A friend of mine from the Eastern Cape was recently in KwaZulu Natal for a 40th birthday party so we used the opportunity to catch up over lunch. Our venue of choice was Mundo Vida in Umdloti. I had eaten there a number of years ago but it definitely doesn’t fail to impress second time around!
Mundo Vida is a stylish, contemporary restaurant located slap bang on the beachfront in Umdloti – any closer to the sea and you’d be wriggling your toes in the sand! The views of the Indian Ocean are magnificent; it’s a superb setting for a long lunch or an early dinner to watch the sunset.
The restaurant focuses on seafood, steaks and classical dishes. I opted for the grilled calamari served with pommes frites crisped to perfection. The portion is very generous and at only R99 I certainly didn’t feel hard done by. My companion had eaten a very late breakfast so only ordered a Greek salad and this too was a large portion heaped with creamy feta.
The wine list is more than adequate but Mundo Vida also serves a wicked cocktail should you be interested!
The service was out of the top drawer and it scored extra points in my book with the linen napkins and good quality glassware and cutlery. A decent wine deserves a decent glass!
There is inside seating but the majority of the seating is out on the covered deck where the beautiful sea views can be best appreciated.
Please be warned that parking can be scarce!
Mundo Vide is open from 12h00 – 15h00 and 18h00 – 22h00 Mondays to Saturdays. Opening hours on a Sunday are from 12h00 – 17h00. Contact them on +27 (0)31 568-2286.