We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 424 4043
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“paella” (40 reviews)
“tapas” (111 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (19 reviews)
Closed Now
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (350)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

71 - 80 of 302 reviews

Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

I love this place, tapas are really good, everything here is always delicious, tapas, desserts, service... Las patatas bravas de mama, las tartas de chocolate de Gareth y la sonrisa siempre amable de Rami. I can't wait to visit Viva again!

1  Thank rbk82
Reviewed November 13, 2015

You can't go wrong - Mama is in the kitchen so all is well. This is such a fun place to go. They possibly have the best Spanish Wine List in Dublin if not in the country. You can get great Cavas and a truck...More

2  Thank hughmurrayclassic
Reviewed October 26, 2015

We went to this restaurant because it was close to the flat we rented. The owner is very friendly, helps you as much as he can and the food was also great!!! There is also a little place outside where you can sit or smoke...More

2  Thank Manu B
Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Went with 2 friends on a monday night and we had a lovely meal. Don't know much about spanish food so we ask the smanish waitress to make us a big sélection of different tamas and the result was absolutely divine. Very tasty. Lots of...More

2  Thank mikadub
Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Can't fault the food or the staff but you would really need 4 tapas each It was a dinner so it ends up quite expensive. Would return again but only for a lunch

1  Thank gareth o
Reviewed October 16, 2015

4 of us ate here a few weeks and we were all quite pleased with our meal. Everything was well cooked and tasty. Prices are very reasonable and tapa dishes are a reasonable size. The one small gripe I would have was with the seafood...More

1  Thank phiggs97
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Having visited Viva some time ago for brunch, we decided to pop by again, this time for dinner. It seemed like we were the first to arrive at approx. 7.30pm but by the time that we had finished, only 2 other tables were occupied and...More

Thank AnneOD
Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Loved the staff and the interior of the restaurant. We had a very lovely and a friendly waitress! Food was good.

2  Thank Eveliina S
Reviewed August 23, 2015

Ate here on Sat evening, 22nd August. It was lovely and friendly with tasty food and drink. Staff were very nice and the service speedy. The whitebait was so good that we ordered a second plate. Will come again

3  Thank kypho
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

the food tastes just like in Spain. People are lovely and very experienced! Not to mention that the prices are very competitive for Dublin! Good food, great fun and cheap! recommended!

2  Thank Marta C
Nearby HotelsSee all 151 hotels in Dublin
Portobello Hotel
285 reviews
.05 miles away
Shaw Court Apartments
23 reviews
.08 miles away
Camden Court Hotel
2,163 reviews
.17 miles away
Hilton Dublin
2,086 reviews
.22 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
I Monelli
433 reviews
.13 miles away
Richmond Restaurant
146 reviews
.02 miles away
The Bernard Shaw
144 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Iveagh Gardens
214 reviews
.32 miles away
Irish Jewish Museum
60 reviews
.21 miles away
See Dublin by Bike
231 reviews
.26 miles away
The National Concert Hall
202 reviews
.36 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Viva staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $37
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
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
  • E-mail
Viva is a Traditional Authentic Spanish Tapas Restaurant right in the heart of Dublin city. Opening in Portobello has given us the opportunity to keep to our ethos of quality ingredients 100% Guaranteed tracable Irish and Spanish meats, Spanish cheeses, delicious Seafood, Deserts and a range of nearly 100 Spanish wines, Cavas and Craft Beer. With seating for over 80 people and outdoor seating in the front terrace and a private patio to the rear, al fresco dining is a pleasure on a warm balmy evening or a long weekend brunch with friends and bottomless cava cocktails, yum! All we need is a little sunshine and you would almost think you were in Spain give or take a few degrees! Taste is key, our menu offers a wide selection of tapas, raciones and main dishes including vegetarian and coeliac friendly options too. Early bird menu all day Tuesday & Wednesday as well as well as 5pm - 6:45pm every other day open. Brunch served, Saturday & Sunday's 12pm to 4:30pm.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing