Via Real

4.8
1738 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican / Southwestern
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 250, with four private dining rooms.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern, Southwest
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(972) 650-9001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
J. Jesus Olivares
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Catering
We are happy to prepare large catering take out orders; however, we are unable to cater off-site events.
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Cross street
Byron Nelson Way
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Parking details
Ample parking; complimentary valet or self park.
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With over 30 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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Experience the best in private dining. Independently owned and operated for more then 25 years, friendly, sophisticated and inviting.

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What 1738 People Are Saying
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TC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

A long time ago this was the place for brunch in Las Colinas. Today it appears to have joined the ranks of Waffle House. My recent disappointing experience started with cold french toast and frozen butter. Once I chiseled the butter onto the toast I asked the waiter to microwave it for me. He did for about 5 minutes to long. I then asked for an order of french toast off the menu which came hot and fresh. I ordered an omelette from the station. The chef rushed the order with others waiting in line and I enjoyed a bunch of uncooked meat, vegetables and raw eggs. I took two bites and passed. All in all I had two pieces of french toast and two bites of a raw omelette for essentially $33. Next time I will give Waffle House another try.

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AE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and hospitality was excellent! I would recommend this place to all my friends and family!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been our favorite restaurant from the minute we moved to Texas! The staff is absolutely awesome!!! We always ask for Eddie! He’s amazing and very engaging, even with our children! The food is excellent and they offer a good variety of quality meals as well as specials and seasonal options. The owner, Ms. Fran, is so friendly and genuine. She definitely does her best to greet each guest and make certain each visit met or exceeded expectations. Via Real keeps us coming back!

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BM
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu selections. Good choice of wines. Busy restaurant but can still have conversations. Great food.

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S
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great local neighborhood gem. Food and service are outstanding

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AW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Via Real never disappoints. The salmon was excellent!

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AP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there on a recommendation from a friend, and it was well worth it. Showed up 45min before reservation and they offered to seat us right away! Professional and well run.

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m
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Via Real always has friendly, courteous hostess and waiters. The food is always awesome along with the service.

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T
Tokyo
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Fine Mexican restaurant.
Good taste and good atmosphere.

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CM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch buffet was great and the service was awesome!

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S
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service. Celebrating a Birthday

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JV
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly the best service I have ever had a restaurant, not to mention the meal was delicious.

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KL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Everything we ate was phenomenal, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating, the atmosphere was fancy, yet relaxed and overall just a great experience. Would recommend to anyone and I most certainly would go back.

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The minute we walked in we felt welcome. The owner, Fran, was who seated us and she was so sweet and so glad we were there. She made her way around the restaurant all night and helped out anywhere she was needed. Our waiter, Bruno, was fantastic and had great recommendations. Everyone at the table enjoyed their food. I would highly recommend their speciality which is the red oak tenderloin filet! For dessert, the creme brûlée and the raspberry chocolate cake were our favorites. We will definitely be coming back to Via Real when we are in town.

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MJ
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent. Must go. Wife can’t eat Mexican and they accommodated her very well

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a
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Have never had a bad or even mediocre meal. Can't go wrong

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family loves Via Real for our adult birthday celebrations several times a year! Great food, great service, same corner table, love the birthday picture!

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S
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great service and ambience but food was not great. Menu was far from typical or even higher end Mexican or Tex-Mex. I had the Roast Shrimp, which included sea bass quesadillas, for $32. Dish was dry and flavorless. Also had the calamari and queso appetizers. The calamari was tough like rubber.

Not a do-over.

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T
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was divine! Great food options. Made to order made omelets!

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r
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Via Real is simply one of the finest restaurants in all of Dallas-Fort Worth! Food, atmosphere, cocktails are always tremendous. This was my wife's first visit here, (I haven't intentional kept her from Via Real all these years, just never got over there!) and she said " that was the best piece of salmon I have ever had!"

Menu always has great Tex-Mex staples, lots of seafood, steaks and specials.

Just a fabulous dining experience every time.

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TR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come here we are reminded of what a great place this is. The service is impeccable, and the food is outstanding. It's almost more of a steak or "Southwestern place" than your traditional Tex-Mex, which is nice.

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TD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Via Real has become my favorite for TexMex. The food is great with a bit of a gourmet twist; the service impeccable; and the best frozen mango margaritas EVER.

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JP
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have enjoyed this restaurant for years, it continues to always impress with the service and quality of food. The drinks are much better than average. The restaurants was a bit more noisy this time but it was due to three separate large business groups. One can not point a finger to the restaurant because of that. Even though busy, the service and food was outstanding.

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RM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Good reception and complimentary valet parking with complimentary birthday cake and photo . My wife is happy. Nice ambience .

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OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Via Real is one of my very favorite restaurants in the world! Really! We have been patrons for over 10 years and have never had a bad meal or experience! The steak over flaming red oak is fabulous and my favorite Cancun is just delicious!

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UM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Food and Service! There is a good reason why this restaurant has been around for long time. Never had a bad experience in 15 years.

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M
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and food. One of our favorites!

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TS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love dining here. This night we hosted our corporate execs and they were all very impressed. Fran, the Restaurateur and Premier Hostess is delightful always. We rate this restaurant as our number one place to dine for any and all occasions!

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JF
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eddie catered to us the entire brunch! From other restaurant experiences at a buffet the server starts getting drinks and you don’t see much from them throughout, this was not the case for us with Eddie he was constantly checking on us, took birthday pictures of our group, and made sure we were satisfied. Great food and cozy atmosphere.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Son’s bday

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RM
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always! My favorite restaurant. Best margaritas. Best queso. Love coming here!

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JS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is amazing! Excellent food and the service is impeccable. Highly recommended! One of my all-time favorite places in the metroplex. Well worth finding.

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DA
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great RESTURANT great food, steaks are outstanding. This place is awesome

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CC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Had the filet and scallops. Best I have had. We celebrated my wife’s birthday and the staff made the experience really special.

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JC
Columbus
64 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last time I was here (3 yrs ago), it was fantastic so I figured I'd do it again for a special occasion. It was fantastic, again! Atmosphere, service, food is all top notch. Pricey, but worth it. Group raved about everything. We're two for two so I can highly recommend.

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r
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Shrimp scampi...shrimp were extremely small. Would have been better with larger shrimp...not more, but larger

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d
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! Always! My guest me are from the gulf coast and they said the fish was the best and that is amazing for a landlocked location! Steak is always amazing. Service is second to none!

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PH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service, as the staff was attentive but not oppressive. The food was excellent.

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GE
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant...Fine dining with a comfortable feel. Very few restaurants in the metroplex offer such great food with a hometown/neighborhood feel like this one. The owner is always there. We loved it so much for my Girlfriend's birthday dinner, that she wanted to come back the following day for brunch to celebrate with her kids.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fran the owner is a classy lady and has established a well run family restaurant. Great food and presentation

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