It all began when owner Juvencio Ramirez worked various jobs around his uncles' restaurants. Through mastering these tasks he became more and more passionate about the restaurant business with goals to one day open his own place. One day in 2004 after driving by an empty building in the middle of Des Moines Juvencio, along with his dad, decided to take a chance on a dream. That year they opened Viva and 6 years later opened a second location in Urbandale.
As time goes on we continue to learn from our customers and push to please everyone who steps inside our doors. These things guide us to accomplish our goal:
- Serve the highest quality of fresh ingredients
- Give customers an experience to remember with modern plating
- Treat everyone with respect
- Have a good time. Especially when $2 margaritas are involved