Let me start by saying the owner made me feel right at home . I was looking for a quick bite to eat and saw this place to the corner of my eye and pulled over . The owner made me feel right at home...More
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Our experience: 1) We planned on meeting friends here. We both have two young children. Our friends, lunchtime regulars, made a reservation for 5:30 pm on a Saturday. 2) My family arrives and is asked to wait outside until the whole party arrives. The restaurant...More
Passed this place a hundred times but didn't stop until I read TA review while Mervyn. Food was excellent! Very fresh! The shrimp ceviche was delicious as were the chips it was served with. Had shrimp platos. DELICIOUS! Wanted to try fried bananas n ice...More
By far one of my true favorites in Philly. I have tried to go to other latin style restaurants... but none of them ever taste as good as the food at Pura Vida. Simple, basic, fresh ingrediants resulting in an always enjoyable meal. Casual, relaxed...More
I read all of the reviews and ate at Pura Vida last night. It was wondderful. Had the Ceviche and chips, salsa & guacamole for an app. The medium Salsa tasted nice, but no heat. Got the hot salsa as well - that turned up...More
Soooooo good. Love the civiche. Love the entrees. Love the vibe. I don't know what that cheap [--] is talking about. Its the best deal in the city by far. I always, without fail, have an A + experience. Atmosphere is fun and sexy yet...More
Excellent chicken. Good but pricey for mexican...i mean guatemalan (didn't taste a difference except in the tamales). sigh, guess central american is not cheap in phillie anyway...
Pura Vida is simple and delicious without a ton of fancy ingredients. It's just high quality, delicious food. And cheap! Very easy on vegetarians.