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Highly recommend Via Real to everyone - small or large parties. There were 10 of us and our waiter was outstanding (I wish I had gotten his name...). He was very quick with our drink orders, he suggested appetizers for the table and was very descriptive with the features. Great personality as well! The food was outstanding, generous portions, and beautifully plated. It was lovely in all aspects...
Everything was perfect! The coconut shrimp was especially delicious. The pumpkin cheesecake was rich with flavor. Perfect with a rich cup of coffee.
We have never been here before and the buffet was outstanding! The tomato basil soup was delicious, my made to order omelette was fabulous. Everything was so good! I had reserved a table with the open table app and the host couldn’t have been more accommodating. He gave us a very nice table out where the fireplace was.
We will definitely go back!
First time doing brunch there. It was great.
Excellent food, excellence service, and we found a new favorite table for the times we need some quiet. You can’t go wrong at Via Real!!
Always a good time and delicious meal! My grandma’s favorite!
I can not overstate how much I enjoy dining here!! I took my 7 year old there and she said “ dad if I have to rate this food as good or great...I would say amazing instead!! :).. Could not have said it better...She loved the guacamole and quesadilla!! I tried the Pecan Crusted Sea Bass tonight and it was simply amazing!! The flavor they instill in their recipes are exquisite.. We have enjoyed everything they have brought out.. my wife had the spinach enchiladas and she could not stop raving about them. However, the best part is the ambience and the service...have had nothing but amazing experiences every time we have walked in door.. our favorite place to eat...anywhere!!!
Thank you so much Will! This means the world to us to know how you and your family love your experiences here. We sincerely appreciate you letting us know!
This is my favorite spot for a Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas at a very reasonable price with a nice atmosphere in DFW. Did I mention bottomless mimosas?
Thank you Todd!
Birthday brunch. We where sat right outside of a private room with a large b day party of ladies who where extremely loud. It was like we sat in there hall as all 20 of them would get up like a Hurd to go to the food bar in unison. Disruptive as they brushed my back numerous times.
Hot food should be hot not cool, cold food should be cold not room temperature. For the pricing a little bit disappointed.
Thank you for taking a minute to share your thoughts. This is valuable to us and definitely not something we want any guest experiencing. We are so sorry for the large table's behavior. It can be difficult sometimes to control that, and would understand if you wanted to be moved. I am sorry we did not realize what was happening for you. As far as the food on the buffet, you are right, and this is completely under our control, and we are sorry. This is not typical so we will investigate.
We always love going to Via Real! Always great food!
HANDS DOWN. ..
OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN THE DFW AREA. My wife loves the cedar flamed tenderloin. "THE BEST"
The owner Fran and the staff at Via Real has the best customer service, extremely great tasting food and well prepared entrees ever!!
We love you guys.
Mr & Mrs Lawrence M. Hall Sr.
Thank you Lawrence! We are absolutely thrilled to hear this! We love you guys too, and hope you know how grateful we are to have you as a couple of our highly treasured guests.
Food was excellent! A different type Mexican. We had the Adobbo shrimp. Our server Gabriel was wonderful too.
Thank you Jimi!
The service was very good. However, one of the 6 orders was very good. The rest were average. One order was missing the sauce that the other person got with their order. The "grey Goose" drink was tiny , watery and didn't taste like gin. The per glass wine order was a shock at $25 which we weren't told about. However, after complaining, the manager reduced it to $15 per glass. We could have ordered a whole bottle for this price! The restaurant used to be much better it seems.
We are so sorry to hear this. Grey Goose is Vodka so that would explain why it didn't taste like Gin, it was served on the rocks in a rocks glass as is the norm, and we don't have any bottles of wine for less than $40. Your server should have communicated the cost per glass regardless. I hope the server got that missing sauce right away, and I'm glad we could help you out on the wine price. The restaurant is still just as good, and we are so sorry you didn't feel like it was.
This is the best kept secret, if you call a resturant open for over 30 yrs a secret. Great food, from the standard menu to the speicals. The wine peerings and staff are outstanding. I have met numerous people who have beeing visting for over 30 yrs, if that is not the best endorsement then nothing is. Visit, come hungry and be ready to be blown away.
Thank you Dan! What an incredible thing to read today - you have sincerely brightened our day. This gives us the fuel we need to keep doing the best we possibly can every single day to make sure our guests all feel like this. We appreciate you. Thank you again!
The restaurant never changes-it's a whole dinning experience especially for a special occasion. We had our wedding there for 50 people and service, food etc was perfect! That was 8 years ago.
Thank you Lorraine! We are so honored to be a special place for you where you've made special memories. We are so grateful to have you as our guests!
Fabulous brunch. Great service. Excellent variety.
Thank you Melanie!
Our meals at Via Real are always outstanding. The service is professional and personable. One of our favorite restaurants in the metroplex
Thank you Jon!
Great experience at via real as usual! Food was fantastic and above and beyond service that we always have!
Thank you Jenny! We appreciate you very much.
Great seafood dishes and tasty sides. Wait staff was a little slow.
Thank you! We are very sorry about slow service. That should not happen. We'll reinforce with them that they can and should always ask for and get help from another server or manager if they fall behind. We hope to see you again, and that next time the service is on point as it always should be.
Really good dinner and experience. Paul was well trained. Had been a regular years ago but hadn't been here for a long time. Need to put it back on our regular rotation.
Thank you Cathy! We like Paul too. We'll make sure he sees your compliment.
Thank you Jimmie and Miss Fran for the hospitality.
Please place a bowl of salsa on the table for each guest seated at the table. No guest should have to share a bowl of salsa in this luxurious setting. I didn’t eat any chips and salsa because I didn’t feel comfortable sharing with the guest at my table. Thank You.
