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Buena Vida Tapas

4.6
4.6
346 reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
"Buena Vida Tapas & Sol is a restaurant on Atlanta's Beltline in Old Fourth Ward inspired by Southern Spain. Fun and approachable Spanish tapas by Executive Chef Juan Hormiga are served in an airy, beautiful space with a large indoor bar and Beltline-facing patio. This Atlanta concept is run by General Manager Johnny Johnson and owned by local restaurateurs Adam Berlin & Juan S. Calle is located in the corner of the North & Line apartments, just down the Beltline ramp from New Realm Brewing (or driving accessed down N Angier Ave NE from North Avenue, behind Ponce City Market). @buenavidatapas on IG to stay up to date."
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 please email events@buenavidatapas.com

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2 people

19:00


Booked 47 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 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

    Cash not accepted

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive Chef

    Juan Hormiga

  • Private party facilities

    Our upstairs Park View Room 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

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 - 17:00 - 21:30
    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.

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What 346 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. D

    Denise

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were there for our Anniversary dinner. The food was great.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This was my third time being here so I decide to bring my sister to celebrate her birthday. I was a bit taking back that the menu was strictly brunch items and not the regular menu which has more options. For I was looking forward to the regular menu. Unfortunately I wasn’t a big a fan of the dish that I had. Great place for dinner but not for their brunch.
  3. EP

    EricaP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have an amazing experience. Noise is minimal, food is incredible and staff team is so helpful. We love every single recommendation. It’s turned into one of our fav spots in town.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fed was an amazing server, he made great recommendations.
  5. m

    martind

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    They had very good food. Tasty. Parking was convenient in the parking deck. The manager was very nice. The staff was also nice and provided reasonable service. Maybe a little inexperienced, but they did their best.
  6. M

    Michelle

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks, and ambiance! The owner Juan was very accommodating. Definitely recommend for date night, girls night, or just hanging out at the bar.

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on 21 November 2022Michelle, I am so glad you met our owner, Juan! we appreciate your 5-star review and are so glad you had such an amazing time during your visit. Looking forward to your next visit.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Disappointing food. Just came back from Spain and this doesn’t do justice to tapas
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff, food and drinks were exceptional down to the service. Some guests who attend were extremely rude and obnoxious to not only other patrons but the staff as well. A very privileged pack. But the staff in their exceptionalism handled them well. Will definitely return again.
  9. WD

    4thWardDiner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed the chicken and waffles. The slight heat from the spices on the chicken were welcomed by my taste buds! Great brunch spot.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great time
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the drinks was amazing, can't go wrong with anything.

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on 13 November 2022So glad your first visit with us took you to the afterlife! Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 star review! We appreciate it more than you know. Hope were able too see you again real soon!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although the food was top notch, the service makes this establishment stand out amongst the rest. It was unreal how friendly each staff member was AND on top of that, even the patrons were kind.

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on 13 November 2022We have been working on our level our service because it is our guest that make us great! That you for the 5 star review. Please come and see us again real soon.

  13. S

    Shawn

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun, lively atmosphere right off the Beltline with indoor and outdoor seating. Everything we ordered was incredible. They have options for meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans, so it’s a great place to meet friends with varying dietary needs. The staff are friendly and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back!
  14. JP

    JoshwaP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Allie our server was sooo down to earth, relatable and provided excellent costumer service along with sharing her recommendations on the menu and they all were on point from the food choices and the drink selections!! We most definitely be back and we’re requesting Allie again!!’

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on 13 November 2022Ally is one of a kind! We are so happy that she made your experience that much better! Our servers have some of the best recommendations and we’re thrilled that help elevate you time here. Can’t wait until the next time.

  15. CM

    CatMan

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Construction across the road was annoying. Service excellent. Food fine but not authentic.

