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LA VIDA

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Mexican, Caribbean
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132 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915
+1 207-338-2211
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Fun, fresh Mexican and Caribbean food with real fruit margaritas all in a...
Fun, fresh Mexican and Caribbean food with real fruit margaritas all in a great atmosphere! Can hold large parties. Great place for Birthdays Lunch, Happy Hour, & Dinner
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  • 9
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  • 10
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Posole is not to be beaten this side of the border!

7 of of us went here for an extended family reunion this past week. We were delighted by the mix of true Mexican and Tex-Mex offerings. The menu isn't as varied as some Mexican restaurants but everything was well-prepared. The Caribbean offerings were pretty well limited to Jerk chicken. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

good margaritas! decent happy hour snacks. Horrible service and really salty entrees keep me from coming back for anything more than happy hour.

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

7 of of us went here for an extended family reunion this past week. We were delighted by the mix of true Mexican and Tex-Mex offerings. The menu isn't as varied as some Mexican restaurants but everything was well-prepared. The Caribbean offerings were pretty well limited to Jerk chicken. They were out of plantains for the foreseeable future because they... More 

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Belfast, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We've been there three or four times. The food has always been good but this last time, it had definitely dropped down quite a bit. The salsa was soup and the portions appeared to have reduced which is a shame because they are overpriced. The service this last time was lousy too. The staff was more interested in their smart... More 

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Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Mmmmmm. Jerk Chicken tacos with blackbeans a sweet potatoes. DO IT! Awesome margaritas and good music! Get the atomic salsa...soo good,

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Much better than most of the limited options for Central American cuisine in Midcoast Maine (or Maine in general, actually). The ingredients are fresh, the atmosphere is nice -casual but well put together, and the food is prepared well.

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Belfast, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love La Vida's burritos and their margaritas. LaVida is fun for a night out with friends with a nice variety.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My husband and I have been a few times, and the rest of my family has also been several times (parents have a vacation home outside of Belfast, sister is local). We all love it! My husband and I usually just go for a margarita or two and the nachos with pulled pork, both of which are awesome. We've gotten... More 

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Belfast, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Yesterday I enjoyed a wonderful lunch at La Vida, Belfast's home of good Mexican and Caribbean food. I was craving fish and the fish of the day was Cod, grilled with a perfectly seasoned fruit and savory topping. Accompanied by Grilled Zucchini, rice and black beans, it was a perfect lunch. La Vida also offers chips and salsa to all... More 

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Belfast, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped in the other night after exploring the main streets of Belfast and were treated to a surprisingly spicy meal. I say surprising because most of the mexican restaurants I've been to in New England have toned down the heat and the cumin and the garlic to a point where I was beginning to think I didn't really like... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I visited this restaurant for dinner with my in-laws while on the way back from a trip to Acadia National Park. I liked the mix of Mexican and Caribbean options on the menu. I actually went the Caribbean route and tried out the Grilled Jerk Chicken Sandwich. They said it was the spiciest thing on the menu and they weren't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +1 207-338-2211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Caribbean

Description

Fun, fresh Mexican and Caribbean food with real fruit margaritas all in a great atmosphere! Can hold large parties. Great place for Birthdays Lunch, Happy Hour, & Dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?