La Vida Cantina
Guests will enjoy a spacious, lively and beautifully designed atmosphere patio with a large pentagon-shaped bar, ample lounge seating and five fire pits, all under tow over-sized palapas. The interior features dark wood, warm lighting and contemporary Mexican murals.
The extensive cocktail menu features premium tequilas, an amazing array of uniquely crafted margaritas and signature martinis.
We celebrated my friends Birthday at La Vida.
Great prices and delicious food. Our host was very helpful and friendly.
Well it wasn’t really date, it was really celebrating myself trying to find a date.
Amazing food, great environment, more heaters is possible, service is a little slow but for the most part attentive. I’m here every Tuesday and I love it!
Really great cocktails and tasty food. Good value for money and friendly service. Not a thing to complain about there!
Overall satisfactory experience, the food is flavorful, and waiter was nice. I felt like the servers were slammed, maybe management should consider more staff. We were asked by three various servers if we'd been helped, showing that tables weren't assigned. I loved the chicken tortilla soup, best one to date. Since there's a nightclub nearby, the crowd is loud and lively. Outside is well heated and spacious for large groups. We came on date night.
Our group did make a reservation in advance and boy, was that a good idea. From the host to our wait staff, everyone had a great attitude and made easy conversations. Food was yummy.
Eloy always makes our visit pleasant. The only thing I wasn't happy about was the music. They need to play more latin music since this is a mexican cantina.
I have attended taco Tuesday for about a year now and I am always satisfied and my night is always made by the service I receive and the kindness of all who work here. I love it here!
Perfect good dinner good music and good service
I recommend this place
Love this place! In CM light meal before going to the movies
Fun atmosphere for Taco Tuesday Night.
Very lively restaurant! Servers are great and attentive but not annoying - food and drinks are always yummy and interesting - not your standard food flavors - really nice and large patio - need to go more often
La vida used to be my favorite spot for taco Tuesdays. Not anymore and my friends will not be coming back either. I had a reservation and still wasn’t allowed inside? La vida still had the audacity to email me saying I didn’t show up for my reservation when it was the staff not letting me in? Unorganized and it just isn’t the same anymore. La vida is going downhill.
The server came over to remind me 2 times that he would only be able to serve me till 10 my reservations wasn’t at 9:15. He also never came to check on me order? Food drinks etc. I had to o go find him so that I can order
Awesome Potato Tacos and Margarita! This place is excellent!!!
place was not busy but we waited an inordinate amount of time for little things -- and then toyed with leaving without paying because it was impossible to get our check in time to catch the 7 pm movie next door. food was good. they would have sold more of it had they been more attentive, but they werent
when we got out of the movie, the line to get into this place was around the corner and down the block. so they must have a thriving late night business.
but from 5:30 to 7 pm, the staff got their rest. we ended up with food and drink, yes, but will allow more time next time --- and order en masse IF WE GO BACK
Fun atmosphere and good drinks and food! We live an hour and fifteen minutes away but it’s worth the drive! Sunday brunch Reggae music is great!
Food not as good as I'd hoped. Service just ok. Sitting outside was nice. The musician was excellent.
We love the location but we were not made to feel particularly welcome on our last visit. We arrived early for our 6:15 reservation and the hostess told us we could not be served until 6:15. We told her that was fine, but we would like to be seated and we could grab a couple of drinks from the bar. She then decided she could get us service, and tried to give us seats in the sun on an extremely hot day (Tuesday, July 23). We refused those seats and asked for one in the shade. She haggled with us, and eventually we reached a "compromise" on the seat. It was OK, but still not what I really wanted in their at that point empty section. There were big parties coming, which was clearly all they were concerned about. She then proceeded to tell us there was a two hour limit on our table. I assumed she meant from the time of our reservation (6:15), but she clarified it was from the moment we sat down (even though five minutes before she wasn't able to seat us. Overall, her petty attitude set a poor tone for the evening. The server was OK, although probably had been "warned" that we were troublesome. Honestly, we are friendly patrons and tip well, so this was foreign territory for us. I will think again before I go there. They need to reign in the children that are the first face you encounter. My vegetable quesadilla was outstanding, but my husband said his beef tacos had an odd flavor, and he didn't eat them. We told the server - I'd say he was more annoyed than concerned. Had no comment. We weren't looking to not pay for it, but he could have demonstrated a bit of concern that we weren't fully satisfied. Generally meh.
