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“Great restaurant at Palmas del Mar” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pura Vida

Pura Vida
195 Palmas Inn Drive | Palmanova Plaza, Palmas del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in Humacao
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Oakland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great restaurant at Palmas del Mar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

We are foodies and live in the Bay Area in California , because of a time issue ( Puerto Rican's eat dinner very early and staying close to Humacao) we end up at Palmas del Mar resort but for our surprise and not following Trip Advisor, we walk into Pura Vida ( I later realized it was recommended) Patria, the waitress was a young charming women and the food was delicious ( Dorado fish with a mash of Puerto Rican's tubers) and spicy guava on the side. I has the linguini primavera, it did not taste Italian but criollo, very very nice!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Hamilton, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fine Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

We had dinner at Pura Vida and all loved it. The staff was attentive and friendly, and the service was paced well on a busy night. From the ceviche to the Asapao to the shrimp dishes, the food was very tasty. An entree of dorado with plantain crust was delicious. We thought this restaurant compared quite favorably with any we have seen in Puerto Rico after seven weeks of travel. The menu had a nice variety, too.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great find in Palmas del Mar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

We ate here two nights while we were at Palmas de Mar. They had wonderful food on both nights, tasty and appealing. The owner, Joszan Terron had run its predecessor, Caracoles, in Palmas del Mar which was highly rated by TA. It relocated to the Palmanova Plaza and changed its name. It is easy to find since the Palmanova Plaza is the main gathering spot. The service was excellent on both occasions. Their web site is http://puravidapdm.com.
Wine was good, appetizers great and main courses excellent.

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