Vida Cantina

About Vida Cantina

Dave Vargas


An unexpected and hidden gem on Route 1 in Portsmouth, NH, Vida Cantina is a chef-driven restaurant celebrating modern Mexican cuisine. Chef/Owner Dave Vargas pushes Mexican cuisine to the limit, bringing bright, adventurous flavors and locally grown ingredients together on a plate. Inspired by his Mexican heritage, Vargas takes each dish to the next level with superb technique, product and creativity.


Meal types

  • Breakfast/brunch
  • Buffet
  • Dessert service
  • Family-style meal
  • Food stations
  • Passed appetizers
  • Seated meal
  • Stationary appetizers
  • Wedding cake service

Drink types

  • Beer
  • Coffee service
  • Liquor
  • Non-alcoholic
  • Signature cocktails
  • Wine


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5.0 (1 review)

  • Delicious and highly professional

    Verified review
    Lauren M5 months ago

    We loved working with Vida to have a taco bar at our wedding. What you don’t see on their website is that they’ll go above and beyond to make you the food you want! If you want creative delicious food of any style (but particularly Mexican) get in touch with Vida Cantina.