First Look at Salva Vida, Coming to Clinton Hill’s Rescue With Tacos and Burritos


The Bed-Stuy/Clinton Hill border has gotten a variety of eateries in the past two years, and today, thanks to the owner of the General Greene in neighboring Fort Greene, tacos have landed. 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, who also cooks at General Greene, is keeping 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 abobado (chicken cooked in a red chile sauce). There will also be grilled fish tacos, Mexican Coke, an array of Mexican sodas, and, with the SLA’s blessing, a handful of bottled beer. For now, hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. till 8 p.m., with delivery coming when they get a phone number.

Salva Vida, 291 Greene Ave., nr. Classon Ave., Clinton Hill