Vida Cantina is a modern Mexican restaurant using the best local, seasonal and organic ingredients. Vida is a vibrant gathering place where everyone can enjoy life with soulful food and imaginative cocktails in an unpretentious and relaxed environment. We are a fresh take on made to order Mexican inspired cuisine.

At Vida Cantina, making friends with our neighbors is a priority for us. Check back regularly to see our ever-growing list of producers!


Join us at Dos Amigos Burritos in downtown Portsmouth for

some modern, authentic Mexican Street Food!

Date: Friday, March 27th

Time: 10:30pm - 1:00am

Where: Dos Amigos Burritos, Portsmouth


pork ribs, scallion, sesame seed, peanuts 6-

chicken feet, mole, cilantro 5-

kimchee & cheese quesadilla 6-

jalapeno mac & cheese 6- w/ fried chicken 7-

pork belly taco 4-

veggie taco 4-


Join us before The Big Lebowski showing at Cinemagic!

Date? Thursday, March 26th

Time? Show starts at 8pm and tickets are $8



“You want a toe; I can get you a toe”

chorizo corn dog, salsa de aguacate

“They are nihilist”

sonoran pig in a blanket, crema, casacabel ketchup

“Mind if I do a J?”

soyrizo taquitos, local potatoes, mole, queso fresco

“Near the in In N’ Out Burger”

spicy in n’ out burger, animal style


“Watch the drink man”

white russian cupckaes, kahlua chocolate, candy

Guest Chef Taco Series

Join us for the Guest Chef Taco Series - we asked area Chefs “What is on your favorite taco?” and each week we will be offering up their answers! Every Friday beginning November 21st we will launch a new guest Chef’s creation. See the schedule below and come and check out some of your favorite Seacoast area Chef’s tacos.

- Matt Louis of Moxy: 11/21 - 11/27

- Mark Segal of Tinios Pro Hospitality Group: 11/28 - 12/4

- Jake Smith of The Black Birch: 12/5 - 12/11

- Lee Frank of Anneke Jans: 12/12 - 12/18

- Marty Rumley of Jumpin’ Jays Fish Cafe: 12/19 - 12/24

- Ben Hasty of Thistle Pig: 12/26 - 1/1

- Justin Walker of Earth at Hidden Pond: 1/2 - 1/8

Holiday Events at Vida

Now taking reservations for your Holiday Events - we offer special menus, semi private dining space and a cozy setting for your group - call 603.501.0648 or email

Happy Hour

Monday — Friday

3 — 6


La Flaca (house marg.) 5

El Jimador tequila, fresh lime juice, agave

Chupacabra 6

blanco tequila, chilies, cilantro, lime

Paloma 7

Tres Agaves blanco, lime, grapefruit soda

Caposaldo Prosecco 6

“now we sip Champange when we’re thirsty”

White Sangria 5

brandy, mango, white wine

Red Sangria 5

brandy, fresh lime juice, fresh OJ, red wine

The Drink Kit 4

Tecate cerveza & shot of El Jimador

Add a Vida Koozie 2

$2 off all Draft Beers:


Negra Modelo

Dos Equis

Lagunitas IPA

Throwback’s Seasonal


Tres Amigos 9.00

Taco: pollo, carne asada or fried avocado

Beer: Tecate

Shot: Tres Agaves Blanco

Chips and Salsa 2.00

corn tortilla chips with salsa fresca

Salsa Flight 3.00

mango habanero, salsa verde, salsa fresca

Guacamole 4.00

served with chips and salsa

Tender Belly Chicharrones 5.00

Tapatio, fresh lime, sea salt

Chili Lime Peanuts 3.00

Oaxacan style snack

Vida Corn Dog 7.00

jalapeno crema, shoe string sweets

Goat Cheese Fundido 5.00

melted cheese dip, flour tortilla chips

Carne Asada Jerky 6.00

house pickles

Atún Ceviche 5.00

yellow fin tuna, mango, avocado,

salsa negra, plantain chips

Chicken Confit Drumstick 4.00

tamarind glaze, house pickles

Solo Plantain Empanadas 2.50

mole, queso fresco, sikil pak