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134 Fore Street | Edmonton, London N18 2XA, England
020 8345 5667
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Ranked #3,364 of 18,136 Restaurants in London
Price range: $23 - $38
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Fiesta comes to the North London suburb of Edmonton in the colourful shape of Viva la Vida, a Mexican restaurant which really does live up to its name. Surrounded by one off artworks painted with bright colours evoking images of Mexico at its best, diners enjoy those favourite South American dishes including the likes of nachos, enchiladas and chillis as well as US influenced burgers and tex-mex dishes. The resident chef adds a little twist to some choices while staying true to the origins of others, encouraging diners to experience something outside of their comfort zone. As well known for its cocktails as for its food, Viva la Vida is a popular local choice for drinkers too, offering a wide range of those beloved South American cocktails as well as tequila and beers from South of the border. A partygoers paradise, Viva la Vida is vibrant and lively, open until two in the morning so after a little dinner you can stick around for salsa sounds and dancing as late as you like.
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My family and I have been to this restaurant a numerous amount of times. Why u ask? well because the food is out of this world, the cocktails are lovely and awesome, the prices can be a little high, but we believe it is a luxury to enjoy every so often. The ribs just come off the bone as you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

After all the good reviews on this website, it feels like we went to another restaurant due to the poor service.I am a big fan of Mexican food and for my birthday, I wanted somewhere new to try. Upon arrival, the atmosphere was fairly welcoming, but soon after, we had turned into a forgotten party. No-one asked us for drinks,... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I lived in the US for many years and have been to Mexico many times. I LOVE TexMex (which this is) and Mexican (which it definitely is not) food so was very surprised that (at the time of writing) this was the #1 "Mexican" restaurant on Tripadvisor in ALL of London (and that too in Edmonton!), so had somewhat high... More 

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

At first I was a bit apprehensive about going to this place, however I couldn't have been proved more wrong.Being number 8 on trip advisor but in 'Edmonton,' I really wasn't sure what to expect. I went on a Friday night, the ambience was spot on. A very relaxed atmosphere. This is something that can't be faked no matter what... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Went here last night with my girlfriend, the atmosphere / ambience is amazing, the decor is excellent. Service by the waitress's was prompt, attentive and polite at the same time (could not ask for more), the owner himself was very very friendly and welcoming, made us feel right at home and relaxed. The cocktails are really really good (couldn't recommend... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Visited this great mexican for a girlie night out...wasn't disapointed. I love a good cocktail and Viva la Vida has an extensive list to choose from, between us i think we tried them all! The food was excellent with really big portions and full of flavour. Definately returning for some more!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The Food choice was great, i shared a Combo Fiesta with Garlic mushrooms and Jalapeno cream Cheese with friends, the portion size was very generous, Our main meal was delicious and again a generous portion. The service was great as the owner was really flexible and changed our order of Ribs & Wings for Garlic bread. The atmosphere was lively... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

If you like mexican food, great cocktails with a friendly fun atmosphere then you have to try this place. I have eaten here quite a few times and food and service never disappoint. The starters and fajitas are amazing, the portions very generous. I have been here with the kids who love the burgers and also for girlie nights as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Great food that doesn't disappoint at every visit, it has become our local. You can entertain friends or have a romantic meal for two, it's just perfect. The owner of Viva has a great sense of humour and is always there to make us feel welcome . If you appreciate art, I would thoroughly recommend you go not just for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

10 of us went to the restaurant for a meal. The greeting was fantastic with all staff friendly and welcoming. They were always at your assistance immediately if needed. The food was fantastic with a generous portion for a very reasonable price. The atmosphere is vibrant with music playing and the colourful scenery makes it a very comfortable environment to... More 

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Address: 134 Fore Street | Edmonton, London N18 2XA, England
Phone Number: 020 8345 5667
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Average Prices: USD 23 - 38
Cuisine: Mexican

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