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Vivo Latino, Cardiff, South Glamorgan

Vivo Latino

4.1
4.1
91 Reviews
£25 and under
Latin American

Vivo Latino offers an upmarket casual dining experience in an unique ambiance with excellent value for money, bringing authentic flavours from Mexican, Brazilian, Cuban and Peruvian cuisines in a contemporary style. Restaurant décor showcases South American cultural vibe with stripped down décor featuring exposed brick walls, reclaimed wood furniture, chrome lighting and artistic graffiti art, offering its customers a feel of cultural transformations. Restaurant food and beverage menu looks to infuse the colours, flavours & textures of South American dishes inspired from fresh local produce & home cooking, offering whole range of exotic treats. Our beverage menu exhibits a unique amalgamation of fresh ingredients & preparation techniques.

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Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

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Delivery

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Mexican, South American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–22:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    029 2022 0636

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ram

  • Private party contact

    Vikram : 07860 590033

  • Area

    Cardiff

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Walking distance from Ninian Park rail station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • 20% off your food bill

    Multiple dates available
    20% discount off your food bill Monday to Thursday between 5 pm and 10 pm at Vivo Latino
  • KID EAT FREE ON SUNDAY

    Multiple dates available
    Sunday a kid can get a free kid meal, with adult buying a main meal.

Menu

Little Latinos menu is available for children. Sunday kids eat free offer: One main course from the Little Latinos menu is free every Sunday when at least one adult main course is purchased

Appetisers

  • Crab Bon Bons£6.95

    Cassava, crab meat bon bons served with artichoke chutney

    • Nachos£6.50

      Home cooked nachos sprinkled with chilli seasoning & Tex-Mex cheese, served either plain or with chosen topping: BBQ pulled beef, Chicken tinga, Beef chilli con carne, Chipotle cottage cheese (vegetarian)

      • Mini Taco Shell£6.95

        Taco shells filled with BBQ pulled beef, chipotle cottage cheese and chicken tinga with lettuce, pickled onions, jalapenos & baby radish

        • Albondigas*£6.95

          Slow cooked lamb meat balls served with guajillo chilli sauce and toasted latin bread

          • Duo Cheese Black Bean Bon Bon£5.95

            Tex-Mex & smoked cheddar cheese bon-bons served with & cranberry salsa

            • Harissa King Prawns* **£7.50

              Butterflied shell-on prawns cooked in harissa sauce, served with salad & toasted latin bread

              • Home Made Latin Bread£5.95

                Coriander, chilli, garlic & olives infused bread with sour cream, guacamole & tomato salsa

                • Corn Meal Dusted Golden Fried Calamari£6.95

                  Smoked Paprika & corn meal dusted calamari with garlic coriander dip

                  • Quesadilla£6.95

                    Grilled wrap with chosen filling, onion peppers, cheese served with salad & house dips: Chicken / Beef / Mushroom (vegetarian)

                    • Empanadas£6.95

                      BBQ pulled beef with guajillo sauce, Feta cheese, olive & sundried tomato with cranberry salsa (vegetarian), Chipotle mince lamb empanadas with chimichurri sauce

                      • Chicken Wings£6.95

                        Marinated chicken wings with choice of sauces: Hot jerk BBQ, Vivo harissa, Chimichurri

                        Tacos

                        £6.95. Two soft corn tacos served with pickle onion & cabbage, baby radish, salad, pickled cabbage & spicy pepper salsa

                        • BBQ Barbcoa Beef

                          • Chicken Tinga

                            • Baja Fish

                              • Crispy Fried Prawns

                                • Battered Cauliflower

                                  Appetisers Main Courses

                                  • Chicken Xinxim (Brazilian)*£14.95

                                    Chicken breast cooked in a creamy lime & peanut sauce with Mexican rice, sweet plantain & puffed rice coconut farofa

                                    • Seafood Moqueca (Brazilian)*£15.95

                                      Mixed seafood (king prawns, calamari & white fish) cooked in creamy coconut curry with peppers, garlic & tomatoes, sweet plantain, Mexican rice & puffed rice coconut farofa

                                      • Peruvian Goat Curry (Contains Bones)* **£16.95

                                        Overnight marinated meat chunks, slow cooked in Peruvian spices with potatoes, black bean rice, grilled tortilla & corn wedges

