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Pura Vida by Brandt

587 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

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Pura Vida by Brandt Evans serves up contemporary dishes in a New American cafe. The chef, Brandt Evans, prepares unique dishes made from fresh, local ingredients. Guests can stop in for breakfast or have delicious offerings dropped off or catered for that early morning meeting. Midday visitors can enjoy African peanut stew paired with a quinoa salad, or share a plate of chickpea jar or BBQ duck confit fries.

Pura Vida serves a variety of vegetarian dishes, such as vegan nachos and burritos or the veggie big mac. Dinner or Urban Picnic options include grilled tandoori chicken, the Pura Vida burger and sides like the sea salt and rosemary fries. Guests with heartier appetites will enjoy the Ohio double bone pork chop or the smoked Ohio beef ribs. Don't forget to leave room for Smore hand pie, gluten-free berry crisp or a vegan chocolate shake to finish the meal.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Dinner: Friday - 4:00 - 9:00 pm
Dinner: Saturday - 4:00- 9:45 pm
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Phone number
(216) 987-0100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brandt Evans and Scott Coffman
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Breakfast, Lunch and dinner packages available. From 10 to 1000 people, we can offer drop off or full service catering!
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Cross street
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Public transit
Euclid Coridor located across the street.
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4.4  based on all time ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We were really excited for our date to Pura Vida because they're known for their vegan menu. Our appetizer was good, and the Chinese rice was decent, but the chicken fried cauliflower was HORRIBLE. It was freezing on the inside, the breading and gravy were awful, and the biscuit was very dry. Not good at all. Our server was great, though, and bought a round of drinks once we told her. I'd say they get high marks for service, but we won't be back.

Superb (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2016

My wife and I and another couple were in Cleveland for a Cavaliers game. We chose Pura Vida due to the good reviews, and the great menu with many vegetarian and meat options. The place is modern and sleek, and the food was simply outstanding. Our server, Lilly, was a huge help and handled our needs beautifully. We made an excellent choice!!

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2016

The food was amazing! Everything we tried was delicious...African peanut stew, crispy mushrooms, hummos jar, etc. Service was fantastic...very helpful and efficient.

EmptyNestFoodies (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2016

We had the peanut stew & the squash bisque for the appetizer which was really good. We also had the special which was the sea bass and it was excellent and done to perfection. We will definately come here again.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

Other than the fancy shredded butter, the place was a disappointment. The ambiance had neon lights that changed colors way too often and the food was okay at best, despite the price tag put on it.

vipGreat (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2016

Beautiful, classy, contemporary decor.

Our server Kelly was great and quite friendly.

Food was good, but too salty.

vipAng13 (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

I have dined at Pura Vida several times and the food has always been great. Definitely recommend it for a dining option downtown.

kb44 (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

The food is great! I appreciate the diverse vegetarian options! The service is top notch! Wonderful place for a special occasion, but I've also been there for lunch. It's definitely more of a fancy dinner place I'd say.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Unfortunately can't get enough patrons to make this place work

SlimDawg (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

Absolutely amazing food w/creative tasty vegan options. When we finished our leftovers the next day, we talked about going back to order the exact same dishes again!