La Vida Catrina

1391 Broadway St NE, Salem
(503) 339-7297

Recent Reviews

Kat Maggard

great food and great service!!

Kaye Frye

We have never been disappointed here. Their drinks are delicious. Food presentation is always beautiful and just the perfect combination of flavors to enjoy. Short Rib enchiladas are a must try. 100% recommend!

Cheyenne Ruiz

Incredible food. Our server Jonathan made great recommendations! Every single thing we ate was delicious and perfectly seasoned and cooked. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Kimberly McQuade

We went there today it was our 1st time. I was pleasantly surprised. I had a chicken burrito grilled chicken breast, rice, beans on the inside topped with green sauce sour cream and sliced avocado. My husband had chicken fajitas simply delicious. The server was very nice and attentive. Definitely will go back and will be sharing my pictures on social media.

Lindsey Petersen

Great little homey restaurant. The food was piping hot and delicious. The margarita was a nice heavy pour. I would definitely come back!

Neil Blickfeldt

Best Mexican food I have tasted in Oregon!

Dale Jackson

The food was great ?. The service was great ?. The one and only problem was the wait for the food. 90 minutes from time we ordered!! That's too long.

Matthew Wilson

My friend and I went to have dinner and a couple of margaritas. I must say that the Black Diamond Margarita that they have is absolutely amazing. The Cucumber cilantro margarita was fantastic. The food was amazing I had the house carne enchiladas. The sauce was exquisite with the right balance of heat and flavor the portions are huge. And the waiter that we had was fantastic he was also the one to make the drinks. When I go back I'm going to try and make sure I find him specifically he was so kind and helpful and personable

Rachel Villarreal

The meal was pretty good and the service was friendly and helpful. This is definitely a place to kick back and have a couple margaritas while enjoying the complimentary chips and (yummy!) salsa. Overall, food was tasty and the drinks were nice and cold.

Cheryl I Zentz

Delicious food, unique dishes, lots of unique margaritas. The side of guacamole was the most beautiful and generous I have ever seen and with sprinkles with cojita cheese. I'd show a picture of it but it was so delicious looking we dove right into it before I could even take a picture LOLThe entire dinner was super yummy!

Ron Miller

First time - heard about it in the Salem Eats Facebook group. Wow! It is easily the best Mexican food in the Valley. Flavorful and beautifully presented. This is a winner.

Keeley L.

This was our first time here. We sat inside while the outside seating area had a few occupied tables. We were instantly brought beverages and chips/salsa. The chips and salsa were wonderful! The chips were warmed and the salsa tasted very fresh with flavor complexities. We had an incredibly friendly waiter who took our order. Unfortunately, we waited quite a while for our food which was surprising considering there was only a few tables outside and then maybe two inside (including us). I ordered a red, chicken enchilada with rice and beans. My husband ordered two green enchiladas (one chicken and one beef) with Mexican corn. After waiting a while, my husband received red enchiladas instead of the green he ordered. We did not say anything and just dug in! The enchiladas were fantastic but the rice and beans were not great. The beans were dry and drowned in cheese. The Mexican corn was not fresh but had the classic seasonings. We did have to wait a bit to get our check as well when we were done with our meal. Overall, I would try again but between the disappointing sides and slow service it will take a bit turn my perspective around.

Enrique L.

Having lived for many years in Southern Arizona, I am very well acquainted with Mexican cuisine. I also visited Mexico on several occasions which is why I feel like I know Mexican food very well. So when I decided to visit La Vida Catrina in Salem, Oregon I was not expecting very much. Wow. I was so wrong! This is an excellent restaurant and their food is as good as any Mexican restaurant I've ever been to. Like all great restaurants the food is fresh and very carefully prepared. I had a guacamole appetizer and halibut tacos. My wife ordered carnitas . The guacamole was perfect and the serving was at least three times larger than any restaurant I've ever been to. My halibut tacos were amazing. I had asked the owner/ manager if the halibut was the real thing and she assured me that it was. The carnitas were moist and very tasty. This restaurant serves authentic Mexican food. I recommend it very highly.

April Read

Not only is the food some of the best I've had in Salem, but the customer service is outstanding. We came with a large party for our daughters 21st bday and the staff went above and beyond, even to the point of putting Happy Birthday on the TV screen and playing Happy Birthday over the intercom!All 24 guests had outstanding food. The standouts: halibut fish tacos, tamales, and the pork with pineapple tacos.Eat local and support this sweet family, you will not be disappointed!

Robert F.

My favorite Mexican cuisine in Salem ! The service is great and the food is even better! If you order a drink make sure you have a designated driver because the drinks are strong! Take the advice of your server they know what is good! Enjoy on your birthday or other special occasions!

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