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Best non-Mexican Latin American restaurant

Pura Vida was the clear winner among readers and the AJC's international dining specialist. (ADRIENNE HARRIS/special)

Pura Vida was the clear winner among readers and the AJC's international dining specialist. (ADRIENNE HARRIS/special)

1. Pure Vida
Readers love chef Hector Santiago and Pura Vida, with one reader calling it the most creative food in Atlanta.

2. Havana Grill

3. Tierra

4. Papi’s

5. Las Palmeras


1) Pura Vida, Virginia Highland

The AJC’s dining team’s specialist in International Cuisine Gene Lee says, “Pura Vida is the easy top choice for this category. Chef Hector Santiago and his Virginia Highland restaurant has come a long way over the years with a stint on Bravo’s Top Chef for Santiago to send the restaurant’s evolution into overdrive. The attached sandwich shop Super Pan and El Burro Pollo, the weekend-only burrito store in the same space, offer some of the best intown dining options for around a $10 price tag.”

2) Las Brasas

3) Las Palmeras

4) Las Arepas de Julia

5) Havana Grill

110 comments Add your comment

top chef

November 23rd, 2011
4:23 pm

rcostilow

November 23rd, 2011
8:02 pm

Tierra is a Gem! We love their talent and commitment to good food.

William

November 23rd, 2011
8:44 pm

peter haarhoff

November 24th, 2011
1:33 pm

Nobody beats fogo de chao, best meat restaurant in atlanta by far.

BigEd

November 25th, 2011
3:30 pm

Bill

November 26th, 2011
12:53 am

La Rumba in Woodstock has the best Cuban sammy by far in town.

Transformers Games

November 26th, 2011
4:39 am

quite intriguing post

savta

November 26th, 2011
1:27 pm

Fuego Mundo, in The Prado, Sandy Springs. A cut above. http://www.fuegomundo.com.

Alicia

November 27th, 2011
12:20 am

Colombian restaurants: Patacon Pisao in Jimmy Carter Blvd has great steaks.
And La Casona (exit 32 I-285) the best soups.

Chef Dawg

November 28th, 2011
1:29 pm