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27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 424 4043
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (38 reviews)
“tapas” (109 reviews)
“churros” (12 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
27 Richmond Street South | Portobello, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best paella in Ireland, no doubt!! A large range of wines, one better than other! It’s just a delicious food and comfy place. Incredible terrace for summer and super cozy area downstairs for winter! Plus ADORABLE staff! If you come to Dublin, you have...More

Thank Samy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ramiro is amazing and the food is really tasty! I love this place. Las patatas bravas, las lentejas estaban buenissimas!

Thank Núria R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were for brunch and everything was great. Stunning food and outstanding service. I would recommend the Bellini for drinks. I would definitely recommend the place

Thank AlbertoL14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best food and service ever! This is me and my husband's favourite place for Spanish food, we have tried others and there's no comparison, Viva win by all means with the lovely food, deserts and wine selection. I had my wedding celebration dinner here and...More

Thank Susana T
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is better that most tapas is restaurants I have been to. The food is great, and the service is really good. Highly recommend

Thank Deryck P
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Love this restaurant. We've eaten here several times over the past two years and each visit has been a super experience. Ramiro, the owner, is absolutely charming and welcomes you with a big smile and some friendly, easy chat. The food is delicious with a...More

Thank Deirdre R
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I've been there a couple of times with a friend of mine who lived in Spain and we are totally in love with the place! Great food, cozy atmosphere and the owner is the nicest person! I highly recommend the chorizo cooked in white wine...More

Thank Valentina R
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend love this place! We've been here many times and we always enjoy the food! The owner, Ramiro, is simply amazing! He is always smiling and makes you feel at home! A great added value is the live music played by a...More

Thank NinaDublin84
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We had a great night at Viva. It is a small and intimate restaurant with very friendly and helpful staff. Food was very good and live music (Saturday night) was perfect.

Thank Chantalledol
Reviewed 4 September 2017 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
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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, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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