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“Great food, great staff”
Review of The Buena Vida - CLOSED

The Buena Vida
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Ellensburg, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food, great staff”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Joe and Wendy are super friendly hosts and obviously expert restauranteurs. The fare is some of the most reasonably priced and well prepared food on the island. We especially enjoyed the breakfast - chorizo biscuits and gravy! - and the lunch specials.

  • Visited July 2013
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Helpful?
Thank Marco B
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TheBuenaVida, Owner at The Buena Vida, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Marco, thank you for you kind words! We are humbled by all of the great feedback we have received. We are very passionate about what we do and it is our hope that it translates through our staff as well, and if not, the beatings will continue :-)... Again, thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you soon on the island!
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Roatan, Honduras
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The Buena Vida - "good life" at GREAT prices!!!”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Buena Vida rustles up awesome home made style food in large portions at a very affordable price, offers daily specials and is prime spot to people watch in the middle of West End right on the beach road... The atmosphere is laid back, comfortable and fun and the staff is wonderful! The menu has a wide array of choices with a new slant on popular favorites. There's something for everyone: cruise shippers, tourists,divers, backpackers, visitors and locals. Stop in for a filling breakfast with all the fixins, beer, soft drinks and cocktails, lunch, dinner or appetizers. You won't be disappointed and you won't leave hungry!

  • Visited August 2013
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Helpful?
Thank tropicalparrot
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TheBuenaVida, Owner at The Buena Vida, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Thank you for the good words! Thank you for noticing our basic mission statement of trying to appeal to the locals, divers, cruise shippers as well as the vacationers. Thank you for your continued support!

-Joe & Wendy
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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
1 review
“Best food in West End”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We loved this place while visiting Roatan. Ate there almost everday. Joe and Wendy are Great! and the food was Amazing. Definately one of the highlights of our trip.

  • Visited November 2012
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Helpful?
Thank Mary M
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TheBuenaVida, Owner at The Buena Vida, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
WOW! The ultimate compliment, thank you. To quote Anthony Bourdain... "Food is not only what we eat, it is also where we have been and who we have met..." It is words like yours that hold this true for us. Thank you again and see you next time on the island.

Joe & Wendy
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Napa Valley, California
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious sushi!”
Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

So glad we wandered into Joe's cafe this evening! Tuna nigiri, spicy tuna rolls, and spicy limo fish rolls. Right out of the sea!

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Celle
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TheBuenaVida, Owner at The Buena Vida, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Thank you for the good words! We have a lot of success with our Sushi and continue to expand our offerings. The Spicy Lionfish rolls have been a big hit and we will certainly continue offering them. Thank you again and keep living the "good life"!

See you next time on the island

Joe & Wendy
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San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food at Fair prices”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had breakfast there the day we left the island. I surely recommend the Breakfast Sandwich and most of all the Banana Bread french toast.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Hermann S
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TheBuenaVida, Owner at The Buena Vida, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for your kind words! Sorry you found us on your last day, we would have loved to serve you more. Come see us on your next visit to the island.

Joe & Wendy
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