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Vida Cantina

Vida Cantina

Mexican Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Second Ward, Charlotte
  • Jess ⚓
    "Try the Skinny Margarita for a delicious low-cal alternative."(3 Tips)
    Stefannie B.
    "Ceviche and tortilla pie is to die for!"(2 Tips)
    "Love the Vida burrito."(2 Tips)
    Will B.
    "The carne asada tacos are amazing"(13 Tips)
75 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • margaritas
  • tortilla pie
  • seafood
  • tacos
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  • Brian T.
    Brian TramueLJanuary 22, 2015
    Shrimp Jalapeño Bacon TacosListen, "Grilled shrimp with jalapeño bacon, a blend of cheeses, cilantro, pico de gallo and mango habanero salsa." #Delicious served with black beans and rice.
  • Arron M.
    Arron McGillJanuary 15, 2013
    Expect the best when you are here! The food has been amazing since day 1!!! Get into the drink list and make sure to stop in after work!
  • J N.
    J NealNovember 9, 2013
    Outlets are under bar to charge phone or to work. TV's at bar to watch games. Steak or crab nachos w/ their homemade sour cream....YES please!
  • Joshua D.
    Joshua DrownJanuary 16, 2014
    This is one of my favorite Uptown outdoor dining spots. Great people watching on the patio if you are playing hooky from work.
  • Steven L.
    Steven LaboyAugust 22, 2013
    The surf and turf tacos and the guacamole appetizer are amongst the all time Mexican restaurant greats! Order them both!!!
  • Brittany W.
    Brittany WurdemanMarch 28, 2014
    Smaller portions and cheaper prices than vida. Order tacos, burritos and salads on sushi style pads. Excited for this new spot!
  • Jeffrey B.
    Jeffrey BytomskiMarch 21, 2015
    Vida chicken without queso was excellent. Chips and salsa good too.
  • Derek E.
    Derek EidFebruary 24, 2015
    I liked the place , good food, the steak nachos was a pretty tasty night snack and the margarita was fine , would recommend it.
  • Joshua D.
    Joshua DrownFebruary 7, 2014
    The Corona-Rita will help you find your own beach, any time of the year.
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YarboroughMarch 1, 2011
    The Ancho Grilled Chicken paired with sautéed greens and coleslaw will treat your taste-buds to a delicious carnival in your mouth!
  • Brent D.
    Brent DSeptember 5, 2014
    Legitimately tasty Mexican food. Good guacamole, and reasonably priced main dishes. The place smells like cleaning products though...
  • Rach B.
    Rach BApril 2, 2014
    Definitely do a combo of tacos!! So delicious and good value
  • Tanaura
    TanauraSeptember 30, 2012
    I've been here a few times. Food, service and bartenders have always been great! Love the Vida burrito.
  • Bharati W.
    Bharati Wilde (Dalela)October 9, 2013
    The shrimp salad is beyond delicious, if you add some freshly ground pepper it's heavenly!
  • Mark A.
    Mark AdamsJune 7, 2013
    Food is fantastic. Salsa a little spicy. Ok for me. Add lime and salt to cut the heat. Just a little.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MurilloApril 12, 2014
    Weekend brunches are delightful. Mimosas are off the menu but can be ordered
  • Jess ⚓
    Jess ⚓October 15, 2012
    Awesome tacos. Try the Skinny Margarita for a delicious low-cal alternative.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SMarch 8, 2014
    Great drinks...get drunk and eat free chips + salsa. Don't forget to tip your bar tender!
  • Amy K.
    Amy KaczynskiApril 28, 2011
    The tableside guacamole and red sangria outsdie is a great treat on a sunny day!
  • Scott D.
    Scott DotsonNovember 3, 2011
    Food was very good. Salsa and guacamole were very good. I normally don't eat guacamole, but I really liked. Service was above average.
  • Amy W.
    Amy WittApril 12, 2012
    The carne asada nachoes are amazing! The bartenders pour strong drinks as well
  • Natalie H.
