VIVO

4.6
75 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan
The word VIVO originates from the Latin vīvō and means 'alive' or 'to live'.

Our eco-friendly menu offers vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options.

In an attempt to try and limit the invasive population of lionfish in our waters, we are happy to also offer a tasty selection of lionfish dishes.

From farm-to-table we select our ingredients with the greatest care, to serve you organic, natural, healthy and delicious food prepared with passion and positive energy.

This is our mission!
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Berlin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent almost vegan restuarant. The vegan calamari, made from green coconut, was a revelation. I want to learn how to mkae it. the beetroot hummus was novel and good. The only 'meat' served is lionfish - we both had the lionfish ackee. Again excellent. To top it all beer from the 'other' Cayman brewery, 1815, is served - knocks caybrew into a cocked hat!

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Miki was an amazing host. Love the intent behind his culinary mission. A must go to (again and again) when you're on the island.

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K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved watching the sunset from their tranquil perch. Food was good but pricey!

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

Superb lion fish. With fried potatoes that were to die for. Beautiful view of the water. Friendly service.

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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We very much enjoyed VIVO. Would definitely visit again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. We did lunch but I’m sure it has a great sunset.

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SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Menu choices on the website were not available and staff not willing to adapt. Less than 30 minutes into our time there we were told the kitchen was closing and did we want to order anything else? They accepted the reservation. This was at 845pm

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UW
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivo had great vegetarian options and was a great change of pace as we had local fish all other nights of the vacation. They have many interesting dishes and the coconut cake for dessert was fantastic.

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S
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always incredible food and staff- with the most amazing views!

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Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivo is amazing. Exceptional food, exquisite presentation and outstanding staff. Oh, and the view is breathtaking! Even if you aren’t vegan, this place is a must try restaurant. We love everything about it!

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MK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

VIVO is our go to restaurant on Grand Cayman! It is a healthy alternative while still offering a variety of mouth watering dishes. It is located next to a dive spot on island affording it a gorgeous view of the sea. The menu is eclectic and everything we have tried has been outstanding! The service is wonderful and because of the excellent food, location and service, has become quite popular. We recommend booking a reservation!

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PH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Half the menu is lion fish, but there is a lion fish shortage on GC so somewhat disappointing. Vegan dishes are good but not enough to go back.

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and delicious vegetarian food. Staff was warm and efficient. Setting is quiet, beautiful and unique.

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MG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really adorable and creative restaurant with good food and friendly service. Would have been much more highly rated had it not been for the value. Three house juices. Three appetizers. Two orders pad Thai one order tofu and two desserts. No alcoholic beverages and a bill of $200us.

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FN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan restaurant. The food and drinks were excellent. Even my non vegan friend enjoyed it.

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L
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

This was our return visit to Vivo - we ate here last year when visiting Grand Cayman. There isn’t much ambiance, as it is a small cafe near the DiveTech dive shop. The food is vegan plus lion fish (sustainable). We were the only ones there at 1PM so reservations are entirely unnecessary. What we did notice is while the menu expanded from last year, prices have gone up at least 30-40% for most dishes. We spent about 40CI between the two of us last year, which was fine, but at 65CI for roughly the same meal, we will not be returning. There are better options elsewhere on the island.

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JL
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It always amazes me to find vegan food that taste this good. The menu also offers an easy way to identify vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and pescatarian options. Staff is very friendly and available to explain any details. Everything is freshly prepared, therefore it takes a bit longer, however it's totally worth the wait as each dish is a fantastic creation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving

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N
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of Our favorite vegan restaurant on island. Amazing food.

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M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is vegan but you would never know it. Every dish, especially the “calamari”, is scrumptious and healthy. Great place.

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NJ
Cincinnati
54 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VIVO was awesome. I selected this place based on my wife's appreciation of eclectic food, but in reviewing the menu beforehand I had no expectation of really enjoying the food given my preferences. I was really glad to be proven wrong. Each dish was excellent, the service was outstanding, and both the cocktail and wine were quite a treat. Just a really cool place. Will definitely return the next time we have the chance.

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

vivo as always is a great setting for sunset snacks and drinks. fifi was an excellent waitress that was most assistive and helpful. highly recommend vivo as always

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AR
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful little place with great, creative vegetarian and vegan options. Amazing staff. Not fancy, but still lovely!

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J
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivo is a great spot to watch the sunset on the point in Grand Cayman.
Vegan food was all delicious!
Call ahead to make sure they have lion fish that night otherwise it is all vegetarian.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, however they did not have the open table reservation but they still found space for us.

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TL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Vivo two times and the food, veiw and staff were amazing. This is a hidden gem that im glad I found. Cant wait to come back next time we are back in town.

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IM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Seating is small and out doors so not the best for summer time as the heat and flies made it uncomfortable.Overall the service and food was good though

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivo is a MUST while visiting Grand Cayman! We were greeted by Fifi, a premier server on the island. We received the most personal attention imaginable. The food service was timely without ever feeling rushed. The meal, heavily vegan, but plenty of options, was fantastic. But, second only to Fifi, the ambience was perfect. The setting is a unique combination of secluded yet open to the ocean. Go at sunset if possible!

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view and our meal was one of the best we have ever experienced!!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. You don’t even have to say for vegan. It is vegan, but more than that it’s just great well thought out food and service

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UK
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here to celebrate 25th wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. We are occasional meat eaters so the lion fish curry and Dahl were tasty and fresh. Non-veggies would love it also. Blueberry fruit juice was great and they made a beautiful desert for our special day. Fab sunset beside the ocean, not to be missed! Booking is advisable.

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LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for 20th Anniversary

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had wine, appetizers, and lion fish with a beautiful sunset view.

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Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We had a nice meal at Vivo. It was a VERY quiet Sunday night at the restaurant. The location is "out of the way" in West Bay but still a short taxi from the Seven Mile beach resorts. My curry lionfish meal was quite tasty.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was fresh and the service was okay. Not really worth the cab fare out there.

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

very nice location, friendly staff, very nice original plates/menu. highly recommend.

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AA
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good natural and healthy food.
They serve good size portions all fresh made.
Not a steak or burger place but great for gluten free and vegan items.
Plus they had one fresh fish item which was lion fish.
Everything was very good !:)

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MM
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn't know what to expect but was extremely surprised. Beautiful view. Very romantic. Despite not being vegan was very happy with my meal. The calimari made of coconut was delightful. Lionfish is served as it is an invasive species. It is also delicious. Great experience.

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, healthy option with a creative twist. YUMmy. Had the curry lion fish, "calamari" fritte, which was really made from coconut, and the chocolate avocado mousse. The sunset was spectacular, and the personally attentive staff (Miky was ours) was top notch. This is #1 on Trip Advisor for a reason. Healthy, palate-enticing dishes made from native foods, can't beat that!

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CH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, creative vegan and seafood. I’d take non-veg friends — oh, wait, we aren’t totally vegetarian. We loved the lion fish curry, the Sun Day Roast, and sides. The chocolate mousse with its surprise ingredient was superb. We were there on a windy evening, so we had the special sound of waves pounding on the rocky shore to entertain us. The staff is friendly and especially helpful in seeing to dietary restrictions.

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