Fodor's Expert Review Vida Cantina

$ Portsmouth Mexican
In a state sorely lacking notable Latin restaurants, this airy contemporary space south of downtown stands out for the ambitious modern Mexican cuisine of chef-owner and James Beard award–nominated chef David Vargas. Several kinds of street-food-style tacos are offered, including barbacoa and pork belly, along with a tangy goat cheese version of queso fundido and sous vide short rib with charred-rhubarb salsa.
Mexican Modern Mexican Lively Lunch Dinner Brunch $

Quick Facts

2456 Lafayette Rd.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire  03801, USA

603-501–0648

www.vidacantinanh.com

Known For:
  • Confit pig's head carnitas platter (not for the faint of heart)
  • Interesting sides, like blue cornbread and shishito peppers
  • Boozy weekend brunches

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