Our Story

It all began when owner Juvencio Ramirez worked various jobs around his uncles' restaurants. Through mastering these tasks he became more and more passionate about the restaurant business with a goal to one day open his own place. One day in 2004 after driving by an empty building in the middle of Des Moines Juvencio, along with his dad, decided to take a chance on a dream. That year they opened Viva and 6 years later opened a second location in Urbandale.

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The Menu

The Real Taste Of Hot Fajitas!

We offer authentic Mexican style fajitas, burritos, chile rellenos, chimichangas, enchiladas, salads...

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    Experience real, authentic, comfort food
    from the DEEP south.
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    Awesome Cocktails

    A great selection of drinks.
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    Having A Party?

    We offer catering
    for all your special occasions.

Private Parties

Celebrate Your Special Event
At Viva

Viva has the perfect space for birthday bashes, holiday parties, corporate events, wedding festivities, and more!

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We Cater To All Occasions

Whether a birthday, a wedding, a corporate event, or whatever matters to you, we offer catering packages for all occasions.

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6101 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri, Sat
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM