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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 477 restaurants in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've been going to Via Real for many years, and I consider it the best restaurant in Irving and a Top 5 spot in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. The food is consistently great, from steak to seafood to Mexican dishes. Most of the staff has remained the same over the years, and they provide excellent service each trip. Love this... More

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

We love that you continue to visit us and will always do our best to take care of you! I'm elated to see that Via Real is on your Top 5 list, such an honor! We will never be able to thank you enough for the great feedback. I speak on behalf of all of us when I say that... More

Irving
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The best real Mexican food in the DFW area.....forget Javier's.....The owner is Fran.....any special request or needs.....ask for her....great atmosphere....great service....great food....

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

Your words mean so much to me. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such flattering feedback! We love it! You, our guests, are what keep us going! I promise that we will always do our best to make your lunch or dinner memorable however we can. We are in the business of making people happy!! I'll... More

Irving, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's probably the best Mexican food you will ever have and it is gourmet. Haven't been there for a while but if they still have the seabass, it's to die for

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

Please come in soon! I'm sorry to read that you haven't been by recently BUT the good news is that we are still serving the Pecan crusted Sea Bass. It will be waiting for your return.. Thank you for the much-appreciated review. We take every word from our guests and use each as improvement tools. Compliments are always nice! I... More

Rapid City, South Dakota
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy Mexican food in a more refined, quiet atmosphere. In addition to the usual Mexican fare, which is very good, there are a number of meat and seafood dishes which are not ubiquitous to a Mexican restaurant. However, unlike Rick Bayless' Frontera restaurant in Chicago, the Mexican dishes are not gourmet, fusion, or extremely... More

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

I would like to thank you for the feedback! We love having the opportunity to read what is going through our guests' minds, this allows for us to cater to you and your interests. We also appreciate the recommendation to fellow trip advisor users of our private event rooms and simply room for larger parties. All of us LOVE taking... More

Farmington, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We happened upon this restaurant and we could not have been happier. A mix of Mexican and American cuisine. Definitely get the large margarita as long as you are not driving. The supreme nachos were also a must. Complimentary nachos, always being filled up were crisp and thin. Great service. A real gem

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

I am delighted that you decided to drop in! We appreciate that you gave us a try. I wanted to thank you for the fabulous feedback and for the great advice to others (you must go for the 28oz!) All of us here at Via Real want you to feel like your at home. If there is anything we can... More

Irving, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Not only is there a first rate menu equalled by first rate food, but the service is also tops. Excellenlt bar and wonderful ambiance make this a dining experience to remember.

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

Thank you so much for the great review! I love reading that our guests are enjoying everything. If there is anything that we can do to make your experience the best, we certainly want to know what it is! We have you to thank when new guests stop by to check things out- thank you! I will look forward to... More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This restaurant was opposite the Four Seasons hotel and we went there based on TA reviews. The menu looked wonderful and it was hard to choose. I chose one of the specials and it was a mouthwatering array of flavours. A great atmosphere led to a magical evening.

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

Let me just tell you that we are so excited that you made a visit to Via Real AND tried one of our specials. Our chefs are very creative, especially with the weekly specials! I am so grateful for your feedback. We use every word from our guests as a tool for improvement and it is always great to see... More

Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was here on a quick trip through Dallas while staying at the nearby Four Seasons Hotel. It is walking distance and the restaurant offers a wide array of menu choices, including combination options that satisfies the very hungry. Server was very knowledgable about food & the different styles of margaritas they offered. Food was very good & service was... More

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

We are beyond grateful that you continue to choose Via Real to feed you when you are away from home. It is always our pleasure to take care of all of our out of town guests- mi casa es su casa. I wanted to thank you for your feedback. We appreciate every word that our guests leave for us. We... More

Little Rock
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We have been to Via Real twice and both times have experienced a wonderful dining experience. The service lives up to the food.

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

Thank you so much for the great feedback. I am so happy to read that you have been enjoying your visits. We love taking care of our loyal guests! I look forward to seeing you again soon! -Fran More

Fairfield Bay
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

As an out of town visitor looking for something near the airport, we were most happy to find Via Real. If you are staying at one of the airport accommodations this is not too far to drive and is so much better than the various chains recommended by the hotels/motels. The restaurant's decor is definitely more Tex than Mex but... More

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

I’m delighted to see that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you so much for leaving word of your experience. We do not do much advertising here at Via Real but instead we leave it to our guests to share their experiences with friends (in hopes of enticing them also to stop by for dinner!) You left some great advice for... More

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