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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 483 restaurants in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
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
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English first
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place can be tricky to find, cleverly hidden behind an upscale strip mall. We arrived at 3 pm And were not sure it was open. Nobody was there, so I had to hunt for someone from the back to seat us. With that rough start, everything went perfectly. Very flavorful food, attentive service, and quietenoughthat my wife could hear... More

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Amarillo, TX
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87 reviews 87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This has always been one of my favorites especially when staying at the nearby Four Seasons... Brought a large group in last Sunday evening after returning from a trip to the USVI. Wound up splitting the Sea Bass which was great! Also enjoyed a great Jalapeño Margarita! Everyone had a great time!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

OK - this is the second night in a row that I'm here. Staying across the street at the Four Seasons for a conference. The food at the conference was lame, so I found this on Trip Advisor. Last night I had the Pan Bronzed Grouper - Killer! For something different tonight, I'm having the Macadamia Nut Encrusted Sea Scallops.... More

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

We were so happy to have you in TWO nights in a row. Thanks for letting us let you cook dinner! I wanted to thank you personally for the great review! We all appreciate the time that you took to give us this valuable feedback. I hope to see you in again soon! All the best, Fran More

Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
349 reviews 349 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I went here for a business dinner with several business associates. It was recommended by my old boss that lives in the area (who always gives great restaurant advice). We arrived a little early and our table was already available for us to sit. Everyone that worked here was pleasant. They brought chips and salsa and took our drink order... More

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

We were so happy to have you in TWO nights in a row. Thanks for letting us let you cook dinner! I wanted to thank you personally for the great review! We all appreciate the time that you took to give us this valuable feedback. I hope to see you in again soon! All the best, Fran More

Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a good place for both dinner with friends or a business dinner where you need seating for 12 or more. There is a nice range of food options from vegetarian to meat or seafood.

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

All of us here at Via Real appreciate your review. Thanks for the great feedback! We rely on our guests' social media posts to entice others to stop by and have a bite to eat, thanks! We are more than happy to accommodate you and your business colleagues whether you need a large table or a private room. Thank you... More

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I never ate sea bass before but always wanted to try it. On the recommendations of my family I decided to order it. I was so glad I did. Our waiter was so accommodating because I have food allergies and even came back and suggested a different side dish since the one I ordered had milk products. Great restaurant

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

I'm thrilled that you finally ordered our Chilean sea bass. It is always a great choice! Our servers are great at accommodating our guests and their food allergies/requests. I'm delighted to see that yours were attended to. Thank you so much for your feedback, we value your opinion and use it to strengthen our business. We are here to take... More

Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Restaurant is located just about 15 minutes drive from downtown Dallas. Very pleasant atmosphere and great service. Even better is the food. Went with a friend who wanted to have the steak cooked on a cedar plank. I was planning of having the Chilean Sea Bass. When it came time to order, we could not decide between the two. So... More

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

Jean, Reading your review painted a huge smile across my face. Thank you for the fabulous feedback! I am thrilled to know that you enjoyed both the seabass and red oak smoked tenderloin- both our signature dishes. We all appreciate the time you spent to share your experience with the world (this is our main form of advertising.) Thank you!... More

Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The food is wonderful, the ambience is romantic, service is excellent, and management is friendly. What else could you possibly ask for? We go as often as possible.

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

We are so grateful for your thoughts. Thanks for sharing! Everyone at Via Real is committed to making your EVERY visit a memorable one. I look forward to having you back soon! Warmest Regards, Fran More

Plano, Texas
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were a group of about 25 and Via Real was able to handle it without a sweat. The kitchen was probably hopping but we never knew it. All of the meals came out within 10 minutes of the first and all dishes appeared to be hot. The food itself was very good. I would have liked the onions on... More

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

Thank you so much for the great review. We treasure any and all words from our guests. I am thrilled that you and your group were able to join. Our staff loves hosting business dinners and celebratory group gatherings. I will pass on the compliments to the kitchen for their quick service. We always do our best to get dinner... More

Dallas, TX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place is such a gem. I love the food, the drinks, the friendly staff and the atmosphere. I think their macadamia nut encrusted sea scallops are the best I've ever eaten. Look at the "chef specialties" section of the menu for what they do best. My husband loves the pork chop and as I mentioned, if you like scallops,... More

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

Your compliments mean the world to us. Thank you! We do not do any advertising because of our awesome guests who are taking the time to write about their experiences. Thanks spreading the word! We will look forward to taking care of your again. Thank you again, Fran More

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