Everything was good, went well. Very easy and quick to make reservation. Only thing, it took a while for our waiter to take our order, we weren't sure who our waiter was for the first 10 minutes. They did bring chips and salsa and then for 10 minutes just wondering when they'll be back. BUT once we asked the host, he came out and took our order and was a fabulous waiter, checking in, and refilling. Overall a good experience, I will definitely be back. Thank you!
WAY loud!! Probably a good place if you're there to party. Food (nachos) were mediocre at best. Heavy on the refried beans, very light on cheese. Even though only a few people during lunch on Friday we never did get a refill on our salsa. My friend and I won't go back.
Service was very slow. We sat for 30 mins before our waiter came back to take our food order. At least we got our drink order right when we sat down, so we had our drinks and chips. But finished our drinks way before we were able to order food or more drinks.
I m from Costa Mesa California East coast Costa Mesa and my is Ramiro Gonzalez 37 years living here this my town and family with all my respect
La Vida Cantina the best /bartender mi frank /Sabine /angel y gordito Y todos good person y doing service 🤗👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
I went there for brunch and my experience was horrible!
I had reservations, I was seated righ away ok cool. But then, the waitress showed up 15 minutes later... we ordered bottomless mimosas, water and a guacamole appetizer.
10 minutes later we finally got our waters and 15 minutes after that our mimosas. 45 minutes had passed by and i had to remind the waitress about our guac and mimosa refill. finally we got our guac but no chips. we waited about 10 more minutes for our chips after asking multiple times for them. Finally our food was served it had been over an hour and no mimosa refills. i was so mad and i told our waitress to cancel our mimosas since there was no point of us paying for something we werent drinking. we ordered 3 margaritas, well those never arrived!!!. finally we ate and left. my friends and i were so dissapointed and agreed to never come back to this place. We had a Horrible experience!!! i had been there a few times before and always told my friends how much i enjoyed La Vida but after this experience im never coming back!
Loved the atmosphere and the location. Wait staff was great. Food was typical Mexican food and a bit pricey, but we had a nice time!
I went with my 2 friends for taco Tuesday. The tacos came out within 10 minutes of ordering and they were very good. The service was great I even got a free shot since I was celebrating my birthday. There is a 2 hour limit on the table but other than that I would highly recommend this place.
My group and I had fun! Loved the atmosphere and the decor and location of the restaurant. The food was good, the drinks were alright...they could have been made better. Overall, I was satisfied
Mimosas with the brunch were terrible! They were served in a mixed drink style glass, not a champagne flute and did not taste like OJ or champagne. They were COMPLETELY flat, not bubbly to taste or see, the color was not orange like OJ, but rather a color that looked more like a margarita and tasted like lemon. A waste of $12.
The service was horrible the waiter was just horrible. I will come back just for the food, but i will definitely come back for the food
Excellent food and service. A very cool vibe with a delicious but relatively inexpensive menu. Particularly on Taco Tuesday!
Always a good time. Great environment for a friend get together
Our waiter was THE BEST. I didn’t catch his name but he was an older Hispanic gentleman and he was very attentive. He made the experience much better!
My first time their and was not impressed. Went with someone who had really liked in the past. Wasn't extremely busy but the service was really bad - the basics, utensils, side plates had to be asked for as well as clearing our table when new food was coming out. Waited a long time for initial contact by server and drinks.
One of the best places to celebrate a birthday, especially one’s 21st
The service was poor I know you guys are busy but being nice isn’t that hard. The food was cold and the tortillas were soggy. Highly wouldn’t recommend going on taco Tuesday ever again.
I mean it was ok - food average drinks just ok
Hostess had on a beanie and waitress was pretty stupid
What a great and fun place ! Service a little slow, but place was extremely busy. Definitely will return. Free parking and just around the corner from movie theater.
Great drinks, great food, great taco tuesday deals... and a HOT date to boot! Taco Tuesday at La Vida itself was a wonderful experience! However, I wish my broken Chanel shoes felt the same way LOL
Great for taco Tuesday. It's busy so definitely make a reservation if you want a table and make it a few days in advanced!