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Pura Vida Restaurant

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$$ - $$$Latin, ,
3499 S Highway 27, Somerset, KY 42501-3177
+1 606-416-5559
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“plantains” (6 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3499 S Highway 27, Somerset, KY 42501-3177
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is great. We have tried everything on the menu. Couple that with a very energetic owner who plays guitar while taking orders and serving dinner and you have a fabulous evening. His wife makes their authentic Costa Rican food which is absolutely delicious.

Thank Liser1
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant a couple of times. The food as always is delicious no matter which menu item I decide upon. What keeps bringing me back is the atmosphere. Such a friendly husband and wife team from Costa Rica. They always make us...More

Thank Liser1
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We were seated right away. Salsa and chips were on the table within minutes but that was it. Service was down hill from then on. My husband had to stop a server that was walking by to even get our drinks at which time we...More

Thank Chellewood13
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Took the family here for Mother's Day and it did not dissappoint! I traveled to Costa Rica in high school and this place brought back all my food memories. Delicious food and tasted very authentic to me. Music was a bit over the top, but...More

Thank eakickert
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

My only complaint is that this restaurant is not in my hometown!!! They make you feel like family! The food is delicious. The plantains are wonderful!!! I always choose steak over chicken, but their chicken is incredible! Fresh fruit drinks, actually everything is fresh....and dessert.....oh...More

Thank Lady_Land_0711
Reviewed May 24, 2018

OK, eating at Pura Vida wasn't the purpose for the trip, but it certainly was a highlight. The food was well prepared, fresh and flavorful. Sat down wanting rice, beans and plantains, but tried the Tour of Costa Rica to get an overview of as...More

1  Thank Beverly B
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband had the Tour of Costa Rica which was a platter full of over 10 items - all of were delicious. I had the daily special which was very tasty too. We were there for a late lunch and were the only people there...More

Thank Alice B
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal. All handmade authentic food. We will make this our go to place in Somerset. It’s a must try if you are tired of the same ole things and want something different. Love the plantains. They were delicious.

Thank Lorna J
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

I had a vegetarian rice dish which technically was not vegetarian as the rice was fried with egg, but you can ask to have it made without. It had tofu and peas, carrots, etc. and was served with a side salad. I also ordered plantains...More

Thank jls_drl
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

A colleague and I went in for dinner and we were very pleased with our food. Superior service. I will definitely be back the next time I’m in town.

Thank Dawn P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3499 S Highway 27, Somerset, KY 42501-3177
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Somerset
  • Phone Number: +1 606-416-5559
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