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Pura Vida

527 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123-2809
+1 215-922-6433
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
2 Jul 2015
“Great Food! ”
1 Apr 2013
“Good enough food, if you can put up with abuse to eat it.”
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11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
527 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123-2809
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Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Let me start by saying the owner made me feel right at home . I was looking for a quick bite to eat and saw this place to the corner of my eye and pulled over . The owner made me feel right at home...More

Thank David K
Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Our experience: 1) We planned on meeting friends here. We both have two young children. Our friends, lunchtime regulars, made a reservation for 5:30 pm on a Saturday. 2) My family arrives and is asked to wait outside until the whole party arrives. The restaurant...More

1  Thank Stilles
Reviewed January 4, 2012

Passed this place a hundred times but didn't stop until I read TA review while Mervyn. Food was excellent! Very fresh! The shrimp ceviche was delicious as were the chips it was served with. Had shrimp platos. DELICIOUS! Wanted to try fried bananas n ice...More

Thank Susie706
Reviewed February 3, 2010

By far one of my true favorites in Philly. I have tried to go to other latin style restaurants... but none of them ever taste as good as the food at Pura Vida. Simple, basic, fresh ingrediants resulting in an always enjoyable meal. Casual, relaxed...More

3  Thank spookycatofphilly
Reviewed October 25, 2009

I read all of the reviews and ate at Pura Vida last night. It was wondderful. Had the Ceviche and chips, salsa & guacamole for an app. The medium Salsa tasted nice, but no heat. Got the hot salsa as well - that turned up...More

1  Thank PhillySPGGuy
Reviewed October 23, 2008

Soooooo good. Love the civiche. Love the entrees. Love the vibe. I don't know what that cheap [--] is talking about. Its the best deal in the city by far. I always, without fail, have an A + experience. Atmosphere is fun and sexy yet...More

2  Thank Killadelphia
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Reviewed September 8, 2008

Excellent chicken. Good but pricey for mexican...i mean guatemalan (didn't taste a difference except in the tamales). sigh, guess central american is not cheap in phillie anyway...

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Reviewed June 29, 2008

Steaks are great but it's not a romantic place :P

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Reviewed April 25, 2008

Pura Vida is simple and delicious without a ton of fancy ingredients. It's just high quality, delicious food. And cheap! Very easy on vegetarians.

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Reviewed April 8, 2008

Best BYO!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123-2809
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-6433
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