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Viva Espana

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12 Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7AA, England
+44 1204 438235
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere. Went here Friday night with my husband and two friends. The meal was excellent, staff very friendly and attentive. We had the set menu£14.95pp Everything was cooked to a high standard and considering the restaurant was full we were very impressed. Already planning to return soon.

Thank Shannon S
Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant several times & it's fantastic, we always go for set menu as then you get a bit of everything & it's very tasty & great value for money. Also recommend a jug of sangria as it compliments the food :) The service is fast & very friendly & authentic. You won't be disappointed, they even ask you... More 

1 Thank judgejackson
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Food cooked to perfection, large portions and presentation was a testament to the excellent chef. It is the best Spanish food that I have tasted including in Spain.

Thank giffyleg
Level Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Quite a good atmosphere , 6.00 pm on aSaturday evening. It was almost full as we left about 8.00 pm. We had a group on deal, which was good value. Wife has a house red which was okay. I had a pint of estrella.very pleasant staffand a nice atmosphere. The food ? This was okay, but not top standard., compared... More 

Thank senrab156
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We booked for 8.30pm on a Saturday evening. We arrived 15 minutes early but were taken straight to our table. The restaurant is very small but it adds to the charm of the place. We had bought a Groupon voucher which entitled us to 6 Tapas dishes. We had a bread dish, lamb dish, chicken dish, couple of potato dishes... More 

Thank Jasmine L
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Have been to viva espana many times, top quality food and always excellent customers service by the young japanese man. always enjoyed the and think it is superb value for money. Have taken both friends and family most of whome had a great time and have been back since. Highly recommended

Thank hannahperterheroes
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant never fails to impress. The quality of the food and service are first class. The usual waiter, Joe, is a great character paying great attention to detail of service. I have a slight criticism that too much food can appear at once rather than spreading it out over a longer period of time. We have never had a... More 

Thank Mike B
1 review
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

I was expecting a truly authentic Spanish experience that surpassed its rival (la salsa) due to viva espana being the more expensive restaurant out of the two however we were majorly disappointed. We ordered the set menu (14.95 pp) and we were asked by the waitress if there was any foods we didn't want, so I requested no seafood dishes.... More 

Thank Sophiejade92
Bolton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

First thing is make sure your hungry when you visit this place. It's a small place that doesn't look much from the front but don't let that put you off. We arrived quite early on a sat evening and it was empty bar me and my Mrs. But by the time we left 3 hours later it was packed. The... More 

Thank stespam
Stamford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

2 spanish diners in Horwich, both serve similar items, however, leave lunch alone if your going for dinner at this one. the portions are HUGE. If you go for the £14.95 deal, the plates just keep comming and you do feel a little rushed. The table is full within 5 mins. It would be better if they wait untl you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton  >  Horwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 438235

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Bolton, Lancs
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?