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“Flavor explosion” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina

Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina
1137 Saint Louis Galleria, Saint Louis, MO
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Ranked #645 of 2,524 restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Corner of Clayton and Brentwood
Florissant, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Flavor explosion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I have only been here for lunch, but found both the food and the service excellent! I love grilled fish tacos (only fried were on the menu) and the waiter told me I could order grilled fish instead! They were delicious! Previously, I had ordered the shrimp tacos and my first bite was literally an esplosion of flavors! Their creative use of salsas and cremas brings amazing flavors to their food. I am planning on going there again this week and taking more family members to try it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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104 reviews 104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Mall "Mexican" food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The food at Vida is good, but no where near authentic. It is definitely sub-urbanized and Americanized. That said it is tasty and the service was good (although definitely many up sell attempts by our server). If you are in the mall it's a decent place to eat, but definitely not a destination.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fast and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Had lunch here mid-week on a recent shopping trip. The Chicken Queso enchiladas were delicious. Our service was good and we received out food promptly.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Louis, Missouri
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Vibrant Mexican Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Specialty mexican fare including many choices for vegetarians. Delicious quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos, tacos and so on. Their Millionaire Margarita is the BEST! A wide range of margaritas, tequilas, wines and spirits. Excellent, attentive service. Enthusiastic and caring staff right from the initial greeting as you enter. Engaging bartenders waiters and waitresses. Very reasonably priced - e.g., most entrees @ $7-9 per sumptuous plate; most appetizers @ $4-6; and cheaper during "Happy Hours". You also get loyalty vouchers/discounts. Great location at the corner of Brentwood and Clayton in the Galleria Mall. Ample free parking. Tastefully decorated interiors and clean bathrooms. Has a "happening" ambience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Love this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Great new addition to galleria. Love their margaritas, shrimp tacos,and ceviche. Service is good. Cool bathrooms. Great atmosphere.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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