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VIVA! Mexican

Vrede street Durbanville | Shop 5 Heritage Square, Durbanville 7708, South Africa
+27 21 976 1966
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“burrito” (9 reviews)
“chorizo” (6 reviews)
“nachos” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Vrede street Durbanville | Shop 5 Heritage Square, Durbanville 7708, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If authentic Tex Mex is what you are looking for, Viva! is not the place to go. The starters were not bad, but hardly Mexican and lacked flavour. You also don't get much for what you pay. My partner had the tortilla and cheese dish...More

Thank Sam d
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We have only been there once so I have no idea whether we will have the same experience a second time around, but I really hope so. We have the beef nachos which we shared. The portion was very generous and we were completely stuffed....More

Thank NicolaSH692
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Love the decor of the restaurant and in a lovely setting. The frozen classic Margaritas are delish. Tacos with pulled pork were yummy, all food enjoyed. Very festive atmosphere

Thank MG051977
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We decided on date night to try out a different restaurant each month. We both love "burn" . What a disappointment! The spicy onion rings we shared for starters were not even slightly spicy and very oily. For mains we had nachos . One chicken,...More

Thank Margot M
Reviewed 12 January 2018

We had dinner here on a friday evening. We ordered the mexican platter and had 2 margeritas and 1 milkshake to drink. The margaritas was ok and the milkshake too. The food however was something else. Fried dough dominated the plate with the exeption of...More

Thank Katrina69
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Good restaurant for friends to have lunch or dinner together. I rate the experience 4/5, but for me personally the food was more a 3/5. I expected the best nachos and borritto, because its Mexican. The food was more average than great considering the prices,...More

Thank Christopher N
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Went to Viva for first time last night. And will never go there again. They totally rip a person off. We were a table of about 20 people. Party platters were organized and half empty platters were put on the table. We all tried to...More

Thank Mageesmostert51
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Had tapas and cocktails for lunch at Viva. Simply amazing! Out of our order, the feta and chorizo croquetas were the best. Calamari was fresh, the churros were absolutely divine (we watched our WAITER prepare it!) and the margarithas were just perfect - not too...More

Thank Dornehl
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Went to VIVA as my wife and I love Mexican food. Food was 'ok', but already adjusted to the local taste buds. The menu said spicy (and we asked if it was) but there was NOTHING spicy about it. Food to me was on the...More

1  Thank FilipVR68
AshleyBugler, General Manager at VIVA! Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi FilipVR68, Thank you for the review and feedback on your meal with us. May I ask you email me at Ashley@vivamexican.co.za so we may discuss your meal further? Thanks, Ashley

Reviewed 22 August 2017

The start of our visit to Viva Mexican was really promising - we had a great waiter, the whole place is brightly decorated, and they serve the best Margaritas. Unfortunately, the food is truly sub-standard. Maybe the tapas are the way to go? We had...More

Thank CTnicoleH
AshleyBugler, General Manager at VIVA! Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Hi CTnicoleH, Thank you for the feedback. It is important to remember we do Tex-Mex food, not traditional Mexican food. May I ask that you please contact me at ashley@vivamexican.co.za so we may discuss your dining experience? Kind Regards, Ashley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
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00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vrede street Durbanville | Shop 5 Heritage Square, Durbanville 7708, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Durbanville
  • Phone Number: +27 21 976 1966
  • E-mail
VIVA! Completely embraces the unique and tantalisingly delicious flavours of real and vibrant Tex-Mex cooking. Offering an outstanding selection of the very best handcrafted Botanas, nachos, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and pizzadillas. Great food flavours using only the freshest quality ingredients sourced from ethical farmers and suppliers are always the real reason for the popular success of this kitchen. In addition to seriously good food at incredibly pocket friendly prices, VIVA! boasts one of the liveliest bars in Cape Town with fun loving crowds sipping on jugs of their legendary frozen margaritas whilst tapping along to the romping rhythms of Mexicano Mariachi, Elvis, Trini Lopez, Johnny Cash and other true Tex- Mex legends. Use your hands, share a jug and, most importantly, please have loads of fun!
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