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Via Real Gourmet Mexican

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4020 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75038-6423 (Byron Nelson Way)
+1 972-650-9001
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Los Angeles, California
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325 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are nearby, this is the place. The food was the best i had in Dallas. We were only there a few nights. :) But it was great. The place was packed, the margaritas were yummy, and ambience perfect.

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Attended Via Real with my wife last Friday night while overnighting at DFW. We were met by a pleasant , efficient hostess , told her we were early and would have a drink at the bar. No problem . She indicated our table would be ready when we were. . We both immediately found the restaurant and bar area to... More 

Thank barristers1
Irving, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service, food and hospitality Always. Can't beat this place. Outstanding place. Menu offers a variety of dishes to pick from.

Thank normac961
Lisa A, Manager at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We're incredibly grateful for your thoughtful review - it makes us all so happy to know how much you enjoy your time with us. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here because it was rated #1 in Irving, and because who doesn't love Mexican food? We started with guacamole which was fabulous and queso, which was a little thick for my liking but didn't taste bad. I had a jalapeño Caesar salad which was pretty good, and also the rancher special. I don't like red sauce on my... More 

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

Kanani, so glad you joined us and loved it, especially Jimmie! He is one of the best, we agree, and we are grateful he's with us. We know with him, our guests will be in for a treat with every visit. Thank you for the great review - I will share it with everyone and we will all make sure... More 

Bedford, Texas
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157 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time at Via Real and it will not be our last! The food was absolutely amazing with an extremely large menu. The desserts were incredible, with of 5 of the 7 made in house. The service was outstanding. A 5 star rating is the highest you can give or otherwise it would be higher. We will... More 

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

Welcome to our family! Thank you for deciding to try us for the first time - we're thrilled to hear your first experience was stellar and truly hope to see you more in the future. Thank you for the review! More 

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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great dining experience. From the valet parking to the white table cloths, this restaurant was a pleasant surprise. A great tequila selection and fabulous calamari started our meal. The service was outstanding. The manager thanked us for coming as well.

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

Thank you for the great review! We so appreciate it and we're glad you had a fantastic time with us. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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462 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in for lunch at Via Real while waiting to pick up my wife at DFW, and what a gem I stumbled upon! The restaurant was very busy and had a short wait, but the wait was well worth it. The whole menu is full of excellent and creative Mexican options, all with fair prices. This place is a... More 

Thank Bowmanator22
Lisa A, Manager at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

We are so delighted you chose to stop and stay with us a while! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your first time with us, and hopefully we'll see you again next time you are around. Have a great New Year! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This I would not define it as a typical Tex Mex but rather a Mex restaurant : great atmosphere, good dedicated service and good food . Will be back for sure when in town again

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

Giorgio, you're right! We are not traditional Tex Mex at all. We're quite different in a lot of ways and I am so glad you decided to try us and had a great time. Thank you so much for the nice review. We'll see you again soon! More 

Knoxville, TN
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I walked in, a man in a suit was on the phone behind the counter. He refused to acknowledge me and kept talking and laughing on the phone. I was just about to walk out when the call ended after several minutes. The man never said a word, so I told him I needed a table for one. He... More 

Thank 7LifesATrip7
Lisa A, Manager at Via Real Gourmet Mexican, responded to this review

This first impression of us is so discouraging and absolutely not our shining moment at all. I am so sorry you were not given the dignity and respect you should absolutely expect and deserve from us. We want you to know that this is certainly not the way we operate day to day. I am grateful your service was delightful... More 

Irving, Texas
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant continues to amaze me. I normally order the Mexican food which is superb. My last visit had a set menu and I chose the Filet. This was one of the best steaks I have had. Cooked perfectly for each person. This location is a must if you are in the Dallas area.

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

Jeff, we are so grateful for your compliments - thank you! I'm glad we continue to give you the declicious cusine you love regardless of the plate you choose with each visit. Have a great New Year! 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
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, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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?