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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 484 Restaurants in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $35 - $50
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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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

While on a business trip to Dallas, a local colleague recommended Via Real, claiming it is his wife's favorite restaurant in Dallas and one of his favorites. Now I know why. It started with a warm and pleasant greeting over the phone by Sam, who helped us arrange for a large group for dinner. She was exceptionally warm and friendly,... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

They were so kind to make the chimichanga for me, even though it was only on the lunch menu, and it was dinner time. It had a fajita taste, but was honestly the best chimichanga I've ever had. The restaurant has a nice ambience, with a good variety of items on the menu, as well as various price ranges. Meals... More

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

I will make sure to pass your compliments to Chef Jesus. We are thrilled that you have given us the label of "best chimichanga I've ever had" - What an honor! I wanted to thank you for the wonderful review. We love reading what our guests have to say! Our staff takes everything to heart. I hope to see you... More

Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were staying in Las Colinas and Via Real was suggested by the hotel staff. Additionally we reviewed Trip Advisor and were even more intrigued with the menu. The restaurant located in an upscale mall in Las Colinas has valet parking. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated. The noise level was a bit loud however I have to mention that... More

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

We are so grateful for the very sweet review! Thanks for all the compliments. We do our best to impress and make your visit as memorable as possible. I am thrilled to find that we did just that. I hope to see you again soon! All the best, Fran More

Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I love this restaurant! The staff treats you like you are a celebrity. Every time we come in, they greet us by our names and are extremely inviting and friendly. The menu is a variety of mexican, italian, seafood and steak. I have tried several different dishes and have never been disappointed. Just incredible food! Their Sunday brunch is amazing... More

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

I am so happy to hear that you are treated like celebrities, that is because you are! We love seeing you and cooking for you. Thanks for the repeat opportunities! I will look forward to your next visit. All the best, Fran More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have only been here once but it was amazing! I work at a hotel close by and always recommend to my guests to go here and when they come back they always have had the best experience and the best food. I can always feel positive about recommending your restaurant to my guests!

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

First of all, Via Real thanks you for all of the lovely guests you send our way. We love taking care of them! Also, thank you for leaving feedback on the matter. Every word is precious, from our local concierge AND guests, we appreciate the compliments! We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Fran More

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

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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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

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