Buena Vida Cantina

6 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Buena Vida Cantina is inspired by our travels to northern mexico and our love for
Mexican comfort food & street cuisine. Featuring unique dishes from Chef Erik Hopfinger and fresh Agave based

Buena Vida is for San Francisco and SOMA where community is ingrained in our
heartbeat. The Good Life.

Join us in The Garden, our outdoor dinning space, and enjoy everything we have to offer. Great food, laughs, good times and The Good Life.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 6 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago

Aaron, Angel and Kenny were the best. So welcoming and thoughtful. And the food! The tacos (and we are almost every kind) were exceptional and tasty and juicy. We will be back.

San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021

So good!
The vibe, the service, the food and the drinks -- all so great. Will definitely be back, and highly recommend others to dine at Buena Vida.

OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021

Delicious meal and great service. Must upgrade the tacos. So worth it!

vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021

Have been a few times, my new fav spot in the neighborhood. Tacos are tasting and cocktails are yummy. Great service.

1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021

Outdoor dining is pretty limited at the moment but they are being very safe by distancing tables and waiters stand at a distance when you are not masked/to take your order. They have heaters, which were nice but not super close to the tables so we didn’t get a lot of heat from them. Service was really amazing, super friendly and will make suggestions if you’re having trouble deciding. Food was surprisingly super delicious, go for the tacos!! I’d skip on the chips and queso dip because that was just ok.

OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021

The queso was extremely thin and the tortilla soup was like tomato soup with bits of chicken. We tried all of the tacos and the meat was dry in most of them. The pork and the fish were the best ones but not much better quality than a fast food restaurant.

Service was good, sad that the food wasn’t.

vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021

Great for date night or casual eats. Fantastic service, delicious food and drinks!


You can order delivery directly from Buena Vida Cantina using the Order Online button. Buena Vida Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 921-9112.

Buena Vida Cantina is rated 4.6 stars by 6 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.