David Vargas
2018 Vida Cantina

David Vargas, Chef/Owner, Vida Cantina, brings his Mexican heritage and appreciation for local seasonal New England product to every plate at Vida Cantina in Portsmouth, NH.
David grew up in Southern CA and spent time in Mexico as an exchange student. His mother is from Guadalajara, his father from Jalisco, and it was important to his family that David appreciate his heritage. Appreciate it he does indeed at Vida Cantina, his first restaurant, where with each dish he is elevating the understanding of what Mexican food is or should be, while elevating the understanding of what New England cuisine is or should be.