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Vida Cantina

210 E Trade Street, Suite 104a
Charlotte, NC 28202

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(704) 971-8432

  • Sun - 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Mon - Thu 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Fri - Sat 11:00am - 12:00am

Cuisine: Mexican Restaurants

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4.5 of 5.0 from 76 reviews

price range:$11 to $25



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Vida Cantina in Charlotte, NC
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Vida Cantina Reviews

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  • Jerald P.Tacos are really good. For great prices, go during happy hour!

    55555 by Jerald P.

  • Quan CThe Vida chicken is everything!!!!

    55555 by Quan C

  • Ingrid JTaco, salsa, plantains

    55555 by Ingrid J

  • Jacque SThe food here today is horrible. This is a slow day, the chef is cooking on a dirty grill. You can taste the cross contamination.

    33333 by Jacque S

  • Vikram ElCrab and shrimp.. Slruuupp..

    55555 by Vikram El

  • Kellie G.Love the half off margarita Mondays! Staff is not so attentive though!

    55555 by Kellie G.

  • Zaki KIt's ok. Good spot to go after drinks.

    55555 by Zaki K

  • Jeffrey B.Vida chicken without queso was excellent. Chips and salsa good too.

    55555 by Jeffrey B.

  • Derek EidI liked the place , good food, the steak nachos was a pretty tasty night snack and the margarita was fine , would recommend it.

    55555 by Derek Eid

  • Mr.TramueLShrimp Jalapeño Bacon TacosListen, "Grilled shrimp with jalapeño bacon, a blend of cheeses, cilantro, pico de gallo and mango habanero salsa." #Delicious served with black beans and rice.

    55555 by Mr.TramueL

  • Ryan EdgeLeaves a lot to be desired

    33333 by Ryan Edge

  • Prateek RungtaChips and Salsa is pretty great. As are the tuna tacos.

    55555 by Prateek Rungta

  • Anil ChittimallaGood Mexican.. but lite in quantity.

    55555 by Anil Chittimalla

  • William P.Lunch service incredibly slow, hour and a half for tacos..

    33333 by William P.

  • Sherry P.Yummy margaritas.

    55555 by Sherry P.

  • Gregg D.$3 A là carte tacos

    55555 by Gregg D.

  • Eric M.Weekend brunches are delightful. Mimosas are off the menu but can be ordered

    55555 by Eric M.

  • Marie McDonnellDon't think I will be back...fish tacos tasted very oily...

    22222 by Marie McDonnell

  • Rachelle B.Definitely do a combo of tacos!! So delicious and good value

    55555 by Rachelle B.

  • Brittany W.Smaller portions and cheaper prices than vida. Order tacos, burritos and salads on sushi style pads. Excited for this new spot!

    55555 by Brittany W.

  • Theodore H.Queso and Beef Enchiladas are shockingly good, but a little small.

    55555 by Theodore H.

  • Rachel H.Frozen margaritas are stronger than on the rocks! Try half mango, half strawberry. 🍹

    55555 by Rachel H.

  • Jessica S.Great drinks...get drunk and eat free chips + salsa. Don't forget to tip your bar tender!

    55555 by Jessica S.

  • Joshua D.The Corona-Rita will help you find your own beach, any time of the year.

    55555 by Joshua D.

  • Joshua D.This is one of my favorite Uptown outdoor dining spots. Great people watching on the patio if you are playing hooky from work.

    55555 by Joshua D.

  • Phillip E.Horrible! Too pricey. Listen to the other reviews. This place food is nowhere better then even Tacobell. I feel so robbed.. I thought the other people were too negative, they were correct.

    22222 by Phillip E.

  • J N.Outlets are under bar to charge phone or to work. TV's at bar to watch games. Steak or crab nachos w/ their homemade sour cream....YES please!

    55555 by J N.

  • BharatiThe shrimp salad is beyond delicious, if you add some freshly ground pepper it's heavenly!

    55555 by Bharati

  • Steven L.The surf and turf tacos and the guacamole appetizer are amongst the all time Mexican restaurant greats! Order them both!!!

    55555 by Steven L.

  • Lorraine C.Vida burrito with shrimp...yum!

    55555 by Lorraine C.

  • Mark A.Food is fantastic. Salsa a little spicy. Ok for me. Add lime and salt to cut the heat. Just a little.

    55555 by Mark A.

  • Deanna P.They make tacos the right way!

    33333 by Deanna P.

  • Logan S.Come for the guac. Stay for the black bean and plantain mash.

    55555 by Logan S.

  • Jordan K.Average at best food paired with a drink menu double the price of a true Mexican joint. Tequila shouldn't start at $10 a pour. Chioluha is the only hot sauce on hand? Lame.

    55555 by Jordan K.

