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Pura Vida Cocina & Arte

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$10 - $25
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Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner at Pura Vida. All of the tables were full but the service was wonderful anyway. I'd recommend the guava margarita and the mole sauce and my husband loved the mojitos. Excellent dinner spot!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have not had good, authentic tacos in a while, and this place did not disappoint. Before to get the chips and salsa. It's very unusual & incredibly tasty!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022

Although casual, this is a restaurant that knows how to serve delicious food in a warm and professional manner. We split dishes and the staff could not have been friendlier to our requests. They divided our salad even without being asked. No extra charge for...sharing the entree or any dishes. Nice sized menu with fresh ingredients done very well!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 7 April 2022

We chose Pura Vida based upon a recommendation from our hotel and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the margaritas as well as the way too much food that we ordered. As it was hard to make a decision, we just knowingly ordered a lot....Had the Totopoes, Empanadas Puerco, Pork Belly Tacos, Barbacoa Tacos and a Chicken Chile Relleno. We grazed on all and the Pork Belly Tacos were the winner. Another winner was our server, Genaro, who was both entertaining and knowledgeable. Pura Vida deserves a visit and we plan to return when we are again in McMinnville next year.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 22 February 2022 via mobile

Excellent service and food and drinks were very good. It was obvious that it is a local favorite since the line was long. Glad we chose the restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 6 December 2021

We made a reservation for dinner and ate here our first night in town. The street tacos and fried avocado were good as was the service and drinks.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 11 October 2021

Was in McMinnville for one day and saw this restaurant downtown. Checked it out on social media and went for the Cuban sandwich. It was awesome! The Cuban bread and unique pork topped with the traditional pickle and ham was served freshly made and still...warm, along with the perfect amount of perfectly roasted potatoes. Definitely going back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

Accommodated 8 of us with two tables side by side for Covid protocols. Meals and flavors were out of this world. We had two vegetarians in the group and they lived as well. Loved plates included the ribs and empanadas as appetizers. For main course...pork belly tacos and Chile rellenos were loved. We also enjoyed spicy margaritas with turmeric. Don’t judge a book by its cover. The food is amazing.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 14 September 2021 via mobile

The fare is not your typical Mexican/Spanish cuisine. Service was very slow. Around the table there were various choices made and in every case there was food left on plates. My empanadas were tasty but very dry. Not sure if the other ratings posted were...for the uniqueness of the menu but based on the food I was served it barely gets 3 stars.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 9 September 2021 via mobile

I waited about 30 min to get my food. It was dry. I didn’t think it was worth the price. Lots of people were waiting a long time to eat. Nobody was getting waited on.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 31 August 2021

Although we had a reservation, we still waited about 20-30 minutes for our table, and then another 10 minutes before a server came to our table to take our drink order. The drinks were indeed very nice and the small plates were too (totopoes and...platanos). My chile relleno however, was a real miss. It was nothing like an authentic chile relleno, stuffed with cheese and fried. This one was a mound of rice and bean mix with a chile sliced open and covering it. The sauce was bland with chunks of chopped vegetables, and the only cotija was a few sprinkles on top. I actually had to ask our server if he brought me the correct meal. Although my husband enjoyed his meal mine was sadly, quite bland and boring.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 21 August 2021

We were a little hesitant about eating here because, quite frankly, from the street it doesn’t look special. Once inside though, we found an attractive interior with well-spaced tables and Covid screens. Our server was very attentive and explained a few of the dishes on...the menu that we weren’t familiar with. Everything we ordered was delicious and looked great too. Definitely a place to return to.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021

A cute cafe and restaurant that we stumbled into. I’m so glad we did. The food was amazing. They had offerings from all over Latin America, sopes, taquitos, arepas, and they were all absolutely delicious. Crispy and melt-in-the-mouth with a particular peanut/cilantro salsa that was...out of this world.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 23 July 2021

This was #1 on Eater for area and our hotel said it was the best. I now question both sources. Eater is usually pretty good. The food lacked a lot of flavor, the margarita was bad and service was odd/not good.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 23 July 2021

We have eaten here on a few occasions and have never been disappointed. The arepas, empanadas, and fried plantain are all delicious. We will definitely eat there again.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Best to look at their website. What ever the cost, we loved it there and the food was great.
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Pura Vida Cocina & Arte is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4