Vida & Comida

4.8
571 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
We specialize in authentic Spanish cuisine with a bit of flare. Our most famous dish is the Fresh Seafood Paella that is made to order. Other popular items on the menu include Medallones de ternera Sautéed veal medallions with jamón serrano in a white wine, sage sauce), Pulpo a la Gallega (Spanish Octopus), Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp with Garlic), and Seared Corvina served with Jumbo Lump Crab and Truffle Oil. The restaurant is BYOB, set in a modern and intimate atmosphere. We are perfect for a date night, dining out with friends, or for group events!
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JillM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at Vida & Comida great food and great service as always

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viptkorden
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Paella I have had since I was in Valencia.
Service was wonderful as well.

JC
vipJCKP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Post Covid inoculated and 34th anniversary. Tim always makes us feel special!

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vipJanJan
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding as was the food that we complemented with a Spanish cab (BYOB). Beautiful atmosphere. A true neighborhood gem and very romantic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb and likewise for service!

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vipHeyitised
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish our experience was perfection. The pulpo and paella were the best I have ever had. The restaurant has a cozy chic atmosphere, and our server Ricardo was fantastic. He suggested multiple items on the menu and all of them were spot on. We will definitely be coming back.

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vipClarenceW
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is always a pleasant experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. I had the Venison (addition to menu). It was a little salty but the wonderful sauce made up for it. Our waiter was wonderful.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I lived in Spain and I love to cook. Overall, we are pleasantly surprised. Most Spanish restaurants here are awful and overpriced. It's a low bar to clear and this restaurant just barely made it, but we will not come back. The octopus appetizer was very salty. How did they even manage that - salt the octopus overnight? The tarts: mushroom tart and apple tart for desert, were just dry puff pastry with toppings. That's not how you make a tart. It's supposed to be baked together so the flavors meld. Paella: no sofrito or saffron, heavy on tomatoes (which shouldn't be there on their own). I rest my case.

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MaryKay
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The waiter was spot on-responsive, professional, and prompt, but allowed us to finish our meal and enjoy a night out without the feeling of tables turning over quickly. Good food. Good times.

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TroyA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled octopus was awesome. The next time we go, we are going to try the paella which smelled out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out to dinner in a awhile with your neighbors and it was wonderful! Great food and great time friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable - our second visit and the food once again was fantastic along with friendly attentive service. Atmosphere very relaxing. Can’t wait to dine there again.

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BetsyK
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff, ambiance, presentation, and food was spectacular. Beyond thrilled with our dining experience. The waiter offered ideas for a new appetizer, a white sausage, that was delicious. The paella tasted like a dish I had in Spain 10 years ago- fresh, lightly spiced, and cooked perfectly. And wrapping up the meal with unexpected authentic churros was just fun and fabulous. Perfect date night out with impeccable clean and social distant safety. We.Will. Be. Back. SOON! 5 STAR OUTSTANDING. Oh, and a BYOB, too.

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vipAlmaC
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful quiet dinner with a friend. I ordered the shrimp in garlic sauce... very tasty and the soup which was vegetable puréed with white beans. For dinner we ordered the pork chop and linguine with clams. A different look and taste from what I’m used to but the flavor was so good that I loved this new plate.
The service was friendly as expected and the place is so cute that I enjoyed my evening out considering the norm these days. Definitely visiting again.

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vipIrene
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice BYOB restaurant with great food and service.

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vipKevH
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of my gal pals and myself had a lovely evening here! We started off with the Mushroom Tart, the Gambas al Ajillo, and the Beet Salad. The tart was cooked to perfection and the shrimp were amazing. Of course, the Beet salad also never disappoints! For dinner, we had the Paella, the Culetta de Cerdo, and the Lamb Shank (special). Each dish was better than the next. The service was attentive but not obtrusive, both Jim and Ricardo did a great job with a busy floor. I cannot wait to go back again, probably very soon!!!!

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vipLindaB
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and the staff is very friendly and attentive.

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VictoriaN
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around! Excellent food. Beautiful restaurant. Great service. And priced in line with other restaurants of the same caliber. BYOB, too.

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vipjuniepants
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was so delicious from starters to dessert. service was outstanding.
couldn't have been any better

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GregB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy atmosphere and great service. Very tasty food and reasonably priced. We will definitely be repeat customers.

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vipJanJan
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service.

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RodgerP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipwalt
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LizF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but everything was delicious. Service very good too.

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vipSteveS
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JCL1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and service was great. 3 of us ordered the Paella. Can't wait to go back.

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vipPawriter
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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LeslieF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quiet atmosphere and wonderful service! It's a BYO and the value is great!

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vipKevH
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipAmy5
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMAGICAL1
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBeth
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipcyclemike
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipkingmclaren
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great people.

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vipsukie
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Lefty
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipLindaB
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We shared everything and the paella was great. So nice to be back to dining in the restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The corvina dinner was one of the finest meals I've ever had. This restaurant is a gem.

FAQs

Vida & Comida offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 641-0900.

Vida & Comida is rated 4.8 stars by 571 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.