Food Menu



Avocado, serrano, roma tomato, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper



Corn, serrano chile, epazote herb, paprika, mayo, cotija cheese, lime

Borracho Fries


Fries, jack cheese, carnitas, queso, pico de gallo, guacamole, cotija cheese, eggs and guajillo sauce

Carne Asada Fries




Shredded beef or chicken, pinto beans, jack cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, cotija cheese, Sour cream



Beef or chicken, guacamole salsa, pico de gallo, cotija cheese

Buffalo Wings


8 Chicken wings, garlic, onion, jalapeno, carrots, cucumbers, ranch dressing

Ceviche De Camaron


Shrimp marinated in lime, serrano chile, onions, mango, cucumber, tomato, avocado, cilantro

House Salad


Mixed greens, tomato, cucumbers, cilantro lime honey dressing

Sombrero Salad


Carne Asada Salad


Chicken Salad


Shrimp Salad


Large tortilla shell, refried beans, shredded lettuce, chipotle ranch, guacamole, Sour cream, pico de gallo.

Albondigas Soup


Ground beef w/ rice meatballs, carrot, potatoes

Chicken Tortilla Soup


tomato, onion, tortilla, carrots, oregano, (chicken broth), shredded chicken, black beans, corn, avocado, cilantro, cheddar cheese, cotija cheese, tortilla strips





Carne Asada


flour tortilla, jack cheese, corn, Sour cream, cotija cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, chipotle mayo

Sopes Shredded Chicken, Carnitas, or Veggie


refried beans, lettuce, salsa pico de gallo, mexican cream, cotija cheese, avocado sauce

Torta Chicken


Torta Pork


Torta Steak


torta bread, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, red onion, jalapeno, avocado, queso fresco, optional arbol chile and tomato sauce

La Vida Burrito Chicken or Carne Asada


Steak or chicken, refried pinto beans, Mexican rice, pico de gallo, jack cheese, avocado, Sour cream, red and green sauce

Chile Verde Pork


Pork marinated in chile verde sauce

Chile Relleno Cheese


Ranchero sauce, jack cheese, cotija cheese

Fajitas Chicken


Shrimp Chicken


Carne Asada


Mix Chicken/Steak/Shrimp


Fajita veggies (red bell peppers, onions, pasilla peppers), red sauce, guacamole, Sour cream



Pork, guacamole, red onions, salsa quemada

Carne Asada


Skirt steak, guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa quemada

Rice Bowl


Rice (white or mexican), Beans (refried pinto beans or black beans), Salsa (guajillo or tomatillo), Protein (grilled chicken, carne asada, carnitas, Mahi, shrimp or fajitas veggies

Combos (Rice and Beans) Plus Choose Two


Soft Taco (grilled chicken, grilled angus steak, carnitas, al pastor, mahi or shrimp Crispy Taco (shredded beef, shredded chicken or potato) Enchilada ( queso, veggie, shredded beef or shredded chicken)

Red Sauce


Green Sauce


Ranchera Sauce

Roma Tomato

Salsa Quemada (roasted)

Jalapeno, Tomatillo, Serrano

Borracho Salsa

Serrano, roma tomato, red onion, corona beer

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