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Salva Vida

291 Greene Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.687425 -73.959764
nr. Classon Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-789-8432 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Daily, noon-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Classon Ave.

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


With just eight stools, Salva Vida (meaning “lifeguard”) is only slightly bigger than a taco truck, but that’s part of their concept. Manager Lindsay Dunn, a Bonita veteran, tells us, “We wanted to provide a place to pop in at any time to grab a couple tacos or a burrito, and pop back out again.” Chef Trap Landry (General Greene) keeps the menu of $7-and-under items simple enough to display on a chalkboard: tacos, burritos, quesadillas with fresh Oaxaca cheese, a traditional Mexican chicken-lime soup, green salad, and rice with beans. The first three come with a choice of carnitas, chorizo, verduras (veggies like squash, mushrooms, and corn), and pollo adobado (chicken cooked in a red chile sauce). There are also grilled fish tacos, Mexican Coke, an array of Mexican sodas, and a handful of bottled beers.