Leawood Mexican restaurant expanding with new JoCo spot

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A local Mexican restaurant plans to soon expand its footprint in Johnson County.

VIVA Tacos & Tequila aims to open a new location in Olathe in the next few months.

VIVA Tacos & Tequila will operate at 11935 S. Black Bob Road

  • The restaurant will move into a space on the western side of the Olathe Pointe shopping center.
  • The Wahlburgers restaurant previously occupied the space, before it shuttered at the beginning of 2022.
  • Once VIVA Tacos & Tequila opens, the restaurant will operate from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, said Manager Emmanuel Perez.
Olathe VIVA Tacos & Tequila
Photo via VIVA Tacos & Tequila Facebook page.

VIVA Tacos & Tequila offers ‘a new take’ on Mexican fare

  • The restaurant’s menu features a range of tacos, from grilled chicken and chorizo to pork carnitas and mushroom tacos.
  • In addition to tacos, the restaurant offers smaller bites like empanadas and larger items like the “el gordo burrito” (a large burrito with chicken, chorizo, pineapple, rice and beans).
  • VIVA Tacos & Tequila also serves an extensive cocktail menu, including margaritas and mixed drinks.

This marks VIVA Tacos & Tequila’s second location

  • The original VIVA Tacos & Tequila operates at 5031 W. 135th St.
  • It has operated at its Leawood digs since 2022.
  • Perez said he hopes to see the restaurant expand into other Johnson County cities as well, aside from Leawood and Olathe.

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Lucie Krisman
Lucie Krisman

Hi! I’m Lucie Krisman, and I cover local business for the Johnson County Post.

I’m a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, but have been living in Kansas since I moved here to attend KU, where I earned my degree in journalism. Prior to joining the Post, I did work for The Pitch, the Eudora Times, the North Dakota Newspaper Association and KTUL in Tulsa.