Vivo Latino Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

(65 Reviews)
147 Cowbridge Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9AH
South American
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Average

Main course: £13
Food spend: £18

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 17:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

Vivo Latino Restaurant & Cocktail Bar takes diners on a tour of South America, serving exotic dishes from across the continent. Filled with colourful design touches and a bustling cocktail bar, this is a lively spot to enjoy Latin American dining at its best.

Traditional and contemporary flavours from Cuba, Peru, Mexico and Brazil are served on the Vivo Latino Restaurant & Cocktail Bar menu. Tapas treats like slow-cooked lamb meatballs with mint chipotle sauce are perfect for sharing, and signature tacos come filled with choices of Baja fish, tempura vegetables, chicken tinga or beef barbacoa. There are traditional Peruvian goat curries, cactus quesadilla, and a selection of burgers too.

Indulge in crispy churros with dulce de leche for dessert at Vivo Latino Restaurant & Cocktail Bar in Cardiff, while the bar features a great selection of Latin cocktails like pisco sours, and homemade soft drinks.

A colourful Cardiff restaurant with a warm Latin welcome, Vivo Latino Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is an 11-minute walk from Ninian Park Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Vivo Latino Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
4.5
(based on 65 reviews)

94%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • al fresco (2)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (10)
  • dinner (52)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (19)
  • lunch (18)
  • private dining (10)
  • romantic (13)
  • trendy (24)
  • value (24)
  • By Cheri W from Cardiff
    4 October 2020

    I never like to complain or send anything back so ate my meal. But with attention to detail on a few things, it would have made my overall dining experience better. Firstly the steak arrived over done, I ordered medium rare and it came to the table medium. The steak wasn’t very well seasoned had to as waitress for salt. Also I was expecting regular chips with my steak and got the same potato’s that I ordered as a side with my starter. It would be nicer to have regular chips with the steak not the seasoned wedges. There was also no English mustard which makes a nice accompaniment for steak. Also my husband’s mixed grill wasn’t charred enough, he likes his chicken and lamb more crispy. Aside from that we enjoyed the starters & the cocktails and coffee. The waitress was also very polite and helpful.

  • By Eoghan H from Cardiff
    26 September 2020

    Excellent food great service

  • By Renee B from Cardiff
    23 September 2020

    Great staff and good cocktails. Food was very interesting and tasty. Big portions. Would definitely go again. Easy booking process

  • By Helen W from Cardiff
    15 September 2020

    Visited 15 09 20. The food was gorgeous and plenty of it. The staff were very friendly,polite and helpful. The food came to the table quickly and social distancing was no problem. Looking forward to my next visit ??

  • By Marcial A from Cardiff
    14 September 2020

    Good food, good people

  • By Maria F from Cardiff
    5 September 2020

    Lovely place we all had a great time. Staff were friendly, very attentive and accommodating as were a big family group of mixed ages celebrating a birthday. Food was delicious and the portions were extremely generous. Cocktails also went down a treat. Children’s menu also wonderful. Thank you for a lovely day x

  • By Tracey D from Cardiff
    31 August 2020

    I was very disappointed to find none of the staff wearing PPE. We had to call the staff several times to get service, there was no social distancing and no track and locate forms filled out. In these times I would NOT use this restaurant again.

  • By Owen D from Cwmbran
    30 August 2020

    Lovely meal here last Sunday - it was very quiet (which surprised us as the food was great) which did mean there wasn’t much atmosphere. But would definitely visit again!

  • By Alexis C from Barry
    28 August 2020

    I much prefer the old menu, although food was ok. Staff were helpful as always. Was a bit disappointed as when I checked bill I was charged for a meal we didn’t have. This was taken off once I pointed it out.

  • By Maria-luisa M from Cardiff
    25 August 2020

    Fantastic atmosphere and exceptional food quality. Some staff were super friendly, while others were unsmiling but they were all very helpful and efficient. Will definitely eat there again.

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Vivo Latino Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
147 Cowbridge Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9AH

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