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“Great little place!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bar La Buena Vida

Bar La Buena Vida
Ranked #84 of 1,453 Restaurants in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $11
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great little place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

I can't say much more than other reviewers have mentioned - the tapas are great, the service is excellent and the place gets crowded early. You get a free tapas with every beer, and you can buy additional ones at a very low cost. What's not to love?

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1 Thank Susan207
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Adelaide, Australia
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Relaxed, Quality and so damn Tasty!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We entered early and had the place to ourselves... for a few minutes before quickly filling up! The chef/bartender is a lovely lady who very kindly explained the tapas of the day in English. We got 6 mixed tapas, and I had 3 beers, making it 9 tapas all up. Spread over the time we were there, this was close, but not quite 'too much', we left full but not painfully so. The food was just to my liking, simple, great quality and homely. The draft beer is quite nice as well, plenty of lacing, mouth feel and a decent amount of flavour.

Best thing is the atmosphere, plenty of locals, everyone is friends with the owner (not in a VIP way, she'll quite likely be your friend too!), the other bartender was exceptionally warm and great music plays at the perfect volume for conversation and bopping in your chair. The price is also great, I felt quite bad handing over only 25 euros for 9 tapas, 3 beers and 3 tasty, freshly made mojitos, in Australia this often wouldn't even cover the mojitos!

  • Visited February 2013
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3 Thank eatatjoes563
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Granada, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A truly remarkable dining experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Healthy offerings. Vegetarian option. Good wines. Reasonable portions,(not dainty delights!) and reasonable prices. Not only the food makes La Buena Vida a great restaurant but the ambiance also contributes. Small in size, high in quality. A "really must go" if you are in Granada...

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank reddevildover
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Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A simple friendly place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Great service, a nice place, but the food is a bit simple. However, it's hard to beat free tapas with every drink. Excellent value.

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2 Thank rakmator
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A warm welcome awaits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

What a pleasure to visit, with a truly warm welcome and really flavoursome tapas made with very fresh ingredients. Not the normal bustling Granada tapas bar but a small, quaint little place.
There was only one young man serving when we visited and he was really helpful with food and wine choice. There is only a very small selection of tapas, but wow, they are all really delicious.
Well worth a visit; they deserve to do well.

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