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!

Vida Pop Up @ Moxy

Vida Cantina will be taking over downtown Portsmouth on Saturday, August 29th.

Find us at Moxy’s usual spot on Penhallow St. from 5-11pm

Chef Dave David Vargas will be cooking up Vida style entrees all night and why not pair it with our famous house margarita or a Moxy Mojito?!

Single Enchiladas $11

chicken, beef, or bean with rice & beans, and choice of sauce: red sauce / green sauce / xmas sauce

Rice & Beans$4

Juse Rice $2 / Just Beans $2

OG Lettuce Tacos $13

house chorizo, lime crema, local corn salsa

Sonaran Dog $12

Mexican style hot dog, house bacon, crema, salsa fresca

Kale Salad $9

OG kale, masa croutons, almonds, cotija, sherry viniagrette

Fried Queso Fresco $10

bitter greens, apples, spiced nuts

Belly Taco $5

pepper aioli, salsa fresca, fried kale

Fish Taco $5

masa tempura, pickled slaw, avocado

Mushroom Taco $5

NH mushrooms, salsa de aguacate, pickled habaneros

Potato Tacos $8

Maine potatoes, salsa cruda, lemon onion

Tamarind Chicken $10

confit drumsticks, pickled mustard seeds

Tamales $11

local squash, chile verde, peanuts

Guacamole $9

served with chips and salsa

Chips & Salsa $4

corn tortilla chips, salsa fresca

Salsa Flight $6

mango habanero, salsa verde, salsa fresca

Local Pig Head Platter $50

tortillas, salsa flight, cilantro, onions, limes

Ceviche $13

yellowfin tuna, mango, avocado, peanuts, aguachile

Ribs $12

Fried hominy salsa, pickled tomatillos, chipotle BBQ

Fried Chicken & Pickled Jalapeño Mac & Cheese $11

chihuahua cheese, cilantro bread crumbs

Churros $8

Mexican fried dough, spiced chocolate sauce

Ghost Chili Frosty $8

3 times cooked fries

Therapeutic Cannabis Awareness Dinner

Benefiting Patient Caregiver Alliance & Marijuana Policy Project

Sunday, August 23rd at 6:00pm

6 Course Taco Inspired Dinner at Vida Cantina

$40 per person (tax/gratuity not included)

Optional $20 Beverage Pairing

Menu created in collaboration with:

Anneke Jans | Moxy | Vida Cantina | The Black Birch | The Franklin Oyster House | Anju Noodle Bar | The Joinery

Featuring speakers from:

Patient Caregiver Alliance & Marijuana Policy Project

Reservations may be placed with Vida Cantina by calling 603.501.0648

Service Industry Night

Sundays are Service Industry Night at Vida Cantina!


16oz MUGaritas

3$ bottle beers- Sol & XX Lager

appetizer & taco specials

**Please have current proof of employment in the service industry to participate

Locally Grown

At Vida Cantina, we work with local farmers to bring the most seasonal and fresh produce to our tables.

Check out some of the farms we support on a regular basis!

Three River Farmers Alliance:

Includes Heron Pond Farm in S.Hampton, NH;

Stout Oak Farm in Brentwood, NH;

Meadow’s Mirth Farm in Stratham, NH

We source so many of our daily produce items from these wonderful folk. Tuckaway Farm in Lee even grows the corn we use in our house made tortillas!

Frequented Farms:

Riverside Farm Stand N. Berwick, ME

Breezy Hill Farm S. Berwick, ME

White Cedar Farm Kingston, NH

Archer Angus Chesterville, ME