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“The best ever - EVER!”
Review of Mundo Vida

Mundo Vida
Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Umdloti
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: INSPIRED BY OUR CULINARY ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD With its prime location on Umdloti Beach, Mundo Vida offers patrons seafood and bistro fare in a casual, yet professional environment. Escape into our culinary world of superior produce, exceptional cuisine, eclectic wines and acute attention to service detail. Our contemporary menu honours both our produce and great chefs who've gone before, by fusing traditional cooking methods with modern influences and tastes.
South Africa
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The best ever - EVER!”
Reviewed July 31, 2011

I read about this restaurant (that actually is in Umdloti and not in Umhlanga) and made a reservation as we would be visiting Umdloti at the end of July. It would co-incide with my husbands birthday and our silver anniversary. I could not have been happier with any other choice.

The service was great(waiters were knowledgeable , intelligent, kind), the hostess absolutely brilliant and the food delicious- absolutely DELICIOUS. Prices were affordable and after we tasted what we ordered, I thought it was more than worth the money! We visited on a glorious rainy day (the rain stopped before we visited) and our table overlook the ocean with the big ships lining up to enter the harbour...the atmosphere was exquisite and the restaurant decorated with white fairytale lights...people that were cold, sat inside with gas heaters to warm up the place. We did not find it cold even it it was raining during the day.

Well we went back the next evening...waiting for the restaurant to open at 18:00 and enjoyed the Winter Warmer-special. A three course meal for R125 with the best Creme Brulee ever! Thanks to the husband (chef) and wife (hostess) team for the restaurant that you run and all of us msy enjoy. In December I am coming back with the rest of our family.

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank MMPSouthAfrica
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Lodz, Poland
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811 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
“Probably the best restaurant in Umdloti Beach”
Reviewed May 25, 2011

Following the recommendation, we got in our B&B, we went to Mundo Vida for a dinner.
We received excellent meals and wine, sitting on the terrace with the ocean view, where all the tables were fully occupied. Service - no complaints.

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank laserkid
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Durban!!”
Reviewed March 10, 2010

We had the most wonderful experience at this Restaurant - there is a lot to be said for owner managed restaurants! Well done to the Wilkinsons! We experienced excellent food and service! It has a fantastic view as it overlooks the Indian Ocean - what more could one ask for? Unfortunately, it rained the evening we dined and it was a little chilly to enjoy our meal outside. But next time we visit Durban, we hope the weather will be kinder to us! I strongly recommend his restaurant to anyone visiting Durban. It will definitely be on our list of things to do when we holiday again in Durban. We are from Johannesburg and visited Mundo Vida on 27 Feb 2010.

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1 Thank Helenbee05
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Salt Rock, South Africa
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“By far the best restaurant in Umdloti”
Reviewed October 24, 2009

We were invited by our wine merchant to a wine tasting event at Mundo Vida. We have tried most of the other restaurants there and have generally been disapointed.
We met with the owners Joni & Don Wilkinson on our arrival and from then on it was a most enjoyable experience.
The restaurant looks out over the Indian Ocean with an un-interupted view and if it is windy they have clear curtains so you can still see out!
The food was particularly excellent from the satay starters they gave us and the spicy "angry duck" dish.
The service was excellent and the cleanliness of the restaurant itself was superb.
We would recommend all our clients that stay at our guest house in salt rock that it is definately worth the 15kms drive to get there.

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Thank Jack0705
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