Viva Restaurant Las Vegas

Upscale Mexican, Chef-Driven Cuisine, Stylish Ambiance, Shareable Plates, Handcrafted Cocktails

Viva Restaurant Las Vegas, Resorts World

Created in collaboration with Esquire Magazine’s “Chef of the Year,” ¡VIVA! celebrates Chef Ray Garcia’s distinct culinary perspective and fresh take on Latin cooking. Enjoy a collection of cultural favorites such as handmade corn masa tortillas and freshly prepared ceviches, guacamoles and salsas. The menu highlights the bright and bold flavors synonymous with Mexican food and spotlights regional dishes and seasonal ingredients designed as small plates, appetizers and shareable entrees.

The restaurant boasts a beautiful decor with both bright and dimly lit areas, creating a cute and inviting atmosphere. Reviewers rave about the excellent food, with some claiming ¡VIVA! serves the best tacos they’ve ever had. The short ribs, in particular, have been described as unparalleled. Other popular menu items include the quesabirria, camarones a la diabla, piña asada salad, skirt steak tacos, and churros.

Service at ¡VIVA! is generally praised as fantastic, with friendly staff providing attentive care, such as frequent water refills. While a few reviews mention servers who were not overly friendly, the overall dining experience remains positive. It’s worth noting that prices are higher compared to a typical Mexican restaurant, as dishes are more elevated and crafted with high-quality ingredients. However, most patrons find the food quality and flavors to be well worth the price point. ¡VIVA! offers a unique and memorable dining experience that celebrates the rich traditions and vibrant tastes of Mexican cuisine.

Viva Mexican Restaurant Las Vegas Known For:

  1. Collaboration with Acclaimed Chef: ¡VIVA! was created in partnership with Chef Ray Garcia, who was named Esquire Magazine’s “Chef of the Year.” This collaboration brings a unique perspective and elevated approach to the restaurant’s Latin-inspired cuisine.
  2. Fresh Take on Latin Cooking: The menu at ¡VIVA! celebrates Chef Garcia’s distinct culinary style, offering a fresh and innovative take on traditional Latin cooking. Diners can expect bright, bold flavors and regionally-inspired dishes that showcase the best of Mexican and Latin American cuisine.
  3. Handcrafted Dishes and Drinks: ¡VIVA! is known for serving handmade corn masa tortillas, freshly prepared ceviches, guacamoles, and salsas. The restaurant also offers a selection of handcrafted cocktails that perfectly complement the vibrant flavors of the food, enhancing the overall dining experience.
  1. Short Rib Barbacoa: Slow-cooked, tender short rib served with Domingo Rojo beans and bacon. The short ribs are described as the best ever by reviewers, with melt-in-your-mouth texture and rich, savory flavors.
  2. Quesabirria Tacos: Birria (slow-cooked meat) and melted cheese (quesillo) served in a crispy tortilla shell with onion, cilantro, and consomme for dipping. Reviewers praise these tacos for their incredible taste and perfect balance of flavors.
  3. Camarones a la Diabla: Spicy shrimp dish served with fideo (thin noodles), squash, and chile puya salsa. Reviewers enjoy the bold, spicy flavors and perfectly cooked shrimp in this entree.
  4. Piña Asada Salad: Grilled pineapple, goat cheese, arugula, and spiced pecans tossed in a refreshing salad. Reviewers appreciate the unique combination of sweet, tangy, and savory ingredients in this dish.
  5. Skirt Steak Tacos: Prime skirt steak served in handmade corn tortillas with guacamole, poblano peppers, onions, king trumpet mushrooms, and salsa. Reviewers rave about the high-quality steak and the delicious combination of toppings that make these tacos stand out.

Reviews

Michael L. from San Diego, CA:

“¡VIVA! is a must-visit for anyone craving authentic Mexican flavors. The handmade corn tortillas and the Quesabirria tacos were the stars of the show, bursting with rich, savory goodness. Chef Ray Garcia’s innovative touch elevates each dish to new heights.”

Sarah P. from Austin, TX:

“I was blown away by the Camarones a la Diabla at ¡VIVA! The perfectly cooked shrimp and the fiery chile puya salsa created a symphony of flavors. The stylish ambiance and friendly service made for a delightful evening out.”

David R. from Chicago, IL:

“¡VIVA!’s Piña Asada Salad is a refreshing twist on traditional Mexican fare. The combination of grilled pineapple, goat cheese, and spiced pecans was simply inspired. I appreciated the attentive staff and the restaurant’s commitment to using fresh, high-quality ingredients.”

Hours

Monday11 AM – 10 PM
Tuesday11 AM – 10 PM
Wednesday11 AM – 10 PM
Thursday11 AM – 10 PM
Friday11 AM – 11 PM
Saturday11 AM – 11 PM
Sunday11 AM – 10 PM

What type of cuisine does ¡VIVA! serve?

¡VIVA! serves contemporary Mexican cuisine with a focus on bold flavors and fresh ingredients.

Who is the chef behind ¡VIVA!’s culinary creations?

Chef Ray Garcia, named Esquire Magazine’s “Chef of the Year,” is the mastermind behind ¡VIVA!’s innovative menu.

Does ¡VIVA! offer vegetarian or vegan options?

Yes, ¡VIVA! provides a selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes, such as the Tamal, made with calabacitas, edamame mole verde, olive relish, and vegan feta.

How long does the signature omakase tasting menu last at Zuma Las Vegas? 

The signature omakase tasting menu at Zuma Las Vegas is a multi-course experience that can last several hours, allowing guests to savor a variety of dishes.

What are some of the most popular dishes at ¡VIVA!?

Yes, ¡VIVA! features a full bar with an extensive selection of handcrafted cocktails, beer, and wine.

Does ¡VIVA! have a bar or offer cocktails?

Yes, Zuma Las Vegas offers premium Japanese A5 wagyu beef, known for its marbled texture and rich flavor.

What is the price range of the dishes at ¡VIVA!?

The prices at ¡VIVA! are higher than a typical Mexican restaurant, with entrees ranging from $30 to $50, as the dishes are more elevated and crafted with high-quality ingredients.

What makes ¡VIVA!’s handmade corn tortillas special?

¡VIVA!’s handmade corn tortillas are made using traditional methods and high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, resulting in a fresher, more flavorful tortilla that perfectly complements the restaurant’s dishes.

What is the dress code at ¡VIVA!?

The dress code at ¡VIVA! is smart casual, with guests encouraged to dress up for a night out while still feeling comfortable.

Does ¡VIVA! have a sommelier to help with wine pairings?

Yes, ¡VIVA! employs a knowledgeable sommelier who can assist guests in selecting the perfect wine to accompany their meal.

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