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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
NE Ohio
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I've had tex mex.....appetizers.....seafood....drinks...and not one thing I'd change. Very happy with every meal. I know it may sound funny, but I cannot get enough of their poppers. I know, it doesn't sound gourmet, but the are great.

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

I have to tell you that my granddaughter's favorite thing on the ENTIRE menu are our stuffed jalapenos. She can't get enough! I'm glad that you enjoy them as well. Thank you so much for the awesome review! We appreciate your feedback. I hope to see you in again soon. We will have the ratones waiting. All the best, Fran More

Yoe, PA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Via real is my my husbands favorite restaurants and he chose this for our 1 year anniversary dinner. We weren't disappointed. The ambiance was romantic. The service was excellent. I had the Sea Bass, which melted in my mouth and he had pan seared scallops which were fantastic. They asked if was a special occasion, we said our Anniversary and... More

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

We are honored to be your husband's first choice! Give him our gratitude! Thank you for taking time to leave us such great feedback. We loved having you in for your anniversary. I am delighted to find that you enjoyed your evening. Via Real would love to be that special place EVERY anniversary. Just think of the pictures that you... More

Dallas, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took a group of 12 out-of-towners here for business. We set up in the private room off the main dining room with a terrific limited choice menu. The food was extraordinary, and the service was attentive but not intrusive. Our dinner was a success and our guests were suitably impressed. They appreciated the departure from the standard Texas steak house... More

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

Hi Dale, I am relieved to see that everyone found their way to Via Real. It is a bit tucked away but we like to think of it as a "hidden oasis." Thank you so much for the great feedback! We strive to create a memorable experience for our guests whether they are here for a business dinner or celebrating... More

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My son and I visited this restaurant when I visited him recently. It was easy to find - and had reservations available. It was more upscale than I was expecting given location in a strip mall - but we were very pleased. We were seated promptly and served chips and salsa that were excellent. There is a very broad menu... More

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Austin, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your review. We appreciate every word from our guests. I am relieved to see that you found us, although it took some effort. We've been hiding here for almost 30 years! It alarms me that there wasn't anyone there to greet and seat you, that is not usual. I do... More

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

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

Ray, I am beyond delighted to hear that Via Real is one of your favorites. We are honored. If your group left with full tummies and a memory for the books, then we did our job! Thank you for spending a few minutes writing this review. It is very appreciated. I hope to see you and your friends again soon!... More

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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
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349 reviews 349 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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

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