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Via Real Gourmet Mexican

4020 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75038-6423
972-650-9001
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Ranked #1 of 495 Restaurants in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
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
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Byron Nelson Way
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Two of us turned up for dinner without a reservation and we were seated at a table in the bar area. The service was attentive, prompt and friendly. We ordered a bottle of Merlot and I had one of their steaks which was cooked perfectly and was really tasty. Don't forget to order one of their margaritas! Great place to... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Above average chips and salsa, the enchiladas and beans were good. Service and setting was very good and the cheese cake was excellent. While a more traditional Mexican place is my preference, Viva Real does the upmarket Mexican very well. I plan to return.

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Chicago
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I had dinner at Via Real with some business colleagues. The food is quite good along with the service. If you are in Dallas or Irving and looking for something unique to the area, this is a good choice. The menu is large with something for everyone.

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Dallas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I have been coming to Via Real for around 20 years. it is one of my very favorite restauants in the Dallas/Ft. area. Fran, the owner, and her staff are just wonderful. Everytime I have a meal there, I feel like I'm dining with friends all around me. We have had many office function here from Christmas parties, to birthdays,... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We've been going to ViaReal since they opened, often for special occasions because that's how every dinner there is... special. We opened a business in the area around the same time as they did, and brought a lot of clients through for lunch, and dinner... it draws raves from everyone we took. But my wife and I have also made... More 

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Atlanta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great margarita and wonderful sautéed grouper they adapted for my GF needs. Sat by fireplace. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We had a nice meal here all said, but the restaurant doesn't quite seem to know how to be what they want to be. The atmosphere is serene and upscale looking, but with old linens and tired plating, it misses the mark on upscale. The menu is split on traditional fare and Mexican, but it seems to fall a bit... More 

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Irving, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After many years of dinning at Via Real, it keeps getting better. That is unsual I think in this day and time. Either money runs out to maintain a restaurant or staff and chef get tired. Not at all the way it is at this restaurant. Great upkeep inside and out, service is the best..Diago is awesome.. And food is... More 

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

Hi Carleen, I have to thank you for the AWESOME review you left. We appreciate the time that you spent to leave your thoughts. I am so grateful. Being a small independently-owned restaurant leaves our marketing budget quite small therefore we greatly rely on our social media reviews to bring in new guests. Thank you for contributing! We promise to... More 

Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Via Real provides great Mexican food beyond the typical chips + dip, tacos and fajitas. All dishes were perfectly seasoned and beautifully presented. I enjoyed the bronzed grouper along with its signature sauces. One thing I liked was that the dishes were lightly sauced to allow savoring of the meat and fish.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! I love the details that you left for everyone to read. We appreciate the positive thoughts. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Fran More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I brought my other half here for his birthday and requested that the Carrot cake with happy birthday written around the plate be presented at the end of our meal. Not only did we get that lovely tasting cake on the house!! There was also a complimentary picture taken at the end which was put in a thank you/happy birthday... More 

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

Thank you for bringing your loved one to celebrate his birthday with us! It is always fun to collect Birthday pictures to look back on. We hope to be able to take care of you for your special occasions for many years to come! Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It means so much. All the best, Fran More 

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Additional Information about Via Real Gourmet Mexican

Address: 4020 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75038-6423
Phone Number: 972-650-9001
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
Cuisine: Southwestern

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