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Vivo
Mexican Restaurant
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2015 Manor Rd Austin, TX 78722
2015 Manor RoadUSTexasAustin78722
(512) 482-0300
Mexican Restaurant, Takeout Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Takeout Restaurant
Tex-Mex Restaurant
Bar
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmSunday 12:00 – 9:00 pm
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A big patio, numerous tequilas & margaritas & creative Tex-Mex cuisine attract a lively crowd.- Google
"I like getting the puffy taco and delicious tortilla soup combo."
"Good Mexican food, combined with cozy and intimate outside seating."
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Scott Youngblood
a year ago
The salsa is garlic. Well, 99% garlic with a little tomato sauce. Guaranteed to ward off vampires or co-workers in afternoon meetings. Not that it doesn't taste good, all I'm saying is exercise caution. This place is pretty solid otherwise. The outdoor seating is surrounded by lots of greenery that makes it feel secluded and cozy. Good lunch specials and the regular frozen margs are strong and delicious.
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Cassandra Johnston
a year ago
I've been to Vivo twice now, a few months apart, and as much as I want to really like it I can't give it more than an OK. The queso is somewhat disappointing, since it just tastes like melted processed cheese with a spoonful or salsa that isn't even mixed in when you get it. I always have to add most of the salsa they give us to make it worth eating, and it's $5-6 bucks. The food isn't bad but it isn't well seasoned or impressive, especially the chicken. Nothing tastes very authentic to me or would be a reason to come back. The menu is also pretty limited compared to other Mexican restaurants in the area. The portions are big enough and the decor inside and out is nice but overall it just seems like the food makes the whole visit underwhelming. The host/seating staff was pretty snippy and off putting when we arrived and wanted to be added to the waitlist. The waitresses I've had were always pretty nice and attentive but having the first person you interact with at a restaurant act like you're a nuisance is bad for business. The seating is somewhat cramped, and it's usually busy enough to also be noisy so despite the more intimate decor and setting I wouldn't suggest bringing a date or someone you want to talk to if you're eating here.
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Colin Sullender
a year ago
I came to Vivo with a fairly large group (8+) before attending the Book of Mormon at the nearby Bass Concert Hall on the UT campus. While the parking lot seemed completely full, the restaurant was mostly empty and we managed to get outdoor seating for our large party. Unfortunately my seat was facing directly into the late afternoon sun and rendered my blind for half of the meal. Everyone ordered the small house margarita since the regular is gigantic and expensive. Nevertheless, they were very good and quite strong. I ordered the Puffy Taco Plate (1 chicken + 1 guacamole) for my entree and was completely stuffed once I finished eating. That being said, it wasn't a transcendent mexican food experience by any means. The service was very good and our chips + salsa were refilled almost immediately upon depletion. Our waitress was very accommodating to our large group especially when we started splitting the check up manually on the back of the receipt. However, while their menu says they charge automatic gratuity for parties of 6 or more, the check DID NOT include such auto gratuity. We almost left without tipping the waitress because we assumed the 18% tip was already there. Had we not thought to double-check, she probably would have been less than happy. Vivo either needs to uphold their threats or just get rid of the automatic gratuity completely.
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John King
9 months ago
The food is good, but it tends to be a bit crowded. The ladies love the margaritas but especially the free roses, so you're going even if you don't want to.
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Jamie Dorobek
a year ago
I love that they have a bike rack and a great happy hour from 3-6. Inside is dark and kind of dreary, but the outside seating is awesome. We love their verde enchiladas. Oh and they don't have fajitas!
Robert Caskey
a year ago
Vivo is hands down my favorite Tex Mex place in Austin. The puffy tacos with beef picadillo are amazing. They also have servers that are designated to refill water, chips, and salsa meaning you never run out. FYI, the chips are the best I've had in town; you can tell they are made fresh not store bought or made the day before. I've tried a lot of Tex Mex places in Austin, but Vivo stands out above the rest.
Roger Wisard
a year ago
The atmosphere was nice. However the cheese dip, which was just Velveeta, was still crappy. I serious believe they used can chicken in my salad. I have had better food from taco bell, and I still rather go to taco bell. But hey if you want a nice drink in a nice atmosphere, grab some Taco Bell before you arrive.
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Robert Peña
a year ago
They have a great patio area and the water features are a nice touch. On a hot day however it is better to sit inside where they have a intimate setting. The food was pretty good. I tried the fajita taco plate and the flavors were spot on. I also liked the chips and hot sauce.

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