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Review | Pura Vida: South Miami’s Fresh Taste of Paradise

In the heart of Miami’s diverse culinary scene, Pura Vida stands out. Offering a mixture of colorful flavors and nutritious ingredients that automatically transport you to the beautiful and calming shores of what Miami truly is. This peaceful all-day café invites you with its welcoming ambience and love of serving healthy cuisine. 

From the moment you step foot into Pura Vida, you are transported into an atmosphere that hugs you with relaxation and a sense of calmness. The decor, with its natural pastel tones, tropical accents, and simple designs, sets the mood for an unforgettable dining experience. Whether you want a peaceful moment of escape from the busy streets of Miami or just simply desiring a sweet taste of paradise, Pura Vida will meet your expectations.

The menu at Pura Vida is a combination of flavorful, fresh, and local ingredients that make an explosion in your mouth, forming a utopia of flavors. Each dish is crafted with precision and beauty, letting you really take in what you are about to eat. From vivid acai bowls bursting with fresh fruit, to eye-catching salmon and tuna bowls, every bite is a harmony of taste and texture. 

One popular standout dish is the Summer Chicken Bowl. This bowl consists of a lovely plated grilled chicken, cilantro rice, fresh avocado, pineapple, carrots, and topped with spices that tie the dish together. The presentation alone transports you into summer, and once you take a bite, you’ll find yourself lingering in the thought.    

Even if you are not in the mood for a full dish, Pura Vida offers an All Day Breakfast that ranges from $5 to $18 with more beautifully plated smaller portion options that still fill your needs. From the colorful Almond Berry Toast that consists of fresh fruits perfectly stacked on top, to The New Yorker toast that consists of scallion and salmon that is easily alluring to the eye, it’s a never ending variety of options. 

Pura Vida not only offers a wide range of dishes, but also many beverage options to choose from. The drink selection varies from refreshing smoothies to warm cappuccinos which will be guaranteed you will enjoy, for any time of the year. 

From the restaurant decor to the dishes themselves, Pura Vida transports diners on a journey of flavor and beauty to finding new discoveries. It’s no wonder that Pura Vida has quickly become so popular. Whether you’re a local that wants a taste of paradise or a visitor craving the same, Pura Vida will for sure leave a long-lasting impression. 

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