    Natalie HymelMarch 17, 2011
    Love the Cabo salad w salmon ... And don't be scared to try the filet... Amazinggg
  • Whitney G.
    Whitney GonzalesApril 25, 2012
    Get the guac 3 ways! Seriously. Get it. Mango guac on the real.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SJanuary 6, 2011
    The service was extremely attentive and the guacamole is amazing. The food was very good.
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TraversieSeptember 4, 2010
    Opens end of September be sure to try the large selection of tequila
  • Rachel H.
    Rachel H.March 20, 2014
    Frozen margaritas are stronger than on the rocks! Try half mango, half strawberry. 🍹
  • Logan S.
    Logan SelbertMarch 27, 2013
    Come for the guac. Stay for the black bean and plantain mash.
  • Kellie G.
    Kellie GoreJuly 30, 2015
    Love the half off margarita Mondays! Staff is not so attentive though!
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YarboroughOctober 23, 2011
    Chicken Tinga is amazing. Like a Mexican soup/chili/fiesta. Get it.
  • Chelsea G.
    Chelsea GardnerJune 1, 2012
    Get the frozen!!! Well worth your money!! Hot bartenders ask for misha and Chelsea :)
  • Kai E.
    Kai EnglishJanuary 14, 2012
    The crab nachos and the crab and shrimp enchiladas are amazing!!
  • Sam M.
    Sam MartinFebruary 22, 2011
    Great food. Little over priced. Worth it. I would come back
  • Prateek R.
    Prateek RungtaNovember 3, 2014
    Chips and Salsa is pretty great. As are the tuna tacos.
  • Theodore H.
    Theodore HuffMarch 26, 2014
    Queso and Beef Enchiladas are shockingly good, but a little small.
  • Denny D.
    Denny DonofrioOctober 24, 2010
    Delicious upscale mexican food! Try the guac!
  • Stefannie B.
    Stefannie BellMay 18, 2012
    Ceviche and tortilla pie is to die for! Plus 100 calorie skinny girl margaritas!
  • Tamara L.
    Tamara LynchOctober 25, 2010
    Be careful when you get a sangria, it has an unexpected kick!
  • Phillip {{ FJ }} 2.0
    Phillip {{ FJ }} 2.0December 20, 2013
    Horrible! Too pricey. Listen to the other reviews. This place food is nowhere better then even Tacobell. I feel so robbed.. I thought the other people were too negative, they were correct.
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YarboroughFebruary 15, 2011
    Monday nights: Vida Fiesta = $5 margaritas. Tuesday nights: Vida Sociale = $2 Tacos & $3 Modelo draft.
  • Anil C.
    Anil ChittimallaAugust 19, 2014
    Good Mexican.. but lite in quantity.
  • Jacque T.
    Jacque TomasFebruary 21
    The food here today is horrible. This is a slow day, the chef is cooking on a dirty grill. You can taste the cross contamination.
  • Erin
    ErinMarch 10, 2013
    The ahi tuna salad is amazing!
  • Chester B.
    Chester BaileyJune 15, 2011
    Horrible! Too pricey. Listen to the other reviews. This place food is nowhere better then even Tacobell. I feel so robbed.. I thought the other people were too negative, they were correct.
  • Nikki M.
    Nikki MOctober 9, 2011
    Great guacamole ... And carne asada fajitas...
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TraversieDecember 6, 2010
    Be sure to try the tortilla pie
  • Kristen G.
    Kristen GillardJuly 14, 2011
    Fajitas and skinny margarita. Delish!
  • Lacy L.
    Lacy LangeAugust 27, 2011
    Get the prickly pear margarita. It's amazing!
  • Ingrid P.
    Taco, salsa, plantains
  • Marie M.
    Marie McDonnellApril 9, 2014
    Don't think I will be tacos tasted very oily...
  • Will B.
    Will BlairAugust 27, 2011
    The carne asada tacos are amazing
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