Vida & Comida
Fantastic all around! Excellent food. Beautiful restaurant. Great service. And priced in line with other restaurants of the same caliber. BYOB, too.
the food was so delicious from starters to dessert. service was outstanding.
couldn't have been any better
Cozy atmosphere and great service. Very tasty food and reasonably priced. We will definitely be repeat customers.
Excellent food, excellent service.
Vida & Comida is one of our new favorites - we've been there several times for dinner (pre- and post-Covid) and the food, staff and ambiance are always impressive!
The small plates are delicious - I usually get a fish course as well and their attention to detail and service is above and beyond.
We go early to avoid other diners and it is extremely pleasant to have an excellent and quiet meal at our pace in a very pleasant environment. It is also difficult to overstate the quality and originality of the food when compared with other restaurants in southeastern PA. Hands down our preferred dining destination. Hoping strongly that Covid does not cause them to suspend serving again. Unlike other places we have seen but not elected to dine they take the pandemic very seriously. And BYO is always our preference.
Limited menu but everything was delicious. Service very good too.
We both had Gambas al Ajilio & Spanish Octopus both were delicious. For entrees, my girlfriend Corvina & I had Paella both were outstanding. My girlfriend had desert, Tiramisu, my girlfriend said it was delicious.
Dinner was delicious and service was great. 3 of us ordered the Paella. Can't wait to go back.
Vida and Comida was recommended by friends. My husband had the Paella and I had the Corvina---both dishes were quite tasty. The atmosphere is beautiful. It's a shame they can't get more tables inside.
Great food, quiet atmosphere and wonderful service! It's a BYO and the value is great!
I made it to Vida & Comida last week and I have missed dining here so much! We had such a great night. They have tables inside or out, and we opted to sit socially distanced in the elegant dining room. Jim, our server, did an excellent job of making the experience and unforgettable one. I wanted to order everything on the menu and with Manuel back in the kitchen, it was hard not to. I am excited for my next visit and with Restaurant Week approaching, I made my reservation in advance!
We went for Ambler restaurant weekend and everything we ordered from the fixed price menu was amazing. We will be coming back soon for some of the items on the regular menu. The staff was especially friendly and attentive even though it was quite a busy time when we were there.
We enjoyed Vida & Comida very much. Food, atmosphere & service were all EXCELLENT. Highly recommend. For something special or different because we don’t really get to experience Spanish restaurants locally.
So happy that Vida & Comida is back! Food and service were both terrific. Tried a new appetizer which was braised oxtail in puff pastry with a port reduction sauce. Sumptuous! Also loved the piquillos rellenos!
Place was virtually empty on a Wednesday given the pandemic so we felt very safe. But even with very few customers the food was outstanding and the service was friendly and attentive.
Great food. Great people.
We had a delicious beet salad with orange slices WOW! The bread was outstanding as usual. Shared the charcuterie and I had the lamb chops done perfectly! What a treat.
Unique European cuisine in the heart of ambler. Meticulous attention to detail. Excellent service by all staff members and the ambience was excellent as well. We had Paella and the cod. Both They both came out hot and a very tasty. The presentation was superb. The salad was large enough for two and the desserts were scrumptious. We had the apple tart and flan. Highly recommend.
We shared everything and the paella was great. So nice to be back to dining in the restaurants.
The corvina dinner was one of the finest meals I've ever had. This restaurant is a gem.
Best restaurant in Ambler...hands down!
Two old friends from way back had a great meal catching up on things. Our waiter was terrific and the food was delicious. Thank you!
Waiter was not attentive and had to be reminded multiple times of simple requests.
After several great experiences, we took our good friends out to experience Vida & Comida. We were underwhelmed with the menu, between seasons, the tasting menu wasn’t recommended, several dishes weren’t available, etc. I could have dealt with that but our waiter couldn’t be described as anything but rude, he was sarcastic & impatient and really left me feeling like I had taken our friends to the wrong place! We left feeling like we had spent a pretty penny for terrible service and mediocre food.
