Austin Eats – Vivo

August 12, 2008 at 1:39 am 3 comments

Saturday evening Alex and I drove to east side of Austin off of Manor road to a TexMex favorite we’d been hearing about for the past year or so. Vivo, an Austin crowd pleaser boasts a lush, tropical atmosphere with quality beverages and “Better than sex TexMex.” I don’t know if the latter statement is correct but we really enjoyed ourselves this particular evening and will definitely be back.

The many porches/decks in front of the entrance are surrounded by beautiful plant life and waterfalls. Misters and prickly pear margaritas keep diners cool on the warm summer evenings while the DJ’s mixes keep them entertained.

The inside has a great sultry vibe with vibrant red/pink/orange walls with provocative artwork and candles abound. The men’s bathroom (I hear) has an urban theme with graffiti all over the walls while the women’s bathroom has turned out to be “my most unique public restroom experience.” The walls were covered in sensual portraits while the sinks were overflowing with ice cubes and rose petals. Amazing!

The complimentary chips and salsa was smokey with a garlic punch. My prickly pear margarita was beautiful for one and potent! It went great with my plate of “puffy” beef tacos (almost like an empanada) and chicken enchilada with verde sauce. Alex ordered one of their many specials, the Chile Enchiladas and cleaned his plate within the first 10 minutes!

One of my favorite parts of the Vivo experience was when I received the perfect long stemmed rose with the bill (all female diners get one)!

Vivo – a great place for diner’s seeking romance!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. erin :: the olive notes  |  August 12, 2008 at 1:58 am

    oh my! Look at those beautiful drinks! this sounds like an amazing place :)

  • 2. Alec  |  August 13, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    That margarita looks delightful… and potentially lethal. Can’t wait!

  • 3. erynchandler  |  August 13, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    erin: it IS amazing :-)

    alec: yes you’re going to love it! I can’t wait to go back :-)


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