Regional Mexican Cuisine at Así Es la Vida (Up to 50% Off)

Camelback East

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Steak platters and stews in several diverse Mexican cooking styles at a restaurant named one of the state's best by Arizona Highways

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Must purchase 1 food item. $100 Groupon valid for tables of 4 or more only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $15 for $30 worth of Mexican cuisine for lunch or dinner
  • $30 for $50 worth of Mexican cuisine for dinner, redeemable after 5 p.m.
  • $60 for $100 worth of Mexican cuisine for dinner for a party of four or more
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Así Es la Vida

As the Phoenix New Times reported, Así Es la Vida was founded when Judy Anderson, an American vacationing in Mexico, left behind some money to Cozumel cook Moises Treves to help him realize the restaurant of his dreams—which he'd go on to name "Such Is Life" after one of her trademark sayings. (After the story was featured on Unsolved Mysteries two decades later, the pair was finally reunited.)

During the years between, the restaurant gained some ardent fans, and in 2003 some of them bought the spot and gave its name a Spanish translation. The new owners retained the menu of dishes exploring Mexico's diverse regional cooking styles. To name just a few, the Yucatán Peninsula contributes the slow-roasted orange-glazed pork dish cochinita pibil; the state of Puebla pitches in one of Mexico's most famous stews, mole poblano; and baked fish is prepared Veracruz-style with wine sauce, capers, and green olives. The chefs are also happy to adapt their dishes to be gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly for customers who make special requests or walk in wearing "Gluten Is Gross" T-shirts.

"Their faintly upscale little place is adorable, thanks to brightly colored walls, plants, Mexican art and furniture," Arizona Highways noted when it placed the family owned and operated Así Es la Vida on its list of the state's best restaurants of 2013. Burnished metal lanterns dangle above the tables, and baskets full of ferns and other leafy plants hung from the ceiling add extra color.

Customer Reviews

Large tequila selection. The food was VERY good! Cute place, intimate and the guitar player/singer was very good as well. Irving was a great server/bartender!
Chandra P. · July 17, 2015
Delicious! Great service. We will be back.
Margaret · August 20, 2014
Great service and ambiance. Love it.
S. P. · August 13, 2014
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    Camelback East

    3602 N 24th St.

    Phoenix, AZ 85016

    +16029552926

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