We had a girls night out celebrating a friends bday. We were lucky enough to be seated in VIP. This was our first time dining at Vida & Comida, but have been wanting to try this place for a long time! And it did not disappoint! The service was exceptional from the moment we were greeted and seated by Tim, who was so kind and friendly, to Ricardo, who served us that night. He was so amazing and accommodating to our group. He was also able to make recommendations for the bday girl who was gluten free. And the owner-Cindy coming by to check in on us, made our dining experience truly amazing. The food was excellent. The mussels and Seafood Paella were my personal favorites. Please get the creme brûlée for dessert! It was delish. Hats off to the chef. We will definitely be coming back!!
I went with a girlfriend who’s never been at the restaurant before. I’ve been many times with my husband and friends too! She was impressed delighted with all the great tapas we ate ! It’s nice to have such a great restaurant that serves delicious Spanish foods right in our own backyards ! We don’t have to travel to Spain to taste magnificent food prepared by Cindy’s husband !!! I will continue to bring more friends and try other delicious plates !!
Our food was delicious.
Our waiter was very robotic and unfriendly.
Soooo happy Vida & Comida is an Ambler! We loved our experience and will be back! We had the spanish octopus which was nothing short of amazing. The Paella rivals that of any we have had during our numerous visits to Spain and the Dover Sole was awesome! It was perfectly cooked and adeptly filleted table side by our server. Service was knowledgeable and friendly, without being obtrusive, and all of our needs were anticipated and met with grace and style. The owner, Cindy, stopped by to make sure everything was perfect and her welcoming charm made us feel like were truly appreciated. She let us know that her husband, Chef Manuel, was back in the kitchen full time bringing back some of the recipes (the Sole, Osso Buco, braised rabbit, among others she mentioned), that we had missed of late here. Can't say enough of our pleasant experience, but that we will be back often!
One of the owners stopped by our table to say hello when we arrived. We had an early reservation so we were the first ones there. The server was very attentive and answered all of our questions.
The appetizers were amazing. The fish and corn were absolutely delicious and I would eat this every day. The paella was good but not the best I've had. The fish in this dish was a little overcooked.
It was our first time at this restaurant because it was on my restaurant bucket list but I would only go here for a special occasion.
The food was delicious. It was a quiet Sunday evening. Not many diners. Our server was very attentive and there was live music, which added to the ambiance of the restaurant.
I worked as a server for 17 years and I was surprised that the waiter never said “you’re welcome after” we said thank you. When asked if there were any recommendations, he said “of course” but never told us if there were any dishes he would recommend.
Because he didn’t have any recommendations, we went with the tasting. Overall, the food was average at best, and 3 out of the 5 courses were complimented with mash potatoes. Needless to say, it was the worst tasting I’ve ever experienced.
Food outstanding. Our server was not. Very angry for some reason and kind of ruined the atmosphere. There are many other places to eat and while we though the food was amazing, it’s not worth being treated like that.
We always love this place - lovely decor, pleasant atmosphere, solid service and consistently good food. Prices overall are a bit high for the Ambler area, but you get what you pay for.
One thing we object to is the fact that servers don't state the prices for specials, which are typically almost double the price of entrees on the menu - an unpleasant surprise when the bill comes. We now always ask what the specials cost, which is a bit off-putting in a fine dining situation - recommend prices are shared up front so patrons are not forced to ask the question.
Beautiful restaurant with a great atmosphere and good food. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a party of six people and every one loved this place.
the menu was not to my liking, I couldn't find anything I really wanted and I thought the prices were high.
We always love eating here-the food is great-there’s always a great special and everybody who works there is extremely nice the setting is beautiful and it’s our favorite BYOB thank you Rande and Howard Levin
The food was good. The atmosphere was lovely. The resteraunt ran out of menu items on Valentine's day weekend and we thought the food was very overpriced.
Highly recommended. Authentic dishes and flan is a must for dessert!
Vida & Comida offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 641-0900.
Vida & Comida is rated 4.6 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.