Mundo Vida

Mundo Vida

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Hours
Sun
10:00 - 22:00
Mon
10:00 - 22:00
Tue
10:00 - 22:00
Wed
10:00 - 22:00
Thu
10:00 - 22:00
Fri
10:00 - 22:00
Sat
10:00 - 22:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Seafood, International, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Is this restaurant on the water, or waterfront?
About
INSPIRED BY OUR CULINARY ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD With its prime location on Umdloti Beach, Mundo Vida offers patrons seafood and bistro fare in a casual, yet professional environment. Escape into our culinary world of superior produce, exceptional cuisine, eclectic wines and acute attention to service detail. Our contemporary menu honours both our produce and great chefs who've gone before, by fusing traditional cooking methods with modern influences and tastes.
CUISINES
Seafood, International, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles451 reviews
Excellent
277
Very good
125
Average
30
Poor
11
Terrible
8
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Paul D
Pretoria52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
My wife and I visited this restaurant last night. Sadly the wind was very strong resulting us not being able to sit outside, but still we had a table with a view. We took our own wine, the restaurant were fine opening for a small corkage fee (65/80 for fizz). The wine prices on the menu were actually reasonable (this can’t be said for Bel Punto next door). Simply put, all our food was excellent, the chef also altered a dish upon our request. The seared tuna special just dissolved in your mouth. We leave Umdloti Friday and desperate to squeeze another meal in, the menu is fantastic supported by an attentive team at this family run gem.
Written 8 December 2020
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D&R Travels
Belfast83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
Every time we go to Umhlanga ,we make the short trip up the coast to this restaurant.Only ever been at night time and it’s lovely balcony setting with the doors pulled back and overlooking the ocean means the view is as enjoyable as the food.. The steak with the port jus was magnificent and our waiter was very knowledgeable as he recited all of the specials and how each meal was prepared. We are biased, we love this restaurant when visiting SA...view,food,service and price,it has it all.!!!
Written 13 April 2020
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Adriana Martini
London68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
Absolutely the best food at great prices My 2nd visit over a few years The flavours literally explode. The attention to detail with their presentation is world class. All the dishes are recommended just depends what you fancy. I cannot recommend those restaurant highly enough. Love it.
Written 16 January 2020
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Dorothy H
Umhlanga Rocks14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 couples
My husband and I looked forward to our first time visit at Mundo Vida for lunch today recommended by friends. we booked a table a week in advance. On arrival our table requested on the patio facing the sea was occupied so we were seated at a temporary table inside while the owner try to sort it out. She was apologetic saying they had unexpected group of 30 people arrive without a reservation which caused the kitchen a delay.our table was reserved for 1.30 eventually taken to our reserved table just after 2, only received our food at 3.30. Food was good but couldn’t enjoy it to fullest cause of circumstances. To top it was very windy so that frustrated me more Our plates weren’t cleared quickly when we were done. So unfortunately due to our bad experience we will not patronise Mundo Vida again.
Written 18 April 2021
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Heather B
Pietermaritzburg77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 family
Had a wonderful lunch again today. Normally eat at Mundo Vida when visiting Umhloti every Easter weekend. Timetables changed this year. Staff and food always excellent. Joni went the extra mile to ensure I had my favourite Norwegian salmon, then I noticed many eating this dish today. Look fw to Easter 2021 and next visit.
Written 15 November 2020
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John E
Cape Town Central7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 solo
I went to Mundo Vida on a Friday night. It was fairly empty - which should have been a red light on a long weekend, but there weren't many other options. I ordered seared Norwegian Salmon on sweet potato mash with Asian vegetables. 40 minutes and two glasses wine later no food had materialised. I asked a waiter to check. He had an animated conversation with the manageress but didn't give me any feedback. Five minutes later my food was brought to me, with the waiter explaining that the kitchen had "been stuck" on a table of 5 seated nearby. Since the table next to me, which arrived 20 minutes after me, had finished their starter and was well into their main course I thought that a more honest explanation would have been, "I'm sorry, the kitchen forgot your order". The salmon was literally sashimi. It was barely seared. It rested on a puddle of runny mash with three sad pieces of bok choy hemming it in. The food was prepared almost entirely without either culinary skill or flavour. I mentioned to the waitress that I was disappointed with the wait and the quality of what had been served. I saw her convey this information to the manageress, but no apology or explanation was forthcoming. The waitress had told me this was their speciality. This made me wonder how bad their less special dishes were. I would avoid this restaurant unless very drunk and hungry. Rather drive to Umhlanga.
