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) #288 of 2,076 Restaurants in Dublin ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mediterranean, European, Spanish
27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 424 4043
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (38 reviews)
“tapas” (109 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
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27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even if we came a bit late, we got a table outside and were warmly welcomed. The staff were flexible to our wishes. We had a chocolate cake and it was lovely!!! We will definitely be back to try out more food :)

Thank Elena E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really authentic Spanish restaurant (well, for Dublin anyway!). The service is great. Plenty of options for wine, and the waiter was more than happy to help with our wine selection. Will definitely be back!

Thank mikeytom
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We stepped into Viva for our Saturday night dinner and were greeted cheerfully by a lovely Spanish waiter. We ordered a glass of red wine and some tapas - we had the calamari, patatas bravas with aioli (garlic mayonnaise), chorizo in white wine sauce and...More

Thank emmanatalies
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had wanted to try Viva for quite a while as we had heard nothing but good reviews. It did not disappoint when we finally had the opportunity to eat there! We ordered croquets as a tapas dish to share along with the seafood paella....More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I was looking on this inspiration website .Through the filters I found out paella. I decided to try and I was satisfied.

Thank FabInViaggio
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Viva on a Saturday evening. We received a warm welcome from the staff and were offered drinks before being seated at our table. We ordered mixed paella, chorizo, croquettes, meatballs and calamari. We would highly recommend all these dishes. Everything was delicious and...More

1  Thank Tothe M
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I just can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Having worked in hospitality management for years, I really feel that everyone new to the industry in Dublin should spend a week training under Ramiro; genuinely the best service I've received in a long time....More

Thank robynsadlier
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Wow... what a fantastic place to eat lovely food. Romario was a fantastic host and the food was beautiful. The scallops are a must. They were out of this world. The price was great between 2 of us. If we are in Dublin again we...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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
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...More

3  Thank Paul B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 35
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 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
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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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