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Son Vida

$$ - $$$
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub, Canadian
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540 Southgate Drive, Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 407-0077
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 May 2016

First of all it is no longer Son Vida, so they should remove the website off the internet and also the new place just now open 2 weeks is called Butcher Block.....needs some work as was far behind standards of serving a large crowd even if unexpected..my food was overcooked and my friends was fine, just took way too long... More 

Thank deanbo2016
Halifax, NS Canada
Level Contributor
66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

A larger group of us arrived here to try out the tapas offerings. We had a group of 5 and ordered a variety of tapas plates to share. The server was very accommodating and was regularly back to check on us, despite the extra-busy night. The food was great, tasty and hot. We had no complaints about any dish. Possibly... More 

Thank vinospizza
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

This food here is great and the service is great! What I enjoy here the most is that the food tastes so fresh and home made. Most of the dishes you can tell are authentic and they support local breweries. They have local brews for $5.00 on tap on Fridays. Definitely a good recommendation for somebody looking for Mediterranean food.

Thank TerryB51234
Bedford, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is a nice little pub/restaurant in a new area of Bedford, NS. The atmosphere is good, and so is the food (for a pub). I have eaten there three times. The first time was good - an excellent bucket of mussels for lunch. The second time the server forgot the starter, but offered to bring it AFTER the main... More 

Thank Richard P
Sydney, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Went here on Saturday night for a get together with friends. We couldn't quite figure out what this restaurant was trying to be...mediterranean or pub food? Nonetheless, we gave it a try. Our waitress was not friendly, didn't come to check on us and we had to ask for refills several times. The food was not appetizing. I ordered the... More 

Thank K L
1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We had dinner on a Friday night. First time there, will be our last. I ordered the chicken Enchiladas for 15.99, it was 2 small corn tortillas, with plain sliced chicken, no spices, no other ingredients. It was topped with a flavourless sauce that could have came from a bottle, and the "side " was some shredded lettuce. Needless to... More 

Thank Andrea S
Bedford, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Being a HRM foodie, having son Vida in Bedford is a real treat. Best kept secret in Bedford, definitely worth the visit!

Thank Edward E
Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

How hard can it be ...producing acceptable pub food? Tried the mussels in curry sauce.. awful, no sauce, dry as a kangaroo's armpit. Thought I as I was on a reality TV show. Like to see local businesses do well...but gotta do better than this.

Thank bill_r154976
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Having just moved into Bedford, my sister and I decided to do some exploring of the near by restaurants. As many customers do, we came to Tripadvisor to get some insight on the food and service at Son Vida. Unfortunately we were coming up short, as there were so many bad reviews that one would never set foot in the... More 

Thank Dae242
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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160 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We were greeted by a pleasant server. Attentive, in that he was at our table often, but forgetful, in that he had to make multiple visits (water, a knife, bread, drinks list). We shared mussels in a cream sauce with sausage. Few were plump, but then, it was Sept 1, and legend has it one shouldn't consume mussels in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Southgate Drive, Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: (902) 407-0077

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