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Viva Mexico

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Av. Rafael E. Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
9878720799
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for a snack

We stumbled upon Viva Mexico simply because we were thirsty and needed water and a soda. We decided to have some guacamole and shared some fish tacos. Both were excellent as was the service. They were the best fish tacos we have had and we live in Florida on the water where we get fresh seafood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Robin S
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon Viva Mexico simply because we were thirsty and needed water and a soda. We decided to have some guacamole and shared some fish tacos. Both were excellent as was the service. They were the best fish tacos we have had and we live in Florida on the water where we get fresh seafood regularly. Nice view of... More 

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San Diego
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went to Viva Mexico at the suggestion of our friend who lives in Cozumel and we had a great lunch overlooking the cruise ship pier and beautiful azure Caribbean. The combo fajitas were very tasty and came to the table in a sizzling cast iron skillet. The meal includes pico de gallo, guacamole and tortillas and was easily enough... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

While we did not eat at Viva Mexico, we did enjoy the Carnival and the sunset on multiple nights. The drinks are prepared perfectly and the service is great! I can't remember our servers name but we had him each time, he rode a Harley and was mid 40's (I apologize for a feigning attempt to describe him), he was... More 

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Stafford
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were looking for a good local place for nachos and we were not disappointed. The nachos were hand made as well as the guacamole and pico de gallo. Restaurant is upstairs-great view of the ocean and street (good people watching spot). Relaxed atmosphere and the BEST service.

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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited this place to see the Red Eye Band that had played at our hotel earlier in the week. Sound was awesome but the cocktail drinks were made with syrup. A daquiri tasted like cough medicne. No thanks!

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Mechanicsburg
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on a whim. The restaurant is on the second floor. It is open air and overlooks the ocean. There was a constant breeze which made it very nice. The food was excellent and the margaritas were out of this world. We had a combination platter which was very tasty. The staff were friendly and the... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

After a snorkelling excursion we stopped here for a late lunch. The location was great and being upstairs, we overlooked the ocean with a nice breeze. We ordered chicken wings, fish tacos and chicken enchiladas to split between the 3 of us. The only good dish was the enchiladas - the wings and tacos were terrible. Worst fish tacos we've... More 

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Nanaimo BC
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

4 of us went to Viva Mexico primarily to see the local live band "Red Eye Band", which had very positive reviews from several locals.They play an early set on Thursday beginning at 6 pm. The location has excellent views being right on the waterfront. Our server was Cesar, who was attentive and entertaining with his co-worker Carlos. We found... More 

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Winnipeg
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Great atmosphere. Features a local band. Popcorn is complimentary and awesome with their sauce. Great view of the street and the ocean. Best time to get there is around 11:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Manhattan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Upstairs, opposite the water on the main shopping street ... above the Viva Mexico store ... small place but really good food and it's great for people watching ... try to get a table at the railing ... great views of the street below and the waterside.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Rafael E. Melgar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: 9878720799

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?