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27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 424 4043
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (43 reviews)
“tapas” (132 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (22 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
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I went in with a friend of mine who loves tapas, so I had heard about Viva as it's close to where I live and suggested we go there. We were greeted warmly by Gareth the owner and Sam who served us. I believe it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Kris K
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

One of the best places to eat in Dublin. I’ve been there multiple times now and I can’t recommend more. Great atmosphere (they have live music) the tapas are great and the seafood paella... just incredible. If you like Spanish food you MUST visit this...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank rpgedson
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

One of the best tapas I’ve ever had. We really enjoy our meal and the wine recommendation was spot on. Really fun and friendly atmosphere too. I’d highly recommend Viva. Book in advance!!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 139derekk
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

A most pleasant cosy & authentic Spanish restaurant - AND most reasonably priced to boot. Very good tapas menu, good wine, quite extensive outdoor seating in summer for such a cosy place & gets quite, quite busy indeed later at night. Live music on some...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Thirdtimeround
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I would not recommend this place at all food was not the best at all staff are very slow with food and the atmosphere is not one I would appreciate.i tried a couple of Italian restaurants and this would be the last place I would...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Omidz22
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Myself and my partner went here for a date night and were pleasantly surprised. We ordered a range of dishes, but by far the chicken and chorizo small plate, the olives and the patatas bravas were a stand out. The gluten free chocolate cake that...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SiobhanC627
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We were here a couple of years ago and thought it was ok. But on our recent visit we were very impressed. Very authentic tapas. Good size portions for the small tapas. We had the chicken salad - nice. The patatas bravas were delicious. Baked...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank MarygDublin_Ireland
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Went here after hearing good things and got a Groupon voucher. Planned weeks in advance to head here on a weekend to get the most out of it and booked very early for the 10th August. The Groupon voucher was to expire on 11th August...More

Date of visit: August 2018
4  Thank Barry W
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Rude staff. Messed up out order in multiple ways, no apologies. They have a meal deal, but you are not allowed to share it with your partner? Terrible service. Overpriced for the amount and quality of food served. Lastly menu incorrectly describes the dishes you...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank deirdreaylward3
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Met with a group of friends here for dinner on Tuesday night and was really impressed with the food, the service and the bill! We had two tapas each which were shared around the seven of us. Everyone was pleased with what they had. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Finin O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
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 Authentic Spanish Tapas Restaurant right in the heart of Dublin city. Opening in Portobello has given us the opportunity to keep to our ethos of quality ingredients 100% Guaranteed tracable Irish and Spanish meats, Spanish cheeses, delicious Seafood, Deserts and a range of nearly 100 Spanish wines, Cavas and Craft Beer. With seating for over 80 people and outdoor seating in the front terrace and a private patio to the rear, al fresco dining is a pleasure on a warm balmy evening or a long weekend brunch with friends and bottomless cava cocktails, yum! All we need is a little sunshine and you would almost think you were in Spain give or take a few degrees! Taste is key, our menu offers a wide selection of tapas, raciones and main dishes including vegetarian and coeliac friendly options too. Early bird menu all day Tuesday & Wednesday as well as well as 5pm - 6:45pm every other day open. Brunch served, Saturday & Sunday's 12pm to 4:30pm.
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