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“A good time all round”
Review of Viva Mexico

Viva Mexico
Ranked #197 of 2,505 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $22
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: The Gonzalez family opened Viva Mexico in August 1984, intending to bring the true taste of Mexico to Edinburgh, and 31 years later we are still striving to do the same. In the intervening years there have been many changes, notably in how the restaurant has grown, but we are still trying to do what we set out to do all those years ago - to give all our guests a real flavour of Mexico. With three rooms spread over two floors the restaurant is equally suited for romantic dinners for two, quick business lunches or parties, the back room particularly can cater for a single group of up to 25 seated at tables or 40 as a buffet.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A good time all round”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

I've been here a few times in different social contexts and never been disappointed. It's not cheap if you are drinking alcohol but the food is great and the staff are friendly so definitely good value for money.

  • Visited October 2012
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Just fab”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We visited as a family during a weekend break. The restaurant was busy and the atmosphere was excellent. Staff were attentive without being claustrophobic. Our food was lovely, the waitress suggested a portion change for our darter which was far more suitable for her appetite. Starters were lovely - stuffed chillies. Yum! We had fajita, burrito and qaisada all of which were lovely, well made and tasty.
I really enjoyed my jug of margherita and my Mexican lager. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting edinburgh and best of all it was not a chain or a Multi national!

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere & service”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

My family really enjoyed our visit to Viva Mexico. Atmosphere was great in the closely packed downstairs. Friendly staff suggested lunch time portion size for my 11 year old daughter which we appreciated. Service was attentive and food was fresh and tasty. Portion size was good and we all struggled to finish. Jugs of margherita are especially recommended as well as the range of Mexican beers. We will eat here again when we next visit Edinburgh.

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Sheffield
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Lovely, authentic, tasty food”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Yet another little gem found in the heart of Edinburgh that is sadly overlooked by the big chains. This is a very cosy restaurant but with plenty of staff on hand to serve your needs.
The menu was well varied, but with the usual dishes available. I had the steak fajitas and did not regret it. The meal wasn't huge but was certainly enough for someone with an healthy appetite, and the value was fantastic. Will definitely come back.

Visited August 2012
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London, England
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Deceiving from the outside, this restaurant is a treat to visit. The decor, music and general atmosphere is great. The staff were attentive. The food was authentic, tasty and served in a decent portions, and excellent value for money. Will definately visit again

  • Visited February 2012
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