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Buena Vida Tapas

4.5
4.5
169 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish

Buena Vida Tapas & Sol is a restaurant on Atlanta's Beltline in Old Fourth Ward inspired by Southern Spain. Authentic and approachable Spanish tapas by Executive Chef Juan Hoirmiga are served in a breezy, beautiful space with a large indoor bar and Beltline facing patio. Our beverage menu features a wide selection of seasonal craft cocktails and wines.
Located in the corner of the North & Line apartments on Historic Fourth Ward Park, just down the Beltline ramp from New Realm Brewing (or driving accessed down N Angier Ave NE from North Avenue, behind Ponce City Market).
We offer 2-hour parking validation at North & Line apartments. Please call 404.948.2312 for directions or if you'd like to book a party over 10.

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Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
    Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 948-2312

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Private party facilities

    Our upstairs mezzanine which overlooks Historic Fourth Ward Park is available for private events. It accommodates up to 25 people. We also have other options for the partial or full building buy-outs, including our patio, lounge area, and more.

  • Private party contact

    Lauren Finn: (844) 480-2263

  • Neighborhood

    Old Fourth Ward

  • Cross street

    Off North Ave across from Ponce City Market in The North & Line buildin

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bar Bites @ Buena Vida Tapas & Sol

    Multiple dates available
    On Saturdays and Sundays, we offer a limited menu featuring our favorites on the Bar Bites Menu from 4PM-5PM. Full cocktail menu is available - pro tip... try our Confit Mushroom Croquetas or our Manchego Mini Sliders!

Offers

  • Half off Bottles of Wine on Wednesday!

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Enjoy our 1/2 off bottles of wine special every Wednesday, available for our full wine list! We feature a wide selection of new and old world wines, including certified organic, certified vegan wines and a large selection of our favorite Spanish wines.
  • • Bar Bites @ Buena Vida Tapas

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,Sat - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    On Saturdays and Sundays, we offer a limited menu featuring our favorites on the Bar Bites Menu from 4PM-5PM. Full cocktail menu is available - pro tip... try our Confit Mushroom Croquetas or our Manchego Mini Sliders!

Popular dishes

Menu

Gluten Free items may be fried in oil with gluten residue

Meat

  • Grilled Lamb$18.00

    red wine & fig reduction, cauliflower purée

    • Empanadas$9.00

      rotating

      • Manchego Mini-Burgers$10.00

        Kings Hawaiian, Manchego, pickled vegetables, garlic aioli

        • Crispy Pimenton Chicken$10.00

          fried crispy chicken, smokey hot pimentón, brown sugar honey

          • Shortrib$14.00

            short rib, carrots, truffle oil, cipollini onions, demi, panko gremolata

            • Beef Tartare over Marrowbone$17.00

              beef tenderloin tartare, grilled marrowbone, guindillas, fresh lime juice, crispy flatbread

              • Mojo Steak$15.50

                grilled & sliced steak, spinach, mushrooms, mojo picón

                • Braised Oxtail Tacos$10.00

                  braised oxtail, fried pork skin, pickled spicy red onions, corn tortilla

                  • Huevos Rotos$13.00

                    fried egg, fries, truffle mayo, parsley garlic oil, jamón serrano

                    Vegetarian

                    • Tortilla Española$7.50

                      classic spanish-style omelette, potato, onion, egg, garlic aioli

                      • Goat Cheese & Fig Salad$13.00

                        mixed greens, fresh goat cheese, fried figs, pickled watermelon, sesame brittle, berry compote sherry vinaigrette

