De La Vega Restaurante Y Galeria

4.5
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$30 and under
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International
De La Vega opened its doors in downtown DeLand a little over a decade ago by a brother and a sister team who wanted to break out of the norm and bring to the town something a little different, a little daring. Over the years Mano and Nora De La Vega have done just that, captivating the town with their Latin fusion dishes full of flavor, imagination, and, above all, heart. De La Vega has found a home in the city of DeLand. We have had the profound privilege of hosting multiple bridal parties, baby showers, graduation parties, romantic date nights, and business lunches. We have watched children grow up within the walls of the restaurant and we have made connections with our guests and employees that will last a lifetime. Throughout the years, De La Vega has evolved into so much more than a restaurant. It has become a home and a family.

We hold a number of seats for our walk-in guests, so if you do not see availability online for a reservation, check in with us directly!
What 72 People Are Saying
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.2
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4.3
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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food,service and value were outstanding. The staff was welcoming and our server, Kirsten was kind and amazing. The dishes are creative and flavorful. The ambiance and decorations are humble but that adds to the relaxed good time. Loved it.

OT
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative menu. Great for vegetarians and vegans but also great for carnivores.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was delicious and we enjoyed the 7-7-7 happy hour before our show at the Athens Theatre. While our service was not great, he food was awesome

KS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

$7 for $7 menu items are great to pair with a few entrees for a group gathering.

MF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of three celebrated Mother's Day at De La Vega on Sunday. We had a reservation, for which we were thankful. Everything about our experience was delightful. The food tasted fresh and delicious and looked fabulous. The complimentary Flan for dessert was a wonderful surprise! Thank you for a memorable Mother's Day!

CP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Great vegan options too. Try the Mole - it is amazing. And the hibiscus tea has a beautiful fresh taste. Wish they would 'up' the decor a bit to match the beautiful food!

CM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the greatest dining experience of my life the staff went above and beyond to make my anniversary one for the books thank you not to mention the good was EXCELLENT!!!!!

E
Key West
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Mexican cuisine. It was a beautiful evening so we dined outside, the weather was perfect, the service was attentive and professional, the food was hot, fresh and full of flavor. I’m no food critic, but what more could you want??!!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! We had 5 in our party and ordered 5 different items. The rice balls and hibiscus tacos were my personal favorite. We will be back soon!

B
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This was not our first visit.

I can only speak for myself. I ordered the hibiscus taco. It was an overall disappointment. The taco was greasy and the only taste I could discern was vinegar. The black mixture inside the taco had no hint of any of the flavor treats that were advertised. I have handled dried daylilies in Chinese cooking and was told to cook them twice--the first time in clean water and then rinsed with new water to remove any bitterness or objectional color. Perhaps this product needs refinement.
Service was great

JL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. Thank you for your continued goal at providing the best quality food and service.

DT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was above and beyond only topped by the food!!!

K
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good. Our waitress was exceptional. She was friendly, informative and very attentive to our needs. She was A+.

I
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Extremely difficult to carry on a conversation due to the fact that the exterior door is kept wide open so you get to listen to all the traffic going by (Sunday afternoon). Clean environment. Waitress was polite but not very attentive. Our meals arrived minus the appetizers that she had forgotten about. When asked about whether or not they were still going to be served, we found out that she neglected to place the order. The cuban sandwiches and plantains were good and fresh tasting. Black bean and tortilla soups were just okay, nothing special. We've eaten here maybe a dozen times since they opened years ago. It was a much better experience overall when they first opened. I would recommend the cuban sandwich and requesting a table far away from the front door.

SK
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

De La Vega is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. We have been enjoying De La Vega since its opening in the early 2000’s. Fabulous authentic Mexican cuisine! Staff is always friendly and helpful and clearly enjoy their job and their customers. Once in awhile we get to say hello to Nora. De La Vega is a must do ...

JM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Overall great meal. A bit confusing for Vegans when non vegan desserts are included on the Vegan menu. The fried ice cream dessert was exceptionally disappointing, the shale was stale and overall not tasty. The service was outstanding and the value reasonable, a good choice in DeLand.

MS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is consistently excellent. Our waitress Nicolette was spectacular.