  • ErinThe ahi tuna salad is amazing!

    55555 by Erin

  • Arron M.Expect the best when you are here! The food has been amazing since day 1!!! Get into the drink list and make sure to stop in after work!

    55555 by Arron M.

  • JessAwesome tacos. Try the Skinny Margarita for a delicious low-cal alternative.

    55555 by Jess

  • TanauraI've been here a few times. Food, service and bartenders have always been great! Love the Vida burrito.

    55555 by Tanaura

  • Shamil S.Delicious!

    55555 by Shamil S.

  • Chelsea G.Get the frozen!!! Well worth your money!! Hot bartenders ask for misha and Chelsea :)

    55555 by Chelsea G.

  • Stefannie B.Ceviche and tortilla pie is to die for! Plus 100 calorie skinny girl margaritas!

    55555 by Stefannie B.

  • Whitney G.Get the guac 3 ways! Seriously. Get it. Mango guac on the real.

    55555 by Whitney G.

  • Gabriela R.2 dollar tacos after 9:30 pm

    33333 by Gabriela R.

  • Amy W.The carne asada nachoes are amazing! The bartenders pour strong drinks as well

    55555 by Amy W.

  • HeavyService in the bar area is awful. Consistently.

    22222 by Heavy

  • Laura M.Love the Skinny Margarita :)

    55555 by Laura M.

  • Kai E.The crab nachos and the crab and shrimp enchiladas are amazing!!

    55555 by Kai E.

  • Corey A.No beer special and angry bartender

    22222 by Corey A.

  • Scott D.Food was very good. Salsa and guacamole were very good. I normally don't eat guacamole, but I really liked. Service was above average.

    55555 by Scott D.

  • Alex H.The margaritas are worth a visit. The food is good, not great and service was mediocre

    55555 by Alex H.

  • Jason Y.Chicken Tinga is amazing. Like a Mexican soup/chili/fiesta. Get it.

    55555 by Jason Y.

  • Nikki M.Great guacamole ... And carne asada fajitas...

    55555 by Nikki M.

  • Alyssa J.Ok...not great...but margaritas yum o.

    55555 by Alyssa J.

  • Will B.The carne asada tacos are amazing

    55555 by Will B.

  • Lacy KGet the prickly pear margarita. It's amazing!

    55555 by Lacy K

  • Jenni D.Great chips and salsa.

    55555 by Jenni D.

  • A L.Cactus Pear Margarita!

    55555 by A L.

  • Andrea ITry the Partita...amazing!

    55555 by Andrea I

  • Kristen EFajitas and skinny margarita. Delish!

    55555 by Kristen E

  • Chester B.Horrible! Too pricey. Listen to the other reviews. This place food is nowhere better then even Tacobell. I feel so robbed.. I thought the other people were too negative, they were correct.

    22222 by Chester B.

  • Beau S.My tip is to go somewhere else. Expensive yet bland greasy food + bad service

    22222 by Beau S.

  • Amy K.The tableside guacamole and red sangria outsdie is a great treat on a sunny day!

    55555 by Amy K.

  • Christian C.Don't try the mojitos... about as strong as water

    55555 by Christian C.

  • Natalie H.Love the Cabo salad w salmon ... And don't be scared to try the filet... Amazinggg

    55555 by Natalie H.

  • Jason Y.The Ancho Grilled Chicken paired with sautéed greens and coleslaw will treat your taste-buds to a delicious carnival in your mouth!

    55555 by Jason Y.

  • Sam M.Great food. Little over priced. Worth it. I would come back

    55555 by Sam M.

  • Jason Y.Monday nights: Vida Fiesta = $5 margaritas. Tuesday nights: Vida Sociale = $2 Tacos & $3 Modelo draft.

    55555 by Jason Y.

  • Jason S.The service was extremely attentive and the guacamole is amazing. The food was very good.

    55555 by Jason S.

  • Kyle A.Food was not good. Good thing I used a gift certificate. I would have sent everything back except the drinks. hey....it was worth a try....

    22222 by Kyle A.

  • Stephen T.Be sure to try the tortilla pie

    55555 by Stephen T.

  • Kimberly H.Skip the food - instead go straight to the caipirinhia!

    33333 by Kimberly H.

  • Tamara L.Be careful when you get a sangria, it has an unexpected kick!

    55555 by Tamara L.

  • DennyDelicious upscale mexican food! Try the guac!

    55555 by Denny

  • ronald r.Not that good, meal and the salsa. Overpriced, two tacos should not be 9 dollars. Would not recommend.

    22222 by ronald r.

  • Stephen T.Opens end of September be sure to try the large selection of tequila

    55555 by Stephen T.

  • Tate POpening Summer 2010!

    55555 by Tate P

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