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on 13 November 2022It annoys us also! We can’t wait until it’s finished! But don’t let that hinder you from visiting us again!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice surprise. Definitely left full. Tha k you K.K. and Trey! - The Gothams
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food! Highly recommend!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful drinks! The cauliflower and the broccolini were AMAZING and we really enjoyed the octopus, shrimp, and stuffed plantains. The ceviche was also DELICIOUS. Finished the meal with espresso martinis and pistachio cheesecake. Beautiful restaurant with great vegan and vegetarian options that even meat eaters will enjoy!
  19. JP

    JoeP

    Atlanta

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just fun and right on the belt line! Enjoyed everything and the service was spot on all meal.
  20. BA

    Bruno52ATL

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    My 4th time here, and great food every time!!!!!!!
  21. AM

    AndreaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Mediocre food, awful drinks and sub-par service. Chairs are really uncomfortable and worn down. Way wayyyy overpriced. Tapas plates are around $10 each MINIMUM and they’re extremely tiny so you need at least 3-4 of them to fill you up. Better off going to a high end restaurant where everything is actually quality and spending that $40 on an entree.

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on 23 October 2022Andrea, We received your other review from Yelp, and we get it; you didn't enjoy our restaurant; I don't think we can change your mind about Buena Vida. I am sorry for not having met your expectations. And hope, down the road, you will give us a second chance.

  22. MC

    MCollins

    Atlanta

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Had a great meal for son's birthday even though there was no recognition (I did put in the reservation detail). All was good other than the noise level; there was a party of 6 across from us upstairs and they were awful. No respect for anyone else dining; yellling and laughing way too loud.

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on 24 October 2022Hi Mr.or Mrs. Collins Thank you for your review, And I also would like to wish your son a happy belated birthday. We have those reservation details on the small sheets we give to the servers when we seat the table. I am sorry that your server overlooked this detail. If the noise level is too loud for you to enjoy your experience, please don't hesitate to ask to be moved. If we can accommodate your request and have something available, we would love to make sure we honor your request.

  23. S

    Syllygrl

    Atlanta

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience2
    We all went out for a girls night. We original got seated in an area that was so dark people had to get their phones out as flashlights to read the menus. It was also very cold inside as they had the bar windows to the unenclosed patio open. The patio customers got a heat lamp, we didn't. We had to move to the bar to see the menus, but that also put us closer to the open window. We started with the chorizo and cheese pastry bites with a spicy tomato sauce. The pastry is nice and fluffy, but there isn't even a tablespoon of filling in the bite. We then got the mushroom croquettes and they were very good and flavorful. We also had the salmon with hummus and quinoa. The hummus was really good and paired well with the salmon. The toasted quinoa gave it the crunchy texture you miss when the skin isn't on the salmon. It was a little over salty though. We finished with a manchego cheesecake. It's a deconstructed version where instead of a crust it had graham cracker crushed and sprinkled on top. It was supposed to have a quince sauce, but came with fresh blueberries instead, which seemed odd. It was still good. It's very quaint and intimate for a nice little date night. The bartender was very friendly and the service was quick.
  24. 2

    2791

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The mushroom croquettes and fried cauliflower are to die for!! I would avoid the biscuits, they were dry.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We picked this restaurant for the outdoor patio and location. The reservation rules seem a little crazy for no shows and reschedules considering that our food arrived really late and some items were cold. :( However, the decor was really cute and the patio was actually spacious and dog friendly. The service staff was the best thing about the place! **edit** they removed the credit card policy below! I would try this place again, knowing that this isn’t enforced. " CREDIT CARD POLICY (removed) This restaurant requires a credit card to secure this reservation. All credit card information will be processed securely. No-shows or cancellations less than 1 day in advance may be subject to a charge of $25 per person. Changes to quest count made less than 1 day in advance may be subject to a charge of $25 per person."

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on 23 October 2022Hello, would you care to reach out to me about "reservation rules" as I'm not aware of any rules?

