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Welcome to La Vida.

Orange County’s authentic Mexican restaurant & bar. We provide a menu of fresh, high quality ingredients where traditional recipes are presented with a modern twist. Featuring a spacious outdoor bar, lively atmosphere, and five fire pits under two over sized palapas. Our extensive cocktail menu includes premium tequilas, an array of signature margaritas and uniquely crafted martinis.

Just wait till you join us for Taco Tuesday.




Take a moment and look through the large selection of classic with a modern twist dishes La Vida offers.




Taste the authentic flavors of fresh, high-quality ingredients, created with passion, at La Vida in beautiful Costa Mesa, CA.




Our extensive cocktail menu includes premium tequilas, an array of signature margaritas and uniquely crafted speciality cocktails.


Taco Tuesday and Taco Thursday

We have deals on the best tacos in town every Tuesday and Thursday. Get your taco fix at La Vida… don’t forget a delicious margarita to wash it all down.

$3.00 Tacos $6.00 Mahi Tacos
$5.00 Corona/Corona Light, Bud Light
$7.00 House Margs

Private Events

Make Any Occasions Unforgettable

We strive to attain excellence in our food by way of its preparation and presentation.

We’d love to accommodate your party needs large or small, whatever the occasion! For any party of 7 or more we have delicious options to make your special event a hit.

Hours Of Operation

Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 1:00 am

Food services until midnight

Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 am

Food services until 1:00 am

Sunday: 10:00 am – 1:00 am

Food services until 12:00 am

Happy Testimonials

Back in action, service is phenomenal with amazing waitress Sarah V. and the food with the new chef is better than ever, thank you so much La Vida Cantina! Taco Tuesday and Thursday deals, DJ nights, bottomless champagne brunch Saturday and Sunday check in and see what action they have, the bar is packed, social distancing and safe as we're outside with our own group of friends, perfect to get back into our life of fun, check it out!

Julie H.Posted on Yelp

Really enjoyed my time here, especially during our troubled covid times. The list was a 1 hr wait, but the restaurant attendant immediately approached us when another guest canceled. Our waiter Sergio was amazing, very attentive, provided wonderful service and resolved all our requests. I highly recommend!

Adriano w.Posted on Yelp

Patio seating and amazing margaritas!!!
The food and appetizers is excellent. Try the Mexican Candy (adult shot) the service excellent Sergio was very attentive and suggested the taquitos appetizer. Sergio also suggested some great margaritas to drink. We will be back for food and Margaritas!!!!! Thank you Sergio!!!!

Tony A.Posted on Yelp

Very great service today at La Vida Cantina with our server "Sergio" who was very attentive to our table, really recommend this restaurant especially on tuesday and Thursday's happy hour.

Lorena P.Posted on Yelp

Came out with my fiance and girl friends for a few drinks and food in these strange times and La Vida exceeded my expectations. My server Sergio was above and beyond amazing!!! He was very attentive. The drinks were tasty and reasonably priced. Would recommend if you wasnt a chill time with good times, good music and great drinks.

Melanie M.Posted on Yelp

I'm so glad I tried this restaurant, the food is so delicious and well presented. I only live 2 mins away, and I had not tried it. They have lots out patio sitting so I was able to come and enjoy the great atmosphere of the triangle square with my family. I had the green enchiladas with chicken and an esquite. Their drinks look so great but unfortunately I don't drink. But overall I had such a great experience, I love the food and the staff. We will be back soon!

Flor N.Posted on Yelp

Sergio had exceptional service!
He was very attentive and genuine expressing his service to us. Im all about service and he delivered. Amazing first time experience. Im definitely coming back.

Krista S.Posted on Yelp

1870 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 612-2349