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Vida Cantina

) #54 of 142 Restaurants in Portsmouth ££ - £££ Mexican, , Latin
US Route 1, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-501-0648
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (40 reviews)
“guacamole” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
US Route 1, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Reviews (106)
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I live in the Seacoast area and had heard about Vida Cantina on the Triple D TV show. There aren't a lot of good options for Mexican in the area, so we were hopeful this would fit the bill. In terms of...More

Thank travel4motion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always love coming here. The food is delicious, fresh, and creative. Our kids love it too! Get the pork belly tacos, horchata, and churros for dessert.

Thank Gabe E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious! Just delicious! On a recent visit to the area we decided to go back to Vida Cantina and it was even better than we remembered. I decided to go with the Clandestino margarita - herradura silver, solerno blood orange liquor, agave and fresh lime....More

Thank Karsy68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently met a new neighbor who is from Mexico and I asked her where she goes for good Mexican food here. She mentioned this restaurant so we had it in our mind to find and try it! We were surprised it was in the...More

Thank WhiteMtnskier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We also got ceviche and queso appetizers and wonderful margaritas. Each of us ordered at least one of their specialty tacos. The fried avocado taco was good but the pork-belly taco was wonderful. And the flan was perfection; I am very picky about flan......

Thank PegJohnston
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A friend and I had lunch to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. They were doing the pig roast thing again in the side yard, so we ordered that, since it was so good the last time I had it. It was still good, but the portion...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 8 April 2017

My wife and I stopped by Vida Cantina today, and nice quality food and drink, but not overwhelming. Started with the guacamole and salsa with chips, and to be honest, the salsa was fresh but very bland...little flavor or spice to it. Guacamole was very...More

Thank CarlGagnon
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is warm and friendly. The decour bright, Modern Mexican, clean. I am here with my husband, daughter, and her fiance. We love the fresh chips and pico. The limeaid is full of lime, fresh and bubbly. Lots of patrons, very popular place. Locals...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Finally got to Vida Cantina, and glad we did. I didn't expect much from the outside but was pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere once we were in and seated. Super friendly hostess and staff, and it appeared that there were many regulars enjoying their lunch....More

Thank surfun
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We've eaten here twice, and have enjoyed it both times. Really good tacos, plus great Mexican beverages like Horchata, Jamaica, lemonade and so forth. Service is good, too.

Thank MangiaMuse
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: US Route 1, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-501-0648
  • E-mail
Vida Cantina is a modern Mexican restaurant using the best local, seasonal and organic ingredients. Vida is a vibrant gathering place where everyone can enjoy life with soulful food and imaginative cocktails in an unpretentious and relaxed environment. We are a fresh take on made to order Mexican inspired cuisine.
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