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132 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915
+1 207-338-2211
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Rochester, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting restaurant. The nachos are epic - classic satisfying pile of cheesy messy goodness. Get them with chili. The house margarita is nothing special, a little heavy on the triple sec, no tequila flavor shining through. Chicken tacos with chunks of tequila-lime grilled chicken, crisp lettuce, house made pickled Anaheim chilies, avocado and goat cheese were the stand out. Goat... More 

Thank RochesterTraveler585
Madeira Beach, FL
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only tried it once, figured the burrito would give me a good comparison with almost all other Mexican restaurants I frequent in my home state. Pulled pork was mushy and almost tasteless. My husband's ground beef burrito was also not tasty. Side dish of mashed sweet potatoes with chipotle was ho-hum. Two burritos, two double drinks, and one beer -... More 

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Hancock, Maine
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK People.... if you are in Maine, or near Maine or ever get to Maine. Stop into the village of Belfast Maine. and its a neat and great spot. But....here it is.... There is a MEXICAN/Caribbean restaurant there named La Vida... I was shocked and amazed. The menu is not a surprise and the environment is not a surprise, but... More 

Thank jcandy455
Presque Isle, Maine
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to come for brunch. Quiet with great Reggae music flowing in the background. Try the Mexican flag with all pork... YUM! And geezum the churros with homemade coconut ice cream?? Please go here. Go now while there's still fresh delicious homemade salsa still available. GO!

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Stockton Springs, Maine
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

My wife and I went when they first opened and chalked up the lousy experience to a new restaurant just getting their footing. The second time I went, years later, I took friends from out of town. Sorry to report that the experience was worse than the first time. Fortunately, my friends had a sense of humor and we laughed... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

the quesadilla didn't have enough cheese and my burrito had cheese that wasn't melted and the service was slow. I got a cup of coffee and never got a refill.

Thank icyparrott
Belfast, Maine
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I have been here quite a lot and almost always have a pleasant experience. The service is usually fast and friendly and the food is fantastic most of the time.Try what is on special! I wish I could remember the names of what wowed me.One of the specials I loved was the shrimp taco!

Thank coastalgirl53
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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201 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We found this restaurant while we were walking in downtown Belfast. It wasn't quite the Mexican I know. It seemed to have a Caribbean flair. They offered coconut rice and Jamaican jerk fajitas. We ordered our meals. After a while of noticing that other tables had chips/salsa we asked if we could have some. Then we had to ask for... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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405 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Pleasantly surprised in this seacoast town to find a pretty good representation of Mexican fare. We wanted an alternative to the ubiquitous seafood and found it in this side street bistro. This place also has a very attractive south-of-the-border atmosphere and we liked the fact that they had a good range of Mexican beers - besides the popular but rather... More 

Thank DocSkier
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Purgatory-any place of suffering.... I have been to La Vida 4 times. The first time the food was marginal. The service OK. The second time I went was a chance for redemption. They were not redeemed. The third time I had a craving for a margarita so my wife and I took a chance. We were seated by a nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +1 207-338-2211
Fun, fresh Mexican and Caribbean food with real fruit margaritas all in a great atmosphere!

Can hold large parties.
Great place for Birthdays
Lunch, Happy Hour, & Dinner

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?