Thank you Marie! We understand what you're saying about the salsa. We used to do that and so much of it was completely wasted; BUT we will always bring any guest their own salsa if they would like it. Just let us know and we will make it happen.
This was amazing.. We have eaten all over the DFW area and just came across this by being in the area.. result???...our new favorite place!!!
First the service was personable and professional, and our waiter was on his 5th year of service.( should tell you something).
Second, the atmosphere was equally great!! Decor, music (think Spanish guitar), and the noise level created a very enjoyable dining experience.
Lastly, the food was amazing, guacamole was fresh, salsa was fantastic, enchiladas, tamales, scallops, sea bass all perfect!! Had the bread pudding with ice cream for dessert and needless to say, there was nothing left... had a scotch ( decent options) and nice wine list. Can’t wait to try their brunch (Sunday’s).
Final notes.. this was a great find and a place that should be on you to try list. It would be great for a special date, (they have private dining)...or just a casual meal.. I do not think you will be disappointed!!!
Will, this truly warms our hearts to hear. Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so delighted to hear your thoughts about your experience. We can't wait to have you in as our guest on Sunday too!
This is a hidden gem in Irving! Everything was perfect!
Thank you so much!
Wonderful brunch, everything was delicious. Eggs Benedict was done perfectly.
Thank you! We're so happy to hear it!
Took my mom for her birthday dinner. They took our picture and gave it to us! Very nice touch!!
Thank you James! Happy birthday to your mom. We're so glad you chose us as the place to celebrate it, and that you all enjoyed everything!
It had been many years since I’d been to Via Real and I was not disappointed.
Our server was outstanding and attentive. The food was equally as good. Most refreshing was the owner was in the dining room insuring complete guest satisfaction.
The noise level was low enough to hold a conversation.
Welcome back to Via, David! We're so glad to hear you feel just as happy with us now as you were back then. It means a lot to us, and hopefully we will have you back in again more often. Thank you!
Fantastic place for a date with my wife! Will be back for sure...every chance we get.
Thank you Mark! It will always be our pleasure to have you and your wife back in with us. See you again soon!
I used to work nearby and would eat there all the time. I had not been in literally 20 years but it was still the same awesome atmosphere, service, and food as I always had loved. Thank you for not letting me down! :)
Well, welcome back Sam! It's wonderful to hear this; it really warms our hearts. We're glad you made it out here after so long. Hope to see you back as often as you can!
Wonderful Experience; had out of town business folks in that enjoyed it very much
Thank you Suzanne! We're delighted to hear you and your guests enjoyed your time with us, and we appreciate you bringing them here!
I booked a business lunch reservation at Via Real based on online reviews and was super impressed! The service, food and ambiance were perfect. And the cost was reasonable for everything we got. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
That's wonderful to hear, Kathleen, thank you! We're thrilled to hear it, and we are grateful you chose us for your business lunch.
I've been going here since the mid 80's and it remains one of my most favorite restaurants anywhere!
Food is creative and menu updates frequently. Their unique sauces and presentations are outstanding. Great place for a business lunch/dinner or special occasion - and very reasonable for the quality.
Thank you so much for your kind words - we are honored to have had you as our guest for so long. You are so very treasured. We will see you again soon!
We have dined here many times through the years and sadly the food quality has declined noticeably. I had the beef fajitas and they were average at best. No sizzle when served. They were luke warm and beef was very bland. The cheese “side” was maybe enough for one fajita and tasteless. The tortillas were also cold. My wife had quesadillas and they were much the same; cold and bland. This was her favorite restaurant for a long time and after this she does but want to return. Service was slow.
The ambiance is very nice but that’s a small part of what you are paying for. The food is not what it used to be based on last 2-3 experiences.
We are so incredibly disappointed to hear this. We are so sorry. Your beef fajitas should always be sizzling when brought to the table, your tortillas should always be warm, and the quesadillas should always be hot, and everything should ALWAYS smell delightful and be full of flavor. And of course, we expect our servers to be professional and prompt, never slow. I'd love to talk to you personally if you would please contact me. My name is Lisa. I hope to hear from you.
I love everything about this place... the ambiance, the service and of course the food. The wine list is eclectic and offers something for just about everyone. That is also the theme of the food, everyone can find something they like from Mexican, Steak, Pork, Seafood and of course chicken. Most of it is prepared in a way that it is very unique so while it's traditional fare it is far from traditional!
Thank you Dale! We're so delighted to hear all of this! It truly makes our day. Hope to see you again soon!
As always, this place does NOT disappoint! Food is amazing service is GREAT, and the atmosphere cannot be beat.
Thank you Robin! We are grateful to hear your kind words!
Via Real provided a great opportunity to catch up with family and friends in a calm and cozy setting. The food, service and ambiance were excellent. Even good options for our vegetarians.
Thank you Patty! We are so delighted to hear this. It's our pleasure to have had you all in with us.
We went for dinner before a concert and to celebrate my birthday. The food is a level above other places and the service was efficient, friendly, and offered great suggestions/recommendations. We were not rushed but they saw to it.that we had plenty of time to get to the concert... the filet was prepared perfectly as were my shrimp/crab enchiladas. Makes me hungry just writing this 😁 will definitely return
Thank you so much for sharing about your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your birthday dinner and honored you would come here to celebrate it. Hope you enjoyed the concert and had a wonderful birthday!
Food and service always great
Thank you David!
Thanks so much! We enjoyed it as always. From the margaritas to the dessert! :)
Thank you Craig! We're so happy to hear it!
Our favorite place for over 20 years for any occasion special events, Holidays, business meetings or friends!
Thank you Marty! We are absolutely grateful to have you as one of our long time treasured guests. YOU make our days purposeful. Thank you for that. See you again soon!