About 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 250, with four private dining rooms.

4020 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75038
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern, Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Byron Nelson Way

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(972) 650-9001

Website:
http://www.viareal.com/

Catering:
We are happy to prepare large catering take out orders; however, we are unable to cater off-site events.

Parking Details:
Ample parking; complimentary valet or self park.

Executive Chef:
J. Jesus Olivares

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

Via Real Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (52)
Good for a Date (48)
Business Meals (41)
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Good for Birthdays (40)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Romantic (36)
Worth the Drive (31)
Authentic (29)
Good for Groups (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Cozy (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Casual (18)
Fun (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Happy Hour (9)
Spicy (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (8)
Healthy (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Vegan (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

This place is top notch. It’s one of the best Mexcan restaurants I’ve been to, including those in Mexico. Upscale & authentic. Service is always excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints in its menu offerings.
However, on this particular visit, I was a little disappointed in the service. We had to wait longer than usual for our main courses to arrive, but since we were enjoying conversation and family time, the slower-than-usual service didn't dampen our experience. I didn't complain at the time about the service, but it was noticeable to those in our party. We had an early dinner reservation, so I can only imagine that the slow service may have had to do with the onset of early diners who had later plans for an entertainment event close by, and therefore may have contributed to the sluggish service.
I've dined at this restuarant since its beginning days in 1985, and highly recommend it for its delicious Southwestern cuisine. One can order Tex-Mex, but the other selections are worth skipping the standard Tex-Mex options.
Anyone who is happens to be in the Las Colinas area would find the dining experience at Via Realwell well worth the visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 8, 2018

great business lunch with good food, service and atmosphere. Always a positive place to take clients!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We were in Dallas for a conference and were looking for a quick bite at the last minute. This restaurant not only accommodated us but wowed us with they food and service. Great margaritas, great food and excellent service. Must visit!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

This is a beautiful upscale restaurant with prices that are moderate. Food is always wonderful. Have never been disappointed and always send co-workers there for business meetings that need to impress

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Food is always very good. Poor service yesterday -- removed the chips and guac before the table was through dining. We were a late lunch group and we had the impression he was rushing us so he could leave for the day. Disappointing-services is normally excellent and NOT rushed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

First time having brunch there...Edie, our server, was awesome and kept the dirty dishes off the table and the mimosa glasses full. What more could you ask for?

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Via Real has been a favorite of ours for decades.. the beauty is it’s just as awesome and relevant now as ever! Hands down the BEST filet around. YES Better than all the Dallas steak house favorites. I’ve had them all...

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

After 10 years, and MANY restaurants, they still have the best Mexican food in the metroplex. I drive over 45 minutes just to eat here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

For the past 9 years, Via Real has been our "Go-To" spot for birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions, and friends in town. The atmosphere, food, staff and service is exceptional. For the service you get here, the prices are reasonable. We have never had a meal here that we did not enjoy 100% !

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We love Via Real and it's a "go to" for special occasions. Their menu is so unique and the service is exceptional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Always great - the sea bass enchiladas are always perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Very nice place for a business lunch. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We are regulars and it's always amazing!!!! I had lunch with my son on 1/30 and the salmon enchiladas were amazing!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As always I had a great time at Via Real. This was my third time there, my dates favorited restaurant. We came to just have a nice quiet date. The food as always was great. I had the pan seared bass and it was delicious. The service was great, waiter and staff was very attentive and took care of us. Until the next time!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and the service were outstanding! Sophisticated restaurant menu for a Mexican food restaurant. My wife had the seasonal Shrimp Relleno which was delicious. I had the Ranchers Choice Platter that was equally if not more delicious. Would definitely eat here again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had to ask for more chips, sauce, and remind for drink refills

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always spot on! A go to restaurant when hosting clients or on your own time.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 24, 2018

A friend was in town that I hadn’t seen in 37 years! I had heard great things about this restaurant and it did not disappoint! I was on a special diet and they were accommodating. They were also glad to call a cab for my friend who was staying in Dallas. Awesome place and oh, the owner was fabulous! Loved her!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Try the twin chocolate mousse for dessert...most delicious thing...ever!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We love the Sunday brunch at Via Real! It’s fabulous from the ceviche to the dessert options. Very well priced too with unlimited mimosas/poinsettias! Recommend!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a great time and my food was AMAZING!!! Manager was super inviting. My only issue was that we had to remind our waiter about our 2nd and third drink orders. Not a big deal though. We will def be going back!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This restaurant is phenomenal and one of our monthly go to’s!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Get the Seabass Enchiladas. They are absolutely delicious!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I am ALWAYS impressed when I eat at this restaurant!! This time I had the flaming steak and I didn't want to get to much steak so I got the one 8oz. Ooooh how I wish I got the 10 oz. When you hear the steak melts in your mouth, it's just a passing conversation until you taste their steak.
I took my neighbor and he was going bizerk as he ordered the steak as well. The owner happened to be on site and she was just as nice as the staff. She check on us two or three times!! I recommend this restaurant to anyone!!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always a great dining experience and a local gem in the neighborhood

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions & our food was all very good. We love this restaurant!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Dinner with my niece visiting from Atlanta. Excellent food and service and perfect environment for sharing and catching up. We had a very enjoyable time. I missed seeing Fran.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The food is always incredible. Really delicious. I’ve been eating here for 25 years. Always very special.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I have been dining at Via Realtor over 25years and each tim it is improved in small and often large ways so it is always such a pleasure.Such a perfect restaurant on all levels..hospitable personable great service fabulous food choice and the specials are outstanding each time.If you have not been to this beautiful restaurant I more than urge you to go and for parties..they pull out all of the stops to make it the perfect party.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 16, 2018

My boss was in town so I wanted to take him to my favorite spot in Irving. You can't go wrong, fantastic food options for everyone. My favorite is the sea bass enchiladas.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We have been long time customers of Via Real, over 15 years, but tonight’s experience was very disappointing. Unfortunately, I had a hair in my food, I gave it back to waiter and after a while the manager brought out the new plate. Not a “I’m sorry” or anything. Not a big deal ate my meal after my family was finished and we got our check. They charged us for the new meal ? Once we got the waiter over we explained to him that they double charged us and he took the check and returned with new check. They took off the extra order but did not compensate or again apologize for the hair or the delay. For such a nice restaurant the way we were treated was terrible. Very disappointing!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food at Via Real is always delicious and attractively presented. We were celebrating our anniversary and the restaurant made it a memorable one. Via Real is always dependable for excellent cuisine. That is why we love to take out-of-town guests there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wow.
Booked this through "Open Table".
Awesome ambiance inside.
Scored a table by the fireplace.
Nice.

Greeted VERY warmly by the hostess and seated. Started out with a nice margarita after our waiter expertly described the menu and specials. The staff at this restaurant is noteworthy. We had no less than three waiters attending to our needs. Extremely friendly/chatty, professional and quick! They worked as a team. Made our dining experience that more enjoyable.

Food choices were varied as they had TexMex and southwestern style items that were uniquely prepared. Not your standard TexMex fare. Food came out piping hot and delicious. Salsa and drinks replenished promptly and spent dished whisked away pronto.

Save room for dessert!

Yah, we'll definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance! This was my second time and it just keeps getting better.
Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This is one of my faves in The Metroplex. The service is very personalized and the menu never disappoints.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always delicious. Great atmosphere. Fran is a great hostess. One of our favorite places.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A lovely restaurant with attentive staff. Food never disappoints.

Tags: Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere. Excellent attentive staff. The food ws delicious and hot. Enjoyed it and will be back

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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