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Via Real Gourmet Mexican

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Mexican, Southwestern
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4020 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75038-6423 (Byron Nelson Way)
19726509001
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11:00 am - 11:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 249
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Great food!

A terrific local restaurant with a wide array of options on the menu. The appetizers, main meal and desserts were all terrific. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mark B
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Easton, MA
via mobile
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Esperance, Australia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was keen to try Via particularly as it is rated #1 in Irving! Our waiter was on speed. Spoilt the entire experience! He was so insistant he was a nuisance. I would have understood if they were busy. Food came to quickly, infact I wasn't finished my apertiser when it was whipped off because the main was on the way. Very... More 

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Thank Warren S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is not your typical Mexican restaurant...and I don't mean this in a good way...ok so you walk in...what's with all the candles??... It's nice enough inside... But not the type of decor you'd expect to be greeted with chips and salsa... Ordered a tapas plate with jalapeño poppers, nachos, a spinach quesadilla and fried calamari...what?... Ok...actually best part... More 

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

Hi Bennett, I would like to thank you for leaving your thoughts for us! We value every critique, suggestion and compliment that our guests choose to leave for us. Each word is used as a tool to better our food and service. I was however, very disheartened while reading your review. I'm very sorry that you did not get the... More 

Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
207 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have lived in this area for 20 years and always loved Via Real for good food and a great experience. This was the first time in three years we had been. The service was excellent. No complaints. A very high standard of service was delivered. They offered my husband a free slice of chocolate cake for his birthday and... More 

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

Hi Georgia! Thank you so much for leaving your thoughts for us to read. I truly appreciate that you took some time to write this tripadvisor review! Every word is taken to heart! I am beyond sorry that our dishes were not up to par. We dropped the ball BIG time and for that I apologize from the bottom of... More 

Easton, MA
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A terrific local restaurant with a wide array of options on the menu. The appetizers, main meal and desserts were all terrific. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was good.

Helpful?
Thank Mark B
Via R, Owner at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

Mark, Your review means so much to my staff and I. Thank you so much for taking some time to leave your thoughts! We promise to always serve you the best Southwest cuisine around as long as our doors stay open. Your business I'm thrilled that everything was to your taste! I will be looking forward to your next visit.... More 

Waxahachie, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at Via Real and the food and service was very good. They seated us right away and were very attentive with refills, more chips and seeing if we needed anything else. The place was quiet and we had an easy time having a conversation.

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

Hi Sameade, I'm so glad that you were able to make it in for lunch. Thank you for joining us! I would like to show my gratitude for your review. Each word is valued more than you know! Please let us know the next time that you would like to come in and we will save you the best table... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a very nice pre-theater dinner there on 1/22. The entre specials all sounded outstanding, and the regular menu items equally inviting. My wife enjoyed the salmon special and I the shrimp and scallops. Both were very well presented. Portions were very ample, which gave us pause as a pre-theater meal.The wine list also has a nice variety, both varietals... More 

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

Hi David! Thank you so much for your TripAdvisor review! We appreciate that you allotted time out of your day to let us know about your experience at Via Real. I'm thrilled to read that you enjoyed your dinner with us! Again, thank you for your thoughts. We use every word to better our food and service for guests in... More 

Dallas, Texas
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Business dinner. Good chips, salsa & Tex-Mex food. Nice atmosphere & good service. Location isn't bad & valet parking is available. Good for business but not at the too of my list for best Mexican food in the area.

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Thank water baby g
Via R, Owner at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for the great TripAdvisor review! I'm ecstatic to see that you enjoyed your visit. We were honored to have the opportunity to take care of you. Please let us know the next time you are planning a visit and we will save you a fabulous table! All my best, Fran More 

Rochdale, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a trip. Excellent choice on the menu - I had scallops coated in macadamia, and very good wine selection. very attentive and professional service. Popular and would recommend making a reservation

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

Hi John! Thank you for your TripAdvisor review! I'm so glad that you stopped by for dinner. We were thrilled to have you in. I will be passing on your review to my staff. It is always nice to read that our guests were well taken care of. Also, thank you for the recommendation to make reservations. We want everyone... More 

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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service is awesome and very fast, is a little expensive the most of the menu options but really flavorful food.

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

Juan, I am forever grateful for your review. Thank you for taking some time to leave your thoughts! We value your words and your business. I hope to see you back soon! All my best, Fran More 

Coppell, Texas
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290 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've worked in Irving 20 years and have always loved Via Real. The service is excellent including the hosts, servers, managers, bartenders - even the valet. The house ice tea is refreshing. The margaritas are outstanding and they have a very nice list of wine by the glass. My favorite simple dish is the chicken quesadilla with red bell pepper... More 

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

Hi Lynn! What a beautifully worded review! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for taking some time to leave your thoughts. I value each word. Your loyalty is the reason we open our doors each day. I am very grateful. I'm also thrilled that you chose the Red Oak Smoked Tenderloin a few days ago! It is always a treat.... 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: 19726509001

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?