Mi Vida Restaurante

15 recent ratings
$$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Fries, Tacos
100% of 12 votes say it's celiac friendly
98 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

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Celiac

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Excellent food! Very good with gluten free.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food! Nearly everything on the menu is gluten-free. They mark the items that have gluten with a little g-very few of those. Started with Platanos Fritos, meals of Empanadas de Mariscos and Enchiladas Suiza, finishing with Fan de Vanilla. Very comfortable with all choices, make their own tacos, tortillas, empanada dough…no wheat. Food and sauces do have heat. Highly recommend.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Run, don’t walk, to eat here. It is phenomenal and the menu is 98% GF. Highly recommend. If I recall the menu isn’t marked with GF items but there’s only a couple items with gluten. Been here three times.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Looked really good, but unfortunately pretty disappointing.
Ceviche de Tiritas
Scallops Entree
Carne Asada
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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very sensitive and cautious of my celiac. Great great food

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The restaurant is 98% GF and delicious is an understatement.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve been twice and havent been sick. Sven came for family style brunch and they were very accommodating. Food is excellent

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Was good! No celiac allergy reaction at all. Had Churro Bacon beans, chorizo cheese melt appetizer, and 3 corn tortilla steak tacos. Delish!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

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ASK YOUR SERVER TO CHECK IF THINGS ARE GF. i ordered the fish tacos, but when my server double checked to make sure if it was gf, he found out that the coating it is fried in is not, and so all of the fried foods are cross contaminated (except for chips). so the menu is misleading for celiacs, but my server was very knowledgeable and helpful and the food was delicious

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The majority of the menu is gluten free. Food is delicious!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The menu is marked with foods that contain gluten. So all but 2 items are GF. Food was very good, just a tad spicy.

They also had very good vegetarian options and a few vegan ones.

While it is more expensive you get good servings and great food. Definitely recommend!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was fantastic, waitress was very reassuring with all my questions. Said they take allergies very seriously and certainly seemed true! Would definitely eat here again

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Extremely knowledgeable staff, excellent service, delicious food. Almost the entire menu is GF so they actually mark the ones that are NOT GF on the menu. Best tortillas you'll find. I've had a couple different types of enchiladas and tacos, chips & guac with no issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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95% of the menu is gf and risk of cc is very low. I've never had an issue eating here and the food is really good.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Most of the menu is gluten free. It marks which items CONTAIN gluten. Dedicated fryer. Food is pretty good. It was nice to be able to share plates at a family meal out and not worry about getting sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So safe and delicious that we returned twice for lunch in just 2 days! Knowledgeable staff, great service & but best of all, my celiac daughter could eat Mexican food for the first time in 6 years without fears of cross-contamination!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely delicious. Staff extremely knowledgeable. The entire menu is gluten free- with only 3 exclusions!!!! They have a separate fryer now, because they were worried about cross contamination!!! How incredible?!! everything on the menu is so yummy! You have to go!! Beautiful restaurant, ambience is gorgeous and the view is magical! Like, you have to go!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I ate the nachos at the bar during happy hour and they were great - it’s a huge serving! Generally I think this place (and most places at the wharf) are pretty expensive but it was great for happy hour & food before a show.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The waitstaff was great about allergies and loved that the menu marked the only items that contained gluten because there were so few!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Food was amazing. 90% the the menu is GF. I’ll be back! I had empanadas and corn bread.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was safe, and I didn’t get sick. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive. But that’s really it. It’s 2 star food for 5 star prices. I was super excited to have authentic Mexican food that was Celiac-safe, but it really just wasn’t very good. My partner and I shared an order of nachos as an appetizer and each got 3 tacos with a side of corn. It was $70 with the tip and only mediocre. Also, please be aware that everything marked as gluten free on the menu is not safe for people with Celiac. I appreciated my waiter making me aware, but why label if it’s not even accurate? They only separate fryer is for chips, anything else fried (even though it’s labeled gluten free) is fried with gluten-containing foods. Overall, just not somewhere I’d recommend unless you’re at the wharf and desperate for something safe to eat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have so many GF options that it’s easier to list what has gluten on the menu. In addition to tons of options, they are also very knowledgeable. They let me know the chips had a separate fryer and that the kitchen staff would change gloves and utensils without me even asking. The food was also amazing so I’d definitely recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Servers are knowledgeable and helpful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Food was excellent. No reactions me! Great service

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Great meal! Lots of options. Will go back.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I got the carnitas tacos, which were good. The chips are fried in a dedicated fryer and apparently some of their fried stuff is safe too. The waitress originally told me that their fish (which is breaded) is fried in its own fryer, but then she told me that the empanadas (although the ingredients are gluten free) could have cc from the fryer. So I’m not really sure what the fryer situation is and I’d recommend asking before you order anything fried.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Have to love a menu where they mark the items that contain Gluten. (And there were only 3). Great food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Knowledgeable staff; plenty of options and delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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99% of menu is gluten-free (there are ~3 items that are clearly marked as containing gluten) and staff is super knowledgeable. Awesome views of the wharf.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Unbelievable! Everything was phenomenal. Started with awesome guacamole. Had the carne asada prepared perfectly medium rare in a Cream mushroom sauce. Callos a la plancha (scallops) were delicious, Ceviche De Tiritas, carne Tacos, Salmon En Salsa de Piña all were fantastic. Everything is gluten free except maybe one item. I’ll be back for sure!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! Almost everything on the lunch/dinner menu is gluten free - they mark the three or four things that contain gluten. We had fabulous tacos, nachos, and guacamole with no adverse celiac reactions, and the wait staff were very helpful and well-versed in gf...we can’t wait for our next trip! Make a reservation if you’re going on the weekend or a concert night.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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