- $10 for $20worth of Mexican cuisine and drinks at Costa Vida’s Englewood location
See the menu.
Given the cresting wave featured prominently in Costa Vida's logo, it's probably not surprising that they're inspired by what would otherwise seem like a random trade: surfboard shaping. They view the craft, with its patience, skill, and attention to detail, as noble, and they aim to put that same dedication into their handmade Mexican meals. They make everything from scratch daily—even the tortillas and salsas—and slow cook their signature seasoned meats for several hours before serving.
These ingredients go into classic dishes with sometimes unexpected ingredients: guests can choose to have their entree—be it burritos, tacos, or nachos—bulked up with anything from shredded beef to raspberry chipotle chicken. The menu also includes traditional Mexican desserts such as flan and tres leches, as well as fountain sodas from South-of-the-border brand Jarritos.