About this business

  • Cuisine
    Bakery, Vegan, Caribbean, Vegetarian, Organic
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
  • Website
    puravidavegas.com
  • Price
    $$$$$
  • Cuisine
    Bakery, Vegan, Caribbean, Vegetarian, Organic
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

Lisa D.
Verified
Report | a year ago
Wow, very good food and the staff was very friendly. We were treated like family
Brianna S.
Verified
Report | a year ago
Good price for great food. I am not vegetarian and could not believe the flavor achieved. Will come back the next time I visit Vegas.
Stacey H.
Verified
Report | a year ago
Coming back soon
Keith T.
Verified
Report | a year ago
Keep up the great vibe and food.
Lindsey D.
Verified
Report | a year ago
AWESOME!!!
Stacey
Verified
Report | a year ago
It was simply amazing!
Roger D.
Verified
Report | a year ago
We'll be back! Thanks for a great lunch.
Sarah
Verified
Report | a year ago
Keep up the good work!!
susan h.
Verified
Report | a year ago
Highly recommend this place. Best vegan food to date! The chef is fantastic. Very responsive to my calls for reservations and she is skilled in cooking, people and personality.
James R.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Delicious food and a wonderful staff!
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From Our Editors

Pura Vida Bakery & Bystro chef and owner Mayra Trabulse has one goal: to create compassionate cuisine with a level of flavor that reflects her diverse cultural background. As she shared with Katherine Fernelius of Vegas Seven, Mayra is half Lebanese and half Cuban, and was born and raised in Mexico City. After moving to Las Vegas and attending community college, Mayra found herself unfulfilled. She decided to relocate to Florida, where she began to explore the politics of eating and her own relationship with food. She founded a catering business and became a private vegan chef before returning once more to Las Vegas to share her signature Caribbean- and Southwest-inspired dishes with Nevadans.

Mayra incorporated the Spanish phrase "pura vida" into the moniker of her eatery because it's a greeting or a farewell that can signify a sense of community and enjoying life slowly. That's exactly what she wants diners to feel at the restaurant, where she uses local, organic, fair-trade ingredients and incorporates macrobiotic, Ayurvedic, and raw-food principles in her low-temperature cooking. Mayra enhances her creations with unrefined oils and sweeteners and grinds whole spices for maximum flavor. Boasting a designated gluten-free area of her kitchen, she can cater to most any dietary restriction—Vanessa Meier of The Green Girl Next Door blog described how Mayra composed custom, on-the-fly dishes that were "beautiful and clearly prepared with so much love" for her and her husband.

And Meier isn't the only critic to take note of the blossoming restaurant: it earned Las Vegas Weekly’s 2012 Best Vegan Eating award and was named the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Dining Pick of the Week in October 2012. Mayra and her team also cater special events and bake custom vegan wedding cakes for couples being married by an Elvis wearing faux-blue-suede shoes.

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