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Pura Vida

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Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Spanish
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295 Palmas Inn Way | Palmanova Plaza, Palmas del Mar, Humacao 00791, Puerto Rico
17879140316
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4:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Wed 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 198
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
"I could eat that every day !"(said my spouse)

Fresh, clean, perfectly prepared meal. Excellent service; always timely and never overbearing. The steak over rice was perfectly prepared with just the right amount of spices. The fish was very fresh and prepared to perfection with accompanying vegetables and plantains. They make a great passion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
P R
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Maryland
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Maryland
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fresh, clean, perfectly prepared meal. Excellent service; always timely and never overbearing. The steak over rice was perfectly prepared with just the right amount of spices. The fish was very fresh and prepared to perfection with accompanying vegetables and plantains. They make a great passion fruit mojito too. Only down side was eating "storefront" on a plastic table with smoker... More 

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Thank P R
Amherst, MA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our group had a fantastic evening at Pura Vida. Our waiter, Dante, could not have been more accommodating, to the point of saying that if we didn't like something he recommended he would replace it with something else at no cost. For main meals we had the jambalaya, pesto pasta with seafood, red snapper with garlic sauce and a side... More 

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Thank happy2travel718
Charlotte, North Carolina
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ivan took good care of us. Service was prompt and efficient . Prices were reasonable. I had their red snapper and arroz mamposteado and both were excellent. Sitting outside in the plaza under the stars was delightful.

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Thank dpd0843
Shelton, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our food was excellent and the service was amazing. We all had the paella Manny our server was wonderful and very friendly. Good luck Ivan.

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Thank donstanziale
Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate all over the island and continued to return to Pura Vida at Palmas Del Mar. We ate there a total of three times in one week. Yes, that good! Our waiter Victor and staff were amazing and made our experience an absolute pleasure. Victor went into great details about Puerto Rican food and ingredients and history. The food... More 

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Thank Desiree P
Sioux City, Iowa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the plaza, we ate on the sidewalk and enjoyed the action. We were not expecting the great seafood we had, but the paella was superb and other diners enjoyed their local catches. So good we went back a second time.

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Thank CGM51104
Hopkinton NH
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195 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for dinner while staying at the Wyndham in Palmas Del Mar and what a delicious meal we had! My wife had a plantain-encrusted snapper dish (recommended and not on the menu) and I had a wonderful seafood paella dish. While both meals were excellent, the real treat of the night was the ceviche appetizer, served with perfectly... More 

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Thank jmasci
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just like the other reviews. We were welcomed and served by Ivan the Owner. I asked for his favorite dish. He suggested the plantain chicken with trifongo. Unbelievable!!!! And I hardly ever order chicken. Wife's shrimp were large and cooked to perfection. Our friends had the lamb chops. Best ever!!! Prices are moderate. We were served quickly and interacted with... More 

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Thank Roberto G
Estero, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a consistent restaurant with great food and great service. They are reasonably priced. This is a place where you can be a regular and take your friends.

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1 Thank Ronald R
Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Literally, one of the best restaurants ever! From the service to the food. The staff are very efficient, friendly and very professional, the best service I've had at any restaurant. I've gone seven times and never the meal had been delayed, even in rush, always fresh and a very good quality. I've been in this restaurant in times of rush... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 295 Palmas Inn Way | Palmanova Plaza, Palmas del Mar, Humacao 00791, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Humacao
  • Phone Number: 17879140316

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?