Vivo Latino

4
82 Reviews
£25 and under
Latin American
Vivo Latino offers an upmarket casual dining experience in an unique ambiance with excellent value for money, bringing authentic flavours from Mexican, Brazilian, Cuban and Peruvian cuisines in a contemporary style. Restaurant décor showcases South American cultural vibe with stripped down décor featuring exposed brick walls, reclaimed wood furniture, chrome lighting and artistic graffiti art, offering its customers a feel of cultural transformations. Restaurant food and beverage menu looks to infuse the colours, flavours & textures of South American dishes inspired from fresh local produce & home cooking, offering whole range of exotic treats. Our beverage menu exhibits a unique amalgamation of fresh ingredients & preparation techniques.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 82 people are saying
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3.9
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3.8
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3.6
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
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RosalindS
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent little restaurant really good food and atmosphere

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MarioW
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were really impressed with both the quality of food and the portion sizes at Vivo Latino. Combine that with great service and you have a South American recipe for success. We’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All very good. Great choice. New waitress, so a little unsure but helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Its far from town centre, the place is really small inside, the vibe is absolutely dead and it looks nothing like the pictures on Opentable, food is very pricey, did not taste good and portions are very small for the price. The food we ordered actually tasted distinctly like Indian curries. The music is not great and the seating is really awkward in 2 columns. It was uncomfortable to sit with the awkward vibe so dined and paid within 45 minutes and left. There is nothing to like about the dining experience here.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night with delicious food. Love the vibe there too, thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really great evening. Food was excellent and the restaurant has a nice relaxed atmosphere. Cocktails went down a treat . Will definitely book again

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vipSamanthaR
London
28 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Lovely food and service. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good choice of dishes including vegetarian options. Nice atmosphere.

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Russda
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is brilliant. A warm welcome on arrival. All COVID rules in place. The food is unbelievable, one of the best meals out I have ever had would highly recommend. I had the Peruvian Goat curry which was cooked to perfection.
Thanks for a great meal and hopefully see you again.

JT
JohnT
Wales
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Don’t go by the menus published online or on opentable .. prices and options on offer defer in restaurant

We found that the Spanish menu wasn’t available with its 3 course set option.. prices also a tad higher on the menu provided in restaurant.. the open table prices differ from prices on their own website .. the good part - generous portions and tasty food !!

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DanW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and varied. Some unexpected treats in the menu, particularly the goat curry. Service was excellent too. Looking for way to our next visit already.

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VeronicaM
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, prices were not cheap but not expensive either, the place was lovely, tiny and not very noisy, thing that I always appreciate, the only problem was service, that was a little slow bot otherwise everything was great. I highly recomend it, would go there again

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Megan
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Really lovely mood, however we dined here on NYE and there appeared to be only 2 members of staff serving. This at times resulted in slow service. We felt very sorry the serving staff who appeared, at times, quite stressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I thought the brucheta could have been toasted more. Other than that a very enjoyable meal

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Daniela
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. The staff were also amazing and patient.

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Mayok
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food good but we waited 90 mins for our main course. They had too few staff and they did well but were run off their feet. We asked for a discount and they agreed 15% on food only. Shame as the food was delicious when it came but we’d Waited for so long our appetite was gone!!

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Umbrella
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The quality of food never lets me down

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emmab
Wales
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice decor, friendly staff, amazing food and cocktails ! Thanks

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Umbrella
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, exciting menu, great food. You couldn’t want for anything more. Will definitely make a return visit.

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Amanda
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, good staff, great cocktails, will definitely return

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IC1985
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place with a warm and upbeat atmosphere. Would never have stumbled across it as slightly outside of the very centre of the city but well worth the journey. On a very busy Saturday evening the service was at a slightly slower pace but was compensated for with very attentive staff. Food was excellent and would recommend to anyone living in or visiting Cardiff.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. The atmosphere was also fab. Highly recommend Vivo Latino.

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BFNTR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant,great menu,great food,lovely staff,brilliant atmosphere,what a fine,its a gem of a place,will be back when we come to Cardiff again x

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks, nice little Latino oasis within Cardiff.

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PHanS
Derbyshire
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent decor. It was dark outside so it felt like we were back in Cuba. Music and decor together created a truly South American/Latino vibe.
Delicious cocktails, although a little pricey. No different form other places though. Food was fantastic and the staff were happy to discuss making changes to dishes to make them Vegan for our next visit. Nice vegetarian and vegan menu plus meat options for my husband and son. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely night and great food - thanks particularly to Alex for looking after our group.

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AledR
London
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience and attentive service. Loved it!

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JamesG
Wales
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, very accommodating and friendly. Food was lovely 👍😀

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Kylap
Wales
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Loved the food but the service was shocking. Not the fault of the waiters who were reasonably attentive however the wait for food was inexcusable. We saw several tables leave after the starter's due to the lengthy wait for mains and we were on the verge of leaving ourselves until the waiter explained that ours were nearly ready. I could understand if they were a chef down but if that was the case we should have been informed. As mentioned the food was lovely and I loved the venue. I would definitely give it another chance but would expect better service next time.

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VickyW
Wales
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Had to wait 1.5 hrs for food, no apology. Really rude waitress. Portion sizes small, not good value for money at all.

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DyfrigW
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue & food

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merv
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a group of 9 and everyone really enjoyed their food. Portions were good. Service was excellent and background music was good too and not too loud. I would go again.

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joostl
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent Food!

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HeleddT
Wales
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had Great food and service - well worth a visit.

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GarethH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and food, plenty to choose from lovely cocktail, all well presented

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Asim
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, looking forward to my next visit

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wellsabouttown
London
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good tex mex style menu with very attentive staff. Restaurants were booked out in the centre of Cardiff due to an event but we found that Vivo Latino were taking bookings - well worth the extra walk. Brilliant find. Glad to have supported an independent restaurant too rather than a chain :)

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SaraK
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wowsers, great food. And very tasty. Would go again.

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AndyD
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, bar service a little slow but they were busy

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RichardO
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find,this was one of the best meals we have had in a while ,service brilliant ,all staff great,food superb.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Vivo Latino using the Order Online button. Vivo Latino also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Vivo Latino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 029 2022 0636.

Vivo Latino is rated 4 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.