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La Vida Restaurant

Esplanade | Beach Front, East London, South Africa
+27 43 742 6967
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“lamb curry” (2 reviews)
“ocean view” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Esplanade | Beach Front, East London, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Perhaps one of the best locations for a restaurant in EL. Backed up by good food and service. We were recommended to go eat there by a local and happily can report that we recommend it too now.

Thank lewisn675
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing night. Perfect dinner. Fantastic caring of the kids. Would go here again if I ever had the opportunity.

Thank Mr_Handstand
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you are looking for that special place to go for dinner then Grazia is the place to go to. Their food is delicious and fresh.

Thank mickyz2017
Reviewed 12 March 2017

La Vida has the most spectacular location compared to any other restaurant in East London. We sat on the balcony and listened to the waves crashing below us at high tide on a cold, windy day. Got some lovely shots of the scenery.

1  Thank Helen S
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this place because of its beachfront location. The ocean view is magnificent. I was a bit skeptic as the reviews on TripAdvisor are not the best ones. However the service was excellent. Our waitress was professional. We ordered sea food platter for 2....More

1  Thank Liudmila77
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We booked for xmas lunch and spoke to Theo who told us that xmas lunch was 250, upon arrival we were told lunch was 380, and yet the waitress had told us that it was 360, we eventually paid 360. The food was not befitting...More

Thank simbadoka
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

As a family of 19 we expected a few hiccups with our meal. The service was excellent and the staff friendly and accommodating. The views are out of this world. The cocktails were a little slow as there was only 1 barman, but were great...More

Thank Majubandoda
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I took my wife and two daughters to La Vida Restaurant Saturday evening. We made it a formal affair after long day at Nahoon Beach. The restaurant had an amazing view of the ocean. Beneath the restaurant, you could hear the sounds of the waves...More

1  Thank 18thabanin
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I stopped for an evening drink and contemplated supper. The view is incredible but the cost of the drink – probably to rip off tourists – made me leave quickly without a second thought about having dinner. Besides the drink being very expensive, the person...More

Thank Imraan H
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Excellent position with a deck looking over the ocean. The food was above average yet reasonably priced and service was excellent but discreet. We were treated to a massive pod of dolphins going past while we enjoyed our lunch. Loved it.

Thank Dennis R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esplanade | Beach Front, East London, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  East London
  • Phone Number: +27 43 742 6967
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