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132 High St, Belfast, ME 04915-6348
+1 207-338-2211
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Hancock, Maine
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Lunch at La Vida Caribbean/Mexican Bistro... wonderful cuisine, The chef who has taught two young men how to do it, and do it right was in the kitchen this day. The food was more than excellent, and fresh and well affordable. pedestrian location near the town's main traffic light looks like any other restaurant, but what a treat to dine... More 

Thank jcandy455
Bangor, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

My wife and I have eaten here several times, and we will continue to do so. The food has always been excellent, the service quick and polite, the prices good. The only thing keeping it from a fifth star is, the tables always feel a little greasy, like they were wiped with a dirty rag. Actually, the whole place feels... More 

Thank Francismaine
Ithaca, New York
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The place is decorated in a festive, Mexican decor and it's pleasant to be there. The wait staff was friendly and prompt. The food was o.k. to good, somewhat authentic. The portions were good. It suited our purposes and the over all experience was good.

Thank bluetrail
Rochester, New York
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 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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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

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 

1 Thank MadBeachTraveler
Hancock, Maine
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

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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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

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!

1 Thank WhiteWolfGoddess
Stockton Springs, Maine
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 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 

1 Thank J H
Ellsworth, Maine
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 High St, Belfast, ME 04915-6348
  • 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?