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#234 of 1,996 Restaurants in Dublin
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27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 424 4043
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Madrid, Spain
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

It's always a pleasure to go to Viva. Authentic Spanish food at a reasonable price. Excellent service by all the staff. You can always enjoy a great atmosphere, it is a piece of Spain in Dublin..Ramiro is the life and soul of the place.

2 Thank Eva G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I went to this restaurant recently after having read a favourable interview in a newspaper. Despite having seen one or two reviews of the food not being consistently good. I can be short. I ordered three tapas of around the 7 euro range each. They arrived (too) fast, and were lukewarm at best. Taste wasn't great either, it felt like... More 

3 Thank Paul B
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Loved everything about Viva from the warm welcome, the amazing food and great wine. Would recommend to one all :)

1 Thank Stephen E
County Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Never fail to impress in Viva. Food is to die for and best thing is they've great gluten free choices. Their chickpeas dish is amazing. Highly recommend it. If you like Spanish food you'll love Viva in Wexford Street

1 Thank Ann B
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Worst Paella I have eaten I can make better at home. It was very dry, no flavour and contained hardly anything other than the mouthsfuls of dry rice. I have been given better food than this for free in Spain, I wouldn't eat here again, not even if it was free.

1 Thank Pat B
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Visited Viva for the first time on Saturday night and were looked after by the lovely Ramiro and his team. The restaurant is quite casual, but very comfortable. Service is very friendly, and fast. The menu is a selection of tablas (sharing plates of meats and/or cheese), a small number of main courses but is mainly tapas dishes. We started... More 

Thank HBurke
County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were on a Tuesday there, It was quite and relaxing but with a good atmosphere. Everything that we had ordered tested nice or better. Friendly staff and congratulations to the chef

Thank Luimenlo
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Visited recently with my mum for the first time, both of us being big fans of Spanish food and tapas in general. Viva feels wonderfully authentic from the moment you walk in the door. Ramiro, the infectiously happy and friendly Spanish restauranteur, made us feel instantly welcome. And thanks also to the charming waitress Sarah - lovely staff and excellent... More 

Thank Ronan K
Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Intimate and vibrant Spanish tapas wine bar. Stopped in two times during our stays in Dublin. Delicious olives, bruschetta, flan. Charming Spanish server added to the ambiance.

Thank Grover42
Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Run, don't walk to Viva for incredibly authentic taps (other other superb Spanish dishes) - to say nothing of the superb wine selection. We had a great time and only wish we'd had more time before running off to catch our plane on Sunday late afternoon.

1 Thank JosePIETRI

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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