8 Reviews / 8 Ratings
Loved the tapas & service, average main course
I've noticed. It's really hard to find authentic international food around here. There's tons of Italian, Spanish and other food ... but Indianised versions of them. What I loved about Viva Arriba was their pasta and some of their tapas dishes. Their olives are to DIE FOR!!! Marinated in garlic and Italian herbs .. I emptied an entire glass over dinner. Their jalapeno poppers, penne were all good.
Wonderful place to take your toddler. My 2.5 yr old danced the entire time while we there. The place was empty at 6.30 / 7 pm on Friday and had plenty of space for her to run around and enjoy. She gobbled up her alfredo penne and fries in a matter of mins. Very very tasty!!!
Excellent service. They weren't annoyingly present .. just always available when we needed them. The pizza and burger weren't great, but weren't bad either.
Sangria was the only disappointing item of the evening. Was a little too bitter. Maybe their wines are better! Next time.
Definitely going to become a regular here (both with and without kid)
Terrible Service, Ordinary Food
We went there on my wife's birthday (Monday in October). The rock music and drinks offer (buy 2, get 1 free) sounded good. When we were seated, we asked the waiter if the drinks offer was valid on all drinks and he replied in the affirmative. We also ordered the watermelon salad (sounded interesting, but tasted like crap - just slices of watermelon with lettuce) and a pizza (quite ordinary). When we had finished our drinks, we asked for our "free" drink. The Manager comes to our table and states that the offer is valid for the same type of drink. Since we ordered a sangria and mojito, we could not avail this offer for a free sangria/mojito. He did not relent even though we told him that we had been misinformed by the waiter.
So much for customer service! This has to be the worst restaurant in Indira Nagar (for the price)! If not for the rock countdown, I would have given it 1-star.
Great ambience but food needs tweaking
Sat at the rooftop and the ambience was great. However, the snacks were a bit of a disappointment - maybe I should have stuck to tapas. The nachos - well every other restaurant serves them loaded so were shocked to see plain nachos with just a little cheese topping and salsa on the side. They charged Rs.280 for this, and 250 for the pork ribs! Ordered the "roasted" beef with minced potatoes and were wondering how it would be... and they served roast potatoes with minced beef filling!! Maybe someone needs to look at the menu again!
A pleasant surprise!
I booked a table through Poshvine (20% discount on entire bill), so didn't know much about this place. When we entered there was only one other table occupied, but maybe we were early?? (Tuesday eve, 21.00) That got me a bit worried.
But all my worries disappeared when the food and sangria were served!! I just loved the bacon, apple and dates tapas, the sweet, sour and savoury combo was too good!! The beef with parsley butter, yummie... melts in your mouth... And the lamb with coffee marinate was just awesome. Actually everything was really good, we even ate all the cowl salad that was served on the side, it was delicious!! The cook is obviously a complete foodie that knows what he is serving... And knows about the Spanish cuisine as well...
The service was spot on (maybe because we were almost the only people there), the location is lovely; always nice to sit outside in a breeze....
Its not an expensive place at all... looking at the quality of food that is served, it is definitely worth it!
Strange that this place doesn't attract any more people... that is why I thought I write this review, because I am a big fan of Viva Arriba!!!
had a great time
heard this place's radio ad and decided to drop in with about 7 of my friends one weekend. great food with interesting tapas and the cocktails got a thumbs up from everyone in the group. we tried almost everything on the menu since there wasn't lots of variety but quite liked what we ordered. must try are their melon with strawberry dip salad, pizzas, lamb burger and paella. overall, the service was good and the place is done up very warm and spanish bar like. will be dropping into this place more often!
Pretty good food & cocktails
I wasnt going to review this place yet until after a few months till they sort out their teething issues. But with that set aside, the idea of tapas and spanish taste is met reasonably well here. The coffe and spice meatballs, signature burger and the fact that they use mostly fresh fruit juice in their cocktails is pretty good. Must try the paella which is loaded with seafood and saffron. Slightly on the expensive side as compared to the portion size but then its cheap compared to most other places in indiranagar.
We also tried the meatballs mentioned in the review below and loved it with the sumak (morrocan spice which is pungent) and i personally like the fact that the owner was there to ensure we were being served well :-)
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