La Vida: The Life

La Vida is a fun and fresh restaurant in downtown Belfast, Maine. Serving a rich and vibrant cuisine of Mexican and Caribbean fusion, plus beer on tap, cocktails, margaritas, and a vast selection of tequilas.


132 High St, Belfast, Maine 04915

Mon:4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue-Thu:11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri-Sat:11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun:11:00 am - 3:00 pm
happy hour

Quesadilla Appetizer

Chefs choice of fillings for a different special daily$7.99

Jalapeno Poppers

Fire grilled & hand breaded. Stuffed with cheeses & onion and served with lime aioli$8.99

Coconut Shrimp

Encrusted with coconut and served with island sauce$9.99

Chicken Tenders

Hand breaded and tossed in jerk BBQ sauce$8.99

Dill Fries

Hand cut french fries soaked in pickle juice! Served with dill sauce$5.99

Salsa Sampler

6 samples of our homemade salsas, dips & sauces served with crispy flour tortillas$9.99

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla

Served with blue cheese dipping sauce$8.99

Cheesy Bean Dip

Black beans with creamy cheese & spices served with crispy tortillas$8.99


Creamy fresh avocado mixed with garlic & fresh veggies. Served with tostadas.$7.99

Mucho Grande Nachos

Our fresh veggies & cheese topped with salsa & sour cream$9.99

Add ground beef, chicken, pork or chili$3
Tortilla Soup

House-made verde soup with side of fresh tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and tortilla crispsCup: $4.99 / Bowl: $6.99

Casa Chili

Made in-house with beans, peppers, steak & local ground beef. Served with sour cream & crispy flour tortillasCup: $5.99 / Bowl: $8.99

Taco Bowl

Crisp lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeños, black olives and our house-made Casa Chili in a freshly-made tortilla bowl. Served with sour cream or salsa ranch dressing$9.99

Tostada Salad

Fresh veggies, black beans and cheese sandwiched between crispy round tostadas. Served with salsa-ranch dressing$7.99

Tropical Fruit Salad

Mango, avocado and juicy pineapple over a bed of spinach with our creamy citrus dressing$9.99

Spinach Fajita Salad

Grilled peppers & onions, tomatoes, black olives, and cilantro over a bed of spinach. Topped with cheddar jack cheese and chimichurri$9.99

Jerk Chicken

Marinated in authentic Port Antonio Jamaican jerk spice. Served with lettuce, verde sauce, pickled peppers & onions on soft tortilla$10.99

Chorizo Mexican Sausage

Maine raised spicy pork sausage served with grilled peppers and onions, lettuce, tomato and cheddar on soft tortillas$12.99


Order pan-seared or fried. Served with fresh vegetables & fruit salsa on soft tortillas$12.99

Buffalo Chicken

Buffalo chicken in soft tortillas with lettuce, tomato, onion, black olives, and blue cheese dressing$11.99


Chipotle lime steak with fresh vegetables, pickled peppers & onions with chipotle remoulade sauce on soft tortillas$12.99

Smoked Pork

Locally-raised pork from Goose River Farm. Served with lettuce, tomato, onion & cheese on soft tortillas$12.99


Seared jerk mango shrimp with fresh spinach, mango, tomato and citrus aioli on soft tortillas$14.99


Mexican spiced Maine ground beef in hard or soft tortillas. With lettuce, tomato, onion, black olives & cheese$11.99


Marinated tofu and grilled veggies with cheddar jack cheese on soft tortillas$10.99


Grilled chicken with goat cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, pickled peppers & onion on soft tortillas$10.99

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Authentic Jamaican jerk seasoned and char-grilled$16.99

Tequila Lime Chicken

Tender chicken marinated in zesty lime juice and tequila$16.99

Tofu & Veggie

Grilled veggies with our pan-seared Mexican marinated tofu$14.99

Chipotle Cilantro Steak

Chipotle lime marinated steak with a spicy kick$18.99

Chorizo Mexican Sausage

Maine-raised spicy pork sausage$15.99

Surf & Turf

Char-grilled chipotle steak and large mango shrimp$21.99

Surf & Turf Burger

Local Maine beef patty with broiled cheese, grilled pineapple & mango jerk shrimp skewer$11.99

