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Posted on: Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Mundo Vida in Umdloti – a review

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Mundo Vida

I spent part of the recent long weekend on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu Natal and had lunch on Saturday at a new eatery, Mundo Vida in Umdloti.  The theme of the restaurant is ‘world food’ and the menu ranges from a Vietnamese starter platter to steamed langoustines.  Game dishes and good old classics like pork belly are also served, as are Thai dishes like pad thai.

We had booked a table on the large, covered deck and the views from here are beautiful.  Mundo Vida is a spit away from the beach so I can only imagine how packed it will be come high summer!

Although there is a set menu with two courses for R100 or three courses for R125 we all ordered separately.  I had salt and pepper calamari served with an Asian salad and the other two members of the party ordered the Vietnamese starter platter which is for two people.  For mains I chose the fresh line fish of the day which was, as one would expect so close to the sea, beautifully fresh and tasty.  Served on a bed of Asian vegetables (or with match stick fries), this meal was light and exactly what I was after.  Other meals ordered were a spicy prawn Pad Thai and Mozambiquen chicken.  Both were cooked to perfection but the Pad Thai was a bit too spicy for my liking.

We washed this all down with a Pierre Jourdan Tranquille which at R85 per bottle was not too expensive and ended the meal with coffees and a crème brulee each.

Mundo Vida

Mundo Vida was lovely; gorgeous views, slick service, linen napkins and thin rimmed wine glasses and excellent food.  I enjoyed it tremendously.

Address & Contact Details:
Mundo Vida, Shop 8, Umdloti Beach Centre, 1 South Beach Road, Umdloti
Telephone: +27 (0)31 568-2286

Umdloti Links:
Umdloti Attractions
Umdloti Accommodation
Dolphin Coast Accommodation
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Helen Rushton


After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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