La Vida Cantina

La Vida Cantina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website:
  • Phone: 9496122349x
  • Hours of Operation:
    4:00pm - 11:00pm

    4:00pm - 11:00pm

    4:00pm - 11:00pm

    4:00pm - 2:00am

    4:00pm - 2:00am

    11:00am - 2:00am

    9:00am - 11:00pm

    Happy Hour:
    Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm

    Late Night Happy Hour:
    Thursday - Saturday: 11pm - 2am

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: El Corazon de Costa Mesa is available for all of your special event needs including private parties - both small and large, photo and film shoots, corporate events and more!
  • Special Events: La Vida Cantina is available for all of your special event needs including private parties - both small and large, photo and film shoots, corporate events and more!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 19th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 7 levels of convenient, free self-parking is available in the center's parking structure. Valet parking is also available.
A word from La Vida Cantina
La Vida Cantina is an authentic Mexican restaurant and bar with a captivating atmosphere and a menu of fresh, high quality ingredients where traditional recipes are presented with a modern twist.

Guests will enjoy a spacious, lively and beautifully designed atmosphere patio with a large pentagon-shaped bar, ample lounge seating and five fire pits, all under tow over-sized palapas. The interior features dark wood, warm lighting and contemporary Mexican murals.

The extensive cocktail menu features premium tequilas, an amazing array of uniquely crafted margaritas and signature martinis.
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La Vida Cantina reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (2)good for groups (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Omar R
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I went to la vida cantina for taco Tuesday and I was very desapointed with the service and the taco Tuesday deal ! Because. The especial is only at the bar and the happy hour only at the bar too This was my first and last Tuesday at this place !!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1 reviews are from the La Vida Cantina reviews archive.
  • A big disappointment
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    For a restaurant that just opened, I would expect a better quality of food and service. We went on a Friday evening. Our server did not check on us after she took out orders. We had to beg another server to get us some drinks. The food was tasteless. It is a good place to have a drink but not for dinner. The server cleaned the table and did not bring us utensils for dessert. I felt we would have recieved better service at Denny's.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic