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27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 424 4043
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (38 reviews)
“tapas” (109 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
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111 - 120 of 275 reviews

Reviewed November 8, 2014

Me and my partner were looking for some light dinner and came across this place while wandering around. We had the chance to listen to the last song of the live Spanish band (fyi, they are playing every Thursday). Staff was really nice and welcoming....More

Thank Aurore_Frenchette
Reviewed November 7, 2014

Friendly service, welcoming staff Low prices Garlic prawns: lots of vegetable oil, very little garlic, small prawns which could not possibly be called "gambas" - poor dish Aubergine dish: nice, however we were not asked whether we wanted some cheese topping which we came to...More

4  Thank bedouzz
Reviewed November 4, 2014

Really nice restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. I've tried loads of tapas restaurants in Dublin, and this one is my favourite.

4  Thank tioreilly
Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

I often come and visit this tapas restaurant and I definitely recommend it. The food is great, portions good size and friendly staff. I also love their sangria

4  Thank lauralary
Reviewed November 1, 2014

It's one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant, even though I’m Chinese. The atmosphere is great. Why not treat yourself in such a wonderful restaurant?

3  Thank 千叶 卫
Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were at the end of our trip to Spain and Ireland and tired of BIG meals! We love tapas because you get to eat what you want and stop when you're full! Thus the reason for visiting a tapas bar in Dublin! Maybe a...More

4  Thank Barletto
Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Spent lovely Saturday night at Viva where we had red wine and about 6 tapas which were excellent in particular the gambas pil pil and the calamari. We also shared churros and chocolate sauce for dessert which was good. We spotted other diners having paella...More

4  Thank clontarf1
Reviewed October 9, 2014

The staff in Viva is what makes this place great! The staff is extremely friendly and always provide excellent recommendations on what to eat. We once even requested something which was not in the menu and they went above an beyond and cooked that for...More

1  Thank nunibnichar
Reviewed October 6, 2014

Serving staff very friendly and attentive. The food is excellent and was fast at coming out. Pricing very reasonable and loved the option of real Sangria. This is the most authentic Spanish tapas in Dublin and delivered in a very nice atmosphere. You would be...More

3  Thank Paul S
Reviewed October 6, 2014

We wanted to go somewhere for a late Saturday lunch, somewhere that we could sit a while, eat a bite, sip a drink and then perhaps chat, eat and drink some more ... at our leisure. We had not been to Viva before and were...More

4  Thank AnneOD
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 424 4043
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Viva is a Traditional Spanish Tapas Restaurant right in the heart of Dublin city.We opened our doors to the public to share our love of good quality, great value Spanish food as we like to have at home.Opening in 27 South Richmond Street in Dublin 2 has given us the opportunity to keep to our ethos of good quality ingredients 100% Guaranteed tracable Irish and Spanish meats, Spanish cheeses, delicious Seafood, Premium Spanish Coffees, a wide selection of Teas, Traditional Deserts and a good range of Spanish, Argentinian and Chillean wines and Cavas...With seating for over 80 people and outdoor seating in the front and a private Terrace to the rear al fresco dining is a pleasure on a warm balmy evening or a long brunch with friends.All we need is a little sunshine and you would almost think you were in Spain give or take a few degrees!We love to cook and nothing gives us more pleasure than a customers gratitude and compliments to the chef.Taste is key and expanding our menu little by little offering you the best we can along with our keen pricing we know you will enjoy our food again and again. Viva!
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