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“Fabulous flavors and interesting, fresh, food”

Pura Vida Cocina & Arte
Ranked #2 of 106 Restaurants in McMinnville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Latin
Dining options: Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Pura Vida is a small, casual downtown place with a very unusual Latin American menu. The lunch menu is reasonably priced ($75 for 6 people, without alcohol). We all enjoyed the refried black beans, guacamole, fried plantain appetizers, and brewed ice tea. Excellent chicken cesar salad, mini paella, vegetable sopes, and smoked trout taquitos. Pleasing presentations, ample quantities, great flavors, consistent quality, and service with a smile combine to make this restaurant great. Call for reservations. Recommended.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We enjoyed the Tapas very much. Tried two different types and were very happy with the wonderful flavor. We will definitely be returning to the restaurant during our next visit.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Pura Vida Cocina was listed in our bed and breakfast lodgings as a restaurant that served fresh Mexican fare. We would add that it was fresh, flavorful and fun. We arrived having called ahead for reservations for 2. Good thing, the place was packed inside, outside and had a waitl list, too. It was a Tuesday evening, hot, humid and loads of people visiting the areas vineyards, including us. We ordered an IPA, their special Berry Mojito, an appetizer, Chicken Chili Relleno and a Chicken Enchilada. While we waited for our main course we were able to have small chats with the waitress, who was pleasant and a wonderful resource for things to do in the area. The restaurant is small, very laid back and has some interesting artwork on the walls. It is easy to locate since it is on 3rd street...the main drag of the town. Our tab with drinks, appetizers , main course and tax came to $50.50. Not too tough on the wallet...even better on the tastebuds.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had such a great experience at Pura Vida last night. I was worried about trying a new restaurant with 5 people, one of whom is a vegetarian. Our waitress was so sweet and very knowledgeable about the menu (instantly pointed out veggie options) and their drinks as well. Everyone loved their meals....veggie tacos, barbacoa tacos and chile relleno. This place will be my new go to restaurant.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My family (hubby and I, 2 & 9 yr old) eat here frequently. This is my favorite place in town- by far the best margarita in town. Fish tacos are amazing and my kids LOVE the plantains. I would definitely recommend a visit here if you get a chance.

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