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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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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 8
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun and friendly

I have been here quite a lot and almost always have a pleasant experience. The service is usually fast and friendly and the food is fantastic most of the time.Try what is on special! I wish I could remember the names of what wowed me.One of the specials I loved was the shrimp taco!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
coastalgirl53
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Belfast, Maine
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Stockton Springs, Maine
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I went when they first opened and chalked up the lousy experience to a new restaurant just getting their footing. The second time I went, years later, I took friends from out of town. Sorry to report that the experience was worse than the first time. Fortunately, my friends had a sense of humor and we laughed... More 

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Thank J H
Ellsworth, Maine
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the quesadilla didn't have enough cheese and my burrito had cheese that wasn't melted and the service was slow. I got a cup of coffee and never got a refill.

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Thank icyparrott
Belfast, Maine
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I have been here quite a lot and almost always have a pleasant experience. The service is usually fast and friendly and the food is fantastic most of the time.Try what is on special! I wish I could remember the names of what wowed me.One of the specials I loved was the shrimp taco!

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Thank coastalgirl53
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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181 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We found this restaurant while we were walking in downtown Belfast. It wasn't quite the Mexican I know. It seemed to have a Caribbean flair. They offered coconut rice and Jamaican jerk fajitas. We ordered our meals. After a while of noticing that other tables had chips/salsa we asked if we could have some. Then we had to ask for... More 

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Thank 783m783
South Florida, Florida
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384 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Pleasantly surprised in this seacoast town to find a pretty good representation of Mexican fare. We wanted an alternative to the ubiquitous seafood and found it in this side street bistro. This place also has a very attractive south-of-the-border atmosphere and we liked the fact that they had a good range of Mexican beers - besides the popular but rather... More 

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Thank DocSkier
Maine
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Purgatory-any place of suffering.... I have been to La Vida 4 times. The first time the food was marginal. The service OK. The second time I went was a chance for redemption. They were not redeemed. The third time I had a craving for a margarita so my wife and I took a chance. We were seated by a nice... More 

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2 Thank CHRISe28
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Raphael R
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank 123RIch_S123
Belfast, Maine
1 review
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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Thank Lori C
Brazil
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?