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“friendly Mexican place”
Review of Viva La Bamba

Viva La Bamba
Ranked #23 of 95 Restaurants in Urbandale
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Went there for dinner tonight and was very pleased. The service was friendly and prompt, the food was great, and my companion and I plan further visits. I had the Shrimp Chile Rellenos which was very good, my companion had the Tacos al Pastor and was equally impressed. Our server was Coby, and he was great. If you're looking for 5 star Mexican, this isn't it, but if you're looking for good, filling Mexican food several notches above the usual taco/nacho/burrito/enchilada fast food, Viva is worth the visit.

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Thank JohnnyB33
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Monday night, beef or chicken fajitas special. No smaller portion because it's on "special"...I had to bring half of my food home with me! Tasty chips, salsa and bean dip prior to the meal were a nice feature. Margaritas were tasty, service was prompt and food was served piping hot. Since I ordered the special, I really didn't even look at the menu, but will certainly be back to try more of their dishes. Thursday and Saturday all-day margaritas for $2.00!

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Thank Mel M
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Promptly seated and waited on. Generous basket of chips, salas and bean dip are free. The bean dip was a nice surprise. Had the taco salad which was good. Husband had the texas burrito platter. He liked it. Third of the plate was rice, third lettuce salad and two burritos. The two burritos were on the small side, but tasted real good and the platter was filling. Nice place, the servers were friendly. Believe they have a lunch buffet on Mondays snd Friday. Will visit again.

Thank SUXDSM
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Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Been here several times in last two years. Felt it was okay. Tonight they took it up a notch. Really solid. Had Ench Pablano...pork on top was crazy good. Fam had two other meals that really surprised them too. We will be back...with higher expectations. So happy.

Nice work Viva.

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Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Very busy and waiter seamed overwhelmed but great food. Clean and fast service. Give it a try worth effort. Traveling just stopped in.

Thank mo4049
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