Welcome to our Table
Buena Vida is more than great Mexican food;
it provides a space to make memories.
We pride ourselves in guiding customers
through a curated menu, going beyond the expectations of hospitality and leaving them
to enjoy the company they are with.
Meet Our Top Chef
Born in Mexico City’s bohemian neighborhood of Coyoacan, which means "place of the coyotes," Jaime Pelayo’s culinary background is steeped in his rich cultural heritage of cooking in his home country. Of Mexican, French and Italian descent, he has worked as a chef in Mexico City, Barcelona, Spain, New York City and Washington, D.C. under some top tier Michelin star chefs, including Jean-Georges and José Andrés at his D.C. restaurant, Oyamel. Pelayo studied chemistry and business in Mexico City but his passion from an incredibly early age was cooking.
Work at Buena Vida
Hospitality isn’t just our industry. It’s the core of who we are.
If you thrive on creating welcoming environments,
we encourage you to check out current openings.
Buena Vida Restaurant is presented by Street Guys Hospitality, an award winning family of restaurant brands.