                                        • Mole Poblano (Mexican)*£14.95

                                          Chicken breast cooked in rich chilli infused dark chocolate sauce, with Mexican rice, fried plantain & puffed rice coconut farofa

                                          • Spicy Malagueta King Prawn Curry£15.95

                                            Spicy Coconut & lime prawn curry served with Mexican rice, fried plantain & puffed rice coconut farofa

                                            • Bahian Chicken Curry (Brazilian)*£14.95

                                              Chicken breast cooked in a creamy coconut sauce with Mexican rice, sweet plantain & puffed rice coconut farofa

                                              • Albondigas*£15.95

                                                Slow cooked lamb meat balls in guajillo chilli sauce with Mexican rice & grilled tortilla

                                                • Bahian Vegatable Curry (Brazilian)*£13.95

                                                  Butternut squash, palm hearts, chickpeas & spinach cooked in creamy coconut curry with, garlic & tomatoes, sweet plantain, Mexican rice & puffed rice coconut farofa

                                                  Enchiladas

                                                  Served with Mexican rice, black bean sauce, guajillo chilli sauce and cheese sprinkles

                                                  • Fajita Spiced Chicken Strips Folded with Peppers and Onions£13.95

                                                    • Butternut Squash, Spinach & Chickpeas Enchilada£10.95

                                                      Burritos

                                                      Served with Mexican rice, mixed salad and dips

                                                      • Chicken Tinga Burrito£11.95

                                                        • Pulled Beef Burrito£11.95

                                                          • Chipotle Cottage Cheese & Peppers£10.95

                                                            Fajitas

                                                            All fajitas are served with peppers, onions, pak choi, corn on the cob, warm flour tortillas, cheese & house dips

                                                            • Chicken Fajitas£16.95

                                                              • Steak Fajitas£17.95

                                                                • Chimichurri Lamb Cutlets£16.95

                                                                  • Mixed Vegetable Fajitas£14.95

                                                                    Butternut squash, black turtle beans, mushrooms, onion & peppers

                                                                    • Garlic Coriander Infused Salmon Steak£16.95

                                                                      Latin Flame Grill

                                                                      All grilled main courses are served with any one of the following house sauces: Vivo harissa**, Chimichurri sauce & BBQ Jerk sauce

                                                                      • Polo ala Brassa£14.95

                                                                        Marinated grilled half chicken with potato wedges or Mexican rice, salad & choice of any one sauce

                                                                        • Surf & Turf£18.95

                                                                          Marinated 8oz sirloin steak & harissa king prawns with salad, chips & corn on the cob

                                                                          • Chicken & Chorizo Churrasco£15.95

                                                                            Marinated diced chicken & chorizo sausage churrasco served with salad, chips & corn on the cob

                                                                            • 8oz Ribeye Steak£17.95

                                                                              Rolled ribeye steak with homemade chips or mash, salad, confit of bell peppers, olives and choice of one house sauce

                                                                              • 8oz Sirloin Steak£17.95

                                                                                Succulent sirloin steak with homemade chips or mash, salad, bell peppers, olives and choice of one house sauce

                                                                                • Jerk BBQ Glazed Pork Ribs£17.95

                                                                                  Overnight marinated slow cooked pork ribs served with salad, chips, onion rings and corn on the cob

                                                                                  • Vivo Mix Grill Platter**£16.95

                                                                                    Vivo chef compiled grill platter with 4oz steak, harissa chicken wings, jerk BBQ pork ribs, chimichurri lamb cutlets, corn on the cob and mixed salad

                                                                                    • Vivo Seafood Platter**£16.95

                                                                                      Vivo chef compiled platter with harissa king prawns, crispy calamari, crab bon bon, chimichurri salmon cubes, corn on the cob & salad

                                                                                      • Pan Seared Salmon Steak£15.95

                                                                                        Salmon steak cooked to perfection with crushed cassava cake, vegetable ragout and smoked paprika beurre blanc

                                                                                        Burgers

                                                                                        All our burgers are made to a high spec with unique blend of flavours, cooked to perfection & served with chips & salad

