Construction delays have pushed the planned mid-November opening of Buena Vida Tapas and Sol to early December, a restaurant representative says. The Spanish tapas restaurant and wine bar, owned by Adam Berlin and Juan Calle of Big Sky Buckhead, resides in the North and Line complex across from Historic Fourth Ward Park on the Beltline.
As previously reported, the menu includes dishes like twice-cooked pork belly over sweet potato puree with sunchokes, a trio of confit mushroom croquetas fried in panko breadcrumbs, and a Canary Island potato dish called “wrinkly potatoes”. The potatoes come served with mojo picon (flavored with garlic and chiles) and mojo verde (cilantro, parsley, and sherry vinegar) sauces.
Executive chef Landon Thompson is no stranger to Spanish tapas and cuisine, having worked previously for the Castellucci Hospitality Group at Cooks & Soldiers and Iberian Pig. Thompson just finalized the dinner menu for Buena Vida, which now includes torticas de camarones (Andalusian baby shrimp pancakes,) a whole crispy fish, and a 32-ounce chuleton ribeye. Both the fish and steak serve up to four people and are only available after 5 p.m.
As for wine, Berlin is bringing in a variety of Spanish, biodynamic, and natural wines mixed with a few dusty French and Italian classics. Cocktails also lean decidedly Spanish, like the citrus-laden gin and tonic served in a balloon glass.
Take a look at the food menu:
Open Monday - Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
385 North Angiers Avenue, Atlanta. buenavidatapas.com.