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Viva

27 South Richmond Street | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 424 4043
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Ranked #12 of 1,808 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $40
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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Blackpool
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dined here after much debate, and I am so glad we did! It was excellent from the second we walked thru the door. We had breads,viva salad, a selection of tapas (including 2 portions of patatas bravas it was so good!), calamares, meatballs, tortilla, croquette all topped off with copius quantities of the nicest sangria we have ever had. There... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have been three times there and will repeat! the guys working there are just fantastic and offer a great help to have a good time! I did my Hen Party there, as they have a room dowstairs and it was the best surprise of my life! Good Sangria, great tapas, tortilla is truly recommended. I recommend this place

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visited here due to it being in top ten on tripadvisor rating but as nice as it was I would just say nothing was not good but nothing was outstanding either. Really it was just OK. Disappointed as only licensed for wine and hubby ( heathen that he is) only drinks lager so he ended up on cokes.

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Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had a really nice midweek evening meal here. There was live music, friendly staff, good house wine and great tapas. The tapas and wine were very reasonably priced, house wine <20e tapas 4-7e (from memory). I can highly recommend this place. Our entire meal including a bottle of wine was around 50e, fantastic!

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Dublin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great food and great service in this little gem just off Portabello. The waiter made us feel right at home in this cosy establishment and was attentive and friendly from our first step in the door to the very last bite. They offer authentic tapas at reasonable prices so you can try a little of everything (paella, albodigas and patatas... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Thank you for all.I think nice restaurant but it has one problem thats food doesnt so fresh but is another things was nice

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We came here based on the reviews, the ambiance is very good, the service is great, but after trying the food we cannot understand why the reviews are so good? I even checked some of the reviewers to see if any profiles were fake but most seem to be legitimate. We do eat at some great Spanish Tapas restaraunts in... More

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Gareth K, Owner at Viva, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and to come all the way Melbourne to visit us too. We are sorry that you weren't overly impressed with the flavourings of some of the food you had while you were with us. Ramiro who looked after you on the night was as am I, taken aback that the Chorizo in white wine, pan... More

İstanbul
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have Been this Restaurant was really nice ı loved Food was nice Stuff was friandly and very halpfull ı wıll be back in sebtenber see U SOON ı recommend every one

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had the restaurant to ourselves when we arrived for an early dinner of tapas and sangria. Our server (who I believe is also the owner) was attentive and personable. We sampled a bunch of small plates and none disappointed. The sangria was really good too. At the end of the meal we learned that his mother was the chef... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

FOOD WINE MUSIC STAFF ALL BEAUTIFUL. SECRET BASEMENT LOUNGE FER REAL INTIMate events. Rear courtyard , well ye really must drift off there with a beautiful sweet glass of there best house wine .#

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