Vida & Comida

4.6
597 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
We specialize in authentic Spanish cuisine with a bit of flare. Our most famous dish is the Fresh Seafood Paella that is made to order. Other popular items on the menu include Medallones de ternera Sautéed veal medallions with jamón serrano in a white wine, sage sauce), Pulpo a la Gallega (Spanish Octopus), Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp with Garlic), and Seared Corvina served with Jumbo Lump Crab and Truffle Oil. The restaurant is BYOB, set in a modern and intimate atmosphere. We are perfect for a date night, dining out with friends, or for group events!

WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR VACATION
AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 8
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vipJeremyN
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Great ambience. Charles the waiter was very engaging and funny. Added to the experience. We will definitely return.

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Lisa
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had not been back in a while. Food was very good but were surprised at the charge. Even with COVID and its impact, the prices seemed a bit steep. Not sure folks can do your restaurant on a consistent basis if you charge so much. We won't.

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vipMez1959
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was not what I’ve experienced in the past. Disappointed.

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vipJohnnyK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We dined on a Saturday evening in summer, and the restaurant attracted a sizable group of BYOB diners. Given the difficulties of operating a quality restaurant during these times, it is somewhat surprising to find a restaurant that seems to be operating efficiently and yet with due attention paid to its diners' needs. All of our courses were well-prepared and served at the proper temperature. My wife enjoyed a codfish special while I had the paella (with chorizo, of course). We shared the calamari appetizer. All of the fish appeared to be fresh and the preparations were very tasty. Prices are a bit higher than I would like, but still within reason, particularly given that Vida & Comida is a BYOB. Portions were more than adequate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!

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Paris4two
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice for our 25th wedding anniversary dinner.

Located in the heart of wonderful Ambler, the cuisine was authentically Spanish, the waiter well versed on menu, and we were able to pair our BYOB chilled bottle of Albarino with the delectable Seafood Paella.

Highly recommended !

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vipJohnL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love our experiences at Vida and Comida! The food is incredible, from the seafood to the steak, salad to the dessert. At our most recent visit we tried the traditional basque cheesecake and it was better than any cheesecake I’ve ever had. This place never disappoints!

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trixiefirecracker
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! Beautiful decor, modern upscale and delicious food. We will definitely be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was great, but the portions were just way too small. We both left hungry, even with the appetizer, 2 main courses, and 3 plates of bread. The bread only had 3 small cracker-sized pieces of bread on it, so we had to ask our server to keep bringing us more just to have enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious!!!!

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vipOOPACK
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Corvino was excellent, a real treat. The paella was good, but not great in my estimation, though I know it has been applauded there. No spice to it, and too little seafood and chorizo. This does not mean we won't be back, we definitely will.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an outstanding meal, served by people who really care about your experience, and the welfare of their employees as well. That level of attention really shows through.

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vipIrishgirl121
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at Vida and Comida. Cindy the owner is so nice. Jim are server was just great. Looking forward to eating there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot! Amazing food and setting. This was the first time my wife and I have ever tried it. You could classify it as a little more expensive of a spot, but the food is worth every penny in my opinion. My wife and I will definitely be returning.

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vipnjvs
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Some of the best paella that I've ever had. The sweetbreads appetizer special was a wonderful addition. Corvina was excellent. The service was wonderful. Big thanks to Nate for his impeccable service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Croquetas were outstanding, as was the paella. Attentive service as well. An absolute gem in Ambler.

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GloriaF
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Getting back to our favorite restaurant was lovely. Same delicious food served with nice presentation, attentive waiter and opportunity to relax enjoy and sip our own wine.

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JudyZ353
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. It always a wonderful dining experience

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vipPats210
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious! Great service and friendly atmosphere!!

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vipPauser
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal at Vida and Comida! We shared a charcuterie platter and the bibb lettuce salad. I had the rack of lamb (one of my favorites), and my dining partner had the steak. Both were wonderful. We had churros for dessert. The food presentation is top-notch as is the service. Although more expensive than a typical BYOB, it is well worth the cost. We will happily return. Thanks for a great evening.

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vipLindaB
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our friends joined us for dinner and were very impressed with the selections on the menu. The corvina, paella, veal and crab & linguini entrees were all excellent. Another successful meal at Vida & Comida!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great meal - great food, well prepared and interesting flavors. Highly recommend this restaurant

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LizF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipRittRifle
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was our first visit. The menu offered many GF options. Food arrived at a nice place. The wait staff was very polite and attentive!

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KarenW
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Menu has lots of fish options. Service excellent. Love the BYOB aspect. Will return again!!!

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JillM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at Vida & Comida great food and great service as always

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viptkorden
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Paella I have had since I was in Valencia.
Service was wonderful as well.

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vipJCKP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Post Covid inoculated and 34th anniversary. Tim always makes us feel special!

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vipJanJan
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding as was the food that we complemented with a Spanish cab (BYOB). Beautiful atmosphere. A true neighborhood gem and very romantic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb and likewise for service!

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vipHeyitised
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish our experience was perfection. The pulpo and paella were the best I have ever had. The restaurant has a cozy chic atmosphere, and our server Ricardo was fantastic. He suggested multiple items on the menu and all of them were spot on. We will definitely be coming back.

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vipClarenceW
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is always a pleasant experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. I had the Venison (addition to menu). It was a little salty but the wonderful sauce made up for it. Our waiter was wonderful.

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MichaelB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I lived in Spain and I love to cook. Overall, we are pleasantly surprised. Most Spanish restaurants here are awful and overpriced. It's a low bar to clear and this restaurant just barely made it, but we will not come back. The octopus appetizer was very salty. How did they even manage that - salt the octopus overnight? The tarts: mushroom tart and apple tart for desert, were just dry puff pastry with toppings. That's not how you make a tart. It's supposed to be baked together so the flavors meld. Paella: no sofrito or saffron, heavy on tomatoes (which shouldn't be there on their own). I rest my case.

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MaryKay
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The waiter was spot on-responsive, professional, and prompt, but allowed us to finish our meal and enjoy a night out without the feeling of tables turning over quickly. Good food. Good times.

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TroyA
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled octopus was awesome. The next time we go, we are going to try the paella which smelled out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out to dinner in a awhile with your neighbors and it was wonderful! Great food and great time friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable - our second visit and the food once again was fantastic along with friendly attentive service. Atmosphere very relaxing. Can’t wait to dine there again.

FAQs

Vida & Comida offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 641-0900.

Vida & Comida is rated 4.6 stars by 597 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.