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La Viva Spanish Bar & Tapas

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30 Victoria Street, Chijmes, Singapore 187996, Singapore
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good view

Sat on their outdoor terrace (but why do they block it off when it is the main attribute they have?). Good view of Sentosa and the boats in Keppel Harbour. House wine was average but bought during happy hour made it a reasonable deal. The jamon platter was a decent accompaniment. Friendly staff

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
Alastair G
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Sat on their outdoor terrace (but why do they block it off when it is the main attribute they have?). Good view of Sentosa and the boats in Keppel Harbour. House wine was average but bought during happy hour made it a reasonable deal. The jamon platter was a decent accompaniment. Friendly staff

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England
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9 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had a lovely table overlooking the harbour , fabulous. The food was excellent and the staff friendly however it was spoilt a little over the 2 for 1 happy hour drinks offer confusion. For every drink we ordered we received another free. WE kept count however the staff obviously didnt because they disagreed with our count. After we argued... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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121 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The place looks really nice from the outside on the top floor of Vivo city and an open terrace with views on Sentosa.But once inside, it is quite small, doesn't look very clean and is not at all in inviting (the grey floor doesnt help !!!) food was more than average, very greasy and not very tasty. Yet it is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The food was average. We ordered paells and the portion was very small ( for the price that we paid) and it tasted nothing like it. The service was ok. We had reserved the place and when we arrived 15 mts. latet, they said that they cancel it after 5 mts. If that was the case, then we should have... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We always come to La Viva when we visit Singapore. Although we don't eat there (too pricey for us) it's a great place to sit and have a few leisurely drinks of an evening and people watch, especially as it's outdoors. We have always found the staff pleasant and attentive. Make the most of their 'happy hour' and the price... More 

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Cairns
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Went here in a group of 4 on a Wednesday night, Had some cold beers and wonderful, Calamari,Spicy beef,Meatballs,soft shell crab & potato and chorizo, tapas. Couldn't fault a thing and at $126 very reasonable value for Singapore. I will return on next trip to Singapore!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The service was so bad last night. My friends and I promised never to return. It would be the first and last trip there. Eventhough they carry a wide range of drink selection, the service dampened everything. The staff were more interested in serving the expats, foreigners (basically whites) rather than the locals. We found ourselves our own table while... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Undoubtably the worst paella that I have ever been served. The best thing about this place is the service. Don't waste your time or money by dining here.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Tapas bar located in the Chijmes complex in Singapore. The food is OK and reasonably priced and the beer is nice and cold. A perfect place for a beer & snack pit stop. Staff is attentive and this is one of the few places in Singapore today where you can find a smoking table to sit down at for you... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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58 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Situated in the "Chimes" courtyard opposite raffles, the location was good for us, 10 mins walk from hotel. The tapas was really tasty, we had red snapper, grilled vegetables, croquettes, meatballs, garlic bread, mushrooms and potatas bravas, everything was finished and enjoyed. There was an offer on wine making it 42 Singapore dollars for a bottle (decent one), this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Victoria Street, Chijmes, Singapore 187996, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Core

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Spanish

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