                                                                                        • Classic Plain£9.95

                                                                                          • Tex-Mex Cheese£10.95

                                                                                            • Chilli con Carne & Cheese Burger£12.95

                                                                                              Burger topped with chilli con carne & cheese

                                                                                              • Chicken Burger£10.95

                                                                                                Chicken breast marinated in fajita spice & topped with cheese

                                                                                                • Crushed Black Turtle Bean & Halloumi Cheese Burger£9.95

                                                                                                  Crushed black beans & halloumi cheese patty with melted cheese

                                                                                                  Ensalads

                                                                                                  • Taco Salad£9.95

                                                                                                    Filled with lettuce, peppers, baby radish, cucumber, cherry tomatoes & house dressing served with choice of a topping: Marinated chicken breast with peppers & onions, Beef with peppers & onions, Cottage cheese with peppers & onions (vegetarian)

                                                                                                    • Pan-Fried Salmon Steak£11.95

                                                                                                      Salmon steak served with mixed lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, radish & house dressing

                                                                                                      • Haloumi Cheese£9.95

                                                                                                        Grilled marinated haloumi cheese with mixed lettuce, baby radish cherry tomatoes, cucumber, peppers & mango salsa

                                                                                                        • Chicken & Chorizo Churrasco£10.95

                                                                                                          Grilled chicken & chorizo skewer with house salad, corn on the cob & guajillo chilli sauce

                                                                                                          Accompanantes

                                                                                                          • Chilli Cheese Chips**£3.50

                                                                                                            Topped with chilli con carne & cheese

                                                                                                            • Cheesy Chips£2.95

                                                                                                              • Sweet Potato Fries£2.95

                                                                                                                • Homemade Spiced Patatas£2.95

                                                                                                                  Tripple cooked fat chips dusted with chili seasoning and served with garlic coriander aioli sauce

                                                                                                                  • Sweet Plantain

                                                                                                                    • 5 Pieces£3.50
                                                                                                                  • Spiced Potato Wedges£2.95

                                                                                                                    • House Salad£2.95

                                                                                                                      • Corn on the Cob£2.95

                                                                                                                        • Black Turtle Beans Rice£2.95

                                                                                                                          • Mexican Rice£2.95

                                                                                                                            • Three 6" Tortillas Wrap£1.95

                                                                                                                              Extras (Per Dip Pot)

                                                                                                                              £0.50

                                                                                                                              • Homemade Dips

                                                                                                                                • Hot Sauces

                                                                                                                                  • Grated Cheese

                                                                                                                                    Desserts

                                                                                                                                    • Crispy Churros£4.95

                                                                                                                                      Cinnamon sugar dusted churros with dulce de leche sauce or chocolate sauce

                                                                                                                                      • Crispy Churros with Chocolate Centre£4.95

                                                                                                                                        Cinnamon sugar dusted chocolate centered churros with dulce de leche sauce or chocolate sauce

                                                                                                                                        • Creamy Rice & Coconut Pudding£4.95

                                                                                                                                          Rich creamy coconut rice pudding with fruit coulis

                                                                                                                                          • Bunuelos£4.95

                                                                                                                                            Mexican mini doughnuts dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with chocolate sauce

                                                                                                                                            • Chilli Chocolate Pudding£5.25

                                                                                                                                              Chilli infused dark chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream

                                                                                                                                              • Chocolate Fudge Cake£5.25

                                                                                                                                                Warm chocolate sponge cake with vanilla ice cream

                                                                                                                                                • Vanilla Cheesecake£5.25

                                                                                                                                                  Cheese cake with caramel sauce and macadamia nuts

                                                                                                                                                  • Selection of 3 Scoop Ice Cream£4.95

                                                                                                                                                    Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate

                                                                                                                                                    • Sorbet£4.95

                                                                                                                                                      Tequila & lime

                                                                                                                                                      Teas & Coffees

                                                                                                                                                      • Espresso£1.50

                                                                                                                                                        • Double£1.80
                                                                                                                                                      • Cappuccino£2.80

                                                                                                                                                        • Latte£2.80

                                                                                                                                                          • Americano£2.80

                                                                                                                                                            • Tea£2.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Herbal Tea£2.50

                                                                                                                                                                Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                What 91 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                4.1
                                                                                                                                                                4.1 based on recent ratings
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                                                                                                                                                                • 3.9Value

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                                                                                                                                                                  JoLo

