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Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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210 E Trade St Ste 104A, Charlotte, NC 28202-2413 (College Street)
+1 704-971-8432
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Hickory, North Carolina
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My Wife and I stumbled upon Vida and ate here prior to a concert at the arena. We are so happy that we did! We were in and out in no time without ever feeling rushed! The food was fresh and perfect! The staff was busy but nice!

Thank beachwedding2017
Saint-Martin, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First they give you chips and salsa. Cold chips and below average salsa. Then I ordered a frozen margarita, and got it rather quickly. I never heard a blender so I think it came from a machine. Then I had the spinach and mushroom enchilladas. There was just nothing special at all - I didn't spit anything out on my... More 

Thank Andy D
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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152 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool place to have a few beers or tequila (great selection), but don't go for the food. The food, while okay, is not great Mexican. I had the Carne Asada which was way too thick and not a little too chewy. Menu said it came with grilled green onions. I received one tiny green onion that was not roasted. It... More 

Thank Jim M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have awesome lunch specials!! Have a very nice atmosphere for those are there for lunch. Service has always been good!

Thank masoncrawford
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great location in the Epicenter - the service was great. I've tried several different entrees and all have been delicious. My latest outing was Carne Asada tacos and they were perfect. Chips and salsa was also pretty good. Only negative was price. $17 for 3 tacos seemed high to me.

Thank Jeffrey P
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I was not sure about visiting this place after seeing all these mixed reviews, but I have to say that it was worth trying it out. Great customer service and the food was more than decent in regards to flavor and presentation. I would recommend the mushroom and goat cheese quesadillas. In addition, the guacamole is also a great option... More 

Thank Boris E
Knightdale, North Carolina
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This restaurant was very clean and the staff was extremely nice. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is nice with the entire store front of glass. Give it a try!

Thank Laurie P
Glen Allen, Virginia
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Dinner with friends was great. The place is clean, busy, but no noisy, and the menu was varied. I had the burrito, which was huge and I wound up taking half home. The others got a variety of meat and vegetarian selections and all were pleasing to the eye when served, were generous proportions, and were very tasty.

Thank Citadel1980
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome food. Everything our party of 7 got was outstanding! The waiter made excellent recommendations! Do not miss the guacamole!! Nice service and classy but comfortable space.

Thank 123ksal
Charlotte, North Carolina
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

While I had been to this restaurant in the past, eating their enchilada dishes and being dissatisfied with them, I told myself I would only eat their "Vida House Salad" ($6.99) mixed greens, black beans, roasted corn, jicama, cucumber, tomatoes and avocados, tossed in house made cilantro lime vinaigrette there, which is good, and which introduced me to the flavor... More 

Thank wfdanieljr2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 E Trade St Ste 104A, Charlotte, NC 28202-2413
    (College Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are on the light rail line at the Bobcats Arena/EpiCentre stop.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-971-8432

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