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Viva, Argentine Cuisine

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247 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food at great prices

Locally owned spot with indoor and outdoor dining featuring dishes from Argentina including an array of house-made empanadas. Friendly service and large tasty servings of good food. On edge of downtown Athens. Viva shares patio space with Hendershot's and is just across from SeaBear. A great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Georgia USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Locally owned spot with indoor and outdoor dining featuring dishes from Argentina including an array of house-made empanadas. Friendly service and large tasty servings of good food. On edge of downtown Athens. Viva shares patio space with Hendershot's and is just across from SeaBear. A great corner of the world.

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Athens, Georgia
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22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very tasty - steak is really good. Lomo con Papa Fritas is to tasty. All the empanadas are good, no matter which one you choose. Save room for a tiny cupcakes!

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Watkinsville, Georgia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My second visit to this restaurant was as good as the first! I had the Pastel de Papa the first time and the sausage this time. The steak/cheese and fries dish is good too. I greatly disagree with the "avoid the sausage" review from March 3. The "everything else is bad" comment is absolutely NOT TRUE! They must not have... More 

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Athens, GA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Anything with cheese and steak is great here. Everything else is pretty bad, including the sausage, rice, beans and other meats. It's hit or miss. Their menu doesn't really change which is a bummer. Yes, the service is fast, a little too fast. It's also a bit overpriced given the average quality of the food.

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I eat here often. I just don't get tired of the lomo Viva style. They will let you switch out the fries for mashed potatoes or beans and rice. Service is always friendly and fast. Even picky eaters will find something to love here.

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Athens, GA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great food served by a wonderful staff. Never let's us down when Our management team grabs a lunch together. Highly recommend. Located in the Bottleworks building.

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Athens, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have been to this place twice in the past few weeks and thoroughly enjoyed my meal both times. The empanadas are superb, as is the house salad and the butternut squash soup. The one disappointment I had was with the cheese fries, which were bland. All the entrees at dinner are tasty too.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

First off, let me say that I lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a while. I have had my share of amazing Argentina cuisine. This place is the closest I've come in the states to replicating those experiences. The recipes are not 100% authentic, but they're fantastic. Some liberties have been taken to modernize them a bit, but the product... More 

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Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I've eaten here off and on over the past three years, and forget it exists for a while and then return to eat there and wonder how I manage not to eat there every week. Everything I've had is tasty, fresh, homemade, filling, flavorful, yum. Unique enough to satisfy a craving for something different, approachable enough to bring anyone you... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This restaurant has very good Argentine food. The empanadas and soups are excellent, as are their entrees. The ambiance is mediocre, but the prices are reasonable, so you can't expect it all. I heartily endorse Viva, as we have eaten their several times.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?