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“I love the people working here, truly recommended!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Viva

Viva
Ranked #258 of 2,543 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $32
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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!
Dublin, Ireland
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“I love the people working here, truly recommended!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have been three times there and will repeat! the guys working there are just fantastic and offer a great help to have a good time! I did my Hen Party there, as they have a room dowstairs and it was the best surprise of my life! Good Sangria, great tapas, tortilla is truly recommended. I recommend this place

  • Visited June 2014
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited here due to it being in top ten on tripadvisor rating but as nice as it was I would just say nothing was not good but nothing was outstanding either. Really it was just OK. Disappointed as only licensed for wine and hubby ( heathen that he is) only drinks lager so he ended up on cokes.

Visited July 2014
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Ireland
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, great tapas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had a really nice midweek evening meal here. There was live music, friendly staff, good house wine and great tapas. The tapas and wine were very reasonably priced, house wine <20e tapas 4-7e (from memory). I can highly recommend this place. Our entire meal including a bottle of wine was around 50e, fantastic!

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Browneire
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Dublin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Viva viva! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Great food and great service in this little gem just off Portabello. The waiter made us feel right at home in this cosy establishment and was attentive and friendly from our first step in the door to the very last bite.

They offer authentic tapas at reasonable prices so you can try a little of everything (paella, albodigas and patatas bravas were our personal favourites!)

I would definitely recommend Viva to friends and family who want to shake off the rainy day blues of Dublin and experience a wonderful, authentic Spanish meal.
Viva viva!

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2 Thank paul92008
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice restraurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

Thank you for all.I think nice restaurant but it has one problem thats food doesnt so fresh but is another things was nice

  • Visited June 2014
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