La Vida Cantina Opens in Costa Mesa

Categories: Now Open

El logo.
Around April of last year, a Mexican restaurant and cantina by the name of El Corazon opened at The Triangle. It didn't do so well. Despite the flaming cocktails, the place was finally sold off to the owners of Sutra earlier this year.

Now it has returned as La Vida Cantina. They added a few more art pieces, and that flaming drink is no more. And though I never ate at El Corazon, I don't remember the palapa-tented seating outside, which should remind us gabachos of the last time we were at a Mexican beach resort. Listed among the seafood-heavy specialties: Enchiladas de la Langosta, Ahi Tostaditas and Shrimp Ceviches.

Will it last more than the year El Corazon lasted? Let's see.

Follow Stick a Fork In It on Twitter @ocweeklyfood or on Facebook! And don't forget to download our free Best Of App here!

Location Info

El Corazon

1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA

Category: Restaurant

Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help

Animal Haters! Newport Beach & Lido residents beware this restaurant and hosts are animal/puppy haters. Puppies in fashion travel bag is not acceptable to have well behaved animal in case to join you during your family dining. Have not run across this in a Newport Beach in restaurants with patios!



Been to El Corazon a few times. Great patio, table-side guacamole station, and they let us smoke...

Even back then, I was told it was owned by Sutra, so maybe this was just a slight make-over.

Now Trending

From the Vault