Via Real
Via Real

Via Real

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.viareal.com/
  • Phone: 9726509001x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Thurs: 11:00am-10:00pm
    Friday: 11:00am-11:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Sunday: 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Southwest
  • Executive Chef: J. Jesus Olivares
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering menu available on request.
  • Special Events: With 25 years of experience and award winning service, we are the perfect choice for your corporate event, special family occasion, business luncheon, or intimate private dinner.



    We can comfortably accommodate from 10 to 250 in our elegant main dining room or four recently updated banquet rooms.



    Our dedicated and professional staff will treat you to a memorable occasion with superb service and the gourmet taste of Via Reál you've come to know.



    These rooms can be combined in several different ways to accommodate very large groups.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Byron Nelson Way
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Ample parking; complimentary valet or self park.
A word from Via Real
This beguiling southwestern hacienda offers cuisine to tantalize your taste buds. Delicious food, gracious hospitality and a staff dedicated to your comfort and satisfaction will leave you saying “When can I come back?” Via Real specializes in private parties, from 10 to 100, with four private dining rooms.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Via Real reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (74)neighborhood gem (63)good for groups (63)fit for foodies (57)romantic (51)great for lunch (48)great for brunch (28)notable wine list (21)hot spot (12)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This restaurant has the best staff in DFW. Many waiters have worked at Vea Real over 15 years. The setting is quiet, elegant and the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We tried Via Real while visiting Irving this weekend. It did not disappoint. Service was attentive and friendly, wine list was great, food was so delicious that we came back the next day for Sunday brunch! Brunch was amazing and a great value. $21 and it included bottomless mimosas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    wdbiv
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We selected Via Real for my son in law's birthday, primarily because if it's'so location. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful interior, the iutstandvservice, and the excellent food. We will definitely Return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I like the convenience of being able to book online. I love the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Kudos to the staff - when I asked for a 'table out of the way for a business meeting', they not only provided this, but confirmed with a phone call. And confirmed the company to avoid any nearby conflicts. Great touch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tex Mex
    GourmetGourmandVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Competent Tex Mex with good Margaritas. Order the large and you'll enjoy it for a while.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I've been going to this restaurant for 15 years and it has never disappointed. Great place for special occasions because they make you feel special. Excellent service and get food. Not a typical Mexican restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal!
    EatDrinkandBMerry
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We've been going here for 25 years. When we lived in Las Colinas, we'd go once a week. Now that we've moved a bit further away, we don't make it as often as we would like, but the place continues to be a favorite. The owner Fran is almost always there and is just a delight. She knows her regulars and even though our visits now are only a couple of times a year, she still knows us by name. You won't go wrong here - ever!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual!
    KnowMyFoodVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food and services is always consistently excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    GonzaloVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I really liked the food. We had the lobster bruschetta, then shrimp fajitas and a chicken platter. For dessert, we had the flan but that eas just OK, not too tasty. The CADILLAS margarita was amazing...strong yet tasty...perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Southwestern
    Inga
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I'd return for this brunch. Omelets made to order. Lots of fresh ingredients. Several prepared dishes had a Mexican twist. Gluten-free options available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and margarita
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Server was a little slow. Food was good...dish with mango sauce was a little too sweet. Overall, good dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    BrendaW319
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Enjoyed the ceviche, guacamole, tacos, beef and shrimp fajitas, though nothing special in a city of very good Mexican restaurants. The service was very good, the prices were a bit high, but overall, a good restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    leaveitt
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoyed our food very much and enjoyed the atmosphere while entertaining a friend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Every time that I am visiting the dallas area, this is a definite stop! The food, atmosphere and service here are the best around! My meal again was very good this time. The ceviche and the cancun dish were simply great. The only thing I did not like was that they put some kind of sauce on my scallops that is not mentioned on the menu that I did not care for. I wish I would have known that, but will for future visits. You cannot go wrong here, so please try this fine restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our waiter was awesome and knew the menu. We were seated on time staff was very friendly. The hostess had a bad dress on that I'm tryin to find except I am not her petite size. Still have work to do. Although my honey was amazingly surprised when they brought the cake and took our picture. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Brent Gallagher and his staff always take great care of their customers. The food was great and the service was as well. Great Margaritas!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The chef's here have done a great job creating one of a kind dishes. Wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rstew
    22dineVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food and service are great. Diego is a veteran and outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two Nights
    WIGOLFNUT
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I went there late on one night and had a fantastic mean. The Chilian See Bass is fantastic. The next night I was with another group and they all want to go there for dinner. I could not have been more thrilled. Two nights of fantastic food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing but exceptional
