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“Excellent Dining”
Review of Viva Brazil

Viva Brazil
Ranked #28 of 1,217 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$31
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Viva Brazil Churrascaria is an award winning, authentic, Brazilian style Steakhouse
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9 reviews
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“Excellent Dining”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

First ever visit to Viva Brazil and it didn't disappoint. If you have a gluten free diet you will be well catered for. A huge selection on the salad counter. The meats are done to medium on the steaks, but if you want more to your taste then they will do that. The red and green card system works really well. We couldn't fault it at all.

Visited May 2014
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Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed every bite!
Me and my partner came for our anniversary. It was delicious!
The service was fab, the bar man and Bruno were very friendly and couldn't have helped more!
Thank you !

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Carnivore diet !”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Took us a while to get seated - staff didn't seem too bothered to speak to us at first. Good food if you like tonnes of meat. I agree with other reviewers - pace yourself on the early cheap meats wait for the good stuff ! I pretty much enjoyed them all though. Very busy on a mid week night which was very impressive

  • Visited September 2013
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swansea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

A lovely looking restaurant. We opted to visit at lunchtime as the cost of the evening meal seemed a little overpriced. We were seated quickly and drinks orders taken. Staff were very attentive at first, but less so as the restaurant filled up. A decent selection of salad and side orders, but the meat is the main attraction. We were offered a range of beef, chicken, pork and lamb, with some meats appearing more frequently than others. We managed to try everything but did have to request some meats that we hadn't seen going around. I was happy with the price we paid (£17-18) which included a dessert (only on a sun/bank hol) but don't feel that the cost of an evening visit (£25) would be value for money. Overall an enjoyable experience which could be improved with better staff.

Visited August 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice but slightly over rated”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Visited this restaurant for family birthday chose to go mid afternoon as £15.00 per head instead of £25.00 per head in the evening. We had a party of five people when we arrived the welcome was warm and friendly chose to have a drink before sitting at the table this is where i think this restaurant is a bit expensive came to £23.00. We were seated at the table which was disappointing as we were sat on a table for four people with a party of five this was not sufficient it was a tight squeeze to say the least I would not mind but there was plenty of tables available. The meat is served from a skewer and cut at the table so ever time we were served there was a lot of leaning to and through to make space. I found the food up to a good quality but the speed the waiter serve you is quite quick but the portions small so I feel the quicker you get served the fuller you feel so it gives a false level of value for money. The music in the background was quite rocky so it didn't give you the feel of brazil and likewise really load it was if you had to raise the volume of our conversation to be heard. Overall the quality of food was good and the service was good but the full experience was good would I go again probably but not first on the list.

  • Visited August 2014
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