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27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 424 4043
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (39 reviews)
“tapas” (109 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (19 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit, and the food was even better than first time around! Rami, Gareth and the team make it a priority to give you a good welcome and to continue that welcome through the rest of your meal. The food was really...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ramiro and the guys opened up especially at lunchtime for our Christmas party. Great food, great wine, great service, great atmosphere! Highly recommended :)

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic restaurant. Ramiro and staff could not be more friendly. Food fantastic and the wine is excellent. We did not want to leave and cannot wait to go back. Spanish guitar in the background added to the night. Fabulous restaurant.

Thank trishyray2017
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The best paella in Ireland, no doubt!! A large range of wines, one better than other! It’s just a delicious food and comfy place. Incredible terrace for summer and super cozy area downstairs for winter! Plus ADORABLE staff! If you come to Dublin, you have...More

Thank Samy R
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Ramiro is amazing and the food is really tasty! I love this place. Las patatas bravas, las lentejas estaban buenissimas!

Thank Núria R
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We were for brunch and everything was great. Stunning food and outstanding service. I would recommend the Bellini for drinks. I would definitely recommend the place

Thank AlbertoL14
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Best food and service ever! This is me and my husband's favourite place for Spanish food, we have tried others and there's no comparison, Viva win by all means with the lovely food, deserts and wine selection. I had my wedding celebration dinner here and...More

Thank Susana T
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is better that most tapas is restaurants I have been to. The food is great, and the service is really good. Highly recommend

Thank Deryck P
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Love this restaurant. We've eaten here several times over the past two years and each visit has been a super experience. Ramiro, the owner, is absolutely charming and welcomes you with a big smile and some friendly, easy chat. The food is delicious with a...More

Thank Deirdre R
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I've been there a couple of times with a friend of mine who lived in Spain and we are totally in love with the place! Great food, cozy atmosphere and the owner is the nicest person! I highly recommend the chorizo cooked in white wine...More

Thank Valentina R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$37
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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.
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