Pura Vida


Mixologist Paul Calvert of Pura Vida Tapas - Atlanta, GA

656 N Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 870-9797
Hours: Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10pm; Fri 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sat 5:30pm-11:30pm

Looking at 2007 Atlanta Rising Star Chef Hector Santiago’s menu of fresh Latin American and Spanish cuisine, Mixologist Paul Calvert works with a variety of South American spirits, flavors, and spices to create a robust bar menu at Pura Vida. Rather than turn to the typical (and overdone) drinks of the culture, Calvert expertly mixes these flavors into beverages that pair wonderfully with Santiago’s cuisine. And inside the dark wooden dining room, Latin music and the sweet tang of Calvert’s drinks often tempt diners off their seats and into a salsa dance.

Recommended Dishes:
  • The Socialist: Scarlet Ibis Rum, Carpano Antica Formula, El Dorado 12-year rum, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, and Orange Bitters
  • Manzanaso: Laird's Bottled in Bond Apple Brandy, Lemon, Honey, Fidencio Classico Mezcal, Angostura Bitters, and Clove Salt

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