Pura Vida Cafe

Award Winning Patio at Lake Vallecito! Enjoy the scenic drive and step into a relaxed, waterfront dining experience!

Vallecito Q & A

Yes - The lake freezes over in the winter

No - Deer don't turn into elk in the fall.

Sure - The place is for sale! 1st $4,000,000

No denying - By far the Best Lake View!

Absolutely! - Best food in south Vallecito

NO - not ALL locals in Vallecito are crazy!

The Dam - started 1938 done 1941

The Lake - 22 miles of shoreline 7,665 ft. up.

Yes - Jimmy Buffet should be President

No - Red Mountain doesn't get painted by the Boy Scouts every year

Sure - There are tons of fish in the lake awaiting your lure ... I use our brownies rolled out like a worm. Works great!!

True - I really, really love my restaurant and hope that you do too!!

Fun Stuff

THINGS ARE TAKIN' SHAPE!

Between Justin McCarty's fantastic rockscaping, the new floor and a lot of help from Wulf (Richard Orr) and Bear we are on our way! We hope you are enjoying the changes that you make possible with your support. Every year we try to refine the menu and the overall way we do stuff to give you a better and more relaxed dining experience. Hope you see the difference.

WEIGHTLIFTING AT PURA VIDA

In the spirit of better health we now have the Fishbowl Margarita. Weighing in at 4 lbs. it is a true workout as you savor the flavor! We do offer 2lbers for our petite customers. Our drinks are incredible, try one!!!

DAILY HAPPY HOURS 3 to 5 pm

FREE HUGS!!! Some restrictions apply. $1 off our signature boat drinks, $2.75 microbrews, $3.50 wells, Chili/cheese fries $4.95

NEW T_SHIRTS!!!

PURAVIDAVILLE, VALLECITO! Check it out!

Welcome to the Pura Vida Cafe!

We are now in year #6 - can you believe it! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Try the new things on the menu and let me know what you think. I also do catering and specialty cakes. Just ask. Out back is still progressing and we hope to be able to put it a lakeside bar again this year. Still waiting for the go ahead from the Bureau of Reclamation. Kick back, relax, have 4 or 6 margaritas and enjoy the view, the music, and a good meal.

Pura Vida! is "Pure Life" -OR- Costa Rican Aloha, Everything is great, Hi there!, See ya later!, Have a great day!  Yell it at someone and wave. Usually they will yell it back with a lost look on their face.

Pura Vida Cafe Has Its Own QR Code!

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