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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” (40 reviews)
“tapas” (126 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Omidz22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

3  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

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

1  Thank Finin O
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We came about 7:15 on a Sunday night and were pleased to find such an interesting menu. We picked the Epifanía salad (with some cabelas blue cheese added) Pan Catálan (bread with tomato purée, olive oil, and thinly sliced Serrano ham), Tortilla Español (a flat...More

1  Thank Phillip W
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Viva last night on a lovely warm evening in Dublin. We ordered whitebait, patatas bravas and albondigas which were fine but served just lukewarm. It went downhill from there, prawns served on burnt slices of potato, cold pisto manchego and croquettes that were...More

1  Thank Marion R
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Having heard about Viva we bought a voucher for €30 which ha ve us €60 towards the purchase of wine and food. The restaurant was pretty empty inside so we chose a table outside. We ordered from an extensive wine list a spanish Marquis for...More

Thank Morelanddylan
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Visited with my wife on a Sunday lunchtime. Rather than opt for the brunch menu (which looked very good but not 100% Spanish!), we chose from the main menu. 5 plates in total: calamari, chanquetes, pimientos de padron, tomato bread with Serrano ham, and a...More

Thank RichD6870
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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