Happy Hour on the patio at Viva Fernando

I spoke with the owner of Viva Fernando recently, and he is very excited to host us on their awesome patio. It is tucked away behind an office building on Detroit Avenue just off I-90 between Clague and Columbia. The patio is a little oasis of calm, good seafood and music.

John Petkovic from the Plain Dealer recently gave it four olives:

What do you get when you cross a fiesta with a backyard patio party? I have no idea, but I bet it feels a little like Viva Fernando. The Spanish restaurant boasts a wide-open patio anchored by a huge gazebo-style bar that packs 'em in -- even on a Monday, when most places still can't get out of bed after a long weekend. Not here. Happy Hour attracts a wide-ranging bunch. They come to sample the $5.95 tapas deals, indulge in dollar-off drinks and avoid work. The Tino's Casserole was good, too: a mix of shrimp, Spanish sausage, garbanzo beans and mushrooms. Went well with the Galician meat pie and a gin-and-tonic. But it's the patio and get-out-of-work vibe that sets it apart. Who wants to work anyway?

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice people.Very friendly..

    August 5, 2011

  • Metz

    I like the patio.

    August 4, 2011

  • Faly

    I had a lot of fun and the patio was nice

    August 3, 2011

  • Faly

    Great place. I had fun. Thank you, Cheri and Jill for organizing the activity.

    August 3, 2011

  • susan

    Oh and Jill Y'all are powerfull woman! LOL!!!

    August 3, 2011

  • susan

    It was a lovely place for a meet up...I figured with all the sweating I did I evened out the calories of my beers I drank...

    1 · August 3, 2011

  • Jill

    Unfortunately as powerful as Cheri and I are, we have no power over Mother Nature ;-)

    August 3, 2011

  • Mike P.

    Good people, good time.

    August 3, 2011

  • Cheri

    loved it!

    August 3, 2011

  • Jill

    Outstanding evening. The service was phenomenal. The food and drinks were great. Lots of fun people.

    August 3, 2011

  • Kerrie M.

    a bit of a drive, but a wonderful time visiting w/ everyone & enjoying the summer evening.

    August 3, 2011

  • Kathy M N

    Man, it was hot! But, my Sangria was cool and refreshing!

    August 3, 2011

  • Kristin O.

    I had a very nice time meeting and conversing with several new people & discovering we have similar interests as well as seeing folk I have previously met.

    August 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't say enough about how I love this group of people and the organizers Cheri & Jill! Great venue once again! Thanks ladies you rock!

    August 2, 2011

  • Jill

    Happy hour is from 4 to 7, but knowing this group I'm sure there will be people sticking around after the happy hours are over. Some stalwarts were at 100th Bomb Group until 11 PM last week :-)

    July 21, 2011

  • Debbie

    Jill...how long will this meetup last? I am interested but work till 5 pm. I could probably get there a little after 5. Thanks. :)

    July 20, 2011

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