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Vina Mara Restaurant & Wine Bar

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19 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 561 610
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Today
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:30 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Galway, Ireland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped in here for lunch last Saturday. It was fairly busy, the mains were €10 but it was hard to find anything I fancied on the menu. I selected a pasta vegetarian dish in the end but it was nothing out of the ordinary, portions were small, went elsewhere for dessert and coffee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We were up from West Cork for 1 night and having our own restaurant we can b so picky so delighted to find here. As chefs we were looking at the michelin places ( all empty at 7pm not a good sign) and passed here. It was full we even took the last table. From food to service to atmosphere... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We have been in a few times now and this restaurant deserves a mention. If you are on a budget they do special deal for a main course Mon-Wed, and special lunchtime prices too, but overall the regular menu is very reasonable for the quality of food. They have a vegan and usually a coeliac option, and the meat and... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Walking past, looking for a quick bite to eat early Saturday evening. I thought that this might be a jewel because any tables were needed for later on. Food was magnificent. A seafood chowder followed by braised beef. Simply excellent, perfectly cooked, delightfully served.

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Galway, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Things I liked- really friendly staff, very speedy service (keeping in mind I ate here at 3pm in the afternoon), and overall tasty food with enough variety to suit someone who only eats fish/vegetarian. I had the seafood chowder- it wasn't really hot enough at all. Lukewarm fish soup is not ideal. Came with bread that was dry- perhaps it... More 

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Thank Ruth G
Galway, Ireland
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A group of us had dinner there and we were all disappointed with the portion sizes, they were small. I had the Daube of Beef tender but fatty it came with some potato and a little veg puree. We had to order veg, chips and potato extra as did other people around us. A service charge of €1 of a... More 

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Thank Kevin L
Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Tucked away from the bustle of shop street, this gem serves up lovely food at great prices. Have eaten here a few times now and am always pleasantly surprised at how good the food it. Highly recommended

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Thank NoSeMeLLamo
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here on Monday 21/11/16, special deal on main courses which made it great value. The food was very good quality and the service was excellent, our waitress Isabella was particularly helpful.

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Thank K H
Galway, Ireland
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Very disappointed with recent visit. Have eaten here on many occasions but there were about 4 large hen groups on this night. Very loud and unbearable at times. Hard to have a conversation.Food was ok but service was lacking.

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Eat here last night with 8friends,very noisy and busy but we had great food & loved the atmosphere.THe staff were excellent and we were pleasantly surprised when we received the bill.A great find.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 561 610
Description
We at Vina Mara are dedicated to providing a friendly dining experience in Galway. All our menus are created using fresh Irish produce and an excellent selection of wines. Our aim is to create great food at great value prices and a warm friendly service for all of our customers. We are open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening all our main courses are just €10. Great quality, great service, great value.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?