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Waiting staff were polite and friendly but Felt a bit rushed to move on to next courses, etc. no excuse really as the restaurant wasn’t busy. Starter of ‘Latin bread’ was inedible, dry, stale and hard. Fajitas looked lovely, but were lacking any kind of spice or flavour- also incredibly oily. Accompanying dips were bland. Hubby had calamari to start which was completely dry ?( looked reheated)… Puddings- didn’t have my first choice, had the churros, batter was uncooked in middle giving a strange taste. On plus side, nice cocktails. Front of house was a nice chap, but he was stressed and we could hear him complaining as we were sat by the bar. All in all, disappointed as the website promised so much more…

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                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 18 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                  First visit, we throughly enjoyed our meals. Service was fantastic. U will be going back

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                                                                                                                                                                  RayS

                                                                                                                                                                  Cheshire

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 11 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                  Everything was really good except for one of the lamb ‘cutlets’ with my mixed grill main. I don’t know what cut it was but it was not a cutlet and more a lump of fat and sinew that was even less palatable as it arrived raw to medium. That bit was my fault as I didn’t qualify what I wanted ‘medium’ to apply to. Other than that it was a very enjoyable experience.

                                                                                                                                                                4. DJ

                                                                                                                                                                  DanielJ

                                                                                                                                                                  Kent

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Fantastic! Delighted with this find! Will return for sure.

                                                                                                                                                                5. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Great food

                                                                                                                                                                6. SF

                                                                                                                                                                  StuartF

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 14 February 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                  Nice restaurant with very good food. Service was a little lacking in that the waitress did not know the menu and could not advise on ingredients. Patrons were predominantly young and we were sat too close together when considering covid. Would go again.

                                                                                                                                                                7. WT

                                                                                                                                                                  WayneT

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 18 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Great choice, great food, great service. Would definitely use again

                                                                                                                                                                8. WC

                                                                                                                                                                  WalterC

                                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 6 November 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                  Good food, fun vibe. Would return if I were in the area

                                                                                                                                                                9. NM

                                                                                                                                                                  NormaM

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 5 November 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                  Really like this small restaurant. The food is always excellent and the staff are friendly, efficient but not overpowering. The atmosphere is relaxed and I've always had a good experience there.

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                                                                                                                                                                  RosalindS

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 23 October 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                  Excellent little restaurant really good food and atmosphere

                                                                                                                                                                11. MW

                                                                                                                                                                  MarioW

                                                                                                                                                                  Berkshire

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 17 September 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                  We were really impressed with both the quality of food and the portion sizes at Vivo Latino. Combine that with great service and you have a South American recipe for success. We’ll definitely be back!

                                                                                                                                                                12. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 8 September 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                  All very good. Great choice. New waitress, so a little unsure but helpful.

                                                                                                                                                                13. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 24 July 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                  Its far from town centre, the place is really small inside, the vibe is absolutely dead and it looks nothing like the pictures on Opentable, food is very pricey, did not taste good and portions are very small for the price. The food we ordered actually tasted distinctly like Indian curries. The music is not great and the seating is really awkward in 2 columns. It was uncomfortable to sit with the awkward vibe so dined and paid within 45 minutes and left. There is nothing to like about the dining experience here.

                                                                                                                                                                14. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 25 June 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                  We had a great night with delicious food. Love the vibe there too, thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                15. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 19 June 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                  Had a really great evening. Food was excellent and the restaurant has a nice relaxed atmosphere. Cocktails went down a treat . Will definitely book again

                                                                                                                                                                16. MM

                                                                                                                                                                  MissMermaid

                                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                                  36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 31 May 2021

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Lovely food and service. Thank you.

                                                                                                                                                                17. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 31 May 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                  Good choice of dishes including vegetarian options. Nice atmosphere.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Russda

                                                                                                                                                                  Derbyshire

                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 30 November 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                  Everything about this place is brilliant. A warm welcome on arrival. All COVID rules in place. The food is unbelievable, one of the best meals out I have ever had would highly recommend. I had the Peruvian Goat curry which was cooked to perfection. Thanks for a great meal and hopefully see you again.

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                                                                                                                                                                  JohnT

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 26 November 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                  Don’t go by the menus published online or on opentable .. prices and options on offer defer in restaurant We found that the Spanish menu wasn’t available with its 3 course set option.. prices also a tad higher on the menu provided in restaurant.. the open table prices differ from prices on their own website .. the good part - generous portions and tasty food !!

