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Via Real
Via Real
  • Address:
    4020 N. MacArthur Blvd.
    Irving, TX 75038
    Las Colinas / Irving
  • Cuisine:
    Mexican / Southwestern
    Price: $31 to $50

Via Real Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.viareal.com
  • Phone: (972) 650-9001
  • 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Brent Gallagher and his staff always take great care of their customers. The food was great and the service was as well. Great Margaritas!!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The chef's here have done a great job creating one of a kind dishes. Wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Food and service are great. Diego is a veteran and outstanding."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding. Paul was a top notch server"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Waiter was exceptional - bright - communicates well- prompt - friendly - thanked us for coming and invited us back"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the small rooms away from the main dining area are great for business meetings."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We went here for a business lunch. Our server was outstanding as was the food. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Via Real is a fantastic restaurant in Irving. We love eating here, enjoying the Southwestern cuisine and atmosphere, great service and overall excellent experience."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We moved from the immediate area recently, but still try to come back as often as possible. The food is always terrific."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "$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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our group was treated very well and had excellent service."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The service was great and the food amazing! Try the squash enchiladas- you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I've taken three groups and two individuals to Via Real in the last couple months -- all first-timers, and all very impressed. It's one of my favorite restaurants for great food, service and ambience. A little pricey, but not overly so."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The first time I dined at Via Real was on Friday night 7/11/14. I made my reservation through Open Table with a special request for a romantic , quite table. This was a very important date for me. Via Real exceeded all of my request. Our server's name was Kevin. Recommend him. The food was absolutely fantastic. Fran, the owner, came by our table, sat for a short time, and visited with us. If you do not like the food, you need to get your taste buds checked. It was so great, we went back for Via Real's Sunday Brunch...$21 a person and worth so much more."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I had not been to Via Real in almost 20 years. Our party of 6 was very pleased--the service was outstanding, friendly, never rushed. The food was way above any other Mexican restaurant fare. I will go back, much sooner this time!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A very enjoyable experience for our first time here. The owner Fran glides thru the room talking to every table. Will be heading back time and again."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We are a many time returning customer, have never wrote a review, but have to let all know. This place is Amazing. The Service, the Food, the Ambiance. Simply Perfect. Awesome place to spend time with that Special Person in your life."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed having new choices for mexican food instead of the old standbys. My husband and I are vegan and they have excellent spinach or squash enchiladas or the tasty vegetable fajatas. Their salsa and chips are light and spicy. We had guests in from out of town and they enjoyed the variety. Our waiter sounded authentic which sometimes made communicating hard with all the noise level in the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Via Real is still the wonderful restaurant it was when the last time I went which was 14 years ago. Of course the menu has changed since then but this place is still as wonderful and fabulous as it was back then. I'm certainly not going to wait that long to go back again!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "It is always a delight to dine at Via Real. Each dish is well presented, the food is fresh and delicious and each meal is an experience. The atmosphere is very pleasant with the staff being discretely available for service allowing the guests to enjoy their meal at a leisurely pace. When we want to celebrate an anniversary, special birthday or entertain out of town friends, this is our restaurant of choice. One feels welcome in this restaurant as a valued customer. For us, it is a pleasurable dining experience."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Via Real is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is FAR above any chain Mexican food and the service has been consistently oustanding. I really like to take my business teams there for dinner."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Best brunch I've ever had. I cannot wait to come back here again!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was on OK, I had been for lunch before, dinner was overpriced for what you received Chips and Salsa were good, the house margarita was good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We a dinner with friends and the place was crowded on a Thursday night. The wait staff was in no hurry to take and order but when they did the food was brought quickly. The quality of the food however was very poor. Very disappointing for a restaurant that has been in business for so long."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "A group of four ate at Via Real for dinner on a Tuesday night. I was glad we made reservations because the place was packed. The menu all looked really good with specialty entrees along with 'normal' Mexican foods. They also had a specials menu which the waiter came and showed us what an actual plate looked like. He also listed an extra one that wasn't on any menu. Sea Bass over pineapple chutney. Three of the four of us ordered the sea bass and the fourth ordered a filet. It was the sea bass was the best I have ever had. We all loved it. The filet was also very good and cooked perfectly. The salsa and guacamole were also very good. The pace was set very slow so we were able to visit with each other but by the end it became too slow."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We went for Sunday brunch and enjoyed the variety--omelettes made to order (yum!!), waffles, Mexican entrees, lobster bisque--huge variety--all fresh and beautifully presented. We never felt rushed and our server was attentive without being intrusive--we were, after all, three close friends sharing special time together. Couldn't have picked a better place to do it!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great place! Ian our waiter was outstanding. Delicious food. We lived in Mexico for 4 years so it stood up to our expectations. Yum!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014