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Viva

27 South Richmond Street | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 424 4043
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Ranked #8 of 1,829 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $39
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Viva is a Traditional Spanish Tapas Restaurant right in the heart of Dublin city.We opened our doors to the public to share our love of good quality, great value Spanish food as we like to have at home.Opening in 27 South Richmond Street in Dublin 2 has given us the opportunity to keep to our ethos of good quality ingredients 100% Guaranteed tracable Irish and Spanish meats, Spanish cheeses, delicious Seafood, Premium Spanish Coffees, a wide selection of Teas, Traditional Deserts and a good range of Spanish, Argentinian and Chillean wines and Cavas...With seating for over 80 people and outdoor seating in the front and a private Terrace to the rear al fresco dining is a pleasure on a warm balmy evening or a long brunch with friends.All we need is a little sunshine and you would almost think you were in Spain give or take a few degrees!We love to cook and nothing gives us more pleasure than a customers gratitude and compliments to the chef.Taste is key and expanding our menu little by little offering you the best we can along with our keen pricing we know you will enjoy our food again and again. Viva!
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Viva is a great place to eat, drink and relax. Service is personal and friendly. Carafes of tap water supplied endlessly too! Two people were serving us on a Wednesday evening and both were charming, matching the food, which was good value tapas.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had some tapas last night with my friend and was lovely! everything was good and the price really affordable! there is also a pretty terrace which is perfect for summer time....I will go back for sure!

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dublin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Ate in viva for the second time recently.Had a very enjoyable chilled out experience.tapas were fresh and authentic with friendly engaging service from the staff. Food was tasty and included regional spanish wine at an affordable decent price.We will definitely return. Keep up the good work

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Excellent tapas. Every dish was tasty and just enough. Well cooked and distinctive. Atmosphere very pleasant and service was excellent. A good job and worth coming back to.

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IRELAND
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Delighted to have found this absolute diamond restaurant in Dublin. Live spanish music as we walked into this beautiful, friendly, accommodating tapas bar. I loved it the second I walked it. That wonderful feeling and transfer of energy that you are absolutely in the right place and lucky to be there, that's the feeling I got. Such nice people working... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

One does not go to Dublin to find outstanding Spanish cuisine but we stumbled on it recently. Viva is a hidden gem. The exterior is not particularly enticing, but once you step inside you might as well be in Spain. The owner, Ramiro, is very outgoing and welcoming. A wonderful assortment of tapas at very reasonable prices is available here.... More

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Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Viva deserves every 5star review on here,it's little gem. Tapas are excellent as good if not better than my last trip to Spain. The flavour is second to none, service is just as good every member of staff is pleasant and wants to help. We were there on a Thursday where there was two Spanish guitarists playing away in the... More

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Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A wonderful place - perfect atmosphere, delicious tapas and some of the best staff in town. If you like taps you really must try Viva.... We were even introduced to the Chef at the end of the evening - it was our servers Mum, a Spanish lady who really knows her pil pil from her bravas!!

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Leixlip, Ireland
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were a big group. The staff handled us cheerfully and delivered the food promptly. Wow, so many great flavors!! Tapas excellent, we are heading back tonight!!

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York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very delicious. Group of nine of us decided to try on the off chance for a table. We were luckily enough to get seated downstairs as upstairs was full even on a Tuesday evening. As there was a large group we were fortunate enough to order most of the menu, everything was very tasty, just like eating tapas in Spain,... More

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