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Vida Loca (Bar)

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277 Wimbledon Park Road, london, Wimbledon, London, SW19 6NW
Cuisine: Latin Average Price: £15
Tel: 020 8789 0447 | Email to Vida Loca | Transport: Southfields | Write review

Vida Loca Review

The inspiration behind Vida Loca was to give SW19 the gift of top notch tapas. Good news is that’s exactly what they’ve managed to achieve at this atmospheric bar just a tennis ball’s throw from the All England Club.

There was flair and flavour in evidence across the menu. The deep fried squid rings were an excellent consistency and crispy but not too heavy in their batter. Meanwhile, the enchilada consisted of a crispy tortilla crammed with chicken, smothered in melted cheese and surrounded by tangy salsa tomato sauce. Other options included juicy meatballs or the Spanish-style potato omelette with generous chunks of chorizo (spicy Spanish sausage). A strong veggie tapas line-up is also on show.

For salad with a twist look out for the moreish grilled goat cheese and roast vegetable salad and if it’s a light bite you’re after there are also nachos with salsa, guacamole and sour cream to tempt.

Take a few moments to savour the formidable drinks menu. There’s a heady mix of chupitos (shots), daiquiris, margaritas, mojitos, caipirinhas and bellinis as well as cocktails unique to Vida Loca. An example of an in-house creation is the XO Martinez: a blend of XO Café Patron tequila, espresso and sugar syrup. You have to doff your cap to any creation which combines the best of a punchy cocktail and an intense espresso hit.

The motto of Vida Loca is ‘Life is too important to be taken seriously’ and this is borne out by the easy-going, helpful staff on hand to recommend a dish or drink to make your taste buds happy. One of the special cocktails on offer when Fluid visited was a delightfully smooth and fruity lychee martini. You can also take advantage of a daily happy hour from 5-9pm.

You’d be loco not to pop along and try these tasty tapas and crafty cocktails available in the heart of Southfields.

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Customer Reviews for Vida Loca

Average (based on 7 votes): 7 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“Love this place, been there after a friend telling me about it. Cool little cocktail bar in the middle of dead southfields... I choose few cocktails from they wall paper cocktails recipe list so clever idea. I don't leave close by BUT I will for sure bring some friends anytime.”
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sam denyl, Putney (8 years 8 months 15 days ago)

“nice cocktails, team helpful and remind me holiday time”
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mariane, london (8 years 8 months 23 days ago)

“I went with a group of friends to a private cocktail session and enjoyed making classic drinks and drinking all of them... i had a really good experience and had a lot of fun the team is friendly and very pro and will get back more time for sure”
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ben, london (8 years 9 months 17 days ago)

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“Went with a friend wanting an evening of wine and good food and Vida Loca didn't disappoint - it was my first time going, and I was a bit worried that there wouldn't be enough choice of Tapas, or that it would feel too 'bar-like' to enjoy a proper meal, but it was perfect - would definitely go back again either just for drinks & a snack or for dinner.”
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Alice, Southfields (8 years 9 months 23 days ago)

“At last! Finally Southfields has a bar which offers a little glamour and sophistication to its local residents and vistors and a welcome alternative to the local pubs just around the corner. The bar staff offered such a warm welcome on my first visit that my friends and I instantly felt comfortable and relaxed. The great music adds to the environment with the tempo gradually becoming a little more lively and upbeat towards the midnight hour. The cocktail list was impressive and very reasonably priced, whilst the quality of wine was exceptional and good value at affordable prices. I have subsequently been to the bar with a large group of friends and also a deux with my boyfriend. The atmosphere suited both occasions admirably. Vida Loca is simply not to be missed - go try for yourself!”
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Fiona Goodacre, Southfields (8 years 10 months 26 days ago)

“I have been living in Southfields for a little over 3 years and I must say that Vida Loca is a refreshing change to the pubs that are dotted around the area. My housemates and I attended the opening night and have been going back on a regular basis ever since, introducing our friends to it and everyone is in agreement that at the moment it is the best place for a cheaky drink and chilled night out. The staff is freindly, the service is good and price wise, Vida Loca has always impressed me. They have very good cocktails and specials that run on different nights. I highly recommend Vida to anyone that is thinking of going there, whether it be for a meal with friends or cocktails and Desperados after work.”
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Marco Duarte, Southfields (8 years 11 months 14 days ago)

“I absolutely love going to Vida Loca, it's almost like my second home! The music is fantastic and the atmosphere offers the best of both worlds - chilled out and beach like in the summer, while warm and cosy in the winter!”
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Lisa Dewberry, Southfields (8 years 11 months 15 days ago)

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Vida Loca Food & Drinks

  • Cuisine Type: Latin
  • Average Price: £15

Vida Loca Food Menu

Croquetas
with Ham £3.75
with Pollo £4.00
Vegetarian £3.75
Croquetas Selection £3.75
Chorizo Frito £4.50
Jamon Serrano £5.00
Chicken Brochette £5.00
VIDA Burger £6.95
Enchilada £5.00
Patatas Bravas £3.50 V
Champinones al Ajillo £3.75 V
Tortilla de Patatas £3.75 V
Tortilla de Chorizo £4.50
Granitada £3.75
Gambas £5.95
Anillos de Squid £4.00
Boquerones Anchovies £4.00
Deep fried whitebait £5.75
Tuna Salad Nicoise £5.00
Pipirrana Salad £4.00 V
Tomato Carpaccio Salad £2.50 V
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Updated 06/08/2009

Vida Loca Drinks Menu

Beer Bottles Selection from £2.50 to £4.50
Wine from £11.00
Cocktails from £5.00
wild range of Tequila, Rum and divers world Spirits

Updated 06/08/2009

Vida Loca Hire Details

you can booked area for party contact us

Updated 06/08/2009

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