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Review of Viva Madrid

Viva Madrid
Ranked #7 of 137 Restaurants in Claremont
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours
Reviewed 22 July 2012

As others have commented, the tapas vary from somewhat inspired (oddly enough # 3 the bread with sauce) to bland (rices); the bacon with dates had too much bacon - very American actually - which overpowered the texture and flavor of the dates. Delightful red sangria (some of the best) and a Wonderful atmoshere. I suggest a try just for the scene and the scenery!

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Thank GregAndree
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

The selection here is getting a little dated. Tapas menus have evolved a lot over the years and this menu is starting to feel a little tired. While the location is interesting (the old Rhino Records shop down the enclosed alley), there are no windows to the outside world, and the quarters are a little cramped. But it is atmospheric. Prices are reasonable and some of the speciality drinks, like their take on the mojito, are great. That said, its time for a menu facelift here.

Thank LondonUnveiled
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

Small resturant that's tucked away in a little alley that can be missed if you're not looking for it. Never been there when it didn't have a good size crowd. Why? because the food keeps them coming back. Give it a try.

Thank Paula M
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

A great Spanish tapas restaurant. We have been several times but, it is not our regular place. We like it and the food but, it is not always to our taste. I guess it is very authentic Spanish tapas. Fun small restaurant though and definately worth a try.

Thank Havenu
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

This was my first visit to this tapas bar inClaremont. The restauarnt is very plain with simple wooden tables and chairs, but the decor had touches of spain. Go early as they do not have a lot of tables and of course only a fe servers.
The menu had a combination of tapas and full meal choices.
The chicken tapas were a bit on the dry side and I will not order again, but the oxtail stew was amazing. Also good choices were the mushrooms and beef in wine and garlic.
Prices ranged from 2.95 for some vergetable plates to 7.95 for the seafood tapas. Portions were reasonable. I can see this is a fun place for a group to get together and have a few drinks and keep ordering small plates of food.
Good for families as well if the kids do not need chicken tenders.

Thank kimCa
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