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Buena Vida Tapas

4.5
4.5
221 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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2 people

11:30 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Private dining

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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!

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What 221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The waiter was pretty snotty, openly insulting me. I gave him a 30% tip and the insults continued. The food was okay at best. Hopefully I won’t have a reason to come back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Buena Vida for hosting us for my Birthday Dinner. Everything was wonderful
  3. A

    Anna

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Very sub-par food, high noise level, and small portions for high prices. Cocktail was not good either. We left to finish dinner at another restaurant after ordering three tapas style plates. Extremely unimpressed.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Per usual a great experience with delicious food and sangria
  5. M

    Mark

    Atlanta

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our first time here. We had four in our party & stopped for dinner before walking to City Winery for a show. The service provided by the host station was excellent. The tapas we ordered were very tasty though the servings seemed a touch on the small side. Our server was great. He was knowledgeable, very personable + always appeared at the right time. We’ll return to Buena Vida soon.
  6. AG

    Awith5Gs

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Buena Vida's ambience is lovely. We didn't realize the menu would be limited to brunch thus all of the items we had planned to share had to be thrown out the window. I guess I'll have to return to try those oxtail tacos! I had the short-rib hash bowls - amazing! Service was professionally coordinated by Sabrina and time from order to table was expedient. One shortcoming of the location was that the noise literally bounces off the walls. We were a party of 10 and there was only another party of four and a party of eight. I might as well have sat at the party of eight table as I could clearly hear their entire conversation which quite frankly, they were not at all extremely loud. I can only imagine what it's like at full capacity. Oh, and show the plants in the first room on the left some love with some water please.
  7. B

    Betty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, Great menu, Delicious Food, yummy drinks, friendly staff, service so fast I was shooked. Will definitely go back. Dog friendly and 2 hr free parking. It's just by the belt line and Ponce city market.
  8. B

    Brianna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I would recommend this restaurant! Loved everything about it from the food options and food taste to the service to the partially validated parking to the colors and vibes of the restaurant. Only negative was flies! Quite a bit of fly activity due to the open doors. But I will return!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great vibe
  10. C

    Carlos

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Love the service, great food, good location a little noisy inside
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    An overall great experience! I went with my girlfriend for a date it was amazing. We will be back. Vegan options are great!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love this restaurant, the food is amazing and the people are very polite
  13. E

    Emjaybee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Went for brunch on a Sunday. Food was good but we were sat in a separate room from the main dining/bar area. The music was excessively loud and totally killed the vibe of the rest of the restaurant. I love loud music when the time is right, but we struggled to hear each other talk and definitely struggled to hear our server. If we go back I'll make sure to specifically request outside or the main dining area. Food made up for the seating experience, but it still killed the mood of the meal a bit.

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on June 20, 2022Emjaybee, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. As you really enjoyed our food, we don't want to kill the vibe and that is what we did during your experience. I personally want to make sure the next time you dine with us everything is just perfect for you. Please reach out to me by email so we can work something out for your next visit. johnny@buenavidatapas

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    From the hostess to server … everyone seemed very annoyed to be working and serving that day …
  15. TT

    TTMdelights

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this place on open table and it was a refreshing surprise. First off, the ambiance in the place was rejuvenating because when you need that good meal, music, atmosphere and energy and a place can provide all of those things, it’s a vibe. Next the waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and ensured she explained everything straight to our taste buds. Lastly the food came right on time one tapa after the next as if our table was timed to bring the next tapa right as you finished the last. Overall it was a great experience, hopefully my experience helps you to creat one of your own. Very delicious!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service never disappoint. Everyone is friendly. We showed up a few minutes early on a Saturday night and had to wait a little while at the door. The owner/manager on duty approached us and apologized for the wait. They took care of a round of drinks for the wait. That is exceptional hospitality!! Thank you!! Our server was excellent as well. The Brussels sprouts are amazing!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Celebrating Ashleigh’s Birthday! And ♊️ season for me as well!
  18. TO

    TheOriginalTigerMorgan

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Delicious and filling brunch. Great buzz about the place. Service was a little slow, but then that seems to be the same everywhere these days.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    Hicimos reserva pero la mesa no estaba lista. La atención en el desk front regular. Pero el mesero un amor de persona. La comida está súper rica y vale mucho la pena. El brownie y la tortilla de papá están okay no son tan recomendables. Benedict eggs y steak and eggs 100% recomendado.
  20. CJ

    CharismaJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I feel like this is one of those spots where you’re really paying for the scenery. The French toast was overly soggy and the waffles tasted okay. The grits and potatoes also were just okay. They also only serve mimosas by the singles, which are not very strong at all. Also the water and mimosas came to the table room temperature. I also made a reservation and still ended up waiting. Great scenery though!

