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#215 of 2,152 Restaurants in Dublin


US$4 - US$32
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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South City Centre
1.0 km from Saint Patrick's Cathedral
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

Walked in hoping they had a table and they were happy to accommodate us. The food was great and the service was very friendly. Definitely worth a visit

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 28 March 2022

The food was amazing, great service and staff are all lovely and very accommodating! Highly recommend

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 23 March 2022 via mobile

Lovely food and great service. Great portions packed with flavour! Lovely atmosphere and everything was amazing, plenty of options to choose from.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 15 August 2021

Was a quiet Sunday night, so atmosphere lacking. However quality of food and friendly service great. More authentic than many local tapas restaurants. Only criticism was that they close Sunday and Monday so we were unable to return on this trip to Dublin!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 September 2020

Because of restrictions etc, we ate outside, on the street. The fast were great and the food was really delicious. We've all walked the Camino several times and here we felt ourselves back in Spain. To be recommended.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 August 2020

Very friendly and obliging staff. Great choice of food - something there for everyone. Reasonably priced and restaurant is well laid out. Highly recommended and we will be back.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 3 August 2020

Delicious flavoursome tapas and really friendly staff. The best Spanish food we have had in Dublin and at excellent prices. Surroundings are basic but the food makes up for that. We visited after lockdown and they take covid seriously carrying out temperature checks, socially distanced...tables and sanitisation visible- felt very safeMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 1 March 2020

Absolutely delicious homemade food, we had different tapas large size, chicken and chorizo skewers on sourdough bread, viva beef and chorizo burger was juicy and very tasty, garlic prawns and delicious homemade bread was superb, mini red peppers stuffed with beef mince, patatas bravas and...spanish sauces , everything was divine! Loved the atmosphere, spanish music and service was excellent too! Loved everything!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

Viva is a great night out. The food is always fab, it's reasonably priced and the service is warm and friendly. I always have a great time at Viva, highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 24 January 2020 via mobile

The food was ok. However, the restaurant was very cold and made it extremely uncomfortable to enjoy our time here without jackets on. Having told the waiters twice we were cold, and they moved us each time it was still so cold and seemed annoyed...by us feeling a breeze throughout the restaurant. We weren’t allowed to go into the cosier spots as they were reserved (for people which never arrived). Which means we won’t be revisiting Viva nor will we recommend to a friend. Bathrooms unhygienic and not at the standard of a restaurant more so of a petrol station.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Yes, Viva offers takeaway services.

Yes, Viva is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Viva is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5