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“Fresh food, well done, overpirced”
Review of Pura Vida

Pura Vida
Ranked #1 of 65 Restaurants in Humacao
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Columbia, Missouri
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380 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
“Fresh food, well done, overpirced”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Not much atmosphere here. The plaza is a little too active for a pleasant outside meal and inside it's more of a bar then a restaurant. The food however is great (fish is outstanding) and service if friendly and efficient. If you don't mind the price, god place to bring kids and let them roam the plaza while you enjoy some good adult food.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great choice!”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Some ladies and I are currently staying at Palmas del Mar. We ate here by recommendation of our unit neighbors a few nights ago. Good food, attentive service - overall nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“For Personable Service Combined With Splendid Food”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Eating at Pura Vida combines a fusion of fresh Mediterranean and Puerto Rican food and the owner and staff are very attentive and friendly. Ivan knows what his customers desire and goes out of his way to provide stellar service. The owner, Jocien, is an outgoing restauranteur who can coax a smile and a laugh out of anyone. Dishes such as ceviche are fresh and well prepared. linguini with garlic and olive oil, clams and fresh fish combine with spices for an out of this world "bueno" dish. Though not inexpensive, I have never left feeling we did not receive good value. Sauces are very well prepared. For a special anniversary, this team pulled out all the stops, set up a tent for us outdoors and provided fresh flowers along with a spectacular 3-course breakfast. Every detail was thought of and the service was wonderful. BRAVO Jocien, Ivan and the entire staff.

  • Visited March 2013
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Washington, Illinois
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great plaza restaurant”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

We very much enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of dining outside on the plaza near the fountain. The entrees were excellent as was the service.

  • Visited February 2013
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65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not the best food in Palmas...”
Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

We've been loyal to this restaurant for years including all the locations the owner has moved to but every time the restaurant changed locations, the quality of food has declined. The service is okay and can take awhile at times (even when the restaurant is slow). The food isn't the freshest yet the prices are high. Try LaBrochette or CBar instead in Palmanova Plaza.

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