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Pura Vida

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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295 Palmas Inn Way | Palmanova Plaza, Palmas del Mar, Humacao 00791-6181, Puerto Rico
+1 787-914-0316
16:30 - 00:00
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Sun 16:30 - 00:00
Tue - Wed 16:30 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 16:30 - 02:00
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Melbourne, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had the shrimp and plantain shrimp with the tri-mofongo side dish. It was spectacular. One of the owners was our server, and the level of service and hospitality was above and beyond. We are looking forward to coming back here in our next trip to Palmas Del Mar.

Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ivan and his crew really get it done. His core group of Louis, Zack, Dante and Manny are well-trained in making customers #1. The food is very good and reasonably-priced. Just after we visited, they doubled the size of the inside seating. They will truly be setting the pace at Palmanova Plaza. If you want family-friendly, good food and excellent... More 

Thank Bill D
Newburgh, Indiana
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pura Vida creates fabulous fresh dishes that consistently please the palate! Exceptional fish, beef, and vegetables have been prepared perfectly. Dining out in the plaza makes for a festive atmosphere, and the Pura Vida staff is friendly and provides excellent service. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank brianar87
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unpretentious but good describes Pura Vida. Located in the central plaza, eating outside is the way to go, staring with mojitos and moving on to Puerto Rican fare. It has good basic food at good prices. Service is excellent.

Thank Danny L
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been regulars at Pura Vida since Ivan first opened it almost two years ago. Whenever we visit Palmas Del Mar, Pura Vida is our first dinner, and we return often during every stay. Superbly prepared and presented Puerto Rican fusion food. Service is always attentive but never overbearing. Zack has often waited on us in the past. Tonight... More 

Thank Mark W
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read the reviews for this restaurant and taken some time to find it we were not blown away by it. Sitting out in the square last week it was nice but not great - there are so much better views available on this amazing island. The drinks were good and really reasonable The service was great and very friendly... More 

Thank lbro
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the food and service........local food served 'upscale style'. Enjoyed the fact that the owners are local!

Thank dinegron
Houston, Texas
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant with some great and authentic choices. The prices were hard to beat especially with 2 for $5 beers. They fit us in without a reservation in just a half hour notice. Great food, great service. We went for the jambalaya. It did not disappoint.

Thank Jackson T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely some of the most amazing food I've ever had. Our server Dante provided impeccable service and we're back for the 2nd night in a row even though we could have gone to a dozen other places within a 5 mile radius!

Thank Farryl B
Londonderry, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first night (ever) in Puerto Rico, and we wanted something basic but good. Dante and Zach were absolutely terrific. The food, much of which we went with their suggestions, was really excellent. I would recommend Pura Vida to anyone.

Thank mikemcqueeney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Palmas Inn Way | Palmanova Plaza, Palmas del Mar, Humacao 00791-6181, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Humacao
  • Phone Number: +1 787-914-0316

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?