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VIVA! Mexican Restaurant

Vrede street Durbanville | Shop 5 Heritage Square, Durbanville 7708, South Africa
+27 21 976 1966
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (8 reviews)
“chorizo” (5 reviews)
“nachos” (6 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Vrede street Durbanville | Shop 5 Heritage Square, Durbanville 7708, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 7 August 2017

It just wasn't for me. It didn't seem like you could order a meal in a dish and I didn't really know what the items on the menu were.

Thank sjwills2014
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the restaurant based on a friend's recommendation. The scenery is really beautiful and both the presentation and portion size was very satisfactory. The service was great and a general awesome vibe. The only negatives are that the music continued to be cranked up as...More

Thank DubaiRussells
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Great little restaurant to enjoy good tasting mexican food. Eaten here multiple times, always great food. Huge drinks menu, frozen margaritas are recommended though! Everything is awesome, except the caramel puff dessert, that is the only item I wouldn't recommend.

Thank Shaun_Bugler
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great addition to the durbanville restaurant scene, service is excellent, vibe is great and food is super tasty. We had a birthday function there and it worked really really well.

Thank Tenille O
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Mexican food is one of my favorite types of cuisine, and VIVA does not disappoint. As a new restaurant in Durbanville, this must still find its feet, but it was full on a Wednesday night. One small criticism is that the meat dishes are a...More

Thank FGD8
Reviewed 11 July 2017

For some reason, even though I am a great fan of Tex Mex I had missed out on the news of this restaurant being in town. My friend and I visited on a wet Sunday lunch time and the restaurant was only a quarter full....More

Thank KarenVeysey
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Within the first minute of entering the establishment you are feeling part of the authentic Mexican vibe/music. The ambiance is typical Mexican from the table and chairs, to the Sombreros and decor. The service is also fast and friendly. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and...More

Thank deon2016
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Atmosphere Great.... Staff ok - up until such a time when you inquire about the lack of cheese serviced with the Nachos. Its advertised as a 3 cheese nachos except you have 3 stings of cheese and a plate of chips, a scoop of guacamole...More

Thank mai306
AshleyBugler, General Manager at VIVA! Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hi mai306, Thank you for the feedback. 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
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 22:00
Monday
00:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 22:00
Thursday
00:00 - 22:00
Friday
00:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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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