  26. C

    Cindy

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Clifton was the best! Great explanation of menu and suggestions. Margaritas were the bomb! Like Barcelona but SO MICH BETTER!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Enjoyable. But feels a little like the meals and drinks are pre-prepared. Our first set of small plates arrived 2 minutes after we ordered. And we were told the margaritas would take a minute while they replaced the tap (ie margarita from the tap 😑). So not really a top shelf margarita. Wait staff was very nice. Outdoor seating was great. Food was above average with a few knockouts. Worth a visit but feels like it will be a franchise one day.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch and had an amazing time
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was out of this world! Clifton took great care of us! Explained the menu and gave great recommendations! He made our dining experience even better! It’s always nice when you can have some laughs and conversation with restaurant staff. Highly recommend this restaurant and don’t leave without getting the cauliflower dish! The chef selection charcuterie was an excellent starter. Clifton provided great wine suggestions as well! Next time in the area, we will revisit this place!

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on 12 October 2022We are so pleased that Clifton took terrific care of you and that you had an outstanding experience with us. Thank you for such a fantastic review. We will see you later!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Food wasn’t bad but wasn’t anything to rave about. The ambience and setting was nice. Don’t get the espresso martini it was absolutely disgusting.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such a great experience my partner and I are coming back on tomorrow night for another date night!! The food, customer service and atmosphere was amazing!! Big kudos to our waitress Shannon, she was very nice and knowledgeable of the menu and drinks!! 😍😍

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on 14 October 2022So pleased that Shannon was able to provide a wonderful date night for you and your partner! Big kudos to you for coming a second time to bathe in the ambiance.

  32. SE

    SandyE

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved sitting outside with friends on a gorgeous fall evening!

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on 14 October 2022Thank You, Sandy, for sharing that Fall Evening with us at Buena Vida. We will catch you next time for sure!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Food was mediocre at best.
  34. KD

    KyleD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night spot right off the beltline. Parking is a little tricky as you are in a deck that's 1 floor below the restaurant, and you end up entering through the rear of the building. Other than that, it's a great place - good ambiance, great food, reasonable prices as well. The funniest part was asking our wonderful waiter "what's good here?" and he basically recited 1/3 of the menu from memory. Come with an open mind and you wont' be disappointed.
  35. BL

    BLocke

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & service! The staff was friendly and the food was amazing! Been here with friends a handful of times and it hasnt disappointed! Location is perfect if you want to grab some food then walk on the beltline.

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on 12 October 2022Bethania, we are so glad you had a fantastic time; we will see you soon!

  36. B

    Britt

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! We sat at the bar on a Sunday afternoon so we could watch the game. I believe the guy who helped us was Christian. He was friendly and helpful in his menu recommendations. The drinks were really good. Food was pretty good as well. Cute place with a nice vibe. We went for brunch but want to go again try to dinner. They validate parking in the garage right before you reach the restaurant for 2 hours. Definitely a good experience!
  37. SS

    SmithS

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The drinks are wonderful and strong. The ambiance and servers are fantastic!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    We had a reservation and we ( a party of 3) were still taken to a dirty table with trash and crumbs on it. I Pointed to and asked for one of the several tables that had clean glasses, plates, & silverware already set up on it, & the hostess told us that those tables were people who had reservations. I said that we had a reservation too. She responded that our reservation was this table ( the dirty table). She got a towel & clean it off. I decided to not let the bad start to dinner bother me, since it was a busy Saturday night. But I was wrong . Each person in my party ordered a different dish. The items I ordered were brought 20 minutes after everyone else’s. There was no update from the server. I had to ask about it. At least the servers was friendly.
  39. BW

    BrianW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The food was one note. Nothing special. Our waiter was attentive. Won't be going back.
  40. AW

    AmyW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food. Nice variety. Enjoyed the patio very much. Got there before 7pm on a Friday evening and pretty much had the non-reservation portion of the patio to ourselves.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Buena Vida Tapas using the Order Online button. Buena Vida Tapas also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Buena Vida Tapas also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 948-2312.

Buena Vida Tapas is rated 4.6 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 47 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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

  • Area

    Old Fourth Ward

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive Chef

    Juan Hormiga

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (404) 948-2312

  • Private party facilities

    Our upstairs Park View Room 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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