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Via Real Gourmet Mexican

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4020 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75038-6423 (Byron Nelson Way)
972-650-9001
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 175
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Upscale Mexican

Wow! I am a Mexican food aficionado, and usually prefer the hole-in-the-wall places, but I was in town for a night so wanted to take my son and his fiancée somewhere nice to which they normally wouldn't go. Couldn't get reservation at a convenient time for sushi so I chose here. Boy, am I glad I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Powell, Ohio
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Powell, Ohio
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118 reviews 118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Wow! I am a Mexican food aficionado, and usually prefer the hole-in-the-wall places, but I was in town for a night so wanted to take my son and his fiancée somewhere nice to which they normally wouldn't go. Couldn't get reservation at a convenient time for sushi so I chose here. Boy, am I glad I did! From getting called... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Via Real since they opened many years ago. It is still one of my favorites. The food is always very good, the service is always top notch, and the atmosphere is appropriate for most occasions. For me, the location lends itself to business lunches as it is right in the middle of Las Colinas -... More 

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Via R, Owner at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

It delights me to read that we are your go-to for business. We will always do our best to get you an appropriate table for your occasion. Thanks for allowing us to take care of your guests! It means the world to us! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We rely on you, our valued guest,... More 

Ft. Worth, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a real nice upper scale restaurant for a colleague's birthday and decided on trying out this restaurant based on the reviews we had read, and to be honest, the food was really disappointing. The staff are very friendly, informative and helpful, and the service was great too, the staff really do make it a point to... More 

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Via R, Owner at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

I wanted to stop by and thank you for your review. I am concerned to read that lunch was not excellent and I hope that you will allow us to make this up to you. There is no valid excuse for lunch being sub-par. We want every visit to be a memorable experience and I apologize that this wasn't the... More 

Dallas, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I love everything about this restaurant. Attendant parking, classy atmosphere and great food and drink. Best you make a dinner reservation or you may have to wait a while. Via Real is the busiest restaurant in Las Colinas. The owner, Fran Mathers, has a great staff that is dedicated to keeping their establishment on top. Kudos to a 'hands on'... More 

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Via R, Owner at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

We LOVE your heart warming review! Thank you for the sweet compliments of Via Real. Your advice is perfect as well - we want to have a table for everyone when they come in but we get booked up fast during the week. A call ahead of time allows us to save you the perfect table! I hope to see... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This was right across the street from our hotel so, with the great reviews we read, we had to give it a shot. We loved Via Real! The wait staff was great and our food was amazing. The margarita's were fantastic as well. I only wish we'd stayed long enough to eat there several times.

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Via R, Owner at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a shot! We are so happy that you decided to come in for dinner. Let us know the next time that you are in town and we will save you a table! All the best, Fran More 

Irving, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Via Real is my wife's favorite restaurant in Irving and I might have to agree. Food is outstanding and it is a great atmosphere. We have sat at the bar many times and have enjoyed great service.

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Via R, Owner at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

It warms my heart to know that Via Real is your favorite Irving restaurant. What an awesome honor!! Thank you! We will always do our best to provide you with a memorable dining experience. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Fran More 

Sherman, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Delicious food prepared very nicely, and presented beautifully. The pictures on the website don't do it justice. It is an elegant atmosphere and a very good place to take family, friends, or associates.

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Via R, Owner at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We value every word left by our wonderful guests and will always do our best to impress! I hope to see you back very soon. All the best, Fran More 

Addison, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Came here alot about 15 years and two states ago. Back in Dallas now a few years and so much has changed. Except for here, where the patient and seamless service and the dependable and not over-manipulated food remains intact at this tucked away gem in a strip shopping center. Less colorful and less flamboyant decor than I remember (which... More 

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Via R, Owner at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

We are beyond joyed that you dropped back in after all of these years-glad to have you back! I just wanted to thank you for your fabulous review. We really do not do any advertising so we rely on our social media reviews left by our valued guests to entice others to come by. Thank you for contributing!! You are... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The restaurant had a great atmosphere and despite how busy they were, we were able to get a table fairly quickly. We did call ahead however. The food was great. We ate Gruper and some Lobster bruschetta. Both were great. Fantastic service! I would recommend it to anyone in the area.

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Via R, Owner at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

Hi Jason, Thank you for the great review! We are humbled to take your title of "Best Restaurant Experience in Irving Yet" and will do our best to continue to earn it. I am so happy that you were able to stop by and try things out. We LOVED taking care of you! Hope to see you again soon! All... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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601 reviews 601 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
402 helpful votes 402 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Whenever we go visit a new location, we tend to seek out a Mexican restaurant. The restaurant had the fine dining atmosphere with white table cloths and decor with a Southwestern menu. Our service throughout was excellent. We ordered margaritas and they were delicious. The three of us ordered the three enchiladas with a combination of cheese, chicken and shredded... More 

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Via R, Owner at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

Hi Minnesota friend! Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts of Via Real. We are grateful. I am sorry that you did not care for our enchiladas. We are always happy to return them for something else that you might enjoy. The last thing we want is for you leave unhappy. Please let us know if we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4020 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75038-6423
    (Byron Nelson Way)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: 972-650-9001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?