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27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 424 4043
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (40 reviews)
“tapas” (125 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (19 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Advantages: - tasty Sangria - live music on Thursdays and Saturdays - quite place, good to chat with friends Disadvantages: - tiny tapas portions - paella which was recommended to me to try in this place by a very good friend was over salted !...More

Thank Yuliya R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a fabulous time. We came across viva randomly walking around Dublin. Upon arriving we were greeted by a lovely host/owner who was so pleasant. When our food came it was absolutely amazing and lovely portions to share. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my friend recently as I’ve been here over 6 times , it was one of my favorites in Dublin , atmosphere , staff and place is great however the food has gone downhill , I had mentioned this to the staff and...More

2  Thank clairezii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday and I was quite looking forward given the amazing reviews the place got on Tripadvisor. I was missing Spanish food and I chose this one because the menu looked like a real Spanish restaurant- not one of...More

Thank Marie T
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Where to begin, we went on a Sunday night so it was a bit more quiet. Overall the experience and food was amazing. We had an amazing server who suggested a handful of tapas and wine. The restaurant itself is super cute inside, a little...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I went here with my girlfriend for her birthday and after all the glowing reviews on Tripadvisor I was excited to try the place. Unfortunately was left quite dissappointed by the food quality. Our experience differed so much from what we read in all the...More

Thank Björn F
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I have walked past this restaurant on multiple occasions and finally decided to book a table for dinner. The menu is extensive with plenty of traditional Spanish tapas to choose from. The food we ordered was delicious, including the churros for dessert which is always...More

Thank Seán D
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Always eat here. Service is great and it is so affordable in comparison to most tapas restaurants in the city. Highly recommend.

Thank Maeve D
Reviewed 10 February 2018

The tapas is varied and delicious and the wine selection is great. Perfect place for either intimate dining or a group booking. I was part of a large group booking and the guys had a special menu for us. Talk to the guys and arrange...More

Thank JohnOB51
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Tired of the standard Irish fare, I found this lovely Spanish tapas place. It was fantastic. Had the croquettes, gambas and chorizo. Very warm and friendly service. Charming atmosphere.

Thank Christine L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$37
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, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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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