Our Critics' Picks

  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Keep Dallas Observer Free

Via Real

4020 N. MacArthur
Irving, TX 75038


  • Sun 11am-9pm, Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 5pm-11pm
  • $$; $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Catering, Kid Friendly, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Free Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Twenty years and the progenitor of upscale Mexican is still cruising along. And they still take "upscale" seriously: fish tacos feature a thick, barely seared salmon filet. Black bean soup feels hearty and earthy, until the prickly heat of fresh chiles creeps in. After all this time, it's still worth a visit.

Related Stories (2)

  • Recipes for Disaster
    Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 3 a.m. by Dave Faries

    Perfect Peking duck requires elaborate preparation. One must massage the carcass, stuff a bicycle pump in the stump where the bird's head once resided, bloat the thing with air, coat it with honey and spices and hang it somewhere un...

  • Global lukewarming
    Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 3 a.m. by Mark Stuertz

    It's hard to know what to make of Via Real, a restaurant that's been around for roughly 15 years, including 10 years in Las Colinas. But it sure makes a lot of its "Mexican cuisine with Santa Fe style." Santa Fe is known for its fie...


View All

More Mexican Restaurants in Dallas

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.