Viva Juan Mexican Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 280 Middle Country RdSte B

    Selden, NY 11784

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  • 631-698-8172

About Viva Juan Mexican Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 1am
2.625 8
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OK so after hearing people rave about Viva Juan's my husband and I decided to try it out. FYI. Originally from Queens where we are used to authentic food from every region imaginable. The food was not good at all. The best of my 50 dinner for two were our drinks (corona and sangria) and the nachos and salsa. No authentic flavors. My husband was convinced the rice was pre-cooked Uncle Ben's type rice. To say the least we were highly disappointed. Would never go back. Sad, we were really excited for some good authentic food. We did not find this at Viva Juan's II in Selden.

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★☆☆☆☆

OK so after hearing people rave about Viva Juan's my husband and I decided to try it out. FYI. Originally from Queens where we are used to authentic food from every region imaginable. The food was not good at all. The best of my 50 dinner for two were our drinks (corona and sangria) and the nachos and salsa. No authentic flavors. My husband was convinced the rice was pre-cooked Uncle Ben's type rice. To say the least we were highly disappointed. Would never go back. Sad, we were really excited for some good authentic food. We did not find this at Viva Juan's II in Selden.

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I went here to meet friends for a drink. I thought I was going to have to shoot off flares to get the barmaid's attention. The free chips and salsa were great, until we reached the bottom of the salsa bowl and found a crown (yes, I mean the kind you find in someone's mouth). The barmaid showed no interest in what was lurking in the bottom of the bowl, perhaps, to her, it was no big deal. It would have been nice to have been offered a free fajita or something, but frankly, I don't know if i would have wanted to eat that either.
For some reason that I can't explain, I went back a few months later and experienced the same "service". I paid $8 for a jack and coke WITH NO JACK! I have had thousands of drinks in bars and this was the first time I could not detect any alcohol. At least I didn't have to worry about getting pulled over on the way home!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here to meet friends for a drink. I thought I was going to have to shoot off flares to get the barmaid's attention. The free chips and salsa were great, until we reached the bottom of the salsa bowl and found a crown (yes, I mean the kind you find in someone's mouth). The barmaid showed no interest in what was lurking in the bottom of the bowl, perhaps, to her, it was no big deal. It would have been nice to have been offered a free fajita or something, but frankly, I don't know if i would have wanted to eat that either.
For some reason that I can't explain, I went back a few months later and experienced the same "service". I paid $8 for a jack and coke WITH NO JACK! I have had thousands of drinks in bars and this was the first time I could not detect any alcohol. At least I didn't have to worry about getting pulled over on the way home!

Pros: Great for bad singing and underage drinking

Cons: Food, service

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I went here to meet friends for a drink. I thought I was going to have to shoot off flares to get the barmaid's attention. The free chips and salsa were great, until we reached the bottom of the salsa bowl and found a crown (yes, I mean the kind you find in someone's mouth). The barmaid showed no interest in what was lurking in the bottom of the bowl, perhaps, to her, it was no big deal. It would have been nice to have been offered a free fajita or something, but frankly, I don't know if i would have wanted to eat that either.

For some reason that I can't explain, I went back a few months later and experienced the same "service". I paid $8 for a jack and coke WITH NO JACK! I have had thousands of drinks in bars and this was the first time I could not detect any alcohol. At least I didn't have to worry about getting pulled over on the way home!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here to meet friends for a drink. I thought I was going to have to shoot off flares to get the barmaid's attention. The free chips and salsa were great, until we reached the bottom of the salsa bowl and found a crown (yes, I mean the kind you find in someone's mouth). The barmaid showed no interest in what was lurking in the bottom of the bowl, perhaps, to her, it was no big deal. It would have been nice to have been offered a free fajita or something, but frankly, I don't know if i would have wanted to eat that either.

For some reason that I can't explain, I went back a few months later and experienced the same "service". I paid $8 for a jack and coke WITH NO JACK! I have had thousands of drinks in bars and this was the first time I could not detect any alcohol. At least I didn't have to worry about getting pulled over on the way home!

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I've been twice, and both times I was very happy with the food, and service. The waiters are polite, and helpful. The ambience is warm and friendly. The establishment is clean and inviting. I was very pleased, and recommend the shrimp chimichanga and a pitcher of Margaritas! Yummm!

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★★★★★

I've been twice, and both times I was very happy with the food, and service. The waiters are polite, and helpful. The ambience is warm and friendly. The establishment is clean and inviting. I was very pleased, and recommend the shrimp chimichanga and a pitcher of Margaritas! Yummm!

