the guide WINTER 2014
Heat Wave Spicing up the Gaslamp Quarter, Viva Bar & Kitchen brings a Latin flair to the space formerly occupied by Red Light District restaurant. The sleek décor feels sexy, modern and vibrant, with a meld of metals and warm woods offset by splashes of fiery red. The globally inspired, mostly small-plates-style menu pulls from Spanish, Mexican, Cuban, Peruvian, Puerto Rican and Caribbean influences. To start, choose from a selection of street tacos or tapas; the spicy mussels and coriander BBQ ribs are addicting. As an entrée, the Camarones de Diablo is a favorite—with jumbo shrimp, polenta coins and cotija cheese. Or go for the traditional paella with mussels, shrimp, scallops, chicken, sausage and saffron risotto. 409 F St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.255.2800
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Published on Nov 22, 2013
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