Celebrated chef and cookbook author Roberto Santibañez has created a rare New York restaurant: a relaxed, affordable neighborhood spot that also serves exciting contemporary Mexican cuisine. Santibañez blends care and authenticity with the creative urban flourishes that distinguish the food of his native Mexico City. At Fonda’s three locations—in Chelsea, the East Village, and Park Slope, Brooklyn—the tortillas are hand-pressed, the guacamole is made to order, and the margaritas are thoughtfully crafted. His version of enchiladas in black mole, the legendary sauce made from dozens of ingredients, would impress any grandmother in Oaxaca, while modern dishes like duck zarape, braised duck tucked between tortillas lavished with habanero-spiked tomato salsa, keep jaded New Yorkers coming back for more since 2009.


MI VIDA offers several private and semi-private spaces, as well as tailored menus ranging from passed hors d’oeuvres receptions to customized family style and pre fixe menus. Our various configurations include scenic waterfront views, two waterside patios, dramatic interiors with soaring ceilings and our balcony Hacienda, which overlooks the main dining room. We have several options to fit your personal style and budget. Our Events Director will assist you, whether for a wedding reception, group brunch, cocktail party or business presentation. We look forward to helping you create a memorable experience at MI VIDA or any of our restaurants.
Chef Roberto Santibañez will open an upscale American bar and grill in Washington’s District Wharf. The Grill will feature an open kitchen serving a menu of wood-fired steaks and seafood.