    Food is not good at all.. Place is beautiful but very disappointed with the food!! For it to be a Mexican tipe of food it needs more seasoning and more choices.. the kids meal is the worst!
  9. AR

    AbbyR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We couldn't stop talking about how much we loved our meal at Mi Vida. Highly recommend!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I only went for the special Mexican Independence Day menu, Chiles en nogada, because I’ve had that dish on my bucket list for a few years, since my trip to Puebla, Mexico. Pomegranate arils looked sad, previously dehydrated or frozen, and were scarce. The poblano peppers could have been spicier for my Mexican palate preferences, however, overall dish was good. Now I can wait until I return to Puebla so I can eat the traditional dish in its place of origin.
  11. JM

    JaimeM

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location! Great food as always! The tuna tacos for appetizer delicious!!! Got the steak with melted cheese on top cook to perfection! And the espresso flan! Do die for! Can’t wait to go back.
  12. F

    Foodie4sure

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Top notch food and service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Enchiladas barely warm and way too salty. Gin and club soda had a huge unwanted squeeze of line in it making it too sour. Good guacamole.
  14. j

    jedmundson

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this new spot! The ambiance is lively and the decor is cool-there's a tree in the bar right out of Nightmare Before Christmas-and the food and service are awesome!
  15. SL

    StellaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and amazing food! Try it you’ll love it!
  16. RG

    RosaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. our server Jose was very nice and attentive.
  17. r

    rlynns

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great atmosphere! I only wish I had a bigger stomach for the dining experience.
  18. BP

    BillP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Our meals were just so-so. Too much of overpowering sauces applied to our brunch dishes. It was also a bit pricey for what we got. Our server was great and accommodating but really wasn't impressed with the food. Also, parking was challenging.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    Poor food but great ambiance. Terrible service
  20. JW

    JayW

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space (and very large). We ate upstairs very comfortably. Superb, pleasant and friendly service. We ordered the prix fixe menu for the 3 of us ($48 pp). Our food was both scrumptious and plentiful! Everything was very good to excellent. Standouts included the Guacamole (perhaps the best we've ever had or right next to it), the Queso Fundido, the Chicken Enchiladas, and the dessert Churros. The Carne Asada and Shrimp Ceviche were both very good if not the best we've ever had. The Fish (cod) Tacos were good, but there are better in DC. Our server (and everyone else) was perfect in every meaningful way. Our margaritas were very good. We had a wonderful time overall and heartily recommend Mi Vida!
  21. T

    Tomasso

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Dined outside, and while the street construction was loud, the audio system music was even louder. We spoke with wait person and manager, who said they were unable to adjust sound. The food was OK, a little overly sauced for my taste. I may try it again in hopes of a better experience.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply -Great food, fun, and exceptional service. Amazing flavors and the people that work there help find some amazing dishes. The decor of this restaurant is also something special that complements the food, service and how everything fits together. I’ll be back.
  23. CH

    CHRISTOPHERL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service. GREAT Food!!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    If you don’t want to be attacked by mosquitoes (indoors or outdoors) protect yourself before dining here. I have dined at Mi Vida in the Waterfront many times (even held a private birthday event on their rooftop) so I was excited to try out there new location. But within 10 minutes of being there I had approximately 20 mosquito bites. I couldn’t even order my food as I had to leave to go to the pharmacy and purchase Benadryl. The manager was extremely rude and when I expressed that I dine out multiple times of week and have never had this happen he remarked (snarking) “what you’ve never been but by mosquitoes?” And actually I haven’t definitely not 20 times inside of a restaurant. Never again. And I may also have to boycott the one in the Waterfront too! Extremely disappointed and still have bites all over!!!
  25. s

    sequoia

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service: attentive mostly but there were long delays in getting food served. Food: tuna tacos were excellent as was the birria. The guacamole was a bit watery, and the crudo and tuna ceviche underwhelming.
  26. AM

    AbbyM

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for lunch and were very pleased! The food and drinks are delicious, and the mole is rich and incredible.
  27. SN

    SydN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ORDER THE FAMILY-STYLE OPTION! The food was phenomenal. We had family visiting and they were floored by the excellence of Mi Vida's staff, food, and vibe.
  28. MV

    MVC8

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The decor is fun, the service is attentive, and the food is outstanding! Made our friends' reunion!
  29. C

    Christie

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, ambience, and food were fantastic. They brought out a celebratory toast and cake for my birthday! 10/10. Can’t wait to go back.
  30. AR

    AshleyR

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food. Good portions. Great service.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Chicken enchiladas were good. Short ribs were so salty that we couldn’t even eat them.
  32. EA

    EACB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks, and great service!
  33. CA

    CarolynA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience2
    Sunday evening dinner at Mi Vida was great! The sampler appetizer plate plus drinks and a sundae dessert was just what we needed. So we'll be back to try main courses. We ate on the verandah to try to get away from the noise (extremely loud music and screaming guests), without success. I'll bet the neighbors resent it! Nonetheless, the good food and attentive, cheerful service made the experience lots of fun.
  34. PE

    PaulE

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant week menu. Also, the mole is absolutely delicious, and their Tres Leches was incredible.
  35. EF

    ErickaF

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    Very salty food. Almost inedible. Could cause health issues for those affected by high doses of sodium.
  36. DC

    DCLimaNYC

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I love the vibrant feel of this place – good background music, decoration, and ambiance. The drinks were bold; I had the Medicina and the MezSkull; both different and good. Every dish included a type of heat; I don't eat spicy/hot but I did not mind the different heat intensity of each dish. My favorite was the braised duck. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
  37. AB

    AshleyB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot with excellent decor! A very fun and festive place!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious!
  39. MK

    MarianK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SALMÓN EN SALSA DE PIÑA* was excellent--sauce was delicious, salmon cooked perfectly the 3 sorbets--lime, mango and strawberry were absolutely delicious--each flavor shined through
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was fantastic! Some of the food was pretty spicy (and I like spicy), but just amazing. The salmon is truly one of a kind!

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You can order delivery directly from Mi Vida, 14th Street using the Order Online button. Mi Vida, 14th Street also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 597-5445.

Mi Vida, 14th Street is rated 4.7 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Mi Vida, 14th Street 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Mi Vida, 14th Street

1901 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the corner of 14th & T streets

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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