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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
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I had the tacos. They were pretty good - not the greatest of all time, but certainly better than most. The service was above-par as well. No real complaints. Worth a stop-in if 'jonesing' for Mexican cuisine near the arena,

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Thank Mike B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this restaurant on our visit to Charlotte! The queso is to die for as well as all of our meals!

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Thank Paige466
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant with exceptional food, drinks and service. Located very conveniently to Belk Theater for anyone wanting to get a bite before a show. Very nice atmosphere. We had 6 in our party. I might suggest asking to be seated at a table with chairs; all six people in a booth (although) larger is very difficult.

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Thank LKNFour
Mooresville, North Carolina
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son discovered this place while walking around uptown after moving there in January. We went to the cantina/pub side after the matinee of the circus. Great appetizers, tacos, and burritos!

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Thank Terry H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good and the bartenders were on top of their game great Mexican food uptown guacamole was fresh and chips were not to salty

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Thank Funadventures2do
Syracuse, New York
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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.

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Thank Nigerdave
Asheville, NC
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249 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 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.

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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!

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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 

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1 Thank Andy D
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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163 reviews
135 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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?