Today for lunch I finally made it over to the non fast food restaurant closest to my office in Mason, Viva Tequila Mexican Restaurant. The outside of the restaurant isn’t very flashy, but they have decent curb appeal with their pretty flower beds and updated outside paint. There is an outside patio on one side of the building, but it was much too hot to fully enjoy today.
The inside of the restaurant is slightly more drab than the outside, but there are plenty of windows to let in a ton of natural light. Plus there are a variety of live plants separating the booths that add a nice touch. There are multiple dining areas, but it seemed that they were only using the first one on my visit. This room has four rows of booths, providing seating for at least a dozen groups. Half of the tables were occupied during my visit.
I was greeted immediately upon my entry and shown to a table. Before I could even settle in and open up the menu, complimentary chips and salsa were dropped off to my table and my drink order was taken. An extra basket of chips will cost you $.99 and additional salsa $.60. Both were made fresh and were very good. The salsa had a nice spicy kick to it, which I appreciated. One serving was plenty for my table of one, but it would be worthwhile to order more if necessary.
I ordered the lunch chicken chimichanga served with beans and guacamole salad ($6.49), a standard order for my first time somewhere. I am accustomed to larger chimichangas, but what this one lacked in height, it made up for in taste. I could tell that it was freshly prepared and delivered to my table within minutes of my order. The chicken filling was moist and the cheese sauce that was served on top was outstanding! The refried bean serving size was large and they also tasted good. They were topped with some shredded cheese and took up nearly half of the plate. The guacamole salad was fresh and a nice substitution for the standard Mexican rice.
I was very impressed by the food and speedy service at Viva Tequila. The menu is very extensive, so there should be something for everyone, and I look forward to trying other dishes in the future.