JF
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife here on our date night. I love all the tapas on the menu. We were able to sample our way through so many fun things. The food was honestly excellent, and the menu was extremely creative. I always enjoy everything we do in DeLand, but this place was an awesome find! :-)

JM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal with great menu choices. Service was efficient, knowledgeable and helpful on suggestions. Food was well prepared, excellent taste, temperature and presentation. Vegan choices were outstanding. The one disappointment is desserts, this is the second time we've ordered the fried ice cream and the second time it was unavailable due to ice cream being too soft. There is obviously a storage problem with the fried ice cream, I suggest getting it off the menu so I am not forced to a second choice that I really did not want.

RP
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Unpleasantly loud and poorly supervised children in a central area..

AJ
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

De La Vega never disappoints! Fun to share tapas and the sangria is awesome! Great for dinner before a show at Athens Theatre! Reasonable prices and good food!

LB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. Love this place. We were celebrating a birthday and eating before the theatre. We had a lovely evening.

SB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and great food we shared tapas and Sangria for girls dinner out!

M
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! Love this place! Always flavorful euthentic Latin cuisines! Love the combination of species, flavor & presentations! Great wine! Highly recommended !!!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always love de la vega, the tortilla soup is unlike any other I’ve had.

RO
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks. I will definitely be returning!

KA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE HIBISCUS TACOS ARE FANTASTIC. THE WAITRESS WAS VERY NICE. THEY GAVE ME ALL DIFFERENT SAUCES WHICH I LOVE. I LOVE GOING HERE. FRESH FOOD AND THEY DO ACCOMODATE YOU IF YOU DON'T EAT LATIN, LIKE GRILLED SHRIMP AND VEGGIES IS WHAT MY FRIEND GETS. THEY CAN DO STEAK AND SALAD, WHAT EVER YOU WANT. I LOVE IT HERE

KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Divine creative food. Busy restaurant, so glad I mAde a reservation. Nice sized portions

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mom’s 85th Birthday!!! Service and food are always wonderful!!! Delicious fresh ingredients! Hibiscus tea and tacos to die for!!! 🌺🌺🌺🌺

CM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It's a real gem of a place. Good food. Good service. A great addition to downtown DeLand

M
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there before theater. Awesome meal. Good for a date.

GN
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

New for us. Tasty food. Relaxed atmosphere. I had the avacado salmon. Delicious.

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal. 1 of us four is a vegetarian, almost vegan, and was so delighted to have 3 soup options that were suitable with vegetable broth base. Also the vegetarian options were very good. 3 of us ordered something different and shared. The Quinoa Black Bean cake was Delicious and our vegetarians favorite as well as mine (I do eat chicken and fish only). Our other friend eats meat but stayed vegie with us and was totally satisified. The hard core meat eater with us had ordered chicken empanadas and liked, but not in love with the dining choices. WE will definitely return again. A really nice dining experience. Also I loved that you can order desert "bite" on the flan and tres leches.... perfect when you want to have both deserts and can't decide! Love the idea for when you just want a little "something sweet" after dinner but not a whole dessert. Great place!

KA
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accomodating. My friend eats plain food and they made her grilled plain shrimp and grilled zuchinni. I had my favorite Hibiscus tacos....Everyone is so nice there .

Y
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed the creative salmon dish! It was delicious!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner with delicious food in a relaxed comfortable setting. Appreciated the timing of the tapas.

A
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Service was good, taste was average, food was way overpriced.

FD
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First time and it will be my last time. This place was recommended by a friend and it rated well on Tripadvisor but it LACKED. Let me count the ways:
1. The food was super late getting to our table
2. Too much salt in the food
3. A bit overpriced
4. Lunch menu selection was not that great

L
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I heard so many good things about this place so tried it out on a sunday evening. Not busy at all so the server was attentive, which was nice. She offered samples of the drinks, and I sampled the Hibiscus margarita. It was good enough to get a whole glass but very much on the sweet side. I did appreciate the sample offering though and thought that was helpful since I'm usually an indecisive person. Ordered the chicken enchiladas. They were tasty, chicken was well-cooked the mole sauce was unique but tasty. Overall though, the dish wasn't impressive. For the price I expected a bigger portion and maybe a side of something.

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