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Vivo Tapas Lounge

3.4
3.4
40 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
VIVO means to live - Here at Vivo that is exactly what we love to do and help our patrons do. The VIVO dining experience and Vivo nights are all about living it up. Our atmosphere, great staff, incredible drinks, delicious food, and awesome patrons allow you to do just that - VIVO.

Spanish Tapas are small portions of food. The Idea when you go tapateo is to get many different types of tapas instead of just getting one boring dish. It's more fun to eat variety!

For those of you that still enjoy the more traditional style cuisine our special entrees of the day are outrageous! Be sure to try our famous Original Mojito, which is a traditional Cuban-style mint infused rum cocktail, and also our natural Tropical Fruit Mojitos.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch & Dinner: Open 11:30 am - 10:00pm Lounge 10:30pm- 2:00am Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:30pm - 3:00am Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone number
    (973) 465-4800
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party contact
    Ariel Besada: (973) 477-3916
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Cross street
    Jackson St.
  • Parking details
    Parking is available on side streets nearby and also in our parking on on Jackson St headed towards Market Street (Look for VIVO Parking Sign)
  • Public transit
    Newark Penn Station located only a few block away
  • Entertainment
    DJ, Live music
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.4
3.4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 0.1Value

NoiseModerate

40 Reviews
  1. Blacklug2013

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My waiter hooked me up with a corner booth and treated me like a VIP. They were attentive and made great suggestions from the menu.

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  2. MaiSeaRay

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We decided to only have drinks and went elsewhere for tapas/dinner. The menu was completely different from what's online, they had no parking lot (as advertised on their website) which is a nightmare in that neighborhood to find parking and the tapas items they did have on their menu were much higher priced than what's online. To be fair they did try to explain that they have a new chef they were breaking in and would try to make what we wanted even it wasn't on the menu; but for 4 of us it would have cost over $125 to eat and I didn't want to take a chance when so many other great options are within walking distance. They need to update their website - I'm giving benefit of the doubt but does seem like false advertising.

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  3. Jovanna

    New York City

    64 reviews

    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They had a great variety of tapas for lunch and dinner. Amazing passion fruit and strawberry sangria must try!!!

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  4. Aviddiners

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    we used to be very enthusiastic patrons of Viva tapas. However last night may have ruined it for us. The service was inconsiderate and the food came out late.we had to ask for the salad at least 6 times. We were told that this particular salad with complicated even though it did not consist of any ingredients that needed to be prepared.My friends repeatedly asked for the soup to be served piping hot and despite this the soup still appeared lukewarm.

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  5. sarah622

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    salty and the vegetables came from a can...almost inedible. skip this place! (although they did take it off the bill)

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  6. Blacklug2013

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    When my date and I first came into this restaurant it seemed that we were not welcome. We are an African American couple and it seemed like they didn't want my business. The manager made all the difference as we had to wait for the best table in the restaurant. Our wait staff served us like VIP. I enjoy seafood and have high tastes and standards.

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  7. FoodiesforLife

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    My husband and I did something we have never done before - we left this restaurant before our main course came. The reason why we left was because an hour and half after ordering our main course it still had not arrived. At one hour and fifteen minutes my husband did approach the waiter (he had to go find him) to ask where our food was. The waiter said he would get back to us, but fifteen minutes later, still nothing. Not even a check back from our waiter. So my husband went and found the waiter again, and told him we were leaving. The waiter said that 'it was not his fault'. Although the manager was clearly standing the corner, made no attempt to even talk to us. It was the worst service we have ever experienced anywhere.

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  8. LICVisit

    Phoenix

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Made a resv on Open Table but when we showed up they didn't have it. When I showed my confirmation, they just said oh well, to bad, we don't use OT. Beware!! We were able to sit at the bar so it worked out for us for the most part.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We went on a Friday night, and the restaurant was severely understaffed. We had to chase down our waiter every time we wanted to order food, wine, even water (and given that it's a tapas restaurant, we had a lot of ordering to do)! I have been to this restaurant before and had a great experience, so hopefully the issues we experienced are only temporary.

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  10. Mshonay

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2013

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I really wanted to like this place but the food took over a hour to get to the table. There was issue in the kitchen and nobody informed us. We had to take our food to go because it took too long.

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FAQs

Vivo Tapas Lounge does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Vivo Tapas Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 465-4800.

Vivo Tapas Lounge is rated 3.4 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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Google Map for Vivo Tapas Lounge

167 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Jackson St.
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch & Dinner: Open 11:30 am - 10:00pm Lounge 10:30pm- 2:00am Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:30pm - 3:00am Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available on side streets nearby and also in our parking on on Jackson St headed towards Market Street (Look for VIVO Parking Sign)
  • Public transit
    Newark Penn Station located only a few block away
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    DJ, Live music
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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