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Pura Vida

656 N. Highland Ave.
Atlanta, GA, 30306, United States
TEL: (404) 870-9797

A native of Puerto Rico and former contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef, Hector Santiago delights adventurous diners with authentic Latin American and Spanish cuisine at this tapas restaurant in Poncey-Highland. A lively dining room with bright orange walls, colorful local art, and a central communal table is an appropriate setting for Santiago’s bold small plates. Favorites include the charred mushrooms in chipotle garlic butter and the steamed coconut buns with smoked pork belly, tamarind sauce, cabbage, and pickled chiles. Twice a month, Pura Vida hosts Tango Thursdays, and patrons are encouraged to join in during the Argentinean dance performances.

Insider Tip:

Don’t miss the house mojitos; many diners claim they’re the best in the city.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kitchen Open Late
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Live Music
  • Parking Available
  • Private Room Available
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Spanish/Tapas


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