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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)
972-650-9001
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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 75
    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
Hungry for really good Mexican food from a localy owned establishment? Go here!

We were in town for the week and went here several times. The food was very good and as important our server was the best. My suggestion is to request Peter for your server and then what ever your taste buds tell you to. Our server was the best and also gave some history about the place and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Rick P
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We were in town for the week and went here several times. The food was very good and as important our server was the best. My suggestion is to request Peter for your server and then what ever your taste buds tell you to. Our server was the best and also gave some history about the place and the owner.... More 

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

Hi Rick! Thanks for the great feedback. We don't do much advertising so we rely on our social media reviews to entice others to stop by. Your thoughts are appreciated! Looking forward to your next visit. All the best, Fran More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at Via Real for over 15 years and have not had a bad meal regardless of the time of day or the day of the week. The staff is always very congenial when you arrive and very gracious when seating your party whether it may be just 2 or 15-20. My wife worked for... More 

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

Hi William, Just wanted to say thanks for the great feedback! I'm so happy to read that you have been enjoying your visits. All of us LOVE taking care of you all! We will look forward to your next visit. All the best, Fran More 

Houston, TX
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We made reservations to celebrate here after our daughter's graduation from Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth. My brother was in town unexpectedly but when I called to change the reservation, they accommodated us. We did have to arrive a bit earlier but that was no problem. The service was excellent (thank you James) and the food was... More 

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

I wish that we could show the extent of our gratitude that you gave us an opportunity to host your special graduation dinner. Congrats to the graduate! We will always do our best to accommodate for reservation changes-we understand that life happens sometimes. We appreciate the heads up! Again, thank you for visiting AND for the fabulous feedback. We loved... More 

Irving, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Via Real serves excellent food and mojitos. There is usually a chef's special that is outstanding. Valet service and an excellent wait staff.

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

Hi Patti, We love having the opportunity to serve you! Thank you for the fabulous feedback. My heart swells to read that you have been enjoying what Via Real has to offer. See you soon! All the best, Fran More 

North Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went to the restaurant as a family and everyone loved it - baby to grandma! The food is fresh and worth the wait. Never have to ask for the endless chips & salsa. Service with a caring smile from all of the wait staff. Always clean. Would suggest you call ahead for large group. Well worth it!

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

Well I am sporting a huge smile over here. I'm SO delighted that the entire group enjoyed themselves! All of us here at Via Real appreciate your feedback. We will look forward to taking care of all of you on your next visit! All the best, Fran More 

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I had dinner at Via Real on a recent Saturday night. We chose it based on a recommendation from friends who used to live in Dallas. Since we had a party of 10 including 2 small children, we called ahead to see if they could accommodate us. They took care of us without any issue. When we arrived, our table... More 

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

Hi Tony, We appreciate your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I am overjoyed that you all had a good time! I will hope to see you and your family again soon. All the best, Fran More 

Breckenridge, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We always enjoy this restaurant! Food, service and atmosphere are great. Lots of seafood dishes! Would Definitely make reservations on the weekends.

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

Hi there! Just wanted to stop by and show our appreciation for posting your feedback. Thank you! Great advice on making reservations, we want to save everyone a seat but can usually get booked up pretty quickly during the week and weekends. We hope to see you back soon! All the best, Fran More 

Powell, Ohio
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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

Hi Joe! We are so thankful for your feedback. I'm ecstatic to find that you all enjoyed your visit! Thank you for choosing Via Real over sushi. (I, myself, enjoy a good sushi night!) I will pass on your compliments to Diego and the Chef. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests are enjoying themselves. Also, thank... More 

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

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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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 

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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: Mexican, 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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