                        • Creamy Bomba Rice$13.00

                          bomba rice, confit mushrooms, manchego cheese, truffle oil

                          • Sauteed Mushroom$11.00

                            white mushrooms, spinach, fresh goat cheese, hot paprika oil

                            • Patatas Bravas$8.50

                              chunky, twice-fried potatoes, bravas sauce, garlic aioli

                              Charcuterie

                              served with bread & accompaniments

                              • Pan con Tomate$5.00

                                ciabatta bread, raw garlic, fresh tomato, parsley, olive oil, Maldon salt

                                • Chef's Selection$24.00

                                  Chef's rotating choice of two meats and two cheeses

                                  Cured Meats

                                  • Jamón Serrano$7.00

                                    • Salchichón$7.00

                                      • Chorizo$7.00

                                        • Coppa$7.00

                                          • Jamón Ibérico$14.00

                                            Cheeses

                                            • Manchego (6m)$6.50

                                              • Idiazábal$6.50

                                                • Valdeón$6.50

                                                  • Caña de Oveja$6.50

                                                    • P'tit Basque$6.50

                                                      • Mahón$6.50

                                                        Seafood

                                                        • Gambas al Ajillo$14.00

                                                          local shrimp, garlic, oil, bay leaves, chili flake, bread

                                                          • Escabeche$11.00

                                                            steamed octopus, escabeche sauce, pickled fennel, fried quinoa, fried garlic

                                                            • Pulpo a la Gallega$17.00

                                                              steamed spanish octopus, tumble potatoes

                                                              • Adobo Mahi Mahi$12.00

                                                                milk-marinated fried Mahi Mahi, garlic, oregano, vinegar, cumin, lemon, sofrito sauce

                                                                • Mussels & Chorizo$15.00

                                                                  mussels, cured Spanish chorizo, white wine, sofito, grilled bread

                                                                  • Pan Seared Salmon$13.00

                                                                    salmon, judion cream, fried quinoa, citrus butter

                                                                    Vegan

                                                                    • Spiced Kebap Bites$12.00

                                                                      Impossible sausage, cilantro-jalapeño vegan aioli, pimentón vegan cheese

                                                                      • Panko Fried Cauliflower$10.00

                                                                        cauliflower, creamy mojo verde

                                                                        • Confit Mushroom Croquetas$11.00

                                                                          shiitake, cremini & white button mushrooms, panko, celeriac purée, agave black truffle

                                                                          • Brussel Sprouts$10.00

                                                                            brussel sprouts, green pimentón agave, vegan aioli

                                                                            • Grilled Broccolini$8.00

                                                                              broccolini, pepitoria sauce, cripsy quinoa

                                                                              • Eggplant Dip$9.00

                                                                                Smokey eggplant créme, green oil, sesame brittle, lavash bread

                                                                                • Carrot Tartare$11.00

                                                                                  roasted carrots, vegan aioli, cilantro, pickled mustard seeds, sesame oil, judion bean purée

                                                                                  Raciones Large Plates

                                                                                  • Pork Shank$25.00

                                                                                    confit for 12 hours, bacon-sherry sauce, manchego cheese grits, sautéed vegetables, parsley

                                                                                    • Ribeye$29.00

                                                                                      ribeye crusted in Valdeón butter, maldon salt, served with seasonal vegetables

                                                                                      • Whole Fish

                                                                                        served crispy with a hearts of palm & celeriac puree, marinated artichoke hearts, blistered cherry tomatoes, mojo verde & fried garlic

                                                                                        • MKT

                                                                                      Desserts

                                                                                      • Postre de Natas$9.00

                                                                                        Colombian style milk custard, almond & sesame crumble, red fruit emulsion

                                                                                        • Churros$9.00

                                                                                          crispy cinnamon sugar-dusted, chocolate dipping sauce

                                                                                          • Manchego Cheesecake$9.00

                                                                                            3 month aged Manchego, Quince jelly, crunchy granola cookie crumble

                                                                                            • Vegan Citrus Olive Oil Cake$10.00

                                                                                              olive oil, lemon, orange zest, powdered sugar

                                                                                              • Pistachio Cheesecake$10.00

                                                                                                Pistachio cheesecake, shortbread crust, chili, pistachio crumble

                                                                                                • Assorted Ice Cream$9.00

                                                                                                  rotating flavors

                                                                                                  • Dark Chocolate Brownie$9.00

                                                                                                    dark chocolate brownie, toasted hazelnuts, butter, cacao powder, vanilla ice cream

                                                                                                    Cocktails

                                                                                                    • Buena Vida Sour 2.0$13.00

                                                                                                      Housemade honeydew liqueur, lemon juice, Fee Foamer. Bittermens Honey Bitters

                                                                                                      • Black Magic$14.00

                                                                                                        Black tea-infused Old Forester Rye, Morenita Sherry, honey champagne, lemon, Bittermens Burlesque Bitters, club soda

