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LaVida Bar and Restaurant

178 Keen St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
+61 2 6622 4664
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (60 reviews)
“risotto” (12 reviews)
“churros” (11 reviews)
Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
178 Keen St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In a town dominated by lunchtime cafe dining, it’s great to have this restaurant in town that offers great tapas as well as good wine list. Dave and his team offer a well stocked bar and a pleasant atmosphere with courtyard dining.All the dishes including...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The courtyard is very pleasant. The service was excellent. My husband ordered the prawn spaghetti. The prawns were large but over-cooked. The pasta was dry and had littel taste or little flavour. I had a seafood tapas which was delightful.

Thank branson6
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

I must admit when I first read the menu nothing really jumped out at me but after ordering I was more than pleasantly surprised. The wine was great but that food was seriously awesome,great flavours can’t rate it highly enough. Menu was a tad on...More

Thank Martyrior
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I attended the restaurant with a group of work friends. We have previously dined at the restaurant and had good experiences. The courtyard atmosphere is very pleasant. The service was above average. Unfortunately the experience was let down significantly by the poor quality of the...More

Thank enjoyavino
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We went here for my birthday. Food was excellent, i had the pork belly. one of the best i have has for a long time. wait staff were friendly and provided excellent service. we will return for sure.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 4 March 2018

My best mate and I went there for a meal and a few drinks the night before his Wedding. The food was solid and the staff were very nice. We had a nice night but the food was not quite at the level I had...More

1  Thank amyc00ke
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Four friends had a delicious meal this evening.....all tapas selections were extremely tasty and well presented. Our waitress was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I will be back......!

3  Thank nicko55
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We made a lateish booking for 2 on Avery busy night in Lismore. Service was friendly, attentive and efficient...shortly after ordering my dining companion changed his mind -from a main to tapas and it was fine!! Great variety of meals -go the tapas -something for...More

3  Thank Liz H
Reviewed 22 December 2017

There was a large group of us and food and service were excellent. Food delivered to all 12 of us pretty well together, with no waiting for others to get their meals. Service was friendly & efficient. Thanks to Simon the chef for great food.

2  Thank Helen O
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Visiting Lismore for work, I reviewed a number of local restaurant menus and reviews and LaVida seemed like the best choice. I wasn’t disappointed. I dined solo and when I arrived one of the staff advised that they were fully booked but because I was...More

2  Thank Kelis89
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Keen St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Lismore
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6622 4664
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