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Viva Maria

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20162 Highway 18, Apple Valley, CA 92307-2935
+1 760-946-2087
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten fajitas from here to mexico and this place is by far the best I've ever had, the fresh vegetables and spices combined with your choice of meats are unbelievable.

Thank Howard S
Victorville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Viva Maria's has really good Mexican food and lots of it. Their chips and salsa is really good, too. If you go in the bar area, you can get free food during happy hour along with drink specials. The margaritas are yummy!!! Great service, too!

Apple Valley, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always sit in the bar. Friendly staff and decent happy hour Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4-8pm. $5 Margheritas and free bar buffet. Fabulous Mole'!

Thank rc8murphy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's a great selection of Mexican restaurants in the area, but I come to Viva Maria often. Great food and service. Excellent Sunday brunch and taco Tuesday in the bar area. Friendly staff and cozier interior than you'd expect from the parking lot.

Thank melissaab117
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Love Vivas food is delish!!!! Go in there about 2 times a month!!! Service is great hard working employees they make sure you are taken care of! Would recommend for sure!!!!

Thank lovebugs5
Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I had chicken fajitas...they were very good. First they give you complimentary chips and salsa. Choice of hot or medium salsa. The fajitas came out smoking hot with plenty of chicken and peppers and onions.

Thank leon039
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Went there the other day with fam and friends service was horrible, hard taco was great but sift taco, fajitas, and rice beans and tamale were horrible nobody in my party including my kids liked the food. When I tried to say something the lady I told walked away and didn't return so I left. Will not return and will... More 

1 Thank stefaniebreh
Grants Pass, Oregon
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is a clean restaurant. It is frequented by local Hispanics, which is usually an indication that it's good. My hubby had the chicken Caesar salad and was quite pleased with it. I had the tostada and was disappointed. I do not eat animals, so the chicken and cheese were placed in a 'go home' container which is all good.... More 

Thank Sandis415
Tustin, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We came to eat good Mexican food but we were disappointed with the quality of some pretty easy dishes to cook up. The service was good, however chips were stale, salsa was alright and the burrito I ordered was bland. Probably would have been happier going to Del Taco.

Thank The_Halcon
Penn Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Arrived in Apple Valley to spend a couple of days with friends on the way home from Arizona and we wanted to treat our host to dinner. Back and forth between Mexican and Sushi with the promise of good margaritas being the tipping point. Our host (20+ years in Apple Valley) suggested Viva Maria as the place to go. When... More 

Thank WilsyPV

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20162 Highway 18, Apple Valley, CA 92307-2935
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Apple Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 760-946-2087

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?