As soon as you walk in the first thing you'll notice about Vivo are these crazy paintings of naked women with no nipples. I guess that makes them inoffensive? I don't really mind, nothing wrong with the female form, but those missing nipples just burn inside my brain. Rather like the time we shaved the eyebrows off this guy when I was in the Army. He'd drink too much and start fighting so we had to get him back for the random fat lip or bruise. You'd be surprised how funny it can make a guy look. Let's get back to the restaurant.
Vivo has a happy wait staff. More happy than normal and certainly to notice. They are young and energetic and really move. I was a bit winded just watching our waitress run around the room to keep up with all her tables. And the whole time with a smile on her face. I'm assuming they were short handed that night but maybe they just like it that way. Steady and busy makes the night go by fast though we didn't feel rushed. They still gave us a casual, laid back dinner and I for one enjoyed every minute.
We started with a cup of queso which was tasty. Steph admitted it was just melted processed cheese loaf with seasoning added but we both agreed we loved it. The cup was empty before the entrees arrived if that's any indication. Steph ordered her standard cheese enchiladas with chili sauce, they call it something else, and she was very happy with it. Leave off the onions of course. I had the Emma's Choice. One puffy taco and one enchilada. Both beef and both delicious. I'll mention now that the enchiladas are bigger than usual at Vivo. One thing I remember that was a little let down was I had to eat my puffy taco with a fork. Perhaps I caused the problem but when I went to pick it up the shell tore in half. It didn't make the thing any less delicious. Plenty of beef and lettuce and tomato and cheese in every bite.
We ended the night with a slice of flan. It was a little odd since it looked like it was cut like a sheet cake. It was rich and dense but perhaps a bit lighter in texture than some of those more traditional flans. The slices of strawberry and other berries were a nice touch to regulate the sweetness of the custard.
Vivo may not be for everyone but Steph and I always enjoy ourselves when we chose it so that's something.
See Steph's Vivo story here.
Have a great day!