Written 5 August 2022
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Sharon T
Durban12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Once again a superb dinner at this restaurant. They know how to present the food which has always been so tasty with the different flavors coming through. We have never had a bad meal here and once again they didn’t disappoint. I highly recommend this restaurant and I thank Joan and her staff for always being so pleasant and efficient.
Written 6 March 2020
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WindermereGolfer - John T
Caleta de Fuste385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
We dined here twice during our 3 night stay in Umdloti. Contemporary dining, food is freshly prepared, portion sizes of some dishes very generous, King Klip and the Chicken, Prawn and Calamari Platter are excellent, presentation first class, service is attentive and the manager is very friendly. Wonderful location over looking the ocean. Would dine there again if in Umdloti.
Written 8 January 2020
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elke
Kenya6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
A wonderful experience all round! The food was delicious, especially the huge (medium) oysters and what always makes an experience memorable is the service. Denise and her team were very attentive, friendly and efficient. Thank you for a lovely evening.
Written 18 January 2023
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sa_foodgossips
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
We had an amazing early dinner as a family. The view is breath taking paired with great food. This restaurant has fresh fish and paired with great sauces. The food did take a little longer than expected but was well worth the wait.
Written 10 January 2021
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D&R Travels
Belfast83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
Third time we have visited SA together and this time we visited this restaurant twice during our stay. The staff are welcoming , taking time to engage and the sound of the waves crashing sets the scene. The sushi is great and you will enjoy the expansive menu. The prawns are so good and their steak is also a culinary delight. Its only a 10 minute drive from umhlanga but definitely worth the quick drive. Thank you for making all our visits so enjoyable.
Written 15 March 2023
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Joni Wilkinson
So happy you enjoyed Mundo Vida. Many thanks for your wonderful review - much appreciate your feedback. Look forward to seeing you next time you visit South Africa. Beat regard. Joni Wilkinson. Mundo Vida restaurant
Written 17 March 2023
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Richard Mac
Johannesburg73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
We arrived a bit early for our booking and were accommodated, but then left alone for a lengthy period before our drinks order was taken. There is very little ambiance and the lighting in the restaurant is poor. The food was average and at times it felt like the Host was going through the motions when engaging with. Price wise acceptable, but the food is certainly not "high end". Not too sure we will be hurrying back soon.
Written 23 May 2022
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natashaklev
Randburg71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
This is easily the 50th time we have dined at Mundo Vida, and the first time that we had slow service. We were a party of six, and during the serving of both the starters and the main, one of our party did not receive their food together with everyone else. The wait was long enough for the rest to start eating, both times. We missed the sides and finishing touches on our meals. However, the food was great, and the Pannacotta was outstanding.
Written 16 December 2023
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Andy Smallman
Johannesburg248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Very good New Year's Eve dinner, and good value. Have paid just as much over the years for dreadful buffets etc, but this was an excellent Asian themed meal, with Singapore prawns, dumplings, etc, and all was delicious. Great service from all staff and manager, very enjoyable evening.
Written 1 January 2024
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Joni Wilkinson
Hi Andy. So happy you enjoyed our New Year's Eve party. Thanks for your wonderful compliments - much appreciated. Hope to see you next time you're down at coast. Wishing you and your family health, happiness and prosperity for 2024. Best regards. Joni. Mundo Vida restaurant
Written 3 January 2024
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NomT
Durban2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 family
Me & my family first had lunch coming from the airport and absolutely loved it. We changed our plans before heading back to Jhb so we could enjoy this gem. Everything from the food, ambiance to service was top 5*. We will be returning!
Written 17 December 2020
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