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Viva

#45 of 1,969 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Seafood, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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27 South Richmond Street | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 424 4043
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Viva is a Traditional Spanish Tapas Restaurant right in the heart of...
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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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Casual atmosphere, tasty tapas

We popped in here for a quick dinner. The restaurant has a pleasant, casual atmosphere and the service was friendly. We were seated down stairs as the ground floor was full. All the staff seemed to be Spanish and were enthusiastic about their cuisine. We had several tapas and a plate of meats and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
RPDubIre
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We popped in here for a quick dinner. The restaurant has a pleasant, casual atmosphere and the service was friendly. We were seated down stairs as the ground floor was full. All the staff seemed to be Spanish and were enthusiastic about their cuisine. We had several tapas and a plate of meats and cheeses. We felt the meal was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
dublin
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Visited Viva again with my bf after hankering for tapas after the spanish hollies a far and distant memory. A relaxed and enjoyable evening overall. We had six tapas between us including tortilla, gambas, feta ensalade. paella and croquettas. Food was good and the waitress remembered us from a previous visit. The Wine was selection good and there was a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place looks a bit tired on the outside and on entering I found that the inside was similar.Looks basic but it seems to be a popular spot.We were seated on the ground floor but there is also seating downstairs and a seating area out the back.With the door open for the back area and downstairs we found the place... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Love, love, love this place - We are so lucky to have it on our door step in the fabulous Portobello! The best tapas ever (Always difficult to pick which ones from the extensive menu!!) Amazing staff & service - nothing is too much trouble & there is always a warm, friendly welcome. As well as being cozy and intimate,... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My girlfriend and I ate here on Monday 9th March before flying home after a weekend break in Dublin. We had a fantastic experience. The food was lovely. We opted for Tapas and there was a good selection on the menu. Potatas bravas, king prawns, chorizo, meatballs, deep fried cod and paella. Everything was cooked beautifully and tasted fantastic. For... More 

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Dublin
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We popped in today for a late lunch. The food was really good, especially the fabada(butter bean and chorizo stew, really delicious). We were very warmly welcomed when we arrived: the great service is always a pleasure in this restaurant.(it's too early in the year yet, but there is a charming terrace out the back for when the weather is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

For my shame I have not been back to Viva Tapas in a while. Work, work, work and still more work. Friday night changed that! 8pm and the place was hopping. Met with some friends and had a delicious shared night. I don't follow a menu in Viva Tapas - its one of those great places where you can go... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Went here valentines weekend descent food the churros for desert are a must. Good wine and atmosphere

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had a great meal here last week. Rebecca, the waitress, was really lovely and happy to let me practice my Spanish with her! The tapas were all really delicious and authentically prepared. In particular the meatballs and chorizo dishes were excellent. The place was quite quiet, but it was a random midweek evening, and the laid-back atmosphere was really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I ate here with Mum and we shared 4 tapas between us. The food was excellent and staff were very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 South Richmond Street | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 424 4043

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 33
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?