Viva Mercado's Mexican Restaurant

(702) 871-8826 | View Website

3553 S. Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV | Directions   89103

36.124561 -115.243072

Open Hours

Daily 11am-9:30pm

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Neighborhoods: Spring Valley


From The Owners of Viva Mercado's Mexican Restaurant

Longtime family-owned Mexican restaurant serves traditional and healthy fare.

12 oz. Lunch Margarita, Enchilada, Taco, Burrito, Chimichanga, Chile Relleno, Ensenada Style Fish Tacos, Tamales, Veggie Burrito, Veggie Tamale... more

Reviews for Viva Mercado's Mexican Restaurant

over a year ago

Las Vegas Best Mexican Food – I have been to Viva Mercado's several times, never a bad meal, never an unhappy face, always fabulous!

Oo.. The have some super dishes! I have never ever seen such a large selection of salsas in my life.

Mm Mm.. Fajitas are wonderful!

over a year ago

THE BEST MEXICAN RESTO IN LV! – this place was recommended to me by my co-worker, my hubby and I went there last night and WE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE!!!

the parking space looked packed but we were seated right away within 5 mins, the place is big inside, every table has a little candle which made it romantic but the place is loud with festive music and place has great decor and set up makes u feel that the place is authentic mexican..chips, salsa and refried beans were offered and it's the best especially their house salsa!! our server is very friendly, salsa and refried beans were refilled quickly yes we asked for a refill that's how good it was, my hubby ordered the carne asada plate and he loved it too, i ordered the pollo asado quesadilla and it was the BOMB!!

server very attentive and gave us refills on our drinks before it's even halfway done etc..

this is our new fave Mexican resto :)


over a year ago

BEST MEXICAN FOOD ANYWHERE – My husband and I tried this place at the request of Mr. Mercado's son. We were heading to Vegas for our honeymoon from upstate NY(Rochester) and a friend told us that when we got to Vegas to go to his Dad's restaurant, which we did. I had the best chicken taco's ever and my husband loved the chili rellano. Also try the mexican lemonade, you won't be disappointed. Needless to say that was 3 years ago and we are still looking for a place in upstate NY that can compare to VIva Mercado's and we just can't seem to find one. If you are heading to Vegas and love mexican there is no place better than VIVA MERCADO'S!

over a year ago

Good and you should have already been there! – One of the best in town someone should tell John Curtis to go to mexico and try the food, its not that spicy. The food at Viva Mercado's is good-well prepared and better than most in town. White beans and this guy really takes himself seriously. I have been all over mexico-new mexico-texas-california, authentic I think not Los Molwhatever. Try this place Lindo-or Viva Zapatas-or Casa Don Juan. The rest in town right now are not better than robertos or faustos. Enjoy Viva Mercardo's the roasted jalapenos and onions are a nice touch.

over a year ago

HIGHLY Recommended! – After you get seated, server will bring you not only chips and salsa. They will also bring you the bean dip, and it is the greatest bean you can find in a restaurant. It tastes like a real home made bean. Food is awsome, good carne asada.

Great service, clean, comfortable seating.

I had a party of 20. The server was on top of it. I live in Cali, everytime I go to Vegas. I will stop by Viva Mercado's.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

viva ? – First time i went and maybe the last one,th chips and salsa are great they bring right away are fresh and delicious the bin dip are perfect,the busser ask me and bring my drinks ,at this point i don't have any idea who is my server.After several minutes he comes ,he is very rude and impatient .Every one in my table have questions about the menu and he only wanna take the order.When i ask about the steak borracho he just say they put tequila ???.We order margaritas and take forever and when finally i have my margarita come with salt and frozen (i hate frozen margaritas) the same happen with the food all wrong my steak is over cook (order rare).

The server made me feel really uncornftable .I have a lot of recomendation about this place.One thing for sure you its not fair the food is amazing but their service is not up standars (when you have a really bad service you expect really bad food but is not).

They have a young lady with yellow shirt ,if belives is the manager (she never came to the table if see a few times walking around but she don't have any idea what happend at the table ).The busser are great

i unhappy with viva mercados i think lindo michoacan its the one if you don't belive me ask for my server (ALEX) and discover by yourself.

over a year ago

Actual authentic mexican food in Vegas! – First of all let me start off by saying that because I am mexican, I have a hard time finding GOOD mexican food RESTAURANTS. There are always places you can go for tacos and quesadillas, but to find a place that cooks like grandma, well... that's just hard to find. And then I found Viva Mercado's.

When you are seated they serve chips & dip. The salsa is very good. Not too hot.

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw they had "nopales" (cactus) on the menu.

--To those of you who have never had it. Give it a try. All my friends who have tried it there have liked it.

They are grilled with onions and taste great. There are a lot of authentic things that are not on the menu at the regular mexican restaurants. So if you are the kind of person that always has the enchiladas, try something new. You wont be dissapointed.

To start they serve a soup that everyone in Mexico has grown up with and it really does taste like mom's.

Next, I had a chicken w/ poblano chiles in a cream sauce and it was so good. Again. I can't believe how much this taste like home. I've been there a few times, but so far that was my favorite dish.

My husband always has to finish off with the bananas 43. We share it. It's a nice finish to a wonderful meal.

over a year ago

Viva Mercado's Mexican Restaurant – Last night my husband and I got a chance to enjoy an evening out on the town which doesn't happen as often as we'd like, but when we do get a chance to enjoy a nice meal together we have high expectations. Not only did this restaurant meet our expectations; it exceeded them by far. When we walked in we were greeted immediately by a smile and a hostess who made us feel very welcome. There was live entertainment by a gentleman playing a guitar and singing Spanish music. Not only did he have an excellent voice; he made the ambiance even more inviting. We were seated at an oversized table and immediately greeted by our server who handed us a menu that took me almost ten minutes to read through completely. The selection seemed like it never stopped. While my husband narrowed down his dinner choices, I proceeded to order a pitcher of frozen strawberry Margaritas. Our server immediately asked us on our preference for tequila and narrowed it down by describing flavors and textures of the beverage. I found this to be highly out of the ordinary , but greatly appreciated. A few minutes after I placed our drink order another gentleman arrived with tortilla chips, and two kinds of dipping sauces. The bean dip is excellent! The maragaitas came shortly after the chips and were just perfect. Smooth, and not too strong, yet not too much mix either. We placed our meal order and to our amazement were served a cup of soup while we waited for our dinner. Again, the soup was simply perfect. As our meal arrived we realized we ate way too many chips. We were served portions that were quie a bit more than anticipated. I would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to visiting again with family and friends. It's a great place to enjoy your company and a good meal for minimal cost. Our waiter's name was Carlos and eventhough he said he only works at the restaurant one night a week; if you're lucky to get him as your waiter, you'll be in good hands.

over a year ago

Best Mexican in Vegas- (or anywhere)- Great ambiance!!!! – I was disturbed to read the last review. I have visited Vegas for many years and have frequented Viva Mercado's. The food is excellent, as was the service. The seafood parillada is one of my favorites. . It is amazing, talk about melting in your mouth. I have never had a bad experience and wonder if the person writing the scathing review was in the same restaurant or just has a bad attitude? The reputation of this place has brought many travellers (I am one of them) from far and wide and has an extensive local base as well. I really like the ambiance - when you leave you feel like you have just visited and tasted a little piece of Mexico. I will continue to visit - this is the best Mexican food that I have ever had, the fresh ingredients - and unique tasty recipes make it a sure winner!!! I would highly recommend it and do.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

i expected more.... – it says that the food is authentic but in reality it tastes like if everything came straight out of a can! The food does not taste fresh and it made me feel sick for hours after

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