Serves meat, vegan options available. South Spain inspired tapas restaurant located in front of Historic Fourth Ward Park. Offers a range of labeled vegan options including confit’d mushroom croquetas, farro y verduras, meatballs and more. Open Mon-Wed 5:00pm-10:00pm, Thu 5:00pm-11:30pm, Fri 5:00pm-12:00am, Sat 11:00am-12:00am, Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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14 Reviews

First Review by FosterPeters


Points +1854

02 Jul 2023

Amazing vegan brunch!

There aren't many places around the city that cater to vegans for brunch, so I really appreciate all the options they have. They also make it easy since everything is labeled.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Indoor and outdoor seating

Cons: Pricy, Charges you for condiments



Points +323

04 Jun 2023

Great location, good food but expensive

Buena Vida has beautiful outdoor seating right below the Beltline and next to Old Fourth Ward park.
They offer several vegan tapas - I had the fried cauliflower and pan con tomate - which were very tasty but a bit too expensive for their serving size in my opinion.

Pros: Beautiful outdoor seating, Several vegan options

Cons: Bit expensive


Points +163

16 Feb 2023

Great place to celebrate!

I went to Buena Vida last night with a group of colleagues to celebrate my job promotion. I'm vegan, and we had people who were vegetarian and gluten free (celiacs) and they accommodated all of us beautifully. Everything we had was delicious. The ambience was fantastic - we got the room upstairs all to ourselves and all the decor was on point. Everyone enjoyed their drinks (I had the Mezcal-Me Maybe which was a smoky take on a Moscow Mule) and the desserts were good too (including a vegan olive oil cake!)

Pros: An entire menu section of vegan items, Delicious food, Something for everyone

Cons: A big expensive but not outrageous


Points +81

17 Apr 2022

Inaccurate Menu and Disappointing Food

I was looking for vegan breakfast tacos in Atlanta and found this place. Yet, when I went to the restaurant, they no longer had the vegan breakfast tacos even though they have them on their official website and even asked our waiter to no avail. I got the hash bowl which was fine, but the vegan options were both more expensive than the prices on their website. The “vegan egg” was a type of tofu paste (?) with a LOT of turmeric (I definitely would not call it an egg substitute). The ambience was nice, but a little tacky in my opinion.


Points +85

03 Apr 2022

Great Upscale Option

This place was super fun and had a bunch of vegan tapas that were all delicious. It was a great place to go with Omni friends too.

Pros: Great food, Lots of variety of vegan options, Nice decor and vibe, good service

Cons: Need a reservation probably


Points +1351

20 Feb 2022

Maybe more of a 3.5 rating

I would only give it a little less of a 4 star rating because our food arrived a little cold and the cocktails we ordered weren’t that great. I wish our food was warmer, but everything was delicious, including the olive oil lemon cake. Our server, Jaylen, was also super helpful and kind.

Pros: Vegan and vegetarian options


Points +54

01 Jan 2022

Y’all! O…m…g ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’ll give it five stars myself. The Panko Cauliflower and Brussel Sprouts are enough to keep me coming back. The Confit Mushroom and Eggplant Montadito oh so close choices. Cannot wait to get back to my room to taste this Citrus Olive Oil cake!!! 🤤 #Veganuary

Pros: Enough vegan options , Quick and hot food service , Clean!!!


Points +65

24 Dec 2021

The vegan tapas items are delicious

Since it's a restaurant that serves meat + dairy, I didn't think their vegan options would be as good as they are. There were at least ten or so vegan tapas items to choose from and they were all delicious! For tapas, their portions seemed large and the prices were fair (cheap without alcohol on the check). I'm looking forward to going back.

Pros: Good place to go with people who aren't vegan, The pan con tomate to start with was amazing, Our server was nice and helpful

Cons: Serves meat, seafood, dairy


Points +153

27 Aug 2021

Best food+drink combo in Atlanta.

World-class quality. Wish it was all-vegan, but it's not hard at all to order vegan only. 555 stars.

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-27


Points +1395

01 Aug 2021

5 stars if i could

I love the ambience and the patio at Buena Vida. It's especially great when there is a Happy Seed pop up on some mondays (her white queso is to die for). But all the vegan tapas I've had have been fantastic! The cocktails are not anything special but still worth coming back.


Points +86

05 Mar 2021

Loved the food & cocktails

Went here to celebrate my birthday with friends and we sat out on the patio. Liked all the food I had (they have a whole vegan tapas section) especially the mushroom croquettes & the vegan empanada (was a special that night). Cocktails were tasty and the place has a cute ambience. We will be back!

Pros: Labeled vegan section, Great patio, Located on the beltline

Cons: Parking may be tough, we ubered


Points +138

15 Sep 2020

New brunch spot

Went here for brunch with my Omni mother. Both of us LOVED the food we got. Great portion sizes and so much flavor! I got the pan con tomate and vegan breakfast tacos. They also have a vegan Bloody Mary which is rare to find so I was pumped about that! Will definitely be returning! Looking forward to trying their regular tapas menu.

They also have social distancing stuff up (barriers) and indoor and outdoor seating. Patio looked really nice but it was rainy the day I went so I sat inside. Interior is super cool too.

Pros: Great vegan options, Lots of flavor , Vegan Bloody Mary


Points +116

23 Feb 2020

Would give 5 stars if possible!

Genuinely incredible. The vegan options are so delicious, and don’t make you feel like you’re missing out on anything. The mushroom croquettes are magical. The owner came over and mentioned that they were considering adding more vegan options, and maybe even a dessert! Definitely trying to find a time to come back!


Points +26

09 Jan 2020

Incredible Vegan Options!

I've now eaten at Buena Vida a few times and I must say this restaurant knocks it out of the park with their Vegan and Vegetarian offerings. Incredible attention to detail, taste, and amazing customer service. I could honestly eat their Mushroom Croquettes every single day.

Pros: Great Vegan Options, Amazing Cocktails, Beautiful Resturaunt

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