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195 Palmas Inn Drive | Palmanova Plaza, Palmas del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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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
Come for a Meal; Leave as Friends

We're longtime visitors to Puerto Rico and Palmas del Mar. Pura Vida is phenomenal new addition to the area's restaurant scene, open just eleven months. Welcome by owner Ivan and manager Zachary could not be warmer. I loved their special plantain-crusted, fried shrimp dish. My wife enjoyed her... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Mark W
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We're longtime visitors to Puerto Rico and Palmas del Mar. Pura Vida is phenomenal new addition to the area's restaurant scene, open just eleven months. Welcome by owner Ivan and manager Zachary could not be warmer. I loved their special plantain-crusted, fried shrimp dish. My wife enjoyed her garlic Sauteed shrimp, and our twenty year old grandson really liked his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a great place for dinner. Our dinner was excellent! We each had a different entree & shared! Mai Tai's & Sangria YUM Our waiter Zachary was one of a kind!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This review is about 2 weeks late in being submitted but the food at Pura Vida was some of the best food that my girlfriend and I have had in Puerto Rico. We were staying close by for a wedding and happened upon this restaurant on Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. Ivan (one of the owners) and Louis were great.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Had dinner here based upon reviews on tripadvisor. Was not disappointed. The jambalaya was good but not as good as expected. (Try the paella at Chez Daniel Tapas - it's better). Good service from Zachary and Ivan. Will likely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Amazing food. Incredible service. Great prices. Can't go wrong with Pura Vida!! Went many times by myself, and once with a group of friends. Very welcoming for solo travelers, couples, and groups!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This was our first visit to this restaurant and we were so pleasantly surprised!! We love being able to sit outside in the Plaza while dining. The service was exceptional . . . Not just for it being in a location known for its overly casual service, but for anywhere! The service here rivaled the restaurants in the states! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We dined here during our stay at Palmas del Mar at and it was a wonderful experience! The owner was very courteous, the staff was friendly, and most importantly, the food was delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

During our visit to Palmas Del Mar we stumbled upon Pura Vida. The owner Ivan was very friendly and immediately approached us to have us seated. Our server Zack was knowledgeable and friendly. Our food came out quickly and not only looked appealing, but it was delicious! I had the filet mignon, which was perfectly cooked, accompanied by white rice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Night before our anniversary, 4 of us enjoyed our last night in Puerto Rico at Pura Vida. Great service, food, and a shot on the house to celebrate. Que bueno!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I have traveled the world and by far these lamb chops are the best I have ever tasted. The service was awesome. All around good vibe, good food and good people MJ

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 195 Palmas Inn Drive | Palmanova Plaza, Palmas del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Humacao

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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