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Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, 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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Syracuse, New York
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only went here for cocktails and guacamole but loved the atmosphere, the bartender, the guacamole and the drinks: margaritas and caipirinhas. This is a classy place, great for a relaxing drink with friends. We sat at the very nice upscale bar but there were lots of people sitting outside on the terrace.

Thank Nigerdave
Asheville, NC
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238 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Ordered the fish tacos, and they were served cold. The fish apparently was fried hours earlier, and was served without being reheated. The sides were hot, salsa good. Would not recommend or return.

1 Thank jujubean4
Hickory, North Carolina
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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!

1 Thank beachwedding2017
Saint-Martin, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 

1 Thank Andy D
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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158 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 

1 Thank Jim M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank masoncrawford
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

1 Thank Jeffrey P
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

1 Thank Boris E
Knightdale, North Carolina
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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!

1 Thank Laurie P
Glen Allen, Virginia
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

1 Thank Citadel1980

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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, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?