Food good but we waited 90 mins for our main course. They had too few staff and they did well but were run off their feet. We asked for a discount and they agreed 15% on food only. Shame as the food was delicious when it came but we’d Waited for so long our appetite was gone!!
Excellent as always. The quality of food never lets me down
Nice decor, friendly staff, amazing food and cocktails ! Thanks
Great service, exciting menu, great food. You couldn’t want for anything more. Will definitely make a return visit.
Lovely food, good staff, great cocktails, will definitely return
Fantastic place with a warm and upbeat atmosphere. Would never have stumbled across it as slightly outside of the very centre of the city but well worth the journey. On a very busy Saturday evening the service was at a slightly slower pace but was compensated for with very attentive staff. Food was excellent and would recommend to anyone living in or visiting Cardiff.
Food and service was fantastic. The atmosphere was also fab. Highly recommend Vivo Latino.
Loved the restaurant,great menu,great food,lovely staff,brilliant atmosphere,what a fine,its a gem of a place,will be back when we come to Cardiff again x
Good food and drinks, nice little Latino oasis within Cardiff.
Excellent decor. It was dark outside so it felt like we were back in Cuba. Music and decor together created a truly South American/Latino vibe.
Delicious cocktails, although a little pricey. No different form other places though. Food was fantastic and the staff were happy to discuss making changes to dishes to make them Vegan for our next visit. Nice vegetarian and vegan menu plus meat options for my husband and son. Will definitely go back.
Lovely night and great food - thanks particularly to Alex for looking after our group.
Great food, great ambience and attentive service. Loved it!
Great staff, very accommodating and friendly. Food was lovely 👍😀
Loved the food but the service was shocking. Not the fault of the waiters who were reasonably attentive however the wait for food was inexcusable. We saw several tables leave after the starter's due to the lengthy wait for mains and we were on the verge of leaving ourselves until the waiter explained that ours were nearly ready. I could understand if they were a chef down but if that was the case we should have been informed. As mentioned the food was lovely and I loved the venue. I would definitely give it another chance but would expect better service next time.
Had to wait 1.5 hrs for food, no apology. Really rude waitress. Portion sizes small, not good value for money at all.
Lovely venue & food
We were a group of 9 and everyone really enjoyed their food. Portions were good. Service was excellent and background music was good too and not too loud. I would go again.
We had Great food and service - well worth a visit.
Great service and food, plenty to choose from lovely cocktail, all well presented
Excellent food, excellent service, looking forward to my next visit
Very good tex mex style menu with very attentive staff. Restaurants were booked out in the centre of Cardiff due to an event but we found that Vivo Latino were taking bookings - well worth the extra walk. Brilliant find. Glad to have supported an independent restaurant too rather than a chain :)
Wowsers, great food. And very tasty. Would go again.
Great food, bar service a little slow but they were busy
What a find,this was one of the best meals we have had in a while ,service brilliant ,all staff great,food superb.
We booked here on the back of trip adviser rating, as we were attending a concert that evening. It was slightly out of town, but only a short walk away, but at 4pm it looked an odd place from outside amongst a row of shop and nothing really appealing about the area. How wrong we were when we entered, from the second we arrived the friendliness and ambience was superb, friendly attentive staff and a great menu with very tasty food.
Lovely little find...interesting menu of authentic Mexican/Caribbean cuisine. Good portion sizes, presented well and food did not disappoint on taste and flavor. Nice decor and ambiance with welcoming and helpful staff. Great cocktail list, sampled a few which were delish. Will definetley be back with friends to try more dishes and cocktails.
very tasty food fab waiter service over all relaxed environment
Lovely food, and regularly visit however disappointed to recommend the restaurant for friends visiting, as it wasnt the usual high standard. Our vegetarian friend was given a meat starter (beef emp), my husband was given a vegetarian starter by mistake (feta empanadas). From there the service wasnt great, drinks and food otherwise were lovely- just silly things like trying to take plates away and knocking drinks etc. Overall lovely meal but wasnt as great as our visits before
Excellent food with great service and choice . The waiter serving us couldn't do enough to satisfy our requests even down to making novel cocktails. Would definitely go again.
Service was excellent. Staff very friendly and the food was fab.
Very very nice food! Good value for money, would definitely go again! One of the best meals we've had in a long time! Friendly staff and good surroundings.
The food took a bit long to get to us even though we were the only group in the restaurant and it was only 6 of us. But the food was very nice, the waiters very nice and helpful.
A great find.
A good mix of food, which was well made and presented.
Staff were friendly, patient and helpful.
Lovely food! The Brazilian curry and steak was gorgeous.
Service was ok but didn't check if we needed anything or asked us if the food was ok..
Food took a while to come out and music was so quiet it killed the Spanish/Brazilian atmosphere they could of had.
We had to ask to put the heater on as it was freezing.
Decent price but just needed to up the atmosphere.
Has been quiet both times but kept a lovely atmosphere. Food was delicious I had mini tacos to start & a Brazilian curry. Great service also can’t failt them. Only down side was it was a bit cold but other than that a lovely little place to eat
I booked my table reservation through Open Table a month in advance but when we went to Vivo Latino they did not have the reservation booking which was very disappointing. Therefore the staff offered us a table by the main entrance door in the bar or by a table celebrating a children's party which we declined. Eventually when another couple had finished their meal we were offered their table, an end table as requested when originally booked. We were offered a cocktail as an apology for the booking mix up which was nice. I would advise to check your bill before paying as they had overcharged for one main meal. Unfortunately a disappointing experience but staff were apologetic and did their best to rectify the booking error.
Restaurant was very quiet but we did book an evening in between Christmas New year. Food while ok seemed to be ready as soon as we ordered and felt as though we were rushed to finish.
Very fast and attentive service with a great menu selection and excellent food.
The services was good, the waiter seemed to do it all sonit was a good job it wasn’t busy. The vegetarian dish I opted for was more of a soup which was a surprise as it wasn’t described on the menu and the amount of rice wasn’t enough compared to the soup|stew. I wouldn’t have ordered if I had known before hand. My husbands also a veg dish was nice and good size but it wasn’t warm enough. The children however loved their dishes which was great.