27 Richmond Street South, City Centre South, Dublin


Based on 33 reviews

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Viva is centrally located in Portobello in the heart of Dublin 2, one of the city’s bohemian districts.. Viva is a popular choice among tourists and locals alike, and offers the best in Spanish cuisine in Dublin. The menu is all homemade traditional Spanish cuisine, with plenty of seafood and vegetarian options, so there is sure to be something for everyone here. Viva is the perfect spot if you’re looking for an authentic Spanish experience. The menu provides plenty of choice that will appeal to all tastes, with a good selection of gluten free options. An extensive and affordable Spanish wine and Cava selection as well as bottled beers too. The Spanish chefs pride themselves on their authentic cuisine headed by Angel from Galicia.
The capacity in the restaurant is 80 people over two floors, not including our outdoor areas making this the ideal place for a group booking. When we do get some sun our covered (heated) terrace in the front or the more private back Andalusian style patio are perfect for some al fresco dining. Viva is a popular choice with locals and tourists alike and a perfect place to relax and enjoy good food and drinks with loved ones, family and friends.
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Posted 20th Jun 2016 by GAOIFEFirst Timer: 25 reviews

Fantastic Tapas, everything we tried was so tasty!!
The chicken paella tapas was to die for.
Great service and friendly staff, i will defiantly be back

Posted 10th Mar 2016 by NMJK22Newbie: 21 reviews

Really great service from the two guys very friendly and efficient. Food was great quality and delicious and the great value. Would definitely come again

Posted 16th Jul 2015 by GOLDENPETERFirst Timer: 28 reviews

Went for Sunday lunch at this family-run tapas bar. The place is really Spanish looking with beautiful decor. We were greeted warmly by our friendly Andalusian host, who we chatted to for a while before placing our orders.
We had tasty tapas starters of patatas bravas and salmorejo. We selected a good Spanish wine to go with the main event - a wonderful seafood paella that was really filling. Looking forward to our next visit to Viva!

Posted 10th Jun 2015 by STURGANFirst Timer: 9 reviews

We had a lovely family meal in Viva on Mother's Day.There was an immediate friendly atmosphere with the waiters establishing a rapport with the grumpiest 15 year old!The food was amazing value with the patatas bravas a particular hit.The cheese and meat board with quince was a meal in itself.Somehow we managed to squeeze in a pastel de chocolate- a perfect indulgence for Mother's Day while the accompanying hot chocolate brought a whole new dimension to this day of treats.I look forward to returning and trying the rest of the menu.

Posted 17th May 2015 by CIARAN.MCKENNA1506094First Timer: 10 reviews

We had an excellent authentic tapas meal in Vivas. The food was terrific, the atmosphere was friendly. The service was very good & informative,on the advice of the waiter we had a couple of excellent bottles of Spanish Rioja which really enhanced the evening. We would have no hesitation in recommending Viva restaurant to others, and will definitely be returning ourselves.

Posted 20th Mar 2015 by KATIE.GANNON4First Timer: 56 reviews

Having never tried real tapas before, it's officially my new favourite food after trying Viva last night - our whole experience was just impeccable. The staff were incredibly accommodating, not minding one bit when two of our party cancelled last minute and allowing us use our voucher though it had expired two days previously. There was an amazing Spanish guitar duet playing all evening which really made it feel like you were sitting in a little tapas bar in Spain! The servers were all so friendly and good-natured as well as being really efficient. As for the food, everything we tried was absolutely gorgeous and the portions were very generous too. I would recommend trying Viva to anyone, and can't wait to go back myself.

Posted 18th Mar 2015 by KATHRYN.MCGRATH: 1 reviews

Fab food was 3pm booking so not exactly buzzing service excellent. Deserts well worth indulgence!

Posted 13th Mar 2015 by JACINTA.BYRNEFirst Timer: 12 reviews

I really enjoyed our visit. Not the place to go if you are in a hurry but great for a relaxed leisurely meal. The staff are very efficient and friendly, food lovely and the hot chocolate is to die for!

Posted 6th Mar 2015 by SABRINAMURPHY08First Timer: 1 reviews

Myself, husband and daughter came here in the new year. We loved the atmosphere and loved their menu choice for tapas - so authentic and really made us feel like we were back in Granada, Spain. Jugs of sangria were also delicious. Staff very hospitable especially since we were with our 6 year old daughter. Will definitely go back and have recommended it to friends!

Posted 13th Feb 2015 by BOTTERSTRAATFirst Timer: 6 reviews

Great food!
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