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Via Real Gourmet Mexican

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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4020 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75038-6423 (Byron Nelson Way)
+1 972-650-9001
11:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For me being Italian it was a good experience. the food is very good and well cooked. The service is fast and friendly and helpful staff. It recommends it to those in Dallas and want to taste the local cuisine

Thank Giampaolo C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here twice. We were traveling with children, and they were very accommodating. The food was excellent.

Thank gmasandys57
New Orleans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a last minute decision to attend. Wow... great restaurant. Really enjoyed the sea bass. Wish the portions were a bit heartier. No problem there with the steaks. Also, when they say large Margherita, they mean LARGE.

Thank Nolarod
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked Via Real based on TA reviews. We had friends in town who were staying in the Las Colinas area and we weren't very familiar with restaurants in that area of town. The reviews were on target and we were not disappointed. The ambiance of the restaurant was nice and more upscale than the typical Tex-Mex. it is billed... More 

Thank Mellon222
Lisa A, Manager at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

We're so glad you and your guests enjoyed your time with us - and thank you for choosing us as a place to relax and enjoy a great dinner with friends. We hope the next time you're in the area, we'll have the pleasure of serving you again. Thank you for taking the time to share your review - we... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is always a wonderful dining experience. Great Santa Fe Style cuisine. We always start with the Guacamole and Queso with Spinach. Looking forward to our next visit!

Thank Jana B
Lisa A, Manager at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

Thank you Jana! We appreciate your positive insight, and for taking the time to let us know. See you again soon! More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I go to Dallas, I go to Via Real -- sometimes, two nights in a row. It's that good. On my last visit, I had beef tenderloin, and it was outstanding. The seafood is delicious, too. As an appetizer, the pork belly is my favorite and a must-have. The restaurant is beautifully appointed, and the service is the... More 

Thank copperbrick
Lisa A, Manager at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

What a thoughtful and considerate review! Thank you! You are right - Fran's motto is that she wants you to be happier when you leave than when you arrived, and she does everything she can to instill that mindset into every one of us so that you, our guest, will benefit tremendously from your visit. We're by no means perfect... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gabriel was our server.He made our visit very pleasurable. The bean soup was superb. The squash enchiladas were excellent. I has the Cabos San Lucas Shrimp. The rice and vegetables were cooked perfectly. The Anejos Margarita was delicious with the Herraduara tequila I cant wait to come back

Thank alrhondak
Lisa A, Manager at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

Thank you! I'll share your thoughts with Gabriel and with our Chef - I am sure they would be quite happy to hear it! We'll be here, margaritas in hand, when you come back. If you want Gabriel again, just let us know - we make a special effort to pair our guests with servers we know they really like.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area for our global Entry interview at DFW, and had driven five hours to get there. We weren't sure about exactly how much time to allocate for the parking experience at the airport, so we decided Mexican would be quick and easy. The night before we had seen a show on Netflix, where a TV chef... More 

Thank hogcatch
Lisa A, Manager at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by, and we're so happy you enjoyed even the small amount of time you had here! The Sea Bass Enchiladas are one of a kind, so even though you really were craving tacos, you chose well. We have tacos, too, so maybe next time you're in town we can give you a taco on the side... More 

Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Gourmet mexican restaurant with nice ambiance. The lighting might be a bit low for some older eyes, but service and food were very good. I had the Chilean Sea Bass, pecan encrusted with a lightly sweet sauce, mashed potatoes and asparagus. The fish was delightful and the meal overall was quite filling. Also had the tortilla soup which was decent... More 

Thank RyanP_KC
Lisa A, Manager at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your dinner with us! Our uniquely prepared Chilean Sea Bass is one of our signature dishes, and one of our most popular off menu specials. And the flan is an original recipe we've been perfecting for 30 years - so glad you loved it as much as we do! It's a pleasure to take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fine dining-Really great fajita nachos for an appetizer...my hubby had some flavorful rolled tacos I think...well what ever it was it was delish...I ordered salmon...and I know it's a Mexican restaurant but it too was delicious and better than many seafood restaurants. And the mango margarita #die best I've ever had. Now, the carrot cake needs its own menu because... More 

Thank htownstar32
Lisa A, Manager at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

We want you to return too! We'll be here when you do, and we'll save a large piece of The Truth for you. Thank you for the great review - we'll share it with Hayden as well. He's a keeper and we're glad you think so too! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4020 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75038-6423
    (Byron Nelson Way)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: +1 972-650-9001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?