‘Buena Vida’ brings its tortas, burritos & luchador-themed decor to Stone Avenue

As of late, Tucson’s culinary community has been bustlin’ with new restaurants, giving locals additional opportunities to cure their cravings.

Now there’s another spot entering the ring of tasty options. Buena Vida recently opened its doors at 919 N. Stone Ave., #1104, which is located in the same parking lot of the Sahara Apartments.

Buena Vida Restaurant

Photo courtesy of Buena Vida Restaurant on Facebook

Buena Vida has been open the past few weeks, serving up its tortas, Sonoran hot dogs, burritos, Frida Salads, and more for dine-in, curbside pickup, and delivery.

Next up, the restaurant is hosting a grand opening celebration on Sunday, August 29 because every restaurant — much like a luchador — deserves a flashy entrance with big lights, music, and Tucson Tortas, which comes with refried beans, your choice of meat, queso fresco, avocado, Oaxaca cheese, Vida Sauce, and a side of seasoned fries.

Tucson Torta at Buena Vida Restaurant

Tucson Torta (Credit: Buena Vida Restaurant)

In one corner, you’ve got their Mexican cuisine waiting to piledrive your hunger and toss it out of the ring, and in the other corner awaits actual Lucha Libre wrestlers from Rockstar Wrestling Alliance, music from DJ Snake, and a car show by Leyva Rides.

It’s been said that the Lucha Fries, which come equipped with seasoned crinkle-cut fries, shredded cheese, your choice of meat, pico de gallo, queso fresco, and Vida Sauce, pair well with aerial maneuvers and speedy, acrobatic combos.

Lucha Fries at Buena Vida

Lucha Fries (Photo courtesy of Buena Vida on Facebook)

The Grand Opening celebration on Sunday, August 29 begins at 2 p.m., with certain entertainment kicking off at 5 p.m. Although, the restaurant is already open from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. from Sunday – Thursday and 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Buena Vida Restaurant is located at 919 N. Stone Ave. #1104. For more information, follow Buena Vida Restaurant on Facebook

At a very young age, Matt was gifted with the artistic ability to masterfully roll a burrito to the highest of standards.