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Buena Vida Tapas Bar

4.4
4.4
623 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
"Buena Vida Tapas & Sol is a restaurant on Atlanta's Beltline in Old Fourth Ward inspired by Southern Spain run by General Manager Lorenzo Masini and owned by local restaurateurs Adam Berlin & Juan S. Calle. Fun and approachable Spanish tapas by Executive Chef Jaime Guzman are served in an airy, beautiful space with a large indoor bar and Beltline-facing patio. This Atlanta concept 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

21:00


Booked 13 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 11:30 am–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (404) 948-2312
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jaime Guzman
  • 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: (404) 948-2312

Offers

  • Half off Bottles of Wine on Wednesday!

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 17:00 - 21:45
    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.
    Half off Bottles of Wine on Wednesday! photo
  • Happy Hours

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 16:00 - 17:00
    Monday To Friday 4.30 PM to 6.30 PM $5 Tapas Drinks starting at $5
    Happy Hours photo

What 623 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Atlanta

    Healthy

623 Reviews
  1. HeidiP

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This place has potential but it didn’t deliver on our first visit. Indoors was really loud (music) and it didn’t help that our server was soft spoken. She spilled food on us and didn’t clean the table until we asked, got some of our order wrong (it was removed from the final bill but it was not a great experience). We ordered a charcuterie board that had all the meats piled on, as if it had been taken straight from the package into the plate; the server identified the cheeses incorrectly which could have been tragic for people with dairy allergies. We got some tostones topped with shrimp that were good, and also the gambas with garlic were good. My first drink was a mojito that was recommended by the server, she recommended a different rum from what was listed and I went with it… it was a $4 up charge that she didn’t mention! That mojito was FILLED with mint which made it not enjoyable. The server also offered to bring more bread for the table (we had the gambas and charcuterie board) so we said yes… she brought out 2 slices of bread and there was also an up charge that she didn’t mention (and bread on its own was not on the menu so there was no way for us to know this) … so yeah, it wasn’t a great first experience

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    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great vibes. Service was a bit slow in certain orders but overall it was a good experience.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to dinner expecting a lot more given the positive reviews, but was sorely disappointed when food arrived. We ordered the sliders (these were ok), brussels sprouts (entirely too much simple syrup, too sweet), short rib (extremely dry almost like beef jerky and too sweet), calamari (sauce was good but calamari was dry/chewy), and patatas bravas (soggy). Service however, was great. Joey, our server, was very timely and attentive. Overall, I wouldn’t order any of these dishes again, unfortunately.
    Buena Vida Tapas BarResponded on 26 May 2024
    We genuinely appreciate your feedback and want to express our sincere apologies for the disappointment you experienced with the quality of our dishes. Your detailed comments are incredibly valuable, and we will ensure they are shared with our chefs. We have a wide variety of other options on our menu, and we would be honored if you would consider giving us another opportunity to create a more enjoyable dining experience for you. On a brighter note, we are delighted to hear that Joey provided exceptional service and positively impacted your visit. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we truly hope to have the chance to exceed your expectations in the future. Thank you once again for taking the time to share your insights with us. Lorenzo General Manager

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for my birthday, service was outstanding and they really took care of me on my special day

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    While the food is great, the service the couple of times I have been here have not been good. We initially were a walk in and were told they were seating reservations first. Ok, that’s fair. I then go check reservations and there are reservations available for every time slot. I make a reservation and we got seated within 5 minutes. After being seated it took 20-25 minutes for someone to even come by and great us. Much of the staff was huddled around the bar clearly chit chatting. Over half the tables were empty with plenty of staff available, so having no one come greet us, fill waters, and take drink orders was unacceptable. The previous visit to Buena Vida was similar, it took about 20 minutes before even being greeted. It, again, was not even close to busy.
    Buena Vida Tapas BarResponded on 15 May 2024
    We are truly grateful for your feedback and deeply sorry for the disappointing service you encountered during your visits. It is of utmost importance to us that all our guests feel warmly welcomed and promptly attended to, and we sincerely regret that we failed to meet this expectation during your visits. Your concerns regarding the availability of our staff and the lack of attention to your table are indeed troubling, and we will take immediate steps to address this issue internally to ensure significant improvements. While we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, we fully recognize that exceptional service is a vital aspect of the dining experience. We genuinely hope that you will grant us another opportunity to provide you with the outstanding service you rightly deserve.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I like the live music on the patio, but it was extremely loud. My friend and I could barely hear each other
    Buena Vida Tapas BarResponded on 15 May 2024
    We're thrilled you enjoyed the live music on our patio! We're truly sorry to hear that it was too loud for you, though. Please know that live music is only featured once a week, and on other days, the music is not as loud. If you prefer a quieter atmosphere, we recommend trying our inside seating when we have bands or DJs performing on the patio. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Thank you.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service and yummy cocktails. I especially loved the vegan options. Will definitely visit again.

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  8. Maja

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They need more umbrellas now that is sunny and hot outside

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  9. Tony1967

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere in a cool location. Tapas were as good, if not better, than local benchmarks in the city. Will definitely come back back into ITP for this treat!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food price vs. quantity was poor. Ordered steak bites that had to be sent back twice due to being raw in the middle and the third time was raw and cold.
    Buena Vida Tapas BarResponded on 9 May 2024
    We're truly sorry to hear about your experience with the steak bites. This is certainly not the standard we aim to uphold. We apologize for the inconvenience and frustration caused by the undercooked steak, especially after multiple attempts to get it right. We're sorry to hear that you felt the price versus quantity of our food was poor. We strive to serve only top-quality food and fresh ingredients, and our chefs make everything we serve fresh from scratch daily. Your feedback is crucial, and we'll address this issue with our kitchen team to ensure it doesn't happen again. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to provide you with a better dining experience. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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

Buena Vida Tapas Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 623 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Buena Vida Tapas Bar

385 N Angier Ave NE Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30308

Dining areas

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, Tue 11:30 am–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted
  • Executive Chef
    Jaime Guzman
  • 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: (404) 948-2312
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