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VIvo #2 Cedar Park

amykragan Dec 8, 2009 06:36 PM

In the end, I think this could be a very hip ADULT club.

Right now, (keep in mind I've never experienced Vvi0 #1).Gotta say I was SHOCKED to find a place with adult art, adult vibe as far as decor nudie art), lighting, etc.

Definitely two boot steps up from the local Cedar Chopper fare. And by far, not the Tex=-Mex I was expecting.

Happy to see an adult venue in our neck of the woods, but would love a little less in your face and more to your imagination.

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Vivo
2015 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

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    cstrombe RE: amykragan Dec 9, 2009 05:55 AM

    Strange. I have never been to Vivo #1 either. I found their slogan (on their website), "Better than Sex...TexMex!", to be kind of odd. Guess it fits in to their overall adult vibe as you mention.

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      dinaofdoom RE: cstrombe Dec 9, 2009 09:28 AM

      perhaps the whole "sex-tex-mex" thing is what they want their "thing" to be.
      weird.
      but, i am still looking forward to trying it for the food.
      and honestly, if the decor means there won't be lots of badly-behaved children running around and harshing my mellow, then that is a plus for me.

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      verily RE: amykragan Dec 9, 2009 06:07 AM

      I had no idea that they were open already. Was it crowded when you went? How was the quality of food? Honestly, at this point, I'm desperate for anything that is better than the current mediocre fare plaguing Cedar Park.

      I knew about the art at Vivo #1 but didn't really find it over the top there. Are they handing out roses to all the women at the end of the meal at Vivo #2? I found that to be incredibly cheesy at Vivo #1.

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        amykragan RE: verily Dec 9, 2009 10:49 AM

        The official grand opening is this Friday I believe. This one has private booths and areas with very graphic photo collages. We just did appetizers, so don't know about the roses but I'm a sucker for flowers so I would love that!

        There is also talk of making it an 18 or older place which I would really favor

      2. NWLarry RE: amykragan Dec 9, 2009 12:17 PM

        where in Cedar Park?

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          amykragan RE: NWLarry Dec 9, 2009 01:03 PM

          Just off 620 where Serrano's and then Fajita Warehouse were. Same shopping center at PEC and RC Fowlers

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          tipsytexan RE: amykragan Dec 12, 2009 08:38 PM

          I can confirm that the place is 18+. They really don't have much of a choice with as many breasteses as there are on those walls. One of the ideas that they discussed was that for the first few months while the neighborhood acclimates, they will be giving vouchers to people who come in with kids so that they can come back and enjoy a nice meal when they've hired a babysitter.

          I think they did a great job with the space. It is a lot larger than Vivo #1, with several semi-private dining rooms for groups and parties. As I mentioned, the decor is over the top, especially for that part of town. There is a very loungey/nightclubby feel to the front half of the restaurant, so I think they will do a lot of bar business. I was there for an opening party so cannot vouch for the food, but it has been my experience at Vivo #1 that the food is pretty consistently good.

          I know that Vivo #1 was never very kid friendly (no high chairs, crayons, or kids menus), but I think it is an especially bold move to make Vivo #2 a strictly adult restaurant. For those of us who prefer to dine in the absence of kids screaming it is a welcome relief. It will be interesting to see how that part of town supports such a place.

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            bookgrrl72 RE: tipsytexan Jan 25, 2010 11:43 AM

            Is the art more adult than at Vivo #1?

          2. slowcoooked RE: amykragan Jan 24, 2010 06:34 AM

            I ate at Vivo #1 last Saturday for lunch and there were loads of kids in there. The food is forgettable, but when the fire roasted char in the salsa is strong, it's some of the best offered in town.

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              carld RE: amykragan Jan 25, 2010 08:48 PM

              As someone who enjoys the East Austin location with my family, I'm confused. Is the Cedar Park location a restaurant or a club? If it's a restaurant, do they deny service to parents who have a child?

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                amykragan RE: carld Jan 26, 2010 04:43 AM

                You must be 18 or older to enter. Basically a club that serves food

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                scoutaustin RE: amykragan Mar 2, 2010 11:08 AM

                Loved the art..........loved the atmosphere......loved the "no kids allowed".......sweet booths................but, the food was only so-so and no beer on tap.

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                  sighmesigh RE: scoutaustin Mar 3, 2010 08:00 AM

                  If you ever return to Vivo, you might try the tortilla soup. I have not been to location #2, but I think the tortilla soup at the Manor Rd. location is very good.

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                    gr82bme4evr RE: sighmesigh Mar 25, 2010 04:57 PM

                    I found the atmosphere exceptional. Being a parent myself, I found the "no kids allowed" ideal for a nice quiet dinner with great food selections and cocktails. The decor was captivating and exotic. The fact that there is no beer on tap creates and completes the ambiance intended for the restaurant. It is not your neighborhood Chili's or Applebees. I give Vivo#2 an A++++++.

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                    Applebee's
                    350 S Interstate 35, Georgetown, TX 78626

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                      scoutaustin RE: gr82bme4evr Mar 26, 2010 10:19 AM

                      Disagree with your beer on tap remark. I'm not sure how "not" having beer on tap would create or complete an ambiance. A wide selection of beer is a plus in my opinion for a restaurant. Especially one with this type of food.

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                        rudeboy RE: scoutaustin Mar 26, 2010 12:12 PM

                        Beware of the glowing reviews from a one-time pos(t)er!

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