Gaby and Jesse Lindsey brought a taste of Argentina to Athens in 2011 with Viva! Argentine Cuisine- a fun, comfortable, locally owned restaurant focused on friends, family, and a commitment to the community. The inspiration for Viva! came through Gaby’s mother, Nelida Elena Krapf, who grew up in Buenos Aires.
If you are looking for delicious homemade Argentine fusion cuisine, this is your spot. Viva! has something for everyone including a tasty kids menu. Winner of the 2015 Taste of Athens people’s choice award, Viva! features several authentic Argentine dishes like daily hand rolled empanadas, Lomo con Papa Fritas, and Pastel del Papa, a mouthwatering Argentine Shepherd’s Pie. You must try them for yourself to truly appreciate and understand the exeptional flavors.
Viva! has many delicious vegetarian and vegan options as well as a gluten-free menu. Viva! features delicious homemade soups and sandwiches daily, and takes pride in featuring as many local products as possible year round. No visit to Viva! is complete without Gaby’s legendary homemade Atomic cupcakes. Made with love daily and available in large and mini sizes, these cupcakes never seem to disappoint. Viva! even does custom orders for any occasion you can dream up.
Located in the Bottleworks building on the edge of downtown, Viva! provides a delicious, affordable dining experience for whole family. The fun-loving spirit of Gaby, Elena, and Jesse shine through the dining room and outdoor patio area, where plenty of local beer and wine are always available.
We do weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and just about any celebration you can dream of! Just give us a call to place your custom order for Gaby's Atomic Cupcakes.