After 12 years in business, Pura Vida will be closing its doors permanently at the end of the month. Owners Hector and Leslie Santiago recently posted the announcement on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
They wrote, “We want to thank all of our fans for 12 years of living the Pura Vida! The continued support throughout the years from our loyal fans and our staff has meant the world to us.”
The announcement also indicated that the couple is working on new concepts and is looking for partners and investors.
The Facebook post received a number of comments from customers lamenting the news, questioning why and calling the Poncey-Highland restaurant an Atlanta landmark. Several well-known Atlanta chefs also joined the conversation, calling Pura Vida “One of the best restaurants in Atlanta, by far.”
New Year’s Eve will be the last chance to grab some Latin tapas at Pura Vida.
656 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta.
In other news:
La Tagliatella now open in Midtown
A few spots serving New Year’s Eve dinners
This New Year’s Eve event starts with a glass of Regent’s Punch and passed hors d’oeuvres at Holeman & Finch. Guests may choose to attend the first seating from 5-8 p.m. or the second from 7:30-10 p.m. The first includes a seven course meal and the second, an eleven-course meal with a champagne toast at midnight. $150 first seating (add $60 for wine pairings), $225 (add $75 for wine pairing). Dec. 31. 404-355-0321
Chef Joe Truex has a four-course menu with champagne toast planned for New Year’s Eve. Each course contains three options from which to choose. $75, Dec. 31. 404-809-3561.
No. 246 will offer a four-course menu this New Year’s Eve. The meal will include items like butter-poached Maine lobster with young fennel and cauliflower panna cotta. $55, Dec. 31. 678-399-8246.