La Vida Bar De Tapas has fast become a happening place. Centrally located a stone’s throw from the Sliema seafront it has views of the spectacular sea with both indoor and outdoor seating. It is small but spacious and well thought out with big apertures and a busy open kitchen. Stainless steel tables, bar stools at the window, wood floors and framed pictures on the walls all contribute to an atmosphere which is lively, friendly and welcoming. Every now and then a server passes by with a platter of meat on fire, sizzling and leaving a tantalising aroma in its wake.
La Vida offers an enticing assortment of tapas, wines and cocktails of Spanish and Latin American origin. The menu is changed weekly and varies in accordance to what is in season – however, a few favourites are always featured. Try the abundant crunchy nachos to share topped with either sour cream and chilli beef, or salsa and guacamole, the deliciously tasty sweet potato fries, patatas bravas (tender cubed potatoes drenched in spicy sauce), the grilled pulpo (salty octopus), the ceviche of fish (chunks of raw fish briefly marinated in lemon and lime), and the chicken arepa (a kind of crispy gluten free pita made of fried cornflour dough and stuffed with chicken). Round it all off with a chocolate pot topped with a swirl of olive oil and a sprinkle of rock salt!