    Tisals
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food and service were outstanding. Paul was a top notch server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    JenM
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This has become a special occasion spot for me and my co-workers. We being colleagues here when they are in town, and my friend from out of town insists on going everytime she is here because she loves it so much! I've never had bad service - only exceptional service actually. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is relaxing, and the whole experience is enjoyable. I would never hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New to Irving
    CountryLovin
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    And my husbands co-workers recommended Via Real' to us. It was pouring rain on Sunday so we almost did not go . Happy we did. The food was great. Lots of meat for my hubby lots of healthy food for me( vegetarian) They had a variety of salads and lots of fresh fruit. They also have a made to order omelette bar. It was fresh, hot, and delicious. The service was impressive. The host Ian was very courteous and when he learned we were new in town answered some questions for us. Our waiter James was very attentive ,and polite . He brought us a piece of their chocolate raspberry cake to us ( for our anniversary) and it was SO good. Make sure you have that cake!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I've been to Via Real a few times while in Irving on business. I have always had great food and service and the prices are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The good and not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Reservation was confirmed as to time, number in party and corporate affiliation so they could keep competitor businesses from sitting next to each other. A very thoughtful touch. Waiter is very experienced and professional but was in the weeds with too many tables. Very infrequent check back on needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Dinner
    TPane
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our company is in Williams Square. Excellent location to meet a key client for introductions and dinner. Key client loves Mexican food. Via Real delivers. Staff is friendly and helpful. Food is delicious. We can always count on Via Real to deliver.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • xerox
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Waiter was exceptional - bright - communicates well- prompt - friendly - thanked us for coming and invited us back
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet, Perfect for Business Lunch
    QLevyVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was excellent and the small rooms away from the main dining area are great for business meetings.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great recommmended place!
    ScooterSu
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Knowing we would be in the Dallas area for my birthday weekend - I asked a relative to recommend a restaurant. Via Real was his first choice and I immediately made reservations. What a nice place. From the telephone call the day before to go over my reservations and my allergies to the end of the meal with a birthday candle on the dessert - this was a wonderful experience. Personnel were friendly and knowledgeable and not at all bothersome but seemed to know when to be at the table. The food was delicious - my husband really enjoyed the tenderloin and the shrimp dish I had was very, very good. Thanks Fran and staff for making this a great birthday weekend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!!
    lovetoeatgoodfood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    What a great restaurant. The food and service could not have been better. Met a girlfriend who was staying by the airport. Didn't know what to expect since i had never been there. What a nice surprise. Dimly lit so perfect for date night as well. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went here for a business lunch. Our server was outstanding as was the food. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot with great food
    weloveviareal
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Via Real is a fantastic restaurant in Irving. We love eating here, enjoying the Southwestern cuisine and atmosphere, great service and overall excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We moved from the immediate area recently, but still try to come back as often as possible. The food is always terrific.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Quality surpassed - food never disappoints and service was very good for a larger group. Increased the reservation due to a 'surprise' guest and the staff never missed a beat getting us to a larger table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Via Real never fails
    TommyVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This is an awesome place to dine. The menu is full of wonderful choices and the meals are very creative. I had the sea bass and was blown away by the preparation and the taste. The service was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch well worth the price!
    Steve
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    $21 for brunch may seem like a lot to some. But, I've paid the average $15 price at most and the food was far better and well worth the extra. All fresh, great service, and drinks were constantly refilled to include the mimosas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Fantastic Experience!
    DrArms
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Another fantastic experience! Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere. My wife had her favorite, the grilled salmon, and she loved it! I had the filet this trip, and it was fantastic, as well. We share the creme brûlée, which was delicious. Fran always does a great job and my entire family loves Via Real!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Upscale Tex Mex and More
    5StartoDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I found myself near DFW and was interested in some Southwest / TexMex cuisine. This place was convenient -- and pretty upscale - but with reasonable prices. The chips and salsa which were brought to the table immediately were excellent. I had a chicken quesadilla as an appetizer -- it was great. I then had two shredded beef soft tacos - also tasted very good. My son who was dining with me had a Margarita - he said it was very good - as well as a pasta dish. There were many other interesting things on the menu so I will be tempted to go back the next time in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our group was treated very well and had excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Dining Experience
    ElleJo
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It's been 20 years since I was last here and back then Via Real was on the cutting edge of southwestern cuisine. I was delighted to see they haven't lost their edge. Great meal. I won't wait 20 years before I come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.