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on June 17, 2022Charisma, I am terribly sorry y to hear about your experience. As the new GM I want to take the time and let you know your feedback is only going to help us get better. You may call me at the restaurant or send me a message. Johnny@buenavidatapas.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always good, our waitress was a pleasure, attentive, and fun! A great brunch spot! I wish they still had their bottomless mimosas but our waitress helped us find a way around.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We had an 8:15 reservation it took us over 30 minutes to be seated. Then we were seated outside in a isolated area with terrible scenery. When asked if we could move to the other outdoor seating — we were told there was no available seating but there were several tables available. Felt as if we were being segregated and so we left.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was awesome. Very knowledgeable and willing to give suggestions on the menu. The food and drinks were delicious. Some of our favorites were the mushroom croquetas, mojo steak and adobo mahi mahi! Would definitely return.
  24. KC

    KayC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    The menu really doesn’t have many options. The portions are very small. I really wish it looked more like the pictures on social media. But the portions are extremely small. It was only 3 of us and the server included a $18 tip for her self. Music was definitely not Spanish. And was hoping to get a different crowd a more friendly staff. Overall. I wouldn’t come back.
  25. JH

    JayH

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The brunch was excellent. I had the fig and goat cheese salad and a side of fruit, which was a perfectly large portion size. The only negative was that it was noisy and hard to have a conversation with my daughter. Great place to people watch!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very nice place! Loved the location.
  27. M

    Magda

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve visited Buena Vida on numerous occasions prior to the friends get together! The food is always hitting! I love it! We loved it! Everyone ate, conversation flowed and we all enjoyed it! It a lovely spot for a date night, girls night prior to hitting the town, friends get to heheh, any type of celebration actually! And it’s right off the belt line! So if you decided to eat there, you can leave and head to the real brewing company or any other local spot on the belt line to enjoy the rest of your night!
  28. AC

    AndresC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place , Great Food , Drinks are good and the ambience is very nice
  29. EJ

    EricJ914

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was really good. Food and drinks were good as well
  30. J

    Joflo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was incredible. Ate most of the menu everything was outstanding
  31. LR

    LauraR

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We made reservations for outside, and the patio was wonderful. Although we did not receive any service for the initial 15 minutes, the issue was remedied immediately when management became aware and we were treated to two complementary dishes. The food was definitely worth the wait as everything was delicious. Would highly recommend.
  32. B

    Bmoore29

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the experience!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice brunch spot on a Sat afternoon. Service was great and value phenomenal. Margaritas were on point. And the food we tried was all good. Great music selection too. Will definitely go back
  34. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food, environment and how it’s not far from home but always makes me feel like I’m out to eat on vacation when I’m there!
  35. GN

    GNll

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The best part about this restaurant was the service— top notch! The food was also great. We ordered 6 small plates and only one was not good (imho) and the chef personally came out to apologize and replace with best tasting mussels I ever had! yum!! I really like the outdoor area (for those of us still COVID concerned). The restaurant was clean and not too crowded. We will return.
  36. DR

    DaRalphKing

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice quaint interior with a lively bar. The outside is even better as the scenery is rich with city scapes. If you're there with the live band, thank me later, it really puts the cherry on top of a seductive dining experience.
  37. PK

    PaolaK

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The food was amazing and the service.
  38. CB

    CBLATL

    Atlanta

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful service, delicious food, fun atmosphere. Menus were difficult to read and need to be reprinted.
  39. VB

    VictoriaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great location off the beltine with a huge patio and open air restaurant. The server was very friendly and the food was outstanding. I tried the short rib, mahi mahi and vegan mushroom croquettes. Everything was fresh, seasoned nicely and the dishes balanced well. I tired the manchengo cheesecake and I didn't know what to expect. It was rich and unlike anything I have had before. The price is a bit high - but the food quality backed the prices up.
  40. FK

    FoodKev

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. We tried all the vegetarian options and all of them were excellent!

FAQs

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

Buena Vida Tapas is rated 4.5 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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