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“Great food, higher prices”

La Viga Seafood & Cocina Mexicana
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Mon, 7/22
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Ranked #9 of 319 Restaurants in Redwood City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Over five years ago, the idea of La Viga Seafood & Cocina Mexicana was conceived by answering a simple question: Could we create a dining experience that would be something both familiar and exciting for our community and fellow food explorers? The answer is infinitely more complex than the question, but we’re so glad we invested the time to do it because we discovered was a huge opportunity to innovate and create in ways not yet seen. Our mission is for our guests to enjoy life while dining with us. To achieve this, we foster a vibrant and relaxed environment where you’re able to enjoy your special time with your friends, family, and peers; experience surprisingly delicious flavor profiles and dishes; and receive personalized and professional service from an engaged and knowledgeable staff. Settle in and enjoy a well-developed selection of vibrant tacos, ceviches, tapas, entrees, and cocktails, experienced with the special people in your life and our community.
Reviewed May 25, 2019

La Viga began life as kind of an upscale taqueria. They still have picnic benches and tables; you still sit with strangers at a large table if things are crowded; the food is still excellent. Surprisingly, they do not have a Mexican beer on tap. And not so surprisingly, it has now become a pricey restaurant. Picnic tables and expensive food (almost at the level of the excellent sister restaurant, LV Mar)?! I think we will go to LV Mar in the future with its better selections of beverage and food and a comfy, cozy environment.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank OmarKhayyam
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

Our son took my wife and me for lunch to celebrate Mother's Day. It is a warm and cozy place to dine in. The service was good, the food was nice and we had great company! We loved the ceviche.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank 331saibals
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Reviewed April 4, 2019

I was early for lunch and there were hardly any people in the restaurant. We ordered chicken enchiladas and shrimp quesadillas--they were delicious! And by the time we left, it was full with everyone enjoying delicious Mexican food. Service was excellent and prices are reasonable--we'll be back!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank Leianne C
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

While you can find all your favorite menu items here exceptionally well prepared with care from fresh ingredients, the fish that I had here was really fantastic, the Pescado Zarandeado is really excellent, and for a great pork dish Cochinita Pibil will not disappoint.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank Scotto2000
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Reviewed March 10, 2019

MEXICAN? NO, IT'S LATIN AMERICAN! NA, I'M NOT SURE. That was some of the conversation last night about what La Viga Seafood and Cocina Mexicana is really all about. One person commented on the diverse flavors and another pointed out the different levels of spice yet nothing was 'too extreme". Let me cut to the chase, the food was terrific, the service First Class and the atmosphere conducive for a great private birthday celebration.

We had reservations, and I'm glad we did, because there was a constant flow of patrons into this establishment the entire time we were there. In fact, with the driving rain and strong winds, several of the patrons actually came inside the restaurant to stand in the walkway pending the availability of their table. Anytime you have all the seats taken in a restaurant and there are people waiting to be seated speaks volumes for the Chef and staff.

After the opening round of drinks, the four of us chose in this order: Ceviche Trio, Guacamole and chips, pastelitos de cangrejo, calamari frito, a seafood taco trio, and for the one main dish tallarines con mariscos (try saying that three times in a row). Our server Lizet R was excellent; she knew exactly what we were doing and brought salad plates so we each could sample very delicacy that was brought to our table. What a meal!!!!

Not a negative, just a fact the wooden benches are similar to picnic tables with NO back or vertical supports. Hopefully that will not be an issue for you when you go there. Someone said they should double the dining area in size; I disagree, that would take away from the charm that brought you there in the first place. No, keep it like it is and just plan on having to wait. WHATEVER IT IS, THE FOOD IS TERRIFIC!!!!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Bill D
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