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                                                                                                                                                                  DanW

                                                                                                                                                                  Hampshire

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 16 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Food is delicious and varied. Some unexpected treats in the menu, particularly the goat curry. Service was excellent too. Looking for way to our next visit already.

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                                                                                                                                                                  VeronicaM

                                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 31 December 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                  Food was very good, prices were not cheap but not expensive either, the place was lovely, tiny and not very noisy, thing that I always appreciate, the only problem was service, that was a little slow bot otherwise everything was great. I highly recomend it, would go there again

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                                                                                                                                                                  Megan

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 31 December 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                  Really lovely mood, however we dined here on NYE and there appeared to be only 2 members of staff serving. This at times resulted in slow service. We felt very sorry the serving staff who appeared, at times, quite stressed.

                                                                                                                                                                23. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Glasgow

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 31 December 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                  I thought the brucheta could have been toasted more. Other than that a very enjoyable meal

                                                                                                                                                                24. D

                                                                                                                                                                  Daniela

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 19 October 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                  Great food and atmosphere. The staff were also amazing and patient.

                                                                                                                                                                25. M

                                                                                                                                                                  Mayok

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 5 October 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                  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!!

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                                                                                                                                                                  Umbrella

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 17 August 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                  Excellent as always. The quality of food never lets me down

                                                                                                                                                                27. e

                                                                                                                                                                  emmab

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 20 June 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                  Nice decor, friendly staff, amazing food and cocktails ! Thanks

                                                                                                                                                                28. U

                                                                                                                                                                  Umbrella

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 8 June 2019

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Great service, exciting menu, great food. You couldn’t want for anything more. Will definitely make a return visit.

                                                                                                                                                                29. A

                                                                                                                                                                  Amanda

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 27 May 2019

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Lovely food, good staff, great cocktails, will definitely return

                                                                                                                                                                30. IC

                                                                                                                                                                  IC1985

                                                                                                                                                                  Gloucestershire

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 25 May 2019

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                                31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Dublin

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 16 March 2019

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Food and service was fantastic. The atmosphere was also fab. Highly recommend Vivo Latino.

                                                                                                                                                                32. BF

                                                                                                                                                                  BFNTR

                                                                                                                                                                  Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 16 March 2019

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                                33. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Montreal

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 15 February 2019

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Good food and drinks, nice little Latino oasis within Cardiff.

                                                                                                                                                                34. PH

                                                                                                                                                                  PHanS

                                                                                                                                                                  Derbyshire

                                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 29 December 2018

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                                35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 17 December 2018

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Lovely night and great food - thanks particularly to Alex for looking after our group.

                                                                                                                                                                36. AR

                                                                                                                                                                  AledR

                                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 17 December 2018

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Great food, great ambience and attentive service. Loved it!

                                                                                                                                                                37. JG

                                                                                                                                                                  JamesG

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 10 November 2018

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Great staff, very accommodating and friendly. Food was lovely 👍😀

                                                                                                                                                                38. K

                                                                                                                                                                  Kylap

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 10 November 2018

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                                39. VW

                                                                                                                                                                  VickyW

                                                                                                                                                                  South Wales

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 10 November 2018

                                                                                                                                                                  overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Had to wait 1.5 hrs for food, no apology. Really rude waitress. Portion sizes small, not good value for money at all.

                                                                                                                                                                40. DW

                                                                                                                                                                  DyfrigW

                                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 10 November 2018

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Lovely venue & food

                                                                                                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                                                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                                  • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                                                • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                                                • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                                  • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                  • Contact tracing information collected

                                                                                                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                You can order delivery directly from Vivo Latino using the Order Online button. Vivo Latino also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Vivo Latino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 029 2022 0636.

                                                                                                                                                                Vivo Latino is rated 4.1 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                Google Map for Vivo Latino

                                                                                                                                                                147 Cowbridge Road East Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF11 9AH

                                                                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                • Area

                                                                                                                                                                  Cardiff

                                                                                                                                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                                  Mon–Thu 12:00–22:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–23:00

                                                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                  Latin American, Mexican, South American

                                                                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                                                  Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                                • Public Transit

                                                                                                                                                                  Walking distance from Ninian Park rail station

                                                                                                                                                                • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                                  MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                • Executive Chef

                                                                                                                                                                  Ram

                                                                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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