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La Viga Restaurant

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1772 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063-2404
+1 650-679-8141
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Palo Alto, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Same owner as LV Mar but more casual and noisy. The food however as is LV Mar is exceptional. Mostly seated on benches in long rows. Some tables with chairs. Quieter outside but on a street with traffic during portions of the day. Service was efficient but not overbearing and the staff was knowledgeable about the dishes. Portions are large.

Thank Chetzi
Zug, Switzerland
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282 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A rather small place and quite nosy with the open room. But food is really great and we had a very good time with the whole group.

Thank rpitton
Palo Alto, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We went for lunch. Started with Gaucamole and chips and drinks. Excellent gaucamole - very fresh and tasty - highly recommended. All the dishes we ordered were very good - especially seafood entries. A bit pricey for lunch though.

Thank Scruz101
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

A group of 10 work colleagues descended on this place with very little plan. The staff provided fantastic service and selection across the board. Food was excellent and great value. Fast. Will be returning at some point with the family.

Thank David R
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Short story: incredibly original drinks, staggeringly delicious ceviche, and tacos that are probably illegal in other states as they are too good. Long story: This place is great for America. Period. In our long tradition as a nation born from a colony, immigration is one of the foundational cornerstones of our society, and its heroes like Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein,... More 

Thank JP N
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is LV Mar's sister restaurant so you know you will get great food! This is a much more relaxed atmosphere and a bit loud, but the food is great!! Get the whole Branzino, it's awesome. PULPOS SALTEADOS is awesome also, you can't go wrong with any of the fresh fish dishes, so this is must go to restaurant. Parking... More 

Thank Cindy H
San Francisco
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had a terrific lunch at La Viga. Don't be put off by its unassuming 'storefront' look. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. There is a hint of the Yucatan - things aren't too spicy but taste of the ingredients in a fabulous way. The guacamole was delicious and the salmon tacos were too. They are small (what we... More 

Thank SMFSanFran
Redwood City, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's a little hard to find parking, but well worth the search. Love the ceviches the most and the special drinks are nice. More relaxed than the upscale version LV Mar but just as tasty.

Thank Skielyk
Redwood City, CA
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

La Viga specializes in Mexican seafood dishes, but does have a few non seafood items. We shared a Crab Cake, which was delicious, and then had the Salmon, the Fish Rellenos, and the whole fish. All were excellent, with flavorful rice and vegetables as accompaniment. We had Flan for dessert, and it was very good. The decor is not fancy,... More 

Thank FlyinPup
Redwood City, California
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had four entrees and four desserts. All the food tasted great and the service was the best I have encountered in a LONG time. The only downside was the conversation level in the restaurant level was such that it was sometimes hard to hear people at the same table.

Thank Robert C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1772 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063-2404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-679-8141
The name "La Viga" derives from the massive central seafood market in Mexico City where our chef Manuel Martinez comes from. Chef Manuel brings the freshest local sustainable ingredients to create uniquely bold flavors with a focus on seafood with latin influences. His recipe is simple: "The right use of Latin ingredients, diverse cooking experience, and the right value equals great guest satisfaction."

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