About La Vida

Orange County’s amazing new Mexican restaurant, La Vida Cantina is an authentic Mexican restaurant and bar with a menu of fresh, high quality ingredients where traditional recipes are presented with a modern twist. Currently, the menu is developed by Chef Juan Martinez.

La Vida Cantina boasts a spacious outdoor bar with a lively atmosphere, featuring five fire pits under two over sized palapas. There is an extensive cocktail menu featuring premium tequilas, an array of signature margaritas and uniquely crafted martinis.

La Vida is owned by long-time Orange County resident, Alex Petrosian. With over 20 years in the hospitality business, Alex strives to provide the ultimate guest experience in customer service and food/drink quality.

La Vida Cantina is open for lunch Monday thru Friday at 11am, and Brunch at 10am on the weekends. The kitchen is open late nightly till midnight.

Happy Hour is offered 3:00pm-6:30pm Monday thru Friday, and Late Night Happy Hour Sunday thru Thursday from 10pm-12am.

La Vida Cantina is located on the entertainment level of The Triangle at 1870 Harbor Blvd., where the 55 Fwy. meets Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa.

Reservations are restricted due to COVID-19, for more information, please call (949) 612-2349

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 – 12:00 am

Food services until 11:00pm

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