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Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina

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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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner on a Thursday night. The food was good, it tasted fresh and they had a nice selection. The seating outside is nice, but they had the music cranked up a bit loud - although there was construction on the street below so maybe it was turned up to try to mask that. Our waitress was... More 

Thank B H
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to like this place because I love Tex-Mex and it is the only one in Uptown, but every time I leave I'm disappointed. The food is average at best. Most of the bartenders don't feel like being there. The bottom level margaritas are really bad - luckily I'm on a travel budget so I can pay for the... More 

Thank ASquared
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I frequent charlotte regularly for the last couple of years and Vida is a must eat at place for me. The food is excellent, the people are so friendly and it's an excellent value. Try the Vida Burrito/ my favorite with out meat and queso on top. The tortilla pie is a local favorite as I see it on a... More 

Thank MVBonilla
West Virginia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, outstanding food!! Highly recommended. Friendly service. Our table enjoyed the ground beef burrito, tortilla soup , taco salad and the mango dessert. Yum!!

Thank ndnzfan
Floral Park, New York
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We had a late lunch. One of three tables with customers. Service was ridiculously slow, and food left a lot to be desired. One of our companions threw up 20 minutes after eating here!

Thank Marabella2014
Scottsdale, Arizona
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Great service with excellent pricing for the food. I had a skirt steak, which I was a bit worried about ordering given that it's a Mexican restaurant but it came out wonderfully and tasted spectacular. The fried plantains also were very delicious

Thank AZgyrl
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I don't eat at Mexican restaurants often but I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. They had some kind of cheese quesadilla which was excellent as one of the appetizers and they were absolutely delicious. For the main course we had seasoned ground beef with chips, guacamole, salsa and some other items that I didn't have. I... More 

Thank Na1955
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We took a large group on a Saturday night, expecting this might be an issue, we made reservations weeks in advance. When we arrived our group waited nearly an hour to be seated, once seated we were split in to 3 groups. Food was adequate, our server had a very hard time with a group this large.

Thank Wendy T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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,

Thank Mike B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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

Thank Paige466

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?