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27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 424 4043
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (38 reviews)
“tapas” (111 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here at 9pm on a Sunday night and found ourselves the only ones in the restaurant. Our party of 4 took in a half-dozen or so tapas with a bottle of cheerful and fruity San Valentin garnacha. Desserts were also sampled, along...More

Thank Conor O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went 2 days ago, So the food was fantastic and absolutely fantastic place. Beautiful foods, Very friendly staff.. Highly recommend.

Thank Sonkan Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat outside in this chic Spanish restaurant on a mild summer's evening, although the very friendly and attentive host insisted that we let him know when/if we'd like the outdoor heaters turned on. We had a selection of tapas - all delicious. This was...More

Thank barrakelly
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Been in Viva few times and was always SUPER happy with food, staff and atmosphere. This tiny, sweet restaruant is my favourite tapas in Dublin. Big portions, delicious food, amazing sangria and very friendly staff make your dinner great. Plenty of meals to choose from...More

Thank Asza_DUB
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Very enjoyable meal lovely staff music and food .should be packed to the rafters every night , had the special plaice as title suggests it was delicious definitely great experience thanks

Thank Oaklands_Visitor
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Even if we came a bit late, we got a table outside and were warmly welcomed. The staff were flexible to our wishes. We had a chocolate cake and it was lovely!!! We will definitely be back to try out more food :)

Thank Elena E
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is a really authentic Spanish restaurant (well, for Dublin anyway!). The service is great. Plenty of options for wine, and the waiter was more than happy to help with our wine selection. Will definitely be back!

Thank mikeytom
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We stepped into Viva for our Saturday night dinner and were greeted cheerfully by a lovely Spanish waiter. We ordered a glass of red wine and some tapas - we had the calamari, patatas bravas with aioli (garlic mayonnaise), chorizo in white wine sauce and...More

Thank emmanatalies
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had wanted to try Viva for quite a while as we had heard nothing but good reviews. It did not disappoint when we finally had the opportunity to eat there! We ordered croquets as a tapas dish to share along with the seafood paella....More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I was looking on this inspiration website .Through the filters I found out paella. I decided to try and I was satisfied.

Thank FabInViaggio
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$36
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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Viva is a Traditional Spanish Tapas Restaurant right in the heart of Dublin city.We opened our doors to the public to share our love of good quality, great value Spanish food as we like to have at home.Opening in 27 South Richmond Street in Dublin 2 has given us the opportunity to keep to our ethos of good quality ingredients 100% Guaranteed tracable Irish and Spanish meats, Spanish cheeses, delicious Seafood, Premium Spanish Coffees, a wide selection of Teas, Traditional Deserts and a good range of Spanish, Argentinian and Chillean wines and Cavas...With seating for over 80 people and outdoor seating in the front and a private Terrace to the rear al fresco dining is a pleasure on a warm balmy evening or a long brunch with friends.All we need is a little sunshine and you would almost think you were in Spain give or take a few degrees!We love to cook and nothing gives us more pleasure than a customers gratitude and compliments to the chef.Taste is key and expanding our menu little by little offering you the best we can along with our keen pricing we know you will enjoy our food again and again. Viva!
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