Viva España restaurant: an exquisite combination of flamenco, shows and Mediterranean cuisine

It is said that Spaniards have passion in their blood and many of them show it by dancing flamenco. The energy that transmits this art is overwhelming. Viva España restaurant offers you to feel that cultural experience while you taste its exquisite Mediterranean dishes surrounded by Spanish feeling.


It was the year 1968 when a Valencian couple travelled to Johannesburg, in South Africa. There Jose Miralles worked as an artist singing in the best venues in the city, while his wife María Julia learned various techniques of international cuisine in different restaurants. Shortly after, in 1972, Jose and María Julia inaugurated the first Viva España restaurant in South Africa. Their unprecedented success resulted in the opening of more restaurants across the country. However, the nostalgia for their land led them to return with their two daughters to Spain, where they inaugurated the well-known Viva España restaurant in Oliva in 1987.


The Viva España restaurant’s menu focuses on a delicious selection of Valencian and Mediterranean dishes. María Julia leads a team of professionals who are based on the traditional recipes of her dear mother. Among their star dishes include rice, meat and grilled fish, rice with lobster and homemade desserts. And of course the essential and delicious Valencian paellas cooked in a wood fire!


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Flamenco and horses in a traditional Spanish atmosphere

Viva España is not a common restaurant. In addition to their daily menu, on Saturdays you can dine and then enjoy an orchestra on the dance floor. On the other hand, on Sundays at noon the Viva España ballet entertains your meal with a flamenco show that will captivate you with its rapturous passion and energy. And if you want to end the week with a supreme banquet, on Sundays in the evening Viva Spain offers you an original plan with its free buffet and its orchestra. You can taste an exquisite and varied snack or dinner for a really special price.


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But wait, there’s more! The Viva España restaurant offers on special dates a unique equestrian show in the Valencian Community that combines a wonderful exhibition of Spanish purebred horses and an Andalusian atmosphere with flamenco music and dancers. This Sunday taste a tinto de verano (red wine with soda) while you let yourself be seduced by the overwhelming traditional Spanish feeling. Then the party continues in the restaurant’s dining room, where you can enjoy an exquisite meal and the main show of the dazzling Viva España ballet. Next Sunday the show starts at 1:00 p.m. Make your reservation before the seats run out! You can repeat this spectacular experience the following days.


  • Sunday, June 2 and 23 (at noon)
  • Friday, July 19 (at night)
  • Friday, August 9, 16 and 23 (at night)
  • Friday, September 6 (at night)
  • Sunday, September 15 (at noon)
  • Sunday, October 6 and 20 (at noon)
  • Sunday, November 10 and 24 (at noon)
  • Sunday, December 8 and 22 (at noon)


Go to Viva España restaurant to enjoy the best food and flamenco shows


In addition, their facilities include two large dining rooms, a huge parking and a central elevated stage so you can comfortably enjoy the show. There is also a bar where you can have tapas and sweets and a closed playground for children to be entertained.



Enjoy a different traditional show, enjoy Viva España restaurant. Make your reservation before they run out, places for the Sunday event are limited! This impressive restaurant is located on the N-332, kilometre 216 —A7 turn off No 61—, in Oliva (Valencia). Book your table by calling at the telephone numbers +34 962 851 931 and +34 695 161 207 – Jacqueline (English spoken). For more information, please visit their website and social networks.


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