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Jan 6, 2004 12:24 PM

Atlanta tapas recommendations?

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What are people's recommendations for good tapas in Atlanta?

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    Atlanta Diner

    Tapas places appear to be opening all over Atlanta. My favorite is Pura Vida. Eclipse di Luna is also popular and if you want more of a party atmosphere try Loca Luna.

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    1. re: Atlanta Diner

      Thank you both for the recommendations. I think we'll try Pura Vida & I'll post my impressions next week.

      1. re: Vic

        Just a quick update - we didn't go for tapas after all, we wound up going to Aria in Buckhead and having a very nice dinner, but I am still hoping to get out to Pura Vida sometime soon. Thanks again for the advice.

    2. Pura Vida (Poncey-Highland) and Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) are good options. Also consider Sweet Devil Moon (Oakhurst in Decatur) and Noche (in Virginia-Highland). I think the place next to the Fox now serves tapas---now called Bacar? Really not sure of the name, and haven't been myself.

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      1. re: Therese

        There's a place near the Fox called Baraonda.. not sure if that's what you're talking about? It has pizza mostly and some other dishes that aren't as good as the wood-burning-oven pizza. If they're trying to branch out to do tapas, I'd be wary.

      2. Loca Luna's food is delicious, but the atmosphere is a little on the collegiate drinking and date-impressing side. It still made for a memorable meal entertaining a group of out-of-town professors and exchange students though.

        1. Pura Vida is definately our favorite, though we were a little disappointed last time. THey change their menu a couple times a year, so we'll wait before going back. Twist in Phipps Plaza - though pricier - is another great choice. They change the menu regularly, but they have great tapas, sushi and entrees. It's a standard for us.

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          1. re: jboeke

            Not a fan of Twist at all, eaten there twice and been very underwhelmed (part of the Shout, Strip, etc. group of restaurants, none of which I would suggest for the food). Pura Vida is definitely the chowhound destination for tapas in atlanta though.

            1. re: biskuit

              I would totally agree about Twist, Shout, Prime..........none have interesting food. Actually none of them have even what I would consider average food.

            1. re: jeffbatl

              Pura Vida is great because they have an interesting drink and tapas menu. Theie Bloody Maria is the best spicy bloody drink hands down but Cuerno has the edge over Pura Vida in terms of quality (although the menu is not as creative as Pura Vida).