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

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for a Date (42)
Business Meals (37)
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Good for Birthdays (36)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Authentic (30)
Romantic (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Great for Lunch (21)
Fun (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Casual (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Cozy (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Healthy (9)
Spicy (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
People Watching (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vegan (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

Get the Seabass Enchiladas. They are absolutely delicious!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

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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·Dined on January 14, 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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 (Austin)·Dined on January 4, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent meal and experience. Owner is present and super great. Thumbs up!

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We normally visit a couple times a month. Always great service and food.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I always enjoy my dinners here. Different specials every week. Presentation outstanding. Service outstanding, very efficient and attentive, but not overly so. Great for special occasions.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was fabulous as always!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food and the service were exceptional. Great 'special occasion' place.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent service from our waiter, Paul. The food was beautifully presented and great tasting. An excellent dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere at one of our favorite date night restaurants for over 26 years!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Asked for a table our of the way - since we were exchanging gifts between friends. They placed us exactly what I had asked for. Service was EXCELLENT!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our new favorite spot. Friendly service. Excellent food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

This was a business lunch with three guests, it was a fantastic meal and service!

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great place. Wonderful food and Excellent service. Owner is on site and friendly. Never had a bad meal or experience there. You will love this place!

Excellent chips/salsa, great seafood, - everything on the menu is excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I've enjoyed this restaurant many times for many types of occasions and have never been let down. From a dinner for 2, to a reserved room for 20 to enjoy the amazing Sunday Brunch, the staff has always been extremely accommodating and gracious. Customer Service here is top notch as is the food.

Tags: Cozy, Spicy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Good but not up to the 5 star we have become used too

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We are from Oklahoma City, but this is our favorite restaurant in the Dallas area...we eat there every time we come to town! We look forward to the excellent food, atmosphere, and getting to visit Fran!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were visiting for Big XII football championship. Reservation was timely, waiter answered questions and service and food were great. We had a very good experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything was good, food ambiance and service. Its perfect for special occasions. Not too noisy nor very quiet. This was on a weekday though.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This place is really great! Food is truly delicious, offers a very varied menu and the service is outstanding. The owner, Francis, is constantly greeting customers in a very friendly manner, makes you feel like you are eating at a friends house... A must try for a great dinning experience...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We celebrated my daughter's birthday at Via Real. The food was great. The atmosphere was lively and festive with the holiday décor. Very loud so conversation was sometimes hard for the older folks. The waitress brought a chocolate dessert with a happy birthday message in chocolate and took a group picture that she gave to my daughter in a card. Fun night. Definitely recommend this place!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

After a lot of years, still one of my favorite restaurants in the metroplex.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I brought Wifey here for dinner after our wedding. That was 2 years ago and we decided to return here for an anniversary dinner! The service was as excellent and impeccable as it was in 2015. Staff was friendly and greeted us warmly when we arrived, and Daniel was a gracious server. One of the best!

We started with the cerviche appetizer, which pairs quite well with the chips and salsa you get. It was fresh and flavorful. For the main course I had the pork chop and Wifey had the adobo shrimp. The pork chop came with mashed potatoes and some roasted veggies, and were pretty average. The meat itself was cooked well, but the star of the dish was the sauce. Di-vine. Shrimp was great, but her side was pretty average as well. Daniel presented us with a free dessert (yay!) and we chose the lovely creme brûlée and paired it with their great coffee.

All in all another wonderful experience and we’ll definitely be back! (P/s you HAVE to try the Chilean sea bass at least once)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great place to eat and service was outstanding I would recommend to anyone

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The best shrimp taco’s I have ever had and my husbands quesadilla was equally as good. We will definitely go back here. Service was very attentive without being intrusive. The only negative thing was we found the wine list a bit too pricey but the margaritas were delicious 😃😃😃

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in Irving - we love to go there before going to a concert or some other event.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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