Single Enchilada

Beef, chicken, pork, or beans baked in a soft tortilla and topped with cheese. Served with an extra side!$8.99

Bangin! Burrito

Beef, chicken, or pork with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and beans$9.99

Guacamole Burger

Local Maine beef patty topped with creamy house-made guacamole$10.99

Jalapeno Burger

Grilled Maine beef topped with jalapeños, melted cheese and a jalapeño popper$9.99

Jerk Burger

Spicy-seasoned local beef with melted cheese$9.99

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

House-smoked pork from Goose River Farm with jerk BBQ sauce$9.99

Fish Sandwich

Hand-breaded and fried or pan-seared white fish on a toasted bun with lime aioli$10.99

Jerk Chicken Sandwich

Spicy marinated chicken topped with BBQ sauce$8.99

Grilled Tofu & Veggie Wrap

Pan-seared marinated tofu with grilled veggies and cheddar jack cheese in a spinach wrap$8.99


Lettuce, tomato, onion, black beans and avocado with our tangy chipotle remoulade$7.99

Chicken Quesadilla

Grilled chicken & melted cheddar with optional peppers & onions$14.99

Veggie Quesadilla

Sautéed veggies & goat cheese in a 12-inch tortilla$11.99
Add Mexican marinated tofu$2.00

Shrimp & Pineapple Skewer

Skewered mango jerk shrimp & pineapple, char-grilled$16.99

La Bomba

Maine-raised ground beef chimichanga topped with chili & cheddar cheese, fresh veggies, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa$16.99

Marinated Steak - Carne Asada

Char-grilled 10 oz. hand-cut steak seasoned and tenderized in our tangy chipotle lime marinade$17.99

Chicken Chimichanga

Chicken and cheese chimichanga broiled to a golden brown with ranchero and cheddar jack cheese$14.99

Coconut Shrimp

Large shrimp encrusted in coconut and deep-fried to a golden brown$16.99

Three Amigos

Three enchiladas with your choice of fillings and red or green chili sauce, topped with cheddar jack cheese$15.99

Mexican Flag

Three of our enchiladas (chicken, pork and beef) broiled with cheddar cheese sauce, salsa verde and ranchero to create the colors of the Mexican flag$16.99


Authentic Mexican stew with slow-cooked Goose River Farm pork, tomatoes, green chilies and carrot. Served with flour tortillas, and grilled hominy & kidney beans. Additional sides not included.$15.99

Draft Beer $4.50

Dos Equis XX
Big Wicked IPA
Belfast Lobster Ale
Maine Rickers Cider

Bottled Beer $3.50

Bud Light
Bud Light Lime
Michelob Light
Michelob Ultra
Coors Light
Miller Light

Bottled Beer $4.00

Dos Equis XX
Tecate (can)
Corona Light
Red Stripe
Red Stripe Light
Modelo Negro
Modelo Especial
Twisted Tea
Sierra Nevada


House White$6.00
House Red$6.00
Portada Red$7.50
Sangria Red / Sangria White$6.50


Milk, Juice$2.50
Iced Tea, Lemonade$2.50
Coffee, Hot Tea$1.99
Fountain Soda$2.50
Capt'n Eli's Root Beer$2.99
Capt'n Eli's Ginger Beer$2.99

Fruit Smoothie

Banana & strawberries blended with milk and ice (non-alcoholic)$3.99

Funky Monkey

Chocolate & banana blended with milk and ice (non-alcoholic)$3.99

Cilantro Infused Caipirinha

Muddled lime, agave & cilantro with Brazilian Cachaça rum$7.99

Strawberry Mudslide

Real strawberries blended with Kahlua, vodka, and Baileys$7.99

Banana Monkey

Fresh banana blended with Kahlua, vodka and Baileys$7.99

Light & Breezy

House ginger infused rum with gingerale and Meyers rum$6.99

Piña Colada

Bacardi & coconut cream blended with pineapple juice$7.99

Mexican Mojito

Muddled cilantro & lime topped with pineapple juice, soda water and coconut rum$6.99

Strawberry Dreams

Brewed coffee with Kahlua & strawberry cream tequila$6.99


Fresh mint & lime muddled with simple syrup, rum and soda water, topped with Meyers rum$6.99