Cafe Vida

4.6
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$30 and under
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Organic

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Café Vida provides a distinctive combination of low fat California and Latin dishes that bring together a variety of unique and delicious flavors. Quality and consistency are top priorities. We use only the best products and the freshest ingredients, which means we never need to use any heavy oils or sauces, just simple cooking that tastes great, looks great and makes you feel good. Café Vida owners remain true to their name and philosophy. "Food is the mainstay of social and cultural events, not only does it provide nutrition, it helps facilitate connections between people… its all about enjoying life"
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.2
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4.4
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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable experience. Everyone was happy with their food and service.

DG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my family to Cafe Vida and everyone thought the food was delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with plenty of healthy choices on the menu!

JM
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great time we had celebrating a birthday and welcoming a friend from Germany. Food was fresh and delicious as always. Service was friendly and accommodating. We’ll be back again and again. Thank you for a nice evening!

z
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the sea bass special for a pre-theatre dinner with my friend. The restaurant is tiny and we had a very nice quiet table tucked away in the corner. The food was well prepared with good flavor and presentation. Wait staff was friendly and professional but service was a bit uneven (had to flag down server to take our payment).

D
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Have eaten here many times. 3 of 4 meals very good. One was just ok

S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent with a varied menu and quality produce.

JM
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal at Cafe Vida! Consistent quality, great service, and nice outdoor atmosphere!

JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pleasantly surprised. Great service and higher quality food than what I expected from what was presented online. Will definitely return to try out the rest of the dishes.

BS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

My appetizer never showed up and apparently the server just shrugged off. Like OH WELL TO BAD”. REALLY? My green juice had no apple in it. It was terrible. They are definitely experiencing some internal problems. Starting to show on the outside. Used to be my go to place, but I’m sorry to say not anymore.

M
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 3rd time we had dinner there and each time we had something different and each time the meal was delicious.

HE
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone in our party enjoyed the food and the service. One of the dishes came incorrectly and the server was so accommodating to change it out for us. The menu is varied so there's something for everyone.
We will be back!

BS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s still the best place in town to eat.

s
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

this restaurant is never a disappoint. we are all able to pick from a variety of foods that satisfies everyone.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here

a
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Everything was great but it was a bit hot inside the restaurant. It seemed like the AC was very weak which wasn’t great given it was a hot day.

FF
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

WP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was solid. Service was awful. Waiter took our order and we never saw him again.

EL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely place to catch up with friends. I love the service. The food was excellent. I recommend going to Cafe Vida. 👍🏻😊

BS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff was very efficient. She was a very good , however, smile more.

JM
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, great food, excellent service, close by and satisfying to someone who has to eat gluten free and vegan!!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious I love the different flavors! I’ll definitely be back!

GG
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I loved EVERYTHING about this restaurant except for two things. Our table was next to where the waitresses type in our order, as well as located directly across from the front door that needed to stay open for the servers going in and out for the tables outside. We had a table for four in an area that should have only been a table for two. In order for people to go to the bathroom, they needed to squeeze past my brother's chair and the person sitting behind him. Not cool. No way could a stroller squeeze through there. We made the reservation 2 weeks in advance for mother's day. I was disappointed with the location of our table. The food was excellent.

SW
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CAFE VIDA...very cool CULVER CITY SPOT in a great location.
Food, service, and atmosphere are all outstanding...Just wish it was bit larger. Great lunch and dinner spot. I have only heard that weekend BRUNCH is amazing.

HB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Cafe Vida. The only point it lost in ambiance is if there are loud parties it gets noisy. I've heard that there can be a wait for brunch, but I've only been for lunch and dinner. The food is healthy, with quality ingredients, and most importantly they know how to cook the food properly. Even something like broccoli is done so that it's delicious. They have a special item each evening of braised short ribs, which you can order as an entree or in some of the other dishes and it's just delicious. Their beverages are healthy and delicious too.

T
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the outside patio which was enclosed and had heaters. The patio is dog friendly, and our waiter even brought our dog a water bowl. I had the rosemary chicken breast which was delicious. This is our second visit to Cafe Vida, and we will be back.

LP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was not open during the time of my reservation. OpenTable let me make the reservation, but the restaurant was closed when I showed up. This was on Easter Sunday at 6pm, and while I understand that some restaurants may have been closed due to the holiday, OpenTable and Cafe Vida should have not let me make the reservation in the first place.

J
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I loved it. Had the Cuban-Style Chicken, and it was great.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were great

DT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service OUTSTANDING!!

JJ
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food and value were fine. The issue was with the pace of the service. Our sever took his time getting to our table; once he took our order, the starters arrived at different times, and the 3rd person received his starter when the other two were half way through their salad.
Then, the entrees came before we finished the starters. They just plopped the plates down next to the starter plates and smiled as if this was normal.
The oddest thing was after they gave us the bill, we were asked if we wanted dessert. . .we were out within 45 minutes.

MI
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious dinners for our party of 6 before the theater. The food was creative, well prepared and the portions were large. The service was attentive.

OT
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This place is just ok... the food isn’t bad and the portions are pretty large actually. We had great service. Lacking in atmosphere and ambiance

f
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food good service nice environment.

SK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We made a reservation for brunch on Saturday via open table. When we went to check in, we were told they don’t accept reservations for brunch. I showed the hostess my reservation confirmation and she said the best she could do was bump us to the top of the wait list. We waited 30 minutes. After we were seated, we ordered coffee right away and waited 15 min for that to come out.

The food was great. I ordered the turkey burger scramble which came with pancakes. All was delish.

I wanted to love this place. But service was less than stellar.

JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Vida was great. However they did not have my open table reservation and said that OpenTable was not supposed to be booking breakfast reservations with them. The restaurant was extremely crowded with a very long line, and without a reservation we would've had to wait half hour to an hour . They were quite accommodative given the circumstances and seated us promptly. You may want to check out what your arrangements with the restaurant are as two meals that you are booking