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27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 424 4043
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (42 reviews)
“tapas” (125 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (20 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Random stop for tapas turned out to be a very pleasant one ...they have 3 for 2 on the tapas from 5 - 7 that is what initially attracted us...due to the prices being on the cheap side we didn't have huge expectations for the...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stop for some tapas and Sangria ,the portion in special the cheese board was 12€ the small one and was few tiny slice with 4 saltine and 5 grapes and they forget the olives on board and we check the menu and is come...More

Thank radu d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been there a couple of times and I am in love with it. Is a nice place for me to go and have a bit of a taste of the country I miss. The staff is really helpful and make us feel really comfortable. For...More

Thank marian f
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

A neat little find this week that I pass every day to work. Sat outside enjoying the brief sunny spell and got the bread, olives, patatas bravas and vegetarian paella. The patatas bravas and olives were divine! The bread and paella were good though a...More

1  Thank Katie B
Reviewed 14 April 2018 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 8 April 2018 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.

1  Thank Anne H
Reviewed 25 March 2018 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 20 March 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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