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LaVida Bar and Restaurant

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178 Keen Street, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
+61 2 6622 4664
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon 15:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent night out. Delicious food served quickly by friendly staff in a lovely outdoor setting. Would absolutely recommend trying this restaurant.

Thank simonZ7311BD
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experiences here have always been great! We love to share a few tapas which is a wonderful way to experience different flavours and textures but are also very happy to have a main meal only, the size of which are very generous. Fish of the day is always great and the lamb outstanding! Churros to finish with is a... More 

Thank Samantha S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is a quaint little garden restaurant in the middle of town. The only thing I didn't understand about this place was that it wasn't packed ... and that's at lunch on Valentine's day!!! The layed back ambiance of the place provided the perfect atmosphere for intimate dining with the love of my life. The service was attentive and quick.... More 

Thank Vincent B
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Nice setting. Good staff. Cold in winter but they do their best to heat the outdoor area. We did have an incident in the past with some bad seafood but then they forgot to charge us for a whole lot of stuff which we realised when we got home so it evens out. The prices are a bit... More 

Thank Luke O
Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Had a few Tapas and then mains. I had the Jamon chicken and risotto. Was nice though too much risotto as it's very over powering with Parmesan. Nothing to fault with the Tapas dishes. Lovely atmosphere.

Thank kimmy_kmr
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great friendly service the food was full of flavour beer nice and cold ,love the water dragon that walks around .will tell friends and other about the great food and return again. good job chef......

Thank leeroy a
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I can't review just one visit to La Vida as I have been there many times for many different reasons, work functions, author events, with family and friends, Christmas parties, birthday parties, lunches, dinners, feasts! It is always amazing, Dave and his staff are fabulous and atmosphere and food are delicious. They are always accomodating of dietary needs (not that... More 

Thank Caz G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great Food, Great setting and friendly staff. One of the best restaurants on the Northern Rivers in my opinion.

Thank Slade P
Lismore, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Went with my husband and 2 of our friends. We decided to have tapas only and could not fault the food, it was fantastic. We were all really hungry so ended up ordering 10-12 different plates. I'm trying to not eat meat at the moment so a lot of them were vegetarian or seafood, there was a great selection of... More 

Thank Naomi W
Lismore, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

My wife and I have been there quite a few times....we keep going back. Beautiful meals. Service is second to none. Once you are greeted you are spoilt for the night. Tapas are great, Italian meals are to die for. Dave certainly hand picks his staff. Geoff and Pam

Thank Geoff B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
15:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Keen Street, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Lismore
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6622 4664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?