                                                                                                        • Mezcal-Me Maybe$14.00

                                                                                                          La Luna Mezcal, Fever-Tree ginger beer, pomegranate tamarind, lemon

                                                                                                          • Daddy 0$15.00

                                                                                                            JJ Corry Hanson Irish Whiskey, Campari, honey champagne, lemon, Bittermens Honey Bitters, Sfumato Amaro rinse

                                                                                                            • Lulo Mojito$13.00

                                                                                                              Flor De Cana 4yr Rum, lulo, pineapple, mint, club soda

                                                                                                              • Red Sangria

                                                                                                                • Glass$10.00
                                                                                                                • Crafe$38.00
                                                                                                              • Seasonal Sangria

                                                                                                                rotating

                                                                                                                • Glass$11.00
                                                                                                                • Crafe$43.00
                                                                                                              • Spicy Margarita

                                                                                                                Ghost Tequila, agave, jalapeño simple, lime, cayenne chilli salt

                                                                                                                • Glass$15.00
                                                                                                                • Pitcher$55.00
                                                                                                              • South of Spain Gintonic$13.00

                                                                                                                Puerto de Indias Gin, Fever-Tree aromatic tonic, citrus wheels, spices

                                                                                                                • Royal Vida$14.00

                                                                                                                  Nordes Gin, Poggio Costa DOC Prosecco, black cherry, sage, lemon

                                                                                                                  • Aperol Spritz$13.00

                                                                                                                    Aperol, Poggio Costa Doc Prosecco, club soda

                                                                                                                    • El Matador$13.00

                                                                                                                      Milagro, Triple Sec, OJ, lime, Red Bull yellow edition

                                                                                                                      Margarita

                                                                                                                      • Milagro

                                                                                                                        • Glass$12.00
                                                                                                                        • Pitcher$44.00
                                                                                                                      • Rotating Top Shelf

                                                                                                                        Tequila, agave, lime

                                                                                                                        • Glass$17.00
                                                                                                                        • Pitcher$65.00

                                                                                                                      Last updated: April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                      What 169 people are saying

                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                      4.5
                                                                                                                      4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                      • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                      • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                      • 4.3Value

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                                                                                                                        TianaA

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great service, great food! Beautiful restaurant. Will definitely return.

                                                                                                                      2. C

                                                                                                                        Cece

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                        overall2food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                        The food was really good and the service was great. My only disappointment was that I came under the impression they still had bottomless mimosas. I was told after I ordered two that they are $9 each. what a disappointment to have not been told there was no bottomless, when I ordered bottomless.

                                                                                                                      3. F

                                                                                                                        mariaF

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Awesome time, service and drinks.

                                                                                                                      4. k

                                                                                                                        katinaz

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                        overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                                                                                        Ambiance was nice except that we reserved patio seats hoping to be seated in the large patio area. Instead, we were seated on the side of the restaurant that had 4 isolated tables, like the design was an afterthought. Service was just okay. While the staff was nice, everyone felt disconnected and disinterested. Food was awful. Portions were small but also just gross. Octopus was fishy and tossed in a cheap tasting mayonnaise mixture that felt rancid. The mojo steak was crunchy tough. The goat cheese/watermelon/spinach salad tasted turned and spoiled… we ordered two Vermut and 4 tapas and our bill was $77… but It was absolutely not worth it. I will not return.

                                                                                                                      5. LB

                                                                                                                        LynnBenji

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        The food and atmosphere is great! I will be back again, the chef crafted some amazing options.

                                                                                                                      6. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        The food was fantastic and the cauliflower was our favorite dish of the night. Clifton was an amazing server.

                                                                                                                      7. A

                                                                                                                        Anne

                                                                                                                        Louisville

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        Great place delicious food would recommend sitting outside was definitely the nicest!

                                                                                                                      8. PB

                                                                                                                        PaulB

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great food; everything tasted great. Service was slow and we twice had servers deliver other tables' food to ours by mistake. Pricey, even for the beltline - but food made up for it for a special occasion.

                                                                                                                      9. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall2food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                                        First time there was great. Think they were having a bad service day.

                                                                                                                      10. NS

                                                                                                                        NicoleS

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        Great food and great service! Really no complaints but of course with Tapas they are very small plates and some were pricy but that was not really a surprise and they were delicious!

                                                                                                                      11. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great food and nice ambience!. We had to wait a little bit for coffee and desserts, but overall awesome experience!

