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Mundo Vida

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1 South Beach Road, Umdloti 4350, South Africa
+27 31 568 2286
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Varied menu in a more formal environment. Polished waiters and good service. They provide blankets for your shoulders on cooler evenings on the deck. Good choice of wines.

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Ballito, South Africa
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been to Mundo Vida for a while but our friends had received good reports. We weren't to be disappointed, all departments have really upped their game. A friendly and informative welcome, a great menu complimented with specials, and tentative service throughout our meal. Between the four of us we had a selection of starters, mains and desserts -... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A table of 12 was the setting. My starter was the Garden Salad. Amazing taste . The verdict on the Grilled chicken was unanimous " excellent". So was the Prawns platter. Definitely the most tender Lamb Chops. This restaurant has jumped the queue to number 1 on my list.

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Thank Iswarlall B
MundoVida, Manager at Mundo Vida, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and provide us with your feedback - it is always appreciated. We make every effort to make everyone’s dining experience at Mundo Vida a truly memorable one and we are so glad to hear that yours are one of them. We would love to see you back soon. More 

Durban South Africa
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294 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We took guests to this restaurant. Whilst the view and ambiance is rewarding, alas the service and food was NOT up to scratch! The staff were neither attentive and took the orderly incorrectly. Once the food arrived , it was very bland and tasteless, bordering on a disgrace for the prices charged.I do not mind paying but I expect top... More 

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Thank Peter F
MundoVida, Manager at Mundo Vida, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and provide us with your feedback - it is always appreciated. We are so sorry to hear that your experience at Mundo Vida wasn’t to your satisfaction. We take great pride in our service and cuisine. We also make every effort to make everyone’s dining experience at Mundo Vida a truly... More 

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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Everthing from start to finish was excellent. World class. My wife had the filet and I had the fish. We are both very fussy eaters and don't settle for second best. We have dined in top restraunts all over the world and you compare with the best. However be warned this place is expensive but remember you get what you... More 

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MundoVida, Manager at Mundo Vida, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review and providing us with your feedback - it is always appreciated. We make every effort to make everyone’s dining experience at Mundo Vida a truly memorable one and how lovely to hear that yours are one of them. We would love to see you back soon. Kind regards,... More 

Durban, South Africa
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was our second visit to this restaurant, where we had previously had an excellent meal and weren't disappointed second time around in terms of food. Service was good, but not excellent, but the annoying part of the evening was the bill. We ordered a seafood platter for two, with a piece of Kingklip, eight queen prawns, calamari tubes and... More 

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MundoVida, Manager at Mundo Vida, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and provide us with your feedback - it is always appreciated. We are so sorry to hear that your experience at Mundo Vida wasn’t to your satisfaction. We take great pride in our service and cuisine. We also make every effort to make everyone’s dining experience at Mundo Vida a truly... More 

Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had a wonderful lazy lunch with a friend. Service was great and food was so awesome. To start we had the butternut soup, Confit Duck my firm favourite. We had Pulled pork tacos, salmon gravadiax, antipasti platter, dark chocolate tart not one of those dishes were disappointing. Staff were attentive and amazing. Definitely recommend. Lovely views too.

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Thank Heather T
MundoVida, Manager at Mundo Vida, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and to provide us with your feedback - it is always appreciated. We make every effort to make everyone’s dining experience at Mundo Vida a truly memorable one and we are delighted to hear that yours were one of them. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Mundo... More 

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great restaurant. One of my favourites. Great view over the ocean. Service and food is excellent! Owner gives it a special touch by talking to clients and assisting in choices.

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MundoVida, Manager at Mundo Vida, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and provide us with your feedback - it is always appreciated. We look forward to your next visit here at Mundo Vida. More 

Dundee
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We took special guests for dinner. Our party of 4 waited endlessly for our food. No management was anywhere to be seen. Despite the restaurant not being busy, the attitude of staff was definitely not what one would expect from a restaurant. When our food eventually arrived it was lukewarm. Portion size was smaller than we had experienced on many... More 

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MundoVida, Manager at Mundo Vida, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and provide us with your feedback - it is always appreciated. We are so sorry to hear that your experience at Mundo Vida wasn’t to your satisfaction. We take great pride in our service and cuisine. We also make every effort to make everyone’s dining experience at Mundo... More 

Durban, South Africa
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230 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The food here is something really special. I had the Salmon and it was out of this world. The service and attention to detail is a real WOW.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 South Beach Road, Umdloti 4350, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umdloti
  • Phone Number: +27 31 568 2286
Description
INSPIRED BY OUR CULINARY ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD With its prime location on Umdloti Beach, Mundo Vida offers patrons seafood and bistro fare in a casual, yet professional environment. Escape into our culinary world of superior produce, exceptional cuisine, eclectic wines and acute attention to service detail. Our contemporary menu honours both our produce and great chefs who've gone before, by fusing traditional cooking methods with modern influences and tastes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?