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This place has really good mexican food. The margaritas are strong and yummy. The 2 for 1 mondays is great. The service is just ok but the food and drinks make up for it. They also have karaoke every friday night which is fun to watch! I would recommend.

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★★★☆☆

This place has really good mexican food. The margaritas are strong and yummy. The 2 for 1 mondays is great. The service is just ok but the food and drinks make up for it. They also have karaoke every friday night which is fun to watch! I would recommend.

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We tried this restaurant about 2 years ago and it was so so. We went back tonight and wow, what a mess.
The food was not good at all. Meat was all dried out; there were things in my dish that just did not belong there. I have eaten at Mexican and Southwestern restaurants from Long Island to Mexico and I can honestly say this might have been the worst.
Service: I can honestly say that I don?t think I was ever in a restaurant where I didn?t get at least one smile. This was comical. Not a smile from the staff all night. Did you ever get a feeling that someone didn?t want to be there? Well, I wasn?t the only one. You can tell the staff just did not want to be there.
There were several mistakes made with regard to drinks. The pregnant women at the table received the drink with the alcohol and my wife?s had none. They made new ones but no apology. When I eat at ANY Mexican restaurant, my glass of water is always full as I order things spicy. Not once did they fill the water glasses up.
I am usually a very big tipper even if the service is so so. Tonight might have been the least amount I have left EVER. I was embarrassed to be there.

P.S. We always order fried ice cream for dessert. That ball of CHOCOLATE CHIP ice cream was all wrong.

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★☆☆☆☆

We tried this restaurant about 2 years ago and it was so so. We went back tonight and wow, what a mess.
The food was not good at all. Meat was all dried out; there were things in my dish that just did not belong there. I have eaten at Mexican and Southwestern restaurants from Long Island to Mexico and I can honestly say this might have been the worst.
Service: I can honestly say that I don?t think I was ever in a restaurant where I didn?t get at least one smile. This was comical. Not a smile from the staff all night. Did you ever get a feeling that someone didn?t want to be there? Well, I wasn?t the only one. You can tell the staff just did not want to be there.
There were several mistakes made with regard to drinks. The pregnant women at the table received the drink with the alcohol and my wife?s had none. They made new ones but no apology. When I eat at ANY Mexican restaurant, my glass of water is always full as I order things spicy. Not once did they fill the water glasses up.
I am usually a very big tipper even if the service is so so. Tonight might have been the least amount I have left EVER. I was embarrassed to be there.

P.S. We always order fried ice cream for dessert. That ball of CHOCOLATE CHIP ice cream was all wrong.

Pros: Salsa (pre made)

Cons: Food, Dessert, Drinks, Price (for what you get), service.

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This place is great. The margaritas and guacamole are both superb. Also on your birthday they let you wear a sombrero.
They are also opening one up in Rocky Point. They waiters come to your table and make fresh guacamole at your table. I recommend the enchiladas with chicken as an entre.

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★★★★☆

This place is great. The margaritas and guacamole are both superb. Also on your birthday they let you wear a sombrero.
They are also opening one up in Rocky Point. They waiters come to your table and make fresh guacamole at your table. I recommend the enchiladas with chicken as an entre.

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We ate there for the first time on Aug 22nd. We almost went to a neighboring pub but changed our minds. We were seated right away and started on nachos and salsa. I particularly liked the salsa because it wasn't chunky. We opted for steak combinations. The food was excellent as well as the service. We weren't rushed and no one was there every 5 minutes disrupting us with "Is everything OK?". We had time to taste and enjoy everything on our plate before that question, which was nice. Too bad we had no room for desert. The big surprise was that one meal was 1/2 off on Mondays. Gee, $33.00 for 2 delicious meals and a beer each. You can't beat it. Our waiter is hoping we come back every Monday. We just might make it a monthly date! Stop in and enjoy a great meal.

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★★★★★

We ate there for the first time on Aug 22nd. We almost went to a neighboring pub but changed our minds. We were seated right away and started on nachos and salsa. I particularly liked the salsa because it wasn't chunky. We opted for steak combinations. The food was excellent as well as the service. We weren't rushed and no one was there every 5 minutes disrupting us with "Is everything OK?". We had time to taste and enjoy everything on our plate before that question, which was nice. Too bad we had no room for desert. The big surprise was that one meal was 1/2 off on Mondays. Gee, $33.00 for 2 delicious meals and a beer each. You can't beat it. Our waiter is hoping we come back every Monday. We just might make it a monthly date! Stop in and enjoy a great meal.

Pros: Food, Price, Service

 

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