                                                                                                                      12. N

                                                                                                                        Nata

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Beautiful décor and for sure an Instagram spot! Family friendly as well and will be back for brunch again soon!

                                                                                                                      13. AB

                                                                                                                        ArielB

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great service! Brunch was so good! Will be back to try the tapas menu.

                                                                                                                      14. N

                                                                                                                        N777

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        Celebrated Mother’s Day and it was great. Food was good. We wanted to make a last minute table change and we were able to and one of the team members even treated me and my family to dessert.

                                                                                                                      15. RA

                                                                                                                        Renee4Atlanta

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        The perfect place for fancy and less adventurous brunchers. Thanks for accommodating our families when we had to move a party of 6 indoors.

                                                                                                                      16. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        The drinks and olive oil cake were great. The vegan tapas were alright-they all kind of tasted the same: fried

                                                                                                                      17. S

                                                                                                                        Stan

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        We thoroughly enjoyed our "inaugural" visit to Buena Vista Tapas! Our server was very helpful in making menu choices, checking for GF options, etc. (Thank you KK!) The food was delicious and fresh and the atmosphere was clean, welcoming and lively. We're going back and bringing friends!

                                                                                                                      18. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great atmosphere and wonderful service

                                                                                                                      19. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                        Not wowed by the food but not dissatisfied. Service was bad but we could tell he was new to serving.

                                                                                                                      20. FJ

                                                                                                                        FoodieJo

                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                                        Visited for Brunch with friends. Food was great but the service was not. The servers would speed by fast. Drop the food off at the table without saying anything. The restaurant wasn't that busy so that definitely did not warrant such hasty service. Gratuity was automatically included and quite frankly they did not deserve what was precalculated.

                                                                                                                      21. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food4service1ambience5

                                                                                                                        Despite making a reservation and arriving on time, we had to wait 10 minutes to be seated. The service was really slow and they brought the wrong food to our table. The tapas were good but really expensive for the amount of food you get, and the quality did not really match the price. The drinks were delicious and fresh - the margarita pitcher was a highlight, and fairly reasonably priced for the size. I would highly recommend sitting outside as the patio is huge and gorgeous, and right next to the Beltline.

                                                                                                                      22. JE

                                                                                                                        JayEmm

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                        It seems like this restaurant relies on the sauces to give the food flavor. We tried many items on the menu and none of it was really seasoned besides the short rib and potatoes. The drinks were mediocre for the price. The server was decent.

                                                                                                                      23. DC

                                                                                                                        DakotaC

                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Food was great- we sat outside for brunch & the weather couldn't have been better. Our server (Keyana?- sorry if I spelled that wrong!!) was so sweet and helpful. Definitely would come back next time I'm in town!

                                                                                                                      24. j

                                                                                                                        jenniferp

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                                                                                        I have to admit I barely write a bad review. The first time I went to Buena Vida was prepaid endemic and it was a wonderful experience all around . Unfortunately brunch at Buena Vida is a miss for me. Most of the food we ordered was not tasty. On a lighter note, I do highly recommend the mushroom croquetas and the Honey Bear cocktail

                                                                                                                      25. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great service, food, outdoor seating, and fun music! Highly recommend. :)

                                                                                                                      26. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Clifton was one of the best waiters I’ve ever had. Incredibly knowledgeable and personable, everything he recommended was excellent.

                                                                                                                      27. CP

                                                                                                                        CamilaP

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food5service1ambience2

                                                                                                                        It would have been nice to know that they don’t have a full menu for lunch (only for dinner) and only serve brunch until 3:30. The service was very slow. We had to be constantly flagging her down and she kept on forgetting our order. The plates that we got initially were dirty (they had food stuck on them). The food was very good, we had one of each of the tapas (they only had 5 for lunch). I wouldn’t recommend the pan con tomate and the sangria, they were not good at all, but the rest of the food was very good. I would definitely come back for dinner but not for lunch

                                                                                                                      28. BK

                                                                                                                        BruceK

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great tapas place on the beltline. Park under the apartment building that houses the restaurant.

                                                                                                                      29. NM

                                                                                                                        NM27

                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall2food1service4ambience4

                                                                                                                        I normally don't leave reviews but the food was such a let down that I just have to leave one. I ordered the short rib hash bowl for brunch and it had no flavor whatsoever. It was like they had cooked every component of the bowl separately in a vacuum and didn't use any seasoning (including salt) or acidity to bring flavor to the dish. The dish was a little better once I added some lime juice and ordered a side of the garlic aioli that is on the patatas bravas dish. The service was good and the ambience of the patio is great, but I was just shocked at how flat and boring the food was.

                                                                                                                      30. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                        Fig and goat cheese salad and the mushrooms are sooooo fantastic. The lamb chops were cooked too long and were tough as jerky. No bueno. I love this place, it’s top tier like Iberian Pig, they just have to perfect the lamb or ask how people prefer them to be prepared. I highly bought they intend to serve the lamb the way we received them. The lime & coconut drink is also a fan fav. Our server was really nice and personable!!!

                                                                                                                      31. DZ

                                                                                                                        DeseZ

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great drink and food options, the vibe was relaxing & tasty.

                                                                                                                      32. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                        Evening meal with a friend. Had a reservation but they were running behind 20 min. Lighting was so dark we couldn’t see the menu and it was so loud we couldn’t hear our server speaking. Three of the items I ordered were not available . Server took silverware before we were finished and didn’t return to the table. I had ti run down more. Food was good but not worth the other obstacles.

                                                                                                                      33. A

                                                                                                                        Atlguy007

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Good food, nice ambiance. Parking is an issue.

                                                                                                                      34. MW

                                                                                                                        MrsW

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Good variety menu + scrumptious food + beautiful ambiance and service = great dining experience at Buena Vida Tapas

                                                                                                                      35. P

                                                                                                                        Potomac

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                        Stopped here during trip to Atlanta. The restaurant is in a new upcoming area. Lots of good energy. Food was fresh, but uninspiring. Nothing memorable.

                                                                                                                      36. J

                                                                                                                        Jaci

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                        Great ambience and service. Food was pretty good.

                                                                                                                      37. LJ

                                                                                                                        LynnJ

                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                                        This was our first visit. There were plenty of staff but it seemed disorganized and chaotic. Our food was average and the prices seemed a bit higher than other tapas places in the metro. Our server was very nice but got the order wrong. Luckily s/he repeated it before the order was placed in the kitchen and that got squared away without incident. I'm thinking the server may not have heard my husband's order correctly because it was so loud on the patio. This is what Europe does best-- the music isn't loud and the customers aren't loud so you can really enjoy your dinner. Perhaps management can lower the patio music volume so folks aren't yelling at each other to hear one another. Not one, but two drink runners attempted to serve us drinks that were for other tables. This is a management/training issue-- please be sure your servers know their table numbers and that the runners know the table numbers as well. I am gluten-free and was happy to see the menu marked but there were not many options. I think several of the non-GF menu items could be augmented. That could be a selling point for GF customers.

                                                                                                                      38. JM

                                                                                                                        JayM

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        I love Buena Vida! a bit pricey but so worth it. Food is excellent. Drinks are strong and the staff are lovely! I cannot remember our servers name but he was tall and handsome with a great smile! If you are looking for a great patio with relaxing ambiance, definitely give BV a visit.

                                                                                                                      39. LL

                                                                                                                        LuLu4u

                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Came b/c they had a burger on the news for ATL burger week. Nice ambiance and the service was great! My margarita was bitter but the mixologist fixed it w/no issue. The burger didn’t wow me but was ok. The mushroom dish was really good! I will def go back, try a diff drink n food.

                                                                                                                      40. k

                                                                                                                        kurtm

                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        Great food, fun ambiance, great service

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                                                                                                                      Buena Vida Tapas is rated 4.5 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                      Google Map for Buena Vida Tapas

                                                                                                                      385 N Angier Ave NE Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30308

                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                        Off North Ave across from Ponce City Market in The North & Line buildin

                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                        Old Fourth Ward

                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                        Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                                                                                        Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
                                                                                                                        Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
                                                                                                                        Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                        Spanish, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                        Business Casual

                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                        Public Lot

                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                      • Owned/operated by

                                                                                                                        Latinx or Hispanic

                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                                                        (404) 948-2312

                                                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                        Our upstairs mezzanine which overlooks Historic Fourth Ward Park is available for private events. It accommodates up to 25 people. We also have other options for the partial or full building buy-outs, including our patio, lounge area, and more.

                                                                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                                                                        Lauren Finn: (844) 480-2263

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